The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:15-17.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. John 1:1-3.
But now once at the consummation of the ages Jesus has been manifested to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself. And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him. Hebrews 9:26-28.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
There are really only two events upon which all the ages hang and are headed for, that everything is revolving around in the world. And those are the two comings of Christ. His first coming broke the darkness and brought in the Light, in Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness could not overcome it. He took away sins by the sacrifice of Himself. He did this once for all in the fullness of time. I then raised Him from the dead and He became the first born again man and the firstborn of many brethren that He might have first place in everything. His second coming is entirely different, no longer the suffering servant, the Lamb of sacrifice, for the perfect sacrifice has been made once for all, He is coming as the King of kings and Lord of lords, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, to catch up His own to the eternal marriage feast and to take back the earth as the leasehold of Adam terminates and all things come under His rule, the Kingdom of My Son. The great homecoming of the redeemed.
All things have been created through Jesus and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything.
I tell you the story in Song of Songs, I tell you the story in the parable of the Prodigal Son, I tell you the story in Hosea’s life, and now let Me tell you the story, you could call it “The Father’s Great Romance,” or rewriting your story to be one of glory. In Jesus your story is to the praise of My glory, as a new creation in Him you enter into the great romance.
It is the story of a life well lived, it is a story of how I forgive, it is a story of My grace, it the story of the human race retold, it is the story of the One who gave His life to you so you could give your life to Me in the newness of pristine purity in a bond that none can break so that you partake in the divine.
This is what Jesus is all about, it is My great romance, and it is all about giving you another chance to be a part of all I have for you, to set you free again. The Son of Righteousness shone into the world at His first coming and set you free of sin, shame, and slavery to gambol like a calf out of the stall! It is the Father’s Great Romance. And when He comes again it is to take you home with Me at the great Covenant festivities.
Let Me make it your song this time and not Mine, so sing along:
“It is the Father’s great romance and He has given me another chance to be a part of all He has for me, to set me free— again.
It’s the story of the Father’s grace, of how He made the human race to be His very own, a family of His love.
How we left His house and turned away and yet He waited for another day, a day He saw, yet seeking us, and He saw the Way to get us back as His Own.
So He sent His Son, and in Him He forgave us and He brought us home as if we had never left. As if there had been no unhappiness.
And the past was gone and His written story of faithful love and purity—in Christ it came to be, and now it’s given to me as my own story
So now though I did not pass the test, I graduate in holiness, for His life has become my own, and His reward is mine.
And He will come again, not to deal with sin, for to sin He brought an end, but now He comes to catch us up for the festivities of the marriage feast, and there to for me to be united for eternity with my God as one. And I am now His child, His spouse, as His forevermore in the Covenant of Love, which cannot be broken
For now I am His own in Christ as if sin had never been
I have another chance to live the great romance and be part of all He has for me.
He set me free again to be His own in purity and beauty, in love and joy, and in the goodness of a life well lived. Filled with His light, my darkness gone, cleansed from my sin by the Blood of His Son, I have become one to be welcomed.
I go with confidence unto His throne for He has made His life My own. He has given me His Son, His Spirit, and His Kingdom too and made me one with Him to rule and reign forever, it will cease never, for He has made all things new.
He has given Himself to me.”
That can be your song. Would you like to sing along as a melody in your heart?
I have given you in Christ a second chance to live a life of purity and beauty. A life of grace. It is about a world made in love, a man in My image and likeness, a family close and loved, endowed with dominion authority. It is about your breaking of the Covenant, of that bond of love and authority, and turning away to another “god.”
But Jesus gives you an opportunity to retell your story for the praise of My glory by using His story as your own. He went about doing good and healing all those opposed by the devil and he never broke any of My commandments. And as He is so now are you.
In Christ I came to woo My bride, to draw her once more to My side, and to make you all My own. To bring you again into My house where there is peace and happiness, all you have to do is confess My Son as your Lord.
You rejected Me but I returned again and the romance all became new again.
When I made mankind, we walked as one, you divided that, but I healed it in My Son. We are now made one. And those who have received Him are Mine forever. And I have given Myself to you.
And that is why Jesus came. To make us one again and seal us together forever. To give you a new beginning and another chance to live the beautiful life with Me that you were meant to live.
Now is the acceptable time, now is the day of Salvation. Are you ready to start all new with Me again?
Have no fear of men, sanctify Me in your heart, and all your life will line up in proper order. Do not seek to be a man pleaser but a God pleaser, but then you will be growing in grace and favor before Me and man. Cast all your cares on Me, and walk in love to others, considering their interests as more important than your own. And when you do that, you will find that I then take care of your interests and see to your glory. Service brings promotion in My Kingdom. The greatest one among you is the one who serves the rest. Like Jesus.
Would you like to join the great romance? As to this salvation, the prophets who prophesied of the grace that would come to you made careful searches and inquiries, seeking to know what person or time the Spirit of Christ within them was indicating as He predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories to follow. It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves, but you, in these things which now have been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things into which angels long to look. Therefore, prepare your minds for action for the life that is life indeed, keep focused in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to brought to you in the revelation of Jesus Christ. No longer be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance for I have sanctified you and made you holy in My Son. Walk in newness of life as who you are in My Son. Holy, for I am holy, knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a Lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. For I knew My plan from before the foundation of the world, but Jesus has appeared in these last times for the sake of you who through Him are believers that you may live the story that was also yours from before the foundation of the world. 1 Peter 1:10-21.
I love you. Get excited each morning that you have another chance to live the Great Romance with Me. Do it right this time. I will complete the good work I have begun in you. I make all things new.