6 December, 2020
“Come!” say the Spirit and the bride. “Come!” let each hearer reply. Come forward, you who are thirsty; accept the water of life, a free gift to all who desire it. – Revelation 22:17
O Triune Godhead, the one, true, Living God, you dispense living waters, the waters of eternal life, to all who are baptized by water and the Spirit and faithfully follow your dictates, doctrines and are reconciled to you by their faith and your saving grace.
The Lord Jesus Christ’s coming is passionately awaited by his faithful, to set all things right and dissipate all doubt. God, you have called every one to witness to the declarations you have made through your angel, to men of the earth. Condemnation will be the fate of the transgressor and unjust but your scales of justice shall confirm, strengthen, and sanctify the upright.
We are warned that a dead, lukewarm or disobedient faith will not save us, for the first and the last has declared that those alone are blessed who keep your commandments. All wicked and unrighteous persons, particularly those who invent untruths, will suffer perjury. There is no compromise with you, Lord. Jesus, the Spirit of prophecy, has given his churches the light of prophecy, to assure them of the light of the perfect day approaching. All is confirmed by an open and general invitation to mankind, to partake freely of the promises and the privileges of the gospel.
The Spirit, by the sacred word, and by convictions, influences the sinner’s conscience, and invites us to attain salvation by faith. Lord, bless us to be among the congregation of the just, with no hesitation in stepping forward to receive the water of life freely. May every one who hears or reads your words, desire at once to accept the gracious invitation, in Jesus’ Name. Amen