Written by: Dr Belinda Spannenberg
Article source: JOY! Magazine
Last year the Lord spoke to me in an encounter at my home. ‘Belinda, I want you to give me a wedding to prepare my bride.’ I immediately arranged a wedding banquet for our King, held at the prestigious L’Ermitage Hotel in Franschhoek. A remnant, representing the Bride, was gathered and anointed for the marriage supper of the Lamb. He walked into the room and we were all undone by the weight of His glory and love.
Jesus longs for us
Jesus is longing for His Bride like a passionate lover longs for the one who makes his heart beat. It won’t be long now and we will finally be together. The Lord is calling His Bride to prepare herself through inner healing, repentance, and deliverance, so that she can be ready for the wedding, to reflect the Bride spoken of in Ephesians 5:25-27. His Bride is pure and holy. Some of the things that we deem ‘acceptable’ to God simply don’t fit the bridal dress code, and we are going to have to be willing for Him to cleanse us with His Word and sanctify us with His blood if we wish to become the Bride He is coming for.
Grow in intimacy
He wants us to be prepared, “My beloved spoke, and said to me: ‘Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” – Song of Solomon 2:10. Jesus is calling the remnant into the cleft of the rock to grow in intimacy with Him so that He can cleanse the blemishes from our wedding garments and crown us with glory and fire.
Are you willing to let go?
To come away, we need to let go of some things, some programmes, some thought processes, and some people and prioritise time with Him as the most important purpose of our lives. To come away you have to be willing to let go and let God as you place an unwavering trust in His infinite wisdom and trust His way to be best, even when you don’t understand. ‘Come away with me’, says the Lord, will you go with Him?
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