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The Bridegroom and the Bride (Poem on the Divine Pattern)

Posted Apr 25, 2024 in Original Love
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By: gmc 10/8/23

Christ's sacrifice is for me to also be a living sacrifice.
Moved by love, sustained by grace and strengthened by faith:
It is the love of Christ to His Bride.

Such selfless love!
He gave up his life for the bride. 
He endured pain and suffered my sin, 
so I could start again, a new life to begin. 

He had left His bride for a while, 
but promised to come back in time. 
He counselled his church to be sober. 
That she may possess life forever. 

The head and the body must be joined together. 
Be dear and submit to Him as your only Deliverer. 
When you surrender to Him, you become an overcomer. 

Oh Church, from His love why do you recoil? 
Why to your old life do you go back?
Earnestly pray for the repercussions that must come.
Can we not see that it is our children who will reap what we have sown? 
Father help us bear it.

If we would realize that we are spiritually ill, 
then we would know to come to Him and be completely healed. 
A pure church, whose Head is Christ, can expect recuperation.
From this malignant disease that brought to you destruction.

Oh dear wake up from deep slumber!
And be determined to be sober!
The world is deteriorating
now is the time to find life's true meaning. 

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Analogy:

Christ is the head and the Church is the body. 
Christ is the Bridegroom, as husband He is the head; and us the bride, as wife we are the body. 

Spiritually, only Christ can save the Church 
In worldly tribulation, only the husband can temporarily give comfort to his wife while leading her to man's Ultimate Comforter-- The loving heavenly Father through His Son Jesus. 

Thus it must be our utmost prayer for all broken relationships to be restored, and that the trauma of our misunderstanding of relationships can be healed. 

KJV Ephesians 5:23
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and HE IS THE SAVIOUR OF THE  BODY .

Note:
Eph. 5:23 is the answer of COL. 3:18 ("Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord."). The reason why, in this life, she needs to submit to her husband is because the head is the saviour of the  body. 

KJV Ephesians 5:24
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

The woman must pray to the head of the man, that is to Christ, to help her submit and help her husband love as a head as Christ is a head. How did Christ love as a head?

KJV 1 John 3:16
16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

KJV 1 Corinthians 7:14
14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

Lesson:

A man is a symbol of strength, while the woman a submission. 

Everyone needs to realize this basic Truth before entering into a RELATIONSHIP with the opposite sex. 

Every man needs to harness his mind to become strong by establishing good healthy habits, physically, mentally and above all spiritually.  

The man/husband/father is the head of the family. He is obliged to provide for his family both materially and spiritually including the emotional and social needs of  every member of his family. 

His failure to meet his responsibility in a home lessens his integrity and worth in his own sight and of his family. His dignity is affected and therefore his self-esteem. 

A man is designed to work and look for provisions for his family. If this is reversed and the woman performs more than her man,the order of God is disrupted.

To a truly consecrated man of service to his fellowmen, God prepared for him what he lacks. God has taken care of His need and has sustained him, for 'the servant is worthy of his meat.'

Obeying exactly what God has commanded he would be blessed