“Sing to him a NEW song” Psalm 33:3
“O TASTE and SEE that the Lord is good! HAPPY is the one who takes REFUGE in him! O fear the Lord, you his saints, for those who fear him have NO WANT!” Psalm 34:8-9
“How precious is thy steadfast love, O God! The children of men TAKE REFUGE in the shadow of thy wings. They FEAST on the abundance of thy house, and thou give them DRINK from the RIVER of thy DELIGHTS. For with thee is the FOUNTAIN OF LIFE; in thy LIGHT we do see SEE light. O continue thy steadfast love to all who KNOW thee, and thy salvation to the UPRIGHT of HEART!” Psalm 36:7-10
We come to know Jesus through the Word of God, written, spoken, and the Living Word: the fiery Presence of God’s Word, Christ Glorified, as he is now and is to come; the more time we spend in the Word, the more the Word gets in us!
The Bride KNOWS the Bridegroom and the Bridegroom KNOWS the Bride. The Bridegroom gave himself for the Bride and is her Head as she shares in the one Body and one Spirit of God, the Church, the Bride. Christ loves her with sacrificial true pure holy righteous steadfast enduring never-ending never-failing never-dying Love; sanctifying her, cleansing her by the washing of HIS Water of the Word, presenting her to HIMSELF in splendor, in glory, radiant, full of light, salted with fire, without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, that she may be holy (set apart; consecrated in Truth; sanctified in Truth: Thy Word IS Truth John 17:17-23) and perfect (lacking nothing James 1:2-4) and complete in Christ and Christ in you and blameless and irreproachable (Ephesians 2:6, 13-22, 3:9, 19, 4:4, 13-16, 23-24, 5:23-32; Colossians 1:19-28, 2:6-19, 3:1-17, 4:12b; Philippians 3:8-10, 4:19; 2 Peter 3:14; Hosea 2:14-23).
Christ nourishes and cherishes the Bride as we are two joined as one in Christ and Christ in you; the profound mystery; members of the Bride who has the Bridegroom and the Bridegroom has the Bride; having left our biological, soul, and spiritual heritage of fallen Adam, and yoke yourself to Christ, united to the Lord you are one Spirit with him (1 Cor 6:17) the new born-again heritage as co-heirs with Christ; partaking of the divine Name and divine nature in the fulfilled PROMISES of God that are ALL yes and amen IN CHRIST JESUS! Apart from Christ you have NOTHING; but on the Vine of Christ you have EVERYTHING of God.
“The Bride makes herself READY” Revelation 19:7
“Behold, I have made ready My Dinner…everything is READY; come to the marriage Feast” Jesus in Matthew 22:4
“The wise have flasks of oil with their lamps…Those who are READY go in to him to the marriage Feast; and the Door is shut. Afterwards the other maidens come also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’ But he replies, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Watch, therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour” ~Jesus in Matthew 25:1-13
The Bride’s light is God’s glory, and her lamp is the Lamb (Revelation 21:23).
“I counsel you to buy from Me gold REFINED by fire, that you may be rich, and white garments to CLOTHE you…and salve to anoint your eyes, that you may SEE…You who CONQUER, I will grant you to sit with Me on My Throne, as I Myself conquered and sit with My Father on his Throne” Revelation 3:18-21
“God who is rich in mercy, out of the GREAT LOVE with which he loves us, even when we were DEAD through our trespasses, makes us ALIVE TOGETHER WITH CHRIST (by grace you are saved), and RAISES us up WITH HIM, and makes us sit WITH HIM in heavenly places IN CHRIST JESUS” Ephesians 2:4-6
Rejoice and be glad for the Bride who has the Bridegroom, for she belongs to Him! “You are not in the flesh, you are in the SPIRIT, if in FACT the Spirit of God dwells in you. Any one who doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him” (Romans 8:9). “Be satisfied…drink deeply with DELIGHT from the abundance of her glory. For thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, I will extend prosperity to her like a RIVER, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream…You shall SEE, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones flourish…and it shall be KNOWN that the hand of the Lord is with you” (Isaiah 66:10-14) with his Bride who gives Christ her hand! gives her whole being: spirit and soul and mind and heart and will and body and life!
“My heart is glad, and my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure…In thy Presence there is FULLNESS of joy, in thy Right Hand there are pleasures forevermore” Psalm 16:11
Those who DELIGHT in the Word, Sayings, Teachings, Will, and Spirit of Christ in God our Father, are like a TREE planted by streams of WATER, yielding fruit, and leaves that don’t wither [healed and whole trees of Life in Christ and Christ in you; inseparable; what God joins together let no man put asunder]. In all you do, you prosper…For the Lord KNOWS the Way of the RIGHTEOUSNESS, but the way of the wicked perish (Psalm 1:1-6).
“Fret not…Trust in the Lord…enjoy Security. Take DELIGHT in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your HEART. Commit yourself to the Lord; trust in him and he will ACT” Psalm 37:1-5
“The Bride shall be called ‘My DELIGHT is in her’ and your land ‘Married’ for the Lord DELIGHTS in you, and your land married. For as a young man marries a virgin,…as the Bridegroom rejoices over his Bride, so shall God rejoice over you” Isaiah 62:4-5
Are you singing the new song of the Lamb, the Bridegroom who has the Bride, or are you singing the old song of the harlot? Are you united with the Lord, yoked to Christ, one Body and one Spirit with Christ (Ephesians 4:4), a member of the one Body and one Spirit of God? (1 Cor 12:27) or are you still of fallen Adam and his father of lies, the god of this world who blinds minds so they can’t see the glory of the Lord and be changed; still of the spirit of the world, error, under the power of the prince of the air who is in the sons of disobedience, rebellious and lawless under the activity of satan? deceived and deceiving; going from bad to worse? (2 Timothy 3:13) eating the fruit of lies? the spirit of harlotry in you because you don’t KNOW the Lord? (Hosea 5:4)
Come out of the harlot; come to Jesus, yoke, learn, find rest for your soul; be born again of God, of Water, of Spirit, of the First Resurrection: Jesus the Christ, the First Born from the dead in the New Covenant between Father and Son. “The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come…TAKE the Water of Life without price’ ” (Revelation 22:17). Eat of the Living Bread and Living Water of Christ and become like him; you are what you eat! his Bride joined to her Bridegroom, beginning to look like him the more time you spend in intimate relationship; radiating and reflecting the Light of God who has no darkness at all (1 John 1:5). Arise and shine, for your Light has come and the glory of the Lord is rising upon you (Isaiah 60:1-2). “You are the light of the world, a city set on a hill” (Matthew 5:14). Remember God and forget the former things and don’t let them come into your mind; conquer! for the God-of-Truth’s beloveds he calls by a NEW NAME, because the former troubles are forgotten and hid from God’s eyes. For behold, he creates new heavens and a new earth where righteousness dwells (Isaiah 65: 13-17); Christ IS the righteousness of God; a Person AND the Spirit, not a place; the one Body and one Spirit of God IS Christ Jesus.
Those who are delivered from the dominion of darkness, having turned from darkness to the Light of Christ, having turned from idols to Jesus, having turned from the power of satan to the Power of God, receiving redemption, are transferred into the Kingdom of the Beloved Son IN WHOM all the promises of God are fulfilled, so we can yoke and receive and learn and know and see and hear and do by the HOLY Spirit. What eye has not seen, ear has not heard, hearts have not spiritually perceived, the Spirit of God REVEALS to his born again beloveds, the Bride who has the Bridegroom who has the Bride!
“In that day you will KNOW that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you” John 14:20
THAT is something to sing for joy about! giving ALL thanks, honor, praise, worship, glory, dominion, power, authority, and rule to Christ Jesus the HEAD of the Body, the Church, the Bride!