“I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Math. 16:18b
THE CHURCH~ THE EKKLESIA~SPIRITUAL BODY OF CHRIST~ A SACRED ASSEMBLY OF SET ASIDE ONES WHO ARE “REMEMBERING” HIM AS THEIR HEAVENLY BRIDEGROOM ~ UNTIL HE RETURNS~ PARTAKING TOGETHER OF THE MARRIAGE CUP OF THE NEW COVENANT
“And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. ” 1 Cor. 11:24-26
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BELONG TO LORD YESHUA THROUGH THE NEW SPIRITUAL MARRIAGE COVENANT ~ HOW DOES THAT EFFECT OUR LIVES IN THIS WORLD AS WE AWAIT HIS RETURN?
I believe those who love Yeshua/ Jesus are to be living in this world with “HOLY UNTO YHWH” written on our minds and hearts as His priests did. To know Him as ELOHANUE “our God” and be His SET ASIDE people, His end times army and banners of Righteousness lifted up in this world. This calling to repentance and holiness is to all those who love Lord Yeshua /Jesus Christ the Messiah of Israel as their Savior and Bridegroom… who have made a “Marriage Covenant” with Him… (by taking the symbolic “Communion”/ marriage cup of wine/ blood and eating of the bread/ life)
They are living as “espoused / promised” to Him… just as a young woman may be engaged to a man who has to go away on a long journey and they promise to be FAITHFUL and WAIT for each other whilst staying in contact and looking forward to their wonderful wedding day. Neither expects the other to forget about them or become disinterested… but rather as the years pass… to develop a stronger trust, love and longing to be together. It’s about faithfulness to our Lord. It’s about keeping the lamp of our hears burning with the Holy Spirit’s Anointing Oil of Love for Him… and watching for Him as He taught in the parable about the wise and foolish virgins. Math. 25.
In this loving and waiting and inviting others into His Church / Spiritual Body… we share and work together in Union with the Blessed Holy Spirit who dwells within us as His Temple. “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Rev.22:17
The members of the Bride of Messiah are not seeking money, fame or glory for her/ him selves. Nor are they interested in the self-centred / faith gospel or proclaiming how strong and special they are etc. All that is pride and vanity in religious garb as the Pharisees were into. They value what God values… “For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise” Psalm 5116-17
To be like their Beloved Lord and please Him is what they desire. He said, “Come to me and learn of me, I am meek and lowly of spirit” Math. 11:28-30
YESHUA/ JESUS knows those who are His sheep and are keeping themselves in the Faith and Love of the Father… living as His priests did with “Holy unto YAHWEH” written on their foreheads and over their hearts. This means they are “set apart” from others in this world as Royal Sons and Daughters of the Most High God. This is the high and Heavenly calling to the faithful remnant… the “overcomers” from the Churches with the last days prophetic spirit of Elijah… learning to live the inner “abundant”, Spirit filled life… in a race they are running to win! See 1 Cor.9:24
They are waiting for the Lord’s promised return as their Heavenly Bridegroom… and praying they be spared from God’s wrath at the end of the Great Tribulation and the Global Government reign or terror under anti-Christ / the false Messiah who will re-build the Jewish Temple but then claim to be God. Because of their WAKEFULNESS from SLUMBER as the “5 Wise Virgins” Math.25… they are separating themselves from the SOULISH APATHY and LUKEWARMNESS caused by seeking and loving the things of this world. (See the PROPHECY the Lord gave about this https://brideofmessiah.wordpress.com/2013/01/10/prophetic-warning-about-the-worldly-covetous-spirit-in-todays-babylonian-shopping-centres/ )
They are in the world but not of or interested in it in a covetous or idolatrous way but obedient to… “be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Rom.12:2 They are listening to hear the Good Shepherd’s Voice as a Trumpet call, to be “caught up”, “raptured” which Apostle Paul called “our gathering together unto the Lord” 2 Thess.2 and Mathew 24 by His Angelic Hosts!
These are all wonderful things concerning our faith so let us not take it for granted but make sure Lord Yeshua/ Jesus Christ is always our “FIRST LOVE” not our last… then we will not be led astray and deceived by the coming “man of sin”! (See 2 Thess.2) Nor will we partake of or have to endure that final “wrath of God” on those who worship him and take his mark/ name/ number. “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.“1 Thess. 5:9-10 “
“And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name” Rev. 14:9-11
Sadly there are many Christians who DO neglect or forget the Lord of Love… our Savior and the ONLY Way to the Father… and even fall away from the faith if they don’t repent… listen to His counsel to the churches from Rev. 2:1-7 “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars: And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”
Blessings from Susan
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