"Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee" (Isaiah 60:1)
"Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him"(Mathew 25:6).
"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God" (Revelation 21:1-3).
Today is the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior who overcame death, hell, and the grave. He comes in all glory
"Then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory." (Luke 21:27).
I ask you, what is your relationship with the Son of God? Do you know Him in the intimacy of a child's relationship with the Father? Do you know Him as a son doing the Father's business?
These are stages of transformation and growth in our spiritual life as being born again, but the end of the Scriptures in Revelation calls for a relationship with the Son of God as a bride of Christ. Before the church can become a corporate bride, there must be a company of first fruits that have entered into an intimacy relationship with Jesus Christ ready to consummate the marriage of the lamb.
In Matt. 26, when Jesus celebrates the Passover meal with His disciples, He gives them "leavened bread," not unleavened which was tradition. He said, "This was His body." He is the risen Christ that died once and for all. It is not the cross we are to give celebration to, but the resurrected life that is in our midst today. The tomb was found empty in three days. The logical understanding is that here should have been a body with decomposed flesh.
Paul cautions believers not to go back to the old way of understanding, but to discern the Lord's body correctly or else sickness, disease, and death would be our judgment.
Today, we are bone of His bones, and flesh of His flesh. We are "in Christ," the WORD that became flesh and dwelled among men. The end of the book (Rev. 22), tells us that the Spirit and the Bride say COME! It doesn't say, "The Spirit and child of God, or son of God, but the BRIDE."
When a woman gets married, she only marries one man, not a corporate. Just as each person must have a personal experience of knowing Jesus Christ as their savior and redeemer, so also must each person come into the quickening of the spirit to be a bride of Christ as a part of HIS body. Children of God are not produced until the Spirit and the bride have entered into the bridal chamber to consummate the marriage.
The resurrected Jesus Christ is the firstfruit of many, patiently waiting for His bride to grow up so that she will be ready to consummate the marriage that took place over 2000 years ago. He wants His glorious wife to carry within her His seed, so that out of her mouth, His heart is spoken filling the earth with the glory of the Father as sons of God. God is LOVE. This is the banner that must fill the earth in His identity, character, and nature. God is ALL in ALL. Christ is ALL in ALL.
The end of the book takes us to the beginning where God created man, male and female (both Adam) he created them in HIS IMAGE. God told them to go forth and multiply filling the earth
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful (Fruit of the Holy Spirit), and multiply(speak His Life), and replenish the earth (with god kind), and subdue it (with His banner of Love and Peace): and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth" (Genesis 1:27-28).
Today, we sing unto the Lord a new song! Jesus gave us Isaiah 61 to begin the prophecy, but the bride of Christ brings forth the coming of the Lord of the rest of the chapter including Chapter 62. Isaiah 61 and 62 are the process of the completion that was spoken by Isaiah by faith in Isaiah 60. To understand the heart of the Father we must be willing to come into the unity of His faith as a bride prepared to be a wife (Ephesians 5).
Have you received the new wine transformation of the body and blood of Jesus Christ as the resurrected Life in you? Are you discerning the Lord's body correctly as you celebrate the death that has Passover and today we are new creations in Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 5:17)?