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God In Us, The Hope Of Glory

God says,

I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night. I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?”

Song of Solomon 5:2,3

God knocks and waits outside our door.  In fact, He lingers so long that His locks fill with the morning dew.  Yet, we comfortably lay in bed, imagining His embrace when He is nigh, even at our door.

God desires us

God wants to be in us.  In fact, His desire is so strong, He waits all night at the door of our hearts hoping we will respond.  It is a time of love and though we feel drawn by His Spirit, we dream rather than actually embrace Him.

God made man a living soul through breathing His very breath into Adam’s body.  Creation is intimate.  From the day the first man opened his eyes, God was within him.  This is God’s original intent for all those who follow after Adam’s kind.  We are created to be God’s temple and He desires to dwell in us, but sin caused the Holy Spirit to depart from the first man.  Almost 4000 years later, God returns in a mighty, rushing wind to fill Adam’s descendants at Pentecost.

God is as sensuous as He is holy. All those who desire to become the Bride of Christ realize this fact and embrace this aspect of God as they become one with Him.  Just as every woman desires to open up to her lover, mankind longs to be filled with God.  YHWH creates us to be one with Him.

Every woman hopes to be with her lover

The concept that stumbles natural-minded people is that God becomes one with His Bride by manifesting His affection through the members of His body.  A Holy Kiss is God literally kissing us through another saint.  Our Lord, who is Spirit, touches us when He puts a hand on our shoulder or hugs us through another believer.

To many, physical intimacy of any sort is suspect.  Due to rampant sin, Satan pre-conditions us to reject anything that looks remotely like it.  However, the closeness between members of the Body of Christ, as led by the Holy Spirit, is the “holy original” which the devil corrupts.

God’s Love desires expression

The Bride of Christ is on fire with passion for God.  Divine Love is pure and right in God’s sight.  Jesus opens a door for us that no man can shut.  As led by the Holy Spirit, the spiritual marriage bed is undefiled.  Spirit-led people do no more and no less than the Holy Spirit leads them to do.  Spirituality is not the absence of sensuality, spirituality is embracing of all that God is, including sensuality.  Fear of emotion and familiarity is the opposite of what the Bride of Christ is.  Satan causes us to doubt our intimate nature by making us fear what God made perfect and good.  The father of lies seeks to cause us to reject God’s Divine Love in these latter days. Rejecting God’s love automatically sets us on a path to follow the Beast.

Jesus is coming back for Israel at the end of the Millennium, not at the beginning. Many gentile Christians do not understand that Jesus is a Jewish Messiah.  Moreover, in the church age, the kingdom of God is within the hearts of men.  There is no physical kingdom in the church age, therefore when Jesus comes to us it is not a physical return.  During our time, the Son of Man manifests within us as He did on the day of Pentecost and thereafter.  The Spirit of Christ walks this world again in each one of us through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. God is in us finishing the work Christ began.

Open your door

In conclusion, we are the Bride of Christ and, as such, God creates us as His lover.  Intimacy is the point of relationship with our heavenly Husband.  Consummation is the expectation of all those who fall in love with Jesus. Our calling is to open our doors, embracing God fully, allowing Him to fill us completely until we are one.