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.”

 

 

 

 

“They Will Come Unto You!”

Just as I was falling asleep the evening of March 27th, 2018, I was jolted wide awake with a vision:

Masses of people were coming towards me from every direction, and I could actually feel them pressing in upon me.  Feeling totally overwhelmed, I said, “Lord, what am I to do with these?”  I immediately heard Him say,

“They Will Come Unto You!”

Just as I heard that, the vision changed to one of Jesus being surrounded by masses of people.  I watched as He lovingly reached out to them, and then I heard,

“Extend Your Hand!” Continue Reading >>>

The Real “Net” Work

 

Sunday, February 25th, the Lord gave me a vision of something He has shown several times, with more revelation given on each occasion.  I’ll share the entire vision from the beginning to the final parts shown that night, followed by an astounding revelation of what our God is doing, and the enemy’s plan against it:

I saw what looked like a computer circuit board, about the size of a small laptop.  As it hovered in front of me, an electrical current consisting of fire, blood, and light began flowing throughout the circuitry.

It began to enlarge, spreading out away from me, transforming into the appearance of a deep-sea fishing net.  The squares within the net were about 4” x 4” with knotted corners.  As the electrical current flowed within the net, whenever it hit a knotted corner, there was an explosion of light.  I then saw the net from a distance as it spread around the earth.

Once the net completely encircled the earth, the electrical current began flowing powerfully within it.  I watched as the net came “alive,” pulsating with energy and light as it began to rise into the atmosphere.

The net rose high above the darkness of the earth and then stopped.  Suddenly, it was let loose and fell to the earth, sinking deep into the ocean.  After a bit, it began to lift from the water.  As it lifted, I saw the net was full of fish.  End of Vision

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The Lion Goes Forth!

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The night of February 28th, 2018, I had the following vision/word while speaking with William Thompson.  William had just said he could feel the anger of God over the distraction of His people, and that many had set up Asherah poles, which were keeping them from coming to the temple of God.

Just as he was explaining what the Lord was showing, that Jesus was roaring as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah with fire issuing from His mouth, I saw the following vision:

The face of a huge lion appeared in front of me.  He opened his mouth and began ROARING LOUDLY.  He then turned and began to run.  With each angry roar, fire shot forth from his mouth like a river.

As the lion ran, I was right with him, although at first slightly behind.  After a few moments, I realized I was no longer behind Him, but we were running as one. We began running throughout all the earth.   With each roar, fire went forth to consume and purify all things.  As we ran, I kept hearing in my spirit, Continue Reading >>>

“War in the Heavens!”

Michael & Satan

I was praying in the early morning hours of February 17th, 2018, when all of a sudden, I heard the Holy Spirit boldly proclaim,

“War in the Heavens!”

“War, War, War!”

“There is War in the Heavens!”

Startled, I had no idea what the Lord wanted me to do with this information, or how He wanted me to respond.  As I grabbed a pen to write down what I’d heard, the Lord said, “Get up and pray!”

I immediately jumped to my feet and began praying in the Spirit.  This went on for over thirty minutes before I was released.  Although I don’t know specifically what that particular battle was over, I know it had to do with not conceding territory and standing our ground against the enemy. Continue Reading >>>

“All Hell Will Come Against You!”

Hell

The last two weeks of January, 2018, I’d been studying almost exclusively in the book of Ephesians.  Several times during this period, in the wee hours of the morning, I’d awakened to hear the Lord say,

“Rise up and sit with Me, My Beloved!”

Every time I heard this, my heart filled with excitement and anticipation at the thought of taking my seat in Christ at the right hand of the Father!  As Ephesians chapters 1 & 2 (along with other verses) make clear, Jesus has been given all power and authority and now sits at the right hand of the Father.  He is far above every principality, power, might, and dominion, and every name that is named.

And the Father has made us alive together with Christ, and raised us up to sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus (Eph. 2:4-6).  Jesus said He has given His power and authority to the Church.  But the Church has yet to take that seat in the heavenly realm, and has failed to exercise the very power and authority given Her.

On January 31st, after again hearing the Lord tell me to rise and sit with Him, I began praying and enquiring about the various trials and spiritual battles of late that I and other brothers and sisters are experiencing.  The intensity has been at a level I’ve never experienced, and I knew I wasn’t walking fully in the power and authority given by Jesus.  As I cried before Him, suddenly the Lord said loudly,

“ALL HELL WILL COME AGAINST YOU!”

This was said with such urgency, it shook me to my core.  Continue Reading >>>

“Will You Make the Cut?” (Part 2)

Bride (The Cut)

In the post entitled, ‘Will You Make the Cut?,’ I shared the Lord had called me aside to spend time alone with Him, and how during this two week period, I found myself in a battle like nothing I’d ever experienced.  I recommend reading the original post before proceeding.

I ended up succumbing to my flesh and returning home before being released of God to do so.  The next morning I awakened to hear the Lord say:

“Will You Make the Cut?”

In December, 2017, I was shown the Lord is raising a wall of partition (see The Dividing Line) in His Temple – the Body of Christ.  This dividing line will separate and make manifest the remnant of God, and the very Bride of Christ will be brought forth!

As soon as the Lord asked me this question, He immediately began to show the various ploys and tactics the enemy will use against the Body of Christ as the Dividing Line is drawn and the Bride separated for her final cleansing and purification.  God also revealed the reason for Satan’s fear of this division or “Cut” as the Lord called it. Continue Reading >>>

“Will You Make the Cut?”

Desert

I was horrified at the thought of being outside the will of God!  The disconnection I felt in communion with the Holy Spirit was paralyzing, as fear and confusion came over me.

The Lord had called me aside to spend time alone with Him.  I’d driven several hours to get to the location, had pretty much cut myself off from the outside world, and had been there almost two weeks when the desire to leave overcame me.

Several things were pulling upon me, but the most profound was an overwhelming sense of isolation and loneliness.  In the course of the two week period, my flesh became increasingly uncomfortable, as the battle raged within.

This battle was like nothing I’ve ever experienced!  The Lord had called me to separate myself unto Him, to sit in His presence and commune with Him, but my flesh was screaming otherwise.  It was demanding attention, wanting to be entertained, coddled, anything but sit in the presence of God!

On January 5th, the morning after my return, I awakened to hear the following words: Continue Reading >>>

The Dividing Line

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On December 12, 2017, I was given a word regarding ‘The Division’ coming within the Church.  I was shown this division has already begun and is soon to explode.  I was told,

“A man’s enemies will be they of his own household.”

“They will think they are doing God a favor when they cast you out or kill you.”

“Do not be surprised by the fiery trial which is to try you!”                   

The morning of December 29th, I’d been in prayer and was sitting quietly before Him, when I began to see the faces of various pastors I’d known throughout the years.  Suddenly, the Lord said:

“Everything not of Me will fall.  Their idols will be swept away!”

As I watched, a line the Lord has been showing me for months was drawn down the middle of the Church separating it into two groups. Continue Reading >>>