EXHORTATION: JESUS CHRIST AND THE BRIDE
In Matthew 1 verse 18 the words “before they came together” means before they lived together because in the Jewish tradition, the married couple do not start to live together straight away. After the civil part of the marriage, the husband has to go away to prepare a place where he and his spouse will be both living and eventually raising a family. It generally takes 2 to 4 years.
In the same way, the Lord Jesus is the husband of the church and has gone away to prepare a place for His bride; please read John 14 verses 1 to 3. He will be coming back to take a spotless bride unto Himself, so that where He is, there she may be also. It then belongs to every Christian to make themselves ready for His soon return.
There is a beautiful Christian Hymn that says: “I know not when my Lord may come; I know not how, nor where; If I shall pass the vale of death, or meet Him in the air”
So, as a season of festivity is approaching, let us not be distracted of what is truly important; knowing and preparing ourselves for our Lord Jesus-Christ.
Your Servant BOHUI TEA (ENGLAND)