Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Getting Ready for THE Royal Wedding!
"But you are a chosen race, a ROYAL priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light"! ♥1 Peter 2:9♥ (hcsb)
The Royal Wedding...It's all over the media, Royal Wedding BUZZ is everywhere, especially this week as Prince William & his bride to be, Kate, prepare for their big day. There are many many preparations taking place before the big wedding day.
This event has caused me to think about The Bride of Christ and the many many preparations that are taking place as Christians are preparing for the return of the King of all Kings, Jesus Christ! As The Bride of Christ, are a Child of The King, and we are called to be daily getting ready for The Groom of all Grooms = JESUS? What are some preparations we must "make herself ready" for the Marriage of the Lamb that is described in Revelation 19:7 "Let us rejoice and be glad and give the Glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready."?
1. Make Sure You Are A Member of The Bride of Christ! Accept God's INVITATION to THE Royal Wedding = HEAVEN, by Accepting Jesus and your Lord & Savior!! Has there been a specific time that you admitted you were a sinner in need of a Savior and believed that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead as you confess Him as Lord of your life and accept the Gift of Salvation? "Come!" Anyone who hears should say "Come!" And the one who is thirsty should come. Whoever desires should take the Living Water as a Gift."! Revelation 22:17
2. Make Specific Daily Preparations as A Member of The Bride of Christ to be Ready for The Marriage of the Lamb! How? Accept God's Plans For Your Life!! ♥Jer.29:11-13♥ Make Yourself Ready Daily = Believe, Pray, Read/Study your Bible, Share your Faith with Others, Join a Bible Believing Church and Serve the Lord, Turn from wrongdoings as you keep your heart clean & holy in the Lord through confession/forgiveness, Disciple Others, Obey The Lord through Love of THE GROOM~JESUS!
"So if anyone purifies himself/herself from these things, he/she will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to The Master, prepared for every good work. Flee youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. But reject foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they breed quarrels. The Lord's must not quarrel, and must be gentle to everyone, able to teach, and patient, instructing with gentleness. Perhaps God will grant them repentance to know the truth." 2 Timothy 2:21-25 (hcsb)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAWeHo8E7OE (If We Are The Body - Casting Crowns)