BY: RAY PRINZING
“For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him.”
An allegory is a description of one thing under the image of another, a veiled presentation in which the more obvious becomes symbolic of a deeper thought and meaning.
“For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.”
“But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.”
“The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.”
“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”
Virgins becoming brides, sons becoming grooms, pupils becoming teachers. Servants becoming masters, recruits becoming good soldiers, the allegories are many, and each position and relationship speaks of essential qualities that that are needed in the life of a believer – but none of these are an end in themselves. They all point to a fuller and more complete realm in God, when we shall be
It might surprise some, but Jesus never taught either doctrines on the bride or the sons, through His applications from many relationships. But His deepest message was to bring us into ONENESS WITH THE FATHER.
The pureness of a chaste virgin, the strength and overcoming of the sons, the maturity of a perfected disciple, the commitment of a good soldier, unified by the love of the brethren, with the love and tenderness of a mother, and the protecting, defending love of the father – the fullness of Christ, to be equal to every situation, and prepared for every good work.