Behold, The Bridegroom Is Coming!

Behold, The Bridegroom Is Coming!

Behold, The Bridegroom Is Coming!

By Bonnie Jones

 

In a vision I saw a wealthy businessman as he came to visit my mother at her house. I acknowledged his presence but nodded so he would not enter my room and be recognized by guests because I knew he was a married man. He smiled as he turned and walked the other way.

I believe my mother represents the church and the businessman was the Lord coming to marry her. And He’s bringing the wealth of the Kingdom with Him. He will only coming to where He is welcomed. He’s coming to those “virgin” churches that have made themselves ready. They have prepared the oil in their lamps and have learned how to rest in Him. (Matthew 25:1-13)

There were ten virgins that had the same opportunity for visitation by the Lord yet five were foolish and made little preparation. They continued looking good in the eye of man and held on to religion depriving the body its spiritual maturity. While the other five virgins were wise they suffered persecution by the foolish ones. Yet they continued to mature in the gifts of the Spirit, were grounded in the Word and learned to love.

Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. (Matthew 25:2-5)

Behold, the Bridegroom is coming! It’s not a time of visitation. He’s coming to marry the church! We’re getting ready for the marriage of Isaiah 62:3-4 because the Father is blessing this marriage. No longer will the church be called Forsaken, she shall be called Hephzibah, because the Lord delights in her.

You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married. (Isaiah 62:3-4)

The Father is getting ready to bless His church beyond her imagination. And she will be a crown of glory in His hand for the entire world to see. This is the marriage of the church that arises in His power and glory. John Wesley used to say, “Catch on fire and others will love to come watch you burn.”  When the Son kisses His bride she will catch on fire and the glory of the Lord will not be mistaken. People will come from near and far to witness the glory. That’s why the Father’s been working on our character so that we are in position to be that royal diadem.

Birthing of Wisdom

Wisdom has taken hold in the “wise virgin” churches however a greater wisdom will be birthed out of this crown of glory. Wisdom is the key to open the door of eternity. Grace gets you in. Favor opens man’s heart to understanding and God’s truth opens heaven’s door. This is a progression being worked into the “wise virgin” churches that the Lord will marry. He is taking her above and beyond man’s understanding. It’s the tool that makes the way straight for salvation in this time of harvest. Man’s eye will witness the power of God through the church outside of walls. Get ready for the Bridegroom is coming to marry His Church!