Carried by the Everlasting Arms depicts the Lover of Our Soul carrying His beloved as the Hosts of Heaven tend to her and His Spirit refreshes her all while He brings her forth into the land of promise.
Deuteronomy 8:7-18 (GW) The Lord your God is bringing you into a good land. It is a land with rivers that don’t dry up…The land will have enough food for you, and you will have everything you need…When you have eaten all you want, thank the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful that you don’t forget the Lord your God. Don’t fail to obey his commands, rules, and laws that I’m giving you today. You will eat all you want. You will build nice houses and live in them…When this happens, be careful that you don’t become arrogant and forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of slavery…He did this in order to humble you and test you. But he also did this so that things would go well for you in the end. You may say to yourselves, “I became wealthy because of my own ability and strength.” But remember the Lord your God is the one who makes you wealthy. He’s confirming the promise which he swore to your ancestors. It’s still in effect today.
Victory Assured depicts a place of rest and rejoicing, waiting and preparedness, and refreshing and recollection for the battles that have been and are to come.
“Who is this King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle!” Psalm 24:8 ESV
“The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name.” Exodus 15:3 ESV
Warrior Bride depicts both the deep pleasure He has for His bride as well as the fact that we stand and fight with Him for that which moves His heart.
“God arms me with strength, and he makes my way perfect. He trains my hands for battle… You have given me your shield of victory. Your right hand supports me; your help has made me great. You have made a wide path for my feet to keep them from slipping. You gave me victory…” Psalm 18:32, 34-36, 43 Continue reading
More With Us depicts a battle scene – the warrior bride riding into battle to assert the Lord’s victory.
Like Elisha in the story of the Arameans in 2 Kings 6, though the enemy appears to be strong in number, our bride’s eyes are open to the assistance of the heavenly hosts. “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (2 Kings 6:16) Continue reading
Wait Upon the Lord is a visual reminder that we are to pause and seek the Lord’s direction – refusing to take action without it.
We see the warrior bride, prepared for battle, awaiting instruction. The Holy Spirit swirls around her middle speaking Spirit-to-spirit. Psalm 25:3a says, “Indeed, none who wait for You shall be put to shame…” Continue reading