July 22

My beloved child…On the day of your betrothal as the bride of Christ My Son, He removed your filthy rags of sin, and immersed your body and soul to soak there in His Blood.  His Blood bathed away all the filth that was caked up on your soul…all of the sin, all the wretchedness, all the degradation.  He washed you, cleansed you, and made you clean. [Father God…Col 2:13-15; Rev 5:7-10]

Abba Father…this is why I weep and my eyes are filled with tears of sorrow, as I bury my face in Your bosom, my head bowed down, unable even to lift up my eyes to Heaven: I remember my many, many sins and failures, mistakes and imperfections, throughout the years gone by and even the days gone by.  I remember how I have sinned against You for so long…for so many, many years; how I have sinned against You so often…so very often; how I have sinned against You so deeply…so very deeply.

With my hand I cover my mouth in hushed silence on account of my shame, because You have freely forgiven me of all I have done, and have blotted out the entire record of charges proven against me.  You have expunged the entire record of my sins; there is nothing written against my name in Your Book, just as if they had never occurred!  You have removed my sins from me as far as the East is from the West!  You have cast all my sins into the depths of the sea, never to remember them against me again!  Though I am overwhelmed by my sins, You have forgiven them all.  Blessed, and filled with joy, are those whom You choose, whom You bring to live in Your Heavenly Sanctuary!  I shall forever be satisfied with the good things of Your house, the eternal blessings of Your sacred Temple!  My soul shall forever be satisfied, Father…as with the richest of foods!

I have been washed in the Blood of the Lamb, dressed in the white robes of Christ Jesus Your Son’s Own Righteousness, pure and holy now in Your sight…without spot or wrinkle or blemish.  My felt sense of shame is not just because of my many sins, and the fact that You have freely forgiven me of all I have done…but even more so because I have been so reluctant to spare my own self-life and my self-interests, even though You did not spare Your Own Son, Father, but freely gave Him up for me.  I cover my mouth in hushed silence on account of my shame, because I have been so reluctant to lay down my own life on the altar of sacrifice, even though Your Divine Son Jesus voluntarily lay down His Own life for me, and stretched out His arms on a cross unto death on my behalf.

Abba Father…You purchased my soul, by Yourself and for Yourself, with the precious and priceless Blood of Your Divine Son Jesus!  By virtue of the Eternal Power and Eternal Worth of His Blood, poured out on my behalf on that cross at Calvary for the forgiveness of my sins, I am eternally released from the penalty of sin, and the power of sin over me is forever broken!  Your fathomless love, Father…so amazing, so Divine…inflames my heart with yearning to pour out my soul, my life, my all, for You!

Blessed Jesus…how priceless is Your unfailing love!  Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of Your wings.  I feast on the abundance of Your house, Lord; You give me drink from Your River of delights!  For with You is the fountain of life; in Your Light I am able to see the light.  Pleasing is the fragrance of Your perfumes; Your Name, O Lord, is like perfume…poured out!  No wonder I, Your bride, love you!  Hurry, my King; let’s hurry!  Take me into Your house!  I rejoice and delight in You; I will praise Your love more than wine! How right it is for me to adore You!  Hallelujah!

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