“Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: Now I will restore the fortunes of Jacob and have mercy on the whole house of Israel, and I will be jealous for my holy name. -Ezekiel 39:25
“He is jealous for me, loves like a hurricane I’m a tree, bending beneath the weight of his love and mercy…” – David Crowder
The word jealous is a wonderous word, especially when it comes to Jesus. He is a majestic king jealous for his bride. Passionately seeking to protect her, care for her, guide her, make her perfect- he is jealous for her. He wants only her- only his bride – the church- will suit him. He won her (heart) by dying for her, and desires that she love him only. She is HIS and HIS alone. Her dress of brillant white is just the inescapable glory of his righteousness radiating on her being. Stunning, he cannot help but to love her and hold her. And she, cannot help to love the protector, husband, wonderous king who spilit his blood for her. His sash, stain-blood washed linen, drapes over him, shrouding his warrior frame, victorous from having slain sin and death. The majestic warrior and the magnificent bride unite together. And if she were to turn he would would stop at nothing, like a roaring hungry lion- to have the bride for which he died.
“I will greatly rejoice in The Lord my soul shall exult in my God
for he has clothed me in the garment of salvation;
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself like like a priest with a beautiful headress,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
For as the earth brings forth its sprouts
and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up
so The Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
to sprout up from the nations. – Isaiah 61: 10-11
“Then I saw a new heave and a new earth,
for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away,
and the sea was no more.
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,
coming down out of heaven from God,
prepared as bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying,
“Behold the dwelling place of God is with man.
He will dwell with them, and they will be his people,
and God himself will be with them as their God.
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes,
and death shall be no more; neither shall there be
mourning, nor crying, nor pain, anymore,
for the former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21: 1-4
“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.- Ephesians 5: 29- 27