Do you enjoy attending weddings?" And if so, are you looking forward to "The WEDDING" of weddings? The WEDDING we have each been invited to attend, and are expected to attend."
The WEDDING that I'm referring to, is The WEDDING that five foolish virgins, cared not enough about, in order to attend."
It's clearly depicted in Mathew 25:1-12."
Let me share it with you, and get your thoughts on it;
"Then The KINGDOM of HEAVEN shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet The BRIDEGROOM.
Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while The BRIDEGROOM was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
"And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, The BRIDEGROOM is Coming; go out to meet HIM!'
Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' But The wise answered saying, 'No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.' And while they went to buy, The BRIDEGROOM came, and those who were ready went in with HIM to The WEDDING; and The DOOR was shut.
"Afterward, the other virgins came also, saying, LORD, LORD, open to us!' But HE answered and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
The LORD knows those of us who are anxiously awaiting HIS coming, and wholeheartedly wish to attend "The WEDDING."
But because a great "many," simply intend to make excuses, and not attend "The WEDDING Supper of The LAMB, at all."
The LORD pointedly speaks of them in Luke 14:16-24, saying: "A certain Man gave a great supper and invited many, and sent HIS servant at supper time to say to those who were invited, 'Come, for all things are now ready.' But they all with one accord began to make excuses. The first said to HIM, 'I have bought a piece of ground, and I must go see it. I ask YOU to have me excused.'
And another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oven, and I am going to test them. I ask you to have me excused.'
Still another said, 'I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.'
So that servant came and reported these things to his MASTER.
Then The MASTER of the house, being angry, said to HIS servant, 'Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in here the poor and the maimed and the lame and the blind.' And the servant said, 'MASTER, it is done as you commanded, and still there is room.'
Then The MASTER said to the servant, 'Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that MY House may be filled. For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste MY supper." "
With that said, Beloved,"
Consider this, Weddings have long been an occasion for extravagance. Modern weddings have become a chance for women to live out the fantasy of being “a princess for a day.” An elegant gown, a beautiful hairstyle, attendants in color-coordinated dresses, bouquets of flowers, abundance of food, lots of celebrating friends and family.
Many parents start saving early so they can afford the high cost of making their daughter’s dream come true. And royal wedding, though, takes extravagance to a whole nother level.
A royal wedding is right now in the making, and from what I've gathered, many "Heavenly hosts" will be present and are even now," awaiting our arrival. Yes "our arrival" to "The WEDDING."
It's A WEDDING that will be more extravagant than any other.
For at this WEDDING, "The Most IMPORTANT PERSON" will be The GROOM, CHRIST The LORD; and we, Beloved Brethren, The Church.
Will be HIS Bride.
And so In Revalation 19:5-9
John’s revelation says that we, "The Bride," will make ourselves ready, and that our wedding gown will be our RIGHTEOUS acts.
Acts which The LORD clearly points us to, in Romans 10:15, when HE exclaims,
"How beautiful are the feet of those who preach The GOSPEL Of PEACE, who bring Good News of Good things.
Most earthly marriages last only a few decades, yet every bride works hard to make her wedding the very best possible. How much more, Beloved Brethren, as The Bride of CHRIST, should we be doing all we can to prepare ourselves for "The MARRIAGE" that will last for ETERNITY.
I pray that we would each make ourselves ready. For I wish to see you each beautifully dressed, shinning with brilliant colors." being rewarded greatly, for your FAITHFUL service to our Beloved LORD, Who LOVED us," and proved just how much HE LOVES us, by laying down HIS LIFE for our SALVATION!"
And because HE first LOVED us, we now LOVE HIM." And we look forward to HIS coming."
"The LORD COMES!"