The Bride of Christ


Always waiting for my beloved

Always waiting for my beloved

I had a dream about 1993 and the Lord had shown me that I was about to endure some tribulations as His bride.

I had been in a fellowship at the time with many strong believers and had learned so much about my calling and my gifts. I also learned about spiritual warfare and the enemy that stalks us strong believers to try to seduce us back into the world. If you would have asked me then I probably would have said, “Oh that’s not going to happen to me. I can certainly recognize the schemes of the enemy and won’t fall into that trap.” I would have never imagined that years later, when the ultimate tribulation began in my life, that I would become blinded to the one that I challenged on so many other occasions. “But don’t you know that Satan himself appears as an angel of light, so that he may deceive many?”

Now I had forgotten all of that. Yet deceived people rarely know they are deceived until the Holy Spirit brings that conviction and warning. The Lord had shown me all too clearly in this particular dream, that I would indeed be deceived and it was to happen not too long before the wedding is about to begin.

When He brought this dream to back to my memory, I had to look at the circumstances of my life and acknowledge that everything had happened according to this dream.

The dream;

I was in a church and I was getting ready for my own wedding. I was wearing what appeared to be a red slip and one shoe. I could not find my gown or my other shoe. I was crying out to my bridesmaids that I needed these parts of my apparel or I would not be ready.

They were scrambling about trying to find my things for me when I ventured out of the church into a beautiful meadow. I was immediately impressed with the serenity of it all and had forgotten the fact that I was even about to enter into matrimony.

I had continued to walk and there sitting on a brick wall was a man. He was holding a guitar and singing in Italian. It was mesmerizing. I looked at him and was longing for more of this seductive music. I sat and listened as he looked at me and sang some more.

Suddenly, I remembered! “Oh, I said, I must leave. I have to get ready for my wedding!” “No! He said. I have more, listen! He started to play and before I could become hypnotized,¬† once again, I decided to run.

I ran across the field toward the church. As I entered into the sanctuary and the small room, I saw my bridesmaids, holding my gown and my shoes. They hurriedly dressed me and placed my veil upon my head as I heard bells to start the ceremony. I was ready with just minutes to spare.

When I looked at the dream that I had written into my prayer journal, the Lord revealed so many things to me. He reminded me that I had been called and chosen when I was just a young girl. I had accepted His proposal. Yet, I was not finished. I had to consecrate my life and be ready for His return.

I learned about the ancient Jewish wedding customs and it was so beautiful and it also taught me that this is also an incredible picture of what is spoken of in scripture as the Rapture and following wedding feast.

When a man proposed he did it with a special cup of wine. It was a marriage proposal that was sealed as the man and woman drank from the cup. The future groom did not immediately take his bride.(Take drink, this is the covenant in my blood) The disciples were accepting Christ’s proposal of marriage.

He was to go to his father’s house and prepare for his bride. (I go to my Father’s house to prepare a place for you.(John 14)

The bride was to be ready at all times, since the groom would not let her know when he was coming to get her.(All of the virgins did not have their lamps full of oil at the bridegrooms return, therefore were left out of the wedding banquet. Matthew 25)

With a shout and the blow of the shofar, ( a rams horn) the bridegroom will announce his coming to his bride. (he shall send His angels with a loud trumpet call. Matthew 24:31, 1Cor.14:8, 1Th4:16)

At this point the bridegroom collects his bride and they shall go to the wedding feast. They would then go into a secluded chamber to consummate their vows as the fest continued. They would remain hidden for seven days. (Seven days, symbolizes the seven years of tribulation on the earth after the rapture has taken place. (Revelation 19:9) This is known as “The time of Jacob’s troubles.) It is a time of suffering that the earth has never known and it’s main purpose is to bring in the most hardened of unbelievers. It is also the time that every nation shall come against Israel.(Jacob)

After the bride and groom have consummated, they rejoin their party and it is the first time they see the bride, unveiled, in her radiant glory.(And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being¬† transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.(Cor.3:18)

The bride revealed in Revelation 21:1,2) “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, thew new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.”

What a glorious picture! Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this? If a person thinks anything on this earth is superior, it is only because they lack faith. All of these things shall come to pass.

Now back to my dream. The Lord had interpreted this to me and it doesn’t take too much discernment, after understanding what I have just shown in scripture. I was in a rush to get ready, yet I was still lacking in my wedding garments.Matthew 22:11 The Parable of the Wedding Banquet) (Clothe yourself in Jesus Christ-Romans 13:14)

I thought I was ready, but the Lord revealed that I was not. I still had a longing for the world, by going out of the sanctuary and into the world, right before my own wedding was to begin. I was seduced by the world and had completely forgotten my groom.

As I wandered, I came upon another man that tried to seduce me with his charm. This is a picture of the enemy.

The Holy Spirit reminded me of my vows and the spell was broken. (Greater is He that is in me, than the one that is in the world.)(1John4:4)

At that point, I ran back to the sanctuary to find my bridesmaids, loyally waiting for my return with all my garments prepared for me. (Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance, the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes upon Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews 12:1,2)

I was made ready, spotless and blameless for my wedding. (Ephesians 5:26,27) to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

This is difficult to grasp, since we are all in a body of sin, however, all of these things when submitted to the power of Christ, will give us the ability to overcome, so that we can be a bride, “being made ready.” And “when He appears, we shall be like Him.” (1John 3:2,3)

Is it possible? Of course! Christ has told us and we know this to be true.

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