Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (12th June, 2015)

Posted: June 12, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion, Words Of Wisdom

June 12, 2015

PROBLEMS

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Revelation 13:1-11

A prudent man forseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

In the book of Revelation, John saw a terrible beast (problem) rising out of the sea. He was amazed at the strange and frightening appearance of this beast.

But this was not the end. He suddenly saw an allos; another of the same kind! Allos is a Greek word which means “another of the same kind”. The Scripture describes how he saw a similar beast emerging from beneath the ocean. “And I beheld another (allos) beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon” (Revelation 13:11).

It is important to recognize problems of a similar nature when they arise. This will help you to know what you are dealing with. In life and ministry it is important to recognize another problem of the same kind.

Whenever you encounter another problem of the same kind, you know how it starts and how it ends. You have seen that kind before so you know what the progression is like. In the practice of medicine, doctors use this principle all the time.They know about certain kinds of diseases and how they progress. This is how they are able to predict when people will die. That is why they can confidently say things like,”You’ll be alright.” That is how come they do not seem worried about things that disturb their patients.

Knowledge of the kinds of problems and challenges that face others can greatly encourage you in life, and in the ministry.

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