***The Story of the Last Bride***


**This post is part of the friday verse series. May you not be found wanting on the very last days. May you not become "the last bride."**

She wept because she could not find him. The man of her dreams. He said he would be there for her through thick and thin, but she looked again...she looked through the sparse crowd of people, but she found him not. She ran all the way back down the aisle. She threw her bouquet of flowers on the right side of the church because her heart felt too faint to keep carrying the not-so-heavy flowers. She ran some more, to the west of the hall, and then all the way to the east. Her heart still felt faint. She started to skip three heart beats in a row. So why had they dated for five years? Five years of sweet nothings.

It took her one year to make up her mind whether she even liked him or not, then it took her another 3 years to fall in love with him. In the 5th year, loving him became as easy as loving her own body.

But she couldn't find him...

This story has been prophesied in the book of Matthew as a typical story that will happen during the very last day (matthew 24:36-44):

“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect."

Basically, this is the story of the woman who was left behind. She searched amongst the people who were left, but her husband was no where to be found. Marriage is a good thing, infact God talks about it as the union of two souls. But don't let the sweet things of this life (eating, drinking, being given away in marriage) blind your eyes to your real goal. There's somewhere that is bigger than this world we live in. Somewhere much much bigger. There is life after death. Choose your destiny, ("choose this day whom you will serve," Joshua 24:15). This friday is another chance to make a life-changing decision not to be left behind. No one will be left behind because they are "sinners," no...you will not be left behind because you were the worst person on earth. You will not be left behind because you were a very horrible person and broke all the laws. No, you will not be left behind because you've stolen before, murdered a soul, had pre-marital sex, or you've cursed all you can with the words of your mouth.

The reason anyone will be left behind is because when they were given the opportunity to accept Jesus, instead they rejected Him...

***What's your choice this friday?***
~Thank God its Friday (T.G.I.F)~

20 comments:

9ja Opeke said...

Lord, I want to do your will...I want to be more like You everyday.
Each day I awake, I want to live just for You...give me the strength to be faithful until the day you will come and take your bride home.
Until then, I will keep my lamp lite. Thank you, Jesus.

"Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord."~Ps 27:14

@Jaycee - Have a blessed weekend...and thank you for sharing your love for God with us.

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

"Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left"

I've always thot this scripture had to do with rapture, but i once heard a preacher interprete it as the one taken away will be the one whose task on earth has been completed, while the other left behind, will be the one to spread the gospel. What do u think?

Above all, my prayer is that the worries and cares of this world will not distract us from what is truly important and that we'll continually keep the fire burning, until the return of our king, the bridegroom- AMEN.

May God bless you abundantly- Amen. Your passion for propagating the gospel is just too real.

Cherub (former Bijouxoxo) said...

It was nice fellowshipping with u today. See you next Frida, God willing and have a blessed weekend.

Favoured Girl said...

I read the first three books of the "left Behind" series, and it was uncanny how it brought that scripture to life in our modern times. I pray that the choices we make here on earth will lead us to heaven and our crown of Glory. Choosing salvation through Jesus Christ, choosing to serve God, and lots of Grace is what we need.

Nilla said...

I accept Jesus!

As usual always a blessing.

Have a lovely weekend.

Bernard said...

This is some serious stuff. Matt 24:36 "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, NOR THE SON,but only the Father."(NIV). This is some serious stuff. This means we have to be ready every moment. By grace we already heard about christ. It's now best for us to accept him, if we haven't already, and to make sure we examine ourselves regularly and stay in faith. This is the second time I'm coming accross this scripture today. I feel God is up to something. Let's not get too carried away by our routine activities in this world. Heaven is real and so is Hell!

Jaycee said...

@ 9ja Opeks...geez, I also love that scripture, "wait and expect," I feel if we live every day of our lives like we are really expecting His return at the very next second, then we'll live every single day with joy & happiness, while pushing aside every distraction (things that can cause us to be sad).

@ cherub...wow @ the explanation. I think regardless of any interpretation, basically God just wants us to be "ready" at any given time...we will never know what He wants us to do in the very next second...(*can't wait for next friday, that was really good*)

@ favoured girl...I know...the choice as easy as it may seem, may be hard for people, but the moment they accept that destiny-changing choice, every other thing will be taken care of. I pray more people make this choice the next time they hear an 'altar call.'

@ nilla...u too missy...

@ Bernard...whew, its not a co-incidence to know u heard the same word twice...I'm curious to know what God is up to as well...LOLLLL...

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

God really is good - and this reminds us that in all things that we do we should put Him first. Not let the cares of this world get us down - or prevent us from trully working for the Lord, casue we are looking forward to His higher purpose/place - that we may accept/live for Jesus, and in the end not loose our soul becasue of the things of life.

Have a blessed weekend Jaycee - looking forward to your other posts.

JJ said...

Jaycee girl, you're a gem! I know Jesus but i sometimes feel so unworthy in his presence. It's a sturggle but i know the end result will be sweeter than honey. Thank you fofr your word blessed child, lol. Happy Sunday

Neers said...

Jaycee... thank you so much for stopping by and wishing... its today! :) wouldn't have found this wonderful place! made a friend on my birthday! yay!! :)

Jaycee said...

@ the life...couldn't have said it any better...

@ JJ...thank God, sometimes I feel unworthy too...after all I've done against God's word before...maybe some years back...but I learned that God's love is not like human love. As humans, it's hard to love someone who can't love you back (because if they love you back they'll do every thing you like...cos they know u like it like that)...but God's love is BOUNDLESS...UNCONDITIONAL...not based on what I've done to Him, or what I've failed to do. *sighs* there's nothing like "unworthiness" in God's books. Makes me feel like jumping...

@ Neers....he he...Happy BIRTHDAYYYYY...I'll come to ur blog right now to tell ya!...

Biodun said...

THanks for blessing us with this post, one thing I have started doing this year is to check myself daily n make sure I am rite with God always cos we never know when it will happen. Have a blessed weekend girl!

Miguel said...

As always May God continue to Oil your lamp, as you shine His word for the world to see and hear.

Naija Vixen said...

you are a blessing...nd i accept him all over again...luukn 4ward to the next friday verses...hav a blessed week!

Shola said...

there is something about you and your writtings i love so much, cant place a finger on it yet though.

thanks for sharing this.

Vera Ezimora said...

Being left behind is not something anyone wants to experience. God help us all

Jaycee said...

@ Biodun...thanks for reminding me to practice that myself everyday. It requires daily CONSCIOUSNESS...with everything we "say" or "do," even in some almost uncoscious moments. But a constant check is really wise...

@ Miggie...Amen!!! Geez, I'm just envisioning that ur British accent saying that prayer in my head now...lol...the accent is haunting me...

@ naijavixen...and may ur week be absolutely lovely as well...muah!

@ Shola...thank God o, the inspiration was not from meee. Somehow somehow sha...God constructed the whole thing. I know He is reminding us to be more careful as we're going through our day-to-day activities, cos we tend to forget.

@ Vera...girlie, for real...tell me abt it menn...I sure don't...

Jaycee said...

@ Biodun...thanks for reminding me to practice that myself everyday. It requires daily CONSCIOUSNESS...with everything we "say" or "do," even in some almost uncoscious moments. But a constant check is really wise...

@ Miggie...Amen!!! Geez, I'm just envisioning that ur British accent saying that prayer in my head now...lol...the accent is haunting me...

@ naijavixen...and may ur week be absolutely lovely as well...muah!

@ Shola...thank God o, the inspiration was not from meee. Somehow somehow sha...God constructed the whole thing. I know He is reminding us to be more careful as we're going through our day-to-day activities, cos we tend to forget.

@ Vera...girlie, for real...tell me abt it menn...I sure don't...

mack said...

*smiles*

LondonBuki said...

That has scared me A LOT - waking up and finding out I have been left behind...

Hope you had a good weekend and have a blessed week :-)