posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 04:01 AM
Natureboy - the main event hasn't happened, but some things have happened. The whole idea of being "caught up" to be with the Lord revolves
heavily around the concepts of a Jewish Wedding and the people invited to attend, the order of events as they unfold and the unveiling of mysteries.
Many, many people are invited but few are chosen to participate.
This wedding has a Bride, a Bridegroom, attendants to the Bride and attendants of the Bridegroom, and then there are the invited guests. Most
everyone will disagree with what I'm about to say, but there is only one Bridegroom, who is King, therefore there is only one Bride, who will be his
First thing that needs addressed is the invited guests. Every single person has an invite but there is going to be a whole lot of them, that will get
tossed out quickly. Why? Jesus says it's because of their wedding garments. The correct wedding garment will be a washed robe (found in the Book
of Daniel) or fine linen (found in Revelations). See, John the Baptist completely understood the "Wedding" to come - and even declared himself to
be the "friend" of the Bridegroom. He understood the whole process of how the people needed to be washed and the slate wiped clean, so people could
attend this wedding.
Secondly we need to address those people selected to attend. A person will know if they have been chosen by Jesus because they will undergo a second
baptism, the one John spoke about that came after him and this is the one given by Christ himself. These people are the elect. It's impossible for
them to be deceived. They "know" him and he "knows" them and they will never follow another because they know his voice and they are all beloved
followers. They are rare but they have all been given a gift of living water, which is of His Holy Spirit and they are sealed and set aside in the
new blood covenant. These people have the utmost compassion for people, but at the same time such a zeal for God, that they have been given
authority, that whatever they bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever they loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. But you cannot tell
who is born of Spirit and who is not, so it is a wise thing to always engage in friendly behavior - for you never know, when you could be entertaining
angels and unaware of it.
There are two stages to the wedding process - the betrothal (which is ongoing now) and this culminates in Christ returning for his Bride (things to
come and what many refer to as the rapture).
Betrothal - The Father picks the Bride and a price is paid to her Father and this has already been paid to any potential Bride, with the Lord's
blood. Then the potential Bride gives her consent to the betrothal - she accepts that the kingdom is at hand and repents. The Bridegroom then gives
gifts; which is the gift of living water, that is of His Holy Spirit. The Bride is then sanctified - you are set apart and made special because the
Father approves. Then a cup of wine representing the new covenant is drunk by the Bridegroom and the Bride. The Bridgroom then leaves to go prepare
a place to take his Bride, which is a new room at his Father's house. A dowry is then paid by the Father of the Bride, and a ring is given or better
yet, eternal life. Those who don't have the gift of living water are perishing and will perish, only to be raised at the judgement, for not doing
their homework and believing His message.
Then when the Father determines the room is ready he will tell his Son, to go get his Bride. He will return with a trumpet call and there will be two
witnesses; Moses and Elijah and that is why they were at the transfiguration. The entire wedding party will be transfigured and translated to the
Heavenly Feast and Consummation of the marriage.
There has been a delay though and the problem is with the Bride. She's been in a deep sleep and though she has been aroused, the Spirit is still
perfecting and purifying her. This is why the Lord urges people over and over again, to watch, and stay awake and he warns how he comes like a thief
in the night. How many of you have ever pulled an all-nighter for God? Jesus said he could come at the second or third watch of the night. Peter,
James and John couldn't stay awake, for three measly hours in the Garden, right before Jesus was arressted. Had they stayed awake, what might have
they seen? Felt? Smelled? Or even heard? Maybe that cup Jesus wants to pass holds his sweat and blood and it has your name on it. Imagine that.
The mystical cup known as the "Holy Grail" waiting for you.
[edit on 28-1-2009 by Myrtales Instinct]