The Lord took me to one of His favorite places today. His bed chambers.
I did not notice many details, only that He was with me and it was peaceful
and beautiful. I didn't even really see Him closely, but I asked Him to
show me His heart and tell me His joys and share with me His sufferings.
He sat down on an open canopy bed with beautiful lace resting upon layers
of linen of deep shades of red and purple. There, He opened His book to
me and showed me some of the things He has desired for His people. (I
understood the book to be the one He was talking about choosing between,
His book, or the book of self indulgence.) I knew that He was showing
me the intimate things in His heart. Even though I didn't hear actual
thoughts and words, I could feel His heart and His joy as He expressed
them to me. When He was finished all I wanted to do was dance and sing
praises before Him. As I stood and worshiped Him, He just sat on the bed
and watched intently, bursting with desire for the Day that He will watch
His fully matured bride before Him in perfect splendor and grace.
After some time passed, I noticed the wedding gown of the Bride of Christ
set up on a dress model, waiting for Gods' people to fill its form. He
then handed me some of the portions to it, the veil, the train, and some
of the lace, but the body of it stayed where it was, visibly seen by the
tailor, our Bridegroom. He was showing it to me with even more excitement
and longing in His heart then when He shared His book with me. Jesus then
started cleaning the dress, removing the spots, and wiping all the wrinkles
out of it with His hands of mercy and faithfulness. He was preparing it
to its perfect form with gentleness, being precise as not to tear or damage
it. He continued with His equipping of the dress for His bride, admiring
the dress as He worked, and looking upon it as if it were already the
way He wanted it to be.
As our tailor, He knows exactly what He has to do before He can present
the wedding gown to His bride, the church of Christ, with complete satisfaction
Come Lord Jesus and restore Your Bride unto Yourself!