Then I heard what seemed to be a large crowd that sounded like a roaring flood and loud thunder all mixed together. They were saying,
â€œPraise the Lord! Our Lord God All-Powerful now rules as king.
7 So we will be glad and happy and give him praise.
The wedding day of the Lamb is here, and his bride is ready.
8 She will be given a wedding dress made of pure and shining linen.
This linen stands for the good things Godâ€™s people have done.â€ Â Â Â Revelation 19:6-8 (CEV)
I am Jesus! And I am the one who sent my angel to tell all of you these things for the churches. I am Davidâ€™s Great Descendant, and I am also the bright morning star.
17 The Spirit and the bride say, â€œCome!â€
Everyone who hears this should say, â€œCome!â€
If you are thirsty, come! If you want life-giving water, come and take it. Itâ€™s free! Â Â Revelation 22:16-17 (CEV)
The summer months are often the favored time for weddings. There are hours and hours and hours of preparation to make that â€œspecial dayâ€ what the bride and groom dream to be special. How does that translate into the wedding day that John describes in Revelation?
Do we think about Jesus being the bridegroom that we love more than any other? If you are a guy, is that concept just a bit too far to stretch your imagination? This passionate love that brings feelings of unparalleled expectation and desire to be with that One that you love is an important aspect of our relationship with our LORD. It is a facet that gives us a look into the heart of God and His love for us.
There is a book in the Bible, the Song of Solomon, that is eight chapters long. It is a love sonnet. It is about love between a bride and groom. It is a wonderful reading that can lead you into seeing the vision that John shared in Revelation. I hope you will take the time to read the Song of Solomon this weekend. It will be better than the best movie you have ever seen. Allow your spirit to communicate with God’s Spirit and step closer to Him.
When I allow God to teach me and show me the depth and passion of His love, my relationships with everyone will change. I will have a new understanding of unconditional love. I will know compassion as well as passion. And I will know that this love from God is never-ending and enough for me.
The Spirit and the Bride written by Tom Dickson and sung by Lindell Cooley