A Bridegroom for You

November 21, 2022
Series: Faith
Book: Luke

The love of the Father and the Son is not available to us to admire it, but to have that love together with Them and the way They love.

In Luke 5:34, He said to them, “Can you force the sons of the bridal chamber to fast when the bridegroom is with them?”

Jesus said it in the context of comparing the disciples of John the Baptist with his own. It is His disciples (that is, you and me) He calls the sons of the bridal chamber. The Sons of Love!

The question is, what kind of love? The marriage of a bride and a groom is nothing more than a metaphor. It’s some kind of special hall. Open to many. While the ordinary bridal chamber is open only for two… How can one enter the Spiritual bridal chamber? Only as a son.

This is a special chamber of love of the Father and the Son.

John 3:29 says, “The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete”. NIV

The status of John the Baptist and his disciples is the groom’s friends. They are not in chamber. They only hear the groom’s voice. They are only happy for the groom. They are limited by the dogma of the only begotten Son. The hall, in principle, is not for them. That’s their “faith”! They are touched by the love of the Father and the Son, like guests at a wedding. And they are content with this tenderness.

But we are not just invited to the wedding as guests. The church is not the company of Jesus’ guests. We are called to the chamber itself! The Father opened the door for us with His firstborn Jesus. He made Jesus the door for us THERE! Into the chamber of Their love. Then, to love with Them and the way They love. To merge with the Father and the Son together!

Many are jealous of Jesus, worried about Him: “Doesn’t such our presence in the chamber diminish His glory?” It is a religious zeal that makes an idol of Jesus like an object of worship.

1 John. 5:21  says, “Dear children, keep yourselves from idols”.

This is not a letter to Sunday school children. This call is addressed to the sons of God. It is symptomatic that the message, 90% of which consists of revelations about the Love of the Father that dwells in us, ends so unexpectedly … Before that, there was not a word about idols and any pagan beliefs … There is only one explanation. John guards us against making the Father and His Son idols. So that in our faith they would be not objects, but become “our I, our WE”. We do not need to look at the chamber of Their love from the outside and rejoice for them, like John the Baptist, but be in the very chamber and rejoice, like Jesus!

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