TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Come into the secret place where I reveal My heart toward you. Do not be afraid. I will not be disappointed in your faults and shortcomings. You are made perfect through My sacrifice. Show Me your heart and I will make it whole.
HERE COMES THE BRIDE
There’s this great big part of our relationship with the Lord that nobody talks about. It’s somehow taboo as if we think only of God in terms of His greatness and our weakness. While this is part of the package, Jesus didn’t die to keep us at arm’s length. He died to draw us closer.
Yes, I’m talking about intimacy. That’s the special, deep revelation you give to Him and He returns to you, just like in a marriage. Husbands and wives share a knowing that those outside that bond don’t. It’s like that with the Lord as well.
Intimacy has to do with being a bride. A child or son can have his own agenda. A bride cannot.
You’re in a family, you’re an heir, but you can have your own agenda. When you’re a bride, you’re all the way in. You never think about your life without thinking about your husband. It’s always an “us” thing.
Paul said he counted everything a loss except knowing Jesus more and more and more. That’s not a son talking. That’s a bride – a partner. Psalms 91 says,
“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” – Psalms 91:1
While it’s good to be a son or daughter – to be part of the family – it’s better to move into the place of being a bride. Brides “abide” or dwell in the identity, purpose and destiny of their husband. Do you abide in Jesus? Become the bride of Christ. He already paid the price.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – INTIMACY