You Are Clean & You Are Loved: The Beautiful Position of His Bride

“You are all fair, my love, And there is no spot in you.” ~SONG OF SOLOMON 4:7

You are beautiful. You are worthy. You are perfect. I love you. You are welcome. All of these phrases seem so simple, compiling of only three words in the English language, but each of them has the power to change the trajectory of a person’s moment, day, and even life.

The thing about those phrases, the power within them, not only come for the words themselves but from the speaker of the words. Sure, we all enjoy a compliment or two, but when the words transcended surface appreciation and speak to the core of one’s being, that is when lives are changed … that is when Grace finds a home and thrives.

When we read the Song of Solomon, we find a man beautifully and unapologetically in love with his bride. Even in the moments that she attempts to list her flaws, there he is speaking of her perfection and beauty and telling her passionately how he longs for her.

He speaks to her until his longing for her becomes her long for him until it is not just him searching her out but her seeking his presence.

Christ, the Bride, and the Song

The Song of Solomon, also known as the Song of Songs, is not only the glorious picture and telling of how a husband should love and cherish his wife and how the wife should delightfully respond–both indulging in the gift of unity that comes through the design of Christ, but it is also an allegory for how Christ loves us and sees us His perfect spotless bride.

God is the Word and He is the Truth. Thusly, what He says is the infallible truth, and what He has said about all of us who believe in Christ as our Lord and Savior is that we are fair, we are His love, and that there is no spot upon us.

Why is knowing this so important?

It is important because many believers who stumble into sin, withdraw from Christ and communion with Him, falsely believing that He is angry with them or that they are not welcome when the Word tells us otherwise.

I Corinthians 1: 30-31 says, “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.

When the Lord spoke these words through the Apostle Paul, He knew we would have times of stumbling and allow the flesh to lead when we are called to be dead to the flesh and its desires (GALATIANS 5:24) still He made it irrevocably known that we, His spotless bride, are in Christ, we are always sanctified in Him and we are for all eternity redeemed.

We are under His blood, and that is like being under the continuous cleansing, sanctifying and redeeming flood. So when He looks upon us, His bride, He does not see any of our failures, although His grace loves us beyond them, but He sees us through the blood of Christ, and Christ is forever perfect and always welcome!

So are you!

“You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.” ~JOHN 15:3

Our Savior pronounced us clean by the Words He has spoken over us, and not only did He speak once, but He continues to speak, thusly giving us a continual washing of His Word and presenting us unto Himself without spot or blemish (EPHESIANS 5:25-27).

Zephaniah 3:17 says, “The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

His banner over us is Love (SONG OF SOLOMON 2:4)! And because we know our God is not silent but ever speaking, we have the full assurance that we who are called by His Name are always clean, always sanctified, always loved, always worthy, and always welcome!

Come unto Him, beautiful bride. Seek your Bridegroom and do not draw away from Him. He has grace for you in your time of weakness (HEBREWS 4:16) and He remembers your sins no more but has cast them away from you as far as the east is from the west (PSALM 103:12).

He loves you with an everlasting love and seeks you out. Let your heart be found and made secure this day and evermore.

~Poeima, Poetry in Motion

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