The maiden longs for the day of his appearing to the world — for that glorious day when he will be marveled at in all them that believe; so, in unison with the Spirit of God, she “Joyfully turned to him, the one altogether lovely, the chief among ten thousand to her soul, and with unconcealed eagerness to begin her life of sweet companionship with him, she cried, ‘Make haste, me beloved‘” (Song 8:14, Amplified Version). She is “looking for, and earnestly desiring — hastening — the coming of the day of God,” and is, according to his promise, looking for “new heavens and new earth, in which righteousness dwells” (II Peter 3:12-13).
Clothed in fine linen, bright and pure, the redeemed ones are then presented to their Lord, with no spot or wrinkle or any such thing (Ephesians 5:27). “Made ready” by him in the fire, they are clear as crystal, transparent as glass. The body of humiliation has been made like the glorious body of the Lord; it is luminous with the light of the Lamb which shines through undimmed.
Even now they are nothing but vessels through which God may manifest his glory.
The glorious destiny of the Bride is to be a tabernacle of God, that he may dwell among men. The nations will walk by the light given through the Bride-city. From the throne of God will flow a pure river of life, and there will be crops of fruit (Revelations 22:2) — ample provision for the healing of the nations — and there will no longer be any curse (Revelations 22:3).
The Bride reigns with her Lord to the ages of ages! All, all in His new creation. The glory of God shall see; And the lamp for that light eternal The Bride of the Lamb shall be a golden lamp in the heavens, that all may see and adore, the Lamb who was slain and who lives, Who lives forever.
“GOD [IS] ALL IN ALL”
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