Bride/Bridegroom

“She Will Rise from the Dead!”

This article is a continuation of ‘The Devil Is A Liar!’ If you have not read, I recommend doing so before continuing.  As previously stated, this is a message to the Remnant:

The Lord has made clear His people are not ready for the coming darkness. We cry out, begging Him to finish His work in us – to transform us into His likeness.  We ask the Lord to remove everything from us not of Him, anything that does not give Him Glory.  We so desire to be used by Him in the days ahead…  But do we really know what we are asking?

Recently, while speaking with a prophet of the Lord, he said, ‘Diana, God told me while I was praying for you yesterday, “I had to wound her deeply to prepare her for what I have called her to do.” 

As soon as he told me what God had said to him, the Holy Spirit confirmed saying,

“You Must Be Crushed!”

I was also shown the following vision:

There was a huge wine press, like those used in the days of the Old Testament.  Grapes were being trampled upon and crushed.  I watched as the contents of the grapes spewed forth and began flowing like a river down a long trough.

(End of Vision)

I was prompted to ask the following:

 Lord, what are You preparing us to do that we must be so deeply wounded? Why must we be crushed?

God then began to emphasis to me how much instruction has been given the followers of Jesus.  In the New Testament alone, in passages too numerous to list (see below for a few), we are told, to be a follower of Jesus Christ, we must first die to self!

Jesus said, “Whoever wants to save his life shall lose it…” (John 12:24).

Jesus also said that before a harvest can be produced, a seed must first die and fall to the ground.

Can we, as Paul, say we are ready, and actually rejoice, to be poured out as a drink offering?  Most of us can quote scripture after scripture about dying to self.  And most would join in saying a big “Amen” to the need of being emptied before we are able to be filled with Him…  But the truth is, we have not been living this out in our lives.

God is saying His people are not ready for the coming darkness, because WE HAVE NOT YET DIED TO SELF!  We have not yet submitted our will to the will of the Father!  As soon as uncomfortable circumstances, or “mountains,” appear, we begin to panic and scream out like the “babes” in Christ we truly are.  Brethren, this is when the enemy moves in…

THE DEVIL WILL DO ALL HE CAN TO STOP YOU FROM DYING TO SELF!

Jesus is the “Second Adam,” and His Bride the second Eve.  Just as the devil came at Eve to cause doubt regarding God’s instructions, so will he interrogate and question the Bride: “Are you sure you heard God correctly?”  “Surely God would not allow this to happen – has God left you?”

Praise God, we have the example of our Lord and Savior!   Jesus asked His Father, if He was willing, to remove the cup from him.  But He immediately followed with, “Nevertheless, not My will but Yours be done.”  As His flesh cried out to live, He turned it over to be crucified!

The Word says, “As He is, so are we in this earth.”  (1 John 4:17)

A few days prior to posting ‘The Devil is a Liar,’ the Lord gave me a vision and word that I will share a glimpse of here:

I saw myself laying at the bottom of the pit mentioned in the previous post. It was so dark I could barely see, but I appeared to be dead. Suddenly, a bright light appeared. 

The next thing I saw was myself emerging from the pit.  I was in a white flowing garment that went almost to the ground.  Light was all around me.  As I watched, I heard the Lord say,

“She Will Rise from the Dead!”

(End of vision)

Interpretation:

Saints, Jesus will not be unequally yoked!  His Bride must become like Him to be united with Him.

We must be crushed!  Just as the contents of the grape pours forth, so must we be emptied of self.  Only then may we be filled with Him and used as instruments of His Righteousness!

As Jesus said so long ago, so will His Bride be able to say, “The prince of this world…has nothing in me.”

God is preparing us for burial – the burial of self, the burial of our will.  I was shown it will be as death!  Although it’s happening on an individual basis now, it will be on a grand “corporate” basis at some point in the future.

The fact the Bride is “resurrected” and comes out of a dark pit parallels her Bridegroom being in the grave three days and three nights.  This confirmed to me the three days of darkness prior to the Bride rising to walk in the Fullness of His Glory.

Brethren, God wants our hearts to be encouraged as darkness encroaches.

He wants us to remember that, for the joy sat before Him, Jesus endured the cross – and so will His Bride!

“She Will Rise from the Dead!”

 Personal Note:

I was so shaken on the one hand, and thrilled on the other, at seeing our “death” and resurrection, that I couldn’t fathom there being anything more to be said. So, I asked God, “Does this end the assignment given me to write what You show me?  Will there be no more writing?”  He said,

“She must be prepared to reign and rule with her Bridegroom!”

Please take all that has been presented here before the Lord for further interpretation and how this may apply to you personally.

Related Posts:

‘His Original Plan: From Eden to Gethsemane’

‘You Must Take Dominion!’

‘Final Acts of the Church’

‘You Will Be My Instruments of Righteousness’

Scripture References:

John 12:24, “…unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.  He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it…”

1 Corinthians 15:36, “Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies.”

Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…”

 1 John 4:17, “…because as He is, so are we in this world.”

 Philippians 2:17, “But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice…”

 John 14:30, “…for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.”

 Isaiah 60:2-4, “For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you…”

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Frank Dollbaum
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Frank Dollbaum

Diana, I first want to Praise God and give Him all glory and second say thank you for your faithfulness to post as you do. As it has been since I have been following your blog, I am always a short distance behind you in the race but never the less running the same race to our LORD. Until we experience being “crushed” by the LORD, it is truly hard to describe and wrap our minds around in reading because it is a total body, soul and spirit wrestling match and my heart cry has been “Humble me, Lord. Remove… Read more »

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Gerry Hall
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Gerry Hall

My dear Diana, God bless and thank you for this very comprehensive study of The Three Dark Nights. It is exactly what I needed. I can see how understanding types and shadows is the key. I look forward to going back over this again slowly and in depth. You can’t imagine how you have blessed and helped me. To God be the glory! Love, Gerry

Gerry Hall
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Gerry Hall

I have just recently discovered THE MIGHTY HAND OF GOD, and it is helping me endure the agony of dying to self like nothing else since I am very alone in it. I noticed that the THREE DAYS OF DARKNESS WAS mentioned which I am having trouble learning about and understanding. Can someone help me? Diana, I praise God for you and your ministry. I think for me, it truly is a life-saver.

Denny Cooper
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Denny Cooper

“For to live for Christ is to die…” I believe His bride is experiencing this death to self in ways that cause such discomfort that it grieves us toward Him. It creates a longing to see the fruit being borne through His wise and precise discipline. For me personally, many of these changes and challenges are intangible and mental – a readying of the mind in ways that seem like a war- a groaning struggle so deep within it behooves me to seek anyone but Him for comfort. Our Lord is seeking Holy thoughts and a heart so inclined towards… Read more »

Robert
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Robert

This is both encouraging and challenging. You are so right, we ask for refining and being emptied of self, but when it comes it never looks like we expect. The Lord knows the areas in us least surrendered to Him and reveals those areas through trials. When we (I) react poorly and cry out to Him and He says you prayed for this then we realize how far we still have to go. Again it is encouraging and changing to know how difficult it was for the Lord in His hour of trail before the cross. Lord give us strength… Read more »

Rod Durham
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Jesus has been giving me, some prophetic revelations, about how to develop, a, continuous, hot, first love, Bride and Bridegroom, type, relationship with Him, lately. God has also been giving me, some prophetic revelations, about why people, find it very difficult to be able to love Him very much. God tells me, that our problem loving Him, or His Son Jesus, with all of our hearts, fervently, is similar to what Eve, experienced in the Garden of Eden, with her temptation with Satan. If Satan can get us to believe in his lies, that choosing to love the creation, more… Read more »

Elijah
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Elijah

The mere thought of dying instantaneously triggers defensive mechanisms in the mind and body. It seems almost like dying and fear work as one impulse. We many times turn to the Bible and wise sayings to get good reasons why dying should be avoided. We have very awesome and great reasons to avoid dying. It is bitter, it is hard, it disturbs, it grieves, and doesn’t have any appearance of hope, love, happiness, joy and peace. BUT we find the Bible replete with references of the power and greatness of allowing a dying. God cannot lie, nor hide the truth… Read more »

David Lockett
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David Lockett

Great article, it so true we must truly die to self, again like u said do we know what we are asking plus have we convinced ourselves we did when we hadn’t truly yet die. I feel like I definitely going through this process so my prayer is to truly died that I may please ,thanks for great insight on this