Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Accuser and Deceiver

December 29

Daily Bible Reading: Revelation 20

Verse of the Day: Revelation 20:2 – “And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,”

This chapter we are reading today describes the Millennial Reign of Jesus Christ on the Earth. It begins with the binding of Satan. He is called the Devil (Greek διαβολος) or the deceiver, and Satan (Greek σατανας) the accuser. Throughout the Scriptures we have seen that these names describe him so well. From Genesis chapter 3 where he lied to Eve and Adam, in Job as he stood and made accusations against Job, up to today, he has consistently sought to thwart God’s glorious plan for man. Satan tried to stop Christ’s coming, His Death, and even His church’s task of sharing the Good News.

Prayer: Almighty God, as I ponder today the depth that Satan has gone to cause Your plan to be subverted, I am in awe of Your constant and direct provision and protection of Your people. I thank You that You overshadow me, You protect me from the Evil One, and meet my every need to accomplish Your work.

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