The Church part 13 The Prophetic Past, Present and Future

Pastor Kerry Wilson

‡ Revelation 19:9 (King James Version) ‡ 9And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

‡ It is impossible to minister on the rapture without the bridal paradigm being established. ‡ My intention today is to reveal the glory of God in the church because of her calling ..

‡ Revelation 22:17 (King James Version) ‡ 17And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. ‡ This is the result of intimacy with Christ, the gospel becomes alive and we birth children in this intimacy .

‡ Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. ‡ It is inside of this understanding of our protection and provision that we are changed in our love and devotion to Him ..

‡ The Song of Solomon reveals this love as it grows and comes to a place of culmination called the Rapture My love grows as I grow Every relationship has phases. A Mature Love ‡ Song of Solomon 8:6-7 (King James Version) ‡ 6Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame. ‡ 7Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.

‡ Love has come to mean many things in our world. I am not Greek, and I am not Hebrew but I have found that as my love has matured, that it rises to the degree of commitment and care that any situation calls for ‡ Initial Stage of Love . Rose colored but not deep . ‡ Song of Solomon 1:4 (King James Version) ‡ 4Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.

‡ Selfish Love ‡ Song of Solomon 5:2-4 (King James Version) ‡ 2I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night. ‡ 3I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them? ‡ 4My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.

‡ Isaiah 4:1 ‡ 1And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

‡ Independence ‡ Song of Solomon 5:6-8 (King James Version) ‡ 6I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. ‡ 7The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me. ‡ 8I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.

‡ Genesis 3:5-6 (King James Version) ‡ 5For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. ‡ 6And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

‡ Genesis 3:16 (King James Version) ‡ 16Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

‡ A Transforming Love . ‡ Song of Solomon 6:9-13 (King James Version) ‡ 9My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her. ‡ 10Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?

went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished and the pomegranates budded. ‡ 12Or ever I was aware, my soul made me like the chariots of Amminadib. ‡ 13Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies. ‡

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‡ 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 (King James Version) ‡ 16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: ‡ 17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

‡ Covenant ‡ Genesis 2:21-24 (King James Version) ‡ 21And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; ‡ 22And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

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Identity
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Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. ‡ 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Spiritual
‡ Ephesians 5:30-32 (King James Version) ‡ 30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. ‡ 31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. ‡ 32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

Natural

Marriage, no matter what the

evolution or cultural practices has is a reflection of Spiritual ‡ 24Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

‡ Our world has been inundated with a disdain for covenant, consequently not only western views, but eastern views as the role of women and their worth has been decimated. ‡ We can t understand covenant because we don t understand the spiritual nature of marriage

Israel
‡ Exodus 19:5-6 (King James Version) ‡ 5Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: ‡ 6And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

Church
‡ 1 Peter 2:9-10 (King James Version) ‡ 9But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; ‡ 10Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

‡ Israel couldn t in history and they can t understand now the spiritual nature of covenant , the binding of covenant was and is sacred to them, however they were never transformed into the spiritual nature and calling of the church when Jesus arrived. ‡ They were looking for the physical manifestation of the kingdom, they couldn t embrace the mystery of God in Christ.

‡ They allowed exclusivity to be a cause in missing the fact that they were the vehicle by which all gospel would come into the world, not just Judaism. ‡ They just kept operating in the natural, never looking for the spiritual, and they missed it . ‡ They were free to join themselves to the eternal plan of God in Jesus, and change the world in the spiritual and supernatural.

‡ Romans 7 ‡ 1Know ye not, brethren, (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? ‡ 2For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

‡ Romans 7:3-4 ‡ 3So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. ‡ 4Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

‡ Man needs a transformation, the law was good and holy but something supernatural has to take place for man to please God, we call it grace, but it is founded in the gospel. ‡ Israel refused the very nature of their forefathers blessing, the supernatural, all the signs were there, the early church enjoyed and embraced but what a great story .

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‡ Deuteronomy 7:6-8 (King James Version) ‡ 6For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth. ‡ 7The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: ‡ 8But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

‡ I want you to understand this, Israel doesn t become part of the Church, the Church became part of Israel. This called out group changes in man s identification, but spiritually they will usher in the kingdom. It is not the end of the church age, Israel is reborn, and some new covenant or arrangement. It is the glorious plan of God for those who love Him being worked out right before our eyes ..

‡ Blessing . ‡ Deuteronomy 6:10-12 (King James Version) ‡ (b) to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, ‡ 11And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; ‡ 12Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

‡ Deuteronomy 7:13-15 (King James Version) ‡ 13And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. ‡ 14Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. ‡ 15And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

‡ Deuteronomy 7:22-23 (King James Version) ‡ 22And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee. ‡ 23But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed.

‡ Deuteronomy 8:17-18 (King James Version) ‡ 17And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. ‡ 18But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

‡ Same Stuff ‡ Genesis 1:27-28 (King James Version) ‡ 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. ‡ 28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over earth.

‡ Dominion has to be the same sphere as the nature of the creation . ‡ Nature of the Name has great power in the spiritual realm . ‡ The natural is a reflection of the spiritual, Jesus was a Jew, consequently when we try and define the church as His bride, it must be through that paradigm that we look .

‡ Shiddukhin: The selection of the bride ‡ Ketuba: Is the proposal and the purchase price (mohar) for the dowry must be established with two un-objectionable witnesses. ‡ Matthew 17

‡ Kiddushin: Is the first part of a two part ceremony, this signifies the sanctifying or dedicating of the bride to him only. (Eph 5) ‡ Erusin: This is also part of the first, It is the announcement of the covenant and purchase price with a ceremonial cup of wine. There must be at least 10 witnesses who will now go and broadcast the ceremony . Matthew26

‡ The first step of part two of the ceremony is the nissuin, this is the first phase of cohabitation and is predicated by a separation period in which the groom prepares a home for the bride. ‡ John 14 ‡ The second step of part two is conducted in a huppah or the place of consumation.

‡ The wedding tradition is accompanied by both a word and blood covenant. ‡ Upon arrival to take His bride the bridegroom descends with a shout to announce His arrival . 1 Thess 4 ‡ The groom is responsible for the dress of the wedding and invitation is merited on the same .. Matthew 22:11-14, Revelation19:8

‡ Revelation 19:7Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

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