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DRESSED FOR HIS PRESENCE


Friday November 12, 2021


Morning Matthew 22:8-14

Noon Psalms 57

Evening Revelation 7:9-14


All of us, at some point in life, have been concerned about how to properly present ourselves for a certain event. Choosing clothes and shoes has made us waste a good part of our time and resources. However, not everything is negative. A good presentation is also synonymous with respect, and good taste in certain events or circumstances. But the question is: what will be the best "look" to present ourselves before God? The Lord has shown us how we should present ourselves in His presence, of course He is not referring to uniforms or clothing of some kind. The apostle John was able to visualize the universal “look” of God's servants in Revelation: “After this I looked, and a multitude appeared taken from all nations, tribes, peoples and languages; it was so big that no one could count it. They stood before the throne and the Lamb, dressed in white robes and with palm branches in their hands” (Revelation 7: 9-10). People from all over the world, are all dressed to worship God and have made their garments white in the blood of the Lamb. Only the blood of Christ can wash away your sins and make you fit to be clothed in his presence.


May your blood, Lamb of God, always cover my life.


Written by Juan Daniel de la Vega, tranlsated by Maria Elena Cardona


 

Matthew 22:8-14

8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. 11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”



Noon Psalms 57

1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

2 I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me.

3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.

4 My soul is among lions: and I lie even among them that are set on fire, even the sons of men, whose teeth are spears and arrows, and their tongue a sharp sword.

5 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens; let thy glory be above all the earth.

6 They have prepared a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down: they have digged a pit before me, into the midst whereof they are fallen themselves. Selah.

7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise.

8 Awake up, my glory; awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

9 I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations.

10 For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds.

11 Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.



Evening Revelation 7:9-14

9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;

10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

13 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

 

Prayer Guide list: [El Salvador-Intipucá-La Unión] and [Cuba-La Lisa]

Annual Bible reading: Acts 18, 19, 20




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