As I watched England’s Royal Wedding I kept being drawn to dwell on “The Marriage Supper of the Lamb” where the groom is Christ Himself and the bride is the Church.
There was great mystery and anticipation surrounding Catherine’s wedding gown. In Revelation 19:7 & 8 NKJV we can understand how important the wedding garment is: “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.”
Prince Williamwas dressed in red which reminded me of the blood of the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.
Catherine kept being referred to as a “commoner” and I thought about “gentiles” being grafted into Christ with Israel.
The music was beautiful ending with the hymn, “Jerusalem”. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. God is our song and has become our salvation.
Westminster Abbey was adorned with trees. JESUS is the Tree of Life.
The couple was exhorted from God’s Word throughout the wedding. Catherine’s brother read from Romans 12. May all the world know that heaven and earth are passing away but God’s Word abides forever. May Prince William and Princess Catherine and all the world know that man is like the flowering grass. The grass withers and the flowers fade but the Word of God abides forever. May they and we build our lives on the eternal.
England’s Royal Wedding cost millions of dollars and was a labor of love. We are purchased with God’s very own blood—THE ULTIMATE LABOR OF LOVE.
It is estimated that 2 billion people watched “The Royal Wedding” but someday every eye will SEE JESUS.
Only the Holy Spirit can prepare us for “THE DIVINE WEDDING”. May we be putty in our Father’s hand allowing Him to make us like Christ. May we be ready for the Wedding of all weddings where there will be unspeakable joy, full of glory for all of eternity.
People at the The Royal Wedding were from all walks of life from all over the world. The Kingdom of God is made up of every tongue, tribe and nation. The invitation is open to all. God is not willing that any should perish but all should have everlasting life. He stands with open arms ready to receive unto Himself all who will repent of sin and receive Him as LORD. He is LOVE.
Soldiers riding horses were prominent at the celebration of The Royal Wedding. In Revevelation 19:11-14 NKJV we read: “Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses.”
Yes, the King is coming—BE READY!!!
Take a righteous R & R with Romans and Revelation and BE BLESSED!!
Written by Adele Simpson, Pastor’s wife in Oklahoma. © 4/30/11. Used by permission.