A couple of weeks ago I heard the Lord say “I am coming for my bride without blemish or wrinkle” I was immediately reminded of Ephesians 5:27:
“He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.”
I have been pondering on this word for two weeks, asking God why he allowed me to hear those words. The Lord has been showing me that the wrinkles or blemishes not only refer to sin, but also to trauma, abuse, sickness, betrayal, and many other things that required HEALING, which Jesus already paid the price for.
A few minutes ago, I saw the bride of Christ, wearing a beautiful late 1800’s dress when all of the sudden someone pushed her into a muddy puddle on the road. I asked God what this meant, and I sensed that this lady wearing this beautiful dress represented the Church and the abuse many have endured and suffered within it. About a week ago, during our weekly Zoom call with Nate Johnston in our GROW group, we witnessed the beautiful healing of God over many that have suffered abuse and betrayal from within the Church. As I pondered on this vision, I saw the words in big bold letters: THE GLORIOUS MANIFESTATION OF THE CHURCH IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT 4 MONTHS.
Please, do not hear what I am not saying. I am not saying the coming of the Lord is about to happen in the next four months, however, I strongly feel that our Father has been healing and preparing His church for a great outpouring over the earth, and He has been preparing her through the healing of wounds and division. As the Church continues to yield to His healing in a humble position, the Lord is also equipping her to bring healing over the United States of America and the world!
During the same time, I heard Jesus say He is coming for His Church that has no blemish or wrinkle, I had a dream. During this dream, the Lord was positioning black, white, brown, Asian, and many different ethnicities that are part of His body in strategic positions to create what seems to be a machine or a weapon. It was almost like piecing together a LEGO toy, but instead of plastic pieces, it was His people. There weren’t separate groups trying to collaborate from a distance protected by their ethnicity. No. It was one body, one big weapon with many diverse parts, built and ready to disarm the forces of the enemy over the USA and the earth.
I pray that as you read this the Lord brings healing over your mind, soul, and body from past hurts within the Church and encourages you to know that YOU are needed in the body of Christ. My prayer is that the walls of division will crumble down within His Church to show the world this:
“For when you demonstrate the same love, I have for you by loving one another, everyone will know that you’re my true followers.”