The gift of a New Day, a New Beginning.
Christmas, a time of Thanksgiving and celebration in culture but more so for the birth of God’s gift Jesus.
God’s heart is moved when we draw close with genuine gratitude and thankfulness.
Acknowledging what He is continually gifting us with.
There is a sense that He is even now reaching from His heavenly realm with a new gift in His hands for His bride of this era and generation.
A delicate gift that gives Him a mixture of joy and sadness.
A gift that it is essential to be ready for so that it will be used well.
A gift for new days and new beginnings.
A requirement that the bride will be ready and trustworthy.
Be in readiness to put some of an old life behind, not all.
Be ready to repent and change from any ways that would be unworthy of this privileged union.
Be ready to embrace a bespoken relationship and remain determined, steady and strong.
Be ready to submit entirely.
Be ready to love the other beyond the self.
Be ready to receive the angel kiss from heaven to triumphantly bring forth multitudes of bright shining offspring.
Be ready to seek for no other and have no other.
To remain joyously betrothed into eternity.
Are we, the church, ready to be that spotless bride the bridegroom has waited for?
Ready for a new day and a new beginning.
The illustration shows God’s gift sent as a kiss from an angel to multiply the pure light filled Saints as heaven is brought to be on earth.
Three scriptures that come to mind:
“for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Saviour of all people, especially of those who believe.”1 Timothy 4:8-10 ESV
“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.”Ephesians 5:25-27 ESV
“Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints.”Revelation 19:7-8 ESV
The song. O Bride of Christ Redemption City Church