Bride means “a newly married woman” or “a woman who is about to be married”. Now as a Church, we are about to be married. As the bible says…
Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready (Revelations 19:7).
Jesus Christ will soon marry every believer for the purpose of union and not for sexual purposes. The design of God for man is to have union with Him forever. But it was disrupted by Satan in the Garden of Eden, so man was separated from God. As a result, man struggled in life. But God is determined to restore back man’s position with Him. No one and nothing can abort the purpose of God. His purpose remains forever— that man would soon be united with God through marriage. The benefit of this relationship is that, whatever Christ (the Groom) has, belongs to the Church or the believers (the Bride). It is a conjugal property. By the way, Christ owns everything- the seen and the unseen. He is the heir of the Father, the Creator of everything.
As a bride of Christ, we can no longer enter into relationship with Satan. Thus, we can no longer do the things that the world practices in this worldly system that is influenced by Satan. Otherwise, we become unfaithful to our future husband. In the Old Testament, if a woman is engaged to be married and becomes unfaithful, the punishment is that she will be stoned to death. The same with us – if we are engaged with Christ and has become unfaithful to Him, there would be worst punishments that await us. So as a bride of Christ, be faithful to Him.
Now that you have discovered your identity, I hope you can finally begin to function normally- to function as a believer, to function as a son, to function as a citizen of the Kingdom, to function as an ambassador of the Kingdom, to function as a priest and king, to function as a friend of God and to function as a bride of God. This is so that when you ask God for anything, you know which position to apply. If you ask it by faith, then apply your title as a believer. If you ask for daily provision or an inheritance, use your title as a son. If you apply your rights, then use your title as a citizen of the Kingdom. If you ask for your assignment, then use your position as an ambassador. If you ask for the budget for your territory, then use your position as a king and priest. If you ask for anything, use your position as a friend of God. And if you ask for protection and conjugal property, use your position as a bride of Christ. So prayer should be very specific as far as these positions are concerned.
We have a lot of prayers that remain unanswered because we do not know how to pray or we do not know how to apply these positions. Knowing your position is very important. For example, say, you are a congressman; you ask your budget or your pork barrel as a congressman, not as a mayor. You can only ask budget for your district where you are congressman. You cannot ask a budget for the whole city which is for the mayor. Sometimes, you commit this mistake by thinking that you are a mayor and yet you ask for pork barrel. And how can the government grant that request? So with God – if you ask for budget for your territory but you are just a believer and not a king, how can He grant that request to you?
I hope that upon learning this teaching, you begin to be more effective in life and that your frustrations will finally end. Your failure would be avoided and success is about to meet you. May I congratulate you by knowing your identity and by meeting the most important person in your life and that is you. May you function normally in life and help others to also function normally as you apply this teaching in your life.