ʻO ka hale pule

086 ka ʻekahi Koho kekahi kiʻi moolelo bibilia e pili ana i ka Ekalesia me ka wahine o Kristo. Hoʻonohonoho ʻia ka hōʻailona ma nā palapala hemolele, kahi e pili ana i ka Song of Songs, i pili iā ia. ʻO kahi ʻōlelo nui, ʻo ia ʻo Song of Songs 2,10: 16, kahi i ʻōlelo ai ka mea aloha wahine ua pau ka wā hoʻoilo a ke manawa kēia i ke mele a me ka hauʻoli. (e nānā pū me ka Hebera 2,12), a ma kahi hoʻi i ʻōlelo ai ka wahine mare: "ʻO koʻu hoa aloha kaʻu ʻo" (Kal. 2,16). ʻĀpana kū hoʻokahi a ʻo ka Ekalesia iā Kristo a he keiki ʻo ia i ka Ekalesia.

ʻO Kristo ke kāne mare i "aloha i ka Ekalesia a hāʻawi ʻo ia iā ia iho" no laila "he hale nani nani ia a ʻaʻohe o nā aʻa a me nā aʻa a me nā mea like ʻole" (Epeso 5,27). ʻO kēia pili, wahi a Paul, "he ʻike huna maikaʻi loa ia, akā kuhikuhi wau ia Kristo a me ka hale pule" (Epeso 5,32).

Ua hāpai ʻo Ioane i kēia kumuhana ma ka puke o ka Hōʻike. O ka Mesia lanakila, ko ke Keikihipa a ke Akua, mare i ka wahine mare, ka halepule (Palaka 19,6: 9-21,9; 10), a hui pū lākou i ka ʻōlelo o ke ola (Hōʻike 21,17).

Aia kekahi mau kīʻaha hou a me nā kiʻi i hoʻohanaʻia e wehewehe i ka halepule. ʻO ka ʻohana ka ʻohana hipa e pono ai nā kahu hānai e mālama ana iā lākou ma nā lālani o Kristo (1 Petelu 5,1: 4); he aina ia e pono ai nā limahana e kanu a me ka wai (1 Kolinito 3,6: 9); Ua like ka halepule a me kāna mau lālā me nā kumu waina ma ke kumu waina (Ioane 15,5); Ua like ka hale pule me kahi lāʻau ʻoliva (Roma 11,17-24).

E like me ka mea e noʻonoʻo nei i ke aupuni o ke Akua i kēia manawa a i ka wā e hiki mai ana, ua like ka hale pule me ka hua makeke e ulu ana i kumu lāʻau i ʻike ai nā manu o ka lewa (Luka 13,18: 19); e like me ka mea hu ʻole e hana ai i kona ala ma o ka palaoa o ka honua (Luka 13,21), a etc.

ʻO ka Pūnaewele ke kino o Kristo a nona nā mea a pau i hoʻomaopopo ʻia e ke Akua ma ke ʻano he lālā o "Church of Saints" (1 Kolinito 14,33). He koʻikoʻi kēia no ka mea paulele no ka mea pili i ke kaiāulu nā kumu e mālama ai ʻo ka Makua iā mākou a hoʻomālamalama iā mākou a hoʻi mai ʻo Iesu Kristo.

na James Henderson