Thanks, Jesus, for the victory YOU bring!
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“Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride had made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear. (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)” (v 6-8 NIV)
“After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands… These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” (Rev 1:9, 14 NIV)
Father, what a day it will be to finally be in Your presence for eternity! Until that Day You are preparing Your Bride, Your Church–that includes me! You are at work in my life to prepare me for “the wedding of the Lamb.”
You began with giving me “fine linen” or a “white robe” that’s been made “white in the blood of the Lamb” when I accepted Your Son as my Lord and Savior. It is YOUR righteous act in my life that make me Yours and ready. As Paul wrote to Titus: “…when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewed by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by His grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” (Titus 3:4-7 NIV)
Thank You, Father, that EVERYTHING You do in me here in this life to make me more like Jesus is preparing me for a transformed body and eternity with Your in heaven. Amen.