Face to Face (with Jesus)

“This is the generation of them that seek Him, who seek the face of the God of Jacob” (Psalm 24:6, RSV)

As we know, those who seek FIND. Here we go. . .

The vision:

The scene opened in a large cathedral or synagogue. The occasion was the wedding supper of the Lamb. First came the wedding ceremony. Guests streamed in through open doors and down the center aisle.

Jesus (Yeshua) stood at the altar. All the guests came forward to greet Him. Each responded to Him in the primary way they knew Him. To some, He was Lord and they bowed before Him. With great appreciation, He received their worship. To others, He was Commander and Chief. They saluted. He saluted back and gave them their “orders.” To many, He was provider. They prayed. He gladly answered their prayers! Each one was acknowledged and loved by Jesus.

After all these had greeted Jesus, they were seated; every person an honored guest; “. . .  blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb” (Revelation 19:9, NKJV).

After the last one was in place, Jesus’ focus changed dramatically. He was no longer absorbed by the guests at His wedding. Instead, He looked intently; eyes fixed on one ravishing, beautiful girl; His true and faithful church – “These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being firstfruits to God and to the Lamb” (Revelation 14:4, NKJV). The Bride stood at the opposite end of the aisle waiting for His signal. Then with His right hand, He motioned for her to come. She began to move toward Him. Her eyes and His met and locked in overwhelming love and passion. Soon, they would be eternally ONE. All the guests would soon celebrate with them at the “marriage supper of the Lamb.”

The vision ended.

I know from this vision and Word that now is the time for the Bride to focus totally on HIM alone. Everything else will become, as the song says, “. . . strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.”

Our walk will be straight and narrow. There will be no distraction. We will soon see our Bridegroom FACE to FACE and glory in unbroken fellowship; satisfied with His love throughout eternity.