I had a dream last night that there was a wedding about to take place and I was invited to it. All of the guests were making their way into the church to have a seat in the sanctuary so that the ceremony could begin. When I walked into the church, I saw a casket that was placed near the front of the sanctuary. As I made my way down the aisle, I looked into the casket and I saw the groom laying in it. I was confused. All of a sudden, it didn’t seem like a wedding anymore, but a funeral. But then I heard the Spirit of God speak to me in the dream and he said, “This is a celebration–a celebration of death!”

I was like, “Huh?” I didn’t understand what he meant by that. But then he explained the symbolism of the dream to me. He said it should be celebrated when a man decides to give up his life for a woman in marriage. Then God brought a scripture to my memory, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.” – Ephesians 5:25

In marriage, a man should be willing to die for his wife. Die to his pride, die to his selfishness, die to his attitude, die to his independence, etc. He should be willing to give his wife his last name, access to his bank account and all other assets, and he should be willing to make a monogamous commitment to her, forsaking all others. Many men aren’t ready to die in these areas for the woman they say they love. But the groom in this dream counted the cost and was willing to lay his life down for his bride.

Where are the men who are willing to lay their lives down in marriage? For those of you who were brave and courageous enough to lay your life down for your wife, you are celebrated!

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