There is a mystery that Paul hints to in Ephesians 5. Most of the chapter has to do with marriage, however, behind the beauty of marriage lies an eternal truth, and that is the union of Christ and His church.

All the talk about husbands loving their wives, and wives honouring their husbands, and leaving father and mother, reveals the beautiful mystery of the love Jesus has for His church and how He gave up His life for her. The wonder about Jesus is that He did not come with empty promises! He truly is a lover that has given His life for the one He loves.

Now I ask you, do you think Jesus gave His life for that which He considers highly valuable and precious or for something worthless and meaningless? I hope your answer would be for something highly valuable and precious. He instructs husbands to love their wives as much as their own body, for no one hates his own body but feeds, protects and takes care of it. Have you ever watched body builders and their love for their physique? 😊 Why do you think people work out so hard at the gym? There is only one reason and that is that they (men and women) love their bodies so much and they want everyone else to love and admire it too.

The love and that devotion Jesus has for you and me is greater than any body builder has for his. He loves you, provides for you, protects you, and wears you like a seal upon His arm. His love for the you and me is the highest love He has, and He has done everything He can to have His own eternal union with you. He has given you His word, His blood and His Spirit. Everything He has He has given up for you.

And that, my friend, makes you extremely valuable. Jesus gave up His life to purchase the greatest and most priceless creation – you!

Sadly, religion has tried to convince us that humans are less than little worms. Please, just slap the devil the next time he opens his mouth to tells you that you are worthless! Slap it hard!

Let’s go back to the garden of Eden. When God first made Adam and Eve, they were together in one body. Eve existed, but she was inside the body of Adam. I’m not sure how that works, but God does. After a while God chose to take Eve out of Adam and give her a body too. This was for the sake of their fellowship together and so that they could have kids! Before they separated, Adam was the male principle and Eve was the female principle that existed in one body.

In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus prayed a prayer which would again bring the male and female principles back into one body – His body. His prayer was that He and His church would be one body – Jesus as the male principle and the church (being you) as the female principle. This has nothing to do with sex or gender! It has to do with your perfect union of God and His eternal covenant with you. This union is to join you to Himself until you become one perfect Being – His New Creation.

The Book of Revelation has nothing to do with a physical marriage between Christ and His Church. It is about your transformation into His image and likeness. This message you will find throughout the New Testament and this is the sanctifying work that the Holy Spirit is busy with on the inside of you. He is working at knitting you with Christ and Christ with you.

Where does this union happen? In the mind. It is the joining of two beings who have their entire identity found in their THOUGHTS and WORDS – He is called the WORD of GOD. And in this wonderful letter to His beloved saints in Pergamum He reveals the awe and wonder and power of His VOICE.

The same VOICE that originally walked in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve is now the Voice that walks within you, looking for you, loving you, desiring you, protecting you and caring for you. He is pulling you into Himself, to be one with Him, spirit, soul and body.

How absolutely unique and special and precious you are to Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit.

Remember whose you are! πŸ€—

Yvonne

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