Bible Reading Plan

Going go further

The more rooted we are in God and in His Word, the more fruitful we become in His purposes

Throughout this year we’re encouraging everyone at Kingdom Faith Church to get a Bible, a journal and a pen and to S.O.A.P. your way through the scriptures. Below you’ll see what we’re reading today.

What is S.O.A.P.?

In order to go further in the mission God has given us, He said we need to go deeper in our relationship with Him. As with any tree or plant, the fruit is determined by the health and depth of the root. One way we have been going deeper is by reading and journaling through the Word every day. We’ve called it S.O.A.P.

[S]cripture - Read the Word
[O]bservation - Write down what God is saying/showing you
[A]pplication - How do we apply this in our lives?
[P]rayer - Pray through and over your life

As we read the Word (Scripture), listen to the Holy Spirit (Observation), discover how to apply that to our lives (Application) and pray these things over our lives and those in the Church (Prayer) we’re going deeper in our relationship with God so that we can go further in the mission He’s given us.

Throughout the rest of the year we’ll be continuing our Bible Reading Plan to press deeper into God so that we can go further in His purposes. Get yourself a Bible, a journal and a pen and SOAP your way through the scriptures!

Today we are reading: Revelation 22

Christ to return1-2Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, sparkling like crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the city's street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.3No longer will any curse exist. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city and His servants will serve Him.4They will look upon His face and His name will be written on their foreheads.5The night shall no longer exist and they will have no need of the light from lamps or the sun because the Lord God will shed His light on them and they shall reign for ever and ever.6Then the angel said to me: "These words are reliable and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show His servants what must happen soon."7"Look, I am coming soon! He who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book is blessed."8I, John, heard and saw these things. When I did so, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me all this.9But he told me: "Do not do that! I am your fellow servant, together with your brothers the prophets and all who keep the words of this book. Worship God."10Then He told me: "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy in this book, for the time is near.11Let him who is evil continue to do what is evil; let the filthy continue to do what is filthy. But let the righteous continue to do what is right and the holy one what is holy."12"Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with Me, to give to each person what his deeds deserve.13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.14Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right of access to the tree of life, who may enter the city through the gates.15"Outside the city are the dogs; those who practise the occult, the sexually immoral, murderers, those who worship idols and everyone who loves and does what is false.16"I, Jesus, sent My angel to reveal these things to you for the benefit of the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star."17The Spirit and the bride say: "Come." Let he who hears say: "Come." And let the thirsty come, he who wants to receive the free gift of the water of life.18I warn all who hear the words of this prophecy in this book: If anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.19And if anyone takes away from the words of the prophecy in this book, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.20He who testifies to these things says: "Yes, I am coming soon."Amen! It shall be so! Come Lord Jesus!21The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you all. Amen.

Today we are reading: 2 Samuel 21

1During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the Lord. The Lord said, “It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death.” 2The king summoned the Gibeonites and spoke to them. (Now the Gibeonites were not a part of Israel but were survivors of the Amorites; the Israelites had sworn to spare them, but Saul in his zeal for Israel and Judah had tried to annihilate them.) 3David asked the Gibeonites, “What shall I do for you? How shall I make atonement so that you will bless the Lord’s inheritance?” 4The Gibeonites answered him, “We have no right to demand silver or gold from Saul or his family, nor do we have the right to put anyone in Israel to death.”“What do you want me to do for you?” David asked. 5They answered the king, “As for the man who destroyed us and plotted against us so that we have been decimated and have no place anywhere in Israel, 6let seven of his male descendants be given to us to be killed and their bodies exposed before the Lord at Gibeah of Saul—the Lord’s chosen one.”So the king said, “I will give them to you.” 7The king spared Mephibosheth son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of the oath before the Lord between David and Jonathan son of Saul. 8But the king took Armoni and Mephibosheth, the two sons of Aiah’s daughter Rizpah, whom she had borne to Saul, together with the five sons of Saul’s daughter Merab, whom she had borne to Adriel son of Barzillai the Meholathite. 9He handed them over to the Gibeonites, who killed them and exposed their bodies on a hill before the Lord. All seven of them fell together; they were put to death during the first days of the harvest, just as the barley harvest was beginning. 10Rizpah daughter of Aiah took sackcloth and spread it out for herself on a rock. From the beginning of the harvest till the rain poured down from the heavens on the bodies, she did not let the birds touch them by day or the wild animals by night. 11When David was told what Aiah’s daughter Rizpah, Saul’s concubine, had done, 12he went and took the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan from the citizens of Jabesh Gilead. (They had stolen their bodies from the public square at Beth Shan, where the Philistines had hung them after they struck Saul down on Gilboa.) 13David brought the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan from there, and the bones of those who had been killed and exposed were gathered up. 14They buried the bones of Saul and his son Jonathan in the tomb of Saul’s father Kish, at Zela in Benjamin, and did everything the king commanded. After that, God answered prayer in behalf of the land.15Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines, and he became exhausted. 16And Ishbi-Benob, one of the descendants of Rapha, whose bronze spearhead weighed three hundred shekels and who was armed with a new sword, said he would kill David. 17But Abishai son of Zeruiah came to David’s rescue; he struck the Philistine down and killed him. Then David’s men swore to him, saying, “Never again will you go out with us to battle, so that the lamp of Israel will not be extinguished.” 18In the course of time, there was another battle with the Philistines, at Gob. At that time Sibbekai the Hushathite killed Saph, one of the descendants of Rapha. 19In another battle with the Philistines at Gob, Elhanan son of Jair the Bethlehemite killed the brother of Goliath the Gittite, who had a spear with a shaft like a weaver’s rod. 20In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha. 21When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of Shimeah, David’s brother, killed him. 22These four were descendants of Rapha in Gath, and they fell at the hands of David and his men.