Moving toward a wedding

John 14:2-3: "In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also."

What Jesus says here to His disciples in the upper room, a groom would often say to his betrothed, in that day. Jesus is defining His relationship with us here, as akin to marriage. We are moving towards a wedding day, as the Bride of Christ. We have been bought at a price. Christ has shown us He can provide for us. He did it at the cross. He will give us all things with Him at our resurrection. We can rest fully in our faithful husband, to cleanse us by the water of the Word from every spot or wrinkle. He has gone to prepare a place for us, and He will take us to be with Him. Let us be jealous with a godly jealousy to be spotless for Him when He comes. Let us anticipate eagerly His coming, proclaiming His death for us until He returns.

Rev 19:7-9: "Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.” And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!’ ”


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