Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Bride of Christ is Stuck in the Nineties



We tease my husband a lot because of the mullet haircut he had in the 90s.  My sons laugh pretty hard at his senior picture.  They don't understand...but we were cool back then.  

We married in 1993.  I had teased bangs and a pouffy dress, lots of sequins and pearls.  I used the colors "mauve and teal."  It was cool!   

...back then anyway.

A few mornings ago, I had a vision of being dressed as a bride.  I knew that my bridal gown was not up to date at all.  I had a huge veil that wrapped around the front of my head.  I had teased hair and there were ruffles on my dress. I looked in the mirror and was a bit horrified that I looked like Rachel from the TV show Friends.

I asked the Lord why I was seeing this vision… (Honestly, I was a little bit fearful to hear the interpretation LOL! Since I grew up in the 80s/90s I think I have a fear of teased hair!)

After a bit of prayer, I heard the Lord say, “My Bride is stuck in the pattern of the 90s.”

As always, when the Lord speaks one little sentence can bring a tsunami of understanding.  The three-dimensional understanding that I heard in my Spirit was that the Bride had really updated herself since the 90s.  She was still stuck in the paradigm of what the Lord did twenty-five years ago.

Twenty-five years ago – we were learning all about prayer and intercession and our identity in Christ.  We were reading “What’s so Amazing about Grace” by Phillip Yancey.  We were mesmerized by the “Left Behind” series.  Joyce Meyer had given us “Battlefield of the Mind.”   Tommy Tenney taught us to be “God Chasers.”  Stormie Omartian taught us the power of a Praying Spouse.  And Jim Cymbala gave us a “Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire” for intercession.

But really - for the most part, we haven’t moved forward since then.

There are parts of the Body of Christ that have focused on updating themselves.  But large portions of the Bride are still stuck at the “Battlefield of the Mind.”

Friends – Jesus is coming back for an “up to date” Bride.

He’s moved on from the 90s – but we have not.

God has moved on to prophecy and the FiveFold ministry.  He has moved beyond pastors and teachers and evangelists – He has installed the apostles and prophets, and most of the Church has not noticed.

God has moved on from simple intercession to deliverance and spiritual warfare.  These are all things that the Body of Christ is lagging behind on.  We must begin to update our “spiritual clothing.”

There are difficulties coming in which we need for our Bridal dress to also be our armor.  There is no more time for ruffles and a big veil.  We must get down to business and get equipped with the powers of the age to come. 

These are the last days – and we are not ready for the fight we are about to experience.
After the Lord said, “My Bride is stuck in the pattern of the 90s,”  I heard a scripture verse in my spirit: Hosea 4:6.

It was a confirmation of the vision and interpretation I was hearing…

“my people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge…because they have rejected knowledge…”

A large portion of the bride has rejected the FiveFold ministry.  They have rejected the apostles and prophets.  They have rejected deliverance and effective spiritual warfare.  They are now woefully unprepared for the coming of the King, and the last battle that looms before His coming.

I know that my readers may feel helpless about this situation because their church has chosen not to “update” their knowledge and understanding in these areas.  You may feel powerless in being equipped in these areas… but you are not. The Lord said to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling.  When you stand before the throne  - “My church did not show me how to become ready for the coming of the Bridegroom” will not be an acceptable excuse for not getting ready.

There are resources available to you.  You must train yourself to be ready!  In fact, we are behind in getting prepared. 

BUT GRACE…

Grace can bring you up to date.  You need to call on the Lord for an update.  Ask Him to show you how to download an update from heaven.  I am going to list some resources below that will help you as well.  If your church is not preparing you and equipping you with tools to be victorious over your enemy, then you need to do it yourself!  No more excuses!  I am here to help you and encourage you too!

If you have not followed me on Facebook, I encourage you to do so.  I release words and videos from time to time that I do not release on this blog.  I want to equip you!  I want to make you ready for Christ.  I will do everything I can to help you understand the powers of the age to come.
I welcome your questions.  I welcome your engagement.  It is my calling to make the Bride ready… how can I help you?

I’m going to be putting more videos on Youtube soon.  You can find some of them by clicking this link…








ALSO, here are a few links to important understandings about the Five Fold Ministry, Deliverance AND Spiritual Armor:






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