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     It’s very exciting to realize that at Christ’s return the church will enter into a bridal relationship with Him. Somehow our marriage relationships are an earthly expression of what God has prepared for Jesus and His church. This will be manifested in a corporate sense by the whole church at Christ’s return. But the full intimacy of a bridal relationship will be known only by those who are willing to enter into it, with Christ, one on one.

     The Bible teaches there is a comparison between the joining of a man to a woman physically, to being joined to Christ spiritually.


                   Do you not know that your bodies are members of

                   Christ? Shall I then take away the members of

                   Christ and make them members of a prostitute?

                   May it never be! Or do you not know that the one

                   who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with

                   her? For He says, “The two shall become one flesh.”

                   But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one

                   spirit with Him (I Corinthians 6:15-17).


      When a man gives his life to his bride he pours out his seed through his shed blood into her. Blood flowing not from a wound but from the reproductive organs God has specifically designed for this purpose. The woman as well receives her man’s seed, his life, his shed blood, into her flow of life and blood. Her body is designed by God to receive the lifeblood, the seed of her husband. It is through the pouring out of their life, through their shed blood, through the deaths of the man and the woman that new life is conceived. This is a death designed by God and follows the same principle of the first death of Christ.

     When Jesus poured out His blood on the cross He released His lifeblood, His

Spirit to us. His Spirit empowers us to become born of His Spirit and to become a new creation in Him.

     We are entering into a bridal relationship with Jesus Christ. There is a secret waiting for us in Christ’s bridal chamber even as there is a secret waiting for a couple when they enter into their bridal chamber.

     Satan has besmirched marriage and the reproductive act (the first death), so much so, that the idea of holy matrimony has become a source of ridicule. But in Christ, in true holy matrimony with Christ Himself, there is something very holy and very sweet reserved only for those who are joined to Him. This is not referring to being joined to Christ in some kind of a physical relationship, but a spiritual. But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with Him (I Corinthians 6:17). Jesus said this about earthly marriages, “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage” (Matthew 22:30). In the next life there is no physical marriage.



Taken from Falling in Love with the Prince of Life

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