Almighty God, I stand in your courts by the authority of the blood of Jesus. I come to thank you not only for your words of encouragement, but also for your words of warning. These are not my words but yours, not my admonition but yours. Let those who have ears hear your message to the nations. Let repentant hearts replace hearts of stone in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son. But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.” (Revelation 21: 6b-8 ESV)