The Bride of Christ is One (Excerpt Taken From The Book, “Who Is The Bride?”
Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes within thy locks. Song of Songs 4:1a KJV
God designed the bond of “oneness” in order for us to grow and deepen our relationship with Jesus and have eyes only for him.
One who has “doves’ eyes” is seen as beautiful, like a turtledove with singleness of purpose and devotion to her mate for a lifetime. As believers, our eyes should be of spiritual perception, veiled with a beauty and love set apart for the Messiah alone.
The dove, a bird of love and sorrow, also served as an offering and sacrifice upon the altar for poor families, such as in the case of Mary and Joseph’s two turtledoves offering in Luke 2:23– 24. It is also symbolic of the Ruach Ha Kodesh, as seen in Matthew 3:16 when the Holy Spirit came upon the Lord as a dove and helped the Messiah complete His ministry while here on the earth.
The Lord desires to see the reflection of His Ruach Ha Kodesh in our eyes. It is the Spirit that gently woos believers to come into a deeper intimacy and helps us prepare as the bride, just as Hegai, the king’s servant, helped Esther prepare for her king.
In the Song of Solomon 6:7-10 it says,
As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples within thy locks. There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, and virgins without number. My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her. Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 22:14 KJV
Many followers have entered in through the door of salvation and are part of the Body of Christ and will enter into Heaven. But, their hearts have turned away from the Ruach Ha Kodesh’s invitation to enter into a deeper intimacy with the Messiah. The Lord calls those followers His concubines, queens, and virgins, as seen in Song of Songs 6:8. The Bible says in Matthew 22:14, “For many are called, few are chosen.” In this Scripture “are” is italicized; another words, it was added by the editors and should read, “few choose.” It is we who will determine how close we want to be with out Savior.
Revelation 3:20 says, Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Our Heavenly Bridegroom refers to His beloved bride as the only “one” who has said yes to His request, “Open to me,” and has entered into a deeper relationship, identifying with the shame of His sufferings and the full mystery of His death on the cross.