A Vision of the Bride
I saw a beautiful scene suddenly open up in my spirit of a peaceful garden filled with rest and serenity. Laying on a bed in the middle of the garden was a captivating, young woman clothed as a bride. Her hair was long and thick in a mass of perfect curls spread around her face and shoulders like a dark amber cloud. Her head was adorned with a simple, white garland of flowers seeming to belong to her like the thick tresses of her hair. She was absolutely the most beautiful bride I have ever seen – she took my breath away.
She lay like a portrait in peaceful tranquility on the cushioned bed surrounded by the artistic garden made to frame her. Her long, thick lashes and full red lips rested stilly while her flowing white chiffon gown lay perfectly spread about her as she slept. Everything about her exuded purity – uncluttered beauty unlike anything I had ever seen.
Jesus entered the garden and approached her as she slept. As He gazed at her with awaited purpose, He bent down near her and touched her as He spoke, “Awaken, My love. It is time to awaken.” (Photo via telegraph.co.uk)
As she opened her eyes and sat up in her bed, Jesus stood back to watch her move. She looked at Him with anticipation and stood to her feet. She looked searchingly at herself and straightened her dress, rightly placing her hair, as if to dust off the remnants of her slumber. When she was quite certain she was ready, she looked at Him with eyes rich with anticipated love.
She ran to the Lord and threw her arms around His neck in an unbridled, playful way, but exuding such sweet tender love for Him. How happy she was that He had awakened her. She hung her head back and gazed into His eyes, still clinging to Him. Her eyes spoke of a deep well of the most pure and innocent love. Truly, she was filled with love for her Lord.
Suddenly, she pulled back from Him with her eyes closed and face raised to His. She was completely filled with love for Him and her love was evident through the joy that flooded her face. So full of such a wonderful, incredible, indescribable love, she let loose of Him and twirled around in front of Him as if to enjoy the love she felt for Him. He laughed gleefully as He watched her adoringly.
She ran to embrace Him again and as they held each other a bright piercing light burst forth from inside her. Her body was soon encompassed completely by this incredible light. It exploded forth from her and filled the garden where they were. With eyes closed, head raised and arms out stretched in front of Jesus, she stood illumined by the powerful light radiating from her.
Suddenly, coming from deep inside her, four silvery-white birds burst outward and flew in all directions. They surged upward in flight, soaring rapidly over the face of the earth covering mountains, oceans, cities and plains. They carried with them the same radiating light that emanate from the bride. Soon, the powerful life-filling light was saturating the globe. (Photo via flickr.com)
The bride and her Bridegroom remained in the garden adoring one another. He watched as she glowed with the light of His love. He seemed not surprised by her beauty, but completely proud of her. He had always seen her beauty, and now the world would be captivated by her as she radiated with His glory.
He knew fully that, at last, she was truly and completely His. He was assured that, in her eyes, there was no one else alive – she saw only Him. And She was saturated in the confidence of His love for her. The knowledge of His passionate love for her made her illuminate His glory – a tangible expression of His love.
Dear Saints, you are this Bride. You are the Bride of Christ, the Bride of Heaven and the world has yet to see your true inner beauty and to feel the waves of piercing glory that will burst forth from your love for Jesus.
The glory of God is made tangible to the world by the light of His love emanating through you. That love WILL spread to the farthest corners of the earth, canvassing it in His glory.
“Awaken, my love, it is time to awaken.”
Speaking Life Ministries
Victoria Boyson met Jesus at the age of seven. At thirteen, she started ministering using music as a platform to tell others about Jesus. She and her husband, Steve, ministered as pastors in the mid-west, but in 1999, the Lord told them to move to work for Francis Frangipane, who was extremely influential in their development as Christians and as ministers.
Victoria is a powerful prophetic voice to this generation and co-founder of Speaking Life Ministries. Based out of the Houston, Texas area, she is called to awaken and prepare the Bride of Christ for the end-time harvest and compel His Church to embrace a passionate relationship with their Heavenly Father. She is the author of The Birth of Your Destiny and His Passionate Pursuit.
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