On Nov. 8th 2016, I was reading the Bible and journeling when God gave me this image (pic above). I used to write this on my notes and books at school as a teenager and if I liked someone I would put “Me + (guys name) = love. God said insert my name because you + me = one. In Eph. 5:25 it talks about a husband and wife becoming one flesh but when God gave me the image of him and I becoming one, it amazed me and here is why.
In the same journal I had wrote about writing a thank you note to my husband for keeping his vows to me because we were only married 6 months at the time and I was extremely sick with Hashimoto disease. He stood by me the entire time and he held to his promise of in sickness and health. Never would I have imagined that vow would need to be kept so early on in our marriage but he kept his vow and that meant so much to me. As I was reading my thank you letter to him I heard God say “You know the feeling of gratitude you have towards your earthly husband for keeping his vows?” “How much more will I keep my vows to you my beautiful bride?”
Rev. 19:7-8 says “Let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. It was given to her to clothes herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteousness acts of the saints.
We are the bride of Christ! We are His beloved bride and every promise and vow He has made with us through His Word is not only true but we can trust that He will fulfill every word, all the way up to his promise of coming for us one sweet day. When you received the Bridegroom and His salvation you also received; healing, deliverance, peace, security, joy, confidence, freedom, provision and the list goes on and on.
Isaiah 61:10 ESV
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; my soul shall exult in my God, for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation; he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
What a beautiful picture! Now go cash in on all that comes with being married to the Lamb, Jesus Christ. How do you do that? By reading His Word and activating all His promises through faith. Believe it and receive it today my friend. He doesn’t lie, cheat or chuck his responsibilities like some husbands we may know. He is faithful!