Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides for ever! 1 Peter 1:23
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. “You heard me say, ‘I am going away and I am coming back to you.’ If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. I shall not leave you as orphans, for I shall come to you in a little while.”
John 14:28 – John 14:3 – John 14:18
But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.
But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.John 16:8 When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment.
John 16:7, John 14:26
When he went back to the disciples, he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “Couldn’t you stay awake with me for one hour?
All of you must stay awake and pray that you won’t be tempted. The spirit is indeed willing, but the body is weak.”
For your Maker is your husband–the LORD Almighty is his name–the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. (Isaiah 54:5)
Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,
Heed the Parable of the 10 virgins! Don’t be like the foolish
ones who were not prepared and at the last moment, realized their
light was snuffed out; if you wait until then it will be too late and the bridal party will have begun without you! But be as the wise virgins, be ready and waiting for His return for He is coming in a time that you know not. Look at what love does, the bride makes herself ready! Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place…
Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. (1 Peter 1:13)
For your Maker is your husband–the LORD Almighty is his name–the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth. Isaiah 54:5
“This is what the LORD says–the Holy One of Israel, and its Maker: Concerning things to come, do you question me about my children, or give me orders about the work of my hands? This is what the LORD says–your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. Isaiah 45:11 – Isaiah 48:17
Whoever invokes a blessing in the land will do so by the God of truth; he who takes an oath in the land will swear by the God of truth. For the past troubles will be forgotten and hidden from my eyes. “Return, faithless people,” declares the LORD, “for I am your husband. I will choose you–one from a town and two from a clan–and bring you to Zion. Isaiah 65:16 – Jeremiah 3:14
“In that day,” declares the LORD, “you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master.’
I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion. My name will be great among the nations, from the rising to the setting of the sun. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to my name, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the LORD Almighty.
Hosea 2:19 – Malachi 1:11
There is an OPEN door with the Spirit of the Risen Christ here NOW.
Come running to where Christ is seated at the right hand of God the Father to the MERCY seat…Today if you hear His voice, harden not your hearts but open them wide that He may enter in and make His home in you. For you are His temple not made with hands but by the Spirit of the Risen Lord.
“Whenever Moses went into the Tabernacle to speak with the LORD, he heard the voice speaking to him from between the two cherubim above the Ark’s cover, the place of atonement that rests on the Ark of the Covenant. The LORD spoke to him from there.”
Who is the father of the orphans and the judge of widows – God in his holy dwelling!
You turn things upside down, as if the potter were thought to be like the clay! Shall what is formed say to him who formed it,
“He did not make me”? Can the pot say of the potter, “He knows nothing”?(Isaiah 29:16)
The LORD preserves the strangers; he relieves the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turns upside down.(Psalm 146:9)
The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground. The LORD tears down the proud man’s house but he keeps the widow’s boundaries intact. Psalm 147:6 – Proverbs 15:25
Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. James 1:27
See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Let’s learn about the LORD. Let’s get to know the LORD. He will come to us as sure as the morning comes. He will come to us like the autumn rains and the spring rains that water the ground. Oh, that we might know the LORD! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.
Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12
It’s a PRESS…
They waited for me as for showers and drank in my words as the spring rain.
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
Job 29:23 – Psalm 63:8
Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before. Joel 2:23
The Bride of Christ is to be just as Achsah the daughter of Caleb–
The land (covenant, inheritance) + the bride = double harvest
the Spirit + the bride are PRO-CLAIMING the same Word, “COME!”
The bride asks for the WATER, the Word + the Spirit!
the upper and lower springs to water the land.
On earth as it is in heaven!
God is a man of war but the bride is the one who stands in the gap speaking the WORD.
As Deborah and Barak. So it is with Othniel and Achsah.
He wins the mountain of Hebron.
she asks and receives the upper and lower springs of her FATHER.
Water in the desert
David would not drink the water brought back from well at Bethlehem because it was blood money; a holy DRINK OFFERING poured out to the LORD at the risk of 3 mighty men. He who offers so much as a cup of cold water IN CHRIST’S NAME, does not lose his reward.
Achsah the bride of the lion of Judah (Othniel) asks for water in the desert and receives DOUBLE. BOTH upper and lower.
Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. John 7:38
He said to me, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Sea. When it empties into the Sea, the water there becomes fresh.”
“In that day the mountains will drip new wine, and the hills will flow with milk; all the ravines of Judah will run with water. A fountain will flow out of the Lord's house and will water the valley of acacias.”
Ezekiel 47:8 -Joel 3:18
While they were going out, a man who was demon-possessed and could not talk was brought to Jesus. Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them. Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed. Then Jesus said to him, Get up! Pick up your mat and walk. At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath, Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill. Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land. Your rigging hangs loose: The mast is not held secure, the sail is not spread. Then an abundance of spoils will be divided and even the lame will carry off plunder. The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. Let the desert and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. They did not thirst when he led them through the deserts; he made water flow for them from the rock; he split the rock and water gushed out. They will neither hunger nor thirst, nor will the desert heat or the sun beat upon them. He who has compassion on them will guide them and lead them beside springs of water. The LORD will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.
We are in the Lord’s SABBATH. Take heed to His Word and do whatever He tells you to do for He has brought us to the Kingdom for such a TIME as this. Yes it will grow dark but we have our lamps full of His oil of the Spirit. We are heeding His Word. Focus on Him. Watching and waiting praying always. Paul and Silas praised and prayed in the midnight hour and the chains broke off ALL the prisoners and the cell doors opened. The earth quaked and burst wide open that even their jailer and HIS HOUSE were saved.
The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the wasteland. Isaiah 35:6
If you live in me and what I say lives in you, then ask for anything you want, and it will be yours. John 15:7