Many are eagerly looking today for the Bridegroom
and His messengers. Like Rebekah, many are on the lookout for the Master's Servant to approach,
having ten camels loaded with gifts and provision, and ten servants to assist in bringing the Bride
to her final destination.
Rebekah was one who remained in a state of readiness, so that when the Servant came, she was ready
to leave. We too, must be ready when the Servant arrives, or we may not be included in that
company. In this short writing we will begin a listing of last-minute items that may not be evident
at first, but must needs be done prior to the Servant's arrival. We will add thoughts as time
progresses, with the hope that we will take care of priority items first.
As a matter of review, it is assumed the Reader is indeed
a Bride-Candidate, and has
personally established the Scriptural basis for being among the Bride-Candidates.
The Bride-Candidate is one who has been 'Born-Again' — that is, one in whom the
Bridegroom has been birthed, grown and matured, and who is now living within the Bride-Candidate,
in fullness of Grace; and is now set-apart unto obedience to all
the Ways of Yahuweh,
revealed in all
the Scriptures — both 'Old' and 'New' Testament writings
(1Pet 1:23; 2Co 13:5; Gal 4:19; Col 1:27; 1Pet 1:2).
Those who have not seen and understood the Scriptural pre-requisites for being a Bride-Candidate
should pause at this point, and read some of the basics, as discussed in The Good News!
and The Way of
Salvation - According to the Scriptures
and The Wise and Foolish
It is further assumed the Bride-Candidate has read the Scriptural basis for the Bride's
preparation, as seen in The Bride Makes Herself Ready
How Does the Bride Prepare?
The many additional items that seem to escape our attention is what we must look at now. It is well
worth the effort to remove and prevent the many small infractions that can occur without our
notice. Hopefully this will be a checklist, as it were, to help us to maintain our readiness,
especially in the realm of practical
things necessary for preparation.
A Check List
Here is a running check list of last-minute, practical
items, to use as a reminder.
The Bride's Last-Minute Preparation Check List
- Be careful to plan, and observe, Yahushua's Betrothal times that build up, and even
identify the Bride! These include the New Covenant Passover, as well as His moedim — His
Appointed Times (Wedding Rehearsals), also called ('MY Sabbaths').
- Be bold: Remove compromise from your life, and "Come out from among
- Be bold: Speak the Good News of the Kingdom to other Believers — perhaps some may
repent, and begin to walk in Father's Ways, to become Bride-Candidates.
- For the Seekers: Have you found, and read, "The Father Seeks a Bride for His
Son: Betrothal Secrets" yet? To find, one must seek!
- Maintain a state of owing no one anything but Love. Pay with cash, check, debit card
- Carry positive balance with credit cards, or do not use them.
- Return Library books, other materials not personally owned. Reconcile accounts daily or
- Give to any that ask.
- Give to the poor. They are representatives of the Master!
- Forgive all those that have wronged you in any way. The conclusion of forgiveness is to
forget their wrongdoing!
- One eye on the calendar and the clock is acceptable, but all of one's
attention on the prophetic calendar can deprive one of proper preparation. Use the time to get
R-E-A-D-Y! (Ps 90:12)
- Study carefully the Related Articles in the Testings & Warnings section, discussing
prophetic warnings given in Scripture for the Bride's preparation (see partial list of Related
This list will be amended as time allows!
Biblical Guidelines for Studying the Bible: Using Scripture to Interpret the Scriptures New! - What is the
source of our current understanding of the Bible? The pure Truths of Scripture are of highest
importance — how we understand the Scriptures will affect our eternal condition! To avoid being
deceived by man-made doctrines, we must not rely on Preachers, Teachers, Bible notes or commentaries.
Instead we must study and understand the Bible for ourselves — not looking through the lenses
of tradition or man-made Bible study methods — but relying only on what the Bible actually
says about how to study and understand the Scriptures! Here are 7 Biblical Guidelines that show us
- Oil for the Light - Scripture
reveals what the Oil for the Lamps is, and what it is NOT, for our warning today
Details for the Remaining
Believers - A Check List for those Believers who come to realise they are among the Foolish
Virgins, and who might be unprepared when the master's Servant comes for the Bride.
- Messiah In The
Wilderness - Who is Yahushua? Do we know Him? Do we love Him? Yahushua is now testing us, to
see whether we know Him and love Him, by observing which Commandments we keep
- Messiah-In-You - Only
Messiah-living-within-us can bring us in to the Promised Land
- The Promised Land:
Choosing to Enter In - Yahuweh gives us freedom to choose whom we will serve; we may then
choose to enter in, by His Grace, or we may choose not to enter in, depending on our choices
- WWYD? What Would Yahushua
Do? - The Scriptures show Yahushua as our example in all things; the simplest test of what we
should do in every aspect of life, to determine Truth, and to enter in to the Promised Land
- The New Covenant Passover -
Participation in Messiah's Passover is a key preparation item for the First-Born [the
FirstFruits-Bride] of Yahuweh's people
- True Grace - by David
M Hargis - A Biblically accurate overview of New Covenant Grace as used in the context of the
majority of the apostle Paul's writings
- The Two Witnesses of
Devarim - By Brick Parrish - An overview of the offer of Betrothal and the eternal Marriage
Agreement between Yahweh and His people
- Contending for The Faith
- We are exhorted to contend, to fight to remain in The Faith that was originally given. Scripture
shows what The Faith is, why we must contend for The Faith, and how we are to contend; examples of
contending for The Faith
- The Blood of the
Lamb - By Derek Prince - God's righteousness is by faith, without having to observe the law
— thus depriving Satan of his chief weapon against us, which is guilt
- The Good
News! - First, the Bad News: Your sin has condemned you to death; the Good News: Your debt has
- After Forgiveness: The
Next Step - After receiving forgiveness of our sins, What is our Next Step? Father has shown us
our destination, our goal, and has shown us steps to take to arrive at our goal. These three steps
enable us to know who Messiah is, and they show us how we may truly believe Him, walk with Him,
abide ['remain'] in Him, and ultimately enter in with Him
- Main Menu - More Articles on how we are to
prepare for our Bridegroom
For further information for the Bride's preparation, see the following Related
Entering the Kingdom:
Testing & Warnings for the Believers
To enter the Kingdom
you must first be Born-Again
If you are not sure you have been Born-Again, see the following articles:
The Good News! - First, the Bad
News: Your sin has condemned you to death; the Good News: Your debt has been paid!
How Do I
Receive God's Forgiveness for My Sins? - How to obtain Forgiveness of Sins according
to the Bible,
of the Lamb - By Derek Prince - God's righteousness is by faith, without having to
observe the law-thus depriving Satan of his chief weapon against us, which is guilt.
After being Born-Again,
all Believers undergo the 'Wilderness Testing' of the
Believers, just as did the Israelites, and as Messiah, both given as Scriptural examples for us
today. For further details
of the Wilderness Testing of the Believers, and of the Warnings
given to the Bride concerning her Testing that must occur
before entering in with the
Bridegroom, see the following articles: