October 14, 2021 – Thursday
PART 12: Life Affirming Scriptures (all ESV)
Revelation 2:7. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
Revelation 2:8. And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life.
Revelation 3:5. The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.
Revelation 11:11. But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
Revelation 20:4. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
Revelation 20:12. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done.
Revelation 20:15. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Revelation 21:6. And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment.
Revelation 22:1-2. Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:14. Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.
Revelation 22:18-19. I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Please don’t think for a moment these verses do justice to the book of Revelation (or the prior verses from the books from which they were taken). They only give a taste of what each book has to say about life and/or life after death as in Revelation..
Prayer: Heavenly Father, The book of Revelation shares so much of what it will be like when Jesus returns and blesses us with such knowledge. This along with warnings of what not to pursue so that our names may end up in the book of life. Thank You for such wonderful blessings. – In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Riley D. Driver – PastorCalvary Chapel of Daytonin Beavercreek