One of the greatest revelations I received over the years was the revelation that I am married to Christ. A year ago I had this powerful encounter in the presence of God that marked me forever. That brought me into a revelation of Jesus as the bridegroom and the church as the bride. We know this of course theologically, but I believe this revelation must go down deep in our spirits in this hour. The Lord is preparing His bride in these last days in white garments of intimacy and pure devotion to Jesus. Scripture teaches us that Jesus is coming back soon for a madly in love church that has made herself ready.
Revelation 19:7 NKJV says, “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.”
The Remnant Bride
This bridal remnant formed in the fire of His presence has been marked by the reality of love for Jesus. They no longer see anything but Him. They have tried everything else but know He is everything they need and desire. This is where the Lord has brought me in my personal walk with him. I believe this revelation is coming back to the church in the coming years in a real way. The Lord is awakening the bride to a deep love and union with Him. It will cause us to see revival in our ministries, regions, and churches. This bride will be marked by the fear of the Lord like never before and a love for Jesus and time in his presence.
We find this revelation of God wanting to marry a people throughout the Old and New Testament. Israel was married to God as well.
Isaiah 54:5 ESV
For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called.
Hosea 2:19 ESV
And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy.
This is why God continually dealt with Israel as He did. They were His beloved bride that at times broke His heart. So He lovingly corrected and disciplined them. We as the church have now been brought into the same type of marriage with Jesus as Israel was in the Old Testament. This is our primary identity as the body and it’s very important that this revelation is restored to the church in a real way.
John 3:29 ESV
The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete.
This revelation deeply transforms us into the very image of Christ. To understand that Jesus is our husband, which means just as in a real marriage or relationship. The Bible says that the two become one. We have become one with Him the Lord in spirit. This means we have to daily approach our relationship with Him differently. He desires as in a real marriage all of our love and affection. He desires a deep intimate relationship with His church. One in which we are led by His Glory and presence. I believe the true bride is arising that will be marked by miracles, signs, and wonders because they have seen their master as he is in beauty and splendor. They will be marked by the tangible anointing of the spirit.
This entire narrative culminates in the church and Jesus eternally joining one to another. The book of Revelation is not the revelation of the end times but a revelation of Jesus and the bride. We see this throughout the book, which culminates with these beautiful last words.
Revelation 22:17 ESV
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.
This is a picture of the end-time church that is so beautiful. In this verse we see a unified church clothed in a revelation of their identity in Christ. We see a church that is in love with Jesus and is in a posture with the spirit of prayer. The end-time church is first and foremost a praying church. She will usher in the harvest through her tears in the prayer room.
The church in the last days will be a house of prayer. A house where the manifest presence of Jesus lives and abides. A married people madly in love with the bridegroom. They are willing to sacrifice all for Him. This is where I feel God is bringing His church. I pray that this revelation marks you. That you are the Lord’s and He loves you with a love you could never dream or imagine. He wants to be intimate with you and for you to walk with Him in a greater measure of His presence today.
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