Called to be a bride of covenant !
By Pieter Kirstein
COMPARE GOD’S TRUE COUNSEL TO THE FALSE SUPER GRACE MESSAGE. WE ARE CALLED TO HOLINESS, NOT TO ABUSE THE PRECIOUS GRACE OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR.
Hebrews 12:28 Therefore since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, #let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
HOW MORE CLEARER DO WE WANT IT?
The covenant that God calls His bride into means Christ completely gave himself to me THROUGH HIS CROSS unto death and now I give myself to Him THROUGH MY CROSS unto the death of self so that in the seal and holiness of the Holy Spirit we might live for each other.
JESUS SAID TO ME – “I AM the portion to My bride – ONLY.
THOSE WHO RESIST AND REFUSE TO HONOR THE COVENANT REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT THE BRIDE OF JESUS AND ARE NOT WORTHY OF HIM BY THE DECLARATION OF HIS OWN WORDS – Matthew 10:38
THOSE WHO WANT TO LIVE IN THE FLESH CANNOT PLEASE GOD BECAUSE THE FLESH IS CONTRARY TO HIM AND IF WE REFUSE TO BE CRUCIFIED AND PURIFIED BY ALLOWING HIM TO COMPLETE THE WORK OF THE CROSS OF OBEDIENCE UNTO THE DEATH OF SELF WE CANNOT BE BROUGHT INTO ONENESS WITH HIM BECAUSE HE IS HOLY – Galatians 5:24
It’s not just about salvation to become a worthy bride because those who want to be part of His bridal company must go through the neccessary preparation – Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice and we will give glory to Him. For the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has prepared herself.
Being saved unto salvation and to follow Him as a willing disciple, intimate lover and bride by answering the upward call of God through the sanctifying work of the cross are 2 very different things.
Most Christians camp on the level of salvation and does not press on to know the Lord and to make their calling and election sure because they are offended at the cost of discipleship and by the John 15 call to lay down their lives for the sake of Christ – 2 Peter 1:1-11.
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.
36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
37 He that loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me: and he that loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after Me, is not worthy of Me.
THROUGH OUR LOVE DEMONSTRATED BY TAKING UP OUR CROSS WE ALLOW HIM TO WORK OUT THAT WHICH WAS ACCOMPLISHED ON HIS CROSS.
It’s called the grace of sanctification.
Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, cultivate your own salvation with fear and trembling.
13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of [His] good pleasure.
The order and the pattern of God’s whole counsel through the revelation of the Holy Spirit is laid out in the scriptures which we all are called to obey and follow if we desire to be brought into oneness with our bridegroom King.
Man is not automatically born-again into Spiritual perfection and purity. We all start of in the 30 fold seed form as babies – WE ARE MATURED AND PURIFIED THROUGH OBEDIENCE OTHERWISE WE STAY TRAPPED IN THE DARKNESS OF OUR SINFUL FLESH AND UNPLEASING TO GOD – Ephesians 5:25:26.
Romans 8:5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace;
7 because the mind of the flesh is hostile toward God; for it is not subject to God’s law, neither indeed can it be.
8 Those who are in the flesh can’t please God.
This is why He declares His solution by His Spirit, might and power through the active work and administration of that which was accomplished on the cross in Romans 8:12 Therefore, brothers, we are not debtors to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
13 For if you live according to the flesh, you shall die. But if you through [the] Spirit mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.
14 For as many as are led by [the] Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption by which we cry, Abba, Father!
16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of God.
17 And if we are children, then we are heirs; heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ; so that if we suffer with [Him], we may also be glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time [are] not worthy [to be compared] with the coming glory to be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God.
Can we not see that it’s through the ministry of the cross unto the death of our former ways that we are matured and brought forth into the life of Christ as crucified obedient sons and daughters?
God loves you unconditionally just as you are – yes – but He also love you too much to leave you the way that He found you.
1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto sincere love of the brethren, see that you love one another with a pure heart fervently:
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever.
In the 30 fold baby stage we are still very much carnal, sinful and broken and bound by various imperfections, habits, shortcomings, weaknesses and lusts and we are commanded to press on to maturity.
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto maturity.
A seed is in its beginning created form but still unregenerated and must be planted into God’s purposes to develop. We are called unto fruitfulness which speaks of maturity and Christ – likeness which is manifest sonship. The fruits of the Spirit declares the life of Christ fully developed within the believer and this can only be attained if we are willing to not only be saved by JESUS but also to be crucified with Him in agreement with His covenant, for it’s as we willingly abandon ourselves to be brought into oneness and agreement with God through the work of the cross that we honor the glory of His covenant, otherwise we stay carnal fleshly stubborn immature babies.
This is why we are admonished to allow ourselves to be disciplined by the Father until we bring forth the fruits of righteousness, which speaks of manifested sonship after the likeness and image of Christ.
Hebrews 12:5 And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons, My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked by Him;
6 for whom the Lord loves He chastens, and He scourges every son whom He receives.
7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons, for what son is he whom the father does not chasten?
8 But if you are without chastisement, of which all are partakers, then you are bastards and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh who corrected [us], and we gave [them] reverence. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
10 For truly they chastened [us] for a few days according to their own pleasure, but He for our profit, that [we] might be partakers of His holiness.
11 Now chastening for the present does not seem to be joyous, but grievous. Nevertheless afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who are exercised by it.
If we want to be glorified together with Christ, sharing His image and likeness and a place with Him in His throne, then we have to follow the Lord through the cross for it is written in Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, so that we may be also glorified together.
The Way of Triumph
Given through Stanley Frodsham
I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly, that you may triumph where I triumphed. On the cross I triumphed over all the powers of Satan and I have called you to walk in the same path. It is when your life is on the cross that you shall know the victory that I have experienced. As you are on the cross, seated in Me, then you shall know the power of the resurrection. When I come in My Glory the principalities and powers in the heavenly places shall be utterly broken. Fear not, for I have given you the power whereby you may tread down the powers of darkness, and come forth victorious through every trial. As you are on the cross then you are victorious.
It was on the cross that I triumphed over all the powers of the enemy. My life shall flow through as you enter into these precious truths. Look unto Me and appropriate My life. As your eyes and desires are toward Me and you know what it is to be crucified with Me, then you shall live and your anointing shall increase. It was not in My life as I walked upon the earth but rather it was in My life as I hung upon the cross that I openly spoiled principalities and powers.
I am showing you truth that shall cause you to overcome, to have power over the wicked one, this is the truth that will liberate you and those around you. You shall know also the fellowship of My sufferings. There is no other way whereby you may partake of this heavenly glory and to reign with Me. My word says that If we suffer with Him we shall reign with Him. I desire to make these truths real within you.
As you keep them before you, you will in turn liberate many who are in bondage. You will have revelation of those who are in darkness and will have the keys to liberate the captives. Many seek to liberate but do not have the keys. Upon the cross continually you will know the power of My resurrection.
If you will indeed judge yourself you shall not be judged. As you seek My face and desire to be cleansed by Me in all truth and sincerity of heart, I will judge you in the secret place, and the things that are in the secret place of your heart shall not be made manifest to others. I will do it in the secret place and no man will know it. The shame that will be seen on many faces shall not be seen on your face. Therefore in mercy and love I am instructing you in order that you may partake of My Glory. As you are willing to walk with Me and rejoice in your sufferings, you shall in turn partake of My Glory. Look unto Me for you have need of power to overcome the wicked one and the bondages in other’s lives.
I said that if a man will judge himself he shall not be judged. It is not My good pleasure that the shame of My people be seen by all. How can I judge the world if I judge not first My own house? Hearken unto these things that I am telling you, for if you will not hearken unto Me thy shame shall be evident to all.
God’s Part and Our Part
I would have you consider My life on earth — the anointing upon Me was great and yet the temptations were great on every side; they came in one form and then in another, offering Me first the glory of the kingdoms of the earth and then in the form of reviling and persecution. There will be great glory given to My people but also the temptations will be intensified on every side. Think not that with the glory there shall be no temptations or persecutions. The glory to My church shall be great and so also the temptations from the enemy to turn My people from My paths. I warn you again that when the glory shall be manifested the temptations shall be great until very few that started shall finish the course. First of all they shall be offered great worldly possessions and then will come great revilings and unbelief.
Consider your Lord, that as He walked so it shall be for you. There shall be need of great intensity of purpose. At times it will seem that everyone is rising up against you, trying to turn you from the course that I have set for you. It is written of Me that I set my face as flint to go in the direction that My Father had prescribed for Me. If you will finish the course the Lord has laid down for you, you too will have to set your face as a flint. With great determination you must walk in the course laid down for you. Many of your loved ones and those who follow with you will seek to persuade you and try to turn you from the course. With many words that seem right in the natural they will speak to you. Did not Christ rebuke Peter who would turn Him from the course God had prescribed?
Understand these two things and meditate upon them solemnly — the persecution and the darkness shall be as great as the glory in order to try to turn the elect and the anointed ones from the path the Lord has laid down for them. Many shall start but few shall be able to finish because of the greatness of grace that shall be needed to be able to endure unto the end. The temptation and the persecution of your Lord was continuous. He was tempted by Satan in many forms throughout His entire life and even to the cross where the ungodly cried out ‘if thou be the Christ come down from the cross’. Think not that there will be a time of no persecution, for it shall be from the time of your anointing until the end. Difficulties and great persecution will go on to the end. The Lord must prepare you to be an overcomer in all things, that you may be able to finish the course. The persecution shall increase even as the anointing shall increase.
In paths of judgement and righteousness shall the Lord God lead His people and bring them into that place which He has chosen for them. The Lord has chosen a place for His people, a place of righteousness and holiness where He shall encamp around them. All who will be led of the Lord will be brought into this holy place. For the Lord delights to dwell in His people and to manifest Himself through His people. The holiness of the Lord will be manifested through His people. Let the Lord lead you and He will lead you in the difficult places. He led His people of old through a place where no man dwelt, where no man passed through, in a place of great danger and in the shadow of death. The Lord will indeed lead His people again through such places, and at the same time will bring them out into a place of great glory. Understand that the way toward the glory is fraught with great danger and many shall fall to the right or the left, many shall camp on lesser ground. But the Lord has a place of holiness and no unclean thing shall dwell among His people.
Put your trust in Him and He will bring you into a place of holiness. He desires to bring His people into a great glory — the likes of which has never been seen, for this is what the Lord will do for those who put their trust in Him. It is a place of darkness and great danger and it will separate His people into the place where He would have them walk. He will protect them from the voices that would turn them from His path. He will bring them through the dark places and treacherous paths and lead them out into the light of His glory. He will rejoice greatly over His beloved and cause them to be filled with joy unspeakable. He seeks to lead His people into a new place of grace and glory where He will indeed encamp among them. Put your trust in Him and He will surely bring you into this new place.
Fear not the days to come, but fear this only — that you shall walk in a manner pleasing to the Lord. In this time I am ordering and setting up My church and it shall indeed be pure, without spot or wrinkle. I will do a work in My beloved that has not been seen since the foundation of the world. I have shown you these things that you may seek the Lord diligently with all your heart, and that you may be a preserver of His people.
Run not to this one or that one for the Lord has so ordained that salvation is in Him and in Him alone. You shall not turn to this shepherd or to that one, for there shall be a great scattering upon the earth. Therefore look unto Him for He will indeed make these things clear to you. You shall not look here or there, for His Wells shall increase your strength and your faith as He prepares you for the times that are coming.
The truths that I have revealed to you must become a part of you — not just an experience, but a part of your very nature. Is it not written that I demand truth in the inward parts?
It is the truth of the Lord expressed in your very being that shall hold you. Many shall experience the truth but the truth must become a part of you, your very life. As men and women look upon you they will hear not only the voice but see the expression of the truth. Many shall be overcome because they are not constant in My ways and because they have not permitted the truths to become a part of them.
I am showing you these things that you may be prepared, and having done all, to stand. “