The above title is actually  the first part of Eph 5:32 “This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”

In this day and age there is rampant confusion about gender roles, conduct in dating and courting practices, and also about the church’s relationship to Christ. In times of doubt, we all, as individuals in the Body of Christ,  worry about whether we will endure to the end, in light of the onslaught against the Truth.

But for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, Christ shows us that the relationship between a husband and wife in marriage ought to be a mirror image of His relationship with the Church – a very intimate relationship! This post serves to encourage those in the Body of Christ to Hold Fast – from His side, He promises: “…I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Heb 13:5)

Here is the whole passage from Ephesians – followed by the lyrics and a video by one lady (Shania Twain) in the entertainment industry who seems to have kept herself distanced from the cesspool it has become – I have highlighted some of the lines in the lyrics – please listen to the song and think about your relationship to Christ as part of the Bride:

21 …Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

Your’re Still the One – By Shania Twain

(When I first saw you, I saw love.
And the first time you touched me, I felt love.
And after all this time, you’re still the one I love.)

Looks like we made it
Look how far we’ve come, my baby
We mighta took the long way
We knew we’d get there someday

They said, “I bet they’ll never make it.”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together, still going strong

(you’re still the one)
You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
(you’re still the one)
You’re still the one that I love
The only one I dream of
You’re still the one I kiss good night

Ain’t nothing better
We beat the odds together
I’m glad we didn’t listen
Look at what we would be missing

They said, “I bet they’ll never make it.”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together still going strong

(you’re still the one)
You’re still the one I run to
The one that I belong to
You’re still the one I want for life
(you’re still the one)

 

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