The Royal Wedding


In Psalm 45 we have a beautiful psalm celebrating the royal wedding.  It is an inspired prophetic song concerning Christ and his bride the church:  After looking at marriage in the light of scripture, I will discuss that very sacred time called the honeymoon when each newly wed couple explore each other! 

downloadPsalm 45: 10 to 16Listen to me, O royal daughter; take to heart what I say. Forget your people and your family far away.  For your royal husband delights in your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord. The princess of Tyre will shower you with gifts. The wealthy will beg your favor.  The bride, a princess, looks glorious in her golden gown.  In her beautiful robes, she is led to the king, accompanied by her bridesmaids.  What a joyful and enthusiastic procession as they enter the king’s palace!

As each Christian couple enter into marriage they need to realize that Christian marriage is a beautiful, pure, sacred thing. It is
actually a “picture” of Christ and the Church.

In Ephesians chapter 5, the apostle Paul presents the church as the Bride of Christ.
Its not often realised even in the Christian church that the husband and wife in every marriage are a “figure” or type of Christ and the church.  In every  marriage the bride is not the REAL bride; the real bride is the church of Jesus Christ. In every marriage the husband is not REAL husband; the groom is a type of the real husband, who is the Lord Jesus Christ lover, washer and protector and life of His bride the church.

Since marriage is a picture of the most sacred eternal bond, it needs to treasured and kept in purity. The writer of Hebrews wrote in chapter 13, verse 4 – Let marriage be held in honor among all, and (let) the bed be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge

A Deep profound Truth

imagesThe reality of the church as Christ’s bride is very deep and profound. The church comes out of Christ just as Eve came out of Adam
(Gen. 2:21-22).  The first marriage was in the garden of Eden between Adam and Eve.  God put Adam into a deep sleep and then brought forth the beautiful bride, Eve. When Adam awoke he must have been so captivated by the most pure and beautiful vision of loveliness before him that e could imagine. In the same way, the Lord Jesus was put into the “sleep” of death. John chapter 19 tels us ( v34) that after our Lord died on  calvary’s cross, one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water. The apostle John made specific mention of this (1 John 5:6) that not only blood came forth but blood and water also.

The blood that flowed speaks of our redemption, but the water that flowed speaks of washing by his words:
Both the blood and water came out of the Lord’s pierced side: blood and water. Blood redemption, to deal with sins (John1:29; Heb.
9:22) and  for the purchasing of the church (Acts 20:28).  Water is for imparting life, for the washing and the producing of the church (Eph. 5:29-30). The Lord’s death, on the negative side, takes away our sins, and on the positive side, imparts life into us.

When our Lord Jesus awoke ( in resurrection) from the “sleep” of death, He to like Adam was captivated by the most pure and beautiful vision of loveliness before him that He could imagine, The Church, His bride.  So we see that Just as Eve came from the side of Adam to be his bride, even so the church was birthed out of the pierced side of Jesus to be the Bride of Christ.

The Church ( coming out of Christ) has the same life and nature as Christ.   Many Christians know that husband and wife are a type of Christ and the church. However, our hearts need to see the wonder of this revelation in order that our being and our life, and marriages may be changed by it.

For every bride and groom then, the honeymoon is a pure, lovely, God ordained tender time.