Love Letters of Jesus & His Bride, Ecclesia

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Love Letters of Jesus & his Bride-medium

Ecclesia is Greek for church.  We are his bride. That whisks our imaginations to a closeness to Him most of us cannot comprehend. That is why I wrote a rendition of Song of Solomon, making each of my chapters coincide with the same chapter in Song of Solomon.  After completing this book, I was a changed person. Here’s an excerpt…

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My dearest Lord Jesus ~

Three years we have been together. I still feel so warm in your love, my Lord and King. Your love is so much better than the gladness that comes from wine and parties and sparkling jewels. Better, too, than the ointments I carefully put on my face to make it shine for you. [1]

Then there is the sweet fragrance that overwhelms my senses when I am with you.   I know what you did to smell so sweet to me. I know what you did but I cannot fully comprehend it….

Forgive me, but I cannot forget the amazing thing you did for me when I was so unworthy. It plays over and over in my mind.

How well I remember when I was kidnapped by Satan for stealing a few things where I worked, and lying a little and being impatient while standing in line, and cheating on tests. I did not think they were all that important and no one would notice.  But Satan noticed, rushed in declaring I was bad, and grabbed me.

He kept accusing me of all the bad things I did which I had not thought were so bad.[2] Then he declared I would have to be executed and exist forever in the agony of a living death. My heart sank.

But on the day of my execution, you somehow got into my cell, made yourself look like me so you could take the blame, then allowed yourself to be executed in my place. Such love. I do not understand it. I wept and wept when I saw them bury you.[3]

Then the unbelievable happened.  You came back to life and returned to me.  I knew it was you even before you came into my sight because of the fragrance that emanated from you.

Your very name, my Lord, is so aromatic that even the angels love you and so look forward to our wedding feast when we, at last, will be one. What a glorious day that will be when we can feast on each other’s love.[4]

I dreamed about you the other night. I dreamed we were running down a golden street in your world. At last, we arrived at the mansion you said you were building for me.[5]

I dreamed you took me into your chamber. It was only a dream, but oh, how I wish it were now.  In my dream you, my Creator, enveloped me in your pure and strong arms.  But it will not happen in this life.

I pray so often to be able to leave my earthly chamber and enter yours.[6] I wish for that time to be now, but will have to wait.

I am not afraid, for you will be there, opening the door for me. [7] I will close my eyes in this world and open them in yours. In a twinkling of your eye I will be there with you forever.[8]

I went for a walk the other day and people on the street were staring at me. I am as dark as the black goat hair out of which the desert tents are made. Though I was once dark with sin, you made me pure and beautiful anyway.[9] Though others may remember my past sins, you do not.

My world brothers do not like me anymore. So, they persecute me, and make me work for them.[10] The sun has given me the appearance of being dark with sin, but that is not true.[11] My world brothers want people to think I am bad because they do not like you, my Lord, and do not want me to associate with you.[12]  They do not even give me time to work in my own fields to bring souls to you. [13] But I am trying, my Lord. I am trying.

Oh, lover of my soul[14] where do you go during the day when the sun is high? People want me to join them when they rest and relax, but I do not like what they call resting and relaxing. In the middle of my work day, I want to go to you where you are so I can truly rest.[15]

I asked my friends if they knew how to find you, but they told me not to waste my time with you. They were definitely the wrong people to ask. They told me to come rest and relax with them and have a lot more fun. They keep trying to get me away from you.

Oh, I think I know where you are. Wait for me, my love. Wait for me.

Forever yours,

Ecclesia

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My Precious Ecclesia ~

I can hardly wait until you find me in your silent times.  I watch for you every moment.[16] When you run back to me, you remind me of dainty Egyptian horses prancing across the meadow, your lovely hair flowing behind you like the afterglow of good deeds.

Your skin is as soft as the earth after I have watered it with gentle rain.[17]  You wear a garland of jewels[18] sparkling like the stars of the universe on a dark night and all the while, you are singing to me. How I love to hear you sing.[19] The lovely ornaments you wear around your graceful neck ~ the adorning of fidelity ~ make me love you all the more.[20]

Didn’t you say your maidens made you a garment of gold framed with silver? Gold like the radiance of your praises framed in the silver of your songs? [21]  How enchanting to my ears.

Your devoted Lord Jesus

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My Dearest Lord Jesus ~

I had to run from people who did not want me to associate with you so I could eat with you at your table.  How I love eating the bread of life with you. It fills my soul.[22]

Remember how we laughed when they stood outside watching us in anger?[23] I think they are jealous of the attention you give me. They’re also angry at all their problems, but they bring so many on themselves. They deny you exist, then turn right around and do things you would not approve of to get back at you for not obeying their will.[24]

Did you like the pure spikenard I wore around my neck?  I wanted to do something special for my lord.  I had always wanted some spikenard but could not afford it. This was given to me.  I knew right away I wanted you to have it. It was no sacrifice for me.[25]

When I came home last night and slept, I dreamed of us again. I dreamed you held me in your arms of righteousness and the myrrh aroma filling my senses that came from you made me glad to belong to you.[26]

I dreamed you laid your head on my lap.[27]There you slept all night so you would be strong in the morning.[28]

You, my Lord, are like fragrant henna flowers surrounding work vineyards.[29] Even when I am tired from working all day, the delightful aromas of your words ease my tiredness.[30]

Forever yours,

Ecclesia

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My Precious Ecclesia ~

I just had to send you this note, my love. I am very busy watching over all people of the earth. [31] But I cannot keep my mind away from you, my precious, innocent bride.[32]

I just wanted to tell you one more time, how fair you are to look upon. And your eyes ~ oh, those dove eyes of yours ~ bring joy to my spirit.[33]

Your devoted Lord Jesus

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My dearest Lord Jesus ~

Your note made my heart glad.  And you, my Lord, are so good to me.  You have made luxurious places for us to rest and denied me nothing that I need.[34]

And the mansion you are building for us is strong.[35] The beams are of aromatic cedar and the rafters of fir that nothing can break down.[36]  With you, my Lord, I will always feel safe and loved.[37]

Forever yours,

Ecclesia

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  • [1] Psalm 104:15 and Numbers 6:25
  • [2] Revelation 12:10
  • [3] Ephesians 5:2
  • [4] Matthew 25:1ff
  • [5] John 14:2
  • [6] II Corinthians 5:1
  • [7] Hebrews 9:8; I Thessalonians 4:16f
  • [8] I Corinthians 15:51-53
  • [9] Proverb s 2:13
  • [10] Proverbs 27:4
  • [11] Mark 14:56f
  • [12] I Peter 4:14
  • [13] John 4:35
  • [14] Psalm 34:2
  • [15] Psalm 23
  • [16] Psalm 121:8
  • [17] Psalm 65:10
  • [18] Revelation 12:1
  • [19] Psalm 148:3
  • [20] Titus 2:9f
  • [21] Proverbs 25:11
  • [22] John 6:35
  • [23] Psalm 23
  • [24] Psalm 53:1
  • [25] Philippians 4:18
  • [26] Psalm 45:7-9
  • [27] Psalm 34:11
  • [28] Psalm 78:65
  • [29] John 9:4
  • [30] Matthew 11:28
  • [31] Psalm 33:13
  • [32] Revelation 21:9
  • [33] Matthew 3:16
  • [34] Hebrews 4:1-11
  • [35] John 14:1-3
  • [36] Psalm 127:1
  • [37] Psalm 119:116-17

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