HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.” (Revelation 19:7).
There is danger in becoming morbid even in preparing for the Lord’s coming. We remember a time in our life when we had devoted ourselves to spending time in the presence of the Lord waiting for a baptism of the Holy Ghost, the Lord shook us out of our seclusion and compelled us to go out and carry His message to others; and as we went, He met us in the service. He filled us with His Holy Spirit and send us on our way with the commission to teach and preach and to baptize.
There is a sly and selfish way of seeking a blessing, and there is wholesome, practical holiness which finds us in the company of the Lord Himself not only in the closet and on the mountain-top of prayer, but among publicans and sinners, and in the practical duties of life.
It seems to us that the practical preparation for the Lord’s coming consists, first, of a very full entering into fellowship with Him in our own spiritual life, and letting Him not only cleanse us, but perfect us in all the finer touches of the Spirit’s deeper work, and then, secondly, getting out of ourselves and living for the help of others and the preparation of the world for His appearing.
It is a cry in our time for help as we prepare for the marriage of the lamb. Will the bride be ready when the call goes out. I will encourage you to make yourself ready for we do not know the hour or minute when the Lord will make His appearance.