• Zerubbabel, the Lord’s Signet Ring Devotional

    Haggai 2:10-23

    God’s promise to exalt Zerubbabel, that is, one of Zerubbabel’s sons, is fulfilled in Christ Jesus, who is David’s descendant through Zerubbabel (Matt. 1:1–17; Luke 3:23–38). Christ has been exalted to the right hand of God the Father Almighty, fulfilling Haggai’s word. Because the promise to Zerubbabel has been fulfilled, we can be confident that the Lord will keep all of His promises, namely that our glory as His house will one day be greater than any previous temple. View Resource

  • The Latter Glory of the Lord’s House Devotional

    Haggai 1:12-2:9

    In one form or another, God’s people will suffer under the exilic conditions of pain and difficulty until Christ returns. The exile of the Jews from the Promised Land is ultimately a picture of the exile of all humanity from the garden, and as with full restoration to the Promised Land, full restoration to the garden and face-to-face fellowship with the Lord will not occur until corporate repentance occurs—until all of the elect come to faith. Let us pray daily that this would happen. View Resource

  • Final Resurrection and Reward Devotional

    Daniel 12

    God’s elect will most certainly persevere until the end, and the elect know that they are elect only as they persevere (Phil. 1:6). Daniel shows us how those who truly know the Lord are faithful to Him when they face opposition, be it minor or great. It is a call for us to be faithful to Him all the days of our lives, to persevere to the end that we might receive a great reward. Let us press on in faith and repentance, never losing hope in the final salvation of our God. View Resource

  • Kings of North and South Devotional

    Daniel 11

    Daniel’s vision in today’s passage emphasizes the point that the exilic conditions of the old covenant community would continue once they were back in their land. The Jews would have to wait for their exaltation over the kingdoms of this world and the defeat of their enemies. We continue to wait for the exaltation of all of God’s people, Jew and Gentile alike, and the defeat of our enemies. This end goal will surely be accomplished. Let us pray that the Lord will bring it soon. View Resource

  • Seventy More Weeks Devotional

    Daniel 9:20-27

    If we focus on the trees and not the forest, it is very easy for us to miss the main point of a difficult text like this one. The original audience of the text was to understand that God had delayed the restoration because of impenitence. (This delay is from a human perspective, for the Lord always knew this was going to occur.) What we should learn is that the Lord’s blessings in our lives may likewise be delayed if we continue in sin without turning unto Him. View Resource

  • The Ascension of the Son of Man Devotional

    Matthew 24:29-31

    Jesus’ ascension and session (seating) at God’s right hand were important enough to the earliest Christians to include in both the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed. Yet as Dr. R.C. Sproul has often said, we often neglect these important events in the modern church. Christ’s ascension and session are critical because they confirm that Jesus Christ has been given all authority in heaven and earth. Thus, we know that He is reigning now to defeat all His and our enemies. View Resource

  • One like a Son of Man Devotional

    Daniel 7:13-28

    Tomorrow we will see that this text foresees the coming of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and divine Son of Man in His ascension and session at the Father’s right hand. In His death, resurrection, and ascension, He has won the decisive battle against evil, and reigns over all things even if His enemies have not yet given up the fight. We are His people, and we benefit from His reign and His protection in ways that we can see and in ways that we will not know about until we are in glory. View Resource

  • New Hope for God’s People Devotional

    Daniel 7:1-12

    We will look at the specifics of Daniel 7 in more detail tomorrow. Today, we note that to know and understand Scripture according to the original meaning of its authors is the only way we can rightly apply the Bible in a way that pleases God. God grants us the right to private interpretation, but as Dr. R.C. Sproul has often said, He does not grant us the right to misinterpretation. Insofar as we are able, let us be careful to understand Scripture according to its original intent. View Resource

  • A Dream of a Statue Devotional

    Daniel 2

    Our Lord and Savior is the rock not cut by human hands, the virgin-born Savior who delivers the crushing blow to all of God’s enemies and whose kingdom then enlarges to cover the whole earth. As we see nations rise and fall, we are not to be alarmed but to be reminded that this is how the Lord manifests Himself in history so that one day God will be recognized as all in all. Jesus has triumphed and His kingdom is expanding even now. View Resource

  • Daniel is Taken to Babylon Devotional

    Daniel 1:1–7

    God is the sovereign Lord of history who causes kingdoms to rise and fall according to His decree. Nothing happens apart from His having ordained it in eternity past, and this is a comforting truth. It tells us that everything in history has a purpose even if we cannot now discern what that purpose happens to be. All events great and small are being used of the Lord to advance His glory and our good, and His control over all things is the only way we can be confident of that precious truth. View Resource

  • The New Jerusalem Devotional

    Revelation 21:9–27

    We make real progress in holiness in this life as the Holy Spirit sanctifies us and conforms us to the image of Christ. However, we still await the Lord’s return in order for us to be fully perfected in righteousness. As we grow in holiness and the awareness of our own sin, we always see just how far short of His glory that we fall, and we are reminded that we need Him to set all things right. Let us pursue holiness, trusting that He will consummate His good work in us. View Resource

  • The Holy City Devotional

    Ezekiel 48

    The New Testament makes it clear that we are living in the period of restoration when God is calling His children back to Himself. Jews and Gentiles alike are hearing the gospel and running to Him in faith. Each of us who believes in Christ has an appointed inheritance—the whole earth (Matt. 5:5). Each of us is being transformed so that the Lord can dwell among us permanently at His return. We now taste these blessings in part, and we look forward to their full realization in the age to come. View Resource

  • Apportioning the Restored Land Devotional

    Ezekiel 47:13–23

    By faith we “are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God” (Eph. 2:19). In the kingdom, one Christian is not “more of a citizen” than another Christian. There is not one class of believers that has access to the King in a way that another class of believers does not. In Christ, we have all that we need to be full members of the Lord’s people. Even when we feel like our faith is weak, we who trust Jesus have as many privileges in the kingdom as those whose faith is stronger. View Resource

  • Life-Giving Water Devotional

    Ezekiel 47:1–12

    Today’s study is probably one of the texts Jesus had in mind when He discussed regeneration with Nicodemus (John 3:1–8). In the new covenant that follows the exile of Israel, the Spirit gives life unparalleled in its abundance. This life is from Christ alone and begins, imperceptibly, in the individual’s heart. But over time, the life deepens and grows so that via the ministry of His church, God reaches His elect. When the elect are all redeemed, the Lord will renew the whole world. View Resource

  • The Sacrifices of the Prince Devotional

    Ezekiel 46:1–15

    Some people believe that during the millennial period, there will be a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem and that sacrifices will be offered as memorials of the work of Christ. We must respectfully disagree. There will be no need for such memorials because we will see Christ face to face, and we will be reminded of His great sacrifice on our behalf in a manner that surpasses any sacrifice of bulls, goats, or sheep. Then we shall love Him perfectly because we will see Him fully revealed. View Resource