“Let us rejoice and exult and give the Lord our God Almighty the glory; for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready” Revelation 19:7
The Bride makes herself ready.
The Lamb of God has overcome this world, “It is finished!” The Lamb is the Shepherd who guides you to the springs of living water to drink” (Revelation 7:17; Revelation 21:6, 22:1-17). The Lion of God roars, “It is done! Behold, I make all things new! I am the beginning and the end [the Lion and the Lamb] Alpha and Omega. To the THIRSTY I will give from the fountain of life without payment. Those who CONQUER shall have this heritage and I will be your God and you my son. But as for the cowardly, faithless, polluted, murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and liars, their lot shall be the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the SECOND death” Revelation 21:5-8
“Weep not; lo the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals. And between the Throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw the Lamb who was slain, standing with seven horns and seven eyes that are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth…and the saints sing a NEW song…hast made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on earth” Revelation 5:5-10
“They make war on the Lamb and the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those WITH HIM are called and chosen and faithful” Revelation 17:14
The Faithful, True, Righteous Judge makes war with eyes of fire; He is called The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, pure and holy, follow Him. From His Mouth issues a sharp Sword of the Spirit,The Word of God, King of kings and Lord of lords, slaying evil with the Holy Spirit and Rod of His Power, treading the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God to all that is evil (Revelation 19:11-16).
The Bride makes herself ready.
“Gain Christ, and be found in Him” Philippians 3:8-9
“Therefore, since you wait for the new heaven and new earth in which righteousness dwells, be zealous to be found by Him without spot or blemish, and at peace” 2 Peter 3:13-14
“And you who were once estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil, He has now reconciled in His body of flesh by His death, in order to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before Him, provided you continue in faith and hope of the gospel you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven” Colossians 1:21-23
“I betrothed you to Christ to present you as a pure bride to her one Husband” 2 Cor 11:2
“Examine yourselves, to see whether you are holding to your faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? — UNLESS you fail to meet the test!” 2 Cor 13:5
“You must remember…in the last time there will be scoffers, following their own ungodly passions…setting up divisions, worldly people devoid of the HOLY Spirit. But you beloved, build yourself up on your most holy faith; pray in the HOLY Spirit; keep yourselves IN the Love of God, wait… [to be endued with power] and convince some who doubt, save some by snatching them out of the fire; on some have mercy with fear, hating the garment spotted by flesh. Now to Him who is able to keep you from falling, and to present you without blemish before the presence of His glory with rejoicing, to the only God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time, and now, and for ever. Amen” Jude 1:17-25
God is Sovereign AND He has commanded each person to work out what He has worked in those who believe: Salvation, the Free Gift of God through grace, taken by faith. As a child of God we also need to grow up into the Head of all rule and authority; mature in Christ and receive Christ in you to be a bride, a wife of the Lamb; the Lamb of God enthroned in your heart; the Lion roaring over you; the Holy Spirit and fire River pouring upon, with, and in you, to flow rivers of living water from you (Revelation 22:1-17; John 7:37-39). The Bride has to make herself ready.
Philippians 2:12-18 says, “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for God is at work in you, both to will and to work…Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God, without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights of the world, holding fast The Word of Life, so that in the day of Christ you can be proud you didn’t run or labor in vain…be glad and rejoice [in what Jesus has done].”
The Goodness (glory) and Loving-Kindness (grace) of God our Savior appears to his beloveds, saving us by virtue of His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal in the Holy Spirit poured out upon us richly, through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that we may be justified by His Grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life [substance, assurance, evidence of the unseen by faith]. The Saying is sure!” Titus 3:4-8. Be washed, stay in the River, in the Vine of Christ that connects the new heaven and new earth with Christ in you, the hope of glory; be regenerated and made new, continuously renewing the Mind of Christ that transforms you, seeing the glory of the Lord that changes you into His likeness from one degree of glory to another; for THIS comes from the Lord who IS the HOLY Spirit of God (Titus 3:4; Colossians 1:27; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21:1-27; 2 Cor 3:7-18; John 4:24, 7:37-39, 14:1-28; Luke 3:16).
“I baptize you with water; but He who is mightier than I…He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire…the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire” Luke 3:16-17
By the Grace of God, lay your foundation on the finished work of the Cross of Jesus; the Day will disclose if you built on the resurrected, ascended, glorified Christ Jesus, when the Baptism of Fire comes upon you, burning up all that is not of Christ, leaving only Christ in you. If nothing remains, you will still be saved but only a through the fire (1 Cor 3:9-15). “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you…God’s temple is holy and that temple you are” 1 Corinthians 16-17.
“Our God is a consuming fire” Hebrews 12:29
“He makes His angels winds, and his servants flames of fire…Are they not ministering spirits sent forth to serve for the sake of those who are to obtain Salvation?” Hebrews 1:7,14
The seven spirits: seven torches of fire, seven horns of oil, seven eyes to see, are sent to all the earth (Revelation 5:5-10).
“Behold, I send my messenger…like refiner’s fire and like fuller’s soap…purifying…refining like gold and silver [making your body the living offering pleasing to God in the new covenant: holy and acceptable Romans 12:1]” Malachi 3:1-3
“For behold, the day comes, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up…leaving neither root nor branch [of satan’s tree of the knowledge of good and evil]. But for you who fear My Name the Sun of Righteousness shall rise, with healing in His Wings [Tree of Life: Christ]. You shall go forth like newborn calves…treading down the wicked, like ash under the soles of your feet” Malachi 4:1-3
“I would have you wise as to what is good and guileless to evil; then the God of Peace will soon crush satan under your feet. The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ with you” Romans 16:20
The God who raised the Lord, will also raise you up by His power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Never unite yourself spiritually to anyone but Christ Jesus; unite physically only with your spouse in holy matrimony. “The two become one flesh. But those who unite to the Lord become one spirit with Him” 1 Cor 6:14-17 Shun immorality and sexual perversion and sin. “The immoral man sins against his own body. Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God? You were bought by the Blood of the Lamb by God. So glorify God in your body [in Christ and Christ in you; in Spirit and in Truth; in Light with no darkness at all] 1 Cor 18-20
“May the God of peace Himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is Faithful, and He will do it” 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24