This is a prophecy I wrote down
in 1984 . At our
wedding, in 1988, I had this prophecy read aloud...to believers...to
unbelievers...even to the religious.
In scripture an allegory is
presented concerning our relationship of Christ: He is our
bridegroom and we are His bride. An allegory is something that God gives us,
relating to our natural surroundings.
concerning intimate relationship, we are most intimate with Jesus when we are most
subjected to Him. We are most like His bride when we desire Him more then anything in
tell you: in the day of the Lord I am not coming back for just a church--I am coming back
for a bride--a bride that is ready. As of now I have no bride to come back to, but I
am preparing one. Right now I have a church, but there is a day when I shall have a bride. (The
church in this context is defined as all
born again believers, whereas the bride is define as those who are mature in Christ, living beyond
the veil--in the inner courts of God's tabernacle)
church is now becoming My bride as she draws closer to Me in an intimacy that she has
never known. Many shall fall away for fear of this type of intimacy. Some will be repulsed
by it, but many shall be added daily to her number.
church is much like the children of Israel as they wandered in the wilderness, for after I
revealed Myself and spoke to them, their response was fear, and they chose law and
sacrifice over an intimate relationship--a relationship where they could converse with God. (Exodus 20:18-22)
Today's church is the same, for when I shall reveal Myself to them
in a different way--not to scare--but that they may draw close to Me. Many shall run from My presence because they are
unsure of Me, or they are scared of Me, or they are in religious pride. Because of this, not only will they miss out on this mighty moving of My
Spirit, but some shall remain outside of My presence for eternity.
many shall run to My presence with joy and gladness, coming as children, having put behind
them human knowledge and instead approaching me in a childlike trust. Many that say they know Me at that time, when I
am revealed to them, will not recognize Me. The simple ones who do not know Me
come and know Me then. Many that now truly know Me shall come into a fuller knowledge of
Me, enjoying the fullness of My presence.
bride shall be a faithful one, for I am a jealous God and I will share her with no one.
She is always on My mind and takes many of My thoughts, and she loves Me mutually with
thoughts, taking pleasure with being with Me. She is now responding to My
courting which I have been wooing her with, and soon her romance with Me shall be intense.
For as Enoch walked with Me in an
intimate relationship, I was pleased with My bride (Enoch) and I took him up with Me. In the day of the Lord I shall be pleased with My bride and I
will take her with Me, rapturing (Greek: caught up) her in My presence. There shall be awaiting
her a feast of celebration concerning our covenant together for all eternity.
and be glad for the day approaches and draws near when I will require My church to
transform into a bride. Those who resist shall not remain, for I have not only called them
to be mighty soldiers with authority and faith who overcome in battle, but I have also called them to be an affectionate bride.
As she worships Me
with kisses, so will I respond to her. For I am not cold, but I am a passionate lover
whose love I have reserved only for My true bride. My response to her love shall be My
presence, and life will I give her. She will enjoy Me as I have also enjoyed her.
shall miss it because they are looking for a church and they have refused the bride. But I
do not weep for them, for the ones who are willing are My delight. By them My heart is
moved and rejoices and at times breaks with the pleasure that I take with their desire to
be with Me. I will reveal Myself to them and their response shall be one of acceptance and
longing. For they shall yearn for those
intimate moments that we share together. They will even
go to extremes to what they will do to bring Me pleasure and delight. As the jester in the
king's court goes to extremes to amuse and delight the king.
bride shall be a mighty church but with a love to give only found in her lover. She will
also be found in reverence, in respect of her groom, standing in awe of Me, crying and
weeping and kissing My feet in worship as Mary did in all humility. But she will not stay
there, for after she bows in My majesty, she will stand up and come boldly to Me without
fear and she will express her love to me with kisses to the lips, which are as sweet as
wine to me. For that is part of worship (Greek: to kiss towards). As she draws close to Me, I will
draw close to her.
bride shall come into the bridal suite with Me in the last days before I take her, and she
will come to me and consummate our union together. For my word says, where a man and wife,
or prostitute and man are joined together on the marriage bed or bed of defilement, they
shall be made one, and I shall be made one with My bride. For the honeymoon was not man's invention, but its origin was in the
spirit, and it shall come to pass, thus says the Lord.
|Real unity comes through really knowing Jesus in an intense
relationship--and that knowing comes through a desire
to minister to Him BEFORE we want ministry, or BEFORE we minister to others. Knowing Him comes through longing to understand Him in His scriptures--that
testify of Him. Both ministering to Jesus and studying the scriptures comprise knowing Him
in spirit and in truth. Your lifestyle should be consumed with both.
John Robert Lucas, author of Temple Builders: The High