The Book of Revelation has always inspired and allured my interest. The History Channel on Comcast aired a two part show on Revelation at the end of December of 2014. While these types of shows are very interesting to me, they seem to bring up more questions than they answer. One of my many confusion topics is the 144 thousand. At one time I thought I had it all figured out, but HA! No, not at all. In fact I'm more confused now that before. However, while reading one of my devotion plans from YouVerson named, you got it, Revelation, God spoke to me through chapter 7. Still not completely clear, but so very interesting to me. Verse 3 "hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we shall have sealed the servant of our God on their Foreheads." V4 144 thousand. Out of every tribe of Juda. I understand these are God's chosen but I ask in my mind, what about us non-Jewish Christians? Go down to v 13 and 14. I still have more questions than answers, but this chapter had a healing, comforting, peaceful effect on me. Of course God is in Control! My wondering, curious mind enjoys figuring out mysteries. In fact, as I've said before, that's what led me to read the Bible before I was even a Christian. The Mystery of the book of Revelation and the end times.
Currently I'm using YouVerson app on my phone for my daily devotions. A very handy tool. There are so many plans to choose from. Oh, and yes, I finally did finish reading the Bible all the way through. Not in 90 days, not in a year, but in 3 years. And I'm thinking of doing it again. I like to read it slow and let it speak to me. Reading anything fast just doesn't sink into my brain. Everybody is different and I'm so not saying this is the only or even the best way to read the Bible. In fact I would be more correct to say, I'm the exception not the rule. I do have a hard time comprehending. Sometimes I have to read the same section of the Bible over several days just to really get what it's saying. Or should I say what God is saying to me. But that's Okay! I now know God made me, He knows how I work better than I do. And it's really OKAY! :) Isn’t our Heavenly Father the BEST!!!!