Read the Bible in 365 days (52 Weeks)
“Master of the universe, Who reigned before any form was created, At the time when His will brought all into being – then as ‘King’ was his name proclaimed. After all has ceased to be, He, the Awesome One, will reign along. It is He Who was, He Who is, and He Who shall remain, in splendor. He is One – there is no second to compare to Him, to declare as His equal. Without beginning, without conclusion – His is the power and dominion. He is my God, my living Redeemer, Rock of my pain in time of distress. He is my banner, a refuge for me, the portion in my cup on the day I call. Into His hand I shall entrust my spirit when I go to sleep – and I shall awaken! With my spirit shall my body remain. God is with me, I shall not fear.”
“Exalted be the Living God and praised, He exists – unbounded by time is His existence. He is One – and there is no unity like His Oneness. Inscrutable and infinite is His Oneness. He has no semblance of a body nor is He corporeal; nor has His holiness any comparison. He preceded every being that was created – the First, and nothing precedes His precedence. Behold! He is Master of the universe to every creature, He demonstrates His greatness and His sovereignty. He granted His flow of prophecy to His treasured splendrous people.”
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day.”
“And God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.” So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. God called the expanse “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning – the second day.”
“And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. God called to the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the third day.”
“And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so. God made two great lights – the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the fourth day.”
“And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.” So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living and moving thing with which the water teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the birds increase on the earth.” And there was evening, and there was morning – the fifth day.”
“And God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind.” And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground – everything that has the breath of life in it – I give every green plant for food. And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning – the sixth day.”
“Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array.”
Praise be to our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus. He is our Messiah, our King, our Savior and our Teacher. Without his sacrifice we are sinners living under the curse. Through his sacrifice and the grace of our Holy Father we are forgiven and able to receive the Spirit of our Father and live under the blessings. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”
“The Heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”
Our God is King of the Universe. His ways are higher than our own. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
The word teaches us “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. We do not know how much time passes from this to the next. Christ teaches us to love God and to love our neighbor. “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” This is what we should strive to emulate, the love he had for his fellow brothers and sisters.
“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and women and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”
Make the way for the Lord’s return. The Almighty himself here on earth. For believers filled with the Spirit this means heaven on earth. It is a time when there is no more suffering. Sickness and death pass away. Life is restored. As it was in the beginning so it is again. It is a time to rejoice. It is a time to praise the Lord for providing us with his blessings and putting an end to the suffering. It is a time when all things are revealed. Nothing will be left unturned. It is a time of cleansing and purifying. Love is all that prevails.
The more we understand the love our Heavenly Father provides us with, in abundance, we gain a power for living and become part of creating heaven on earth. There is nothing that can come between the peace our Father gives us when he pours out his love unto us. In the renewing of our minds we are transformed into a new creation. It is a creation of God’s making. He is the Almighty Creator who provides a grace where anything we have done, do or will do is and has been forgiven. We are not judged according to our own efforts. All we have to do is believe and receive.
He wants us to turn toward Him and let him know how much we love him. His love is here now if we have eyes to see and ears to hear. He fills our heart with his love. We are made in his image.
Thank you Holy Father for this gift. For only you are Righteous and Holy.
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”
“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.”
“Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.”
“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.”
“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Fathers, who created all lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.”
Listening and Doing
“Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.”
“If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you.”
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God.”
“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.”
I am nothing without the Lord’s presence. I do things that are of no benefit to me or anybody else. I seek self fulfillment through my sinful nature. My only hope for anything good is from God our Father. To learn his ways are my responsibility. To do his will is my responsibility. We are able to live in the blessings because our Father loves us. This love is unconditional in the sense that it is available to us whether we want it or not. His ways are beyond our ways. To know him is to be in his image. In his image we realize that we do not know anything. There is nothing we know that he does not already.
Our Father provides in abundance but we have to empty our containers in order to be refilled until there is a fire burning within that completely restores us spirit, body and soul. In these three our mind with its’ thoughts ascend. The information we present is nothing new. There is 1 God. There should be no other God’s before him. Do not use his name in vain. Love your neighbor. In this he will show us the way so we are no longer lost. We will gain the ability to understand and live the life where we are part of bringing heaven to earth as it was in the beginning.
In the beginning Adam and Eve walked with God. We can not possibly understand what this means in our present state of existence when what we see around is polluted by the world. Our Father loves us more than life itself. This is why we are still here my brothers and sisters. We only have to believe and let it go into the Master of the Universe, our Heavenly Father’s hands. If we can believe that our Brother Christ was born of God, the Father; died on the cross for our sins; and was resurrected 3 days later we can learn to forgive, to not judge and repent through Christ. In this we are provided in abundance with health, prosperity, joy, happiness and eternal life. It is salvation and we become part of bringing Heaven on Earth. It is not something you can ever loose and when you have it you know it.
“For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.”
Praise be to our Heavenly Father.
Peace be unto All
“Incline Your ear, my God, and listen, open Your eyes and see our desolation and that of the city upon which Your Name is proclaimed; for not because of our righteousness do we cast down our supplications before You, rather because of Your abundant compassion. O my Lord, heed; O my Lord, forgive; O my Lord, be attentive and act, do not delay; for Your sake, my God, for Your Name is proclaimed upon Your city and upon Your people. Our Father, the merciful Father – show us an omen for good and gather in our dispersed from the four corners of the world; let all the nations recognize and realize that You are our God. And now, God, You are our Father; we are the clay and You are our Molder and Your handiwork are we all. Save us for Your Name’s sake, our Rock, our King, and our Redeemer. Pity Your people, God, let not Your heritage be an object of scorn, for nations to dominate. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?’ We know that we have sinned and there is no one to stand up for us – let Your great Name stand up for us in time of distress. We know that there are no worthy deeds in us – treat us with charity for Your Name’s sake. As a father has mercy on his children, so may You have mercy on us, O God, and save us for Your Name’s sake. Have compassion on Your people, have mercy on Your heritage; have pity, we beg You, according to Your abundant mercy. Be gracious with us and answer us, for Yours, God, is the righteousness, He Who does wonders always.”
Our Heavenly Father’s response to this…
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved the darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.”
Psalm 23: A psalm of David
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
he restores my soul.
He guides me in paths of righteousness
for his names sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.