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11/19/17 at 01:27 PM 0 Comments

The Wedding - Part 4 : The Victory of the Bride

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There are struggles for the Bride of Christ, the Church - but the Church has grace to be victorious through it all.

Psalm 34[17] The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. [18] The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. [19] Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

God prepares well for what He has ordained. Things just do not happen. God makes preparations that span through generations.

Zecharias was prepared with dumbness. He lost communication with men for 9 months so he would not mispeak. Elisabeth was a specially prepared and tested vessel to play the role of an important adviser and mentor for Mary, the mother of Jesus as well as the mother of John the Baptist – the strange man with a key role of preparing the way. John the Baptist played a key role in Christ’s ministry.

There is a timing to the things of God and events that must happen before other events can happen. There are people that must play certain roles before our roles can begin. When you examine the call of the first three disciples of Chris you see that it was John the Baptist who actually trained the first two disciples for Christ and immediately pointed them to Christ. The name of Andrew is mentioned as one of them – and many translations and commentaries conclude that John must have been the other. Peter was drawn to Christ by his brother Andrew.

John 1[35] Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples; [36] And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! [37] And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. [38] Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? [39] He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. [40] One of the two which heard John speak , and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. [41] He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. [42] And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

We are victorious because God makes special preparations that in spite of all we may be going through, we still come up victorious. Learn to be still and know God is not a man whose plans can be thwarted. Maybe you can plan for decades … but God’s plan run through the ages even before the foundations of time. You are not a fluke. Your victory is well planned.

The teaching below is on the “Victory of the Bride”

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