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The Wedding

 

Wash thyself … anoint thee… put thy raiment upon thee…

Ruth 3:3

 

These were the instructions Naomi, the clever matchmaker, gave to Ruth, her daughter-in-law, when she was to go and meet her lover. Ruth, the widow, had laboured all day in the field of Boaz and now the harvest was over and the night drew on. This was the night Ruth was to spend with her future husband. On the morrow she was to become Mrs. Boaz! Naomi tells Ruth, and you must be your very prettiest. You must be clean and sweet and pure and spotlessly attired. Wash yourself-anoint yourself- dress up, for this is the day of days.”

 All this is a prophetic picture of the Church in these latter days. The harvest is about over, the last gleanings are almost gathered in, and the night of threshing of the nations is at hand; but during that dark Tribulation the Church will be with her Lord. The day is almost gone. We must prepare to meet the Bridegroom .How fitting the advice of Naomi to us, the waiting bride. To be ready for Him, we must wash ourselves. The water is the word of God  ( Eph 5:26 ). We are to cleanse ourselves from every spot and stain. Then we are to be anointed. This speaks of the Holy Spirit in sanctifying power. As we obey the word   (washing), we shall be filled   (anointed) with the Spirit. And then put on your best garments. These are the deeds of service and works of love and devotion we give to Him    (Rev 19:8).

Are you ready to meet Him today -  washed by the word, anointed by the Spirit, and dressed in “good works” and righteous deeds? Then you can join in the closing prayer of the Bible,     “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” ( Rev 22:20 )

 – M.R.D.

 

  Finish, then, Thy new creation;

Pure and spotless let it be:

Let us see Thy great salvation

Perfectly restored in Thee;

Changed from glory into glory

Till in heaven we take our place,

Till we cast our crowns before Thee,

Lost in wonder, love and grace!

 - Charles Wesley

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John 10:9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

 

 

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