Monday, 11 February 2013

Dry and weather worn or re-oiled, deep & beautiful?

Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!  Rev 19:9

Last night I had a dream and I saw two wedding parties both celebrating weddings down by the lake and then I saw one wedding party go off and get their food and the other wedding party were asleep resting down by the lake but they were not invited to go and get food yet.
There was this sense that they would get food later but this verse kept coming to me about those being invited to the wedding supper and so I wonder if there is a bit of a call that we not be found asleep when the bride groom comes.   (Matt 25: 1-13 The Parable of the Ten Virgins - read it if you don't know it).

I was yesterday re-oiling some outside furniture with linseed oil and I realised how badly it needed it and how dry and weather worn it had got over the 3 years in which I hadn't done it and yet it was not a big job, in fact really easy and quick and so I made a mental note to do it again next year so it didn't get this bad again.
Sometimes we can get a little dry and weather worn in our walk with the Lord but we need re-oiling every so often so that we can once again be that beautiful vessel we were meant to be and not the dry weather worn one we can be at times.  We cannot rely on others to give us their oil but we need to learn to get the oil for ourselves and it may not be the big job you are expecting, in fact it may be a simple quick thing that encourages you to go again like my re-oiling of the furniture, it wasn't the big job I expected.

 Rev 19:6  Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud pearls of thunder, shouting:
"Hallelujah!  For our Lord God Almighty reigns.  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 the saints.) Then the angel said to me, "Write:  'Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!" And he added, "These are the true words of God."  At this I fell at his feet to worship him.  But he said to me, "Do not do it! I am a fellow servant with you and with your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus.  Worship God!  For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."