Month 6:19, Week 3:4 (Revee/Shavu'ot), Year:Day 5940:167 AM|
TESHUVAH 19/39, 2Exodus 1/40
Gregorian Calendar: Saturday 13 September 2014
555 The Bride is Not Ready
Continued from Part 18
The Voice of Yahweh Speaks
I spent a sleepless night last night as Yahweh sent me two messages which I heard audibly when he woke me at 5.55 am this morning. The first one, which is the title of this short address, was:
THE BRIDE IS NOT READY!
Vision of the Bride
As He spoke these words I saw a vision of a woman in a bridal dress looking into the distance but what especially stuck out was that she was only partly solid, and partly aetherial, as though she was only half materialised. And I wondered, and pondered, and prayed.
"Fear and trembling overwhelmed me and I shudder from head to foot" (Ps.55:5, NEB)
I have said many times before that we have the unfortunate tendency to think we are holier, better, more progressed, further down the line and closer to Heaven than we actually are. I had fervently hoped that this Sukkot would find us on a spiritual faith-based height that would see us all - this ministry and the Remnant in the Body of Messiah generally - ready to receive more of the Sukkot anointing I spoke of yesterday.
Of Personal and Corporate Repentance
The more I pondered this painful emet (truth), the more the spirit of teshuvah (repentance) welled up in me because I was, and am, a part of that Messianic Bride too. There is much personal and collective (as Messianic Israel) repenting to do before the Remnant can be gathered successfully. Though I cannot speak for any individual's sins except my own, I can prophetically share some emet (truth) about the Body.
The Meaning of 555: The Beached Whale
We are like a beached whale (tanniyn 555), yet in sin and unpunished (naqah 555), awaiting the tide to refloat us. We have, instead of making teshuvah (repentance), sought to buy (qanah 555) our flesh off with presents (make compromises), seeking to keep (shamar 555) or retain our sinful behaviour, excusing it as our immutable 'personality', and because we have done this we remain divided (chalaq 555) within and amongst ourselves. Therefore we have refused to come ('alah 555) to Yahweh for a complete healing and remained drunken (shikkowr 555) in our delusion, supposing we are strong (chazaq 555) when we are weak (yet in our weakness we can be made strong:
Though the Prince (sar 555) of Shalom (Peace), Yah'shua (Jesus), seeks to deliver (natsal 555) us and give (nathan 555) us dominion (mishtar, 555) over the Enemy, He remains angry (ka'ac 555) because we refuse to let Him reign (malak 555) fully in our hearts as Sovereign and so be set free.
"That is why, for Messiah's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Cor.12:10, NIV).
The Choice: Enoch or the World
He woke me at 5.55 am to emphasise that walking (halekh 55) is not sitting, that the Kingdom is found and lived in by being active, not passive. Equally, we must walk in the right direction by imitating the Qodeshim (saints, set-apart ones) of old, and especially those who walked in the Melchizedek Order as we are supposed to be doing in this B'rit Chadashah (New Covenant), walking in light-side 555 and not dark-side 555:
"And Enoch walked with Elohim (God)" (555) (Gen.5:24)
"The people who walked in darkness" (555) (Is.9:2)
Compelled to Choose by Yom haKippurim
Those paralysed by fear into procrastination, who do nothing, who make no choice, have to choose action one way or the other...they will be compelled by what is in their heart and can no longer sit on the fence. In short, they must choose to make teshuvah (repent) or rebell and walk away. They must choose between "the kingdoms of the nations" (555) (Is.13:4) or to stand "before the King" (555) (Est.1:11) accepting the righteous judgment of the "hand of Israel" (555) (Judg.3:30). Every man and woman must do so where there are unresolved inner conflicts between the light and dark sides - between Yahweh and Satan. Then comes the judgment of Yom haKippurim. Every man and woman is forced to make this choice of action at this time of year - to remain in sin and go deeper into them or to make teshuvah (repent) and to move closer to Messiah.
The Second Word
Now to the second Davar Elohim (Word of God) given to me this morning. After being told that the Bride (of Messiah) is not ready, Yahweh spoke to me again, saying:
CALL FORTH THE BRIDE!
That is the calling of the Messianic House of Joseph and of this ministry and that we shall endeavour to do, in all emet (truth) with Yah's grace. Therefore:
Continued in Part 20
"As He who called you is qodesh (holy, set-apart), you also be qodesh (holy, set-apart) in all your conduct, because it is written, 'Be qodesh (holy, set-apart), for I am qodesh (holy, set-apart). And if you call on the Father, who without partiality judges according to each one's work, conduct yourselves throughout the time of your stay here in fear; knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Messiah, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you who through Him believe in Elohim (God), who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your emunah (faith) and tikveh (hope) are in Elohim (God)" (1 Peter 1:15-21, NKJV).
Comments from Readers
 "This is so powerful!" (CNS, Zambia, 15 September 2014)
 "What an EXCELLENT article and timely post, Christopher! Than you for sharing this experience/teaching/revelation. Thank you for sharing His word and making it to relevant to our lives. Blessings, brother!" (JS, 14 December 2015)