"He's coming for a pure bride,
He's coming for a pure bride,
See Him riding in the skies,
See the fire inside His eyes,
Through the darkness His light will shine,
In His glory He's lifted high,
He's coming for a pure bride,
The Lord is coming for His bride,
Make way for the Lord,
He's clothing all His children in white,
Make way for the Lord.."
Needless to say...it caught my attention. My focus immediately shifted as the realization of the truth in this song hit me afresh.
He is coming and He is coming for a pure bride. His eyes are ever watching and His Spirit is always searching for this pure bride.
In my daily reading in Psalms I came across this verse and it struck me with such significance for the times in which we live today.
"Then the earth trembled, and quaked, the foundations also of the mountains moved and shook, because He was angry. Smoke went out at his nostrils, and a consuming fire out of His mouth: coals were kindled thereat. He bowed the heavens also and came down, and darkness was under His feet. And He rode upon Cherub, and did fly, and He came flying upon the wings of the wind. He made darkness His secret place, and His pavilion round about Him, even darkness of waters, and clouds of the air. At the brightness of His presence clouds passed, hailstones and coals of fire. The Lord also thundered in the heaven, and the Highest gave His voice, hailstones and coals of fire." Psalm 18:7-13
As the Lord descends He is preceded with "darkness under His feet." In darkness light is made clearly visible and all that is not in the light is blended into the darkness which surrounds it. All eyes can not help but turn to the light which now seems to stand alone. Do we stand out in the darkness which surrounds us or do we blend in? This darkness is found in the hearts of man and in the minds of man. We either have the mind of Christ and He sits on the throne of our hearts or we sit in darkness with the world around us...blending in.
As we go about our daily business we give glory to God and walk with Him choosing to follow His commands and His voice or we heed the commands and voices of this world..losing the light which we should be giving out and the pure light that He is looking for. Every person in history to this day has had to make that choice in the time period in which they lived or live. Where do you stand? What choices do you make?
Civilization will fall under the power and reign of Almighty God. However all those in this world choose to break the commands of God and live according to the wickedness of their own hearts... God will come again to judge this earth and all who live on it according to His judgements.
I do not mean to sound cynical...but...
"He's coming for a pure bride..."
We can so easily lose sight of that.
I will close with this verse in Revelation 19:6-8
"And I heard like a voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of strong thunderings, saying, Hallelujah: for the Lord that God that Almighty one hath reigned. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give glory to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted, that she should be arrayed with pure fine linen and shining, for the fine linen is the righteousness of Saints."
Have we made ourself ready for His appearing?