Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Knowing The Bridegroom

Before the bride walks down the aisle, before she puts on that white dress, she goes through a process of knowing the bridegroom. The bride knows who the bridegroom is, what he likes and what are his desires. The relationship between them is one where both of them is revealed.

Then the disciples of John came to Him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often but Your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them and then they will fast. Matthew 9:14-15 (NKJV)

 In Matthew 9, the disciples of John the Baptist asks Jesus, why do they fast and why doesn't His disciples fast. Jesus asked them how can the friends of the bridegroom mourn if the bridegroom is still there, how can they miss Him if He is still there?
In order for us to miss and mourn for the bridegroom, we have to know Him first. We can not miss someone if we don't know them. We can't mourn for the bridegroom if we don't know Him. It is impossible for us to say that we miss someone when we don't know who they are and what they are like. We have to know Christ.

 It should be our desire to come to a place where we know Christ for ourselves and not what other people say about Him. It is all about having a relationship with the One whose eyes are like flames of fire. Our goal should be to know Him even as He knows us.
One thing I have desired of the Lord that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple. Psalms 27:4 (NKJV)

The ultimate desire in our hearts should be to draw closer to Christ, to know Him and the power of His resurrection. When we have this desire, we will continually seek to know every aspect of the character of Jesus Christ. We would have a never ending longing to know Him.

Do you want to know Him more? Do you want to know the One that sits upon the throne? Is it your desire? Ask God to give you the desire to know Him more and to give you wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of His Son. Ask God to help you to focus on Him and to set your mind on things above rather than things on the earth. Ask Him for understanding as you would read His Word.

Let knowing Christ be your goal and your vision!!

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