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A Sample Marriage Ceremony!       Maria #443       CM/FM 3195       4/98
--Prophecies for Your Use, as You Feel Led
By Maria

Dear ones,
       1. God bless you! I love you! In the following prophecies, the Lord gives beautiful promises and instruction for a couple just starting out on the adventure of their married life together. Many of you who are getting married may want to use these prophecies and possibly the pledges in your ceremonies. Even the older, established marriages may benefit from reading these prophecies and renewing their vows and their commitment to each other and to the Lord by the use of these pledges. It's wonderful to see how the Lord promises to help us each step of the way, when He has led us to join our lives with another in marriage.
       2. This example of a ceremony is a beautiful one. However, you may want to ask the Lord for your own vows, or for prophecies especially for your particular situation. If you'd like a ready-made ceremony, though, here it is! We love you and pray that the Lord blesses each one who is entering or presently in married life with great fruitfulness, happiness, joy, and many children--whether they are the fruits of your body or fruits of your ministries for Him. He's ordained you to be together, so He will bless and keep you each step of the way!

       For Newlyweds, on the Day of Their Wedding
       3. {\b \i (Jesus speaking:)} True marriages are made in Heaven: They are arranged, ordained and allowed. For when My people seek Me and look to Me for My will and My guidance and love, when they desire to do My bidding and to fulfill My highest calling for them, then it opens the door for Me to arrange things. I can then set things in motion, place one here, place one there, and bring about the marriage that both I and they desire.
       4. When there is yieldedness in the heart, when there is singleness of mind, and when there is subjection of body, then I have full sway and I can bring about happy results and unions which will bear fruit.
       5. So as these here have given their lives to Me and My service, and they do now give their lives to one another, if they will do so in all humility, in all lowliness of mind, each esteeming the other better than themselves, then will they find the happiness that they long for. Then will I find receptive, open, yielded, and willing hearts to do My will.
       6. For then I and all My angels and Heavenly hosts and ministering spirits shall have influence and can help, lift, guide, comfort, counsel and instruct. We can make a way where there is no way and supply when no supply seems possible. We can bring joy out of sadness, light from darkness, and anoint with unity and strength.
       7. So as you give your hearts to Me, give your hearts to one another. Each one entrust your heart to the other. Open the deepest recesses and allow yourselves to be vulnerable. Trust one another, for what greater trust can one human show to another than to open his or her heart and entrust it to the one they love?
       8. So take heed and be prayerful in how you handle the open heart of your lover, of your husband or your wife. Betray not the trust that they are presenting to you, but handle it in faith. For in sharing and entrusting your hearts, a strong bond of love will be forged between you.
       9. These things of the spirit, of the heart, go beyond the things of this Earth, beyond flesh and blood. They transcend the natural things around you and they cause you to look upon the things of the spirit, the true values, those eternal values of love and service to God and one another. So guard your hearts diligently, for out of them shall proceed the issues of life. If you do these things, you shall be happy. (End of message from Jesus.)

       The Woman's Marriage Pledge
       10. (First to Jesus:) Jesus, because I belong to You above all, I want to pledge my endless love and devotion to You before any other. My love for You could never be overshadowed by love for any other. I thank You for this reciprocal love You have given me, the gift of loving someone and being loved in return.
       11. (To her husband:) To you, _____, I want to pledge my undying love and devotion, my life, my time, my body, and my soul to unite with yours and together become one in our Lord. To be your loving submitted wife, to understand you, to please you, care for you, and cherish you always in my arms and in my heart.
       12. I want to be with you always in body and in spirit, and when we part momentarily you will still be present with me in my thoughts and in my heart.
       13. May Jesus grant me this wish--that I can give you the love you need, and support you in what He asks of you in His service. May we two become a strong unit to enhance the wider Family unit and together give out the same love that our Jesus so sweetly pours on us.
       14. So to you I now dedicate myself, to honor, love and support you. Yours forever lovingly, ______.

       The Man's Marriage Pledge
       15. (First to Jesus:) Jesus, because I belong to You above all, I want to pledge my endless love and devotion to You before any other. My love for You could never be overshadowed by love for any other. I thank You for this reciprocal love You have given me, the gift of loving someone and being loved in return.
       16. (To his wife:) Dear _____, I pledge to stand by you, love and protect you; to help you stay close to Him and make it easy for you to do His will; to do my best to be the man that you need me to be.
       17. I open the door of my life to you. Welcome in, and forever abide with me. I may not always be able to express my love well in words, but I will do my best to show you my love by my actions. I love you and will love you forever and ever, and my love for you will continue to grow.
       18. My darling, my sweetheart, my beloved, you are the one for me. You are the one that I love and that I want to hold close to my heart. I love you and will love you and cherish you always. I thank Him for putting us together, and that though I am not worthy, He is blessing me with your love.
       19. May we be a sample of His love, and love others as He has loved us. May we continually hold Him close, as nothing can take His place in our hearts.

       Prophecy for the Newlywed Couple
       20. {\b \i (Jesus speaking:) }My beloved brides, My precious ones, whom I hold in My hands, how I love you! How I wrap My arms around you and draw you close to My bosom, for you bring Me great joy and delight!
       21. Now, My dears, as you consecrate your love one for another, let your hearts be knit in My love, that it may reign in your hearts forever. For I have put this love in your hearts, one towards the other, that you may feed and be nourished, that you may draw strength from My everlasting wellsprings, that you may grow in My eternal love.
       22. I take you now, precious ones, and draw you ever so close to My loving heart, for I need you, I love you and I delight in your love! How I revel in your surrender to Me--in your yieldedness, in your tender kisses and sweet caresses! For this reason I join you. I draw you, I beckon you, I join you hand in hand, heart to heart, in body, soul and spirit, that out of this union My greater purpose may be established.
       23. I take each of your hearts now--every broken piece, all your hopes, your desires and shattered dreams. All your longings, your joys, your sorrows, the heartbreaks, the pain. All the good times, the happy times, the joy, the love--I take it all and I hold you ever so tightly in My loving arms. I draw you close to My bosom, that you may forever rest here, on My gentle breast. I join your hearts as one, that you might have one another to nourish, to hold, to cherish and to love. I give you, dear ones, My priceless gift of love, as a loving token of My desire toward you. This precious treasure--My Own gift of love--I shower upon you, for I care for you like none other.
       24. As I hold you ever so close to My Own loving heart, I lay this cornerstone, the foundation on which your love will grow--the basis on which your union will stand strong--that of My Own heart of love. I take your two tender hearts and melt them with My Own, that in this oneness, in this molding and melting of our hearts, you may overflow with My anointing of love.
       25. Build on this foundation of My love--My Own warm, tender, soothing love. Love one another as I have loved you. As you look to Me, keeping Me always in the center of your union, I will bless you and prosper you in all you do. As you keep your eyes fixed on Me, as you acknowledge Me in all your ways, I will lead you and guide you as you build on this love.
       26. Stone upon stone, brick upon brick, out of this love I will raise up a strong building, one made of living stones, alive and vibrant, motivated by the white-hot heat of My Spirit, founded on My truth, melted together in My love.
       27. My darlings, I have put this love in your hearts toward each other as an illustration of My Own union with you, My young vibrant brides. Therefore let My Own heart of love always be your central focal point. Let us continue to love and ravish one another and revel in love, that I might continue to plant My seeds deep in your hearts. For I love you, I need you, I hold you, I cherish you. Love one another as I love you, and know that this threefold cord will not be broken.
       28. Out of this union, I would that My rich flowing love be manifested. For I have chosen you, and I ordain you to live in love one toward the other as I have loved you.
       29. As you stand on the threshold of this day of new beginnings, I open to you, dear ones, a treasure chest. The chest is full of valuable possessions of all kinds, that of My most highly valued treasures, which I bestow upon you. Therefore revel in them, My darlings. Do not hide these priceless possessions away, but put them to good use, frequently, daily in your new life together. As you do this, you will be blessed and you will prosper.
       30. Come look in the chest now. Break open these wedding gifts and let them flow out of your lives. Take hold of this most priceless treasure--the gift of faith in Me; for as you look to Me first and foremost in all you do, your union will prosper. Hold fast to your faith in Me and all things will be possible to you.
       31. And I give you gifts of trust, joy, love, tenderness, sincerity, communication, respect, appreciation, kindness, satisfaction, consideration, protection, happiness, openness, honesty, self-sacrifice, and love. Use these often. Let them flow between you and be blessed.
       32. I shower you with these gifts so that when one of you is weak, the other might help; when one is not strong, the other might lift. I give these gifts so that you might inspire one another and encourage one another in love.
       33. As a man leaves his father and is joined to the wife and they become one flesh, so I have touched this union, precious ___and ____, with My creative power of love. This most priceless gift of love I place in your hands, to have and to hold, to feed and to nurture--because I love you. Blessed be this union of love now and forever.
       34. My darling brides, My faithful ones, I shower you with these gifts of love. Yet as the river of water that has no outlet will become dead and stagnant, so let this love I have put in your hearts overflow on others. As the servant is not above his Master, so do I bestow upon you this great honor: the privilege and honor of being vessels of My love--to follow closely in My footsteps, to serve others in love, to open your hearts and lives and love to others.
       35. Give and it will be given to you again. As you continue to share this love and pour out upon others, I will continue to pour into you. As you open your lives and allow this love to overflow on others, I will continue to pour out My Spirit upon you in great measure--My blessings, My great treasures and riches in a never-ending flow. Fear not to give of your love, for as you do this, the love I have put in your hearts for one another will grow strong and pure. It will be strengthened, and this very special love I have placed in your hearts will never be taken away.
       36. This gift of love I have put in your hearts is a treasure priceless and rare, and yet this same gift also makes you the servant of others. I do not put this love in your hearts to stay. I have entrusted you with this love that you may give it out to others--that you may be vessels of My love.
       37. Therefore, if you would stay fresh and alive, let this love overflow on others. In this you will find great joy, joy you have never known, joy unspeakable! As I have opened My Own heart of love to you, go and do likewise. Open your hearts of love; let the love flow out on others. Let it flow and flourish, and I will cause it to grow into a mighty tree, a strong tree bearing much fruit.
       38. As you walk in My ways, I will bless and prosper you; I will cause your lives to overflow with happiness. Your love will know no boundaries, your satisfaction no bounds. Great will be the joy that will fill your hearts and lives! As you share this love I have entrusted to your hearts, you will find strength and power that you have never known before, for only in giving will you truly receive. And as you do this, My dear ones, I will bless you with My infinite love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things--My lasting love that will never be taken away from you.
       39. Therefore, My beloved ones, go and be blessed and prosper in My love. Know that I look down with shining face upon you. Love one another as husband and wife, as sweethearts, as parents, as companions, as co-workers, as friends and as lovers who share all things. Pray together, talk together, seek Me together, discuss and decide together, agree together, share your secret dreams and hopes together.
       40. Share your hearts together, share your lives together, and most of all--praise Me and love Me together! As we lie together in the bed of love, your hearts melted and bonded together in Mine, together we will reach heights unknown!
       41. Continue to build upon this foundation of My loving heart, and as you take this great love which I have put between you and give it out to others, you will experience My love as never before. Treasures of love and happiness and satisfaction I will pour upon you, My precious loves. I will never go away from your side. I will care for you and sustain you always as we grow in love. I love you, My darlings, from everlasting to everlasting.
       42. Come now, and let us consecrate this love. Give Me your hand, ____. Give Me your hand, ____. I join them together and lay them here upon My heart--that we might make this pledge of love. You in Me and I in you, we three, forever and eternally always in love. I pledge to you, as you pledge to Me, to love you, to hold you, to never leave your side. I love you, My loves, My darling mates. As you continue to give Me all of yourselves, so do I give you all of Me.
       43. Therefore go in peace and be blessed, loving one another as I love you, and sharing this great treasure with others. Great is My love for you, My dears. I am eternally yours. Your faithful Husband and Lover and Mate, Jesus. (End of message from Jesus.)

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