Ready or not…

I took a nap a few hours before it was time to join church today. Right before I woke up, I had a short dream where I was at a wedding and thankfully, could recognise a few people there.

It was a grand wedding, the atmosphere was heavy with a presence I cannot describe, I actually woke up with tears in my eyes because in the dream, I was struggling the whole time holding heavy tears back. I could not understand it! A wedding is an event with high levels of joy and celebration, why is it that the only thing I could think to do was cry at this particular wedding. It was worse that it did not feel like those tears that would last a few seconds with a couple of sniffs, I sensed the tears to be a heavy flow with deep breaths and sounds that make it appear like I have been hit with something hard.

Right before I woke up, a knowing came to me in the dream, the Holy Spirit said “You’re at ‘The marriage supper of the Lamb‘”. Suddenly it made sense. I woke up and picked my phone, googled scriptures that speak about ‘the marriage of the Lamb’ and went on to study more my findings. The first I’m hit with is Revelation 19:7-9;

Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.) Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

John 14:3 followed;

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

The set up in my dream was a grand wedding, the only difference between it and any grand wedding we would attend here on earth is the heavy presence I sensed, strong enough to have me on my knees in wails. I still feel what I felt as I write this and I was going to drop a simple ‘His return is so close now’ on my Instagram, but I felt led to make it a blogpost that would not disappear in 24 hours.

Guys, Abba’s return is close, anyone who’s familiar with weddings and marriages understands how eager a bride is when her husband promises her of his return to come marry her. She’s expectant, excited and always ready. The wedding bells are ringing already, but is the bride ready? Revelation 19:7-9 says ‘and His bride has made herself ready…’. Can you replace your name in ‘His bride’ confidently? If not, please, I beg you with the same tears that I felt in that dream, do not delay again.

The signs are all over. The bridegroom is coming soon to take us to be with Him where He is.

This dream reminded me of a song I love so much by Mercy Me. Its title is ‘I can only imagine’ and its lyrics are thoughts of what the author imagines when Abba returns for us. A stanza in it said;

Surrounded by your glory, What will my heart feel?
Will I dance for you Jesus?, Or in awe of You be still?
Will I stand in your presence?, To my knees will I fall?
Will I sing hallelujah?, Will I be able to speak at all?
I can only imagine’

I got an answer to ‘Will I stand in your presence?’ I do not think we will handle the glory. The only response will be reverence and honour in the form of tears with knees on the ground because the beauty exceeds the capacity that we can behold.

Abba, your bride says Maranatha (Lord Jesus, come!).

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21 thoughts on “Ready or not…

  1. Odunowo Olufunmilayo says:

    Thank you for sharing Rubie ❤️
    I don’t know how that might have felt but I understand. The coming is so close, honestly
    The song you shared is actually by Tamela Mann, although I haven’t seen Mercy Me’s version

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    • Fochwoman says:

      Glory to God Funmi and I’m so glad you get it too!! PS. Everyone thinks it is Tamela Mann’s song but she actually did a cover. The original lyricist of the song is Mercy me. The original song came out in 2010, Tamela only did her cover in 2013, but hers appears to be more popular hence why people think it is her song. But I love the original best! Do check it out! and have a blessed week ahead x

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  2. Nnamdi says:

    Anyone who knows “I Can Only Imagine” to be originally recorded by MercyMe is a gee.

    Lol.

    That aside, I have been having the same feelings too. It feels different…urgent.

    Thanks, Rubie.

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  3. Oboma says:

    I tried checking for it for a long while. Here l am, my email was able to catch up. Everything you said struck a chord and its definitely about being cross-conscious. God’s Help is still right beside us.

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