What we see of God will depend on the kind of relationship we develop with him. All relationships determine the level of intimacy and the type of transaction that can take place between two parties involved. Because he has a doctor-patient relationship, a doctor can ask very personal questions about the latter’s health. A son or daughter can ask their parents for their inheritance. A husband can ask his wife to make him breakfast, but you ladies will agree with me that it would be totally inappropriate for a complete stranger to walk in unexpectedly and ask him to make him breakfast or help tie his tie.

Likewise, no father would appreciate a young stranger coming to ask for an inheritance. These examples clearly show us how a relationship determines the kinds of transactions that can take place between people.

In the body of Christ we know divine revelation. We know that God is our Lord and Father, and we understand that we can approach Him as servants or sons and daughters, but God also reveals Himself as our Bridegroom. Now, if you do not show your servants what you reveal to your children, the marital relationship is even closer. In fact, you reveal more of yourself to your spouse than to your servants or even your children. This is why Jesus said he wanted his disciples to be his friends, so that he could reveal more to them.
Realizing our position as a wife allows us to better understand God, whom the Bible presents as our Husband:

For your husband is the one who made you, and his name is the LORD of hosts. » ISAIAH 54.5.

Many times in the Bible our relationship with God is described as a marital bond:

Yet just as a woman betrays her companion, so have you betrayed me, O house of Israel,” declares the LORD. » JEREMIAH 3:20

For I am jealous over you, with the jealousy of God, because I have betrothed you to one husband to present you to Christ as a pure virgin. » 2 CORINTHIANS 11.2

For the husband is the head of the wife, just as Christ is the head of the Church which is his body and of which he is the Savior. » EPHESIANS 5.23.

In the Bible, the supreme feast is the marriage of the Lamb. The book of Revelation describes them as the reunion of the saints and the Lord Jesus, the Bridegroom:

Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory, for the time of the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. » REVELATION 19.7

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 “CONTEMPLATION

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