The Unvarying Message: Behold, the Bridegroom Comes!

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Dream received May 22, 2015

I walked through the back entrance of a large church one morning, the heavy wooden doors banging shut behind me. As I passed the door of a small room in the rear of the church, a young man emerged. He was yawning and carrying a big puffy quilt.


“You woke me up!” he grumbled as he headed toward the doors I had entered a short time before.
“I’m so sorry,” I apologized politely. “I didn’t know anyone was sleeping in there.”
“I’ll just have to sleep somewhere else today,” he complained.
I walked to the front of the church. In the center of the platform was an old-fashioned wooden barrel. A small cardboard box was sitting on a table beside the barrel.
Inside the box were about a dozen slips of paper, apparently left there from the previous night’s prayer meeting. At that time, each person attending was given an opportunity to choose a paper from the box which had a Scripture written on it with a message especially for them.
As I took a slip of paper, several other people who had come in the church after me also took papers.
I read the words on my paper to myself. It said:
“Behold, the Bridegroom comes.”
I recognized the truth and urgency in the statement. Then I watched as the other people read their papers. They looked at each other in amazement.
Curious, I asked one of them, “What does your paper say?”
Without a word, he showed me the paper. It read:
“Behold, the Bridegroom comes.”
“And yours?” I asked someone else. He said,
“Behold, the Bridegroom comes.”
Then I woke up.

Rebekah is the author of Fullness of Joy: Living Where the Roses Bloom Forever, Count It All Joy:…

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