Romans 5:1-5 A Tale of the Bride and Her Bridesmaids

From Thomas Brooks’ A Cabinet of Choice Jewels

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 5:5

Some Christians live under high enjoyments and singular manifestations of God’s love to them; they have God every day a, shedding abroad of his love into their hearts by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). God is every day filling their souls with life, light, love, glory, and liberty (Psalm 63:2-4). Christ every day takes them up into the mount (Mat. 17:4), and makes such discoveries of himself and his glory to them, that they are ready frequently to cry out, “It is good to be here!” Christ often whispers in their ear, “O man O woman, greatly beloved,” (Dan. 9:22-23). Christ’s “left hand is every day under their heads, and his right hand does embrace them,” (S of S 2:6). “They sit down every day under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit is sweet unto their taste.” He makes out every day, such sweet and clear manifestations of his admirable favor to their hearts, that their souls are daily satisfied as with marrow and fatness (Psalm 63:2-5). There are some precious Christians—I say not all, I say not most—who live daily under singular glances of divine glory, and who are daily under the sensible embracements of God, and who daily lie in the bosom of the Father, and who every night have Christ as a bundle of
myrrh lying between their breasts (S of S 1:13).

These choice souls live daily in the glorious manifestations of the Spirit, and enjoy a little heaven on this side heaven, these many times are so taken up with their high communion with God, with their spiritual enjoyments, and with their tastes of the glory of the eternal world.

O Lord I want to be in that number! Do you?

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