I dreamed a handsome bridegroom came to my home accompanied by a small group of young maidens. After giving them instructions for preparations for the wedding, He left my side.
A beautiful long dress with yards and yards of heavy white lace and brocade was brought to me and I marveled how light and airy it was as I put it on.
Now ready for my wedding day, I walked into a large room filled with people waiting for the wedding to begin…. And I heard Him say;
“This is my bride-in-waiting. She is without spot or blemish.”
(End of Dream)
“Various biblical writers use the imagery of the bride, but they appear to have a single purpose…to indicate the great love God has for His people. For these writers, no image could express better this love than the ideal love between a bridegroom and bride”—Holman Bible Dictionary
Some of my favorite passages about the bride and the bridegroom are from both the Old and New Testament.
You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; But you shall be called Hephzibah, * and your land Beulah; * For the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married (Isaiah 62:4).
* Literally My Delight Is in Her
* Literally Married
He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be Holy and without fault (Ephesians 5:27).
We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is (1 John 3: 2b).
And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband (Revelation 21: 2).
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let the one who hears say, “Come.” Let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost (Rev. 22:17).
Whatever your circumstances today, remember the Hope of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. He has prepared a place in heaven for His Church, the Bride of Christ. He wants us to trust Him during this time of waiting…knowing He is working all things together for good, shaping and molding us into the image of Christ. One day we will be without spot or blemish.
Are you His Bride-in-Waiting?