Preparation of the Bride – Pt. 2 –Meet With Me

Preparation of the Bride – Pt. 2 –Meet With Me

Journal Entry: Dream
Title: Meet With Me
Date: 9/20/2010

lady prayingI was walking along a path and in my hands I had some technical documents, advertisement flyer and a device much like a smart phone. As I passed by some ladies I accidently hit a button on the device and it began to play music. They said, “Leave it here with us so we can listen to music!” I had already fumbled around on the device and somehow turned the music off.  No matter how hard I tried I could not turn it back on.

Then a nice you lady wearing a modest, brown dress came up to me and said, “I have something I want to talk to you about.” She walked into a building and went into a room and closed the door. I kept fumbling around with the smart phone at the same time trying to manage the other objects that were in my hands to the point I just couldn’t let the nice young lady wait any longer. I put the papers, flyer and smart device down and went into the room where the lady was waiting. I started to leave the door partly open to protect her reputation but it was so noisy outside I closed it and she nodded her approval.  She had on glasses and an old style hair-do. We looked eye to eye as she sat across from me. Then she said, “Three years ago I committed to going to a meeting one night a week and I have done so faithfully for three years.  Now I know Him, I know the things He likes and I see the things His does.  I know Him intimately. I’m not the same any more. It has transformed me in ways I can’t begin to explain. “

Then I saw the most beautiful cobalt blue orbs and spheres filled with secret knowledge of the things of God form in the space between the lady and myself.  These were secrets that He will only reveal to those who are intimate with Him. There are things which are to be revealed to us if we will come and meet with Him. That was made very clear to me.

The young lady shared some things she was shown about Christ that are beyond the ability of a human to know on our own. These things ‘stretched’ my thinking somewhat but were believable because the Spirit made it so.

She said, “Just commit to one meeting a week for three years and you will know Him and what He likes and what He likes to do.”

The dream ended.

End of journal entry:

The Dream Interpretation:

praying on stepsThe young lady represents a messenger from Holy Spirit.  The brown dress represents warmth and caring, even pastoral duties. Holy Spirit is the one who will prepare the believers to become the bride of Christ. One of the ways this will happen is spending time meeting with Him once a week for three years with the door closed to protect the intimate time together.  It is important to block out the noise of the world during these meetings as well escape from our busy lives and allow time for Holy Spirit to minister to us.  We are constantly bombarded by media which wants to do one thing and that is to influence our lives. Read Influence

The things I saw in the open vision she put before me were like cobalt blue orbs that spiraled out and revealed wonderful amazing revelation of the secret things of God.  These secrets will hit our understanding for the first time and we will be taken back by the knowledge but know it was from God.  Paul wrote about being caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which a man is not permitted to speak. 2 Corinthians 12:2-4

This isn’t mandatory but it is essential for the bride of Christ to make this choice. Do we want to let go of all the things that are so distracting in our lives and set aside one evening a week to meet with Him?

In the Jewish wedding tradition there is a preparation of the bride where she is given a ritual bath up to two days before the wedding, typically during the night. (… A day is a thousand years and a thousand-years is as a day. 2 Peter 3:8

The place of bathing is called Mikvah and several biblical regulations specify that full immersion in water is required to regain ritual purity after ritually impure incidents have occurred. Most forms of impurity can be nullified through immersion in any natural collection of water. Some, such as a Zav, however require “living water,” such as springs or groundwater wells. Living water has the further advantage of being able to purify even while flowing as opposed to rainwater which must be stationary in order to purify.

Moses instructed the people to consecrate and wash themselves prior to meeting with the Lord. This is a type & shadow of what the Lord is showing us to do now which is to consecrate our lives and meet with Him and be washed in the living water prior to meeting with Him upon His return.

The LORD also said to Moses, “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments; and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.” Ex. 19:10-11

The Lord knows those that are His, He isn’t coming back for a harlot nor will He join himself to a bride that doesn’t know or hasn’t shown any interest in knowing Him. Read Preparation of the Bride Pt. 1

Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of theLord is to abstain from wickedness.” 2 Tim. 2:19

bride closeupWould you marry someone who you didn’t know and who really wasn’t interested in spending time with you? Or if each time you wanted to be with them they had something much more important to do or they want to be with someone else? Would you marry that kind of person? Of course not and Christ will not either.

Just after quiet time the same morning the Lord put in my spirit the chorus to a song by an 80’s band Tears For Fears as I began singing the words…

Shout, shout, let it all out
These are the things I can do without
Come on, I’m talking to you, come on

Shout, shout, let it all out
These are the things I can do without
Come on, I’m talking to you, come on

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. Eph. 5:25-27

“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” Rev. 19:7

Will you commit to one evening a week for three years to meet with Jesus Christ privately and in sincerity to get to know Him and be washed in the living water of the Lord? His promise to us is that you will be rewarded with a beautiful life changing relationship in which He will show you all about Him and you will truly enter into a relationship with the living God.

I pray you will pass this along to as many as you know who love God and who sense His return but don’t know what to do to prepare. The bride must make herself ready! Come to the living water and be cleansed.

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Heb. 11:6

May you be blessed richly in the knowledge and truth of Christ.

Bro. Bill



  • Is God Humorous?


    Is there proof in the scriptures that God has a sense of humor?

    In Exodus 32:7 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, “Go down at once, for your people, whom you brought up from the land of Egypt, have corrupted {themselves.} In v.37 Then Moses entreated the LORD his God, and said, “O LORD, why does Your anger burn against Your people whom You have brought out from the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand?

    It appears that the LORD was messing with Moses’ head by not claiming any responsibility for these people. A study of the entire history of this story it is quite evident that the miracle of deliverance from Egypt was scripted and empowered by the LORD.

    Read some of the humorous stories that clearly show our God does indeed have a sense of humor. Thanks to those who submitted their funny testimonies for this blog.

    On one trip my wife and I had spent most of the day in waiting line either to eat, park our car, at customer check in or boarding the vessel. Once on board an in our room I said to God, “This would be allot more fun except for the lines” He immediately responded with, “There’s even a line to get in heaven”. BN


    A lady caught me in the hallway of the church and excitedly began to tell me this story about what God had done and all the things that were happening in her life. As she spoke I listened carefully but didn’t hear where God was in anything she had said. After she walked away I said to God “I didn’t get much out of that!” I heard Him say “Me either!” I just laughed as I walked away. BN

    At church one night, the preacher seemed to me to be quite ‘flamboyant’ and I told the Lord, “He really is a show-off.” After service, I climbed on my Harley motorcycle and as I left the parking lot, I ran through my five gears as loudly and as quickly as I could. I heard Him say to me, “Is he a show-off, sort of like you?” JN

    God had been training me for some time about speaking into people’s lives…He said “It’s very important that you not only SAY the specific words I said…but that you say them IN THE WAY I SAID THEM. If you leave out the compassion or the authority, the message won’t have its full effect in their lives.” I said “Yes, Lord, but I don’t ever want to be SO COMPASSIONATE that I don’t speak tough words when I need to! I don’t want to go too far on the side of gentleness!” He said “You’re not in ANY danger of that!” I laughed because I have never been known to be TOO GENTLE…quite the opposite at times. WM

    I was praying for a girl I had been spending some time with that was making poor choices in her life. I was very fervent in prayer, crying, speaking Word over her. I said, “Father, I have such compassion because I WAS THAT GIRL! I remember being where she is & making those choices she’s making! I have felt WHY she’s choosing it and I understand the bondage involved. OHHHH I REMEMBER HOW THAT FEELS!” He said, “Well, you should! It wasn’t that long ago!” I cracked up because He is so funny! WM

    For a period time God would wake me up at 3:33 AM and I would seek Him as to what I He wanted me to do. One morning He woke me up at 3:22 AM and I was puzzled as to what this meant. I asked God “Father what does 3:22 mean to you?” I heard Him say “Its eleven minutes before 3:33AM!” I cracked up at His humor. The next morning He woke me up at 3:44 AM. I starred at the clock and just burst out laughing and said “God I don’t even need to ask.” BN

    When in a Prayer Service & saw a vision of myself standing with my arms held out behind me. There was a thick substance dripping off of me. I said “OH wow….Lord, is that ANOINTING dripping off of me?!” He said, “No…not yet….that’s the OLD MAN!” WM

    On the one anniversary of my survival of a motorcycle accident, where I should have died but miraculously walked away, I just wanted to honor God for His mercy and faithfulness in a very special way. Should I go into my secret place to pray and praise Him? What should I do? So I said, “Lord in ten minutes it will be one year to the day that I survived that awful wreck. I want to honor you in a special way so what would you like me to do?” I heard Him say “I want you to out to the garage in ten minutes and start up your bike and rev it up three times as loud as you can just to let the Devil know you’re still alive and well”! That’s exactly what I did. I rejoiced and praised Him for being the awesome God we serve! BN

    About 8 years ago, after a long 5 years staying in offence and reaping much pain and loss in spiritual growth……..and in a “financial hell”….I had occasion to “go there” (to “offence”) again. God said to me as clearly as He has ever spoken to me. He said….”that is an expensive trip…and you can’t afford it.” Oh, how very true….I’ve never forgotten it…..and thankfully have chosen to never make that “trip” again! Hallelujah! B

    I was moving a small podium from where it was placed and as I lifted it and sat it down I said, “Father, holy righteous hands have touched this podium” and then I heard Him say, “And just did”. BN

    I had been hearing allot of things from God over a period time years ago and one morning during quiet time I asked God for a scripture. I was all excited when I heard Him say Proverbs 12:3. I hurriedly opened my bible and turned to the verse to see what God was saying to me. Proverbs 12: 3 reads, “A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal, But {even} the compassion of the wicked is cruel”. I cracked up laughing because I had promised God I would feed the fish in my fish tank the night before and forgot and went to bed. So a righteous man must take care of his animals…BN

    Well a few things really stick out more than others so I will tell those. During a time in my early walk with the Lord, Jas and I were living in the little church we pastored. I was in a time of really seeking who God was in my life cause I had always know him (in religion) to be this strict deity who was just “waiting” for me to fall so he could put some disease on my or something…shabush….He was showing me a side of Him that was quite the contrary. In quiet time, I would hear him chuckle…then I would chuckle because He was chuckling. I learned to have fun in the presence of God and laugh with him in those times. During that same time I was asking about moving out of the tiny little Sunday school rooms and perhaps find an apt or house to rent. Wanting to stay in His perfect will for my life I went to Him. In tears I sought His face for guidance and finally, ever so gently I heard him say, “Psalm 23″. Being a familiar passage I began to quote it and he said, “No, read it…” I was obedient and quickly looked it up and my eyes were lead to the bottom part of the passage as it reads,” 6Surely* goodness and mercy* shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.*

    I actually heard him giggle inside and say, “Not really….” We moved the following week….JS

    I heard one speaker recently tell of how once told him while he was in the pulpit preaching to “livening it up at bit down there, you’re boring us up here!” His method of delivery changed from that day forth.

    God’s not religious, stuffy, boring or any of those kind of things. He’s alive, refreshing, vibrant and He has a great sense of humor.
    Bro. Bill