I am betrothed to my Beloved, we are in the engagement period. I’m a virgin bride making myself ready, and my Beloved is making a beautiful home for me in His Father’s house. I am waiting for Him, and for the wedding day.
Someday He will come for me (I hope I am ready)and He will call out to me,
and He will call my name, and I will go with Him, and He will take me to His house where we will be together.
There will be a wonderful celebration, a marriage supper (like a reception dinner!) and we will drink wine and dance and sing. I will be clothed
in the white garment of His righteousness, and in the ‘righteous acts of the saints’, and it will be beautiful. He will be altogether lovely. He will rejoice over me and cover me with His love…….
…and I will betroth you to Me forever, yes I will betroth you to Me in righteousness, and in justice, and in lovingkindness and in compassion, and I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness. Hosea2:19
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so your God will rejoice over you. Is.62:5
the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king, who gave a wedding feast for his son. And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come…..’Go therefore to the highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.’ And those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found….. and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests. Matt.22:2,3, 9,10… continue reading and note the guests must have ‘wedding clothes’ in order to attend.
Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were foolish, and five were prudent (wise). For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them but the wise took oil in flasks along with their lamps. ….at midnight there was a shout, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, there will not be enough for us and you too; go instead to the dealers and buy some for yourselves.’ 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. And later the other virgins also came, saying,
‘Lord, Lord, open for us. ‘ But he answered and said, ‘Truly I say to you; I do not know you.’ Matt 25:1-12
I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again,
and receive you unto Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. Jn. 14:3
for I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy, for I betrothed you to one husband,
that to Christ I might present you as a chaste virgin. 2 Cor.11:2
Let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to Him, for the marriage supper of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready, and it was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. …..’blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ Rev.19:7-9
Amen, thank You for these promises, Lord Jesus.