The Wedding Day

The Wedding Day


Good morning, I Guess you can guess the pastor asked me to teach again and When I was looking at What to teach all my wife was telling me that make it a little bit more uplifting You know And I said, well that’s gonna be kind of hard to do, you know? So today we’re going to be talking about the wedding day And first Thessalonians chapter 5 Our main text will be in chapter Psalms chapter 45 But in chapter 5 in Thessalonians It says but the times and the seasons brethren you have no need that. I write unto you For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord So cometh as a thief in the night For when they shall say peace and safety and sudden destruction cometh upon Them as travail upon a woman with child and they shall not Escape But G brethren are not born in darkness that that day will overtake you as a thief ye are all the children of light and the children of the day We are not of the night nor of darkness when Jesus Christ returns He’s basically he’s going to come as a thief in the night. So he’s telling you he’s coming in the night Not only mean a literal night. I mean we’re living in the night right now if if you had a O’clock and you were looking at it and if anybody’s ever worked night shift You know that three and four o’clock in the morning is when the thief is going to come because that’s when you’re Fast asleep and you’re you’re you’re in your REM sleep and you can’t hardly wake anybody up when they’re in the REM sleep I’ve tried to wake my wife up a couple times and it’s never worked But that’s where the church is today, we’re all basically the church’s asleep And The thief is about to come But we’re asleep the church is at the point where it’s not effective anymore in this world and when it gets to a point where It’s lost. The salt is lost its savor. The Lord Jesus Christ is gonna have to take us out of here And that’s just what I got this morning We’re getting close to the wedding day are you is your garments ready? Years ago in the entertainment industry and has come this country changed and It basically told God that we’re no longer Promoting God because used to had they used to have Bibles and they would even have Bible verses and you in here Christian music on some videos but not anymore Everything is dark They’re saying that we’re promoting the God of this world and it’s getting worse I mean, I I dare say that if you’re going to movies or anything like that right now You’re You’re backslidden you need to get right with the Lord Because those movies are I watched the trailers on them just to keep up with what’s going on, and it’s horrible It’s the very demonic The US government told god, you’re not welcome here We’re in charge so they kicked God out and now they have all these other religions praying before Congress The educational system that’s controlled by the u.s. Say get prayer out of schools Don’t mention Jesus Christ and get your Ten Commandments out of here now The united states local state government said we don’t want you here because we will get sued and We’re not willing to pay the price US businesses get out of here. We don’t want to offend anyone We’re going to support the LGBT qrst rainbow flag We’re we worship money that’s all work interested in Now everything has gone to hell The world is facing insanity and in dug in in addition to that the churches and the people have said We don’t want your old Bible anymore. We want a new worldly inclusive Bible That doesn’t offend and give us some programs So we can teach the people with our programs and not the Bible because we don’t want to offend nobody The world has kicked God out and the world is such a mess there’s the the violence in America has risen to the point where you can’t even You have to lock your doors. And if you if you go anywhere, you better be armed And The people in the churches are saying where is God in all this you? kicked him out for The last 40 years and this is a positive message, believe me For the last 40 years I’ve seen the change and I don’t like it it was bad when I was a young man, but now that I’m older It scares me to death Every day, I read about women men and women not getting married to each other but marrying women marrying women and men marrying men and They’re marrying there. They’re a tree They’re marrying the C and you can watch this people will actually think they’re marrying the C They’re marrying their chandeliers, I’ll write about that this week they’re marrying their pets and They’re marrying their iPhones because they’re so in love with their iPhones The world is officially announced that it’s insane the World is screaming for help, but don’t ask God Everyone is trying to be seen and wanting to be loved by Anything or anyone that will acknowledge that they exist or that they’re great Scientists are even coming up with pills to cure loneliness Because people are so lonely because no one’s communicating anymore For decades we’ve been bombarded by educators who and Scientists who say God does not exist. We’re all alone Do as you please For generations, we’ve been growing up without the knowledge of God and the human races on a self-destructive course They have filled their lives with despair and longing to find a reason to live and if they don’t find the truth death and Sue’s and hell and Sue’s In most cases parents can’t help their children because the parents are in the same condition their children are Drowning in despair never knowing the love of God His compassion and Most important I believe is the hope that we have in Christ That we’re not this is not all there is All over the world people are committing suicide They closed the Air Force Base down in South Carolina the other day because of too many suicides These suicides come in the form of sex addiction drug addiction gang violence Devil worship new-age crime hate groups and mass murder They are all trying to be to fill that hole in their chest that Adam left when he rebelled against God and The only one that can fill that hole in your chest is the Lord Jesus Christ You see without God and his love you can’t cope in this world You can’t function You got to have him and The best news is there still time Psalms chapter 136 verse 12 says with a strong hand wounded them with a stretched out arm for His mercy endureth forever Isaiah’s chapter 61 verse 1 Jesus began his ministry by reading this passage The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted to proclaim Liberty to the captives and the opening of the prisons to them that are bound to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God to comfort all that mourn to a point unto them that mourn in Zion To give unto them beauty for Ashes and joke oil for joy for the mourning the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness that they might be called called trees of righteousness and the Planning of our Lord that he that he might be glorified. Let’s pray our dear precious Heavenly Father I pray for the power of the holy spirit Lord if you don’t show up We might as well all go home I pray that you’ll guide my heart guide my mouth Let no words proceed out of my mouth that are contrary to your word Blessed be the Holy One of Israel the Lord Jesus Christ and We say come quickly Lord Jesus For asking Jesus Christ. Amen When you talk about a wedding a wedding day first you you got to have a bride and you have to have a groom In most European weddings and and Weddings in Israel, the first thing that had to be settled before an engagement took place is the dowry you had to have a dowry and The money had to be sufficient enough to where if something ever happened to you that she would be taken care of When God looked at that this earth We are in such debt The dead of sin that Jesus Christ Had to pay that debt before he before he get married Every one of us are sinners In Romans chapter 3 verse 25 it says whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through Faith in his blood to declare his righteousness for the remission of sin that are past through the forbearance of God Colossians chapter 1 verse 20 says and having made peace through the blood of his cross by him reconciled all things unto himself and by him Whether they be things in earth or things in heaven Colossians chapter 2 verse 14 says blotting out the handwriting of the ordinance that was against us which Was contrary to us and took it out of the way nailing it to the cross. What a dowry He paid a price that we could never pay You could spend the rest of your eternity in hell and never pay the price that he paid In Hebrews chapter 12 verse 2. It says looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith Who for the joy that was set before him endured? The cross despising the shame and sat down at the right hand of the Father. So he Provides her faith. He finishes our faith and he gets us through. What a deal Have you accepted it you say yes Lord, that’s a good deal The wedding invitation is a proposal of marriage in Isaiah chapter 1 verse 18 he says come now, let us reason together saith the Lord though your sins be as scarlet They shall be white as snow and though they be red as like crimson. They shall be as wool He also says for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved That’s your invitation whosoever It’s not the elect It’s not the Chosen one whosoever Jesus himself said in John chapter 7 verse 37 says if any man thirst let him come unto me and drink And he that believeth on me as the Scriptures has said Out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. And the the nicest thing about being saved is That is true Now I don’t I’m not one that come up here and say you get saved and everything’s good you’re in a battle just like every Engagement Until the marriage happens you’re in a battle you get cold feet You have doubts you have all kinds of things running through your mind before you get married and you Wonder if it’s gonna work Judge chapter 1 verse 23 I’ve heard pastors say well, I don’t want to I don’t want to scare anyone that into heaven I wanted to come come to Jesus Christ and love that’s not what the Bible says Jesus Christ will take you anyway and get you You come to him and love or like in Jude chapter 23 It says and others saved with fear pulling them out of the fire hating even the garment spotted by the flesh I Was scared of hell I Was scared that if I died, right? then I would go to hell and I cry out to the Lord Jesus Christ to save me and he did as You can see I’m nuts about Jesus Christ The proposal the bridegroom groom says come John 3:16 for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting Life, what a deal If I wasn’t married Which I am and I’m happily married, thank God If I wouldn’t a Born-again Christian, I’d want to get saved all over again in fact I can’t understand when I’m sitting up here and hearing a preacher preach and I’m I’m hearing the gospel given I said man. I Wish I was lost I get saved all over again Romans chapter 10 verse 9 says That if thou confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead Thou shalt be saved for out of the heart man believeth unto righteousness. And with the mouth confession is made unto salvation This is the best part Romans chapter 8 verse 17 says and if children then heirs heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ if So be it that we suffer with him that we may be also glorified together and A lot of us haven’t suffered a lot but if you’re a born-again Christian living for the Lord Jesus Christ, the devil is constantly on your back and If he ain’t you ain’t doing something, right? Then we get an engagement ring and That engagement ring is a little different than what you normally get in Ephesians chapter 1 verse 13 It says in whom ye also trusted after that. Ye heard the word of truth The gospel of your salvation in whom also after that ye believed you were sealed With the the spirit of promise That means it not only do I receive him as my savior and eat any he puts his spirit him He puts his spirit in my heart, but he seals it. So no one can get him out. I Can’t even get him out. I don’t want to get him out It’s the best thing ever happened to me Second Corinthians chapter 5 verse 17 says therefore if any man be in Christ, he’s a new creature. I’m a new creature and If you don’t believe that you’re a new creature When you receive Jesus Christ, you’ll find out that you’re actually a new creature. You don’t think the way you used to You have one objective in life. Isn’t that’s – to see Jesus Christ and be face-to-face with him But we do get a rock Every woman has to have a rock in Romans chapter 9 verse 23 says as it is written behold I lay in Zion a stumbling stone a rock of offense and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed, you know when you’re a single man, and you’re out there looking for a wife You start looking at woman’s fingers to see if that rock is on their finger if you see that rock on her finger You know that Stand back. She’s she’s been spoken for She’s been taken She’s not she’s not available. And that woman that has that rock on her finger is gone. I want to tell you about My future husband and the life that we’re gonna have he’s so wonderful That’s the way you think when you’re engaged a woman should think that way and He should be on her mind. All the time is Jesus Christ on your mind all the time Do you consider what he would do and how he would handle things? Every bridegroom gives gifts to remind her of him Jesus Christ is no different in Hebrews chapter 2 verse 4 says God also bearing them witness Both with signs and wonders and with diverse miracles and gifts of the Holy Ghost according to his will so he gives us gifts a Lot of us don’t use our gifts the way we should in Romans chapter 15 verse 13 says now the god of Hope fill You with all joy and peace in believing That you may abound in Hope Through the power of the Holy Ghost now, isn’t that interesting? Here, we’re in a world of despair But as you you as a believer had joy and hope Thank God for that because you needed this day and age Ephesians chapter 4 verse 11 says and he gave some apostles and some prophets and some evangelists and some pastors and some teachers Thank God for our pastor. I Mean look at what the rest of the world has to deal with we got a pastor that trust the Lord believes in his word Well, they’re bright Grimm’s away he’s expecting the bride to think of him Because she is on his mind. She he wants her to be Thinking about him all the time because he’s thinking about her And if you don’t believe that Jesus Christ is thinking about you all the time Read your Bible in 2nd, Timothy chapter 2 verse 15 says stayed to show thyself approved unto God a workman need not to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth Learn about him studying You know most women If they don’t study they’re wise before they get married a lot of times they’re disappointed when they get married My wife thought I was perfect before we got married And then she found out I was bottle low-down no-good Bum, you know But that that’s that’s what you do. You study that person and She studies you 1st Thessalonians chapter 4 verse 11 says and that ye study to be quiet and to do your own business to work with your hands as we command you that means Have a quiet spirit about you don’t be loud don’t be boisterous Don’t get into other people’s business stay out of it Mind your own and work Philippians chapter 4 verse 8 brother Becker preached on this a while back. It says finally brother and whatsoever Things are true whatsoever. Things are honest whatsoever. Things are just whatsoever. Things are pure whatsoever. Things are lovely whatsoever Things are a good report if there be any virtue If there be any praise think on these things and that every one of those things is about Jesus Christ You got to keep pure You got to stay pure and the way you stay pure you stay in the word But God gives you that opportunity to stay pure John 1:16 says of the fullness have all we received grace for grace Grace is the most important thing in your salvation It doesn’t give you a license of sin it gives you the ability to live for the Lord Jesus Christ and That’s where we we try to misconstrue it to say. Well we got grace. We’ll just ask for forgiveness and everything’s okay True repentance. That means you stop What you’re doing turn around and go the other way John 1:17 says and the law was given by Moses but grace and truth by Jesus Christ You’ll go along and the older you get you think it’s gonna get easier to be a Christian no, it’s not It gets harder as you get older You’re more responsible Romans chapter 3 verse 24 says being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus If you can’t live the way you’re supposed to ask for grace Lord give me more grace Ephesians chapter 2 verse 8 for by grace. Are you saved through faith and not of yourselves? it is a gift of God and that faith is a gift and The more you grow in the Lord the stronger that faith gets and the more grace you get Not of works lest any man should boast for we are His workmanship and people don’t like to read that next verse for we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works Which God hath before? Ordained that we should walk in them. It means God-ordained you to do right always do right Two wrongs don’t make a right Do right and That’s the hardest thing for a human being to do is right First John chapter one seven says but if we walk in the light as he is in light We have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sins walk in the light Where’s the light You got it right in front of you King James 1611 Bible I Know a lot of people don’t say well I like the easier read Bible Study study for yourself. Quit taking people’s Listening to what other people tell you because They’re usually wrong study for yourself Ask the Lord Jesus Christ to show you and he’ll show you What Bible you should be reading from? Then comes the wedding day Engagement they’re preparing each other to know each other and now comes the wedding day first Thessalonians chapter 4 616 says for the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with A shout in the voice of the Archangel and the Trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to Meet the lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the lord? Therefore comfort one another with these words and that’s the most comforting words that you’ll ever read Especially in this day and age when everything is going to hell 1st Peter chapter 3 verse 14 says there wherefore Beloved seeing that you look for such a thing be diligent that you may be found of him in peace and without spot and blame Second Corinthians chapter 5 verse 10 says for we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ that every one of May receive of the things done in this body According to That he had done whether it be good or bad that’s the actual I believe that’s When you’re talking about Jewish weddings The first thing they do is they take their bride to the to their bridal chamber and they consummate the marriage That’s when everything is worked out and everything is is as she’s found to be pure That’s when it’s that’s when we get everything settled In Romans chapter 4 14 verse 10 says But why does thou judge thy brother or why does thou set it? not thy brother for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ and He’s saying worry about yourself Worry about your own heart. Don’t worry about the one sitting next to you worry about yourself You’re gonna have to give an account for yourself. Not for the person sitting beside you Isaiah 61:10 says I will greatly rejoice in the lord all my soul shall be joyful in my God for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation He hath clothed covered me with the robe of righteousness As a bridegroom deck of himself with ornaments and the and the bride adorned with herself with her jewels When you get into this marriage thing You’ll find out that that were mentioned all over the Old Testament, but it was a mystery to the Jew But you’re in there all through the Old Testament because Jesus Christ Came to his own and his own received him not and and you know, God knows everything He knew you before you were born. He knew you before the foundations earth were even created Jesus Christ had already determined to die for you He loves us so much In Jeremiah chapter 33 verse 11 is one of those those about the marriage It says the voice of joy and the voice of gladness and the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride The voice of them that say praise the Lord of Hosts for the Lord is good for his mercy endureth forever And then that shall bring sacrifice of praise unto the house of the Lord for I will cause to return the captivity of the land as at the first saith Lord in order for the For the captivity of the land to be returned to the Israel there has to be a wedding and That wedding is us I’m excited I’m excited to stand face to face with my Savior Every wedding has a wedding song When you read Revelations chapter 5 it says they sang a new song and note and they is us We’re standing before the throne of God, and we’re singing a new song But the main chapter that we are the main passage of Scripture that we’re going to look at is Psalms chapter 45 It’s about a wedding I Read this years ago, and I thought wow that’s us I’m in there. That Psalm is about me and you and the Bride of Christ It says My heart is inditing a good matter I speak of the things which I have made touching the King My tongue is a pen of a ready writer Thou art fairer than the children of men grace is poured into thy lips Therefore God has blessed thee forever Gird thy sword upon my thigh o most mighty with the glory and thy majesty and the majesty of ride Prosperous for a prosperous world, excuse me, because of truth and meekness and righteousness and Thy right hand shall teach the terrible things done arrows are sharp in the heart of the Kings enemies there by the people fall under thee Sounds familiar the throne O God is Forever and ever the scepter of thy kingdom is the right scepter Thou lovest righteousness and hated wickedness therefore God hath thy God hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows all thy Garman smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia out of the ivory palaces Whereby they have made thee glad Kings daughters and This is a plural daughter Were among the honorable women Upon thy right hand didst and the Queen In gold of oral hearken o daughter singular and Consider the incline of thine ear forget also thine own people and thy father’s house so shall the King greatly desire thy beauty for he is thy Lord and worshipped thou him and The daughter of the of Tyre shall be there with gifts even the rich among the people shall and treat thy favor the king’s daughter is all glorious Within her clothing is of rough gold she shall be brought unto the king in raiment of Neil work and Virgin’s Plural Her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee with gladness and rejoicing They shall they be brought they shall enter into the king’s palace Instead of thy father they shall be thy children whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth and I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations therefore Shall the people praise thee for ever and ever? That’s us What What history we’re gonna have? What a legacy we’re gonna have and it’s gonna last forever and ever and ever and ever In revelations chapter 19 verse 6 is a companion passage But we’re just going to read for the whole chapter of 19 but we’re just going to read verse 6 it says and I heard as it were a voice of great multitude and a voice of many waters and the voices of mighty thunderings saying how lujah for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth 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 and To her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen clean and white for the fine linen is the righteousness of the saints Notice it says to her was granted It doesn’t mean that she deserved it It means that God the Father and the son granted her to wear Clean and white and fine linen It’s not because of our righteousness it’s because of his everything in the Bible was about him But he’s gonna be work co-heirs with him The wedding guests every wedding has to have wedding guests John the Baptist when he was asked if he was the Messiah in John chapter 3 verse 29 says he that hath the bride is the bridegroom, but The friend of the bridegroom which standeth and heareth him rejoiceth greatly Because the bridegroom is voice This my joy, therefore is fulfilled John never claimed to be the bride, he’s the friend of the bridegroom There are three When Jesus Christ rose from the dead the Old Testament Saints rose up there when went with Christ up into glory They’re waiting for the bride. They’re waiting for the day that God would say Son go get your bride In Matthew chapter 27 verse 52 says that’s Where you’ll find that it says when the graves rope and many bodies of the saints, which slept arose They couldn’t go any farther than the blood When the blood was shed spilled on the mercy seat They got out of their place Jesus Christ went down their freedom and they went went on up They wonder on this earth for a little while and they ascended into heaven with the Lord Jesus Christ That’s the first resurrection Then we have another resurrection find that in revelations chapter 7 verse 14 assists and I said unto him Sir thou Knowest and he said unto me These are they which came out of Great Tribulation and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb these old tests these these Tribulation Saints they’re gonna be raptured up. They’re not part of the bride. That’s you They’re the guests because there’s gonna be a great supper up there and God calls them up if you If you look at Luke chapter 12 verse 36 Jesus Christ Describes what’s going to happen and it sees he says and Ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their Lord When he will return from the wedding He’s already gotten married These are guests they’re invited to the supper that When he cometh the knock he may open unto him immediately As we’re talking about, you know the story of the ten virgins Five of them had oil and five of them didn’t Blessed are those servants from the Lord when he cometh shall find watching During the Tribulation Period period they’re gonna be watching They’re warning the Lord to come back and take him out of there Verily us saying to you that he shall gird himself and Make them to sit down to meet that’s the dinner and we’ll come forth and serve them and if he shall come in the second watch or Come into third watch. He doesn’t come in the first watch That’s us we’re part of the first resurrection So he have a second and you even have a third that’s the Jews that that survived When Jesus Christ returns and Israel’s being attacked and surrounded by the armies of the world and he comes back and just wipes him out and sets him free but While we’re eating dinner and having a good time and Rejoicing in our salvation and rejoicing in the Lord and and the earth is now the Lord’s There’s gonna be a group of people That are in the heart of the earth Screaming out in agony Have mercy on me and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue for I am tormented by these flames They’re gonna be in complete torment will be in complete glory There’s opposites in the Bible if you look at heaven and then you look compared to hell Heaven will be the exact opposite of hell But honey mine, we barely got time for the honeymoon that’s the most important part Matthew chapter 11 verse 7 says in the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence And the violence is taken by force Jesus Christ is gonna come down and take control this earth He’s gonna take the control of his his creation the Devil is gonna be cast into hell Or the Antichrist be cast into hell Devil be tied up for a little while a thousand years But you Remember I said, you know in in Corinthians, I think it’s in chapter 10 It says that everything happened in the Old Testament was in samples for what’s going to happen in the New Testament Revelation says he’s gonna make us priests and kings We’re gonna have authority If you look at Exodus chapter 18 verse 21 says When Moses was being judging the people he finally got to point where his fallen losses. You’re gonna wear yourself out Pick out your pick out of the tribes men that can judge and help you He says able men men to fear God men of truth and hating covetousness he says Place such over them to be rulers of thousands rulers of hundreds rulers of fifties and rulers of tens That’s our heritage What had the way you serve God now will be determined will determine how you Serve him in eternity Matthew chapter 25 verse 21 says The Lord said unto Him well done thou good and faithful servant thou has been faithful over a few things I’ll make you ruler over many things enter thou into the joy of the Lord You say well, I can’t do that. You will when you get your glorified body there’s a lot of things I can’t do but I mean I’ve heard preachers preach about you know Some of the old older women so well, I can’t ride a horse You will when you ride that you get your new glorified body You’ll be able to ride between the ears of that horse if you want to But we’re on our way. We’re so close to the second coming of Jesus Christ and We’ve got to keep our minds on him. Let’s pray our dear and Father Lord. We thank you Lord for this day We thank you Lord for this message. I pray that it was an encouragement. I pray that Lord that for our pastor as he preaches that And teaches us the Word of God. I pray that we’ll take it and apply it to our hearts and Lord, help us to rejoice The clocks almost at 4:00 Thief is about to come help us to be ready help us be watching and Help us to be Right with the Fresno Jesus Christ. Amen

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