Don’t Miss the Wedding – Time to Stop Worrying About Things that Don’t Matter

I had this dream almost three and a half years ago, a significant time period in itself, and this week the Holy Spirit again reminded me of its contents.

After waking with the alarm and then falling asleep again, I dreamt I was my sister Gayle’s bridesmaid and we were standing outside a building with all the equipment and suitcases needed to get ready for the wedding. I had curlers in my hair and was struggling with the multi-layered hairstyle. It began to rain lightly and Gayle went inside. I took quite a time to gather up all the luggage and then I went inside to find a large entrance hall with rooms leading off it. I went into a room and found it was the venue for the reception. People were busy with the catering inside, but Gayle was not there.

Then I heard her voice raised loudly in praise and followed its’ sound to a large restroom, which was filled with many women preparing. There were counter-tops and mirrors all around the walls, like a ladies’ public bathroom. I managed to find space next to Gayle and put down all the stuff I was carrying. She was looking in the mirror and worshiping God. We did not speak to each other.

I was still struggling with my hair as some bits had curled extremely tightly and others flicked the wrong way. I realized I would have to use the hot brush to fix it. At some point, Gayle disappeared, but I took no notice because I was busy fussing over my own appearance in the mirror. I imagined how my hair would look in the photographs and felt pleased.

Two other women appeared and showed great interest in my preparations, exclaiming over what they found in the suitcase on the floor; however, they actually obstructed my progress and got in the way.

I was busy outlining my lips, but all the makeup pencils were broken. I kept noticing that Gayle had not returned, but then comforted myself because the veil was still in a packet on the floor and she would need to come back to put that on before the wedding ceremony took place. I finally managed to get my white shoes on and discovered that my own wedding dress was also in the suitcase.

“Oh,” I thought to myself, “we could have both been dressed in wedding dresses,” but then I decided to stay in my bridesmaid’s dress. I packed up all the beauty aids in the suitcase, which was one of those soft clear plastic cases with zips used for storing things under beds.

I considered text-messaging a friend to tell her Gayle was getting married, but then thought that would confuse her because Gayle and her husband Stuart had been together for so many years already and seemed married for all intents and purposes, so I didn’t.

Then one of these interfering women called Gayle repeatedly in a very shrill voice. I looked through the doorway and saw a woman come out of a church building a little way up a hill, to say that Gayle could not come because she was busy and someone else would come to her aid instead.

I rushed outside and asked where Gayle was and discovered the wedding ceremony was almost over and they were about to take photographs. I was devastated and pointed out that she didn’t have her veil. I strode up the hill to look for Gayle with a dark-haired woman accompanying me. I was crying and even swore once in anger and the woman laughed at this outburst. I was saying, “Why didn’t they tell me; why did they start without me?”

I just kept repeating this over and over and the feeling of shock and devastation overwhelmed me. We passed a small clump of trees like miniature woodlands with wooden pews in amongst them. I thought that was a possible venue for an outdoor wedding. There was still no sight of Gayle or the wedding party. Then I woke up very upset.

Interpretation:

This dream is a depiction of those who do not understand the signs of the times and therefore miss their appointment. It is a very strong warning about the extreme lateness of the hour and the urgent need to be found in the place of Rest, ceasing from our own fleshly endeavors to appear beautiful and spiritual to others – and to rather be focused on the worship of God and receive counsel from Wisdom, which will help us complete the final preparations at this time.

Before I received the dream, my alarm went off, but I fell asleep again, which speaks of the virgins who fall asleep while waiting for the Bridegroom. Some are sufficiently prepared and others are not. By the time they discover His arrival, it is too late to do anything about it.

When the light rain began to fall, the Bride knew to go inside to the inner chambers and finish preparing. She went silently and was not found in the area for the feeding of the flesh, but was busy praising the greatness of God in the REST-room; the place of Sabbath rest, having ceased her own fleshly labors.

The Bride responded to a call that was not physically audible that the time for the wedding had come. Those relying on outward visible and audible signals missed the boat. The trumpet call summoning the Bride will be a sound in the Spirit and only those whose ears are straining to hear this cry will respond in time.

The disappearance of the Bride happened quietly and unannounced. There was no fanfare of any kind. She just slipped away, like she had slipped away into the inner chamber to prepare.

Her preparation was quick because she was not concerned with her outward appearance, but rather with the beauty and wonder of God. There were many women (representing churches) in that place of preparation but only those with understanding of the times got to attend the wedding.

8 There are sixty queens, and eighty concubines, and virgins without number.
9 But My dove, My undefiled is one alone. She is the only one of her mother. She is the choice of her who bore her. (Song of Songs 6:8-9)

This dream affected me very much. I wondered why I had been the bridesmaid and not the bride. I felt the Lord say He had allowed me to experience the emotions and shock of those who were not ready in time and would miss the wedding and also to point out to me there were things in my heart that needed attending to.

My mindset and understanding of how the event would happen was incorrect, which caused me to miss my appointment because I thought the veil waiting on the floor signified there was still time. However the Bride went to have a face-to-face appointment with her groom, whom she had been in an intimate relationship for many years by the Spirit.

The name ‘Stuart’ means ‘steward’ and represents the Holy Spirit, who is a steward of the riches of Christ. The Bride has been in an intimate relationship with Him for many years and this fact is known to others who observe her. She would no longer see through a glass darkly and therefore did not need her veil (1 Corinthians 13).

The bridesmaid, in contrast, had many distractions sent to her, which prevented her from completing her preparations in time. She could also have been part of the Bride (wedding dress is part of equipment provided for her), but she leaned on her own understanding and then chose the part of the bridesmaid, not knowing that all her wrong understandings and mindsets about how things would unfold would rob her of a part in the wedding. She was preoccupied with her appearance before men and her hair (anointing and gifting) and straightening out any kinks in it and was concerned about how she would appear in other peoples’ eyes (depicted by photographs) instead of walking in the fear of the Lord and focusing on Him like her sister, the worshiping Bride, beholding in a mirror the glory of God and thus being changed.

By the time this bridesmaid had made her choice just to be a supporting act to the Bride, the rest-room was empty except for the two distracting women, representing assignments from the enemy to lead her astray.

I cannot express the depth of devastation that filled my heart when I discovered I had been left behind and missed the wedding – the very event I had so laboriously prepared for. It was too late and all my searching could not locate the wedding party. My vanity and self-preoccupation had cooked my own goose. The dark-haired woman represents the Spirit of Wisdom who provides counsel for preparation. She laughed because it was the bridesmaid’s own fault – she has brought this situation upon herself. (Proverbs 1:22-31)

Now more than ever, we must not lean on our own understanding or succumb to distractions, but be single-eyed concerning our focus on the Lord through worship and prayer. It is time to stop worrying about things that do not matter; external things, one’s appearance in the eyes of others, one’s anointing, and instead choose the good portion of sitting at the feet of Wisdom and receiving counsel and instruction (Luke 10:41-42). It is time to repent for repeatedly refusing and spurning the Lord’s counsel because those He loves, He rebukes. (Revelation 3:2-3)

The other impression I got was one of a seed being choked and bearing no fruit (Mark 4:18-19). The bridesmaid’s preoccupation with worldly things, with her own appearance and the things of the flesh resulted in her life producing no fruit. The fact that a wedding dress was part of the preparation tools provided, shows that within the bridesmaid was the potential to be a part of the Bride, but her own self-centeredness and fleshly ways, coupled with her lack of understanding of the times, resulted in crop failure in her life. The great appointment with the Bridegroom was missed and there was no way to undo this.

The fact that there was no communication between myself and my sister speaks of this being a time of individual preparation before the Lord. If we do not heed this warning we will find we have missed our appointment with the Bridegroom and the door will be shut and we will be left outside. (Matthew 25:1-13)

It is also important to be alert for deliberate distractions that are sent our way, clouding our judgment and causing us to miss important signals from Heaven for sudden departure. The enemy is well-aware of the preparation that is going on spiritually at this time and would like to cause as many as possible to miss their appointments in this season.

Selah

Scripture References:

1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.
6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. (Matthew 25:1-13)

22 How long, you simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words to you.
24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But you have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. (Proverbs 1:22-31)

41 And Jesus answered and said to her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things.
42 But one thing is needful, and Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. (Luke 10:41-42)

2 Be watchful and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die. For I have not found your works being fulfilled before God.
3 Remember then how you have received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you. (Revelation 3:2-3)

17 Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing, and do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked,
18 I counsel you to buy from Me gold purified by fire, so that you may be rich; and white clothing, so that you may be clothed, and so that the shame of your nakedness does not appear. And anoint your eyes with eye salve, so that you may see.
19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; therefore be zealous and repent. (Revelation 3:17-19)

Christine Beadsworth

Author: Christine Beadsworth

Christine Beadsworth lives in Somerset West, South Africa. She is an artist, poet and speaker, also writing and publishing articles under the ‘Fresh Oil Releases’ banner. She has authored several books, which she offers for free on her blog, Fresh Oil Releases. In 2017, she started a new site for posting her podcasts, called Fresh Air Releases.

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Brother Steven
Brother Steven
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January 31, 2017 4:12 PM

This is could be a profound in depth look on the majority of so called modern day Christians (but I hope not). Anyway, this gives guys an insight of how women prepare for them and go through all kinds of effort for them, while at the same time, guys need to take heed to the intensity and care by which the women prepare for the one they want (in this life). Men need to take a page (spiritually) out of the lessons here of how women think and prepare for their earthly mates and translate that into the holy and righteous desire for our own bonding with the Lord Jesus Christ…..for in the Spirit there is neither male nor female. Thank you Christine for reprising this dream because it doesn’t need much additional explanation, comment or embellishment.

John Barry
John Barry
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January 31, 2017 9:25 PM

I like what you said B. Steven , this does not sound very manly , but it gets good results . I like to sing Norah Jones song – Come Away with Me – unto the LORD until it pours out of my heart as an offering to bless JESUS . If a person has a love song that stirs their heart and sings it unto the LORD till you feel that love connection , very good things happen I have found .

Bobbi Mercer
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February 2, 2017 2:39 PM

Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus, the King of Glory!
Again, I am going go throw another “wrench” in current theology…if you don’t believe me, search the scriptures and see the truth.
The Body of Christ IS NOT THE BRIDE…His body is male (sisters don’t take offense, for in the Spirit there is neither male nor female). The doctrine of His Body being the “Bride”, has so feminized His Church—a very, very, very subtle deception. And this feminization of His Body is so evident in the fellowships today. Countless women prayer warriors, begging secretly, and sometimes openly for the MEN to take a stand! Men were created as warriors; and I have spoken to so many brothers, and they have been really honest with me—they have a hard time thinking of themselves as a “bride”!
Yes, in relationship—we shall have no other gods before Me, saith the Lord….single in heart, like a married couple should have with each other but–with idols in our hearts, it is compared to spiritual adultery,
Rev. 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Return to Pure Worship—Christianity and the Traditions of Men

H Little
H Little
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February 4, 2017 10:00 AM

The “bride” of Christ not only wears white gowns and robes, but also dressed in humility, “put on the Lord Jesus Christ”. He is dressed in a white robe as well. There is also the priestly symbolic attire of the Old Testament, and the soldier attire in Ephesians 6 – spiritual attire.

Brother Steven
Brother Steven
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January 31, 2017 10:06 PM

Thanks Brother……I agree with your statement fully…..guys too often relate the fleshly/sexual in their understanding of being the “bride” of Christ and they shouldn’t……but when the sexual is voided out of our thoughts, then all love, sweetness and sentimental closeness can be easily imagined with our Lord. I went to YouTube to see who Norah Jones was/is……I’ve never heard of her before, but if that song sends you……to comparative feelings to the Lord that’s cool……..but on a side…….she sure is purty

John Barry
John Barry
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January 31, 2017 11:04 PM

HE gave HIS life to woo us , it is my way of expressing my thanks and love back to HIM . Plus as I express this love to HIM and let it flow out of my heart till I can feel it in the Spirit , HOLY SPIRIT always comes in a powerful way . Even for a man there is a form of romance / Agape love in our relationship with JESUS , it is the expression of this Agape / Love from us that moves HIM always to answer our prayers I believe .

deb walker
deb walker
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January 31, 2017 3:17 PM

wow this certainly spoke to me I am actually a bridal seamstress and all year long I see brides focused on “their own ” wedding day and how it saddens my heart probably 99 % have no clue about becoming the bride of Christ . I pray for open doors and boldness to witness but unfortunately most are not interested

Peggy A.
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January 31, 2017 9:02 PM

Here’s the 18 Part (plus Epilogue) writing of “The Memoirs of a Bride: A Prophetic Picture of the Bride of Christ Getting Ready” which LINDA CLAY (blog hostess and writer) asked me to write at the prompting of the Holy Spirit. I started writing in April of 2016 and ended in advance of the cut-off date given by the Holy Spirit, which was May 4, 2016. We must be getting “close.”To God alone be the entire Glory!

I pray that you can “drop some hints” as the Holy Spirit prompts you. Maybe you could ask in the morning upon waking to fill you to overflowing and use you this day….. to bring the right people into your path… You may be surprised!

https://believeacts2blog.wordpress.com/the-memoirs-of-a-bride-a-prophetic-picture-of-the-bride-of-christ-getting-ready/

tasha
tasha
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January 31, 2017 7:43 PM
About a week ago I had a dream in which I received an invitation, I believe, to the wedding supper of the Lamb, but it had a connection to evangelism which was interesting. Maybe this dream could be helpful for someone else too. The evening I had the dream, I was helping care for my adult nephew who has special needs. We sat on the piano and sang the hymn “There Were Ninety and Nine that Safely Lay” (about the lost sheep). I recalled that this hymn was written by a young girl in Scotland whose brother came to Canada to try farming, but it was a failure, and he fell into depression and drinking. He died during a snowstorm one night, at the side of a road about half an hour from where I used to live. His sister was devastated as she had been praying continuously for her brother. When the Holy Spirit assured her that Jesus had found her lost-sheep brother, she penned the hymn. The picture of Jesus coming in the snowstorm on that dark night to take the dying man to heaven was vivid before my eyes. After singing I told my nephew the Bible story, including the part about the Shepherd calling all his friends and neighbours for a party to rejoice over his sheep. That night I dreamed of being in a house with the lights on, gathered cozily with a group of people. We were opening invitations, and when I opened mine it had a lamb pictured on the front. I looked to see who it was from, but couldn’t find any indication. Finally I saw a crude signature, but couldn’t make it out, so I asked the others who they thought it was from. Together we decided it was from Barry,… Read more »
B. Hansen
B. Hansen
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January 31, 2017 3:59 PM

Wow, what a humbling message.
I had a dream in mid-September where the basic message was very similar. In my dream it was imperative that all believers stay very focused on Jesus, so when the time came, we would be able to ‘step into our positions.’ I believe this dream from Christine is also confirming that message. We can not allow ourselves to get caught up in what the world tells us is important. We also can not assume that we have it made. I know the Once Saved Always Saved doctrine is a false teaching and if we aren’t careful we assume everyone else needs to be watchful, but we are fine because we are saved. The Bible tells us we need to endure to the end, we need to be overcomers. It isn’t finished till it’s finished. Another important message is we need not assume we know how everything is going to look or play-out. The Pharisees of Jesus’ time had in their minds the King would come riding in on a horse and when He came in on a donkey, they were not prepared for that image. It didn’t match what they were expecting, so they missed it.
Thank You Christine for sharing this dream and the interpretation.

SherLo
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February 1, 2017 8:43 AM

Thank you for sharing. I had a wedding dream several months ago (been married a long time in real life). My old Sunday School teacher was in it, and his wife, who plays the organ for weddings. It was my wedding, I had on my dress, but couldn’t find my shoes.
I was frantically running around trying on different shoes but couldn’t find my size. They were frantically telling me to hurry or I was going to miss the ceremony. The wedding music started and I saw everyone in their place….but I was still searching for those lost shoes. I was very upset when I woke up. It is so important that we search our hearts and prepare and be ready at all times. God bless.

Peggy A.
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February 1, 2017 11:37 AM

SherLo,
That was a powerful dream in significance.Thank-you for sharing.

Diana
Diana
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February 2, 2017 9:53 AM

Thank you SherLo for sharing…all of these wedding dreams are powerful….feet shod with the gospel of peace…blessings to you today…

Bob Adolph
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January 31, 2017 4:11 PM

Many are waiting for the Anti-Christ and not the Blessed Hope thinking that when the A/C appears they will then really get serious with God. Many will be surprised when the rapture happens and they are left behind.

Bridget B
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February 1, 2017 4:24 PM

The antichrist shows up with the great delusion as says:
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

It will be too late by the time the antichrist shows up because they’ll be sucked in by the strong delusion not because of the rapture.

Lydia Hodge
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February 2, 2017 8:51 PM

Bridget,
I’m not sure what version of the scriptures you quoted from but I really like how this is worded. The part that says, “He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie.” Just as God confirms his Word by signs and wonders so the antichrist will use lying 🤥 signs and wonders to confirm his lies.

Paul Benson
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February 1, 2017 12:49 PM

Brother Bob;
The concept of a ‘pre-trib rapture is based upon snippets of verse pulled out of context and other notions which have absolutely no Bible behind them. Convincing as it might seem to those who espouse it, it is merely one more doctrine concocted by man. It is a provable hoax. Examining Scripture in context destroys that hoax.

ALL verses used to teach a rapture before the tribulation are in their context speaking of the Return of Christ AFTER the tribulation (including the verse the name rapture was derived from)! Please take a few minutes and read this article which highlights those catch phrases of the pre-trib theory which were hi-jacked from passages clearly speaking of the Second Coming.

https://pbenson.me/2017/01/10/stolen-snippets/

May the LORD bless your journey brother;
Paul Benson

Bob Adolph
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February 1, 2017 5:27 PM

Paul and Elizabeth, I do a power point presentation on the end times and would enjoy discussing it with you at rladolph42@yahoo.com.

Paul Benson
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February 1, 2017 7:03 PM

Bob;
I have been researching this subject for close to forty years and to this day have not found someone who can show the various facets of pre-trib theory plainly and clearly detailed in verses of Scripture (an invisible coming, an instantaneous disappearance of the Church, two comings of Christ in the end times, two resurrections of the believer, two catchings away – one pre-trib as well as the one clearly shown at the Second Coming, a marriage supper in Heaven not on earth, the rapture taking the church to Heaven not just up to meet Jesus, an imminent return of Christ, age of grace coming to an end before the tribulation, people being saved without being born again by the Spirit (tribulation saints),and so on and so on). Can you give me those verses which teach such things? NO, you cannot. They do not exist.

None of these facets of pre-trib theory is taught by Bible verse, but merely by unsupported theory. The doctrine of a pre-trib rapture is taught by what is called ‘implicit reference’ meaning certain texts seem to ‘imply’ it. I explain the difference between doctrine by implicit reference (a very unsound practice) and explicit statement (a very reliable practice) in the article I gave the link to. Did you read it?
Paul

Bob Adolph
Member
February 2, 2017 12:24 AM

Paul, I gave you my e-mail address for a reason and it’s not because I can’t disprove your position. I have never lost a debate.

Paul Benson
Member
February 2, 2017 8:52 AM

Bob;
I am not out to ‘Best’ anyone in a debate. The Father has not called us to debate, but to speak the truth in love. That is the standard I attempt to hold to. I am not looking for someone to argue with, but for people who are hungry for the truth, and open to receive it when presented to them.

I would be very much interested in whatever materials you have to offer. If you do not still have my e-mail address you can contact me through my site. Please do so, because I would like to hear what you have. Although I have spent an enormous amount of time studying the pre-trib theory (and that’s all it is a theory) over the years I still do so to keep up to speed on the latest ‘proofs’ people come up with, some are real doozies! Like the bogus ‘Known Day versus the Unknown Day proves two separate comings’ proof so many like to toss around. Here is my plain and simple answer to that one:

https://pbenson.me/2017/01/25/debunking-known-versus-unknown-day-myth/

Send me your stuff brother. I will prayerfully consider it.
Blessings;
Paul Benson

Diana
Diana
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February 2, 2017 8:50 AM

Bob,this is your sister Di,We need to talk brother,I at one time believed as you ,but when I was about 22 or so the Lord showed me that I had believed in a false doctrine taught by man.Not him,nor his word,which he walked me through the scriptures to see the truth.We are still family,…….But light will help us not to stumble…more later okay.blessings to you ..Di

Bob Adolph
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February 2, 2017 4:21 PM

Hi Di, I would be happy to discuss the timing of the rapture with you. Please contact me through my e-mail address above.

Diana
Diana
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February 2, 2017 7:25 PM

Amen Bob will do…Time is of the essence for me .I will as soon as I can ..God Bless.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
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February 1, 2017 2:00 PM

Bob, For most of my life I believed in the pre-trib rapture. That is how I was raised. But one day I read a question that someone had posted, “Why do you (Americans) think you will get raptured out before any persecution when your middle east Brothers and Sisters in Christ do not?”

littledove
littledove
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January 31, 2017 4:44 PM

So I have a few questions -as a new christian do I need to be in panic mode that I am going to miss this “wedding” ? I asked the Lord about 6 months ago all panicked -who am I to You ? ran and randomly opened the word -He said I was the in the body-the ear and eye and nose and such scriptures –my question is is there a company of the new believers that can be in the BRIDE or is this position only for the seasoned veterans -are these issues I need to be concerned about -I am just now uncovering pride and judgemental and not being a Pharisee issues that I simply just did not know were there 6 months ago -working thru panic and fear disorders because of PTSD issues that the Lord is smoothing out -Learning HOW to love my children as HE is healing my heart –learning to Hear and Identify HIS voice over my own thoughts –I am a new creation and HE is doing a mighty work in me –do I need to be concerned about HIM saying HE do sent know me and locking me out? I cannot have the “years” IN him –do I need to be worrying about this?

John Barry
John Barry
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January 31, 2017 8:35 PM

Not at all Littledove , ABBA looks at the heart , if you can say to yourself , I did my best as I understood GOD , you are in good shape . I think the LORD is well pleased with you . Blessings !

littledove
littledove
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January 31, 2017 8:49 PM

Thank You John Barry -this makes alot of sense -thank you for the insight

Jamie
Jamie
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January 31, 2017 8:28 PM

Littledove, This is not a matter of duration of time knowing the Lord but of listening to Him. “My sheep know my voice and they follow me.”

Are you listening to Him *now*? Are you repenting from sin *now*? Are you following what He has shown you *now* ?

“When perfection comes the imperfect dissappears.” We are not perfect yet, but in the meantime, we are abiding in Him, fixing our eyes on Him, and eagerly awaiting His return, while keeping oursrlves unstained by the world.
To restate… are we walking in obedience and holiness to what He has shown us do far?
“Little children, abide in Him; so that when He appears we may have confidence and not shrink back in shame at a His coming”
Blessings.

littledove
littledove
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January 31, 2017 8:56 PM

Thank you so much for taking time to comment Jamie- What I do know for certain is when I am corrected by HIM I make the correction – when it comes to the inner heart issues -I cry out to Him for the restoration of missing pieces – and slowly over time I see that the changes are happening -I know for certain the Lord is creating the new heart of flesh inside because these issues –the fruit of the spirit –were not there at all before –I removing things in my world that are of this world (television movies attitudes etc..) that displease Him and feel peace as I walk thru my days and have beautiful glory moments with Him -so Yaaa -I think doing as well as I can

Jamie
Jamie
Member
January 31, 2017 10:53 PM

This sounds wonderful. He will truly do it in you as you listen to Him!

Kristin
Member
January 31, 2017 11:26 PM

That’s exactly why Phillipians 1:6 is my favorite verse. God himself will complete the work required in us in his perfect timing. We just need to be obedient and follow our Good Shepherd where he leads.

“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

Simon
Simon
Member
February 1, 2017 5:36 AM

Hi littledove,

Re: ‘who am I to you?’;

Here are some things the Bible says about you’ things you can say about yourself. Start every day by confessing these truths —

I am crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. (Galatians 2:20)
The Son has set me free. I am free indeed! (John 8:36)
My body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:19)
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)
He who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it. (Philippians 1:6)
There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
Nothing can ever separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:38-39)
In all things God works for the good of those who love him. (Romans 8:28)
God is faithful. He will not let me be tempted beyond what I can bear. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)
My light and momentary troubles are achieving for me an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. (2 Corinthians 4:17)
He is able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within me. (Ephesians 3:20)
God is for me! Who can be against me? (Romans 8:31)

You are known and loved beyond anything that you can think or imagine. Press into Jesus,
God Bless you,

Si.

littledove
littledove
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February 1, 2017 11:40 AM

I am going to cut and paste and copy and read that out loud -amazing -thank you

Julie Bucker
Member
January 31, 2017 11:17 PM

I think the devil wants us to not Trust the Lord. Jesus saved us, we just need to trust that. It is like how I worry my husband isn’t committed to me and he hates that, because he is and he loves me, but i keep doubting him because I feel like I am not good enough. The truth is you are good enough. That is the truth.

littledove
littledove
Member
February 1, 2017 12:09 PM

Thank you for bringing up the trust issue-trust -is a small word that means everything -it is at the core of all the panic and manic disorders I believe -when the demons in your head cackle like angry monkeys for years on end -the torments of nightmares that make you fear sleep –a personality is non existent and you are reduced to a puddle of symptoms and medications -you dont trust anyone -your mind and emoticons-everything is a lie for the sufferer of these mental torments -BUT THEN JESUS COMES IN -He is just so faithful -in all the trials -He has shown so clearly that HE has authority over all these lying demons -Proved that His Word will never fail-shown how faithful and trustworthy He is in all things -I sit now in gratitude for my hell that He delivered me from -and the fruits of HIs spirit is SO MIRACULOUS – to feel His peace love joy kindness gentleness all of these emotions -a simple nights sleep is a miracle -I will never let HIM go -thank you all blessed brothers and sisters for sharing your wisdom !

Diana
Diana
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February 2, 2017 8:33 AM
Littledove,I can relate to many of your statements here.,minus the meds. Something happened traumatic,enemies plants seeds..I at one time had no idea who I was.I actually went to a emergency care Center around 1 am and told the dr.that I didn’t know who I was..Lol..not really funny:( But he asked me” You mean that you don’t know where you live?” etc.I would get lost in a 4 stall bathroom.Oh.my… I had to wait tables and would actually wait the table 3 times.I would get the food to the table,go back not remember at what stage we were at in the meal..Look at the table ,try to find clues,nothing would make sense to me,so I would take their order again…Oh the horror stories..”.The Lord restoreth my soul..Psalm 23″ I just want to assure you that what the enemy meant for harm,the Lord will turn for good.Sometimes the enemy twists the Word to come against us.There are so many beautiful illustrations and warnings in Christine’s dream…Everyone has the ability to be the bride….but it’s the disractions,not being 100% devoted to follow the Lamb that will cause others to be only the church..The bride makes herself ready…most think all of the church is the bride..SEASONED believers does not make them the Bride,it’s a hearts issue,not a seniority issue.”He who began a good work in you is faithful to complete it”. You are an overcomer. You will be able to minister to many others from coming through the fiery trials.The thing is ,we can be as close as we want,like the woman with the issue of blood- we can have many issues…He loves us ,will never leave us or forsake us,intercedes for us,and his desire is for us ..I am still moving through these issues myself….I have been a Christian for 40 years.The dream… Read more »
littledove
littledove
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February 2, 2017 12:06 PM

Thank you so much for more truth speaking into me – I struggle with this often and I confess openly and to HIM -I Really have a hard time with ;;discipline ; and this statement that you said ——”But more like the woman who is not excited when my love comes to the door,spending time at his feet,looking longingly into his eyes,–I am not in that heart space quite yet –I do desire it and know that is what HE deserves -it is a force of will to try disciplined bible and prayer time -But I am committed to the journey and changing to do these things -Not in a ‘religious duty” way but more like I need to discipline myself and consistency in my walk – I believe He sees and honors my heart in my efforts —these two things are difficult -but I am committed to keep it up —thank you again

Diana
Diana
Member
February 2, 2017 1:09 PM

Littledove,okay…we are there now,step into the ater,right..John Kilpatrick has a recent prophetic word for 2017.Can see on youtube..Anyways I just listened…I think that you will be blessed by it.The outpouring is here.blessings to you:)

Diana
Diana
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February 2, 2017 1:48 PM

+water

littledove
littledove
Member
February 2, 2017 2:47 PM

Diana -wow!! thank you so much -that blessed me beyond words -just was crying uncontrollably at the hope in the message -I think its another wound to take to Him for healing-Thank you for this today -amazing

Diana
Diana
Member
February 2, 2017 4:02 PM

Littledove,:) HOPE….:)

Sandra
Sandra
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January 31, 2017 9:14 PM

Littledove,
I pray that the Lord heals your soul wounds and makes you whole 🙂 Here is a video about healing PTSD by a wonderful woman of God. She has lots of great teachings on her youtube channel.
https://youtu.be/QHvAXX0Ig9c

I did a bible study on the “Song of Solomon” in the bible that teaches on the Preparation of the Bride. Jesus wants us to seek him with all we have and to keep ourselves pure. Sounds like you are doing a good job.

There is a woman named Belinda Brown on Facebook and she also runs the “God Dreams and Visions” Facebook group. She is making videos on this particular bible study and it is exceptional!

Joe
Joe
Member
February 2, 2017 10:56 AM

Littledove,
For PTSD please read the book How to live longer and feel better by Linus Pauling, two times Nobel Prize winner. Vitamin B supplementation especially B3 will do the job.

littledove
littledove
Member
February 2, 2017 12:12 PM

I agree 100% about the Vitamin B -I was taking a megadose 6 x a day regime for many months when I stopped all 17 of the medications they had me on –and yes I said that correct —17 medications daily —it is no wonder the mental illness is off the charts in America today -the vitamin b helped with the mood swings and the addiction detox -Thank you for the info again

Joe
Joe
Member
February 3, 2017 9:02 AM

Littledove
Good to hear about your healing. PTSD and other Brain disorders are caused by Liver problem [ Due to trauma or inherited ], whereby crucial vitamins are neutralized by an excretion called Pyruoluria and prevented from reaching brain, thus depriving brain of vital elements needed for functioning well. It is like a car running without engine oil. External supplementation is the only way to overcome this. Healing need to start at Liver. Milk Thistle is the best supplement for general liver problems,but don’t have any data for success in Pyruoluria cases.

Joe
Joe
Member
February 3, 2017 9:26 AM

Littledove, More info about Pyruoluria.
http://www.integrativepsychiatry.net/pyroluria.html

Sandra
Sandra
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January 31, 2017 3:27 PM

I had a dream similar to this about six months ago. I had a choice of which dress I wanted to pick though and I chose a tight purple dress that zipped up the front instead of the traditional white dress. I justified it because I was wearing a traditional veil. I also took forever picking out which sparkly accessories I wanted to wear and by the time I picked them out, they had all lost their sparkle. I was perplexed because when I looked really close they looked fake and poorly made.

I also had another dream last night about jewels my husband had given me. He said he took some away because I didn’t use them and I wasn’t grateful to own such jewels. I was also frantically searching through boxes in a closet (it was my parents closet in their old house) for something. In the bottom of the last box was a bunch of documents that I needed. One was the training material I had kept from our “marriage encounter” course that we took before we got married…

Diana
Diana
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February 2, 2017 8:45 AM

Thank you for sharing this Sandra.
That is a profound dream..I am paying attention to all of these wedding dreams.
Your dream is a wakeup call …Wow.
Blessings to you today, Diana.

Peggy A.
Member
February 1, 2017 5:26 PM

“Sharing Prophecies Relevant to Today” by BETTE STEVENS (Z3 Author)
(published 1/31/2017).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icuS3C0wjoY&feature=youtu.be

Brenda Brown
Brenda Brown
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February 1, 2017 9:33 AM

Fantastic dream – and excellent interpretation. Very much the state of the Church today.

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