Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
If we accept the common wisdom, that the bride of the Lamb is in fact the Church, then we have to ask ourselves seriously, would Jesus come back and marry this Church? The answer has to be surely not. Harlot and whore are the only appropriate epithets for this Church, it debases itself in its harlotry with the god of this world.
So, the prophecies in Revelations are missing another crucial piece to attain fulfilment (the lack of the spirit of the, as opposed to a, antichrist made flesh being another notable one.) Far from having “made herself ready”, this incarnation of the Church seems determined to chuck itself into the abyss of heresy all the while mouthing empty, hollow, meaningless praise to the Lord our God.
What is more, as the noose tightens around the neck of our people, while bitter, indiscriminate and ultimately final war is waged on God’s people by our enemy with nothing less than our ultimate extermination on the table the Church sits idly by, in so many instances, a dwelling place of demons literally and metaphorically, complicit in this war on the opposing side to the Lord.
This situation cannot be passively endured for while the Lord God will clean His house, He is looking for more. The operative phrase here is “hath made ***herself*** ready” which clearly tells us, the faithful are expected to act, to fight and scrap and battle for the faith and for God.
However, the faithful are a somewhat rag-tag army at the moment with the orthodox exile from the Church of England looking daily more and more like a dazed and bedazzled column of Syrian refugees, blinking into the light and grateful, for once, not to be surrounded by the deafening sound of shell and shot fire. Division like what is detailed here should simply not be happening.
It is happening because we need to look to the questions we are asking if the answers are unclear. Instead of asking ‘What should we do’? We should ask ‘What does God want us to do’? Why do we not ask, instead of any other question, what does God want? Not once in the article is that question addressed. In fact, the article does not mention God once. Why not?
Our God is the one true, living, God, any of us can open up a conversation with Him any time we want. So, why do we, just like the rebellious heretics, treat Him as an abstraction, something that is not even referenced and considered in the space of this critical discourse? If we do not change course soon we are going to end up treading that infamous weary road paved with good intentions……