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How the Bride Sees Jesus

Watch the full teaching here February 2, 2020 // We are all called to love like God loves us. As our Bridegroom, we must view Jesus as radiant, King of all kings, as gold; His eyes see all and will judge all; His skin, cheeks, lips, hands, legs, mouth, and body all shine God’s countenance upon His people. In the analogy of a marriage, we, the Bride, “marry up.” He is with us today, and we will see him when we enter into His heavenly place. Song of Solomon 5:10-16; Revelation 4:3, 5; Hebrews 4:13 #teaching #LovingLikeGodLoves

The Fire of Holy Romance

Watch the full teaching here January 26, 2020 // We are all called to love like God loves us. As the "Children of the Last Days" – or the Bridegroom Generation, we need to be clear about what our holy and jealous God expects from us. Because we live in the last days, our love for God must be a spiritually violent one! This is necessary to endure persecution, and possibly martyrdom. Prepare to be challenged to love God in ways you might not have heard before. Deuteronomy 4:24; Exodus 20:5; Psalm 16:11; Matthew 11:12; Revelation 15:2 #teaching #LovingLikeGodLoves

Working Lovers, Not Loving Workers

Watch the full teaching here January 19, 2020 // We are all called to love like God loves us. When we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, we immediately enter into a loving relationship. If we see the relationship as following rules and laws, it will grow stale and we will burn out. This is because living by love reduces temptation and strife, and drives us to be together for all eternity. Our love and passion for Jesus drives our hearts, souls, and minds into a loving relationship, not a working relationship. The time for us to get this right and share it with others is drawing to a close. Hosea 2:16; Matthew 22:37-40; Galatians 4:6; Revelation 22:17 #teaching #LovingLikeGodLove

Jesus the Bridegroom

Watch the full teaching here January 12, 2020 // We are all called to love like God loves us. The Biblical analogy of Jesus being the Bridegroom of the Church is not about gender. God transcends gender. God gives us this model to understand who Jesus is and who we are as the Church. Like a marriage, God enjoys us and we enjoy God, and this type of loving relationship gives us power over sin. As the Bridegroom, Jesus desires to be with us, and we are to run to Him. In these last days, are we ready to receive Him? Song of Solomon 8:6-7; 2 Corinthians 11:2 #teaching #LovingLikeGodLoves

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