Bride/Bridegroom

“You Are Precious in My Sight!”

The Lord has shown that many in the Body of Christ are in the midst of “death throes.”  I pray what I’m about to share might encourage some going through a time of deep emptiness and sorrow.

As discussed in the last two posts, Jesus is beckoning His Bride to “Come to The Garden” for intimate communion with Him and the Father.  The Lord told me, “My people will go to the Garden by way of the Cross.  The path that leads to the Inner Sanctuary first goes through Gethsemane!”

To commune with Jesus, His Bride must drink from His cup!  As entrance to The Garden, that Most Holy of Holies, is obtained through death, the Bride enters as a dead woman, her life poured out as a drink offering before Him.

Although this will look different for each of us, the general process is the same.  The following is something I experienced recently that shook me to my core:

During the first part of November, 2018, I was staggered as the full impact of what God was asking of the Bride settled into my spirit.   One night, my whole being began to shake and convulse as I felt I was nowhere near the mark to receive the prize of the high calling of God.

The fear of the Lord came over me as I was given a glimpse of my current state.  A feeling of incredible weakness overwhelmed me, to the point it was even difficult to breath.  I verbally acknowledged to God that I knew I had nothing to offer Him.  As I spoke these words, I felt a deep emptiness within.

With nothing left, my strength far spent, I fell to my knees and began to weep.  Sorrow filled my heart as I thought about how disappointed God must be with me.  Could it be that, after all the years I’d been serving Him, I might end up a cast away?  I prayed with many tears before I went to bed the night of November 13th.

Sometime during the night, I began hearing a “conversation” going on in the Spirit.  Over and over I heard the Father saying to Jesus,

“I have given her to You.  She is a Treasure.  She is Your Inheritance, and She is Precious in My Sight!”

About half way through the night the conversation changed, and the Lord began speaking directly to me, saying:

“You are a Treasure to Me!  You are My Inheritance!  You are Precious in My Sight!”

I awoke the next morning in a state of peace, joy, and a feeling of lightness.  It was as if every burden in the world had been lifted from my shoulders.

The Lord immediately began to show me that, as the idols and high places in our lives are brought down during the purification process, there’s a transition period which takes place.  As tentacles attaching us to this world are severed, we eventually find ourselves stripped naked and bare before Him.  What God showed me that night was my true state – without Him

We can do absolutely NOTHING of our own selves.  We are useless and dead without our God.

Saints, this is exactly the place God wants each of us to come to! For it’s not until we come to the end of ourselves, dead to our flesh and everything this world has to offer, that we can finally be useful to Him.  The Word says,

 “Precious in the eyes of the LORD is the death of His Saints!”

The Lord has shown it’s only when His Bride enters into His presence empty that she may be filled.  Only then may she be resurrected from that place of death, filled with His Glory, and seated together with Him in heavenly places.

Those of you experiencing such times as noted above, please be encouraged.  It’s part of the process – the death throes.  Although dying to the flesh is a painful process, the Lord wants you to know, when you are at your weakest point:

“You are a Treasure to Me!”

“You are My Inheritance!”

“You are Precious in My Sight!”

Personal Note:

God has kept me in a place of silence for a time to hear from Him more clearly.  I want to share the following because it’s very much related to the above message.

The Lord continues to impress upon me how critical a time this is for the Saints.  Forces are being gathered and prepared – on both sides – for the greatest battle of all times.

The Lord’s grieved by all the clamor in the camps of those claiming to be His.  Instead of fastening our eyes upon God, our attention is focused upon the plans of the enemy and all he has going on – whether it be on the world scene, our families, or our own flesh!  THIS MUST CEASE!

Saints, how are you preparing your heart for the days ahead?  It’s time to enter your closet in prayer and fasting before God, because Jesus warned certain higher-level devils cannot be cast out without such.  Our battle will not be against flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and spiritual forces in the heavenly realms.  Are you ready?

Jesus defeated the devil because He was able to say, “He has nothing in Me.” One morning a few weeks ago, the Lord asked me,

“Can you say, “He has nothing in me”?

This is very heavy on my heart, so God willing, more will be shared in an upcoming post.

Please take all presented here before the Lord in prayer for confirmation and interpretation as to how this may apply to you personally.

Scripture References:

2 Corinthians 12:9-10, “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake.  For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

Psalms 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints.”

1 Corinthians 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.”

Philippians 3:14, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Jesus Christ.”

Deuteronomy 32:8-9, “…For the LORD’s portion is His people…”

Ephesians 1:18, “…that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe.”

Ephesians 6:12, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

31 replies »

  1. Wow, I can relate to your messages above and thank you for them. Have been wondering what’s going on with me, feeling distant, struggling, dry. Have been a Christian for over 30 years but not where I should be. Seems to be a time of self-examination, where are we in the faith and in purity? God help us.

    • Willa,
      I think some of us have to wander in the wilderness longer than others, right? That seems to have been the case for me anyway. But, yes, definitely a time of self-examination! Let’s pray for the veil to be removed from our eyes, to bring everything before the alter in submission to Him!
      God bless you!

  2. Hi Sister Diana, this is still Hannah (BelovedHannah). I also wanted to say your posts are very encouraging. I love seeing this side of intimacy with Christ. These mainstream churches speak of a surface intimacy that’s boring and old. But, what you speak of is true intimacy. I simply love it.

  3. Hi Sister Diana,
    God bless you! I pray you are doing well and it’s nice to see you post again! You are truly precious is His sight and in mine, too. May you continue to walk this straight and narrow path into His glory! See you in Heaven one day!
    Love,
    Hannah

    • Hannah,
      It’s so good to hear from you! I pray all is well with you and your family. You mentioned “true intimacy.” This is why I’ve been a little quiet recently, as the Lord’s called me to be quiet before Him. There is much to be said on this soon… God bless you, Hannah!

  4. Dear Diana,

    I read over this a few times and there are about 10 points in it that were already given to me. What a confirmation! Thank you so much for posting this. Even though it can be a difficult journey, I always think of the quote: “You will never reach your goal if you never set one.”

    If our goal is to be that emptied-out bride of Jesus, we will do what it takes to achieve it.

    • NAnn,
      I agree, if our heart’s desire is to be emptied out before Him, we will submit our will and do whatever it takes! God bless you, NAnn!

    • Emptied-out!
      That’s the only sure means of gaining access into the deep waters of the Holy Ghost!
      The Spirit of the Lord has been moving strongly this week and so relentlessly determined to usher in the mighty life force of the Father into the heart of the Bride.
      This calls us all to a life of absolute surrender to the Spirit.
      God is positioning His people for such unprecedented impartation!
      Glory to God for His glorious Presence!
      🙏🏼

  5. Dearest Diana,
    I have prayed the very thorough prayer written by Julie Whedbee, but I have a question about it: Is it scriptural to break and smash spirits? I felt uneasy in doing this, so if you would kindly give scriptural back up for it, I would appreciate it very much.
    Thank you for caring for the body of Christ and providing so much that blesses and edifies us.
    Praising God for you and your ministry🌟,
    Michele

    • Michele,

      As scripture makes clear, God will defeat and destroy our enemies. And it’s Him who gives us strength for the battle and humbles our enemies before us (Psalm 18:39). The battle is real, and yes, God will soon crush (smash) Satan under our feet (Romans 16:20). As we know, Jesus gave His Saints the authority to overcome ALL the power of the enemy. I’m reminded of 2 Cor. 10:5-6, and especially verse 6 which says, “… and being ready to PUNISH all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.”

      The Lord is the ONE who crushes, or smashes, our enemies, but He oftentimes uses His anointed Ones as tools in His hand to do it! Notice Julie says, “I bind, smash, and send back to the Lord for judgment.” This is scriptural when you look at what Jesus has given the Saints power and authority to do.
      Blessings, dear Sister!

  6. Diana Pulliam, it’s me your friend Arun Williams. You were one my best spiritual friends and I’ve never forgotten you. I pray daily for you that Almighty God use you abundantly, with his hand upon you..yes you are one of the powerful weapons of God.

  7. Dear Diana,

    Watchman Nee in his book “The Spiritual Man” wrote something that I think ties in with your message. He stated that an obedient will is not the same as a harmonious one, … that nonresistance does not necessarily mean self-will has been conquered. In other words, obeying but still wanting what WE want falls short of the perfect will of God being done.

    I want to share a short allegory I was recently given that I hope will encourage those who are going through their time of final death-blows to the rule of “self-will”.

    “Liable” bewailed herself. She knew about the blood of Jesus, she knew about the cross and had by faith applied them to her life. “Why? Why?” she cried, “is my name not changed?”

    She stood at attention saluting her commander in chief, but when He said: “At ease!”, she was unable to be at ease due to a snake being embedded in the nape of her neck.

    “Jesus! Jesus!” she cried. “Let your name do the work: “Rescue me!”

    A ball of fire came from the heavens and spoke to her: I come from the third heaven – rest can only come when you are consumed by me. It is then that your form can be changed and it is then that you will be “Liable” no more. Open your mouth wide for your mouth is the entrance of my fire. I will consume you daughter of Zion. The serpent shall have no place in you and you shall be “Glory”! You shall minister by fire purifying everything you touch here on in. Yay, it is the time for the Seraphims of beauty, glory and honor to come forth!”

    The etymology of “nape” is “back of the neck”. (the neck represents the will) The c. 1300 origin of nape is “a goblet” (a large drinking cup for wine.) Indeed, it takes the cup of suffering to bring us to the place of our will being conquered.

    Before the time I received this allegory, I heard “Shielded! Shielded! Shielded!” in the middle of the night and a vision came of me having three shields that were like skin-tight garments covering me. The Spirit of God led me to read in Genesis 15 about the vision given to Abraham of the smoking furnace and burning lamp God telling him: “Fear not, Abram, I am your SHIELD and exceeding great reward.” Truly, we are shielded as we go through our fiery furnaces and our own “horror of great darkness” in order to become the ones that the world and we ourselves are waiting for … burning lamps filled with oil, even the perfected bride of Christ. The vision of the fiery furnace and burning lamp was given to Abraham as an answer to his question: “How shall I know that I shall inherit it?” It (the land) symbolically is “the fullness of life in the spirit” and there’s no other way than through tribulations for us to see how black we are in our flesh… how unable we are to do anything but but by His Spirit and His grace.

    How I love the word you’ve shared with us Diana with you as a representation of all who are chosen seen as a precious treasure even when the flesh is at its darkest. It isn’t until we see and cry out: “What a wretched man I am! WHO shall deliver me?” just like Paul and “Liable” did in my allegory, that our body can be delivered from death, eh?

    With a heart of deep gratitude, I thank you for being so open and transparent… for being a faithful witness and for bringing confirmation to us of the like experience of Gethsemane.

    May God bless you precious daughter of glory.
    😘❤️Michele

    • Michele,
      Thank you so much for sharing this encouraging allegory and word the Lord gave you. I know you to be well acquainted with the cup of suffering, my dear sister!
      Love you dearly, Michele!

  8. Responding Renu and Elijah:
    God is such a good God that He takes us through this at a pace we can handle, taking us to the next step in the journey when we are ready. At times it seems like we are at the end of our strength, but that is when He steps in and gives us His strength. I have learned to embrace what Paul say in 2 Corinthians 12: 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

    When I come to the end of myself that is where I find Him. I have learned not to wait until I come to the end of my strength to embrace His strength because He has taught me that my strength is not enough on this path He has us on. The sooner I recognize and confess I am not strong enough in my strength the sooner He steps in to makes me strong in His.

    • I totally agree with you brother Robert!
      This is the dying – to know our weaknesses and wretchedness without Jesus Christ.
      We must continue to surrender and pray to be clothed in the newness of Christ.
      I am happy you are growing in this!
      Let’s keep praying for one another and I know Jesus does care!

  9. Thank you for this post, Diana, I am really in that state now, to the point that I was asking GOD, what I was doing wrong, I think I have been focusing on the issues not Him, even in my prayers. I will take this to the LORD as suggested. Ayoola

    • Ayoola,
      Yes, it’s extremely hard to not allow our eyes to be diverted towards the storm swirling around us. The next post will be addressing how the enemy works, along with Jesus’ admonishment on what to do about it!
      God bless!

  10. The dying part catches my attention!
    Surrendering absolutely everything: our lives, our health, our hopes and dreams and aspirations, our rights and privileges, our only breath!
    How humbling.

    God has been revealing how much power can be unleashed when we surrender everything and include Him in everything day by day.
    Yes,we can get into the Inner Sanctuary and live there.
    The way has been shown!
    The invitation is spread across the land and sea.

    The more we die, the more we are called to continue dying.
    God knows that dying is hard and frustrating.
    And so He gives us grace to grow through leaps and bounds.
    The Bible clearly states that it will not be an easy, comfortable, enjoyable experience.

    I thought they would be a substitute but I keep hearing the same answer from the Bible.
    Sometimes it feels very frustrating and annoying to have to quiet down and wait and be delayed and disappointed.
    But God never reduces His standards of discipleship and sonship.
    I have been praying for grace and mercy to endure it all and continue the journey with all joy and happiness.
    I encourage us all to accept the truth of the Cross, pick up the Cross, take the journey, accept the shame, allow time and time to pass, receive the pains.
    There truly is glory ahead of us!

    Give us grace Lord Jesus Christ!

  11. So very true dear sister. I am in the ” death throes “,..Lord have mercy..I feel I can’t go on.. .my son Jacob and I are struggling badly..the attacks are viscious…coming from all directions..
    Pls keep us in prayer sister..

    • Hi Brother Renu,
      I give praise to God for counting you and Jacob worthy to suffer for His Eternal Kingdom.
      Sister Diana’s message strengthens my heart in my circumstances.
      The devil will spare no darts when he sees the glorious future of the people of God.
      I will promise you my prayers and I want you to press in the more.
      You are close to the end of this struggles as we know that our Savior is always faithful.
      He has brought you this far and I am convinced that there is glory and victory just a step ahead of you.
      Be strong my brother.
      Receive the joy of the Lord!
      Be energized in your inner man.
      May God visit you.
      Shalom and blessings to you and Jacob.
      Elijah

  12. Diana, I appreciate you so much. You are absolutely right. What the Lord has been doing in you is so necessary for all. And we need to get there fast. God bless.

    • Amen, Alison! Time is of the essence. The attacks against the Saints will be like nothing we can imagine, we haven’t seen anything yet! But what’s so comforting is that as long as we DWELL in the Secret Place of the Most High – we will be perfectly safe, and Psalms 91 will apply to us. So many “christians” quote Psalm 91 without even noticing the three main contingencies listed…

  13. Diana:

    The Lord has had me on a path very much as you describe. Sunday, 2/17/2018, I listened to a sermon given by David Sliker at IHOPKC – The Glory of Fascination and Friendship with Jesus, Part 2. The sermon spoke to me where I am at in challenging me to now levels of dying to self. It touched me to the point of bringing tears to my eyes at various times during his sermon. Afterwards I prayed and heard this from the Lord.

    “I love you with an everlasting love. Pick up your cross and follow me. This is an invitation into something special. A calling beyond measure. A life beyond counting the cost. A life of complete and absolute surrender to Me. A laying down of your life, never to pick it up again.”

    (Since this was an invitation, I responded with)
    I say yes to your invitation Lord. I surrender to you. I give my life, all of it, holding nothing back. You are my reward, I need nothing more. My life is no longer my own!

    • Robert,
      Thank you for sharing this awesome message from the Lord to you. Your response summed it up: He is our reward, we need nothing more. Our life is no longer our own.

      God bless you, Robert!

    • This is awesome and amazing!
      Wonderful visitation from God!
      I see you getting on the wings of the eagles as you get this journey of the Cross fully started.
      It’s not going to be easy!
      But it’s going to be worth it!
      You have made the greatest decision!
      Proud of you my brother!
      Shalom brother Robert!

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