Monday, October 20, 2014
Based on 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, Proverbs 27:17, Psalm 19:29, Jeremiah 25-26:34.
GOD Most High, thank You for strengthening us to stand fast, holding to what You have taught us by Your Word and Your Word Writ to know when the mystery of lawlessness is already at work and that You who now restrains will do so until Your restrainer is removed. Therefore Your people speak Your Truth to and with one another, as iron sharpens iron, even as You cause multitudes to accept strong delusion that they should believe the lie and be condemned because they refused Your Truth and had pleasure in unrighteousness.
The cry of the shepherds will be heard and a wailing of the leaders of the flcok. Your wine cup of fury will make all nations a desolation, an astonishment, a hissing, and a curse. And You, O GOD Most High, will roar from on high. You will roar against all the inhabitants of the earth. We who belong to You are hearing Your call to us at this crossroad of time.
For many have not listened nor inclined their ear to hear all You have spoken through Your servants the prophets. Yet You have chosen a people for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit to believe in the Truth, to which You called us by the Gospel for obtaining the glory of our LORD and Savior.Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Passover Lamb. Therefore we stand fast in Your love, O GOD, who has given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace. We gratefully let You comfort our hearts and as You establish us in every good word and work. As iron sharpens iron...
This photograph is by Liz Burnell.