Good morning, Lord Jesus. I seek to humble my heart in worship and prayer to begin my day embraced by my Father, centered in Christ, and filled with Your Holy Spirit. ...
"The Lord says, 'Come away! Flee from Babylon in the land of the north, for I have scattered you to the four winds. Come away, people of Zion, you who are exiled in Babylon! ... The Lord says, 'Shout and rejoice, O beautiful Jerusalem, for I am coming to live among you!" (Zechariah 2:6-10 NLT)
We live out our faith every day in the midst of the Babylonian world around us. It's a world that encourages pride rather than humility, self-promotion rather than preferring one another, building our own kingdoms instead of seeking first Your kingdom. Like in the days of the tower of Babel, the mindset of our world is to exalt ourselves in our own power and wisdom, insisting on our own ways in rebellion to Yours (Genesis 11:1-9). And so we are scattered -- scared and insecure even as we outwardly project our false confidence in the allusion of our control apart from trusting submission to the Lordship of Christ.
But You say, "Come away with Me! Come trust in Me; come yield to Me! My ways are good; My yoke is easy; My burden in light. Come find rest for your souls. As you humble yourselves in My sight, I will lift you up!" ...
Bring us out of Babylon! Deliver us from the spirit of Babylon and fill us with the Spirit of the Bride! (Revelation 21:9) "Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, in order to make her holy by cleansing her with the washing of water by the Word, so as to present the church to Himself in splendor, without a spot or wrinkle or anything of the kind -- yes, so that she may be holy and without blemish" (Ephesians 5:25-27). "Let us be glad and rejoice, and let us give honor to Him. For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb, and His bride has prepared herself!" (Revelation 19:7 NLT
Father God, thank You for sending Your Holy Spirit to prepare the bride of Christ. Come, Holy Spirit. Call us out and fill us up! Come, Lord Jesus! "The Spirit and the bride say, 'Come!" (Revelation 22:17) And we embrace the hope and promise of Your Word, "He who is the faithful witness to all these things say 'Yes, I Am coming soon!" (Revelation 22:20) So in faith we respond with the final words of Your Word: "Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's holy people!" (Revelation 22:20-21) In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
My family, I pray you are filled afresh with the Holy Spirit of the living God this morning and set free from the spirit of Babylon that surrounds you. Through the Holy Spirit may you be made ready and prepared as the bride of Christ in Jesus' name! Please pray the same for me. God bless you, my friends!
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