Are You Ready? by Rosemary Fisher
"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" (Revelation 19:7).
IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT… we’re seated together at a royal wedding. The invitations have been sent, all the preparations have been made, the guests have arrived, the music is playing, the flowers are spectacular ~ the sanctuary is decked for a king and queen. The bride-groom and his attendants take their places at the front.
The first strains of the wedding march begin to sound. We all rise.
It’s hard to see from where we are standing off to the side.
Finally, we’re able to catch a glimpse of the bride holding the arm of her father as she begins to move down the aisle toward her bridegroom.
We crane our necks trying to take it all in. As she gets closer, we realize something is wrong! It can’t be – but yes…her veil is torn, and it’s askew on her head.
She gets closer, and we see that it's not just her veil – her hair is matted and in disarray. She looks like she just got out of bed. And her face – it’s filthy; she has no makeup on.
As she walks by the row where we’re standing, we get a closer look at her dress. It’s unbelievable. Her gown is disheveled and wrinkled from top to bottom. It looks like it’s been stuffed in a drawer for weeks. Not only that – the once white dress is covered with an awful assortment of dark stains.
Have you ever seen such a sight? How can this be?
Then we see the saddest sight of all, as she approaches
her bridegroom. It’s the look of profound sorrow in his eyes as he realizes that his bride - the one he loves with all his heart – didn’t care enough to get ready for the wedding……
How heartbreaking! The Church of Jesus Christ (Bride of Christ) who professes Him as their Savior did not care enough to get ready for the wedding! The most important and extravagant wedding of the universe where the entire world will be watching, and the Bride was not ready? I don’t want to be the Bride who is unprepared ~ do you? I am sounding the alarm, because after two decades of walking with Christ, and speaking and teaching God’s word within the church, it is apparent that the majority of the Bride in America is not only asleep, but extremely un-prepared for the
What if today you were ushered before the King? Would you be ready and prepared? What would your wedding dress look like? Would Jesus have happiness in his eyes or would His eyes be filled with sorrow because you never took time to prepare to be received as His Bride?
 “From Holiness: The
Heart God Purifies, ©2004, 2005 by Nancy Leigh DeMoss. Used with permission of Moody Publishers. All rights reserved.”
Rosemary is a wife, mother, Author and sought after national
conference speaker whose passion is to see women prepared for Christ’s glorious return. She is the author of “Recycled Women” and has been featured on the 700 Club, Bridges Show, Freedom Today and numerous television and radio programs
promoting complete “wholeness” that can only be achieved through the transformational power of Jesus Christ. For more information
visit Rosemary's website
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Are you ready for the most extravagant wedding of the universe?
The trumpets sound, the Bridegroom has finally arrived! Will the Bridegroom find her ready?
NOW is the time the Bride of Christ must begin serious preparation for the King's glorious return by renewing her mind, body and spirit through the washing of God's Holy Word to make herself ready. This book will introduce the Bride to the Ultimate Wedding Planner, experience the generosity of the Father of the Bride and also be prepared to resist the horrible wedding crashers! This book is full of straight forward biblical
reminders that is a must read for every serous Christian who has a longing to be prepared for the most extravagant wedding where all eyes will be upon her!
Come and I will show you the bride.
She has made herself ready,
Prepared as a bride beautifully dressed.
She sings as in the days of her youth.
She became very beautiful and rose to be a queen.
All glorious is the princess within her
Dressed in fine linen and covered in costly garments, her gown is interwoven with gold.
She adorns herself in jewels, so beautiful and delicate.
She is led with joy and gladness into the palace of the King.
The King is enthralled by her beauty.
“How beautiful you are, my darling. Oh, how beautiful you are."
As a bridegroom rejoices over his
bride, so will your God rejoice over
With a crown of splendor in the Lord's
hand, He bestows on her a crown of
beauty, the oil of gladness, and a garment of praise.
He has made everything beautiful in its
At the Groom's right hand is the royal
“I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you in love and compassion. I will take great delight in you, quiet you with my love, and rejoice over you with
singing. And in that day, you will call me, my husband.”
(See references: Psalm 45:9,11,13,15; S of S 4:1;Ecc 3:11; Jer. 6:2; Hosea 2:15,16,19,
Eze. 16:10-11,13; Isaiah 61:3,10; 62:3; Zep3:17; Rev 19:7; 21:2).
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