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One-Year Bible Reading Plan – Day 365

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Malachi 1, 2, 3

** Malachi was the last of the prophets, and is supposed to have prophesied B.C. 420. He reproves the priests and the people for the evil practices into which they had fallen. He invites them to repentance and reformation, with promises of the blessings to be bestowed at the coming of the Messiah.

And now that prophecy was to cease, he speaks clearly of the Messiah, as nigh at hand, and directs the people of God to keep in remembrance the law of Moses, while they were in expectation of the gospel of Christ.

Chapter 1
* Verses 1-5  The ingratitude of Israel.
* Verses 6-14  They are careless in God’s institutions.

Chapter 2
* Verses 1-9  The priests reproved for neglecting their covenant.
* Verses 10-17  The people reproved for their evil practices.

Chapter 3
* Verses 1-6  The coming of Christ.
* Verses 7-12  The Jews reproved for their corruptions.
* Verses 13-18  God’s care of his people; The distinction between the righteous and the wicked.


Revelation 22

* Verses 1-5  A description of the heavenly state, under the figures of the water and the tree of life, and of the throne of God and the Lamb.
* Verses 6-19  The truth and certain fulfilling of all the prophetic visions, The Holy Spirit, and the bride, the church, invite, and say, Come.
* Verses 20-21  The closing blessing.

One-Year Bible Reading Plan – Day 364

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Zechariah 13, 14

Chapter 13
* Verses 1-6  The Fountain for the remission of sins, The conviction of the false prophets.
* Verses 7-9  The death of Christ, and the saving of a remnant of the people.

Chapter 14
* Verses 1-7  The sufferings of Jerusalem.
* Verses 8-15  Encouraging prospects, and the destruction of her enemies.
* Verses 16-21   The holiness of the latter days.


Revelation 21

* Verses 1-8  A new heaven, and new earth: the new Jerusalem where God dwells, and banishes all sorrow from his people.
* Verses 9-21  Its heavenly origin, glory, and secure defense.
* Verses 22-27  Its perfect happiness, as enlightened with the presence of God and the Lamb, and in the free access of multitudes, made holy.

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One-Year Bible Reading Plan – Day 363

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Zechariah 10, 11, 12

Chapter 10
* Verses 1-5  Blessings to be sought from the Lord.
* Verses 6-12  God will restore his people.

Chapter 11
* Verses 1-3  Destruction to come upon the Jews.
* Verses 4-14  The Lord’s dealing with the Jews.
* Verses 15-17  The emblem and curse of a foolish shepherd.

Chapter 12
* Verses 1-8  Punishment of the enemies of Judah.
* Verses 9-14  Repentance and sorrow of the Jews.


Revelation 20

* Verses 1-9  Satan is bound for a thousand years.
* Verses 4-6  The first resurrection; those are blessed that have part therein.
* Verses 7-10  Satan loosed, Gog and Magog.
* Verses 11-15  The last and general resurrection.

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One-Year Bible Reading Plan – Day 362

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Zechariah 7, 8, 9

Chapter 7
* Verses 1-7  The captives’ inquiry respecting fasting.
* Verses 8-14  Sin the cause of their captivity.

Chapter 8
* Verses 1-8  The restoration of Jerusalem.
* Verses 9-17  The people encouraged by promises of God’s favor, and exhorted to holiness.
* Verses 18-23  The Jews in the latter days.

Chapter 9
* Verses 1-8  God’s defense of his church.
* Verses 9-11  Christ’s coming and his kingdom.
* Verses 12-17  Promises to the church.


Revelation 19

* Verses 1-10  The church in heaven and that on earth triumph, and praise the Lord for his righteous judgments.
* Verses 11-21  A vision of Christ going forth to destroy the beast and his armies.

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One-Year Bible Reading Plan – Day 361

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Zechariah 4, 5, 6

Chapter 4
* Verses 1-7  A vision of a candlestick, with two olive trees.
* Verses 8-10  Further encouragement.
* Verses 11-14  An explanation respecting the olive trees.

Chapter  5
* Verses 1-4  The vision of a flying roll.
* Verses 5-11  The vision of a woman and an ephah.

Chapter 6
* Verses 1-8  The vision of the chariots.
* Verses 9-15  Joshua, the high priest, crowned as a type of Christ.


Revelation 18

* Verses 1-3  Another angel from heaven proclaims the fall of mystical Babylon.
* Verses 4-8  A voice from heaven admonishes the people of God, lest they partake of her plagues.
* Verses 9-19  The lamentations over her.
* Verses 20-24  The church called upon to rejoice in her utter ruin.

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One-Year Bible Reading Plan – Day 360

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Zechariah 1, 2, 3

** This prophecy is suitable to all, as the scope is to reprove for sin, and threaten God’s judgments against the impenitent, and to encourage those that feared God, with assurances of the mercy God had in store for his church, and especially of the coming of the Messiah, and the setting up his kingdom in the world.

Chapter 1
* Verses 1-6  An exhortation to repentance.
* Verses 7-17  A vision of the ministry of angels.
* Verses 18-21  The security of the Jews and the destruction of their enemies.

Chapter 2
* Verses 1-5  The prosperity of Jerusalem.
* Verses 6-9  The Jews called to return to their own land.
* Verses 10-13  A promise of God’s presence.

Chapter 3
* Verses 1-5  The restoration of the church.
* Verses 6-10  A promise concerning the Messiah.


Revelation 17

* Verses 1-6  One of the angels who had the vials, explains the meaning of the former vision of the anti-Christian beast that was to reign 1260 years, and then to be destroyed.
* Verses 7-18  And interprets the mystery of the woman, and the beast that had seven heads and ten horns.

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One-Year Bible Reading Plan – Day 359

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Haggai 1, 2

** After the return from captivity, Haggai was sent to encourage the people to rebuild the temple, and to reprove their neglect. To encourage their undertaking, the people are assured that the glory of the second temple shall far exceed that of the first, by the appearing therein of Christ, the Desire of all nations.

Chapter 1
* Verses 1-11  Haggai reproves the Jews for neglecting the temple.
* Verses 12-15  He promises God’s assistance to them.

Chapter 2
* Verses 1-9  Greater glory promised to the second temple than to the first.
* Verses 10-19  Their sins hindered the work.
* Verses 20-23  The kingdom of Christ foretold.


Revelation 16

* Verses 1-7  The first vial is poured out on the earth, the second on the sea, the third on the rivers and fountains.
* Verses 8-11  The fourth on the sun, the fifth on the seat of the beast.
* Verses 12-16  The sixth on the great river Euphrates.
* Verses 17-21  And the seventh on the air, when shall follow the destruction of all anti-Christian enemies.

One-Year Bible Reading Plan – Day 358

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Zephaniah 1-3

** Zephaniah excites to repentance, foretells the destruction of the enemies of the Jews, and comforts the pious among them with promises of future blessings, the restoration of their nation, and the prosperity of the church in the latter days.

Chapter 1
* Verses 1-6  Warnings against sinners.
* Verses 7-13  More warnings.
* Verses 14-18  Distress from the approaching judgments.

Chapter 2
* Verses 1-3  An exhortation to repentance.
* Verses 4-15  Judgments upon other nations.

Chapter 3
* Verses 1-7  Further reproofs for sin.
* Verses 8-13  Encouragement to look for mercy.
* Verses 14-20  Promises of future favor and prosperity.


Revelation 15

* Verses 1-4  A song of praise is sung by the church.
* Verses 5-8  Seven angels with the seven plagues; and to them one of the living creatures gives seven golden vials full of the wrath of God.

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One-Year Bible Reading Plan – Day 357

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Habakkuk 1, 2, 3

** The subject of this prophecy is the destruction of Judea and Jerusalem for the sins of the people, and the consolation of the faithful under national calamities.

Chapter 1
* Verses 1-11  The wickedness of the land. The fearful vengeance to be executed.
* Verses 12-17  These judgments to be inflicted by a nation more wicked than themselves.

Chapter 2
* Verses 1-4  Habakkuk must wait in faith.
* Verses 5-14  Judgments upon the Chaldeans.
* Verses 15-20  Also upon drunkenness and idolatry.

Chapter 3
* Verses 1-2  The prophet beseeches God for his people.
* Verses 3-15  He calls to mind former deliverance events.
* Verses 16-19  His firm trust in the Divine mercy.


Revelation 14

* Verses 1-5  Those faithful to Christ celebrate the praises of God.
* Verses 6-13  Three angels; one proclaiming the everlasting gospel; another, the downfall of Babylon; and a third, the dreadful wrath of God on the worshipers of the beast. The blessedness of those who die in the Lord.
* Verses 14-16  A vision of Christ with a sickle, and of a harvest ripe for cutting down.
* Verses 17-20  The emblem of a vintage fully ripe, trodden in the wine-press of God’s wrath.

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One-Year Bible Reading Plan – Day 356

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Nahum 1, 2, 3

** This prophet denounces the certain and approaching destruction of the Assyrian empire, particularly of Nineveh, which is described very minutely. Together with this is consolation for his countrymen, encouraging them to trust in God.

Chapter 1
* Verses 1-8  The justice and power of the Lord.
* Verses 9-15  The overthrow of the Assyrians.

Chapter 2
* Verses 1-10  Nineveh’s destruction foretold.
* Verses 11-13  The true cause, their sinning against God, and his appearing against them.

Chapter 3
* Verses 1-7  The sins and judgments of Nineveh.
* Verses 8-19  Its utter destruction.


Revelation 13

* Verses 1-10  A wild beast rises out of the sea, to whom the dragon gives his power.
* Verses 11-15  Another beast, which has two horns like a lamb, but speaks as a dragon.
* Verses 16-18  It obliges all to worship its image, and receive its mark, as persons devoted to it.

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