Today’s reading is Revelation 17.
It’s frightening. But the wicked city, the immoral woman, the enemy gain authority. Not only that but give authority to 10 wicked kings. They get drunk on the blood of saints. And yet still they have authority. However, it is only for an hour. Not a literal hour, of course, but only an hour (remember this, it will come in handy in a few days). You can handle anything by the grace of God for an hour, right? Don’t lose faith in the conquering Hero. He is on His way. He will win. Pray that you may not enter temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Hang on! Jesus always wins!
Monday’s reading is Revelation 18.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, I saved the fun stuff for you. If we were watching this story unfold in a television show, this would be the part where the Bride is being pinned against the wall by the wicked woman of the enemy with a knife to her throat. The Hero would be on the floor with the foot of the enemy’s monster on his throat. The monster is snarling, bared fangs, dripping saliva in the face of the Hero. The enemy is monologue-ing. He ends by telling the monster and the wicked woman, “Kill them!” The screen goes blank and cuts to commercial. What is going to happen? Will the enemy really win? Will the Hero and His would-be Bride be defeated and killed? Sorry. Not answering that until after the commercial break. Make sure you come back on Monday to see how this story ends.