By Elizabeth Prata
Though we see the decline of culture, decline of peace, decline of the church, we remember that Jesus’s bride is BEAUTIFUL! His bride is spotless, glowing, holy and pure. He is purifying His bride daily, so that when presented to God we will be united in a holiness so astounding it is the very demonstration of the incomparable riches of His grace.
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:6-7).
In Revelation 19:7 “Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.”
I’ve seen several of my friends online appeal to the Lord for relief from this world by His calling all of us home. “Come soon, Lord Jesus” is the cry. I feel it too and say it in my prayers each day. After desiring for the Lord to call us home in the rapture, my next most fervent desire is for His Spirit to give me strength to do His will in a glorifying manner until He calls us home. “Thy will be done.”
One day, the preparations will be concluded, and we will enjoy perfect union and uninterrupted glory with Him. God the Redeemer sets Himself over the apostate world, with His bride at His side. What a glorious God we have.