INSIDE THE BRIDE OF CHRIST
One day, church friends of ours introduced us to a prayer group
that they knew about. It was being hosted by another couple who
attended our church. During this meeting, I had an experience where
I kept hearing a series of words over and over again in my head. I
wanted to memorize these words and the repetition helped me do
this. In addition, I had thoughts and memories that were not mine. I
had the distinct understanding that they were the thoughts of the
bride of Christ on her wedding day. It was as if I was inside the bride
of Christ. The following passage presents this experience:
We were alone in a beautiful room. It was a quiet time; a
time of preparedness, for there was to be a great event of
which none can compare. There was joy and happiness.
There was anticipation, for we are the source of celebration.
We are the focus of attention. There is no sound in the room,
just the song of rustling linen (Revelation 19:8).
The quiet is good for reflection upon the images of the
old world. There were trials, tribulations, and threats of war.
In looking back, there were wars, earthquakes, storms,
floods, disease, famine, pestilence, and sin. The earth was
fouled. There was war with Satan, and then the victory of
souls. Eventually, confrontation came with the beast and the
final victory—the deliverance and unity of the saved.
We are a new creation! We are the culmination of saved
Souls (Ephesians 4:15-16). We are one being comprised of many in the perfect
image and likeness of God, assembled like the atoms of the
bodies we once knew (1 Corinthians 12:12). There is great unity and power in
the new creation. There is ecstasy in the bride (Revelation 21:9-11). Every soul
that exists in the bride shouts with joy, for we all know that
we confessed Him. We all know that we changed our sinful
ways for Him. We all obeyed His commandments, and we
all loved Him. We are so united when we think of Him.
How many times did He forgive us? How many times
did He heal us? How many times did He save us from evil or
keep us from harm? How endless is His love? Truly, this is
our hour. The preparation is complete (Revelation 19:7). Someone knocks at
the door. It is the Father, and He is beaming. He holds out
His arm, we take it and walk arm in arm. We enter the great
hall where the floor is as a single dark green emerald (Revelation 4:3). In
this room, the pews are crystal (Revelation 4:6), the walls are gold, and
there is no ceiling, just the sky. The seats are filled with the
winged angels, dressed in white. They are all gazing at us
while singing the wedding song in seven-part harmony. We
look for Him, but the aisle is too long to see the end. We
walk, and we walk.
We see Him! JOY! JOY! He is very handsome as He
smiles a big smile, and we see heaven in His eyes. We keep
walking, and then we are there. The Father presents the
bride. Jesus holds out His hand. Our heart sings as we take
His hand. The angel, Gabrielle, conducts the ceremony, but
we can think of nothing but Him. We say, “I do.” We hear,
“You may kiss the bride.” Anticipation! He comes closer,
facing us. He lifts the veil, draws closer and embraces us.
Cheers and celebrations! We turn to face the assembly. We
walk down the aisle. The angels are delirious. They sing,
they fly, and they cause great explosions in the sky. A new,
larger sun rises (Revelation 22:16 -17) over the altar behind us. A new world
During the prayer circle, I spoke these words out loud. These
are the thoughts and words that I received from God and spoke in
prayer at the meeting that day. Despite having spoken these words, I
had no previous knowledge of their foundation. I did not know
anything about the bride of Christ. Indeed, I did not even know that
there was such a thing. I had no idea what I was doing or experiencing.
When it came my time to pray, I had simply repeated the words
that God had given me just moments before. I also thought that they
were special enough that I wrote them down when I got home. Not
immediately, but over the course of several years I began to see how
all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
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And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine
linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of
but, speaking the truth in love, may grow
up in all things into Him who is the head; Christ; from whom
the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint
supplies, according to the effective working by which every
part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying
of itself in love.
For as the body is one and has many
members, but all the members of that one body, being many,
are one body, so also is Christ.
Then one of the seven angels who had the
seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and
talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the
Lamb’s wife.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great
and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy
Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, having the
glory of God. Her light was like a most precious stone, like a
jasper stone, clear as crystal.
Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made
And He who sat there was like a jasper and a
sardis stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the
throne, in appearance like an emerald.
Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like
“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify
to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the
Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” And the
Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say,
“Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let
him take the water of life freely.
Revelation 21:23 The city had no need of the sun or of the
moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The
Lamb is its light.
Revelation 2:26 – 28 And he who overcomes, and keeps My
works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations;
He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to
pieces like the potter’s vessels’; as I also have received from
My Father; and I will give him the morning star.
Note – The sun that rose was the Morning Star.
Isaiah 60:19 – 21 The sun shall no longer be your light by day,
nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the
LORD will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your
glory. Your sun shall no longer go down, Nor shall your moon
withdraw itself; For the LORD will be your everlasting light,
And the days of your mourning shall be ended. Also your
people shall all be righteous; They shall inherit the land forever,
the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be