The Bride

The Lord has been showing me, through the wedding, how exciting it is as we wait for that day to be joined unto Jesus, our Bridegroom.All of the preparations and details and planning and making things ready for the big event. The more time and preparation put into it, the more exciting it shall be.

Just as us, the church, is in preparation for the marriage supper with the Lamb. The more time and preparation you put into it, the more exciting and glorious the union shall be. Also, the father provides the wedding celebration. Just as our heavenly Father shall provide all you may need for that day if you will look to Him. He will make you ready! Amen.

Never a lovlier bride
Could she be
Laced with graciousness
From the heavenlies.
Prepared for the marriage
By the Holy Word
Washed in the blood of righteousness
So she may be assured.

The bridegroom comes now
Calling out her name
And brings her to his holy throne
And takes away her shame.

Bethrothed unto Himself
Forever to be as One
God has given Him to her
And her unto His Son!

~ Donna Robertson

The Wedding Garment

I was thinking about my wedding gown that I made when I got married. It was so special when I finally, after three months of work, put it on. I felt the presence of the Lord with me and I praised and thanked Him for it. He showed me how much preparation goes into the construction before it is finally completed. Just as it does in our wedding garment that He is preparing for us. Piece by piece (of your life), it is put together. Sewn lovingly into place, fitted together, with tenderness, caring and love. For that day, when we will meet our Bridegroom and become One, eternally together with Christ forever.
Next, I adorned my gown with the jewels. Just as it says in Isaiah 49:18b; "As I live, saith the Lord, thou shalt surely clothe thee with them all, as with an ornament, and bind them on thee, as a bride doeth." Who are they? What are these jewels? The prior verse speaks of thy children and those that made thee waste.
Also, after I had my gown together, I noticed that I had to make a few adjustments. Everything must be exact. All must be made perfect. So, I began tearing out the shoulder and sleeve, and I needed to adjust it and then sew it back on. Oh, how we hate to do this! It involves so much more work - to tear it out then to sew it all back together again. It would have been much easier if it had fit right the first time. Some of the seams were double sewn, so to tear it out was even more of a chore! There are some things in our lives too, that need to be adjusted because they just won't fit into the final garment that must be perfect. Some of those things and double sewn into out lives! They are harder to pull out (to free us up), but need to be pulled out nonetheless! Some pieces need to be torn out and thrown out altogether and to start over and make it into a brand new piece. Just as the Lord speaks about in Mark 2:21&22: "No man seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment, else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the tear is made worse. And no man putteth new wine into old wineskins, else the new wine doth burst the wineskins, and the wine is spilled and the wineskins will be marred; but new wine must be put into new wineskins." As in our hearts, God must take away the old, stony heart (of sin) and make it new before He can fill us with His Holy Spirit. "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a new heart of flesh." Ezekiel 36:24-25 vs. 25, "And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep mine judgments, and do them." Isaiah 61:10; "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with jewels."

Oh, thou who art fairest,
the loveliest of all,
Come unto thy Savior
And give to Him your all.
Tarry in His presence
Until He gives to you,
The precious Holy Spirit
That'll surely make you new.
Come to Him with your garments
Just as on the wedding day
Spotless, pure and sanctified
Holiness, His way.

~ Donna Robertson

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