7 May 2018 Verse of the Day

Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.  (Psalms 127:1 NIV)

Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.    Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day.

Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church:

The Woman and the Dragon
Rev 12:1
  A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. 
Rev 12:2  She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. 
Rev 12:3  Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. 
Rev 12:4  Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. 
Rev 12:5  She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. 
Rev 12:6  The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days. 
Satan Thrown Down to Earth
Rev 12:7  Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 
Rev 12:8  But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 
Rev 12:9  The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. 
Rev 12:10  Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. 
Rev 12:11  They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. 
Rev 12:12  Therefore rejoice, you heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short.” 
Rev 12:13  When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 
Rev 12:14  The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach. 
Rev 12:15  Then from his mouth the serpent spewed water like a river, to overtake the woman and sweep her away with the torrent. 
Rev 12:16  But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. 
Rev 12:17  Then the dragon was enraged at the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring—those who keep God’s commands and hold fast their testimony about Jesus. 

The First Beast
Rev 13:1
  The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. 
Rev 13:2  The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 
Rev 13:3  One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. 
Rev 13:4  People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?” 
Rev 13:5  The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 
Rev 13:6  It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 
Rev 13:7  It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 
Rev 13:8  All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. 
Rev 13:9  Whoever has ears, let them hear. 
Rev 13:10  “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword they will be killed.” This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people. 
The Second Beast
Rev 13:11  Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. 
Rev 13:12  It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 
Rev 13:13  And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 
Rev 13:14  Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 
Rev 13:15  The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 
Rev 13:16  It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 
Rev 13:17  so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 
Rev 13:18  This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.  (NIV)

Pray to the Lord

Yours in Christ,
Bob Maynard