Word for Today: December 16, 2019 An excerpt from the book "The Transformational Marriage Supper of the Lamb". The The call, The Shepherd, and the Sons!
Beloveds of God,
This is a post I believe may be worth reading. So please set some time aside when you can be alone with the Lord to read this. I thought of shortening it into parts, but it would lose it’s meaning if I did. So I am posting it as it is but sharing it is a bit lengthy. With that said…
We have entered into the beginning of the 7th prophetic day "kingdom age" and it begins with the "marriage supper of the Lamb."
In Rev. 3:20 Jesus is standing at the door and knocking at the end of the church age. He come and speaks to each individual Christians’ heart, “I stand at the door and knock, if any man hears my voice and opens the door I will come in and sup with him and he with me.
Jesus has just finished speaking to the last of the 7 churches at Laodicea which comes at the end of 2000 years or 2 spiritual days of church history.
The condition of the last days church is that they say, “They say they are rich and in need of nothing" but in reality Jesus says, “but I say, You are poor, blind and naked which really is a state of a new born babe. Rev. 3:17
At the end of the church age and the beginning of the 3rd day Kingdom age, the church is full of knowledge and prosperity, "You say you are rich and need of nothing." Yet, Jesus says you don't see your true spiritual condition as mere babes in true spiritual need of Kingdom reality.
A Need To Repent:
So powerful is this truth of their spiritual condition that Jesus comes and offers a way out of this spiritual condition: 18 "I counsel you to buy from Me gold that has been heated red hot and refined by fire so that you may become truly rich; and white clothes [representing righteousness] to clothe yourself so that the shame of your nakedness will not be seen; and healing salve to put on your eyes so that you may see."
Jesus is standing in his end time church at the end of the church age and beginning of the Kingdom age with the same message he began to preach when he was son the Earth, Repent, the Kingdom of God is at hand. He speaks to the church us in Revelation verse 19 that a need for true repentance must come forth in the church to enter fully into the Kingdom of God reality.
Jesus says “19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I rebuke and discipline [showing them their faults and instructing them]; so be enthusiastic and repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, your sinful behavior—seek God’s will].
He Stands At the Door:
Beloved, we now we see a prophetic picture of Jesus and His church. He is standing at the door of his church at the end of the church age outside the door of each one's heart with an invitation to repent and then offers us a way out and up to full grown maturity in Him.
It is here In Rev 3:20 He gives an invitation not to the lost and unsaved, but to the "lost sheep of the house of God as he did in Matthew chapter 10.
At the end of Revelation 3, he invites those who will hear to enter a divine shift and change. He is inviting them into a true marriage supping with him that will complete the work of God he began in their heart. Phil 1:6 “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
For Jesus to finish that work in us he has to bring about a divine shift, a divine work, and true laborers with him that can bring about that work upon the Earth. At the end of Revelation chapter 3, Jesus changes the focus from the 7 churches to “any man” from the many who are called to the one or “few” that may be chosen.
Who are the many, all those in the church today and our saved. Who are the few? They are the wise virgins, the over-comers, the bride, and those with the revelation of becoming full grown sons and daughters. The few are the “individuals, 'the anyones” that are hearing or have heard his knock and invited him to sup with them. The few are entering into the true marriage supper of the Lamb now.
A New Spiritual position:
The Lord Jesus has come to stand in the midst of the 7 churches at the end of the church age to change our position from being under the powers and principalities in the air, to rise up in the “air” to meet him as a man child. To all those who open the door of their heart and let him in to sup with Him and Him with them they are going to be changed from glory to glory.
As Jesus comes in to their heart and sups with them. He will reveal in them his end time purposes which is to lift them up in the spirit as he did John on the Isle of Patmos to change them and finish them to rule and reign with him. To accomplish this he must “lift them up to meet him in the air, or a new spiritual position by entering the marriage supper of the Lamb.
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb:
This is the work of the marriage supper of the Lamb. As the “any one’s” open the door for the Lord to come in to sup with them, he is going to come in and sup with them. What we must understand is that supping with us in not going to be the same when he came the first time and supped with his disciples on Earth.
This time he is going to sup with his sons and daughters in the heavenly realm where they will eat the true flesh and blood of Jesus and become one with him as a bride with the bride groom. He will as the Omega God finish the work in his sons and daughters so they can rule and reign with him.
How will he do it? Revelation 19:6-9 shows us the seated place he desires to bring us into and the power and dominion glory he wants to share with his full grown sons and daughters on the Earth. He will accomplish this in those who open the door and let him.
6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.
7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
Beloveds, here is the finishing work Jesus is offering us in Revelation chapter 3. If we will buy the gold tried by the fire, get the eye salve we need, and let him clothe us we will hear that knock and let him in to sup with us and us with him. Notice it says, the Bride, the wife has made herself ready.
When we answer the knock on the door of Rev. 3:20 a supernatural finishing work of God takes hold of our life and He begins to reveal his finishing glory in us. He said on the cross, It is finished and he meant it. Jesus is offerings us a deeper intimate fellowship with him to become one with him as he was with the Father.
That They And We Would Be One:
In this divine deeper intimate holy communion with him, a deep new intimacy of the Lord takes place in our hearts that is making us one with him in Kingdom reality. He comes in to finish the work he started.
Jesus prayed for this in John 17:20 “I do not pray for these alone [it is not for their sake only that I make this request], but also for [all] those who [will ever] believe and trust in Me through their message,
21 that they all may be one; just as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the world may believe [without any doubt] that You sent Me.
Jesus is bringing into full view the power of this prayer and making this a kingdom reality in his full grown sons and daughters that have answered the knock on the door and have entered into the marriage supper with him. His part is to knock and come in and transform us from glory to glory.
Our part of the equation is to open the door and let him in. Our part is to desire this new deep relationship with him as full grown sons and daughters. Our part is to sell everything we have sort of speak to buy this pearl of great price, or buy the gold tried by fire. If we are willing and obedient, we will eat of the good of the land.
If we will do our part we will experience the Lord in a very deep personal way as never before. He will awaken our ears to have the ear of the learned (as one taught of the Lord in a personal way so we know how to speak a word in season to those who are weary, Isaiah. Isaiah 50:4. In other words, we will speak with authority and power as Jesus did on the Earth.
The Mystery Of The Kingdom: Knowing The Thoughts And Plans Of God!
We have often claimed Jeremiah 29:11 as a verse we believe, but in the marriage supper of the Lamb, this verse becomes a reality. 11 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In this marriage supper what is the Lord’s intention?
1. To make us ready as in Rev 19:7 and to allow us to be dressed in a white wedding gown that symbolizes purity of heart and purpose as being one with the Lord.
2. That we would enter fully into the Kingdom of God Reality as His bride in the full marriage supper of the Lamb where we walk and live in the full thoughts and plans of God.
What is our part in this supping with the Lord, it is to seek the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind and spirit and to seek first His kingdom and his righteousness. These can no longer be verses we quote, but they must become flesh or personalized in us as our life experience. Jesus said, “Who are my mothers, who are my brother? He that does the will of God, they are my mothers and they are my brothers? Matthew 12:48
This marriage supping Jesus invites to in Rev 3:20 causes a purity of purpose in our hearts to seek the Lord and him only shall we serve. In this supping, the Lord removes every idol, every spot, and everything that is not his kingdom life in us. He comes and refines us like gold and silver so we can bring to the Lord offerings of righteousness. Malachi 3:3
It is here the Lord will reveal the secrets and mysteries of his kingdom because he desires for us to KNOW HIS THOUGHTS AND PLANS FOR THIS HOUR AND THE HOUR TO COME! When we open that door to sup with him and us with him, He brings us into unity of his thoughts and plans by giving us an upward call found in Rev 4:1
After this I looked, and behold, [a]a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a [war] trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things.”
Intimacy few have known:
This is an intimacy that few have known. Many in the body of Christ may hear the Lord some and do some of what he desires and live the rest of their lives in their own desires and understanding. Few will pay the price to qualify for becoming full grown sons and daughters of God. For it is costly. It requires a fundamental change or heart and to truly seek first the Kingdom of God not in theory but in reality.
The Lord gives us a promise of this intimacy and what we must do as we open the door of our hearts to his knock. Jeremiah 29:12-14
12 Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you.(I will come in and sup with you and you with me)
13 Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. (This is a deeper intimacy he offers to all those who will open the door and let him in.)
14 I will be found by you,’ says the Lord, ‘and I will restore your fortunes and I will [free you and] gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you,’ says the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back to the place from where I sent you into exile. (This is the new spiritual place the Lord desires to bring his son and daughters in restoring us to our rightful place of dominion to rule and reign with him now on the Earth.)
Every moment of every day, the Lord is speaking a present word to us. That is why he his voice “walked with Adam in the cool of the day. The Voice of the Lord is walking and has walked from the beginning of creation, “Let there be light,” to the end of this age where he says to us, “come up here, so I can SHOW YOU, SPEAK TO YOU, the THINGS THAT ARE TO COME!”
Receiving Specific Instructions:
In this marriage supper of the Lamb God is revealing his thought, his intentions, his desires, his secrets to those he trusts, his bride, his over-comers, his full grown sons and daughters that honor him, his word and will obey him.
These sons and daughters will receive very specific instructions from the Lord. He will reveal to them his thoughts, and then in them his plans to accomplish on the Earth what he shown them in the heavens.
That is why his thoughts and plans are for welfare and peace and not evil and they give us hope in our FINAL OUTCOME. That final outcome is at our door and those who will open the door and let him will hear the voice of the Lord reveal his thoughts (desires) and then the plans (the way to do it) He has for us NOW! Isn’t that glorious!
There is no guess work involved. There is no “ministry work or church work” involved. Everything that will come forth from our life will be from the Kingdom of God that is within us. That Kingdom within us will transform this world into the Kingdom of our God in Christ.
Supping With the Lord: The Former And Latter Rains:
Beloved, the Lord desires us to hear the voice of the Lord like never before. John describes the sound of His voice like a war trumpet.
Joel chapter 2:11 says:
The Lord utters His voice before His army, For His camp is very great, Because strong and powerful is he who [obediently] carries out His word. For the day of the Lord is indeed great and very terrible [causing dread]; Who can endure it?
Joel chapter 3:16 The Lord thunders and roars from Zion And utters His voice from Jerusalem [in judgment of His enemies], And the heavens and the earth tremble and shudder; But the Lord is a refuge for His people And a stronghold [of protection] to the children of Israel.
In the marriage supping of the Lord, a divine finishing work of the Lord takes place greater even then on the day of Pentecost. On the Day of Pentecost he began the good work, but in the Day of the Lord, He finishes the work.
The prophet Haggai speaks to this end time glory: Haggai 2:9’The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says the Lord of hosts, ‘and in this place I shall give [the ultimate] peace and prosperity,’ declares the Lord of hosts.
In this marriage supper we receive the former and latter rain together that will finish the work of the Lord and bring us forth as full grown sons and daughters in true unity with him as His bride.
Joel 2:23, 23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
Haggai: 6:3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the Lord: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
All of this the Lord desires to do in us if we follow on to know the Lord. He will come to us as we answer the knock on the door of our heart and let him in. He will do this and more if we learn to come and sup with him and him with us continually in this moment in time.
The final travail of the Earth is here: The Man-Child (Manifested Sons of God):
Beloved’s, understanding God’s timing is critical. The Lord is standing in the 7 churches at the end of the 6th day church age and the beginning of the 7th day Kingdom age. He standing as the Word of God in our midst in full blown glory and majesty. He is appearing to us as the King of King and Lord of Lords.
This appearance of the Lord first to his people is the “Omega Finishing Work” he has come to do in those who will receive him to bring them into full grown sonship as Kings and Priest to our God.
Romans 8: 19-22 9 The whole creation waits breathless with anticipation for the revelation of God’s sons and daughters. 20 Creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice—it was the choice of the one who subjected it—but in the hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from slavery to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 22 We know that the whole creation is groaning together and suffering labor pains up until now.
As we enter into this marriage supper with the Lord at the beginning of the 3rd-7th day of the Lord or Kingdom age, that answering of that knock many are hearing and obeying is being released in the final travail of time as we have known it that will bring forth the full grown sons and daughters to appear on the Earth to reveal His glory as Isaiah prophesied in chapter 60.
Arise [from spiritual depression(You are poor, blind and naked) to a new life],, shine [be radiant with the glory and brilliance of the Lord]; for your light has come, And the glory and brilliance of the Lord has risen upon you.
2 “For in fact, darkness will cover the earth, And deep darkness will cover the peoples; (this is the travailing time of the Earth because of this deep darkness)
But the Lord will rise upon you [Jerusalem]And His glory and brilliance will be seen on you.3 “Nations will come to your light,And kings to the brightness of your rising.
It is the Lord’s intention in the marriage supper he has offered us to ARISE! Rev 4:1 Come up her! In the intimate new deep fellowship of the Lord where he shares his thoughts and plans with us, he does so from a “risen place” a “seated place” that represents his power and authority.
In Isaiah 60 he commands us to “Arise and Shine!” In Rev 4:1 He command us to “Come up here, so I can show you the things to come.” Please note that as we open the door and let him in to sup with us we begin to arise and shine for his glory begins to fill us as he complete us.
His intention is to bring his full grown sons and daughters to be seated with him in heavenly places in Kingdom reality and power.
Paul writes in Ephesians 2:6-7, And He raised us up together with Him [when we believed], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus, 7 [and He did this] so that in the ages to come He might [clearly] show the immeasurable and unsurpassed riches of His grace in [His] kindness toward us in Christ Jesus [by providing for our redemption].
To Rule the Nations With An Iron Scepter:
What does the process look like to rule and reign with him in Kingdom reality? It is a two sided coin. The Lord must reveal us as Bride without spot and as full grown sons and daughters of God.
Revelation 19:7 shows us the bridal position we are to have as His Bride, and Revelation 12:1-5 shows us the full grown sons side of the coin. Both are correct for they are two sides of the same coin.
The Bridal side must come first because it is the “being one with him as his bride” that releases his life to flow through us in dominion power to be sons that will rule and reign with him forever and ever.
The Bridal Side:
Let’s look at the Bridal side one more time: 6 Then I heard something like the shout of a vast multitude, and like the boom of many pounding waves, and like the roar of mighty peals of thunder, saying,“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, [the Omnipotent, the Ruler of all] reigns.
7 Let us rejoice and shout for joy! Let us give Him glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb has come [at last] and His bride (the redeemed) has prepared herself.”
8 She has been permitted to dress in fine linen, dazzling white and clean—for the fine linen signifies the righteous acts of the saints [the ethical conduct, personal integrity, moral courage, and godly character of believers].
9 Then the angel said to me, “Write, ‘[a]Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the [b]Lamb.’”
This is the Bridal sign of the coin. She is permitted to dress in fine linen which are the righteous acts, (thoughts and plans of God) revealed in her and through her on the Earth). Blessed are those who are invited, (I stand at the door and knock..Rev.3:20) to the MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB! ( I will come in and sup with them and they with me.
They are blessed because when he comes in, he finishes them with glory. The Glory that cause them to be changed from glory to glory and to arise and shine for the nations to see. Amen and Amen???
As this happens the Bride functions as full grown sons and daughters. As the final travail of the Earth is happening know, this bride, these sons and daughters are arising now on the Earth to rule and reign with him NOW!
Revelation 12 speaks of this great event, this final travail to bring forth this bride and full grown sons. Darkness covers the earth, the church is poor, blind, and naked. Jesus is standing on the outside of “any man’s heart” with an invitation to come into the marriage supper of the Lamb to FINISH THE WORK HE STARTED ON THE LORD’S DAY!
The Son side:
The other side of the coin can be seen in Revelation 12: The whole Earth is in travail as well as the church who is represented as the “mother pregnant and about to give birth.” As the child is coming down that birth canal as a son, he is also being formed as a Bride because she is permitted to wear the gown.
Here in Revelation 12: The Son is now permitted to gain heavenly access and given a spiritual position where he will instantly rule and reign with the Lord and defeat the devil and his demons as the Kingdom of God is now manifested on the Earth through the man-child walking in his heavenly position with the Lord on Earth as it is Heaven.
Revelation 12: 1-5, ’A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head.
2 She [the church as we have known it to be)was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth.
3Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.
4 Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born.
5 She (the church) gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
This man-child, these full grown sons of God are snatched up to God to meet him where? The meet him in the air and be seated with him in heavenly places.
This marriage supper lifts us up out of where we have lived under the powers of the air and under their control to the place of being seated with Jesus.
This marriage supper as it unfolds cause a war in heaven to happen and the greatest victory Jesus has done to manifest on the Earth. His sons and daughters arise in His glory and He is seen, and His glory is seen in them as they fill the whole Earth.
Jesus the full grown head is now fully connected with a full grown body and now the Kingdom of God will be established on the Earth.
The full grown sons of God have been lifted up into the spiritual place in the air where they now have full power and authority over the enemy and over the Earth. They are lifted up and he and his demons are cast down to where the man child was birthed on the Earth realm.
Now Jesus is putting Satan under his feet because his full grown sons are now in that place in the heavenlies, in the air, to work as a wheel within a wheel and release on Earth that which is heaven. The man-child, bride of the Lord, Over-comers, Kings and Priest are manifesting the glory of the Lord as they arise to their Kingdom place.
The End Time War breaks out:
Let’s read it, Revelation 12:7-11:
7Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.
8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven.
9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. When is he thrown out and down, when the man-child is birthed and lifted up to that seated place.
10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, he has been hurled down
11. They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
Beloved of the Lord, this is what he is offering right now to all believers who are willing to come out of the noise and work of the church age and answer the knock at the door.
He is offering this divine finishing work of the marriage supper of the lamb now. Do you want it?
He says: 20 Behold, I stand at the door [of the church] and continually knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him (restore him), and he with Me.
What a beautiful simple call to enter the 3rd day kingdom age. If we will hear his voice and open the door of our heart to the new and deeper relationship he is calling us to, He will cause us to come up where he is in the spirit for the finishing work of God to be revealed in us where we learn how to rule and reign with him forever and ever.
So be it Lord, Amen and Amen!