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“Leave out the court which is outside the temple and do not measure it, for it has been given to the nations; and they will tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months” (Revelation 11:2).

The Lord allows for the desecration.  Just look at the cross and the destruction of the temple.  Everything serves His purpose.  Throughout all His words, you can concentrate upon what is happening, or you can concentrate on what the Lord is saying.  Listen to the Lord.  He is telling those who are faithful to follow His instructions and know that the hope He gives is eternal.  The world is a mess.  God is in charge.  To whom will you turn?

Lord, I become befuddled and do not know where to turn.  But that really isn’t true.  I am still resisting giving my all to you even though I say to myself that I am giving all to You.  I need saving once again.  Lord You are kind and gracious and allow for the nonsense of this age.  From among those who are in the crazy scramble of this world, lift me up and out of the pit.  Guide me in Your goodness and mercy to follow You always.

Lord Jesus, You know.  There were dissenters amongst Your disciples right up to the time You were hung on the cross and beyond, yet You gave grace.  I will become what You will make of me.  Help me to not be one of the outer court people who work themselves into a lather in their madness.  Help me come into the temple of Your presence and humbly walk with You.  Teach me, Lord, as Your disciple how to live the eternal life that You have given me. Amen.

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