“The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.”
“You and I get so weary in our experience of the wilderness, but Christ’s heart is never wearied, it is as freshly set on the bride as when God chose us in Him before the foundation of the world.”
I simply believe that a spiritually romantic love really rules history and its events– all the twists and turns. Everything is simply being poured into this cosmic, eternal romance. Nothing else matters– except Jesus and His bride. Believe me when I say, I could do this in a myriad of ways. (But I won’t, so don’t hold your breath, lol.)
Maybe this is one of those things you have to take with a bit of faith.
Now– I’m not suggesting the “divine romance” is one of those absolute, mandatory doctrines that you must believe in order to go to heaven. Rather I think it is one that makes the most sense to me.
First. It explains much, ordering certain things to be worked together like a loomer weaves a rug.
Second. If romance is at the heart of the “real” universe– we start to see that the future is brighter that the past. And, perhaps we need that more than ever.
Think of your “romantic seasons” of your life. Those incredible intervals of bliss and love. Happy, content, and generous– it was so very easy to live, and love! We found ourselves elated by presence of our beloved person, joyfully doing everything necessary to be with them. Walking from the subway in dark and the rain, right past the muggers and drug dealers! Recall Jacob’s labors for Rachel? His love took seven years to transmogrify into just a few short moments of time. He was soooo in love!
I AM PRAYING FOR YOU right now. I so desperately want this teaching to be poured on you, I want you to see the Church as she really, truly is. She is the Bride of Jesus Christ! Song of Solomon (this book at the center of the Bible) contains the keys that will open up each door, and every treasure chest, in the Bible. It’s all about the love.
“We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things [the entire Cosmos] work together [and cooperating] and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God [the Church] and are called according to [His] design and purpose [the Bride]”
Romans 8:28, AMP
Suggested Reading list–
Each at http://www.amazon.com
- Destined for the Throne, by Paul Billheimer
- Song of Songs, by Watchman Nee
- Thy Hidden Ones, by Jesse Penn-Lewis
- The Power of the Blood Covenant, by Malcolm Smith