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New Beginnings – Eighth Night

on October 29, 2015

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At the end of the long dark night, right before daybreak, we may be tempted to fall asleep. The Holy Spirit gives us strength to be awake and aware of the approaching of daylight.

Matthew 25:1-13  NKJV

“The kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ The all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I saw to you, I do not know you.’ Watch therefore, for you do not know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.”

Is your heart crying out, “Come, Lord Jesus, come!”? Are you desperate for Jesus‘ return? Does your heart beat rapidly in anticipation of His return? Are you watching and waiting for Jesus’ return?

Revelation 21:2  NKJV

“Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”

Our number one desire should be to please Jesus. As His bride we are to make ourselves ready for His return. He is coming back for people that are watching and waiting (and preparing) for His return. Only those who have properly prepared themselves will be taken to heaven to be with God forever. Sin interferes with a person being properly prepared, however God offers forgiveness of sin through Jesus’ sacrifice.

Revelation 22:17  NKJV

“And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.”

We should live each day with the attitude of, “Today might be the day.” We are to watch and wait.

Luke 12:40  NKJV

“Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.”

Dear Father,

Thank-you for forgiving me of my sins. It is through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross that I am restored into a right relationship with You. By the power of the Holy Spirit, give me strength to be awake and aware of the approaching return of Jesus Christ. Don’t allow me to be slumbering or distracted. My heart cries out, “Come, Lord Jesus, come! May I please You, O Lord each day. Convict me of sin in my life and cause me to be quick to repent. May I live each day with the attitude of, “Today might be the day.”

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

LIGHT 8 CANDLES

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