21 Days of Anticipation Day 11

Day 11: The Gift…A Place in the Kingdom Read: Revelation 20:1-6, Isaiah 24:21-23 Following the 2nd Coming of our Lord, Satan will be bound for 1000 years. During this time Jesus Christ will set up His earthly kingdom. In today’s reading we are given only a few details of this time period to come. Many […]

21 Days of Anticipation Day 10

Day 10: The Gift…A White Horse Read: Revelation 19:11-16 I am neither an equestrian nor a soldier. However, the day will come when I will ride a beautiful white horse following my Lord into battle. This will truly be a Good vs. Evil War. Of course it’s hardly an actual war. Jesus speaks and it’s […]

21 Days of Anticipation Day 9

Day 9: The Gift…Wedding Day Read: Revelation 19:6-9 Wedding Day. Definitely a day to anticipate. From the time my husband proposed until our wedding day occurred, nearly one year passed. At one point during that year I felt I simply could wait no longer and asked my parents if we could move up the date. […]

21 Days of Anticipation Day 8

Day 8: The Gift…Betrothal & A New Home Read: Matthew 25:1-13, John 14:1-3 All throughout the New Testament Christ refers to the church as the Bride of Christ. The parable given in Matthew 25 is a picture of the betrothal period. To better understand these passages, I did some research on the ancient traditional Jewish […]

21 Days of Anticipation Day 7

Day 7: The Gift…Meeting Saints Gone Before Read: Hebrews 12:1-2 I absolutely love the picture our Lord gives to us in this passage. Hebrews 11 just recounted the faith-filled lives of 18 Old Testament saints by name. Many more than that are alluded to. It is those great saints gone before who now make up […]

21 Days of Anticipation Day 6

 Day 6: The Gift…Worship Read: Revelation 4:9-11, Revelation 5:6-14 Worship. This is what we have been created for. In speaking to the woman at the well Jesus said, “the hour is coming and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people […]

21 Days of Anticipation Day 5

Day 5: The Gift…More Crowns Read: Revelation 4:1-4, Revelation 4:9-11 Yesterday we began the dialogue of the crowns the Lord will present to us as a reward for our faithful service to Him in the here and now. Today we’ll consider a few more areas of our lives that are important enough to our Lord […]

21 Days of Anticipation Day 4

Day 4: The Gift…Crowns Read: Revelation 4:1-4, Revelation 4:9-11 If you haven’t yet figured it out, it would appear that those twenty-four elders are the raptured redeemed. Us. In Revelation 4, we have already received our crowns and are immediately casting them before the throne of our Lord. In this passage we are not told […]

21 Days of Anticipation Day 3

Day 3: The Gift…New Clothes Read: Revelation 3:5, Revelation 4:1-6a Okay, I’ll be the first to admit it. I love a new outfit! I love the hunt (shopping), the find, and mostly, wearing it. Sorry guys, this one might be better suited (no pun intended) for the female audience, but perhaps you can still appreciate […]

21 Days of Anticipation Day 2

Day 2: The Gift…Sight Read: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face.” 1 Corinthians 13:12  I find it fascinating that we’re delivered this incredible nugget (gift to be unwrapped) buried in what Bible scholars call “The Love Chapter.” Certainly seeing our Lord face to face is implied […]