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



  • The Restoration of the True Prophet

    prophetsIt was July 15, 2009, while on our annual family vacation at the beach, that I was given the first of a series of dreams that week about the state of church and Christ’s bride.

    The first thing revealed to me was a dream about the condition of the ministry gift of prophet.

     Journal Entry: Dream – Restoration Required – 7/15/2009
    I was in an office consisting of four separate rooms; I knew by the Spirit that the office represented the ministry gift of the prophet. Each room was in various states of disrepair due to a serious lack of care and maintenance. Someone before me had begun renovating several of the rooms but for whatever reason had quit before finishing. In the remodeling process, one of the newly renovated rooms already had large holes in the ceiling caused by rain leaking through the roof damaging the new ceiling and carpet.

    The largest room hadn’t been touched; it had a large gap in the wall between the window and ceiling where I could see to the outside. The gap allowed dirt to enter the office covering all the equipment and furniture. Anyone who worked or came into the office would get dirty due to its neglected condition. The office was truly awful, non-functional and a disgrace to the company. I said, “Get the president of the company and he will repair this!” End Journal Entry-

    Meaning:
    I woke up from the dream pondering what I had seen. By the condition of the office, Holy Spirit was showing me that the current condition of the ministry gift of prophet is in disrepair, unsightly, dysfunctional and dirty to God. It is polluted with dirt and foreign matter which doesn’t belong making it unclean before Him. Obviously, there had been no one performing maintenance on this office for a very long time, even though the office was in daily use. The people, which had previously occupied this office, had tried to renovate it but apparently had gotten discouraged when met with resistance, gave up and acclimated themselves to the existing condition.  They submitted to the system.

    This dream was followed by eight more dreams dealing with the condition of the church today and the transition by the Spirit; we’ve entered into the preparation of the bride of Christ.  By Holy Spirit placing this dream first in a series of dreams that followed, tells me that the ministry gift of the prophet must be restored as God purposed it in order for the body of Christ to transition into the time of the preparation of the bride of Christ. Read Preparation of the Bride – The Epoch pt. 1 & Preparation of the Bride – Pt. 2 – Meet With Me

    Why must the prophet be restored?
    God is restoring the true ministry gift of the prophet to the believers today. Without the authority of the prophet’s voice speaking in the church today, the church is blind to the direction of what God is doing or about to do at a given time. The prophet represents the eye to the body of Christ, God revealed His method in Amos 3:7.

    “Surely the Lord GOD does nothing
    Unless He reveals His secret counsel
    To His servants the prophets.”

    The prophet is the watchman on the wall, watching and listening to see what the Lord will say.

    Habakkuk 2:1-3
    “I will stand on my guard post
    And station myself on the rampart;
    And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me,
    And how I may reply when I am reproved.
    Then the LORD answered me and said,
    “Record the vision
    And inscribe it on tablets,
    That the one who reads it may run.
    “For the vision is yet for the appointed time;
    It hastens toward the goal, and it will not fail.
    Though it tarries, wait for it;
    For it will certainly come, it will not delay.”

    The way man view things and the way God views things are very different.

    Isa 55:9
    “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    So are My ways higher than your ways,
    And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

    The way pastors and teachers view the word is different from the prophet. The pastor/teacher speaks of the expressed or the explained word, the prophet speaks of the illuminated or revealed word.

    seer Today, there may be no true prophets operating within the walls of the organized church system. I didn’t say there were no true prophets, but their voice and ministry gift are stifled under the control of man and they aren’t given the opportunity to speak freely. Any true prophet of God would certainly rebuke the division the church system has created in the body of Christ, regardless if it’s denominational or non-denominational.

    Turkish proverb: “If you speak the truth when everyone else believes and is practicing the opposite, make sure you are sitting on a very swift horse.”

    How does the great revival come?
    Holy Spirit has shown me that just as the prophet John the Baptist prepared the way for Christ, first coming so shall it be that the prophet(s) will rise up preaching repentance preparing the way for His second coming. No true revival can be had without the conviction of sin, righteousness and judgment by Holy Spirit. John was purposed and birthed into the Earth and entered into his assigned ministry at the appointed time and so it is with all true prophets.  Their birth is a supernatural event witnessed by those only trusted by God and they have been prepared outside of the sight of man.

    John came out of the wilderness speaking not in the synagogues of organized religion of the day, but to whomever would listen. John’s purpose was prophesied in the Old Testament which was to prepare the way of the Lord and so shall it be now that true prophets will seemingly come out of nowhere (the wilderness) speaking to the people warning them to turn from wickedness and bear fruit worthy of repentance. People came out of the synagogues to hear him because John wasn’t allowed into the religious system of the day and so shall it be in these times as well. Most all great revivals occurred outdoors and in the streets.

    Matthew 3:2-3
    “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make ready the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight!'”

    outside the campThe true prophet despises the religious spirit that manifests in organized religion because he sees it for what it is and what it is does to the people of God. He sees the harlotry being committed before God as people pursue self in a religious system which is controlled by a foreign spirit, the Babylon spirit. Escape From Babylon Thus the true prophet or the end-time prophet will operate outside the walls of the church just as John the Baptist. The revival which will come will not take place within the walls of the existing church system. Any move of God in the current church system will be to draw the people away from its control and unto Christ for He is calling forth His bride to come out into an intimate relationship with Him.

    But we must remember that the church system has many who are Christ loving, sincere people, who truly have a heart for the things of God. The very leadership that is controlling the sheep is being controlled by the system they serve and don’t even recognize it for what it is.

    “Always separate the failure of the system from the hearts of the people in it.” Jake Colsen

    When God decides to bring revival, he will bypass the old regime (leadership, structure, theology) and move outside of the Church system. Many will return to the home meetings for intimacy in fellowship just as the early saints gathered.

    Luke 5:37-38:
    Jesus said it this way; “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins, or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins…”

    (Ez. 34:9-10; Ez. 34:15-16 [NLT]
    Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord. This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I now consider these shepherds my enemies, and I will hold them responsible for what has happened to my flock. I will take away their right to feed the flock, and I will stop them from feeding themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths; the sheep will no longer be their prey. … I myself will tend my sheep and give them a place to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign Lord. I will search for my lost ones who strayed away, and  I will bring them safely home again. I will bandage the injured and strengthen the weak. But I will destroy those who are fat and powerful. I will feed them, yes—feed them justice!

    I was perplexed when I first heard the Lord say to me after this dream, “My bride comes not so much from the church as from the world.” I now understand why Christ spoke the following words.

    Matt 22:1-14
    “And Jesus answered and spoke to them again in parables, saying,  The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king, who gave a wedding feast for his son.  And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come.  Again he sent out other slaves saying, Tell those who have been invited, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast.   But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business, and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them.  But the king was enraged and sent his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and set their city on fire. Then he said to his slaves, the wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.  And those slaves went out into the streets, and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests. But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw there a man not dressed in wedding clothes, and he said to him, Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes? And he was speechless.  Then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.”



  • Escape From Babylon

    Journal Entry: Dream-Escape From Babylon

    Date: 1-10-2010 – 3:30 AM

    I saw a man sitting in a chair looking despondent when suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared before him. The man asked, “What are you here for?” The angel responded, “I am here to deliver you from the spirit of Babylon.”

    in prisonThe angel took the man by the hand and immediately they began to soar vertically at a high rate of speed into the air. I could hear demons moaning and shrieking as the angel carried the man upward while ascending through level after level of the demonic Babylonian kingdom.

    As they climbed higher and higher I saw what appeared to be the top of a large dome made of reinforced concrete. The dome had rows of elongated slots which came to a point on the ends making the structure incredibly strong and prison-like. Each slot was filled with darkness and it was an impossible barrier to escape from- without the power of the angel to deliver the man. I heard the man say, “I didn’t even know I was in prison.”  Then the dream ended.

    I believe the man in the dream represented me being delivered from the religious system.

    -End Journal Entry-

    What spirit did the angel come to deliver the man from? It was the spirit of Babylon. The spirit of Babylon is the spirit which rules the world and the church system today. This includes all forms of religions which are made up of countless doctrines, creeds, separatism, denominations and non-denominational churches alike.

    The word church in the Greek word ekklesia which basically means called out ones. It isn’t a church building, it’s believers in Christ.

    The Babylon spirit is carnal mindedness and all that it can divise. The Babylon spirit displays haughtiness, arrogance and the pride of man’s knowledge above God’s knowledge and wisdom. Spiritual Babylon long ago hijacked Christ’s gospel replacing it with the “institutional, organized” church system.

    Ignatius was the third pastor of Antioch (110 A.D) who apparently served under apostle John . Ingatius installed his own believe’s in an attempt to prevent heresies of Gnosticism and Docetism. By doing so Inatius established the Clergy system. He wrote: “Follow your bishop, every one of you, as obediently as Jesus Christ followed the Father. Obey your Clergy too, as you would Apostles; give your deacons the same reverence that you would to a command from God. Make sure no step affecting the Church is ever taken by anyone without the bishop’s sanction. The sole Eucharist you should consider valid is one that is celebrated by the bishop himself, or by some person authorized by him. Where the bishop is to be seen, there let all his people be; just as wherever Jesus Christ is present, we have the Catholic Church. Nor is it permissable to conduct baptism or the Eucharist without the bishop. On the other hand, whatever does have this sanction can be sure of God’s approval too. This is the way to make certain of soundness and validity of anything you do.”

     In the church system people feel safe, sufficient, significant, assured, justified and secure. It gives forth to self-serving, status, position, reputation, security and identity to many all the while the institution itself grows in its power and importance. Many people depend on the church system for their livelihood, significance, preeminence, validation, power and recognition. The man in the dream was imprisoned by the system and didn’t even know it. This is the way millions of God-loving saints are today. They are imprisoned in a church system of man’s making and do not even realize it.

    In fact, I find the comparison of prison and the church system very astute. Prison inmates are under the control of the warden’s rules and regulations just like the many people in the pews today are under the control of leadership’s rules and regulations of man’s own making. There is no freedom for the congregation in the church system today, just like there is no freedom for an inmate in prison. A prisoner doesn’t get to do anything unless someone “lets” him do it. I have heard leadership say, “let the people do this or let them do that.” The word “let” truly indicates control of the congregation and this shouldn’t be! If someone stays in prison long enough they become institutionalized. The same thing happens to people in the church system if they stay in it long enough. They become institutionalized or indoctrinated to what that particular church system believes.

    I have watched the church system for sometime now with all of its organization, orchestration, formats which restrain the free flowing leading of Holy Spirit. However, I have upon a few occasions seen Holy Spirit move within in the confines of a man inspired church system. I had to know from God why Holy Spirit moves when He does.

    Stake in the sandHoly Spirit showed me a picture of a stake driven into the sand high up on a beach. There is was, a lone stake driven in the sand, far away from the surf. The stake represents the church system beliefs, what it is about, its creed, denomination, faith statement, doctrine, identity, etc.  Then I was shown a picture of the ebb and tide of the ocean. The tide comes in and the tide goes back out, this cycle is repeated daily. Occasionally the surf is so stirred that the waves come up far enough to reach the stake only to eventually recede back out to sea.  The Lord said, “I move upon my people like this in their personal time and occasionally during a meeting to soak them in My presence and to draw them unto Me, to teach them to follow after the ebb and tide of My Spirit. When I move on a congregation, I am not validating the church system as the religious think. I want to draw people out of it and unto Me, I want them to learn to follow the ebb and tide of My Spirit.”

    scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” Gen 11:3-5 NAS

    When meditating about the dream of the angel delivering the man from Babylon, I asked the Lord if He had a scriptural example of what I had seen in the dream and immediately I was reminded of when Peter was in prison and the angel of the Lord appeared to deliver him. Once Peter was delivered from prison, he went to his fellowship made up of the people praying for him. What spirit was behind the imprisonment of Peter? Could the answer be the spirit of Babylon? Most certainly because the Babylonian spirit operates through the flesh (carnal man) and wants approval from man! Herod demonstrated both in Acts 12:1-3.

    Observe the spirit of Babylon in operation in this verse:

     “Now about that time Herod the king laid hands on some who belonged to the church (GK. ekklesia means “called out ones”), in order to mistreat them.  And he had James the brother of John put to death with a sword.  And when he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also.” Acts 12:1-3 NAS

    “For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” Rom 8:14-15 NAS

    When I heard the Lord say to me a few months ago, “My bride comes not so much from the church as from the world,” I was somewhat taken back by this statement as to what He meant. I didn’t understand then what has now been made so clear to me now after much prayer, study and revelations.

    The reason the bride must come out from the institutional church system is that the church system is incapable of preparing the bride of Christ. It can only institutionalize its congregants to be dependant upon the church system. In fact its interest is truly to grow the institution’s power and influence and not grow the people. In a recent Barna Group survey, 9 out of 10 pastors were surveyed and said that the church (system) was full of babies. However, each pastor commented that they had no babies in their own congregation.

    The Babylonian spirit is a spirit that sets out to extinguish faith with false doctrine which leads man into works. For when faith dies there is no faith which leads people to ascend to God in their own way. It disrupts the plan and purposes of God by its influence of a non-God spirit.

    The Babylonian spirit influences ministries to do works such as, let us build, let us make a name for ourselves, let us do great projects, let us be like God. It replaces the faith with works and does not follow nor seek the leading or direction of Holy Spirit.

    escapeThe spirit of Babylon is found in the story of the Tower of Babel. “ And they said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be

    “So Peter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God.  And on the very night when Herod was about to bring him forward, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains; and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison.  And behold, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared, and a light shone in the cell; and he struck Peter’s side and roused him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And his chains fell off his hands.  And the angel said to him, “Gird yourself and put on your sandals.” And he did so. And he said to him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.”  And he went out and continued to follow, and he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.  And when they had passed the first and second guard, they came to the iron gate that leads into the city, which opened for them by itself; and they went out and went along one street; and immediately the angel departed from him.  And when Peter came to himself, he said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent forth His angel and rescued me from the hand of Herod and from all that the Jewish people were expecting.”  And when he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John who was also called Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying.” Acts 12:5-12 NAS

    Unlike the dream, Peter knew he was in prison but the man in the dream didn’t realize his imprisonment. Not knowing one is in prison is a far greater plight to a person because he is blind to his real circumstance.

    brokenIt you are within the confines of the church system you need to stop and take “inventory” and weigh truthfully what has been written here before God and trust Him to show you truth. God has appointed some to work within in the confines of the church system for a season only for reasons known to God and the believer. Perhaps it is to observe and learn up close and personal what the church system is really about. My heart is for the people to be delivered from the prison of the church system and to be brought into a personal and intimate relationship in Jesus Christ.

    “And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.” 1 John 2:27-28 NAS

    Bringing the bride of Christ out of the church system can only be done by the Spirit of the Lord because the church system is a stronghold in her mind through years of indoctrination. God has to take the church system out of the bride before she can ever be free and be presented to Christ as His bride.

    By the revelation of the Lord, we are in the time in which the focus of the Lord is to “prepare” His bride. That’s it! Most in leadership of the church system won’t recognize the paradigm shift that has occurred in the Spirit, thus they will continue on in the confines of the system. As in the first century, the existing religious system (Pharisees, Sadducees, etc) didn’t recognize the time of the Lord’s visitation and so shall it be now.

    The dream is a continuing theme which Holy Spirit keeps giving me to warn those who will listen and heed the warning of the committing adultery with the spirit of Babylon (church system). For more on this subject please read these articles. The Adulterous Church, The Preparation of the Bride Pt. 1 The Epoch, Jewels – My Bride, Vision of the Three Legged Donkey

    Scripture References:

    “ And when He approached, He saw the city and wept over it,  saying, “If you had known in this day, even you, the things which make for peace! But now they have been hidden from your eyes.  “For the days shall come upon you when your enemies will throw up a bank before you, and surround you, and hem you in on every side,  and will level you to the ground and your children within you, and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not recognize the time of your visitation.  

     And He entered the temple and began to cast out those who were selling,  saying to them, “It is written, ‘And My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a robbers’ den.’ 

     And He was teaching daily in the temple; but the chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people were trying to destroy Him,  and they could not find anything that they might do, for all the people were hanging upon His words”. Luke 19:41-48 NAS

    “And another angel, a second one, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who has made all the nations drink of the wine of the passion of her immorality.” Rev 14:8 NAS

    “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, “Come out of her, my people, that you may not participate in her sins and that you may not receive of her plagues;  for her sins have piled up as high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities.” Rev 18:4-5 NAS



  • Seeing In the Dark

    Sunday morning I entered quiet time with a heavy heart, He had been quiet for so long. I needed to hear from Him and asked the Lord, “What have I done that so offends you? Are you not still my Lord? Do you not still have my heart?”

    Then the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Come let us reason together, for I have graced you in many ways and indeed you truly walk in them. Although it isn’t understood by many, my paths are difficult to tread, even on a good day.

    bubble boyBreezes blow and then they’re gone.  In the wind there is hope for a season of change. Light will once again shine upon you from out of the darkness; you will come to see more light. Dark times are necessary to teach you to appreciate the good things of life all the more; few can truly understand this principal. For to be able to see light and glory and hope while in the darkest of times, will be essential in the days ahead. It is vital to have “hope” when it appears to be hopeless.

    Trust in Me and I will deliver you from the hands of those who are at odds with you, they are as a vapor to Me and will not stand in truth before Me. Between now and tomorrow I will deliver you from them. It will occur and the wind will cover your face. Let the word settle in your heart.

    I am able to deliver you. I have a plan. I have a purpose. Come let us reason together. Light comes to you in the darkness. Light covers you in darkness. It is the way of the Lord.”  -Journal Entry End –

    When my wife and I entered this season of walking blindly in the darkness, it just seemed crazy to think of God and to think of darkness. What was God saying to us…see in the dark!?

    His Glory –

    “Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.  Ps 97:2 NAS

    “He bowed the heavens also, and came down

    With thick darkness under His feet.

    And He rode upon a cherub and flew;

    And He sped upon the wings of the wind.

    He made darkness His hiding place,

    His canopy around Him,

    Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

    From the brightness before Him passed His thick clouds,” Ps 18:9-12 NAS

    After entering into this season of testing, while in my quiet time, my eyes were closed and I was meditating on Him.  I saw a dark shadow in a robe, shaped like the Lord, slowly pass between my head and the lamp sitting on the table to the right of my chair. After He passed, I opened my eyes and saw nothing nor did I sense anything there. I believe it was God showing me that His glory and presence can be as thick as darkness.

    Then the LORD said, ‘Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by. Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.’” Ex 33:21-23 NAS

    “Then Solomon said, “The LORD has said that He would dwell in the thick cloud. I have surely built Thee a lofty house, a place for Thy dwelling forever.” 1 Kings 8:12-13 NAS

    “I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the doors of bronze, and cut through their iron bars.  I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden wealth of secret places, in order that you may know that it is I, The LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name.” Isa 45:2-3 NAS

    Our God is ever teaching those who will follow Him in truth, new dimensions of Himself. Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:17 “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.”

    I pray this often, and I like it when God is revealing more knowledge of Him to me in dreams, visions and prophecies. I like serving God when His glory and His tangible presence are upon me. I like it when He seems so near to me and the anointing of God is so strong that I feel purposed in Him for great things. Who wouldn’t love that?

    man on ladderHowever, God wants us to see another side of Him that is vital for the days and the years ahead and it is vital for the Bride of Christ to arm herself with this knowledge. God wants us to learn about seeing Him in the darkness. I know what you’re thinking that God is light and there is no darkness in Him, which is true but I’m talking about finding Him in the trials, insults, distresses, persecutions and in the most difficult of times, in the delay, in everything! We must learn to see God where He can’t easily been seen. As it is said, “There is an appointed time for everything, and there is a time for every event under heaven.”  Eccl 3:1 NAS

    Paul wrote, “Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Cor 12:10 NAS

    “Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am in. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Phil 4:11-13 NAS

    Paul said I have learned the “secret,” …which was seeing God in the darkness! He could see God when in abundance or when suffering need or filled and going hungry, he was content because he knew how God saw it, He allowed it.

    Its human nature to want things to be easy, but God knows that isn’t the best thing for us. How can we learn to trust God unless we are placed into situations where we (or anyone else) are unable to deliver us? Years ago, I was in the attic of our home, when my eye caught some weight lifting equipment lying on the floor. I heard Holy Spirit say, “It’s the resistance that makes you strong.”

    God allows the darkness to come with the trials and the testing. Jesus told Peter that Satan had demanded permission to test him and it appears that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit agreed it was a good idea. Peter was tested, and even denied Jesus, but He had already prayed for Peter’s faith not to fail.

    “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, go and strengthen your brothers.” Luke 22:31-33 NAS

    When I asked, Lord how do we learn to see You in the darkness?  He reminded me that the human eye must acclimate when going from light to dark or visa versa in order for us to be able to see. During times of adjustment, we are helpless and feel vulnerable until our eyes have fully accustomed to the situation. Fear desires to grab hold of us when we can’t see. The correct thing for us to do is to walk blindly and to trust the fact that your steps are aligned with God and knowing that He sees clearly.

    If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,

    And the light around me will be night,”

    Even the darkness is not dark to Thee,

    And the night is as bright as the day.

    Darkness and light are alike to Thee.” Ps 139:11-12 NAS

    Thinking too Much –

    Don’t think too much, it is possible to think ourselves right out of the plan of God. God is working on our behalf whither we realize it or not and regardless if it’s day or night. When we are in the period of darkness, God is working.

    Find Contentment –

    When we are in the darkness, we must become content with the darkness of unknowing and obscurity. We must learn to walk in pure child-like faith, relying on the Father and the fact that He is extremely aware of our plight. Eventually we will move from unknowing to knowing. We don’t have to understand why, we just have to believe!

    The Purpose –

    glass houseI believe that God is preparing people to train the bride of Christ. In order to properly undertake this responsibility, we must be purged, purified and refined just as the bride of Christ will be. The darkness and its process is part of God’s greater plan. The darkness is full of tilts, of topsy-turvy and of rollercoaster events which are meant to bring the believer into a place of insight, humility, and child-like faith.  The darkness is cleansing and gives us the ability to see God in the darkest of times. The coming years will be full of darkness and the greatest of evil is at the threshold of time now. Revelation 12: 7-14 (War in Heaven).

    Many church leaders around the world are reporting that the things in ministry that used to work are no longer working. Many ministries are struggling to make sense of it all. Attendance and offerings are down and the ones who are coming to church are perplexed as well. All the programs, sermons, praise songs, offerings, etc, aren’t able to keep people in church today. Many in leadership are frustrated and are making the mistake of brainstorming for new ideas to keep the people from leaving. They fail to recognize there has been a paradigm shift in the Spirit and that is the Preparation of the Bride has begun. The answer (insight) will be found when the church goes through a great period of darkness.

    “And some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge, and make them pure, until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.” Dan 11:35 NAS

    And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. Many will be purged, purified and refined; but the wicked will act wickedly, and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand”. Dan 12:9-10 NAS

    I pray this brings as much healing to you as writing it has to me.

    Be Blessed In Him,

    Bro. Bill Nelson



  • The Preparation of the Bride – The Epoch pt.1

    For many years, the Father has shared His secrets with me, which deal with the timing of end time events and shifts in the Spirit. When I say timing I am talking about epochs, which basically means time and season and appointed events in Bible prophecy.

    The BrideAt the end of a weekly prayer meeting on May 29, 2007, as I got up off my knees, I heard the Father say, “Thinning Out”. That’s it, two words but serious and very powerful words from the Father.  I knew that the church must  be purged of those who are discontent, disgruntled and those who were there for the wrong reasons. Indeed this word has played out over the course of two years; we have witnessed many leave the church from the local body, the nation as well as international ministries. Many walked out of their local churches in rebellion, disgruntled and disillusioned while others were exposed in public as a national disgrace. However, I want to show you that the season, the time, the epoch has changed as Christ’s return approaches closer. Christ wants you to know it is time to make yourself ready! Scripture Ref. 1 Peter 4:17 “For {it is} time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if {it} {begins} with us first, what {will be} the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?”

    “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

    On May, 31, 2007 my wife and I watched our favorite TV program, we liked to watch this particular program for our fun-time together.  I heard the Father say, “After this, the preparation of the bride begins”.  The “after this” was two words I heard during the prayer meeting the two nights prior where the Father said, “Thinning out”.

    After the “thinning out” the preparation of the bride begins.

    On July 15, 2009 in the night the Father showed me a vision of a card and written on the card were three words, “Prepare My Bride!”  Then I awoke and began laying this new assignment at His feet.  I recognized these words represent a major shift in the Spirit and the plan of God.  I told Him, “I don’t know how nor do I know who the bride is or what condition is she in. Father, show me the bride and give me the anointing required to fulfill this commission!” Please note that in the natural it is impossible to fulfill a God-given assignment in our own ability or strength. We must rely on His anointing to accomplish His will.  I believe we will begin to see people coming back to the body of Christ, people you would thought would never be serving God, but they will! They’re part of the bride. You’ll see great signs, wonders and miracles happening to those who come unto Him in the days ahead!

    The next night the Father began to give me a series of dreams about the bride.

    Dream #1: The Bride Is Missing People

    bride On July 16, 2009, in a dream, I was asked to build a nursery in a church. I put together what I could find from what supplies were available, but there just wasn’t enough material to work with or enough people to help.  I called in a man I knew was knowledgeable in building things and has wisdom to get advice on what I needed to complete the nursery project. He said that I needed more support here and then pointed to another area and said it was missing pieces and it would take more people to make it happen but I had a good start.

     [The dream’s meaning showed me the bride is missing people who belong in the bride but are not properly aligned in the will of God. We need them to make the bride complete. The man in the dream is a man I know who isn’t currently involved in church or with his family, he is addicted to alcohol. The man represents all those who are out of God’s will thus “dis-appointed”. They belong in the bride but have never found their place in God’s will] See Millions Will Perish

    Dream #2: The Bride Is International

    July 16, 2009 many people were at a company dressed up as soldiers from all over the world, there were Russians, Germans, East block, etc. It was very colorful and amazing to see all the nations represented. Although we all come from different corners of the globe we had one thing in common, we were all soldiers.

    [The dreams meaning is that the bride will be made up of people from all nations around the world]. Scripture ref. Matthew 24:31 “And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.”

    Dream #3: Corporate Authority

    On July 16, 2009 I was given another dream where I worked for a very large corporate company.  One employee was having trouble so I approached the company leadership on his behalf discussing his problem in an effort to get him help. The man in leadership, which was less than merciful, told me I couldn’t discuss matters like this with leadership ever again.  I said, “I can and I will!” Then a man got hurt on a fire hose near an escalator and needed 911 services, but when I went to leadership they didn’t care to help. They just left it to the employees to get the man help and we did.

    [Meaning: Much of the current leadership in the established church is self-serving and they put their welfare before the congregations’ welfare. They feel the congregation is there to serve them rather than them serving the people. Most church leadership doesn’t want to discuss real issues with the church members nor do they want to hear how they are missing it. They often order people to be silent in these matters. The encouraging thing in the dream is that the body worked it out without leadership’s heavy hand.  This is the mold for the bride. The bride will discover that this is the way the early church handled matters. They weren’t encumbered by self-serving leadership and grew close and tight together as a unit. They experienced “ekklesia”, the real church for themselves and so will the bride of Christ.] Scripture Ref. 1 Peter 2:17 “Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.”, John 13:34-35 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Romans 12:10 {Be} devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor, Romans 13:8 Owe nothing to anyone except to love one another; for he who loves his neighbor has fulfilled {the} law.  For Leaders:  Hebrew 13:7 “Obey your leaders and submit {to them,} for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.”

    Dream #3:  Scene 2 The Bride Freed From Addiction

    In a secret office, in the back right corner, people were being anointed to minister deliverance from alcohol, drugs and all manner of addictions. As he pleaded with the officers to let him go, an addicted man said, “This is going to ruin my career!”

    [God is anointing people to minister to addicts of all kinds, to minister deliverance to them so that they can step into their place in the bride of Christ. So many people are “dis-appointed” from the bride due to addiction. God will deliver them from this horrible lifestyle! Wait and see!]

    Dream #4: Grand Central Station

    foreign spiritJuly 17, 2009 – I found myself sitting in Grand Central Station and it was empty! This startled me because it is one of the busiest locations in New York City. I asked the Father where are all the people and I heard Him say, “There’s no one here, but they’re coming”. There was a large steam locomotive standing beside the bench I was sitting on and it was fake. It had a frame that held up the shape of a locomotive but it was just there for show, it couldn’t do anything. I looked around for a wrench and began losing some bolts to take this fake equipment down. I turned to a man who was coming by and I said, “Why don’t you take this locomotive because you can use it in your business.”  I heard a sound and looked far down to the other end of the building where a man in a golf cart was speeding my way. I thought to myself “Uh oh”.  The man had seen me taking down the display, and as he pulled up by me with screeching tires, A man dressed in an Air Force uniform. He looked at me and said, “If you need anything just call us!”

    [Meaning: The bride isn’t assembled yet but it is time for her to come together. The fake things must be removed before the real can be revealed. My assignment is to help remove the fake, false doctrine that prevents people from seeing the urgency to make themselves ready.  The Air Force man…well that’s pretty clear at to its meaning…If I need anything I can just ask the Father and He will send me help in a big way. Jesus said that he could call upon 12 legions to rescue him if he desired.]  See Preparation of the Bride Pt. 2

    Dream #5 – The Condition of the Bride

    July 17, 2009 – With her back to me, I saw my wife raise her blouse up in a motion that exposed her breasts as she began running up a dirt ramp. I watched in wonder as to why she would possibly be doing this. She kept climbing up the ramp and at the top there was a rusty colored tanker ship. She jumped spread eagle and stuck her breasts and entire body up tight against the ship in a very provocative manner.

    [Meaning – The bride is committing adultery and fornication with foreign spirits. Most tankers are foreign and ships can represent spirits. My wife represents the bride in this dream. The bride currently is exposing herself and committing adultery to foreign spirits. Please examine every area in your life to see if you are intimate with things that aren’t of God. If so, say what God says about them and turn from them immediately and God will restore you. ] Scripture Ref. 1 Cor. 6:15-16 “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be! Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body {with her?} For He says, “THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.” See Vision of the Three Legged Donkey

    Scripture Ref. 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.

    This is first of a multiple part series. I pray you have been by reading this blog.

    Bro. Bill