May 12, 2020 This morning I had a conversation with a friend. She mentioned something that got me thinking. She said that the “term” bride is a new thing in the body of Christ. The older term perhaps was remnant. I don’t believe that “Bride” is merely a new term being used. Could it perhaps be a new revelation or unveiling of the eternal truth of this word is now being awakened within the family of God? There are pictures of the bride all throughout the scriptures.
Isaac sent his servant to look for a bride for his son. Ruth and Boaz – the marriage between the Moabitess and the Kinsman Redeemer. Esther and the King Song of Songs is all about the journey of the Shulamite into the heart of her great love. A journey that leads her to the marriage feast, engagement and commitment as the Bride! The first miracle recorded of Jesus was at a wedding where water was turned into wine! These are just a few examples of the heart of Jesus for His Bride!
I didn’t understand anything about this reality until 2019 when out of my complete desperation to find life after the death of my husband led me on a journey into the unveiling of Jesus within my soul. I did not know what I was looking for, only that somehow, God still had a life for me that I simply must find. Nothing else would heal the brokenness I felt – nothing less would satisfy! Wow – I had no idea that this incredible cascade of life was about to flood my soul and “revelationize” my being! I can only call it by this word as it was the revelation of the unveiling of Jesus within my being that took me to new depths, heights, places, and most importantly … into a love for Jesus that is indescribable even to this day!
The journey of the Shulamite from the dark night of her soul to finding the one she loves – to the wedding feast and into a place of healing and beauty so that she is ready to accept the invitation of the Father to stand beside His Son. To take her on a journey of love as she learns to stand beside the Lover of her soul. How amazing it is that? The Spirit and the Bride say … come! Come into the wedding feast where you will be healed, restored, filled, transformed, and prepared to go with Jesus. Only when we have made the journey are we able to stand and call with the love and compassionate heart of the Father ….
“Come, join us at the feast! Meet the One who loves you and wants to spend eternity with you!”