Moments with God
New Testament Bible Reading Plan
I just want to reiterate how important it is for us to invite God into this reading time. I will also share that as I read these chapters I could feel the tears starting to build inside of me. This is serious business and it saddens me when I realize there are so many people who do not understand that we serve a God who does not lie and He will unleash His wrath in the last days!!! This is important and it is serious and it is truth! Do not for one minute doubt that God will do what He says He will do!!!
One last thing I want to share with you before you begin today’s assignment…or maybe 40 more things! 🙂
You are a God that reveals secrets. Lord, reveal Your secrets unto me (Daniel 2:28).
Reveal to me the secret and deep things (Daniel 2:22).
Let me understand things kept secret from the foundation of the world (Matthew 13:35).
Let the seals be broken from Your Word (Daniel 12:9).
Let me understand and have revelation of Your will and purpose for my life. Give me the spirit of wisdom and revelation, and let the eyes of my understanding be enlightened (Ephesians 1:17).
Let me understand heavenly things (John 3:12).
Open my eyes to behold wondrous things out of Your Word (Psalm 119:18).
Let me know and understand the mysteries of the kingdom (Mark 4:11).
Let me speak to others by revelation (First Corinthians 14:6).
Reveal Your secrets to Your servants the prophets (Amos 3:7).
Let the hidden things be made manifest (Mark 4:22).
Hide Your truths from the wise and prudent, and reveal them to babes (Matthew 11:25).
Let Your arm be revealed in my life (John 12:38).
Reveal the things that belong to me (Deuteronomy 29:29).
Let Your Word be revealed unto me (First Samuel 3:7).
Let Your glory be revealed in my life (Isaiah 40:5).
Let Your righteousness be revealed in my life (Isaiah 56:1).
Let me receive visions and revelations of the Lord (Second Corinthians 12:1).
Let me receive an abundance of revelations (Second Corinthians 12:7).
Let me be a good steward of Your revelations (First Corinthians 4:1).
Let me speak the mystery of Christ (Colossians 4:3).
Let me receive and understand Your hidden wisdom (First Corinthians 2:7).
Hide not Your commandments from me (Psalm 119:19).
Let me speak the wisdom of God in a mystery (First Corinthians 2:7).
Let me make known the mystery of the gospel (Ephesians 6:19).
Make known unto me the mystery of Your will (Ephesians 1:9).
Open Your dark sayings upon the harp (Psalm 49:4).
Let me understand Your parables; the words of the wise and their dark sayings (Proverbs 1:6).
Lord, lighten my candle and enlighten my darkness (Psalm 18:28).
Make darkness light before me (Isaiah 42:16).
Give me the treasures of darkness and hidden riches in secret places (Isaiah 45:3).
Let Your candle shine upon my head (Job 29:3).
My spirit is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly (Proverbs 20:27).
Let me understand the deep things of God (First Corinthians 2:10).
Let me understand Your deep thoughts (Psalm 92:5).
Let my eyes be enlightened with Your Word (Psalm 19:8).
My eyes are blessed to see (Luke 10:23).
Let all spiritual cataracts and scales be removed from my eyes (Acts 9:18).
Let me comprehend with all saints what is the breadth and length and depth and height of Your love (Ephesians 3:18).
Let my reins instruct me in the night season, and let me awaken with revelation (Psalm 16:7).
Today’s Reading Assignment – Revelation 6 – 11
“When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of all who had been martyred for the word of God and for being faithful in their testimony. They shouted to the Lord and said, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you judge the people who belong to this world and avenge our blood for what they have done to us?” Then a white robe was given to each of them. And they were told to rest a little longer until the full number of their brothers and sisters—their fellow servants of Jesus who were to be martyred—had joined them.” Revelation 6:9-11
Study Questions for Revelations 6
The First Two Seals (6:1-4)
As Jesus opened the first seal what was John invited to do? (1) How was the scroll unlike the scrolls of men? (2) What does the first rider represent?
What does the second rider and horse represent? How has the future two horses hooves’ beats been echoing in our time and the past two thousand years? What would Jesus allow these two terrible horses to be released?
The Third and Fourth Seal (6:5-8)
What do the third rider’s scales represent? (5) What will happen to the future world markets? (6) Why might oil and wine be spared?
What does the name of the fourth horse’s rider reveal about what happens next? (7-8) How do most people respond to death?
What is Hades? How do people respond when a large calamity befalls mankind?
Why might Jesus allow the third and fourth horse be released?
The Fifth and Sixth Seal (6:9-17)
What was revealed when the fifth seal was opened? (9) What can we learn about Jesus who keeps these people so close to him? What can we learn about true faith from them?
What did the saints under the throne call Jesus? (10) What did they ask him? What does this say about them and Jesus?
What does the gift given them mean? (11) What does the fact that the exact count of martyrs is known mean?
What happened when the sixth seal was opened? (12-14) What was the mutual response of people on earth? (15-16) Even though they knew who Jesus was how was their response wrong? What is wrath?
“And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living beings. And they fell before the throne with their faces to the ground and worshiped God. They sang,
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom
and thanksgiving and honor
and power and strength belong to our God
forever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 7:11-12
Study Questions for Revelations 7
144,000 Sealed (6:1-8)
What are the four corners of the earth? (1) What are the four winds of the earth?
What powers were given the angles in verse 2 and what can we learn from this? What must be done before the Lamb’s wrath begins? (3) What can we learn from the fact that there are Jesus’ people on the earth at this time?
Which tribe are the 144,000 from? What is amazing about this fact?
They Came Out of the Great Tribulation (6:9-17)
What event is spoken of in verse 9? What does it mean that they were wearing white robes? That they were holding palm branches?
What did they proclaim? How did God bring about salvation? (Rom. 1:16-17, 13:11; Eph. 1:13-14)
What did the angles do? (11) What did they say? (12)
What did John want to know? (13) Did John know the answer? (14) Why then might he ask it? (Matt. 7:13-14) What is the great tribulation? What does it mean that so many believers came out of it?
What honor is given them? (15) What does it mean that God spreads his tent over them?
What did they experience in this life that they will not experience again? (16) How does this spur us onto a life that is pleasing to God?
What does it mean that Jesus is our shepherd? What does the good shepherd do?
“Then another angel with a gold incense burner came and stood at the altar. And a great amount of incense was given to him to mix with the prayers of God’s people as an offering on the gold altar before the throne.” Revelation 8:3
“But the people who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God. They continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood—idols that can neither see nor hear nor walk! And they did not repent of their murders or their witchcraft or their sexual immorality or their thefts.” Revelation 9:20-21
Study Questions for Revelations 8 & 9
The Seventh Seal -Silence (8:1)
Why might there be silence in heaven? (1)
The Prayers of the Saints (8:2-5)
What was given to seven special angels? (2) What traditionally were they used for? (Num. 10:1-10, 29:1-6; Josh. 6:1-20; Ps. 81:2-4; Lev. 23:23-25; Heb. 12:18-29)
What was a sensor used for? (3-4; Lev. 16:12; Num. 16:17-18) Why might the angel hurl it to the earth? (5) Why does this reveal about why the seven trumpets will be sounded?
The First Four Trumpets (8:6-13)
What can we learn from the angels who waited to blow their trumpets? (6) What happened after the first angel sounded his trumpet? (7) What happened after the second angel sounded his trumpet? (8-9)
What happened after the third angel sounded his trumpet? (10-11) What does wormwood mean? What might cause such an event as this?
What happened after the fourth angel sounded his trumpet? (12) What would have to be concluded by most of the people on earth after these trumpets sounded?
What was the woe given? (13) Who delivered it?
The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets (9:1-21)
What happened after the fifth angel sounded his trumpet? What did the star that fell from the sky to the earth do?
What happened to earth’s inhabitants when the Abyss was opened? (2-5) What did everyone else want? (6) Who was spared this? Who was doing this to them? (7-12)
What happened when the sixth angel sounded his trumpet? (13-15) Where is the river Euphrates?
What do the horses and riders sound like and how might John, a first century man be at a lost to describe them? (17-19) Why wouldn’t men repent? (20-21) What does this say about sinful man?
“Then the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand toward heaven. He swore an oath in the name of the one who lives forever and ever, who created the heavens and everything in them, the earth and everything in it, and the sea and everything in it. He said, “There will be no more delay. When the seventh angel blows his trumpet, God’s mysterious plan will be fulfilled. It will happen just as he announced it to his servants the prophets.” Revelations 10:5-7
“But after three and a half days, God breathed life into them, and they stood up! Terror struck all who were staring at them. Then a loud voice from heaven called to the two prophets, “Come up here!” And they rose to heaven in a cloud as their enemies watched.” Revelations 11:11-12
Study Questions for Revelations 10 & 11
The Angel with the Little Scroll (10:1-10)
After the first six trumpets, what did John see? (1-3) Why might what was said be sealed up? (4) Why might there be a delay? (5-6)
What will happen when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet? (7) What mystery of God did the prophets announce? (Rom. 16:25-27; 1 Cor. 15:50-52; Eph. 1:9-10, 3:4-6, 5:31-32; Col. 1:25-27, 2:1-3, 4:3; 1 Tim. 3:16)
What was John told to do? (8-10) Why does the scroll represent? What command was he given? (11)
The Two Witnesses (11:1-14)
Who was worshiping in the temple of God? (1-2) How long will the Gentiles trample on the Holy City? When is this taking place?
Whose witnesses are they? (3-4) Who is the Lord of the earth? Why prophesy in sackcloth? What protections are given them? (5) Why is the kind of power mentioned in verse 6 given them?
Who or what is a beast that can come up from the Abyss? (7) When is he allowed to slay the two prophets? What city are they slain in? (8) What does it mean by having those figurative names?
What does it say about the people when they do what is described in verses 9 and 10? Why was their resurrection made visible to all? (11-12) Then what happened? (13-14) What does it say about people who still do not repent?
The Seventh Trumpet – Judgment and Reward (11:15-19)
What was stated after the seventh trumpet sounded? (15) How has this been the hope of all of God’s people? How is this displayed in the act of the twenty-four elders? (16) What hope do you have in these uncertain times?
Who will begin to reign at this time? (17) What can we learn about Jesus from this?
Does and will all people react the same? (18) Why? What is the ark of God’s covenant? (19) Why is it displayed now?