Devotion for Friday, March 17, 2023

“He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name.  He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches” (Revelation 3:12-13).

There are mysteries upon mysteries that are yet to be revealed.  Many act as if they already knew.  We do not.  The Lord will reveal as He reveals and there will be a new heaven and a new earth.  Christ has come to grant entrance to those who believe.  Look to the One who is able and will  join you with Himself so that You may be where He is.  Become a citizen of the New Jerusalem, the city of Zion, prepared with those who overcome through Christ.

Lord, let me not focus so much upon what I do not know, but upon what You have revealed.  Guide me in Your goodness to see what You show me and to respond as I prepare to be in eternity with You.  You will make things new.  You, who are the author and finisher of our faith, have done and will do all that is necessary to accomplish these things.  You teach us to look up and beyond ourselves.  Help me to do this.

Lord Jesus, You came to us humbly and died on the cross so that we might be given the power to become children of the Heavenly Father.  Lead me Lord so that as I look to You, I see You looking to the Father.  Lead me to know that I am in a humble and subservient position.  You are Lord.  Guide me to get this into my head and to not fall for the traps of this world’s illusions.  Lead me now and always in the way I need to go.  Amen.