The Selection of the Bride


On April 10th, I was shown the following vision:

I saw a group of women in a room.  Everyone was scurrying around in excitement about the news they had just received – Jesus was coming!  I immediately knew it was the 10 virgins Jesus talked about in Matthew 25:1-13

 Suddenly the women split into two groups and the mood completely changed.  A group of five held out their hands before the other five, with an intense look of expectancy, as they asked them to share their oil to fill their lamps. 

 The scene changed and I saw a large group of people in a field, like an open air theater.  There was a mighty man of God speaking to the group.  I knew instantly he was highly anointed to go out and preach everywhere as led by the Holy Spirit.  But the Lord showed me there were people in the crowd that shouldn’t be there. 

 Those that shouldn’t be there were saints called to be mighty men and women of God.  They had also been called to speak to others under the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit.  But instead, they were in the crowd attempting to draw from the anointing of the speaker!  I saw them with their hands extended out towards him, with the same look of expectancy as the 5 foolish virgins as they asked others to share their oil.

End of Vision

 The Lord pointed out several things:

The wise virgins maintained an intimate relationship with their Bridegroom. This is made clear when the door was slammed shut on the foolish virgins, because Jesus told them, “I never knew you.” (Matt. 25:11-12)The oil comes at a price – it will cost you. The only way to have intimacy with your Bridegroom, to be known by Him, is to be willing to give up everything for Him – including your time.  Spending time communing with Him in prayer, the study of His Word, and sitting in His presence, will be the desire of your heart.  If you truly love Him, you will seek Him above all else.

The foolish virgins, also depicted as the saints in the crowd, were not willing to pay the cost to develop intimacy with their Bridegroom. When the call when out, “Jesus is coming,” they knew they didn’t have enough oil to make it.  But instead of seeking God for what only He can supply, they looked to man to supply their need.

The Lord showed me this is happening within the Church on a grand scale right now.  Although we are to be encouraged and inspired by the anointing of God on other members within the Body of Christ, acting as iron sharpening iron for one another, the ONLY source for the “oil” is through God Himself!  There is NO OTHER WAY!

This is why our Lord Jesus Christ has been grieved in His spirit.  He knows the Father is about to begin the selection process!  And just as in the time of Esther, and in the parable of the 10 virgins, when many are called and invited to go through the purification process, and to grow in intimacy with their Bridegroom, He knows not all will be chosen!  He is heavy-hearted because many will have to be told, “Depart from Me, I never knew you!”

The Lord wants His people to understand, now is the time to stop chasing after other lovers, other words from individuals, and our own works.  Now is the time to spend sitting with Him, learning about Him, and loving on Him.  Now is the time to cast aside the distractions of this world, and actively pursue the very One we claim to love!  Soon – it will be too late!

Scripture References:

Rev. 19:7-9, “Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints…”

Eph. 5:27, “…that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”

Matthew 25:1-14, “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.  Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish.  Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.  But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.  And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming….And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’  But the wise answered, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you;  but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those whose who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.

Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us!’ But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’

Matthew 7:21-23, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven.  Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, have we not prophesied in Yyour Name, cast out demons…and done many wonders in Your Name?’  And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”

Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”

John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father, but by Me.”





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  1. Diana, thank you for the excellent word you’ve given me concerning the makeup of the Bride of Christ. The scriptures you gave and now this message on the Selection answered the question I have wondered about for so long. I’ve never seen or heard this discussed or taught anywhere. You cannot imagine how much your ministry is helping me hold on – truly a God-send, and I give Him all the glory and you, my deepest appreciation and love. Wish I had found you sooner. 🙂

    • Gerry,
      I’m so glad you were blessed by what God is showing, and join you in giving Him all Praise and Glory!
      Thank you, dear friend!

  2. Thank you William and Diana for this word- I so appreciate it and your being an example of flowing together. Recently when I thought about the coming together of the lively stones (us) who make up New Jerusalem (the bride), I heard this word “There is still some jockeying to do.”
    The etymology of jockey is: “a person who rides horses in races.” As the horse is a symbol of “power”, it seems that there still is a little more learning of how to use and flow with (ride) the power. A jockey is a little man and this morning I heard the word: “lowman”…. I think about how that a humble one who has a meek and lowly spirit is one whovwill be selected and one who has the capacity to win this race. …. how we must maintain a perfect weight and will be disqualified if we are overweight. If we are underweight we won’t have the strength to endure.

    More on the etymology: “a common apellative of lads and SERVANTS- typical man of the COMMON FOLK ( a lowman who is not high and mighty in self)…. short for jockstrap “supporter of the male genital organs” which in slang is “athletic man”
    I think of how symbolically the male organ represents that which is needed to produce life… We must be able ministers in retaining the word (the seed) and projecting it forth preaching it with strength and purity.
    I appreciate Regina’s input of her visualization of running the race. May we keep the prize of the high calling ever before is and run this race with fervor in the power of His might.

    • Michele,
      I agree with, and love your comment. Yes, I believe there is a little more jockeying to do too! It feels like we’re being given a crash course, doesn’t it?
      God bless you, Michele!

    • Michele,
      Please, forgive the lateness for my reply here but God is readying many things and I have been spending a great deal of time before Him! I am excited about what He is doing by His Spirit and with His people. And thank you for the etymology of those words! Even Paul had made mention about there being a lack of “spiritual fathers”….those who would bring forth life for the Body of Christ! And the lively stones….yes! We are to be “fitly joined together” and this is what the Father is doing even now! He is bringing the various parts together and joining them as He sees fit!! There will be much work ahead and He will be removing the branches that have not brought forth any fruit so that new growth may occur!


    • Sharon,
      The word you were given resonates deeply within my spirit. Jesus said we are no longer of this world (John 15:19), and Paul said we are Christ’s ambassadors (2 Cor. 5:20) representing the Kingdom of God. An ambassador receives all their instructions and provisions from the kingdom they represent.

      The Lord has been prompting me to ask for spiritual discernment. The Bride will have to walk in the Power and Revelation of the Almighty to not lose her way! This is a matter of life and death – physical and spiritual!
      God bless!

    • Sharon,
      Thank you for sharing this! YES! We are to keep our wicks trimmed and our eyes upon our Betrothed! And be prepared as the world and those whose father is the devil will come against those who truly love the Lord Jesus Christ! Jesus told us that that the world will hate us because we are not of this world (carnal world, flesh) and because it hated Him. So those of this world will attempt to come against you but do not be discouraged! Jesus has overcome the world!! All things are under His feet! (John 15:18-19)

  4. Christine,
    Wow, described the battle well. Our flesh screaming out to be comforted, relaxed, and pampered.

    With me, the trials, although tough, at least prompt me to continue seeking and pressing in to Him. Sadly, when all is well I tend to slack off…. But don’t we all?

  5. Even though I have loved and pursued the Lord for over 40 years, I am finding in these days a deep conviction over how easily I still choose comfort and entertainment rather than the ‘arduous’ task of pressing in in prayer. At the end of a day when tired and wanting to relax, my flesh often wins the battle and I watch an old movies or read a bit. The next morning, the Lord will whisper, “I missed you last night”… whew, knowing He is waiting with anticipation for our tryst helps me to make a better choice the next time. And of course I never regret it.

  6. Brother William,
    It sounds like a broken record with these messages, but even the LORD Himself has asked graciously and mercifully time and again for people to turn to Him. If only we turn our hearts back to Him, He is gracious and merciful to forgive us and bless us, a sign of His true love for us. And we know this was expanded upon when Jesus Christ gave Himself on the cross and told us the greatest commandment was to LOVE the LORD our GOD and love our neighbors as ourselves. When we are in love with someone, we brag, we boast, we confess our love for them, we become completely obsessed with them night and day from our rising up to our going down and even dream of our future together. I hope all of our brothers and sisters fall head over heels in LOVE with JESUS because it is absolutely awesome!!! Hallelujah!!! Give up on the world and what you think is real and cling to the only reality that exists that GOD LOVES YOU!!! I pray everyone out there gets to the point in their relationship with HIM where they need the LORD more than they need air to breathe! Praise HIM! Blessings!

    Deuteronomy 8:3-6 NKJV
    3 So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord. 4 Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. 5 You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the Lord your God chastens you.
    6 “Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.

    Mark 12:29-31 NKJV
    29 Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. 31 And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”

    John 17:14-26
    14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. 20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will[e] believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me. 24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. 26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

    • Brother Frank,
      Yes, the message may seem a bit redundant in some ways. But God has never strayed from the desire of His heart! The “direction” is the same, although He pulls back the veil and allows us to see a bit more with each step that we take when we seek Him. And, yes! May those who claim to be His rekindle their first love! May we seek Him with all that is in us as I perceive in my spirit that with this message…the wooing is going to stop and the “selection is about to begin!” We have to remember that it was GOD who provided the manna in the wilderness….NOT Moses! And as with the children of Israel in the wilderness, we all have the opportunity to hear God, if we seek Him! He will then provide the “manna” which we need! He truly is preparing to do a mighty work and the gate is narrow. Many are called, but few are chosen! With all these “steps” which He has been showing to Diana and me, He could not prepare and manifest the Bride “under Hagar” but, under “Sarah!” It is a spiritual work, not of the carnal flesh!

    • Randy,
      The best advice you need is to spend as much time as possible with the One Who knows all things! In Joel 2:28, it says that God will pour out His Spirit upon all flesh….stay in the Word of God! He will reveal what He chooses and upon whom He chooses!

  7. This is such a true word of God! I say that with relief because so much that I find has mixture in it.

    I have always hated and loved the 10 virgin parable. I have hated it because I am a very forgetful person – always forgetting my keys – and I would worry that I since am the type of person that would forget oil, perhaps I will be left out in the cold. Also, this parable goes again our normal Christian inclination to share with others. But you have revealed through the Holy Spirit that oil is not something that can be shared. It is obtained only through a relationship with Jesus. What the 5 virgins requested was an impossible request. We must lay it all down and carry our own individual crosses and desire the Lord above all things.

    Thank you so much for sharing this word with me! It really spoke to me today!

    • HTrauth,
      We are to help one another and to share but…this “oil” must be obtained for our own walk with God and our Lord and Betrothed, Jesus! It cannot be passed on as no one will be able to answer for you when you are to stand before Him and give an account! This is about our own personal relationship with Jesus Christ! We are to consider the cost and if we truly love Him, we will give up everything for “the joy which is set before us!”….just as our Lord Jesus did for us!

    • Holly,
      Wow, you got the message in its entirety! We must seek and desire the Lord above all else. That is why the Lord showed William how grieved His heart was, because most do not desire Him above all else – but are too busy with this world to spend hardly any time with Him! And very soon now, He will have to tell those foolish virgins to depart – because He never even knew them!
      Blessings to you!

  8. The thought I have been pondering over the past few weeks is this: John 14:6 Jesus answered I Am the Way, and the Truth and the Life.

    It is the “Truth” part that has been on my mind. Out of all the attributes of God, Jesus stated He is Truth. And Ephesians states: Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist.

    I think that is very applicable to these days. We are constantly bombarded with information – both secular and from the religious community. What is correct? Who is lying?

    If we are not hearing Truth directly from our Shepherd, we might choose the wrong way and miss eternal life. I think this is in harmony with the information God is giving you.

    • NAnn,
      Yes, we are to seek Truth, and that is Jesus! If our own shepherds are not feeding us….we are to find other pastures! That choice is ours!

    • NAnn,
      Amen to all you said! The Truth of God is everything:

      Jesus said the Holy Spirit would remind us of His word and LEAD US INTO ALL TRUTH. John 16:13
      John 17:17, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Your Word is truth.”
      John 8:32, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free!”

      We must set ourselves apart to spend time alone with Him – praying, studying His Word, and listening to the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit. If we fail to do this, we can be lead astray by every wind of “doctrine.” God bless you!

  9. Please pray for me. I have been seeking and asking God for deeper revelation and knowledge and to show me where I stand with Him because I don’t want to hear Him telling me to depart from Him! I know He loves me but when I compare myself to all of you giants in the faith, I feel like I have a long way to go before I am found worthy to be His bride. My heart aches and yearns for my family, especially my daughter, to return to the Lord.

    • Athalia,
      The only “giants” of faith that are out there are only people. All of us are to be as nothing so that God Himself will be glorified! If you desire to grow in Christ Jesus….then my advice to you is to SEEK HIM with ALL of your heart, soul, mind and strength. (Deut. 11:13) This is how each and every believer grows! It is no longer us that lives….but Christ Who lives in us! (Gal. 2:20) Greater is He that is in us than he that is in this world!! (1 John 4:4) As for your family and daughter….trust in the Lord God and allow Him to woo them back to Himself! Continue to pray for them but keep your own oil at hand and be prepared for Him!

    • Athalia,
      It sounds like you are right where you need to be – seeking Him, asking Him for deeper revelation and knowledge! Please know William and I are right along side you, knowing we all have a long way to go. A few days ago I was in tears as I told William I was in shock that God could use someone like me to write and speak the things of God, because I seem to be in a constant battle against my flesh. The fact the Lord can use any of us is proof to me He could just as easily use a rock…. As Paul said in 1 Cor. 9:27, “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.” This is a very sobering verse.

      Athalia, be encouraged. It’s your heart He’s after, and it appears yours is seeking after Him! I will pray for your family, that they will be shaken awake! May they drop to their knees in repentance, and give their lives to Him! God bless you!

  10. The Lord has given to me lately to breathe slowly and let my thoughts also move slowly. Patience and wisdom go hand in hand. HE has told me to pass this along to all of my brothers and sisters. THE WORLD IS EVER GOING FASTER AND FASTER AS KNOWLEDGE OF MAN INCREASES THE WORLD FEELS LIKE THEY HAVE NO NEED FOR GOD FOR THEY IN THEIR OWN MINDS “are as gods.” The world is ever going faster and faster and on a collision course with nature and spirit. We as the Bride Of Christ are to slow down and take our thoughts captive and make them obedient unto him as HE tells us to in HIS WORD. YES, WE ARE BEING PREPARED AS THE WISE VIRGINS . Iron is definitely sharpening Iron for OUR KNOWLEDGE AS MATURE SHEEP ( THE BRIDE ) IS ALSO INCREASING AS PIECE BY PRECIOUS PIECE THE FATHER LET’S US KNOW HIS HEART AND HIS TRUTHS AND WE WILL NOT FEAR TO LIVE THEM OR SPEAK THEM. LOVE IN CHRIST TO YOU ALL, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS .

    • Sharon,
      You are clearly discerning and hearing correctly! What you are being shown is the heart of the Father! What God is doing is to prepare a HOLY BRIDE, not a perfect one…for His Beloved Son! We are to be “fitly joined together” and will be as iron sharpens iron as God chips off those rough edges. And we must submit and surrender EVERYTHING to the Father so that we will be found worthy to be a part! The burden that has been upon my spirit has grown heavy with the shortness of time that we have set before us!

  11. I know that the people who read this blog do not need a warning but still I feel that I need to get this off of my chest so please bare with me. Last night, my husband Israel and I had a particularly lovely time with the Lord and when we went to bed I prayed that HE would speak to us in our dreams. Of course I was expecting something wonderful and ooey gooey but that is not what I got. My husband dreamed of a particular disaster that we all know is coming and I was awoken in the middle of the night to hear HIM say “Mene, Tekel, Parsin. Mene, Tekel, Parsin. He repeated it several times and one time said,”The Book of Daniel.” This morning between sleep and awake state I saw a quick vision of an old fashioned table video game like you would see in a pizza parlor or bar. My attention was drawn to the screen in which HE highlighted the saying “Game over.” No interpretation needed. We know HE is talking about America. The only thing we can do is pray.

    • Cathy G,
      Absolutely! We no longer have the luxury to take our time and play church with God! He will remove those who claim to be His but are not! The time for childish things is over….it is time to grow up and be mature. The childish vendettas, backstabbing, gossip, etc have been a stench in the nostrils of God and He is saying that enough is enough! He is preparing those called to be members of the Body of Christ, the TRUE BRIDE, to walk holy before Him so that they can be joined together to form the Body so that we can truly be joined with Christ Jesus, the Betrothed and Beloved Bridegroom!

    • Cathy,
      Thank you for sharing what the Lords is showing you and your husband. This is confirmation as to where we are, which is at a precipice, where everything is about to change in the world around us. We must have our anchor and foundation firmly fixed on THE ROCK, our refuge, our fortress, our GOD! Pray, pray, pray!
      God bless you, Cathy!

  12. To Michele,
    the word ‘holocaust’ actually means ‘perfect or complete burnt offering’ and the word for Bride in Hebrew is the word Kallah. The Hebrew word just before it in the Strongs is Kalah which means ‘complete consummation or perfect burnt offering’. So I believe you are hearing about the Bride and also Elijah’s offering burnt by fire from heaven comes to mind. The separation between the prophets of Baal and their unaccepted offering and the holy Prophet who did everything according to God’s instruction, even the things he didn’t understand – like pouring 12 measures of water on the prepared offering. Does this not speak of a mighty outpouring and a baptism of fire from Heaven for those whose lives are a living sacrifice on the altar of God?

  13. I love the way God uses the two of you to bring about what He wants to say. One is deeply into the Lord to the point of not being online so he can understand and pray…the other is deeply into the Lord to the point of being shown visions to her to explain what is in His Word. When discussed together with God…”A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Eccl 4:12

    God is the third strand!

    • Hope,
      Bless you! It truly has been a work of God in ALL of this. And you are perhaps of so few who have received understanding of how and what God is doing with these posts! The number could be counted on one hand! During this process, which Diana and I both have been learning, step by step, there has been so much opposition, even from those who claim that they are friends but their true hearts and fruits were exposed by God! God and God alone is the One Who is doing this….not the prodding of man or even our own desires and through this, Hope, the glorious things which He has revealed to us! And all of that revelation is for you!….for the very Bride! THIS is the heart of the Father!!….to prepare a Bride worthy of His SON!! So for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see what our Father God….rejoice!! For He truly is doing a wonderful thing! For those who do not….it is a great loss which you will bear.

    • Hope,
      Isn’t it amazing how God works with each of us so differently? But you’re right! Oftentimes, when William and talk, the Holy Spirit begins to flow mightily between us, giving amazing revelation to what He’s showing each one, like a “merging” if you will. I know this is why the Lord is bringing all His “called-out-ones” together now, so the Holy Spirit can flow between us all… Buckle up! Get ready for a mighty move of God!!!

  14. Thank you Diana for posting the words you’ve heard. In my heart, I keep hearing that the times we live in, especially here in America, are soon coming to an end and will change in an instant. My prayer time took me to Mathew 11:28-30 as I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with thoughts of my family members and friends who do not take these times seriously. I pray daily they will be awakened and come out of the world. So these passages set my heart to rest, for it says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me. For I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” It gave me that peace that surpasses all understanding, and reminded me that I must trust in the Lord with all my heart and all my heart, so that I am NOT leaning on my own understanding. Our Lord Jesus knows all and loves those who have repented and given their lives to Him. His power of forgiveness goes beyond our comprehension. It’s all in His word. He IS coming so very soon and I pray for strength and courage to do whatever He puts in my path! God Bless you , Shalom✝️❤️???

    • Suzanne,
      I know what you mean about family and friends who are not taking these times seriously. It gives me great comfort to know, “The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16) And we know He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us” (Eph. 3:20). Our Lord wants to show Himself strong on our behalf (2 Chronicles 16:9).

      I believe we will be in awe when we find out the impact our prayers for those around have had. Blessings to you, Suzanne!

  15. Thank you for your post- It’s is a very sobering word Diana. I think of the Lord saying: “Unless you forsake ALL that you have, you can not be my disciple.” Luke 14:33
    I wonder how many will do this?

    This morning during my prayer time, I heard the word “holocaust” and I remembered the great holocaust the Jews experienced. Then my mind went to the prophecies of the terrible things to come, but it was the meaning of the holocaust as “the Jewish sacrificial offering that is COMPLETELY BURNED on the altar” that really got my attention. Truly, WE are called to be burnt offerings with our bodies presented as living sacrifices laying down our lives that we can be a sweet smelling savor to our Lord and have the fragrance of the knowledge of Christ so that the world may smell and know Him, and not our flesh. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? (Isaiah 33:14) “He that walks righteously and speaks uprightly………” Isaiah 33: 15-24
    Ah, THESE are the ones who shall be selected. Whew!!
    God bless you dear Diana ? for giving us a true word… a word born from your own having gone through many fires and becoming a sacrifice. ✝️

    Sending much blessing and love,

    • Michele,
      Yes! As Paul said in Romans 12:1, We are to present ourselves as living sacrifices! Jesus said straight and narrow is the way that leads to eternal life (Matt. 7:14), and few there be that find it! But the message being preached in the “church” today says the gate is wide open for anyone and everyone to enter into. Thank you for expressing this so beautifully, Michele!

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