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Rapture Ready?

RAPTURE - NIGHT

RAPTURE READY?

Before falling asleep last night, the last thing I said to the Lord was, “Show me the future, Lord.” I always pray in Jesus’s name, most holy and most precious.

I had just finished praying and I thanked the Lord for speaking to me in visions and dreams, but that I missed hearing His voice. The Lord has sent His angelic messengers to speak to me on several occasions, but I haven’t heard the audible voice of the Lord since 1996, when He gave me necessary instruction at a very trying time in my life.

About three weeks ago, as I was praying, I saw an open vision before my eyes. I saw a dear friend, an elderly saint in her 80s, fall down. I immediately called to warn her to be careful and I prayed for her.

I prayed through the week for my elderly friend, asking God to keep her on her feet and protect her. Nevertheless, she suffered a severe fall and broke her hip five days after I called her.

She received a hip replacement and is recovering well and rapidly for her age, confirmed by her surgeon.

God sent the warning, I warned her to be careful and I prayed. I won’t begin to try to explain why my friend fell anyway, but the Lord is bringing her through it better than expected.

The Lord is obviously selective about when, how and for what reasons He decides to communicate directly with us.

The Lord answered my prayer of last night through a dream I received just before waking this morning.

He put the wedding ring on her finger

I dreamed that many people were preparing for an elaborate wedding ceremony. I saw a lot of people, as I walked around. There were children and adults in attendance; then suddenly, the bride disappeared and she was nowhere to be found. People assumed she was dead, but her body was not found.

The Lord answered my prayer precisely, showing me prophetically what will happen very soon.

The message within the dream was quite clear. The Lord demonstrated that He is coming quickly for His “bride,” and it is time to be ready.

The Word of God tells us concerning the church:

“Husbands love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for it, that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife, loves himself, for no man ever yet hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, even as the Lord the church; for we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. For this cause, shall a man leave his father and mother and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church” Ephesians 5:25-32.

Isaiah prophesied about God’s relationship with His people:

“I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God, for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels” Isaiah 61:10.

“For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall Your sons marry You; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you” Isaiah 62:5.

God told Jeremiah to speak to His people and He made the same comparison:

“Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number” Jeremiah 2:32.

Jesus said,

“Then shall the Kingdom of Heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegroom…and at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom comes; you go out to meet him” Matthew 25:1, 6.

The Lord is telling us through the fulfillment of prophecies, signs, wonders, the sea and waves roaring, earthquakes, pestilence, famine, raging fires…that the Bridegroom is coming!

It is almost midnight, friends. Are you ready to go?

“For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Therefore, comfort one another with these words” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18.

“The Spirit and the bride say, Come; and let him that hears say, Come; and let him that is athirst come, and whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely” Revelation 22:17.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.


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“I Sought Him Whom My Soul Loveth” Song of Solomon 3:1

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Are you searching for God today? We are living in such time as the prophets and Jesus Christ spoke of, a time of decision (Joel 3:14), with distress of nations (Luke 21:25), in perilous times (2 Timothy 3), and it is a defining time for the people of God.

Now is the time to settle in our hearts just how much we love the Lord God, our Creator, and whether we are willing to lay our very lives down on the fact that He is our Savior. Many are dying throughout the Middle East, and some other nations, simply because they lay hold to their faith that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.

I am ashamed to admit that there was a time when I told the Lord I wasn’t sure I could die for Him, if it came to that, but I prayed that He would place that much love and commitment inside of me, that He would give me the great love that I need to have for Him. God answered that prayer.

Jesus said,

“He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me” Matthew 10:37.

This was always a very hard saying for me, especially since I have always loved my son more than myself, more than my own life. Albeit, I prayed for a “heart after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14) and the love I needed for the Lord.

God promises to take care of all the rest, as we put Him first in our lives.

The Word of God tells us,

“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33.

In other words, we don’t have to worry about anything we place second to Christ, because He will take care of all the rest! It is His promise to us; He is so wonderful!

The Apostle Paul wrote,

“I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” Romans 12:1.

In return, our Lord and Savior has promised us eternal life,

“Whosoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?” John 11:26.

Not many people realize it, but the Song of Solomon is a letter from God to the Jews and a letter from Christ to His bride. As I wrote the Song of Solomon during my study of the precious book, the Holy Spirit revealed to me that Christ was speaking to me, to the bride of Christ, through these writings in the Song of Solomon. I later discovered that Jewish rabbis have understood throughout the ages that God is speaking to His elect through the Song of Solomon.

The Song of Solomon contains scriptures which have plural interpretations. Plural interpretations are accepted by Bible theologians and they are significant in the laws of interpretation of God’s Word (hermeneutics). Just as the Jewish feasts are relevant to the Jews and their history, the feasts also have very significant meaning concerning: the sinless Lamb of God, who is Jesus Christ – John 1:29 (Passover); living a sanctified life – Hebrews 13:12 (Unleavened Bread); Christ’s resurrection – John 11:25 and 1 Corinthians 15:20 (Firstfruits); the outpouring of the Holy Ghost – Acts 2 (Pentecost); the resurrection of the dead and catching up of the saints – 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (Feast of Trumpets); Christ’s sacrificial blood offered on the altar for the remission of our sins (Day of Atonement); and the final reign of Christ on earth with His saints – Revelation 20:4-6 (Feast of Tabernacles). These are all examples of plural definitions of the scriptures, the Old Testament being a type and shadow of the New Testament.

The Song of Solomon speaks of the bride of Christ, who is looking for her bridegroom during the last days, but she cannot find Him (Song of Solomon 3:1). Notice that when she meets up with the “watchmen” (Song of Solomon 3:3), shortly after that, she finds her love and she will not let Him go (Song of Solomon 3:4). 

As children of God, are we not looking for Christ’s return? Nevertheless, many are tired of the wait and some have fallen asleep, but notice that when the “Shulamite bride” hears from the “watchmen,” those proclaiming the prophecies of Christ’s return, she, the bride of Christ, finds Him and “she will not let Him go.”

Have you long awaited the return of Christ? Have you grown weary in this life looking for God, but not finding Him, possibly falling asleep spiritually?

It is imperative to remember the parable of the 10 virgins (Matthew 25), which fits right into the theme of the Song of Solomon. We are being told in this love story that the “bride of Christ” needs to listen to the “watchmen,” and prepare for the Lord’s return by faith, understanding the signs of the times, as did the sons of Issachar.

If you are searching for Him, you will not find God in the last days, if you do not listen to His watchmen. God has prepared “watchmen” for the last days, whose loins are girt about (prepared) “with Truth” (Ephesians 6:15). It is imperative that God’s people not listen to those whose words do not line up entirely with God’s Holy Word. Jesus warned not once, not twice, but three times in Matthew 24 to beware of false teachers, false Christs and false prophets. Listen to the true “watchmen,” who rightly divide the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15), understanding it by having studied it thoroughly with prayer and fasting, comparing scripture with scripture, “precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line,  here a little, and there a little, (Isaiah 28:10),” while looking to God for the interpretation. As you hear a man of God preach, or teach, open the Word of God and make certain that what he is saying lines up with God’s Holy Word. It is also imperative to study the Word daily and know it thoroughly for yourself. 

As you listen to the truth, and tithe your time to prayer and the reading of God’s Holy Word yourself, you will find the “Bridegroom” and you will “not let Him go” (Song of Solomon 3:4).

Jesus said,

“Watch therefore and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass (tribulation), and to stand before the Son of man” Luke 21:36.

In summary, if we love the Lord with our whole heart, if we watch and pray always and listen to the anointed “watchmen,” we will find our “Bridegroom” and “not let Him go.”

God bless you.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining will surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.

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