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The Holy Ghost, and Speaking In Tongues...
Speaking in Tongues (The Heavenly Language) is Spiritual, and will edify (edifieth) you 1 Corinthians 14:4and can help one understand, and usher forth the testimony of Jesus Christ 1 Corinthians 1:5-7 The Spirit of Prophecy Revelation 19:10 Prophecy, Prophesy, Prophesieth edify (edifieth) the church 1 Corinthians 14:4
1 Corinthians 14:4
He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Revelation 19:10
The very measure of God, and his (divine power 2 Peter 1:3) in a believers life is dependent on how much of his life is ordered by the Holy Ghost. 1 Corinthians 2:13, Romans 15:13
He will shew you things to come...
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6
He that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God…
1 Corinthians 14:1-2
Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God. for no man understandeth him, howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
Forbid not to speak with tongues…
1 Corinthians 1:7
(So that ye come behind in no gift) waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:31
(But covet earnestly the best gifts) and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
1 Corinthians 14:12
Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are (zealous of spiritual gifts) seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.
(Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above) and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Lamp Lit with (KING JESUS CHRIST) and Filled With Oil (As with the Holy Ghost)
Pray, and ask Father God to give you the Holy Ghost Luke 11:13
I do personally Speak in Tongues, andI do encourage (recommend) One pray, and speak in the Heavenly language, speak with the tongues of men and of angels 1 Corinthians 13:1
The Holy Ghost teacheth
1 Corinthians 2:13
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which (the Holy Ghost teacheth) comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
PRAYING IN TONGUES WILL HELP YOUR SPIRITUAL MATURITY
First of all, if we really believed what Jude verse 20 says about praying in the Holy Ghost, we would never have another problem praying.
Jude 1:20 says,
But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,
There is one thing all of us can agree on and it is the need to understand more about faith.
If we are going to understand the role praying in tongues plays in our personal lives and in our faith, we need to go to His Word. And what better place than the book of 1 Corinthians where Paul is teaching on understanding spiritual gifts.
In meditating many hours on the 12th, 13th and 14th chapters of First Corinthians, this is the conclusion,there are nine gifts of the Spirit, and these nine gifts not only qualify but they supply the power for eight complete operations of God.
These eight operations are not only what the Body of Christ consists of, but they usher the Power of God, and his divine kingdom. If you are born again, you are called to fulfill one or more of these eight operations.
Let's begin by briefly listing the nine gifts of the Spirit that we are most familiar with, because a certain blend of these nine gifts, operating in an office such as the apostle or prophet, constitutes what kind of office it is.
For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit,
To another faith by the same Spirit, to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit,
To another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another divers kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues1 Corinthians 12:8-10
The eight operations that these nine gifts qualify are listed in divine order beginning in the 27th verse of 1 Corinthians 12
1 Corinthians 12:27-28
Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
Now study this very carefully. Notice in the 28th verse that the government of God begins with the office of the apostle, the first operation, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, miracles,and ends up with divers tongues, THE EIGTH OPERATION OF GOD.
Then, in the 13th chapter, verse 1, it reverses the order and begins with divers tongues, the eigth operation, and builds all the way back up to the mountain moving faith ushered in the People of God, affecting every operation.
1 Corinthians 13:1-2
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,and have not charity(love)I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.And though I have the gift of prophecy,and understand all mysteries,and all knowledge,and though I have all faith,so that I could remove mountains,and have not charity(love)I am nothing.
Because the subject of love (agape) is so dominant in this 13th chapter, it is easy to miss the step by step progression, beginning with tongues, that will eventually build you up through five levels of spiritual maturity and deliver you to agape.
Most believers have heard many wonderful messages on love out of 1 Corinthians 13, As much as each of us wants to walk in the agape love of God (the self denying kind that always has the other persons best interests at heart)
Some might preach the second part of this chapter on agape but they need to remember to share that, in order to conform to the second part, you have to do the first part!
The first part begins with tongues of men and angels.
Though I speak with tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass,or a tinkling cymbal.
What it is saying is that, even though I am baptized in the Holy Spirit and have the ability to speak with tongues, it will do me no good unless I begin to employ that gift to pray with and to build myself up on my most holy faith in the Love of God.
Jude 20, and 21 says by praying in the Holy Ghost and keeping myself in the love of God.
There are multitudes of churches, and people that can attempt to usher the Holy Spirit,and speak with tongues, yet many are full of strife, and unforgiveness. One must walk in the spirit Galatians 5:25 ushering the fruit of the spirit Galatians 5:22-26
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
It is wise to pray, and forgive everyone!
Also ask Jesus Christ to change your heart, and fill you with his Love.
Jesus Christ, and his Love is a solid rock foundation, to build a supernatural super structure when praying in heavenly tongues!
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you, and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
One of the gifts the Holy Spirit uses to change us is ushering the Heavenly language of tongues.
According to the Word, it is impossible to pray in tongues and not undergo change.
1 Corinthians 14:4 says, He that speaketh (prayeth) in an unknown tongue edifieth HIMSELF, but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
Apostle Paul, said in verse 18, I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all.
Yet in church, he would never abuse or misuse this gift that God had given him because he said in 1 Corinthians 14:19
Yet in church I had rather speak five words with my understanding,
that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
Yet outside of the church, he had to have spent tremendous amounts of time in personal prayer, praying in tongues, in order to make a statement like the one contained in the 18th verse, I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all.
So, lets talk about the six distinct levels of spiritual maturity listed in this 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians that the Holy Spirit will work in the life of any believer who will spend time praying in the Powerful Holy Ghost.
Level Number One
When we received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and began to speak with tongues, it automatically qualified us for the first level of spiritual maturity, the unlimited access to tongues.
Level Number Two
From that point on, the use of those tongues will produce in us the second level of maturity, The use of the gift of prophecy.
Level Number Three
Praying in tongues will produce in us the understanding of DIVINE SECRETS or MYSTERIES.
Level Number Four
Praying in tongues will produce in us the understanding and accumulation of KNOWLEDGE.
Level Number Five
Praying in tongues will help produce in us the capacity for MOUNTAIN MOVING FAITH.
Level Number Six
Praying in tongues will help produce in us the capacity for AGAPE Love/Giving, Sharing the Gospel in Love.
Level Number 7
Almighty God has no Limits! All Things are possible with God, and a Deeper walk (Personal Relationship) with God is what one must Diligently Delight in ushering! Galatians 5:25 walking in the spirit.
Now, briefly, lets go back to the second level of maturity, which is the gift of prophecy, and see how the Holy Spirit graduates us from level to level by praying in tongues.
Paul was exhorting the Corinthian church in the 14th chapter of 1 Corinthians that, as individuals, they should seek to excel to a place concerning the operation of spiritual gifts where the whole church would receive edifying.
This is why he said in the 5th verse.I would that ye all spake with tongues,but rather that you prophesied,
For greater is he that prophesieth than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying.
What he was saying is, when a person receives the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and speaks with tongues, it automatically qualifies him to be able to pray for the gift of interpretation of tongues.
Speaking in Tongues (The Heavenly Language) is Miraculous, and can help one understand the testimony of Jesus Christ as shared in the scriptures 1 Corinthians 1:5-7 and Revelation 19:10 the Spirit of Prophecy
The Gift of Prophecy as shared in 1 Corinthians 13:2
This brings us to the third level of spiritual maturity.The understanding of mysteries.
One of the most incredible verses in the entire Word of God is,
1 Corinthians 14:2
Because, like no other verse, it describes what is taking place when you pray in the Holy Ghost for personal edification, For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God, for no man understandeth him, howbeit in the spirit he speaketh MYSTERIES.
So, first of all, you cannot spend an hour praying in tongues without the Holy Spirit pouring through your spirit a multitude of divine secrets or, as the second verse calls them, MYSTERIES.
And these divine secrets are not just for God, and his benefit, for which of us can whisper something in His ear that He never knew before? The mysteries you are speaking are not just for God, and his benefit, they are for yours too.
Praying in tongues is like any other kind of prayer. It is not designed by God to go unanswered.
But, when He answers, it is our human spirit that receives the answer to the prayer because it is our human spirit that is doing the praying.
God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
1 Corinthians 14:14 says, For if I pray in an unknown tongue, MY SPIRIT PRAYETH.
Many times, not understanding the nature of praying in tongues, Some give up praying too soon because they keep looking for answers in all the wrong places.
For instance, after a few months of praying in tongues, a person may have the tendency to watch the horizon looking for a white stallion to come thundering into his debt filled situation, have Jesus dismount, pay off all the debt in one swoop and give him an extra $10,000 just to fellowship with other believers in restaurants after the services.
For the record Jesus Christ can do anything, at anytime!
If that happened, Some would say, Now that was a real deliverance.
While looking for the spectacular, Some could miss the MIRACULOUS,
The Holy Spirit answering our prayers by imparting Secrets, and mysteries to our spirit.
Once again, if it is our spirit doing the praying, it is also our spirit receiving the answer to the prayer.
When God imparts these mysteries to our spirit, they are the same mysteries which have been hid in God since the foundations of the world.
Even the MYSTERY which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but NOW is made manifest to His saints.
To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this MYSTERY among the Gentiles,which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Colossians 1:26-27 You cannot spend one hour in prayer, praying in tongues, that you do not pray some aspect of what Christ is in you, the HOPE OF GLORY, the MYSTERY of our salvation.
When these mysteries start going off on the inside of your spirit, then bible verses that you may have wondered about for years, will begin to come alive! When they do, the understanding of spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:13) such as faith, love and peace will come alive, and begin to operate in your spirit, which brings us to the fourth level of maturity. The understanding, and accumulation of knowledge.
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures.
1 Corinthians 14:4 says, He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself.
The word edify has the same root as the word edifice, which means a giant superstructure.
So this fourth verse is saying that, when we pray in an unknown tongue, we edify ourselves or we build a giant superstructure within our spirit to house the anointing of God.
Every time we pray a mystery before the Father, such as the mystery of agape! God answers that prayer.
Then by a supernatural imparting of divine insight, the Holy Spirit will cause us to understand that love.
And when He does, then one wall of that superstructure is erected. Then, when you pray the mystery of faith and God answers, another wall is erected.
Still another is erected with righteousness, and another with peace until the roof is framed by praying mysteries in the Holy Ghost until a whole superstructure is constructed of divine secrets.
It is a combination of all these divine secrets that will eventually result in an entire library of knowledge, a superstructure or edifice full of the revelation knowledge of Jesus Christ on the inside of your spirit.
It is the understanding of all these mysteries, filling a superstructure with knowledge, and Divine Wisdom.
This brings us to the fifth level of spiritual maturity, Though I have all faith that I could remove mountains.
In this fifth level of spiritual maturity, because the Holy Spirit is the one who is giving divine insight into the Word through the praying in the Holy Ghost, and because faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, the combination of praying in the Holy Ghost and the meditation of God, and his Word produces mountain moving FAITH.
At this level, Jesus Christ said nothing shall be impossible TO US!
And this brings us the the sixth level of spiritual maturity, AGAPE Love/Giving, Sharing the Gospel in Love.
Walk in Love, and Walk in the Spirit Galatians 5:25
usher the fruit of the Spirit Galatians 5:22-26
Pray in the Spirit 1 Corinthians 14:14
the spirit he speaketh mysteries 1 Corinthians 14:1-2
speak tongues of men and of angels, 1 Corinthians 13:1-3
forbid not to speak with tongues 1 Corinthians 14:39
For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God. 1 Corinthians 14:1-2
I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
And he said unto them,
Go ye into all the world,and preach the gospel to every creature.16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved,but he that believeth not shall be damned.17And these signs shall follow them that believe, In my name shall they cast out devils,they shall speak with new tongues18They shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them,they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities, for we know not what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
1 Corinthians 2:13
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.
2 Peter 1:3
According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue.
Soldier For Jesus Christ
I am a soldier in the army of my God. The Lord Jesus Christ is my commanding officer. The Holy Bible is my code of conduct. Faith, Prayer, and the Word are my weapons of warfare.
I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire.
I am a chosen volunteer in this army, and I am enlisted for eternity. I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, or pushed out.
I am Faithful, reliable, capable, and dependable. If my God needs me, I am there. If He needs me to share his Gospel with the World everywhere I go, or on the Internet I am There!
He can use me because I am there! I am a soldier. I am not a baby. I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up or pepped up.
I am a soldier. No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me, or lure me. I am not a wimp. I am in place, saluting my King, obeying His orders, praising His name, and building His kingdom!
No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, cards, candy or give me handouts. I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for, or catered to.
(Almighty God gives me all I need)
I am committed. I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around. I cannot be discouraged enough to turn me aside. I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit. When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing. If I end up with nothing, I will still come out ahead.
I will always have the victory with Jesus Christ. My God has and will continue to supply all of my needs.
I am more than a conqueror. I will always triumph. I can do all things with King Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Devils cannot defeat me. People cannot disillusion me. Weather cannot weary me.
Sickness cannot stop me. (I am Healed by the Stripes of Jesus Christ) Battles cannot beat me. Money cannot buy me. Governments cannot silence me and hell cannot handle me. (I walk with Jesus, and Jesus Christ has the victory)
I am a chosen soldier. Even death cannot destroy me. For when my commander calls me from this battlefield, He will promote me to Captain and then allow me to rule with Him.
I am a soldier in the army, and I am marching claiming victory. I will not give up. I will not turn around. I am a soldier, marching heaven bound. Here I stand! Will you stand with me?
Question is, which part of the service are you in?
1. Active Duty. Serving the Lord faithfully, daily, and on duty 24-7?
2. Reserve status. Serving only when called upon two or three times a
year. Christmas, Mothers Day, and Easter?
3. Guard status. Backing up the Active Duty group?
4. AWOL! Absent with out the Lord.
1Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
3Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
5And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
6The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
7Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
8Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:
Heavens Grocery Store.
I was walking down lifes highway a long time ago. One day I saw a sign that read Heavens Grocery Store. As I got a little closer, the door came open wide, And when I came to myself, I was standing inside. I saw a host of angels, they were standing everywhere, and one angel said, My child shop with care.
Everything a Christian needs was in the grocery store, and even more if you wanted to come again the next day,and all you had to do was pray.
First I got some patience, and love was in the same row!
Just a few rows up was understanding, you need that everywhere you go. I got a box or two of wisdom, a bag or two of faith.
I just couldnt miss the Holy Ghost for He was all over the place.
I stopped to get some strength, and courage to help me run the race.
But then my basket was getting full, but I remembered I needed some grace. I didnt forget salvation for salvation was free.So, I tried to get enough of that to save you and me. Then I started to the counter to pay my grocery bill.
For I thought I had everything to do my Masters will. As I went up the aisle, I saw prayer and just had to put that in. For I knew when I stepped outside, The World would have sin. Peace and joy were plentiful, they were on the last shelf. Song and praises were hanging near so I just helped myself.
I asked, How much do I owe? He just smiled and said, just take them everywhere you go. Then I said, How much do I really owe?
He smiled and said, My child, Jesus Christ paid your bill a long time ago.
Ephesians 5:22-33, 2 Corinthians 11:2-3, It is in this context that we look at the Jewish wedding customs of that day and analize any likenesses with the church bride.
Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Fathers house are many mansions,if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Analogy of the Jewish wedding custom.
The first major step in a Jewish marriage was Betrothal. This established the marriage covenant.
Jesus established an eternal covenant through His blood. His Holy Spirit is the ring ( if you will) sealing the bride with a gaurantee that He will return for her.
Hebrews 13:20, Luke 22:20, Ephesians 1:13
The Jewish bridegroom took the initiative in marriage by leaving his fathers house, and traveling to the home of the prospective bride.
So Jesus left His Fathers house in heaven, and traveled to the earth, the home of His prospective Church (bride) John 6:32-33, and John 6:51
Jesus came to earth to obtain the church (bride) through the establishment of a covenant.
On the same night Jesus made His promise in John 14.
Jesus Christ Instituted Communion.
In this communion, he passed the cup of wine to the disciples saying, This cup is the new covenant in My blood 1 Corinthians 11:25
At the home of the prospective bride, the Jewish bridegroom would negotiate with her father to determine the price (mohar) that he must pay to purchase his bride.
Jesus paid a price to purchase the church (bride). The price He paid was His life blood.
Acts 20:28, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Once the bridegroom paid the purchase price, the marriage covenant was established, and the young man and woman were regarded as husband and wife. From that moment on, the bride was declared to be consecrated or sanctified,set apart exclusively for her bridegroom.
So the church is said to be sanctified, and set apart exclusively for Christ.
Ephesians 5:25-27, 1 Corinthians 1:2, and 1 Corinthians 6:11, Hebrews 10:10, Hebrews 13:12
As a symbol of the covenant relationship, the groom, and bride would drink from a cup of wine over which a betrothal benediction had been pronounced.
The cup of communion serves as the symbol of the covenant through which Christ has obtained the church (bride)
1 Corinthians 11:25
After the marriage covenant was established, the groom would leave the brides home, and return to his fathers house. There he would remain separate from his bride for a period of 12 months.
Just as the Jewish groom left the home of his bride and returned to his fathers house.
Jesus Christ left the Earth, the home of the church (bride)
And returned to His Fathers house in heaven after He had established the new covenant and risen from the dead.
The church is currently living in this this period of time on Earth awaiting the return of Jesus Christ.
John 6:62, and John 20:17
During this period of separation between the Jewish bride and groom, the bride would use this time to gather her trousseau, and prepare for her married life. The groom occupied himself with the preparation of living accommodations in his father's house where he would bring his bride.
Parallel to the custom of the Jewish groom preparing living accommodations for his bride in his fathers house.
Christ as been preparing living accommodations for the church in His Fathers house in heaven. John 14:2
At the end of the period of separation, the groom would come to take his bride to live with him. The taking of the bride usually took place at night.
So Christ will come to take the (bride) church to live with Him.
The groom, best man, and other male escorts would leave the Jewish grooms fathers house, and conduct a torch light procession to the home of the bride.
Just as the taking of the Jewish bride was accomplished by a procession of the groom, and male escorts from the fathers house to the brides house.
So the taking of the church (bride) will be accomplished by a procession of Christ, and an angelic escort from heaven to the home of the church.
1 Thessalonians 4:16
The Jewish bride was expecting her groom to come for her...
People in the World, and in many churches are instructed to be awake, and ready for the time that Jesus Christ is coming. The bride is awake, and ready for the time that our bridegroom King Jesus Christ of Nazareth is coming (Romans 13:11)
Matthew 25:1-13, Revelation 3:3, Revelation 3:11
As a result of the bride watching, and expecting the bridegroom would come for her. They are awake, and understand the grooms arrival would be preceded by a shout.
This shout would forewarn the bride to be prepared for the coming of the groom.
So shall the arrival of King Jesus Christ of Nazareth will be preceded by a shout as shared in the scripture 1 Thessalonians 4:16
After the Jewish groom received his bride together with her female attendants, the enlarged wedding party would return from the brides home to the grooms fathers house.
Similarly, the church (bride) will return with Christ to His Fathers house in heaven after she is taken from the earth to meet Him.
1 Thessalonians 4:17, John 14:2-3
Upon arrival there, the wedding party would find that the wedding guests had assembled already.
In the same manner, Christ and the bride will be aware of the Old Testament saints, and Angels assembled in heaven when they arrive.
Shortly after arrival, the bride (remaining veiled) and groom would be escorted by the other members of the wedding party to the bridal chamber. (huppah)
While the groomsmen, and bridesmaids would wait outside, the bride, and groom would enter the bridal chamber alone. There in the privacy of that place they would enter into Heavenly accord, consummating the marriage that was covented earlier.
Parallel to the custom of the Jewish groom, and bride entering into physical union after their arrival, and thereby consummating the marriage that was covenanted earlier.
Christ, and the (bride) gather together in love, and joy in spiritual accord after their arrival in heaven, thereby consummating their relationship covented earlier.
After the marriage was consummated, the groom would announce the consummation to the other members of the wedding party waiting outside the chamber.
These people would in turn pass this news on to the wedding guests.
Upon hearing this good news, the wedding guests would begin the feast and make merry for the next 7 days.
During those 7 days of the wedding festivities
(sometimes called,the 7 days of huppah)
The bride remained hidden in the bridal chamber.
In correspondence with the Jewish bride remaining hidden. In the bridal chamber for 7 days after arrival at the grooms fathers house. The (bride) will remain hidden for a period of 7 years after arrival in heaven.
While the 7 year tribulation period is taking place on earth, the church will be hidden from the sight of those living on the earth.
At the conclusion of the 7 days, the groom would bring his bride out of the bridal chamber, now with her veil removed, so that all could see who his bride was.
King Jesus Christ will bring the church (bride) out of heaven in His second coming at the conclusion of the (7 year tribulation period) in full view so that all can see on Judgment day who the true church (bride) is.
And Enoch also,the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.
1Thessalonians 3:13 Shares The Lord Jesus Christ Coming with all his Saints.
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
For the Record we only call Abba (Father) for he is our only True Father in all creation...
And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Behold, The Bridegroom Cometh...
We must Be Rapture Ready!
Just as parents try their best to protect and look after the children, So does Almighty God.
The Lamb Jesus Christ reminds us many times to watch for Him, That He will return soon for us.
Throughout History Almighty God has warned mankind repeatedly of the consequences of sin, and His Wrath.
God Has a Reputation of Saving His Own.
God ushered Lot and his family from the city, Saving them before He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.
When the plagues were poured out on Egypt, God told His children to place lambs blood ( Symbolic of Jesus Christ on the Cross ) over their doorways.
Danger then passed their homes, Leaving them unharmed.
When the Pharaoh's army advanced as Moses led the Jews to the Promised Land, God opened the sea in that they might cross safely, Carefully closing it behind them on the Pharaoh's army.
God gave Noah directions to build a vessel specifically designed to remove him from the great flood. Almighty God ushers deep love for his own people, This has not changed over the generations.
Almighty God loved, and protected His people then, and God loves us just as much now! Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. This Time in our Generation Almighty God is ushering his Son Jesus Christ to Rapture his Chosen People.
Almighty God has a way of warning people in advance of the pouring out His Wrath. He told Noah to spread the word, alerting the people.
The Tribulation is the pouring out of the Wrath of Almighty God upon the earth. The Lamb of God (Jesus Christ) came in that we would be saved from the wrath of Almighty God
Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Romans 5:9
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man. Luke 21:36
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Revelation 3:10
And, behold,as thy life was much set by this day in mine eyes, so let my life be much set by in the eyes of the LORD, and let him deliver me out of all tribulation. 1 Samuel 26:24
The very purpose of our Lord, and his sacrifice on the cross at Calvary was to reconcile/redeem mankind with Father God.
Our wonderful Jesus Christ came in that we wouldn't have to suffer the wrath of Almighty God.
The only way to Father God is through the Son Jesus Christ!
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life,no man cometh unto the Father, but by me John 14:6
Revelation 3:10 says we will be kept out of the hour of Temptation/Testing that will come upon the whole earth (the Tribulation). Some have wrongly believed keep, means to keep through, or protect through the Tribulation.
Suppose you approach a high voltage area with a sign that says, Keep Out. Does that mean you can enter and be protected? No, it means you are forbidden from entering the area. But this verse also says He will keep us from the hour of Testing/Temptation!
It is not just the testing, but the time period. If a student is excused from a test, he still may have to sit in the class while others take the test. But if he is excused from the hour of testing, he can go home.
The Church will be called home before the hour of Temptation/Testing(Tribulation)
Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
But without faith it is impossible to please Him.
It is possible for us to please God, but only by faith can we do so. Enochs example illustrates how we can relate to God when we have real faith. Enoch walked with God Genesis 5:24
And his walk with God, based on faith, had remarkable results.
By faith Enoch was Translated/Raptured so that he did not see death, and was not found, because God had taken him, for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God Hebrews 11:5
Enoch pleased God, the text says, by faith. Does this mean that the mere fact of intellectual belief pleases God?
No, we must have a faith that diligently reaches toward God in a trust that is both hopeful and loving. For we walk by faith, not by sight.
We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. Therefore we make it our Commitment, and Passion, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Almighty God
2 Corinthians 5:7-9
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
8We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
9Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
If we make it our Life to be well pleasing to Almighty God, We need to understand that this wonderful possibility can be realized only by the obedience that comes from faith. Without faith it is impossible to please Him Hebrews 11:6
Faith is one part of the great triad, faith, hope, and love. And, in fact, the faith that makes pleasing God possible has in it a strong element of both hope and love.
All three of these spiritual attributes look to the future through the eyes of trust. Working together, they produce the work of faith, the labor of love, and the patience of hope.
1 Thessalonians 1:3
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father
Consider that the faith by which we come to God and please Him is not without real hope. While faith gives us a vision of how great our possibilities with God can be, it is hope that fervently desires these possibilities to come true.
More than that, hope expects them to come true!
And this expectation moves us to usher the Presence of Almighty God, and this Divine Spiritual Transformation helps us grow in his Love, and Purity. Everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
1 John 3:3
And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Diligently Seeking Almighty God...
But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him, as shared in the scripture Hebrews 11:6
Our seeking of God must be diligent.What does this mean?
It means that we must give all of ourselves to Almighty God with a priority, and a deep passion that we do not invest in any other pursuit. God must be first in our hearts, and life. We must be willing, and ready to cast away anything else!
To usher,and be consumed in his presence!
Our hearts must be purged of any conflicting interest or competing desire. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God Matthew 5:8
In our longing for God we must be utterly sincere, and in our seeking of God we must be passionately committed!
Almighty God deserves no less than our all.
That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, Though he be not far from every one of us Acts 17:27
God is moving us away from the sinful ways of theWorld, and pulling us closer to his wonderful presence!
God is teaching us to love him, With convicting evidences of his power, loving nature, and goodness. Almighty God is drawing us toward his Eternal presence.
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might Deuteronomy 6:5
It is the good pleasure of God to be found by all who long for Him in honest, obedient love. God desires that we find Him. He yearns for those who delight in Him. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and purify your hearts, ye double minded James 4:8
We must usher our Love for God, and seek Him at all times, simply and contentedly.
When we diligently do so, our reward will be God Himself, and He will fill our deepest longings according to the design of his Powerful Love.
Having sought God earnestly, We will be enriched by the joy of a heart that overflows with His glory, and Presence.
Delight thyself also in the LORD, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart Psalm 37:4
We must Diligently seek Almighty God, and Delight in intimate fellowship, Worship, and praise in his presence. This is the greatest reward, and treasure. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also Matthew 6:21
What should we do while we wait for the Lord to return?
Keep The Word of God in Your Heart, and Mind! At all Times (Continually)
Read your Holy Bible at all times! It's Living, and Multi Dimensional (Spiritual) Your Spirit, and Soul is Thirsty, and they need to Drink From the Living Word, and Living Water.
Walk in the Light, separate yourself from the world. Why worry about material things? Your Spirit, and Soul is who you really are! Your Spirit, and Soul are Eternal.
Please Almighty God by the way you Love, and Worship him! Every Day, Talk to Jesus Christ at all times! Usher a Deep personal Relationship with Jesus Christ.
Witness to others, and diligently seek God, as enoch who was Translated (Raptured) One must share the Gospel continually with the people, and tell them, The Lord is coming! Today is over, Did you lead anyone to Jesus Christ our Lord?
Persevere, Look forward, Do not turn back to the old life you left behind. After all Remember what happened to Lots Wife! Keep both hands on the Plow.
One must be Humble! Cast away Pride, Vanity, and Ego. Who cares what people think about you, Only care what Almighty God Thinks! Let Go, and Let God.
Be Holy, Righteous, and filled with the Love of God! Be careful who you Trust, and always Trust Almighty God. Love is a Fruit that smells Sweet!
Be Blameless, make every effort to stay blameless, and pure. After all Earth Time is not Even Real Time! Eternity Is Real Time, and Jesus Christ is Worth Everything!
Be Watchful for the return of the Lord! Yes, Jesus Christ will return when the people of the World least Suspect, and Jesus Christ often ushers forth, Those they least Suspect...
Pray always! Praying only once every 7 days, makes one Weak. Do not only Pray on Sunday! Almighty God is Watching you at all times, not only on Sunday!
Dear Father God in Heaven, Please help me to live my life in such a way that it is pleasing to you. Please consider me worthy to escape the hour of temptation that is coming to test this world. In the name of Jesus Christ, My Lord, I pray. Amen.
1 Chronicles 16:11
Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.
2 Chronicles 9:7
Happy are thy men, and happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and hear thy wisdom.
Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
The entrance of thy words giveth light, it giveth understanding unto the simple.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Remember Lot's wife.
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
1 John 2:29
If ye know that he is righteous,ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy, I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
When Jesus Christ Returns To (Rescue) Rapture us, Chosen Born Again (New Creatures) You will go with him to Heaven in a Twinkling Of An Eye!
All His Chosen In The Whole World! In a Twinkling Of An Eye. You will Rapture with Jesus Christ to Heaven.
Jesus Christ will not show up over or in one particular city, and tell you, If you desire to be Raptured! Follow me to the desert, or a certain city, state etc.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15Henceforth I call you not servants, for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty...
And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him,and they were full of eyes within,and they rest not day and night, saying,
Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
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