For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.
|| 日本語 イザヤ書 62:5 || 한국어 이사야 62:5 ||
|| 繁體中文 以賽亞書 62:5 || 简体中文 以赛亚书 62:5 ||
|| Tagalog Isaias 62:5 ||
January 06, 2020
Love is not a thing one can lightly say.
You’ve always known this, but now that you’ve heard my lament on how we’ve taken these words of I AM’s covenantal oath and desecrated them into blasphemies and curses, can you grasp how little you’ve truly known? No matter how much the mind knows, if your heart-eyes remain blind, how will you ever truly know? The only way you will know the truth is when Truth Himself storms your heart and makes Himself known to your soul.
You wonder how I can speak the oath boldly, confident that I remain in Truth, speaking only as His mouthpiece. I wonder myself, dear one. I tremble as my heart tremors each time I think of you, Beloved—to even call you Beloved!—for death’s stains remain in me, and its poison can seep in unknowingly to taint this love I have received.
What if I am deceived? The lie that fell the First Queen was only a subtle single shade away from the truth. How can I be sure that the King’s perfect love has not been corrupted by the twisted paths and dark corners remaining in my heart as it flows to you? How do I know that these commands are from my Lord, that they have not been tampered with by enemy forces without and within, and that I am carrying them out as intended? How can I love as my Lord loves without betraying my Lord?
You are right, Beloved. I cannot love you. I cannot love you, for you remain a false idol, a goddess among the dead. I cannot love you, yet I do love you, for only Life can truly love and His love brings the dead back to His life.
You are right, dear Farah. I cannot love you. I cannot love you, for I have no love of my own to love you. I cannot love you, yet I do love you, for when you come to Life as I have, we cannot love on our own, for only by abiding in Love can we love at all.
You are right, dear Heeyeon 희연아. I cannot love you. I cannot love you, for only Perfect Love Himself can love you safely, surely, perfectly. I cannot love you, yet I do love you, but until this imperfect love can love you faithfully and rightly in the sovereign watch and protection of the embrace of the Lover of our souls, I can only love you from afar.
Beautiful bride, when I speak the words of the covenantal oath, they are not mine. This is the covenantal oath of your True Bridegroom. He will wrestle you away from your darkness, and you will find yourself a captive of His fierce and unrelenting love. He rejoices over you, dear bride, for He is Victory and He has already won you on the day He slayed death. Yet your Lover will conquer your heart and your soul sweetly, tenderly, patiently—meeting with you in every open and secret place of your being that not even you have reached, every bend and turn of your soul that He fashioned with His own hands, and every moment of your past, present, future, and eternity—as He draws you deeper and deeper into Himself.
I see you, lovely, beloved Bride. I see your Bridegroom’s face, radiant, resplendent, and majestic in your eyes. With the King I rejoice over you, for my eyes will gaze solely on the day you shall know your Bridegroom. I cannot be certain if I shall be yours to have and to hold, but by faith I know you are His bride.