Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;…(Ephesians 5:25)
What manner of love is this that Jesus laid down His Life, for His Bride as Christ loved the “church.”
He gave Himself, He humbled Himself, He sacrificed Himself for His Bride, His Wife, His Church.
When a humble priest came from Germany to the see the Pope, He was frightened by the beauty, pomp and ceremony, riches and splendor of Rome! How could God use such “glory and power,” to honor the name of the lowly Jesus, hanging in shame, among the Idols, once venerated and worshiped as the gods of Jupiter, sun gods, women gods, idols, the Pagan gods of Rome!
God would send a message to Jeremiah the Prophet.
“But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Jer 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
Jer 31:35 Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:
Jer 31:36 If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever. (Jeremiah 31:33-36)
The Keys of God’s Kingdom passed to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the DAY HE LIVED, to be Crowned our King of kings and Lord of lords, and we his humble and loyal servants for life and the life beyond, in thankful Praise, where He takes, me, His light, His Holy Shekinah glory, His Love, His Patience, His Holy Spirit in me, love you! “We” have become His Sanctuary, to protect His Holy Name, His Character, His glory, Our LORD, and Saviour, whose blood is only blood, that can be shed for the removal of sin.
Now you know you are The Church, The Sign, The Holy Ones, The Ones given the “LIGHT” to shine to All Nations, Kindreds, Tongues and People.
What will you do with Jesus? Hang him on The Cross, to see if He is Worthy, to give His Life, to a sinner enjoying the pleasures of sin for a season?
Did you for a moment get caught up in the beauty of Rome? How can man not see, it is not money, that is the root of all evil. It is the love….of something beautiful….something man made….something that dwarfs us…..to make us want to bow down….to a thing. . . like the Greeks bowed down their gods and myths, glowing at night by the light of the moon, on statues of women, holding up the Parthenon, the symbol of all gods. Then followed the downfall of Babylon, with orgies. Media Persia with trade and bazaars. Greece with its gods and goddesses, Rome with its immoral society, Man with dreams of the perfect wife, women with dreams of rich man’s wealth, some forewarned, others in ignorance, step into a heaven, that turns to a hell on earth.
Have we lost “the church” who dwell, on themselves, instead of the man Jesus Christ, who comes to take us heaven or cry as we go to hell?
Does anyone notice the artists could not expose he private parts of the humility of Jesus on the Cross? Do you know why THE CROSS, became “empty” without an idol of Jesus dying? Jesus is no longer hanging there dying, unless someone has decided to recrucify Him. . . .by continuing in open sin against God and man. . .