Why are you not Going to The Great Wedding in Heaven? Prepare for the Coming of the Lord. If you have prepared for your own wedding day or helped others get prepared, you know how time consuming and labor-intensive it is. We all notice how the bride and groom spend much time together during the final days just before the wedding. Understanding that a parallel wedding is about to take place in heaven, these instructions for that crucial preparation will be self-evident.
Weddings are generally planned well in advance and many arrangements are made. The marriage to the Lamb is no different. During the time of engagement, the bride has eyes only for her husband-to-be. She doesn’t act independent of him. She talks to him about everything….her day at work, how she feels about this and that. She wants to wear a beautiful wedding dress to be exceptionally attractive to him.
Her feelings of love are not lukewarm, but strong and passionate. She doesn’t spend her hours thinking about new recipes, house decorating, soap operas and shopping. Her thoughts are consumed with him in mind. This is the kind of mindset the bride of Christ will have when He returns.
WE MUST GET PREPARED
Little time remains. Many Christian will be left. They will be bewildered. Entire congregations may be left because they did not know to prepare.
Church pastors are not teaching about the end times. They will be blamed. Many will be celebrating when they should be repenting. Queen Esther took time to prepare for her marriage to the king.
Jesus says to get ready for He is coming soon. If you need to change anything in your life, change it.
You must take up your cross and follow the Lord daily. This is necessary to be the bride. Following forms and traditions of the church will not work. Only following the Lord Himself will be acceptable.
In Matthew 7, it says, “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophecy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles? Then I will tell them plainly, away from me you workers of lawlessness.” After the trumpet call. it is too late. Many will try to enter heaven, pleading with God, but it will be too late.
We will go through the Tribulation Period, a time of great persecution. Christians will be hated, and many will be put to death. It is a time of falling away, and the love of many will grow cold. It will be a time of war, scarcity, and break down in social order because many evil spirits will be released.
Jesus is coming for a radiant bride, holy and blameless….not a harlot married to the world. Only the pure and obedient will be taken…..free of addictions, lusts and worldly passions. In Hebrews chapter 12 it says, “Without holiness, no one will see God.” Matthew chapter 5 says, “Unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and the Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”
It is hard to enter the Kingdom of God:
no sleeping around,
no dependence on clergy or church, (They are not your Savior.)
no idolatry…praying to patron saints, and
no desecrating the Lord’s day by conducting business like any other day.
If you have no oil in your lamps, you won’t be ready.
If you have no salt, you won’t be ready.
If you haven’t given to the Lord, tithes and offerings, you won’t be ready. It costs money to reach the world. Many don’t pay tithes and offerings, and because of that many die for lack of knowledge of God. Do not steal the Lord’s money.
PARABLE OF THE WEDDING BANQUET, LUKE CHAPTER 14
A man gave a banquet. He sent his servant to tell the invited guests that everything was ready. They began to make excuses not to come.
I have bought a field. I must go see it.
I have bought 5 pair of oxen. I must go examine them.
I have married a wife. I cannot come.
When the servant reported this, the master was angry and said to the servant, “Go quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring the poor, crippled, blind and lame.” The servant said, “It has been done and there is still room.” The master said, “Go out into the highways and hedges and compel them to come in that my house may be filled. For I tell you none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.”
The field represents property and belongings that are more important.
The 5 pair of oxen represent the job or work that is more important.
The wife represents spouse, family and friends that are more important.
For these reasons, many will miss the banquet.
Do not fall asleep. Will He find you working when He returns?
Do not fall into temptation, but stand firm to the end.
Remember Lot’s wife. She was almost free, but died.
Don’t put your hand to the plow and then look back.
Don’t give up on the final lap of the race, but kick faster to the finish line.
WATCH & PRAY
Watch and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all of these things which shall come to pass and to stand before the Son of Man. (Luke 21:36)
Jesus desperately wants souls to escape. He depends on us to do our part. Hell was created for Satan and his demons, not for mankind. If we don’t witness, we are snubbing the Lord’s passion.
In heaven, we will have the best time. On earth it will be the worst time during the Tribulation Period.
No one knows the day or the hour when the Son of Man will return. He will come like a thief and at a time you don’t expect him. The Lord is restraining evil.
Second Thessalonians says that lawlessness is already at work secretly, and will remain secret until the One who is holding it back steps out of the way. When the restraining hand of God is withdrawn, the world will quickly plunge into darkness.
Don’t believe any man who says, “Peace, peace.” …. not world leaders, not religious heads. God alone offers peace. During the Tribulation, it will be much harder to follow God. It will cost lives.
The beast will make war against the saints. They will be tortured to take the mark or the name of the beast. DO NOT take the mark of the beast. There are no second chances for anyone who takes his mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name. It is the number of a man. His number is 666.
Brother will betray brother. Fathers will betray children, but those who stand firm to the end will be saved. God is judging the world for all of the wickedness it has committed. Unless those days were shortened, no one would survive. Many will curse God.
Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them. But they will be priests of God and of His Christ and will reign with Him for ever.
These are the Lord’s instructions and warnings concerning His near return.
Prepare yourself for He is coming soon.
I’m not ready Pastor – Please help me get ready !