Becoming The Bride of Christ

I had to make a long drive out of town this weekend, so I started listening to teaching cds from the teacher who died in the plane crash, Myles Munro. The series is on creation and the book of Genesis. He has wonderful revelation on the first two chapters of Genesis. I have received much light from it.

One of the things he talked about was the Holy Spirit “hovering” over the earth in Genesis 1, and how we cannot come to Jesus without the Holy Spirit’s help. It reminded me of the story of Abraham, when he wanted to find a bride for his son, Isaac. He didn’t want Isaac to marry any of the heathen women from the land where they were living, so he sent his “servant” Eliezer, to search for a wife among his own relatives.

The Old Testament is a type and shadow of the New Testament. Eliezer is a type of the Holy Spirit, who has been “sent” out to find a “bride” for Jesus. The church is the bride of Christ. Like Eliezer, who found the bride for Isaac, then asked her permission, gave her gifts and then led her back to meet her husband, the Holy Spirit does the same types of things. He gives us gifts and always leads us to our heavenly Bridegroom, Jesus. Jesus is looking for a bride without spot or wrinkle. Are you waiting for Him? Are you like the 5 virgins from Matthew 24 who had their lamps full of oil or has your lamp run out? Don’t be among the ones without oil. You may miss the marriage supper of the Lamb. And you do not want to miss that! That will be AMAZING!

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