One of the purposes of this website is to help those in need to prepare themselves to be the bride of Christ and to repent and with Zeal to begin now to get ready for Christ when He reveals Himself to those whom He has deemed worthy to escape what is coming soon.
So when I found this booklet by Warren Zehrung of the Sabbath Church of God, I wanted to make it available to those of you who visit our website. Here is part of the introduction and link to the full booklet:
From the very beginning, Jesus Christ has made known to us His intention to marry a most exquisite Bride. The marriage of the Lamb to His spouse will commence the eternal covenant longed for by Jesus Christ from time immemorial. From the days of Israel’s espousal in the wilderness (Jeremiah 2:2) up until the marriage of the Lamb, Jesus Christ has loved His Bride-to-be with a perfect love that surpasses anything we can remotely imagine (Ephesians 3:19). Their wedding will be the most superb ceremony the heavens and earth have ever witnessed. Though this may sound like a dream or a fable, it is, in fact, a magnificent reality.
Brethren, we have only a short time to prepare. Many of those who consider themselves to be a part of the Church of God are not prepared to be the Bride of Jesus Christ. The seventh doctrine of Jesus Christ is, “Go on to perfection;” this is what the Bride must be doing (Hebrews 6:1-2).
It should go without saying that Jesus is going to be extremely selective when taking His wife for ever more. Though the world prefers to believe that Jesus accepts us in our current condition –“just as you are”– it is obvious from the Scriptures that His Bride will be arrayed in the purest white wedding gown – symbolizing her perfect love for Him, her spotless spiritual condition, and her eternal faithfulness in marriage.
Are we absolutely certain that we meet that criteria – in other words, are we as ready and prepared as we can possibly be? Anyone who assumes that they have attained to the perfect measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, underestimates the supreme perfection of Jesus Christ (Ephesians 4:13). To what degree of excellence must the Church brethren attain in order to be ready?
When comparing the unity of mind and heart within the marriage relationship to the bond of unity that exists between Christ and the Church brethren, the apostle Paul called it a great mystery. What is the significance of the wedding of Jesus Christ to the Church? Who is the Bride? Remarkably, it is revealed that not everyone will participate in the marriage supper. Blessed are they who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb! What can we do to ensure that we will be invited to take part in Christ’s wedding?