Mystery of the Bride & the Bridegroom

Find 45 minutes to listen to this beautiful love story. When you listen go into your prayer room alone with Christ. Why you ask?
This love story told by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn sums up the entire bible. The entire love of our Savior.
*Agape love.
*Your whole purpose.
*Your reason for your longing.
*Your heart will be filled with understanding.

So, if you have ever felt or currently feel any of the following….then I beg you to listen…..
*Empty?
*Unloved?
*Imperfect?
*Not good enough?
*Broken?
*Abused?
*Rejected?
*Alone?
*Lost?
*Confused?
*Addicted?
*Searching, yet never finding that something that you cannot even put a name on?
*Depression seems to try to consume you?
*Afraid?
*Angry and maybe you don’t even know why?
*Money is what you seek yet never is enough to fill the empty spot.
*You constantly buy something thinking it will fill the empty spot only to find that in 2 weeks or so the empty place returns yet again.
*You search for the place that you can feel you can finally belong? Yet, you still can’t find it. Search continues.
*Striving for perfection so you won’t be discarded?
*Trouble understanding the word of God and what He is trying to tell us through all of the different examples and parables.

If you know the Lord, you will love Him ALL the more after all of your deepest thoughts, known and unknown to you are revealed in a clearer picture. You will see all the love God has for all of us and the mystery of the bride and bridegroom tell us the beautiful story of the bible, the Holy Word of God written by men by the direction of the Holy Spirit. The bible is summed up here.

I pray you are as blessed as I was. I have listened to it 3 times this morning and know I will listen to it many more times in the future.

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So much emotion!! Do you relate to one over the other?

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#1

Ecclesiastes 2:18-23
18 I hated all the things I had toiled for under the sun, because I must leave them to the one who comes after me. 19 And who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have control over all the work into which I have poured my effort and skill under the sun. This too is meaningless. 20 So my heart began to despair over all my toilsome labor under the sun. 21 For a man may do his work with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then he must leave all he owns to someone who has not worked for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 22 What does a man get for all the toil and anxious striving with which he labors under the sun? 23 All his days his work is pain and grief; even at night his mind does not rest. This too is meaningless.

WHAT?
WOW, what emotion!
Hate
Worry
Losing control of what you worked for to another
wasted effort
wasted skill
despair
anxious
strife
grief
pain
Mind will not rest at night

#TWO
Ecclesiastes 2:24-26
24 A man can do nothing better than to eat and drink1 and find satisfaction in his work.2 This too, I see, is from the hand of God,3 25 for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?4 26 To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom,5 knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth6 to hand it over to the one who pleases God.7 This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
peace
contentment
trust in God
happiness

First one is clear…workaholics, perfectionist. A person who is unhappy. Always wanting more. So tired but lay your head down and you cannot sleep. Mind racing, JUST STOPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!
Only to get up and do it all over again. Feel unappreciated. Work hard and pour your life into this and tossed your friends and family to the wayside. And for what? When you are in the middle of your life then they decide they are looking for a newer model. New ideas. Fresh perspective. Yes, someone else who is much younger can come in and sit in your chair and take over your department that you build from the ground up. One year later if that long you will be nothing but a far distant memory. And for what? Yes, something meaningless. Now all the meaningful things are gone. Loved ones grown up and moved away. A wife or a husband with whom you do not have a word to say. Who is this person? Not just your spouse, but who are you? Do you even have a clue yourself? All meaningless….

Second one may or may not have money or things. Scripture does not say. Nothing about material things anyway. He is filled with food and water and satisfied. He pleases God not man. God will give that man the gift of wisdom and knowledge and happiness. He is rich in these things. The end of it in verse 26 goes from happiness back to the sinner and his task is to gather and store up wealth to hand over to the man God chooses for him to give it to. Meaningless.

I think I need to stop holding on so tight to my work. I thought I trusted God with everything but now I wonder. I seem to relate a lot to the first group of scripture. I cannot sleep either. I love God with everything I have. Dear Lord, here I am, show me how to find the peace you speak of. The life that has meaning. I will wait for you Lord. I will wait.

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