Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Suffering Bride

We are not of this world and what is planned for
us out of this world, but first...

'...greatly rejoice, though now for a season, ye are
in heaviness, through manifold temptations that 
the trial of your faith, being much more precious 
than gold that perisheth, though it be tried by fire, 
might be found unto praise and honor and glory 
at the appearing of Jesus Christ.
1Peter 1:6

Greatly rejoice? Why? Because God is working
something into you that can come no other way.
Faith that goes through fire is more precious than
gold. These very trials will be manifested as glory
at his appearing. The world says, 'take what you 
can get.' God says, 'Lay it down, surrender to Me,
and later you will receive back unimaginable riches.'
Most of all it will result in praise, honor and glory
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

When Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us the
Trinity suffered, not just the Son. We are His bride.
How can we be equally yoked with Him without
walking the path of suffering? His suffering; our
suffering work together to make us deeply One,
now, and for all eternity.

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