The Bride

Journal Entry: May 5, 2010
Title: The Bride

I was standing in the back of an empty church and the pastor was standing behind the pulpit all dressed in black. I saw a bride wearing a beautiful wedding dress. She sat on the front row pew looking straight ahead.

The pastor looked straight at her and said, “I will select your music and choose your dress.” He went on to dictate other matters in her life. She had heard enough. She stood up and said loudly, “It is my wedding! I’ll select my music and I’ll choose my dress!”

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The dream reveals how man treats Christ’s bride and how she is dictated to and controlled from the pulpit in so many areas of her life. Many have personnaly suffered great consequences from the abuse of power in the organized church system in their life from time to time. The way man looks at people and the the way Christ looks are very different.

Christ looks at believers at His bride like this.

bride image for dvdsYou are altogether beautiful, my darling, And there is no blemish in you. “Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, May you come with me from Lebanon. Journey down from the summit of Amana, From the summit of Senir and Hermon, From the dens of lions, From the mountains of leopards. “You have made my heart beat faster, my sister, my bride; You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes, With a single strand of your necklace. “How beautiful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much better is your love than wine, And the fragrance of your oils Than all kinds of  spices! “Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon. “A garden locked is my sister, my bride, A rock garden locked, a spring sealed up. “Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates With choice fruits, henna with nard plants, Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, With all the trees of frankincense, Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest spices. “You are a garden spring, A well of fresh water, And streams flowing from Lebanon.” Awake, O north wind, And come, wind of the south; Make my garden breathe out fragrance, Let its spices be wafted abroad. May my beloved come into his garden And eat its choice fruits!” Song of Songs 4:7-16

Christ calls His out of the world and from places of danger unto His garden where she is loved, refreshed and nourished with choice fruits. The ultimate personal invitation by Christ is to “Come with me.” Christ looks upon each believer much differently than we do ourselves. We see our faults and failures as well as those who surround us. However, He sees us finished and complete in Him. He sees us as what we will become in Him, not where we are at today. What a beautiful picture of the bride and Christ in the verses above. Stop beating yourself up for all your faults and mistakes. Just open your heart before God from time to time and allow Him to show you anything that is unpleasing in your life. Then He will free you from the guilt, shame, lift the burden, and break the yoke by the anointing of Holy Spirit.

Christ does not control or dictate to people but is the consummate gentle loving Lord, who continually pulls and draws individuals to Him. He desires nothing more than to be in a personal intimate relationship with you.

Enter in!

Bro. Bill

  • 2 thoughts on “The Bride

    1. Are you saying that we should not meet together with other and believers under a pastor’s leadership at all? If this is the way that you teach and believe then what do you recommend for the body of Christ to do for fellowship with other believers? Enjoy your website. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

      1. Brenda that blog you are referring to about me having a pastor was written well before the Lord began to show me about the spiritual harlotry of the church system. The blog is titiled “The Stretching” and while I was in a church for seven years I believe God wanted to bring the truth through me but they didn’t receive it because it goes against most of their doctrines. So I just went back and added a note to that blog to help clarify the pastor thing.

        As far a meeting together ,the community of believers is all around us and I we have fellowship whereever we meet believers. A good book to read “So You Don’t Want To Go To Church Anymore” by Wayne Jacobsen. Another book which will rock your world is “The Harlot Church System” by Charles Elliott Newbold. I am not a trail blazer in this matter whatsoever. Sometimes we think we are the only ones who are seeing revelation from God buts there are always others ahead of us on the same path to Truth. There’s no description as to what the roll of a pastor is in the Bible. The word pastor is only mentioned in one place and that is Eph. 4:11. I believe the the minstry gifts are functions of Holy Spirit in a body of believers and absolutely not office to rule over people. In Revelation 2 Jesus is warns the church (eklesia -called out ones) about the teachings of Nicolatians (which means “conquer of the people”) which was about what we today as clergy. They began to take titles and organize beleivers under their control. The book of Jude talks about the ones that slipped in unaware to take control. In other words these men created titles for themselves and made up rules which allowed them to be in power over the people. “For certain persons have crept in unnoticed, those who were long beforehand [fn]marked out for this condemnation, ungodly persons who turn the grace of our God into licentiousness and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.” Jude 4

        Ignatius the third pastor at Antioch created this doctrine cementing the power structure of the Clergy paradigm that is in the Church today.

        “Follow your bishop, every one of you, as obediently as Jesus Christ followed the Father. Obey your Clergy too, as you would the Apostles; give your deacons the same reverence thay you would to a command from God. Make sure no step affecting the Church is ever taken by anyone without the bishops sanction. The sole Eucharist you should consider valid is one that is celebrated by the bishop himself, or by some person authorized by him. Where the bishop is to be seen, there let all his people be; just as wherever Jesus Christ is present, we have the Catholic Church. Nor is it permissable to conduct baptism. or the Eucharist without the bishop. On the other hand, whetever does have this sanction can be sure of God’s approval too. This is the way to make certain of soundness. and validity of anything you do.”

        I appreciate your “heartfelt” comment and questions about the blogs I write. It gets down to a person heart as to where they will follow Him and seek Him for truth. Those who have a heart for the things of God will always be seeking truth. It takes alot of humility to lay everything we know or think we know at Jesus’ feet and trust Holy Spirit to teach us all truth. You will find that He will show you somethings which you never expected to see. Read the blog if you haven’t already “The Additions”. It is another one of those revelation where God showed me just how much as been added on to the Gospel. The message from God is for His people to love others as He loves them. That’s it! It’s that simple! Treat others like we want to be treated. I believe that is Mat 7:12.

        You may also enjoy reading “Beyond Radical” and “How To Meet in Homes” by Gene Edwards. Many people God is leaving in the church system for now due because they need the structure of the system. The church system will fall apart in the years ahead due to the world econimic crisis which is coming soon. Let me know if you have anymore questions. BN

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