31 Dec 2016
I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things and when I heard and saw
them I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me,
but he said to me, ‘You must not do that! I am a fellow servant
with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of
this book. Worship God.’
30 Dec 2016
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth … and I saw the holy city,
Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for
her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, ‘Behold,
the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will
be his people as God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away
every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be
mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed
29 Dec 2016
My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him. It was a covenant of fear and he feared me. He stood in awe of my name. True instruction was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness. And he turned many from iniquity. For the lips of a priest should guard knowledge and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
28 Dec 2016
And when he was in distress, he entreated the favour of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. He prayed to him, and God was moved by his entreaty and heard his pleas and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God.
2 Chronicles 33:12-13
27 Dec 2016
‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him, for there are more with us than with him. With him is an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God, to help us and to fight our battles.’ And the people took confidence from the words of Hezekiah, king of Judah.
2 Chronicles 32:7-8