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A Daily Devotion for Friday, October 23


Revelation 5:1-14


verses 3-4: But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside.

I do not understand the book of Revelation, and have never really spent much time reading it. Reading the passage for today I was relieved to have at least a sense of what the verses were saying to me. Jesus is the Way. He is the one we are to look to for direction, for help, and for comfort. He is really the only one who can provide for us what we need. When I have thought and thought and thought about how to resolve a conflict, asking God to help me is often the resolution. Unfortunately I wait too long to go to God directly, and waste a lot of time ruminating. There is no problem too big for God. There are no locks he cannot unlock, or mazes he cannot see us through.


Holy Father, you are my guide, my advisor, my teacher, my coach and my friend. You are always there, never absent, and never too busy to help. I thank you with all of my heart. Amen


Becky, transforming


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Oct 23, 2020

Revelations  5:1-14

I  have never spent much time in reading or studying the Book of Revelation because it is full of symbolism. beasts and elders, angels and that great serpent -- all interesting creatures. If reading the Book of Revelation will we be able to figure out the time of Jesus' return. I had to use lots of commentary for this scripture lesson today but basically this chapter tells me Jesus is pictured  both as the Lion symbolizing power and authority and the lamb symbolizing HIs submission to God's will. As a lamb Christ was the perfect sacrifice and He is the only one who can save us from the consequences of our sins. As the lion, Christ is victorious because of wha…


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Tom
Tom
Oct 23, 2020

Revelation 5:9 - “They sing a new song: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God

saints from every tribe and language and people and nation;’”


I have a T-shirt that I am cautious about wearing but should not be. I tend to wear it when I know I will be with Christians because of its “in your face” nature. On the front it It says “Lord’s Gym” and depicts a muscular but bloodied Jesus leaning forward carrying a cross on His back labeled, “The sin of the world.” On the back it shows just a hand with a spike through it and blood…


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Barbara
Barbara
Oct 23, 2020

Revelation 5: 1-14


13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying: “To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be praise and honor and glory and power, for ever and ever!”


Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world have mercy on us. Jesus is the picture of the invisible God. How wonderful it is to have this image. To know Jesus walked on earth and went through all the things we go through. The difference is he did it for us so that we could have eternal life. The Father and Son get equal worship…


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David
David
Oct 23, 2020

Revelations 5:1-14


I wasn’t going to write this morning because I didn’t understand all of the symbolism in the chapter. It appears to be someone’s dream and I suppose the references to the number seven and four living creatures and the elders represent something important. I did recognize the Lamb. Jesus ascended into heaven and took the scroll from God and took His place at the throne with God. At least that is what I got from the reading. I’ll have to do some research.

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