Thursday, April 17

He judges and carries on war in righteousness.—Rev. 19:11.

Soon all present-day nations will face Jesus Christ and his heavenly forces in the final battle against God’s rulership, which battle is “called in Hebrew Har–Magedon.” (Rev. 16:14, 16; 19:12-16) Over 2,500 years ago, the prophet Daniel was inspired to foretell the outcome for human governments in conflict with God’s purpose, writing: “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin. And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite.” (Dan. 2:44) Man-made national boundaries will no longer exist. Such a thrilling prospect should motivate all of us to continue praising and honoring our Creator, Jehovah God, as best we can. w12 12/15 4:16, 17

Memorial Bible reading:  (Daytime events: Nisan 16)  John 20:2-18

Apr. 14  Bible reading:  Exodus 11-14

No. 2: What Are Some Events Associated With the Presence of Christ? (rs p. 344 ¶1-5)

No. 3: Abner—Those Who Live by the Sword Die by the Sword (it-1 pp. 27-28)