God’s Open Door

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I am writing today from beautiful Florida.

I’m writing today from the beautiful Tampa Bay area.

“I have opened a door for you that no one can close.
Revelation 3:8 NLT
http://bible.com/116/rev.3.8.NLT

God’s door is always open. It’s our door that is closed.

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.
Revelation 3:20 NLT
http://bible.com/116/rev.3.20.NLT

Last night in a study group in Plant City, we studied about being the children of God.  Sometimes we may feel like a child of God, or we may have slipped away from God and feel like a distant relative.

While the prodigal son, who ran away from his father may have felt like a distant relative, the father’s feelings never changed. Every day he was looking out the window for his son. He always thought of him as a son and not a distant relative.

The doors of heaven are always open. Its the door of our heart, where Jesus knocks that needs to be opened. Will you open your heart’s door to Him now?

If you’ve been feeling like a distant relative lately, and want to run back home to God, the door is wide Open!

So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.
Hebrews 4:16 NLT
http://bible.com/116/heb.4.16.NLT

The Only Thing I Like About Me is God

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I am writing today from the beautiful Tampa Bay area

You say, ‘I am rich. I have everything I want. I don’t need a thing!’ And you don’t realize that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.
Revelation 3:17 NLT
http://bible.com/116/rev.3.17.NLT

Realizing my true condition makes me love God, and want Him to be the biggest part of my life. After all, He is the only thing I like about me. I detest everything about me except for Him.

What is Jesus Saying About you?

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Journalling through Revelation here in the Tampa Bay area.

He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. Revelation 3:5 NKJV

I’m concerned about what Jesus is saying about me before the Father and the angels. What people are saying about me? Not so much.

Study Revelation here. 

Following Jesus Into the Grave and Right Back Out Again

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Journalling through Revelation from the beautiful Tampa Bay area.

“Write this letter to the angel of the church in Smyrna. This is the message from the one who is the First and the Last, who was dead but is now alive: Revelation 2:8 NLT

Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. The devil will throw some of you into prison to test you. You will suffer for ten days. But if you remain faithful even when facing death, I will give you the crown of life…..Whoever is victorious will not be harmed by the second death. Revelation 2:10-11 NLT

Before Jesus tells His people they may be facing death, He tells them, He was dead and is alive now-don’t sweat it! IF we follow Jesus to the grave, we will also follow Him right out of the grave into eternal life.

Prophecies and Conspiracy Theories

Journalling through Revelation in the Tampa Bay area.

Journalling through Revelation in the Tampa Bay area.

“I know you don’t tolerate evil people. You have examined the claims of those who say they are apostles but are not. You have discovered they are liars. You have patiently suffered for me without quitting. “But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first!”
Revelation 2:2-4 NLT

While studying Revelation and last day events, I see our greatest fear should not be secret societies and conspiracy theories. Our greatest fear should be falling out of love with Jesus.

You may study more about Revelation here. 

When You Work For Jesus You Will Always Have Friends

 

Journalling Through Revelation in the Tampa Bay area.

Journalling Through Revelation in the Tampa Bay area.

Even in Patmos he [John] made friends and converts. –Acts of the Apostles, Page 573

It’s good to know, no matter where we end up, God will always make sure we have friends we can share Jesus with.

You may study more on Revelation here. 

Humility of John The Revelator

I am Jounralling Through Revelation here in the Tampa Bay area.

I am Journalling Through Revelation here in the Tampa Bay area.

I, John, am your brother and your partner in suffering and in God’s Kingdom and in the patient endurance to which Jesus calls us. Revelation 1:9 NLT

John walked with Jesus, and was called the disciple who Jesus loved. John was one of three disciples privileged to be on the mount of transfiguration. He also was one of two disciples who asked to be seated next to Jesus in His kingdom. Now, here in this text, John does not set himself apart from us as though he was in some special class. He writes to you and me calling himself our brother and partner.

You may study Revelation here.