Love the Lord Jesus, Rejoice and Exult

New JerusalemWe are in a series of posts on preparation of New Jerusalem. An outstanding characteristic of New Jerusalem is that this city is the bride of the Lamb, Jesus Christ.

Revelation 19:7 proclaims, “Let us rejoice and exult, and let us give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.”

Love is the critical factor for a bride preparing to be married.

In John 14:23 the Lord Jesus says to us, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make an abode with him.” The making of this abode, in response to our loving the Lord, is part of the preparation of New Jerusalem as the eternal mutual abode of God and man.

Romans 8:28 tells us that “all things work together for good to those who love God.” The “good” here is neither outward blessings nor human success, but the accomplishing of God’s purpose as revealed in verses 29-30. Our loving of God causes us to care for His desire regardless of our human situation. And New Jerusalem is the consummation of all the “good” which God is accomplishing in those who love Him.

Second Timothy 4:8 speaks of “all those who have loved our Lord’s appearing.” This is a stark contrast to those who “loved the present age” (v. 10). If we love Him, certainly we will love His appearing. Lord, cause us to love You every day.

A song echoes this prayer:
___Lord, keep my heart always true to You,
___Never backsliding, always viewing You,
___A heart that is pure that sees only You,
___A heart that loves You and treasures only You.

Lord, keep my heart in this wonderful condition from now until New Jerusalem appears.

Photo courtesy of pdphoto.org.

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  1. Edgar Hovhannisyan

     /  April 8, 2015

    O Love! Thank You Lord Jesus for Your real and sweet and constraining love! Thank YOU!

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  2. Edgar Hovhannisyan

     /  April 8, 2015

    It just reminded me of this sweet hymn: https://app.box.com/s/n6h8os64mvfui353n09w6ar1s0d3xrdi

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  3. Lord Jesus, we love You.

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  4. Amen, thank you for remind me that what the bridegroom expect from the bride is love. May the Lord increase our love for Him for His satisfaction. Sometimes we are very busy even doing things for Him and we forget to express our love to Him by spending time in His presence. Lord Jesus we love you.

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