The Father seeks
a Bride for His Son
Wade E Taylor
The Father is seeking a “Bride” for His Son,
the Heavenly Bridegroom - those who are so in love with Jesus
that they are becoming “one” with Him. These will
become the end-time expression of His life in the earth.
The Lord is preparing a “Corporate Bride,” in
this day. In the garden, Adam heard the voice of the Lord
walking – today, He is saying, “I am standing
at the door, knocking – looking for those who will respond
and open the door.” This reveals to us that He is a
seeking God. He is actively looking for those who will respond
to His knock upon the door of their heart.
We are approaching a time of direct “intervention,”
when “overcomers” will be lifted up in enabling
power, to become the expression of His life in the earth.
We have an opportunity that no other generation has had, to
become the expression of the “corporate” Jesus
in the earth, as “the sound of many waters” (Revelation
“I have compared you, O My love, to a company of horses
in Pharaoh’s chariots. We will make you borders of gold
with studs of silver.” Song of Solomon 1:9, 11
During the time when the Song of Songs was composed, Egypt
was the leading kingdom in the world. Pharaoh was considered
a deity and had a chariot overlaid with gold. Agents were
sent throughout the world to search for young horses with
“potential,” which were taken to Egypt and trained.
Those that became qualified, were selected and hitched to
the chariot of the king, to bring him forth in all of his
The Lord is looking for those with a “potential to
be prepared,” to bring forth the King of all kings,
in all of His glory. When the Lord compares us to a company
of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots, He is saying, “I
see this tremendous potential within you.” There are
those who are presently being prepared to be hitched to the
chariot of the King of all kings, to bring Him forth in all
of His glory
He is saying that He will make us “borders of gold
(divine nature), with studs of silver” (righteousness).
The potential Bride feeling unworthy, responds, “I am
but a rose of Sharon, a lily. Lord, I don’t understand.
I am just one among millions, why me?” The Lord says,
“Because I see a potential in you that can fulfill my
When we express our love to the Lord, and open our heart
to Him, He will respond. His approbation, His favor will begin
to rest upon our lives, as the Lord takes a personal interest
in us. The Lord is doing something very special in this present
day and time – as never before, He is “investing”
in the potential that He sees within us.
“For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into
a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered
to them his goods. And to one he gave five talents, to another
two, and to another one; to every man according to his several
ability; and immediately took his journey.” Matthew
Salvation is a free gift. I am saved, I have the infilling
of the Spirit, I have gifts, I have ministries - I have all
these things that the Lord has provided for me through His
redemption. Now, I take all that He has given, “plus
myself,” and I give it back to Him. In this moment,
I become His. My life is now merged into His life - to become
the expression of His life. In salvation, I have Jesus –
in the kingdom, Jesus has me.
Many have received salvation, but Jesus does not have very
many, who have taken all that He has provided in salvation,
plus themselves, and given it back to Him “unconditionally.”
Many are called, but few will pay the price in order to be
The kingdom is like a man (God) traveling into a far country
(earth) and He delivered to His servants (our lives submitted
to Him) His goods (the potential that He sees). To one, He
gave five talents, to another two, to another, one, to each
one according to their ability. This “talent”
is the “ability” to enter into the fullness of
all the Lord has for us, as His Bride.
The Lord invests in what He sees us to be. We are all different
(to every man according to his several ability) – some
are inward, some are outward; our intellects, circumstances
and experiences in life are varied. We respond and relate
to one another differently. Thus, He gives “one,”
“two,” or “five,” according to our
The one who received “five” talents went out
and gained another five. The one who received “two”
talents went out and gained two more talents. These developed
the “potential” that was within them.
The one with the one talent said, “I received “one”
- I am saved. I will just sit back and protect my salvation.
I am not going to invest it, as it might get tarnished. I
am satisfied in what the Lord has done for me.
To the one who was given five talents, the Lord said, “Well
done.” To the one that was given two talents, the Lord
said, “Well done.” The Lord soundly rebuked the
servant with the one talent and took it away from Him, because
He had not invested it.
We are to “become,” not do (well done, not much
done). This means that we are to invest, which is “overcoming”
– the processing of our lives that “qualifies”
us to become His Bride.
Note that it is not “much done” - the one with
five becoming ten, and the one with two becoming four. Rather,
the Lord said, “Well done.” It is not “what”
we do; it is the “way” we do what we do that is
important. Our right response to these “talents”
enables us to become an “overcomer.”
“Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have
been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over
many things: enter into the joy of your Lord.” Matthew
This is preparation to “rule” with Him in the
Millennial Kingdom. Because we have been faithful over a few
things, the Lord is able to make us a ruler over many. When
the Lord becomes the Head of His Bride, “the overcoming
church,” end-time judgments will come through this overcoming
body of believers, to greatly affect the world. This is the
“two-edged sword” that comes out of the mouth
of the Lord in Revelation 1:16.
The same amount of energy is exercised by the one who had
five talents, in gaining five more; and the one who had two
talents, in gaining two more. It is the exercise of “faithfulness”
– the committing of our lives to the will of God that
produces the results that the Lord is looking for.
It is “well” done, not “much” done
that is important. We are being prepared through the circumstances
we face in our daily lives, which will qualify us to become
ruler over many things.”
“And they sung a new song.” Revelation 5:9a
This “new song” is the testimony of what they
have become - “Lord, You have made us to our God kings
and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation
5:10). We are being prepared for rulership – to reign
with authority on the earth. If we are wise, we will allow
the Lord to invest in our lives (talents) to bring forth His
highest and best.
Matthew, chapter 25, speaks of ten virgins, all ten having
potential, but not all responded rightly (five were wise,
and five, foolish). Each one of us is fifty percent wise and
fifty percent foolish. We cast the deciding vote as to what
we are going to do, to spend or keep our talents. The wise
entered in because there was a preparation and investment
that took place.
“Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods,
and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched,
and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” Revelation
These are the five foolish. They are naked. They do not have
a Bridal garment and are not able to enter into the wedding
feast. “His wife has made herself ready” (Revelation
The wise are weaving their wedding garment. They are responding
to their circumstances, and allowing the preparation of the
Lord to take place within their lives. In that day, these
will hear “well done” and will enter the open