2020-01-04

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Genesis 7:1-8:22. John 1:9-13. Song of Songs 2:8-17. Hosea 2:16-23.

When I AM first brought Judgment upon the First Prince and his Queen, and all creation with them, sealing away the Garden-Court and banishing the princes of earth from His Presence, His Wrath was never separate from His Mercy. I AM is One; He cannot be divided within Himself. I AM clothed their shame through the sacrifice of innocent blood to pass over their apostasy—The first sign of the Covenantal Oath, of the coming of the Heir of Promise. The princes of heaven were left in wonder once more as they shut the gates of the Waters Above and sealed the Deep Depths, for although I AM had blotted out the stains upon His glory, how could He have passed over a Remnant once again? How could He hold these rebels as faithful, blameless, and righteous in His Holy Sight? Each time the Tapestry of Colors would be laid out against the heavens below, the princes of heaven would ponder with the princes of earth and the rest of creation in hope and wonder.

The prince purchased his bride with his life as the brideprice, but he did not pay for her alone. Though all the world was rightly his as the only and beloved son of the high king, when he redeemed his faithless bride-to-be, he bought the whole world with her, so that he may lavish her with all that he possesses—To let her and all the world know that she is the crowning jewel of all his treasures. To let all the world know that there is no king who loves as he loves. To let all the world know that there is no king who would die as he had died for her. To let all the world know that there is no king who lives as he lives for her. To let all the world know that there is no king like he is. So that all the world would sing the prince’s praises to the glory of his father, the high king who is well pleased with his only and beloved son.