For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the LORD of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth. Isaiah 54:5
Throughout The Bible God is described as our Husband and we “Christians” as his bride. This is obviously not just a New Testament concept , as the prophet Isaiah reveals this also to Israel. So as we reflect on our relationship with God we should view it as a marriage.
What makes a good marriage?
- Commitment- are you committed to your relationship with Christ?
- Communication- are you in continual prayer with God?
- Trust- Do you trust in God? Should God trust in you?
- Honesty- Are you being honest with God? Are you transparent or hiding things?
I could probably do a sermon about each one of these characteristics, however you get the point. The seriousness that we put into our marriages, should be the same seriousness we put into our relationship with our Maker. It shouldn’t be a casual weekend visit, God wants full custody!
“For the LORD has called you, Like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, Even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,” Says your God. Isaiah 54:6
Have you been rejected or forsaken by someone or many? God is calling you home! Your Heavenly Father wont leave or forsake you, he wants a relationship with you, he is calling you home like the prodigal Son
“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” Revelation 19:7
Heaven rejoices when the “Gods Wedding” is completed, the marriage of Jesus Christ and The Bride (Christians) but have you made yourself ready?
Just as a Bride/Groom get themselves ready for a marriage, we as Christians need to get ourselves ready for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Are you Ready?