Imagine the Highest Officiate conducting a marriage ceremony between Jesus, the Lamb of God, and the Bride of Christ (the Church of God.)  The dialogue might go something like the following:

 

“Jesus, do you take this Bride for your own?”

“I do!!”

“Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory for the wedding of the Lamb has come.”

(The witnesses are led into the palace with joy and gladness.  They are wearing glistening white, pure linen, interwoven with gold.  This symbolizes purity and represents the Church’s righteousness.  Jesus, the Bridegroom has made all Christians righteousness through His shed blood on the cross.)

You, the Bride, are presented to the Lord Jesus Christ, your Bridegroom.  As Jesus looks at you, His perfect and complete love pours out from his eyes, heart, and entire being.

As the officiate places your hand into the hand of Jesus, the officiate pronounces that Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  He is pure and perfect; an unblemished Lamb.  His Glory and Honor are indescribable.  His appearance is blindingly radiant.

The Officiate asks Him, “Jesus, do you take your bride unto yourself forever?”

“I do!!”

Do you take this Bride, promising always to show love and compassion?

“I do!!”

Will you love her with righteousness and justice?

“I will!!”

Will you betroth her and be faithful toward her?”

“I will!!”

He then turns to the Bride and asks, “Will you acknowledge and receive King Jesus as your Savior, Lord, Life, and Husband forever?

The Bride responds, “I will!!”

“Do you receive Him as the supplier of your needs?”

“I do!!”

“Do you receive the pure and never-ending love He has for you?”

“I do!!”

The Officiate ends with, “I now pronounce you united forever!  Nothing can separate you; not life or death or sin!!”  “He who unites himself/herself with the Lord is one with Him in Spirit and in Truth.”

John 1

Hosea 2:19-21

Revelation 19:6-8

Ephesians 5:25-27

Psalm 45:15

I Corinthians 6:17

 

Don’t ever, ever, ever forget that as a Believer in Jesus Christ you are saved and you become a member of the Church, which is the Bride of Christ.  God specifically uses this imagery of a Bride and Bridegroom on purpose.  In God’s eyes, marriage is a holy union.  It is a covenant; not a contract.  It is permanent and no man (or being) can dissolve or revoke a covenant.  

Also, think about how a young couple in love think, feel and act toward one another.  That is how Jesus sees you!!  Nothing can separate you from His love and His commitment toward you.  

(Original Source: Unknown; Edited/Revised by Murphy Toerner)