Most of those who call themselves believers think they are My bride but there is no evidence that they have that kind of relationship with Me. First love, love is spiritually passionate love! There is no substitute for first love, love. You can be busy doing all kinds of serving for Me and that is what the church of Ephesus was doing.
They were no longer passionate about Me as their all in all! Why? Because they had fallen deeply in love with serving Me only. Do you want to see how serious first love, love is to Me? I was ready to shut the Ephesus church down and remove its lampstand! Very, very few so called believers understand how serious first love, love is to Me. Here is the warning to that church:
Revelation 2:1 "To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, 'These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands:
2 "I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars;
3 "and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name's sake and have not
4 "Nevertheless I have this against you, THAT YOU HAVE LEFT YOUR FIRST LOVE.
5 "REMEMBER THEREFORE FROM WHERE YOU HAVE FALLEN; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place--unless you repent.”
Being your Bridegroom is all important. Read these scriptures and see how often I used the term “Bridegroom” to identify Myself. So important that I had it written in all four gospels. John 3:29,30 “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom (John the Baptist), who stands and hears Him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease.”
My Spirit prompted the apostle Paul to write in 2 Corinthians 11:22 about those he led to the Lord as being “betrothed to one husband”; “For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ." In Revelation 19:7,9 It speaks about the Lamb’s wife and also in Revelation 21:9 He speaks of the Lamb’s wife – He is our Bridegroom our Husband.
Matthew 9:15, And Jesus said to them, "Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.” This is repeated in Mark 2:19 and Luke 5:35.
In Matthew 25:1,5,6,10 in the parable of the ten virgins speaking about My Kingdom identifying Myself as the Bridegroom: Verse 1 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.” Verse 5 "But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.” Verse 6 "And at midnight a cry was heard: 'Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!'” And Verse 10 "And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.” THAT IS HOW IMPORTANT THE TERM BRIDEGROOM IS TO OUR LORD. IS IT TO YOU?
If you are not passionate about Me then I am not Lord of your life! I died to be your Bridegroom/Lord. It is written in My Word very clearly, Romans 14:9 “For to this end Christ died and rose and lived again, that He might be Lord of both the dead and the living.” Passionate love comes through My Spirit in you reminding you of what your salvation cost. Once you begin to be reminded of that cost and continually read the descriptions of that cross then you will begin to love Me passionately. You will grow in it. My whole body was ripped to shreds so that My precious pure blood would flow out and be there to save you, to forgive you of your sins, to see how deeply I would go for you to be My bride and so much more. Become a real bride of mine by receiving My blood sacrifice personally.
Time is running out for you to do this. Do not wait. After you receive Me as your Lord then begin to remember how deep My suffering was for you each week. Make My sacrifice your personal treasure, wear My blood in your heart and I will crown you with My salvation. First love, love will immediately be poured out into your heart when you receive My blood sacrifice. My Word declares it in Romans 5:5 “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”
I am love! Have you not read that from My Word in 1John 4:16, “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” All My love was deposited by My Spirit into your heart. It is there and will begin flowing through you when you begin to become passionate for Me! And that first love, love will flow greater and greater as you grow in Me.
But if you are going to refuse Me more and more then your father (the devil) will cause your heart and mind to become dull and not interested in My pleading. You will end up in everlasting death and pain. I suffered all of your punishment but if you refuse Me you will suffer that payment in the Lake of Fire. I felt it all! Rejecting Me you will have to suffer that pain and punishment forever and ever. I am the Door to your salvation. At this moment it is wide open and I plead with you to receive Me. One day you will say, “No, not now but later.” By then the door will have been shut and you will be in eternal flames begging for Me to open the door one more time but I will not be able to hear your pitiful cries of pain and suffering.
I am giving you the opportunity to allow Me to change your life. Wait no longer. Seek Me with all of your heart and I will immediately be found. Come, confess your rebellion and I will forgive you, do it now. Let My words touch your heart, don't be stubborn for that will cost you greatly. I challenge you to read My book. My book is filled with sixty six love letters from My heart to you. Do not put My book aside. When you become a true believer who reads My book you will fall more and more in love with Me. My Holy Spirit who comes into your heart at salvation will teach you little by little beautiful and important things from it. You will be passionate with first love, love. Have as your goal to see Me in the scriptures. I challenged all who are in My family in 2 Peter 3:18, “but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.” Look for Me in all the scriptures. My Spirit will teach you as you read. He will cause you to grow more and more in first love, love for Me. Why? Because I am all the treasures of knowledge and wisdom. My Word declares, speaking of Me, in Colossians 2:3, “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
Your Redeemer, Your Bridegroom, Jesus Christ Yahweh
(Given by the Lord through the Shoshannah family)