Understand the King’s courtship.
A well known prophet here in South Africa prophesied over me in 2008. His name is Mervis van der Merwe and Jesus encouraged me about God’s “seeming” silence during our dry seasons and times of testing.
The Lord said “don’t be sad or discouraged about the dry seasons in your life because I’m drawing you into the secret place where you will see My face and hear My voice.”
Right after that God supernaturally gave me a prophetic encounter in line with that prophecy about the 3 levels and realms of our journey through the temple, seeing that His Son opened the way through His blood for us into the holy of Holies.
The Spirit of God took me into the realm of the spirit and showed me the dimensions by which we progress through His restoration and sanctifying work in the inner man.
We are the temple and dwelling place of God but He must work a work in His people to become that temple and dwelling place because when He first saves and rescue us out of the kingdom of darkness we come to the Lord as bound and broken people still full of darkness, bondage and all kinds of weaknesses and shortcomings and imperfections.
Jesus explained this progressive rebuilding, restructuring and us being raised up into a suitable dwelling place when He said in Luke 6: 46 And why call Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47 Whosoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings, and does them, I will show you to whom he is like:
48 He is like a man who built a house, and dug deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.
This was further explained through the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builds thereon. But let every man take heed how he builds thereupon.
11 For no other foundation can a man lay than what is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13 Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall test every man’s work of what sort it is.
14 If any man’s work abide which he has built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
15 If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
16 Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?
17 If any man defiles the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.
And in 1 Peter 2:4 To whom coming, as unto a living stone, rejected indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious,
5 You also, as living stones, are built up into a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
6 Therefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious: and he that believes on him shall not be confounded.
7 Unto you therefore who believe he is precious: but unto them who are disobedient, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner,
8 And, A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense, even to them who stumble at the word, being disobedient: to which also they were appointed.
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
10 Who in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
I am writing this to the body of Jesus Christ today to encourage you and help you understand that it indeed takes time to move from the OUTER COURT of the flesh through into the INNER COURT of the soul and all the deliverance and healing and restoration that needs to take place there as God heals our brokeness before we can enter through the veil TO BECOME MOUNTAIN TOP DWELLERS IN THE HOLY OF HOLIES which is the realm of the Spirit, the place of habitation.
Be patient because we are moving through the veil into the place of habitation, where we shall be fully possessed by God because we fully yielded ourselves to this deep foundational work of preparation.
Can He come to indwell His temple unless that temple is completed?
We are called to undure !
1 Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom you seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom you delight in: behold, he shall come, says the LORD of hosts.
2 But who may endure the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appears? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
It can be understood as the courtship of the bride as the Holy Spirit prepares her like Queen Esther to be brought to the King.
Psalm 45 speak to us:
9 Kings’ daughters were among your honorable women: at your right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir.
10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear; forget also your own people, and your father’s house;
11 So shall the king greatly desire your beauty: since he is your Lord, worship him.
12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich among the people shall entreat your favor.
13 The king’s daughter is all glorious within the palace: her clothing is of woven gold.
14 She shall be brought unto the king in robes of needlework: the virgins, her companions that follow her, shall be brought unto you.
15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought: they shall enter into the king’s palace.