Sunday, March 6, 2016

WHITE ROBES for the ELECT ... Passover Meditation for the Monastic-At-Heart

Their crime?  Being Christian.




And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the WORD of GOD, and for the Testimony which they held:

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O LORD, Holy and True, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

And WHITE ROBES were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellows Servants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

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Dear Friends... 

Today ( 3-6-2016 ) the Order of the GOOD SHEPHERD+ received an email from Wycliffe translators who are retired now from the field but continue to help OTHER translators working on translating the Word of GOD into their respective languages. 

This past year our friends had a special commission:  to work with 25 translators from countries in the Middle East to translate Scriptures into their dialects. 

Today, this email was received at the OGS+: 

" ... We got some bad news yesterday. Four of the 25 translators in the Middle East were killed because of their being engaged in translation work. 

One of the seven whom I taught when I was there was badly beaten, but two brothers threw themselves on top of him to absorb the blows, so he survived. 

May the church there mushroom because of the blood of these four. And may God raise up other translators in their stead. ... "

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LORD JESUS CHRIST, unto WHOM+ every knee shall bow, we too bend the knees of our hearts to THEE+. 

We thank THEE+, O CHRIST, that these martyrs whose "crime" was being a CHRISTIAN, are with you in Paradise and wearing WHITE ROBES to this day.  

We thank THEE+, LORD JESUS, that precious in YOUR+ eyes is the death of YOUR+ saints. 

LORD JESUS, help me to stand firm also for THEE+ and never, never deny THY+ Name... regardless of my fears.  

I commit my life unto THEE+. 

In Thy+ Name, O The LORD JESUS CHRIST, I lift this prayer to THEE + .  Amen.

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Worthy is the LAMB+.

Worthy is The LAMB+
that was slain.

Worthy is the LAMB+,
from the foundation
of the earth.
Revelation 13:8
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