“Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and HisBride(wife) has made herself ready ’’ Revelations 19:7
The Lamb of God is the Bridegroom as illustrated in John 3:29 and we are the bride of Christ growing into perfection.
Jesus gave an illustration in Matthew 22 of the Kingdom of Heaven and likened it to the great wedding feast. Invitation has already been sent out into the world when Christ died on the cross for our sins and all it takes is for you to believe in Him. Many are called but few are chosen because those few responded to the call.
Psalm 45 is a beautiful song that tells us of the bridegroom espousing the church to himself. She is in courtship with him while on earth as she awaits the great marriage feast where she would be with Him forever.
“Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City” or the “Desolate Land”.Your new name will be “The City of God’s delight ” and “The Bride of God”.(Isaiah 62:4 NLT)
Just as there is the place of knowledge and intimacy between two couples, so also are we called to live a life of intimacy with the King. It is quite obvious that from the Garden of Eden God has always wanted to commune with us. The secret place is the place of communion, the place of investment and discovery, growth unto perfection. He gives direction for every area of your life (Psalm 32:8-9).
Bob Sorge said in his book Secret of the secret place “Intimacy precedes insight and passion precedes purpose.Come to the secret place and then get divine guidance “.
Rev 19:7 b “His Bride hath made herself ready “.
The place of preparation can’t be overlooked because the price of unpreparedness is too great to bear. We need not be like the five foolish virgins that were unprepared(Matthew 25:1-13)despite responding to the call.Notice what Jesus says: “And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut (Matt. 25:10)”. Be at alert, watch and pray for we do not know when He is coming.
We have been created for love and He is the only satisfaction to your heart, nothing else can suffice.
Written By Adeyemo Elizabeth.