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

awaits us.

 

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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Revelation 19:8

And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine

linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of

the saints.

 

Ephesians 4:15 – 16

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.

 

1 Corinthians 12:12

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.

 

Revelation 21:9 – 11

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.

 

Revelation 19:7

Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory,

for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made

herself ready.

 

Revelation 4:3

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.

 

Revelation 4:6

Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like

crystal.

 

Revelation 22:16 – 17

“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

glorified.

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