TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Let My love quiet your soul. Only our time together matters. Let the cares of the world melt away as we talk, as we dream and prepare for your glorious future. I rejoice over you for your obedience has made Me glad.
THE DIVINE ROMANCE
That thing going on between you and Jesus – that private conversation you have going on and the promises He’s made that you’re waiting on – that’s called “the divine romance.”
In the first passage of the book of Genesis, we are told God is alone, God is love, yet there was no counterpart for Him. Yes, He is a trinity – three in one – but it’s that One part of God that was looking for a counterpart. He wanted a bride to love and protect.
You need to understand that God Almighty created human beings for this kind of intimacy. How do I know? Because that’s the first thing He did with Adam. He created a bride for him.
God was like, “Let Me just tell you how it is with Me. It’s not good to be alone so I’m going to create a help-mate for you. So, from your rib, and twice as refined from the earth, I’m going to create the perfect helper and you two are going to be something else.”
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. – Zephaniah 3:17
They literally walked and talked with God in the garden – a picture of the secret place where they could be “quieted” by His love. They had an intimacy with Him like a bride and a groom have. That got the attention of the enemy. If he couldn’t be made in the image of God and be part of God’s family, he would get in-between them.
The lie of the enemy not only separated the first man from the first woman, it separated the man and woman as the bride from their Groom. It was the world’s first act of adultery and it literally destroyed them. It brought death into the world. The romance was over!
Although mankind was separated from God. the Lord had not abandoned us. He had a plan to restore that romance through His Son Jesus Christ. Through Jesus, that relationship has been restored. Are you rekindling that divine romance?
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – INTIMACY