September 15, 2018
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let him that heareth say, “Come.” And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17
God chose the analogy of a wedding to describe the moment when we, His followers, His church, become one with the Lord Jesus Christ for all eternity. We’ll know Him in a more intimate way than we know Him now, and God calls that “the marriage of the Lamb.” Being swept up to meet the Lord in Glory face to face is so fulfilling, the Bible likens it to the consummation of a marriage. I don’t mind telling you, that really excites me!
All of history points to Jesus. At the wedding of the Lamb, everyone will worship Him. He is the groom, and He is to be glorified. He is faithful — the things He said He would do, He has done. The things He said would be true have proved true. Instead of worrying about dates and the time of His coming, we fall on our knees and praise Him for the fact that it will happen. At the name of Jesus, every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:10-11).
We say with the hymn writer,
“Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll.
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.”
Examine your heart. Does the Lord’s Second Coming make your heart pound with excitement? Do you long for His return and reign?