Note: Letters From His Word Inspirational Devotionals and Writings are written by Merete Marx. I wish to personally thank Merete for giving me permission to share her writings here. At the end of the article you will see how to locate her website on the Internet as well as on FaceBook.
Messiah Yeshua is not only coming back for a ‘bride’ without spot or blemish, He is also coming back for a bride that is mature AND ready. Yeshua is NOT an advocate of child-brides. He has no wish to wed Himself to immature, self-centered and selfish people, who have no thought for HIS desires, and only concern themselves with their own wants and lusts. Brothers and sisters, it is past the point in time to first, realize to WHOM we belong, then second, to WHOM we are betrothed, and then finally, begin to act like it.
“SO CLEAN HOUSE! Make a clean sweep of malice and pretense, envy and hurtful talk. You’ve had a taste of God. Now, like infants at the breast, DRINK DEEP of God’s pure kindness. THEN you’ll grow up mature and whole in God.” (1Peter 2:1-2 MB, emphasis mine)
“… let US, too, PUT ASIDE every impediment — that is, the sin which easily hampers our forward movement — and keep running with endurance in the contest set before us …” (Hebrews 12:1 CJB, emphasis mine)
“So then, my beloved, even as you always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much rather in my absence, WORK OUT YOUR SALVATION with fear and trembling …” (Philippians 2:12 HRB, emphasis mine)
The Bride’s Responsibility
According to these three verses, it is OUR responsibility to remove, to cast away, ANYTHING in our lives that would hinder us from coming into the maturity that our Master desires for us to walk in. And this is our challenge for today. Since He has given us every key to victory, what IS holding us back?
“Therefore, just as you received the Messiah Yeshua as Lord, KEEP living your life UNITED WITH HIM. Remain deeply rooted IN HIM; continue being built up IN HIM and confirmed in your trust, the way you were taught, so that you overflow in thanksgiving.” (Colossians 2:6-7 CJB, emphasis mine)
Most Holy Father, we come to You, and lay at Your feet all of our excuses, all of our selfish desires and ambitions, and submit to the washing of the water of the Word. Cleanse us, YAH; we yield to Your will in our lives, that the image of Your Son, Messiah Yeshua, would be perfected in our lives. We must decrease, we know this, that YOU, and only YOU, may increase. Help us, Adonai, to become that bride that You desire to spend eternity with. In the Name that is above every Name we pray, in the Name of Yeshua of Nazareth, Amein and Amein.
©2015 Merete Marx
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 05:32 AM PDT