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FREE DOWNLOAD! THE TIME SEQUENCE BIBLE 1095 Devotional “Trips”! Rix W. Tillman, D.Min

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The Time Sequence Bible Reading Guide and Devotions by Rix W. Tillman fills a void in Christian devotional literature.  The regular Bible is arranged canonically, grouped by books of similar content such as Law, History, Wisdom, Prophets, Gospels, Epistles, etc. Unfortunately, they are not in proper historical context, so when you read a standard Bible, it is very confusing as to when the events actually occurred. Using this reading guide and accompanying devotionals will help you understand biblical events as they happened in proper sequence. The reading is broken up into “trips” rather than days so you can read at your own pace.

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

FREE DOWNLOAD! THE TIME SEQUENCE BIBLE 1095 Devotional “Trips”! Rix W. Tillman, D.Min

 

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The Time Sequence Bible Reading Guide and Devotions by Rix W. Tillman fills a void in Christian devotional literature.  The regular Bible is arranged canonically, grouped by books of similar content such as Law, History, Wisdom, Prophets, Gospels, Epistles, etc. Unfortunately, they are not in proper historical context, so when you read a standard Bible, it is very confusing as to when the events actually occurred. Using this reading guide and accompanying devotionals will help you understand biblical events as they happened in proper sequence. The reading is broken up into “trips” rather than days so you can read at your own pace.

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Posted by on September 16, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Trip 1095: The New Heaven and Earth—Part 2; Conclusion and Benediction

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THE TIME SEQUENCE BIBLE

READING GUIDE and DEVOTIONS

(As Events Occurred in Chronological Order)

Rix W. Tillman, D. Min.

Trip 1095:  The New Heaven and Earth—Part 2; Conclusion and Benediction

Reading assignment:  __Revelation 21:10 through Revelation 22:21

Focal verse(s):  Revelation 22:18-19:  “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.  And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

John is now “carried away in the spirit” so he can witness the descent of the Holy City Jerusalem and its replacement of the old Jerusalem which was destroyed by fire with the first earth.  John described the New Jerusalem as the splendid new home of God the Father and Jesus the Son, along with all the redeemed of the earth and the holy angels of God.  The city is a solid cube of gold measuring 1500 miles in each direction.  Every possible form of beauty and riches adorn this city, with its walls being made of pure jasper and its streets and buildings covered with pure gold.  The foundations of the city are in 12 levels, all of different precious gems, giving off a rainbow of colors and beauty.  All of the entrance gates to the New Jerusalem are made of pearl and inside the city’s walls there is no temple because the entire city is a place of worship!  There is no need for a sun, moon, or stars to give off light in New Jerusalem because God lives in this city and gives off a brilliant light of glory illuminating the entire area in perfect white light.  The gates of the New Jerusalem are left open because all wickedness has been destroyed, so there is no threat to the peace and safety of heaven’s inhabitants (Even if there were enemies, there would be no darkness in which to hide!).  The New Jerusalem will not have any garbage problems because nothing unclean will ever be found there, and because sin has been completely removed, the environment in the New Jerusalem is perfect.  A river of life flows from God the Father through Jesus the Son through the middle of the city and is readily available to all the city’s citizens.  Every kind of fruit and food imaginable is available now that God’s “curse of the soil” which fell on Adam has been removed.  With the absence of sin and wickedness, there will be no sickness, disease, hatred, death, etc., but only perfect peace and happiness for all the inhabitants for all eternity!  The angel tells John that everything he has seen and heard is true and will come to pass and Christ’s voice is heard saying He will come quickly, and all who keep the sayings of the Word of God will be blessed.  Whereas Daniel was commanded to seal some of his prophecy (Daniel 9), the angel orders John to “unseal” the book of Revelation because the time is near for its scenes to take place and there will be no 2nd  chance for unsaved mankind after Christ returns.  Christ announces that He will return and give out rewards at His judgment seat for good works which believers performed on earth.   Christ warns against adding to or taking away from the Word of God and reiterates the fact that He will come quickly.  John serves as a representative for all saints of God and replies, “Amen!  Come, Lord Jesus”.   We have come to the end of our chronological journey through the Bible, which has taken 3 years if you read one devotional trip per day! What a marvelous journey this has been, full of history, prophecy, love stories, pictures of heaven, God’s Laws, promises for the believer, and warnings about punishment for those who disobey the Word of God.  I hope this journey has helped you grow close to God and increase in His knowledge. It has been a blessed journey for me and caused this author to realize our spiritual trip has just begun in unraveling the great mysteries and truths of God!  I hope you will now go back and begin “digging deeper” into God’s Word through commentaries and other rich sources. If you joined us along the journey and need to finish this time sequence adventure of reading the Bible through chronologically, you can email me at: rwtillman@att.net for a FREE copy of the entire book,  “The Time Sequence Bible Reading Guide and Devotions” (retails on  amazon.com for $32).  May God bless you enormously in your pilgrimage as we “stumble heavenward” until Christ’s return! Amen.

 

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Trip 1094: The Final Victory—Part 4; The New Heaven and Earth

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THE TIME SEQUENCE BIBLE

READING GUIDE and DEVOTIONS

(As Events Occurred in Chronological Order)

Rix W. Tillman, D. Min.

Trip 1094:  The Final Victory—Part 4; The New Heaven and Earth

Reading assignment:  __Revelation 20:1 through Revelation 21:9

Focal verse(s):  Revelation 20:11-12:  “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from His presence, and there was no place for them.  And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened.  Another book was opened, which is the book of life.  The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.”

In Revelation chapter 20 we see the scene of what will happen to Satan after he is defeated. He has been the keeper of hell for several thousand years, having stolen the key of hell, but after suffering defeat at Armageddon, the devil has lost that key.  A police angel descends from heaven with a great chain in one hand and the key to hell in the other.  He arrests the devil just like a common criminal and binds him from head to foot with the chain, then takes the key and unlocks the gate of hell and casts the devil into that fire-filled dungeon.  He puts God’s seal on the door and hangs a sign over it reading, “No escape for the next 1000 years.” *   Satan has been on heaven’s “wanted list” ever since being cast out of heaven with his demons and now justice is served.  This place where Satan is imprisoned is not the final hell, but a temporary holding cell like the great pit where the worst of the demons were kept until the Tribulation Period.  He will be cast into the final hell, lake of fire, or Gehenna after the Millennium ends and will be joined by the Antichrist, False Prophet, and all humans who have not accepted Christ as their Lord. There is now a listing of the saints who will reign with Christ:   First, all the saved people on earth from Abel until the time of the Rapture; The 2nd group consists of all those who were martyred for Christ in the 1st  half of the Tribulation Period;  The last group of saints reigning with Christ will be those who refused to worship the beast or Antichrist and are martyrs for Christ during the last half of the Tribulation Period.  These last two groups of martyrs are resurrected after the marriage of the Lamb and at the beginning of the Millennium.  The 3 distinct groups of saints are the Old Testament saints or guests, the Bride or Church, and the martyrs.  After Satan’s 1000 year imprisonment, he is released in order to test men’s loyalty to Christ during the ideal conditions of the Millennium.  Satan has success in deceiving “the nations” in a last world-wide rebellion against God and His holy city Jerusalem…Israel, however, will be loyal to the Messiah and all the rebels will be crushed.  Satan is given his final sentence and cast into the lake of fire along with the Antichrist and false prophet who are already there (the demons and the unsaved who will be cast there after the final judgment).  The Millennium now ends, eternity begins and a “great white throne” is seen where the final judgment takes place.  The color white pictures God’s perfect purity and righteousness.  God has already judged the living and at this point will judge the dead of all ages.  Sinners throughout history stand before God, each facing Him alone.  The Book of life is opened and their names are not found on the scroll of the saved.  I believe that God will show each of these sinners a giant video of every sin they ever committed and the only verdict left will be, “Guilty!”  They will then be cast into the lake of fire along with the devil, demons, Antichrist, and the False Prophet.  This terrible scene is called the “2nd death”.  People receive the “first death” when they die without accepting Christ, but this will be the final death and the result will be a sentence to hell.  We see the new heaven and new earth of eternity:  The old heaven and earth are completely remodeled by God’s fire, including the doing away with oceans, which will not be necessary under God’s rule.  Since all sin is eliminated, God can now live with man.  In this perfect sinless universe of the new heaven and new earth there will be only one area where sin exists and that will be the prison of hell.

* W. B. Godbey, “Commentary on the New Testament, Vol. 1, Revelation” (Cincinnati, Ohio: M. W. Knapp, Revivalist Office, 1896), p. 249

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2016 in Bible Devotional, Chronological Bible

 

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Trip 1093:  The Final Victory—part 3

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THE TIME SEQUENCE BIBLE

READING GUIDE and DEVOTIONS

(As Events Occurred in Chronological Order)

Rix W. Tillman, D. Min.

Reading assignment:  __Revelation 19

Focal verse(s):  Revelation 19:16:  “On His robe and on His thigh He has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Before Christ can return, both the spiritual and physical Babylon must be judged.  The wicked of earth mourn and wail, but heaven rejoices over the fall of Babylon, singing “hallelujahs”.  The “marriage of the Lamb” is about to be announced:  The announcement is made in heaven that God will assume His kingship in Christ and all heaven again shouts a loud ”hallelujah!”.  The picture of marriage is used to show the consummation of the union between Christ and His church.  The preparation of the Bride is the New Testament church which has been prepared through passing the judgment seat of Christ because of His finished work for her at Calvary.  The “marriage guests” are evidently the Old Testament saints.  Heaven is opened and Christ victoriously departs from heaven with His saints and angels to claim His kingship over the earth. He sits on a white horse to picture His conquest.  He comes to take vengeance upon His enemies, symbolized by His garments being dipped in blood, and all the redeemed saints come with Him also riding on white horses to share in His triumph.  Christ conquers with the “sword of the Lord” which is the Word of God, ruling peacefully yet with perfect discipline.  The “great supper of God” is opposite of the “marriage supper”:  This is the battle of Armageddon where the total destruction of Christ’s foes takes place.  The Antichrist, false prophet, and all their kings and armies have gathered at Armageddon in the Valley of Jezreel or Megiddo to fight Christ and His forces.  The end of this war is total victory for Christ.  The buzzards and vultures of the earth will be working overtime because of all the dead bodies of the wicked laying upon the ground.  The Word of God describes the grace and mercy of God, but God will also be the executor of the most terrible and awesome war the earth has ever seen, the battle of Armageddon.  The reason each Christian needs to be urgent about witnessing to the lost people of the world is that we know about the terrible judgment awaiting those who do not know Christ!

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2016 in Bible Devotional, Chronological Bible

 

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Trip 1092:  The Final Victory—Part 2

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THE TIME SEQUENCE BIBLE

READING GUIDE and DEVOTIONS

(As Events Occurred in Chronological Order)

Rix W. Tillman, D. Min.

Reading assignment:  __Revelation 18

Focal verse(s):  Revelation 18:11:  “The merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore.”

An 8th angel comes down from heaven after the 7 angels have delivered the final plagues.  This angel’s great power is manifested by the earth being lit up by his splendor, and he makes the anticipatory announcement, “The kingdom of Babylon (Satan) has fallen”.  Another voice is heard from heaven which instructs the people of God to leave the city in order to escape the coming final judgment upon it.  The final destruction of the city is compared with throwing a large stone into the ocean.  This Satan-energized city had enticed the nations and led them astray and is guilty of murdering prophets and saints of God.  Some scholars feel that the city described here in the 18th chapter of Revelation is the city of Rome because it was the capital of the original Roman Empire.  Others feel that it is the actual city of Babylon which is located on the Euphrates River.  Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein took great pride in rebuilding Bagdad and even calling it “The New Babylon”, then proclaiming himself to be the “Second Nebuchadnezzar”.  All of the events of chapter 17 will take place at the mid-point of the 7 year Tribulation Period, but the events of chapter 18 will occur at the very end of the 7 year period, just before the reappearance or Second Coming of Christ.  The way is now prepared for the climax of the book of Revelation, which is Christ’s return.  The scene will shift back to heaven as the angelic choirs and orchestra prepares to play a grand entrance fanfare for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords to return triumphantly to the earth for the beginning of His eternal reign of righteousness!

 
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Posted by on September 12, 2016 in Bible Devotional, Chronological Bible

 

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Trip 1091:  The Seven Bowls—Part 2; The Final Victory

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THE TIME SEQUENCE BIBLE

READING GUIDE and DEVOTIONS

(As Events Occurred in Chronological Order)

Rix W. Tillman, D. Min.

Reading assignment:  __Revelation 16:10 through Revelation 17:18

Focal verse(s):  Revelation 16:10-11:  “…Men gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.”

As the 5th bowl of God’s final wrath is poured out, darkness falls upon the empire of the beast, causing sores and great pain to come upon all of his followers and they begin to curse God.  The 6th bowl is poured upon the Euphrates River in Babylon (modern day Iraq), causing it to dry up which enables the armies from the east to cross over unhindered in their march to Armageddon. The satanic trinity (Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet—represented as three frogs) lure the nations’ armies to gather at Armageddon for the ultimate battle against God for the rule of the earth.  The 7th bowl is poured out on Satan’s realm of the air and great thundering, lightning, hailstones, and earthquakes come that dwarf anything man has ever seen in the history of the earth.  These will be so intense that mountains and islands will literally disappear from the face of the earth.  Huge 100 pound hailstones will fall upon the earth, killing thousands of those not already destroyed by the previous plagues and disasters.  The “great harlot” stands for the organized godless system of religion which prostitutes the truth of God’s Word and has caused the death of true believers in God.  John describes the revived Roman Empire:  The 7 heads where the harlot sits represent both the 7 hills on which Rome is built as well as the 7 kings of this revived empire.  The 7th king is the Antichrist who rules for 3½ years in full power.  This ”harlot” of organized last-day religion which has persecuted and dominated the people of the earth suddenly discovers that her leader, the beast or Antichrist, has turned against her to destroy the harlot.  It is ironic that the Euphrates River, where civilization began in the Garden of Eden, will also be the same place where civilization ends.  This same place where the first murder took place will also be the place of ultimate destruction and murder as all the forces of evil are destroyed forever.  Satan will be defeated in the exact place of his first victory!

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2016 in Bible Devotional, Chronological Bible

 

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