Posts Tagged ‘revelation’

Person Of Integrity-Apostle John

November 9th, 2018 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Person of Integrity from the Bible is the Apostle John.

Not all of Jesus’ disciples were martyrs for their faith. John was an exception, but he still suffered for the sake of Christ. He recalls what happened in the book of Revelation, chapter 1, verse 9.

In the New Living Translation:-“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. I was exiled to the island of Patmos for preaching the word of God and for my testimony about Jesus.”

He might have been isolated, but he was not alone. Jesus appeared to him and told him to write in a book everything he saw and send it to seven churches. Today we have access to the book of Revelation, which states a promise of blessing to those who take the message to heart.

The faithfulness of the Apostle John to write the book of Revelation inspires us to put our eternal hope in Jesus and to live a life of Integrity.

John Shirk

Reason To Believe-Fulfilled Prophecy

January 19th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is Fulfilled Prophecy.

According to Revelation 19:10, the spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus. Many scholars who teach on this subject believe that Jesus fulfilled at least 300 Old Testament prophecies when He came 2,000 years ago. There are other prophecies that He has yet to fulfill. The fulfilled prophecies about Jesus at His first coming give us reason to believe that Jesus will fulfill the other prophecies yet to be fulfilled.

One person in the Bible who was led to believe in Jesus through prophecy was an Ethiopian official in Acts chapter 8. He was reading a prophecy in the book of Isaiah. Philip was a follower of Jesus who came alongside of the man to explain how Jesus fulfilled that prophecy, and told him the good news about Jesus.

Second Peter 1:21 says that “prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”

Fulfilled prophecies in the Bible are reasons to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

Lesson Of Faith-Restoration Of Life

November 1st, 2013 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – While physical death is the result of our sin, eternal life is the promise of God for those who receive His grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

Revelation 21 pictures a new heaven and a new earth. Life’s harsh realities in our world today will not be present in God’s new world order.

Verse 3 says, “God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

No more funerals, no more brokenness, no more hospitals, no more bad news. This is the picture of God’s restoration when He makes everything new.

The restoration that God has promised for His people is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk