“Beloved. Awake, awake, oh Beautiful one. Shake yourself from the dust of this world.
You are enthroned with Me, My Child. My dove, My perfect one, you are unique: My Bride, you are the pure child of the One who bore you.
We are One in the Spirit. The world shall see you and call you blessed, the powers that be shall be astonished for they shall see My Glory upon you and they shall ask, “Who is this that grows like the Dawn, As beautiful as the full moon, As pure as the Sun, As awesome as an army with banners?”
You have sought Me and you have found Me.
I have come to My Garden, My Church, to the assemblies of My Faithful.
Can you see yourself this way, My sons and My daughters?
You are My Lilies that I gather and plant. You carry My fragrance. My Presence is with you, My Love. My Spirit in you is like a bed of spices; the gifts and graces of My Spirit indwell you.
I come to spend time with you, as a Husbandman in His vineyard. You are the sweet Fruit of My labor.
I delight in you. I AM your Beloved and you are Mine. The fragrance of your garments is the sweet aroma of Christ.
You are My Own Garden, A garden locked is My Bride, A rock garden locked, a spring sealed up.
Nothing can separate you from My Love; You have ravished My Heart.
So shake yourself from the dust and rise up, Oh My Warrior Bride!
I have loosed you from the chains around your neck.
For thus says the LORD, “You were sold for nothing and you have been redeemed without money.”
Whom the Son has set free, is free indeed.”
“Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments…. Shake thyself from the dust; arise, sit on thy throne, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bonds of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion. For thus saith Yahweh, Ye were sold for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money,” Isaiah 1:1-3.
“My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies. I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine; he feeds among the lilies,” Song of Solomon 2:2-3.
“For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,” 2 Corinthians 2:15.
“…. made us alive with Christ, even when we were dead in our trespasses. It is by grace you have been saved! And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing riches of His grace, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus,” Ephesians 2:5-7.
“Thou art all fair, My love; there is no spot in thee……
….. Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one glance of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck…
….. A garden enclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed,” Song of Solomon 4:7,9; 6:12.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry