Oh, beloved, don’t we see, soon, very soon the biggest party this world has even seen is about to take place?! Can you hear the orchestra ready itself; can you see the men and women prepare their attire? Do you see the cake and the wine being brought forth to celebrate the marriage of the Lamb! God has been anticipating this moment before the beginning of creation. He has carefully crafted all things to lead to this extravagant event. He has sent out many invitations, and truly R.S.V.P.’s are making their way back in. Yes, a grand gala is nearly upon us.
It makes me think so strongly of the goodness, the grace and the utter sovereignty of our Lord. I believe every day more and more we will see a separating. Matthew 13:24-30 sheds some light into the coming kingdom. Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’ “ ‘An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’ “ ‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’ ”
We will see the world grow dimmer and dimmer, we will see false teachers rise and eventually the Beast come to power, but this not without the bride of Christ becoming more radiant, more holy, more joyous, and more alive than ever! Indeed the bride is readying herself even now. God has prepared such wonderful blessings for his children, and soon, I believe very soon we will enter the gates of heaven with thanksgiving and adoration upon our lips and in our hearts forever. What a glorious time it will be. We will all have a part to play; we will finally behold the beauty and the majesty of our King, our Lord, Jesus Christ face to face.
The long awaited arrival of the Lion of Judah draws closer every day, but do you see what God is up to? Do you realize the mood he is in? I believe he too is readying himself for the grand party. He is adjusting his bowtie and paces excitedly in anticipation of the bride. We will soon be presented to Christ! In all our radiance and entire splendor, we will come. Revelations 19:7-8 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear. The Father is about to close the last chapter on history. Everything that he has ever desired is about to come to a head, his creation and ideas for it, for us complete. We will never know another sorrow; we will never be permitted another temptation. Truly history is being made!
All good things must come to an end, so I’ve heard and like any studious, little Christian I am busy preparing myself for my Savior’s return. I do not fear the evil that so aggressively seeks to overcome me, nor do I look around at the news or reports of devastation and tremble in fear! No, no, no! I know the one who owns all governments! I am well acquainted with God, and he calls me friend. I am glad because there is no one else I’d rather be friends with in this day and age! Yes, as everything gets darker and darker, and many grow colder and colder, God tenderly reminds me that He is in control, and that he loves, oh how he loves his people. There is, however, an expiration date on his invitation. He desires that none should perish. Truly his perfect will is that all would come to know him, but the sad reality is some will not be ready.
Instead of worrying about what I am going to eat next or buy next or be next, I am more concerned about souls. I am more concerned about every person I come in contact with getting to know this Man God Jesus for themselves. No one wants a second-hand Jesus right?! I know I don’t! I love knowing what my Daddy is up to. It makes me smile realizing how very much he cares for us. I do not fully understand why he loves us so much, but I am absolutely convinced he does. He actually loves us despite ourselves, lol, he truly does! I am proud to be a part of a holy generation, a chosen people and a royal priesthood. We are called to declare the beauty and majesty of Christ. Truly God is in a great mood! No idea when the curtain will close, but each day more and more I sense his loving arms calling me to a grand awakening. A grand understanding and fullness of his love that most assuredly defies logic and understanding, one in which I am always happy and always willing to receive!
I love you Lord. You are beautiful, I long to sit in your presence every day. I desire nothing less but to learn of you, to carry from you only what you ask and to gaze more fully at you, beholding your very glory. There is no greater prize in life than to know you. There is no treasure that I seek that can compare to you. Continue to teach us, Lord, show us what you are up to. I am nothing apart from you. Have your way in my life now and always. So be it.
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