Devotion for the Second Sunday in Advent

“Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David,the bright morning star.”

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.

I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus ! ~Revelation 22:12-20

All are invited to join Jesus in His Kingdom when He comes again, but only those who wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb can accept the invitation. All it takes is to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior to have His righteousness imputed to us. We can never merit eternal life with Jesus in our own righteousness—our very best is filthy rags compared to God’s holiness. But He will see us as pure and clean if we lean on Jesus.

Almighty God, I can never get to Heaven by my own actions. Even when I’m doing the best I can, I fall far short of Your standards. Thank You that you see me as pure and holy because Jesus is pure and holy, and I am His. In His name I pray. Amen.

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