Jesus, as the Bridegroom, not only wants to become intimate with his bride and unite with her, but he desires it with a burning passion:

As a bride brings joy to her bridegroom, so you will bring joy to your God. » ISAIAH 62:5

It is in the context of this intimate relationship that we can see more of His glory as He expresses it in His prayer to the Father for His bride.

Father, I want those whom you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they may behold my glory, the glory that you gave me because you loved me before the foundation of the world. » JOHN 17.24.

This passage explains that we are destined to be united with Christ to behold His glory. Within the framework of this “romantic” relationship, we do not hesitate to come to him despite our weaknesses, without reservation or fear, because we understand that it is he who ardently desires it. Indeed, he seeks us assiduously, without letting himself be stopped by our imperfections. In John 15:16 he says: “It was not you who chose me, but it was I who chose you. »

Despite all your weaknesses, the Bridegroom has chosen you, who read this book, to reveal his glory to you and satisfy the longing of your heart: “We love him because he first loved us.” JOHN 4.19.

As the Bridegroom, he is the God of desire, passion and emotions. He is the one who showed his passion and desire to make us right by enduring a horrible death on the cross: there he died, the skin of his back in tatters, his pierced hands and feet supporting the entire weight of his body , the head crowned with thorns. He endured everything to provide for our “beauty care” so that we could enter his room, just as the king paid for all of Esther’s beauty care so that she would be ready to enter the hall of the throne :

But he was wounded because of our transgressions, broken because of our faults: the punishment that gives us peace fell on him, and by his wounds we are healed. » ISAIA 53.5

In fact, we are just responding to his call for intimacy, but I want you to understand that your Husband loves you and seeks you passionately. The Bridegroom wants his wife to be with him, wherever he is, so that he can show her his glory:

Father, I want those whom you have given me to be with me where I am, so that they may behold my glory, the glory that you gave me before the creation of the world. » JOHN 17:24.

In our “conjugal” relationship, Christ, our Spouse, wants to reveal Himself to us without reservation…

This text is an extract from the book “Contemplation (The Revolution of the Lovers of God vol. 3)” written by Samuel KAMUANGA.

We invite you to read the following article “HOW FAR CAN WE SEE GOD?“.


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