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“After these things I looked, and the temple of the tabernacle of testimony in heaven was opened, and the seven angels who had the seven plagues came out of the temple, clothed in linen, clean and bright, and their chests wrapped with golden sashes” (Revelation 15:5-6).

The tabernacle of testimony?  The tabernacle is open and closed.  It is open to those who worship but closed to those who do not believe.  The day will come when all will know that Jesus is the One who has come.  In that day, when all see, it will be too late to make a choice, for the choice will already have been made.  In that day, you will either rejoice or curse the Lord of lords.

Lord of all creation, teach my heart to praise You and give thanks for Your goodness.  You have opened the tabernacle of Your presence so that I may know You are with me always.  I have faith, Lord, but often I do not fully believe.  Help my unbelief so that I become purified and prepared for what You have created for eternity.  No matter what comes upon this earth, lead me to be ready to be with you forever.

Lord Jesus, You have come to set me free from the bondage of death in this age of rebellion.  Guide me in the way of everlasting life so that in You I may have eternal hope.  Guide me to live and love in the hope which You give.  Teach me to bear whatever cross I need to bear, knowing that You will use my trials to prepare me to be with You forever.  Guide me in the way of Your eternal goodness.  Amen.