I’ve had dreams before but this one left me speechless and a little shaken. I hesitated to write about it because I felt unworthy and didn’t want to appear prideful. Yet time only convinced me the dream was about the Bride of Christ. I needed to share it. So with a little fear and trepidation I recorded the dream and posted it on my blog.
I dreamed I stood in a large room overlooking a beautiful well-manicured lawn. It seemedI had been focusing on the scene before me for a very long time. My gaze was suddenly interrupted as I became aware of a man whose
presence I had sensed before, but had never seen. I was speechless, but felt no fear and instinctively knew He was the One I had been waiting for. Two young girls holding a wedding garment were at his side. After giving brief
instructions to the handmaidens, Jesus left the room with a promise to return at the right time.
I gasped when I saw the beautiful white dress with yards of lace and brocade, and marveled at how light the garment felt as I slipped into it. It seemed it took just minutes to be fully adorned with the heavenly dress and veil.
And when the signal came that all was ready, the door opened and I walked into the large room filled with guests waiting for the bride to appear.
There was a hush, then the words ‘She’s Beautiful’, echoed throughout the room, followed by the voice of the Bridegroom.’This is my bride-in-waiting. She is without spot or blemish.’ (End of Dream)
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Biblical writers use the imagery of the bride, for a single purpose—to indicate the gracious love God has for His people. For these writers, no image could express better this love than the ideal love between a bridegroom and
bride. (Holman Bible Dictionary)
It occurred to me just recently the crowd attending the wedding in the dream may be the cloud of witnesses mentioned in Hebrews 12:1.
‘Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses’.
In the mind’s eye the author pictures these champions of faith as spectators from the heavens, cheering us on as we press on to overcome present discouragement as in an athletic competition. (Commentary from David Gusik)
Other biblical references:
It will no longer be said to you, forsaken, nor to your land will it any longer be said, desolate; But you will be called ‘My delight is in her’ and your land ‘Married’. For the LORD delights in you, and to Him your land will be married.
And I saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21: 2)
Whatever your circumstances today, remember the Hope of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. He has prepared a place in heaven for His Church, the Bride of Christ. He wants us to trust Him during this time of waiting…knowing He is working all things together for good, shaping and molding us into the image of Christ. (Romans 8:28,29)
He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be Holy and without fault. (Ephesians 5:27)
Are you His Bride-in-Waiting? If not, you can be. Cry out to God and ask Him to forgive you for your sins. Then by faith, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.
‘For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him, should not perish but have everlasting life.’ John 3:16.
The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’ Let the one who hears say, ‘Come.’ Let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost (Rev. 22:17).
One of my favorite verses … “Just as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so shall God rejoice over you” (Is.62:5). The amazing thing to me is not that He as the Bridegroom is OUR reward, but rather that we are HIS. And even now, as He too waits, He rejoices over His “bride-in-waiting”! Love it!
You are so right, it is truly amazing that He calls us His Bride and rejoices over us.That’s a reward in itself. Not that we loved HIm, but that He loved us and gave Himself a ransom for our sin.
Thanks for sharing!
This is so lovely. I’m always humbled by the idea of the Lord looking on me with love so tangible, I can feel it. Thank you for sharing this precious glimpse with us.
Becky, this glimpse was so precious, I knew I must share.
Thanks for stopping by…always an encouragement.
Wow! The Scriptures, words of encouragement, a dream, and the picture. He is Lord!
He is Lord, indeed!
Beautiful reminder of the wedding feast we have to come. Thanks be to God in Christ Jesus. Thank you for sharing, Glenda!
The best is yet to come, dear friend. Yes, thanks be to God in Jesus Christ.
Glenda, thank you so much for sharing this beautiful picture, representing the Bride of CHRIST, I am so touched by your dream and feel so loved by our SAVIOR.
What a nice surprise to find your comment waiting…thanks for the encouragement, Sis!
I think that if I truly ‘got’ that I am so deeply loved and cherished, a lot of my issues would melt away. I love the image of the Bride – it’s so beautiful a picture of how God really feels about us…
So true Melody! I struggle at times to “get it” myself. Praise the Lord for the way He continues to reveal His love over and over again. Look forward to the day when we shall see Him face to face. Til then may Perfect Love continue to perfect us in Love.
What a beautiful visual of who we are . . . no longer Forsaken or Desolate . . . we are renamed! This is beautiful, Glenda.
So good to remember when we go through the valleys as well as the mountaintops. Praise God He remains faithful…and yes renames us. We would have fainted unless we had believed to see His Goodness in the land of the Living.
Love to you and Jeff. Praying for you.