"Falling in Love with the Prince of Life"
The Bride of Christ
It’s very exciting to realize that at Christ’s return the church
will enter into a bridal relationship with Him. Somehow our
marriage relationships are an earthly expression of what God has
prepared for Jesus and His church. This will be manifested in a
corporate sense by the whole church at Christ’s return. But the
full intimacy of a bridal relationship will be known only by
those who are willing to enter into it, with Christ, one on one.
Bible teaches there is a comparison between the joining of a man to
a woman physically, to being joined to Christ spiritually.
Do you not know that your bodies are members
Christ? Shall I then take away the members of
Christ and make them members of a prostitute?
May it never be! Or do you not know that the one
who joins himself to a prostitute is one body
her? For He says, “The two shall become one
But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one
spirit with Him
When a man gives his life to his bride he pours out his seed through
his shed blood into her. Blood flowing not from a wound but from the
reproductive organs God has specifically designed for this purpose.
The woman as well receives her man’s seed, his life, his shed blood,
into her flow of life and blood. Her body is designed by God to
receive the lifeblood, the seed of her husband. It is through the
pouring out of their life, through their shed blood, through the
deaths of the man and the woman that new life is conceived. This
is a death designed by God and follows the same principle of the
first death of Christ.
When Jesus poured out His blood on the cross He released His
to us. His Spirit empowers us to become born of His Spirit and to
become a new creation in Him.
are entering into a bridal relationship with Jesus Christ. There is
a secret waiting for us in Christ’s bridal chamber
even as there is a secret waiting for a couple when they enter into
their bridal chamber.
Satan has besmirched marriage and the reproductive act (the
first death), so much so, that the idea of holy matrimony has become
a source of ridicule. But in Christ, in true holy matrimony with
Christ Himself, there is something very holy and very sweet reserved
only for those who are joined to Him. This is not referring to
being joined to Christ in some kind of a physical relationship,
but a spiritual. But the one who joins himself to the Lord is one
spirit with Him (I Corinthians 6:17). Jesus said this about
earthly marriages, “For in the resurrection they neither marry
nor are given in marriage” (Matthew 22:30). In the next life
there is no physical marriage.
Taken from Falling in Love with the Prince of Life
2009 Michael J. Silberg