4 Very Important Things For The Bride Of CHRIST [Part 2]

Complete Surrender to GOD

Think of this way, in order for the writer to write something he wants, the pen must abide in his hand wherever it goes. If the pen goes the opposite direction of what the writer wants, the writing will not be successfully accomplished by the writer. Imagine now, that the pen is like you and the writer is like GOD. For the pen to completely surrender to the writer, it have to forsake its own will to follow the will of the writer by going to whichever direction the hand of the writer guides it. That is like when surrendering to the will of GOD.

GOD is like our potter, we are the clay and being molded by HIS hands. Through continuous yielding to HIS will, to be molded into HIS masterpiece, a beautiful artwork. We are also being refined when we overcome in the fire which is our trials.

And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God. Zechariah 13:9

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 1 Peter 1:7

HE created you and deserves all your time and effort to be spent upon HIM. HE is your everything. You can do absolute nothing without the LORD.

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: Colossians 1:16

You see…it is all about the LORD!

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Matthew 22:37

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. John 14:23

For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:20

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:26

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of GodNicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?  Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. John 3:3-7

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

You do not belong to yourself anymore when you are “born again”, but to GOD. We are to be an empty vessel for the LORD’s use and HIS glory. We are to summit and pursue GOD with our 100% (this doesn’t mean we are to quit our work/school, although if one is led by GOD to quit in order to be a pastor for example, then we are to follow GOD’s will). We are to put HIM first in all things and love HIM above all else for HE is a jealous GOD. Pursue GOD as your only hope in this world, for truly it is. Only GOD can give you salvation unto eternal life and no other. There are many things that are of this world may seem that there is hope, but they are all false fading hope.

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 14:12

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22

Here are a list of things to surrender completely:

  • Personal plans including future plans
  • Own hopes and dreams
  • Burdens/worries
  • Own will
  • Own life
  • Everything you love, enjoy, look forward to, to GOD

Personal plans including future plans

We are to surrender by forsaking our own plans and future plans, in order to stay under the perfect plan of GOD that are ordained for us. We cannot simultaneously follow both the plans of our own and GOD’s, because there are conflicts.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Jeremiah 29:11

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

Own hopes and dreams

We are to put aside all our own hopes and dreams. We are to focus in GOD. Those who are consumed with GOD through their daily activities, they would possibly think of HIM every moment throughout the day–from the moment they wake up to the moment they fall asleep. They may even think about GOD in their dreams.

Burdens/worries

We are to surrender all our burdens to GOD and never take it back. Put your complete trust in GOD. There will be a peace of mind when you surrender all your burdens to GOD, that you cannot get it anywhere else in this world. There will be no worries when you do so by relying in GOD to take care of your burdens. This brings forward the fruit of joy and love when you put your trust in GOD completely. Surrender all your burdens to the LORD proceed you into a new level, a level of going out of your comfort zone to do the will of GOD without any worries and anxiety.

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. Jeremiah 17:7

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22

Own will

We must surrender all our own will to the perfect will of GOD at all times. Pray to GOD to reveal HIS perfect will and plan for you and to have the strength to stay in HIS perfect will and plan through the power of HIS HOLY SPIRIT. Surrender all to HIS will means including to work for HIS everlasting kingdom, by reaching out for the lost. Be the light of the world! There are many darkness growing every moment. Don’t hide your light, it is for it to shine for others to see the truth and hope in CHRIST. Be a witness to others in a loving way when they have no clue they have done wrongly against GOD and things others need to know. We can reach out the lost by many methods, including by talking to people about GOD, giving out gospel tracts or biblical tracts, preaching gear such as clothing, accessories, display board, blogging, making videos for online, godly actions e.g. displaying the fruits of the Spirit…etc. There would be chances of persecution, but there comes blessings with this. Why have the fear of man when it comes to persecution? We should only fear GOD alone for HE can do all things possible. Your vindication comes from GOD. Those who do injustice against you will be under the judgment of GOD if they do not repent of them.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Matthew 5:10-11

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Isaiah 52:7

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. John 13:16

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. Galatians 1:10

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. John 15:18-25

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. John 15:19

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Romans 12:2

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:24-26

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. Isaiah 54:17

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. Romans 14:11

Own life

Surrender your whole life to GOD. Give your all to GOD for HIS purposes, everything!

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:26

So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:33

Everything you love, enjoy, look forward to, to GOD

We must not let anything distract our relationship with GOD. We must be completely separated from everything that take off our focus away from GOD. Submit everything you love, enjoy and look forward to, to GOD. Put GOD foremost in all things, such as when you wake up reading the bible and then pray to GOD as early as possible. Start and end the day with HIM. The more you seek HIM, the more you will love HIM, in my experience. Include GOD in everything, even the smallest thing. At times when you do exercise, cooking food…think of HIM, put GOD foremost in your mind. Let HIM guide you every moment, rely and surrender to HIM every moment. Let nothing separate the love and relationship between you and GOD.


Why do we have to forsake all worldly pursuits and just completely focus in GOD? I do believe that in this fleshy life, we would have that sinful nature. When we are detached from all things that get off our attention from GOD, we are preventing idolatry and lest we got attached into our worldly pursuits too much, little by little and become more away from the walk with GOD and even to the point of backsliding. Such as an addiction of watching a certain series of episodes on television and you for example spent almost the whole day on that, leaving no time to be spent in GOD, building and working the relationship with GOD that is meant to be done everyday! The more addicted you are, the harder it is for you to detach from that addiction and coming back to GOD would be much harder than before and that is very dangerous!

In a vice versa way, if we only concentrate on GOD, we would become more obsessed with GOD, as this was my experience. The easier it is to be detached from worldly pursuits as though they mean nothing to you, for truly it is! The passion for GOD would increase and the passion for other things would decrease. There is nothing worth pursuing for in this world other than GOD, our only hope in this world! To my experience, it is truly the feeling of life when I am in CHRIST, but when I was not, my life seemed meaningless.

When we are to follow GOD, we should not lag behind nor go ahead of the LORD. We are to do as GOD lead us to do, seeking and pursuing HIS guidance and direction every moment. We are to stay in holiness (set apart), that is to forsake worldly pursuits and not conform to that the world does because we live in the world, but not of the world.

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Hebrews 12:14

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

It is when we have the fear of GOD and know who GOD is, that can lead to obedience towards HIM. This also involves humbling oneself and abiding in the truth.

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

The title says “The bride of CHRIST”, as a bride there would also be a bridegroom and that is JESUS (YAHUSHUA). It is like a marriage, when the two infused as one, their hearts and desires are as one. But there it comes a living sacrifice of the bride to forsake all things to follow HIM, whatever that displeases HIM she removes it and those that pleases she follows it. Pray for the complete filling of the HOLY SPIRIT daily and for a pure of heart. We have to be right with GOD. We have to have the complete filling of the HOLY SPIRIT. Through HIM, we are able to conquer all sins and evils.

For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called. Isaiah 54:5

When we know something is right to do, we should do. When something that is wrong, we must avoid it. It is about actions, not just feelings as in, when someone is hungry, you feel pity for them, when someone is sick, you feel compassion for them, when someone is in prison, you feel sad for them. But what did the verse says below? They are practical actions in reflection of your love for others.

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Matthew 25:35-37

Partial surrender is lukewarm and the lukewarm GOD would spit them out of HIS mouth. We must press in continuously towards full surrender to GOD in a daily basis.

When you have emptied your vessel in humility, surrender your life and your everything to GOD for HIS purpose to be done through you. It is like your hands would be HIS hands, your heart would be HIS heart, your legs would be HIS legs, your body would be HIS body, your arms would be HIS arms..etc. Surrendering your mind, soul, spirit, everything as GOD wish to be done through you.

The bride of CHRIST have no bounds of her love for her bridegroom. We are to love GOD with that kind of love. HE gave all for us on the cross, we are ought to give our all to HIM as well.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Part 3 is to be continued starting from:
Intimacy with GOD.”

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4 thoughts on “4 Very Important Things For The Bride Of CHRIST [Part 2]”

      1. My pleasure! let’s always remember to build one another up in the faith!

        Have a great evening…
        Steve 🙂

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