Say to your brethren, ‘My people,’
And to your sisters, ‘Mercy is shown.’
“Bring charges against your mother, bring charges;
For she is not My wife, nor am I her Husband!
Let her put away her harlotries from her sight,
And her adulteries from between her breasts;
Lest I strip her naked,
And expose her, as in the day she was born,
And make her like a wilderness,
And set her like a dry land,
And slay her with thirst.
“I will not have mercy on her children,
For they are the children of harlotry.
For their mother has played the harlot;
She who conceived them has behaved shamefully.
For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers,
Who give me my bread and my water,
My wool and my linen,
My oil and my drink.’
I will hedge up your way with thorns,
And wall her in,
So that she cannot find her paths.
She will chase her lovers,
But not overtake them;
Yes, she will seek them, but not find them.
Then she will say,
‘ I will go and return to my first husband,
For then it was better for me than now.’
For she did not know
That I gave her grain, new wine, and oil,
And multiplied her silver and gold—
Which they prepared for Baal.
“Therefore I will return and take away
My grain in its time
And My new wine in its season,
And will take back My wool and My linen,
Given to cover her nakedness.
Now I will uncover her lewdness in the sight of her lovers,
And no one shall deliver her from My hand.
I will also cause all her mirth to cease,
Her feast days,
Her New Moons,
All her appointed feasts.
“And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees,
Of which she has said,
‘These are my wages that my lovers have given me.’
So I will make them a forest,
And the beasts of the field shall eat them.
I will punish her
For the days of the Baals to which she burned incense.
She decked herself with her earrings and jewelry,
And went after her lovers;
But Me she forgot,” says the LORD.
“Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
Will bring her into the wilderness,
And speak comfort to her.
I will give her her vineyards from there,
And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope;
She shall sing there,
As in the days of her youth,
As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
“And it shall be, in that day,”
Says the LORD,
“That you will call Me ‘My Husband,’
And no longer call Me ‘My Master,’
For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals,
And they shall be remembered by their name no more.
In that day I will make a covenant for them
With the beasts of the field,
With the birds of the air,
And with the creeping things of the ground.
Bow and sword of battle I will shatter from the earth,
To make them lie down safely.
“I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice,
In lovingkindness and mercy;
I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
And you shall know the LORD.
“It shall come to pass in that day
That I will answer,” says the LORD;
“I will answer the heavens,
And they shall answer the earth.
The earth shall answer
With new wine,
And with oil;
They shall answer Jezreel.
Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth,
And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy;
Then I will say to those who were not My people,
‘ You are My people!’
And they shall say, ‘You are my God!’
Many are speaking words of death and impending judgment without including the redemptive thread of the greatest Love Story ever told. It is true that without personal repentance, no one will see the King and be entrusted with His message for the bride in this hour. We must see what He sees and not what we want to see. He will show us what He sees if we are willing to share in His sufferings. Travailing intercession for those who have hurt us is one way we begin to see what He sees. Laying down our right to be right, to defend ourselves, to be properly recognized…these are some of the other keys to gaining His vision.
The undefiled stream of PURE ministry only flows from the Throne Room of God to earth. Never from our earthbound perspective will we EVER release the Resurrection Power of King Jesus.
The King commands that we speak the Truth in love. The deeper the lie, the more it hurts when it is removed. The Living Waters that flow from the Sapphire Throne, flow past good and evil, alike. His Justice and and Mercy are Perfect in every work of correction and chastening. The church is a joke because we have not been careful to instantly obey. When has even one contemporary Christian church on the entire planet, foregone the usual Sunday morning gathering and congregated at the nearest mental health facility, triage unit or red light district? How about a “worship service” at your local mortuary? With Book of Acts results?!?
Get ready while you can, for the day of these great exploits fast approaches. How fast? We have been in the hour of preparation for about, Oh…59 minutes or so. Without radical, submitted obedience there is no true spiritual authority.
The virtual absence of Kingdom Authority has created a vacuum where doctrines of demons are flourishing. The King will deal with this through His messengers that have passed through the wilderness of purification. Any who choose to reject the truth will be come under the strong delusion that God Himself is sending upon the planet. Who can stand against God?
True spiritual authority has nothing to do with title or position; this Kingdom Authority only comes from being in the presence of His Glory. The only way to access this realm of Glory is through intimacy with God, gained by radical obedience to the Word of God. Who may ascend on His Holy Hill?
Without Him, there is no church. Without us, there is no church. This union of Christ to humanity is seen in the living organism called the church or the bride. She has lived for herself for so long that even as the time of arising to shine is upon her…she cannot. I know it has become popular to defend the church, just at is was, not too long ago, popular to bash her. The One Who wraps Himself in Light is interested in neither.
The Truth is this…
The friends of the Bride Groom know her true condition and will unflinchingly do whatever it takes to prepare her for the King. She is not ready. She has awakened and is carnal still. She still has the taste of former lovers on her lips. She is still just as likely to worship the gifts bestowed upon her by her Groom, as the Groom Himself.
Because of His great mercy…He is now bringing and will continue to bring the fire of His chastening…until she is herself a flame of fire. Many are saying, “She’s ready! She’s ready! She has made herself ready!” As much as we long for this to be true, it is not. Repentance must come before she will clearly see her identity in Him. We must press in to the heart of the King for the revelation of His Goodness.
The Perfect Justice and Mercy of the King will be seen in the earth shattering revelation of His Goodness. The Goodness of God is most perfectly expressed in the Cross of Christ. The revelation of the Cross is the only thing that will change the heart of the bride. About three months ago the Lord awakened me with these words, “Ask for the Spirit of Grace and Supplication.” Prayer and repentance must sweep the globe in a wave of holy fire…for the Bride to be made ready.
She will rise from brokenhearted repentance…a radiant joyful warrior. As she comes up out of the wilderness of purification, the Glory of the King will be seen upon her and multitudes will run trembling into the Kingdom. More Glory than the earth has ever seen, will be unveiled in the love soaked bride of our King. Darkness and confusion will flee in a headlong panic before this spotless bride.
She is not ready yet. Will you be His friend? Will you tell her how she really looks? Are you afraid to hurt her feelings? The dress is stained from other lovers and doesn’t fit right. Her hair is greasy and out of place. Her face is swollen and blotchy. Her eyes are bloodshot from gazing hungrily at things perishing. She is exhausted and flabby from the lazy pursuit of easy pleasure.
And He loves her still…with an everlasting love! She is lovely in His sight because He sees her as she will be. He is RAVISHED BY HER, CAN’T GET ENOUGH of HER. She MUST be made ready. She WILL BE made ready according to His will and His Word. The battle has already been won. The only question remaining is this; will you stand with the Bride Groom King or against Him?
After this, I heard what sounded like a vast crowd in heaven shouting,
“Praise the Lord!
Salvation and glory and power belong to our God.
His judgments are true and just.
He has punished the great prostitute
who corrupted the earth with her immorality.
He has avenged the murder of his servants.”
And again their voices rang out:
“Praise the Lord!
The smoke from that city ascends forever and ever!”
Then the twenty-four elders and the four living beings fell down and worshiped God, who was sitting on the throne. They cried out, “Amen! Praise the Lord!”
And from the throne came a voice that said,
“Praise our God,
all his servants,
all who fear him,
from the least to the greatest.”
Then I heard again what sounded like the shout of a vast crowd or the roar of mighty ocean waves or the crash of loud thunder:
“Praise the Lord!
For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
Let us be glad and rejoice,
and let us give honor to him.
For the time has come for the wedding feast of the Lamb,
and his bride has prepared herself.
She has been given the finest of pure white linen to wear.”
For the fine linen represents the good deeds of God’s holy people.
And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.” And he added, “These are true words that come from God.”
Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers and sisters who testify about their faith in Jesus. Worship only God. For the essence of prophecy is to give a clear witness for Jesus.”