How to understand the WHY of the Rapture by looking into Galilean wedding customs

I recently watched a wonderful movie on Sabbath , called the Rapture of the church (Galilean wedding custom) , which explains the why of the Rapture and second coming of Christ.

A wonderful sister in Christ recommended this movie. I don’t want to give it all away, but I really recommend that you watch this movie to better understand who makes it to the wedding feast, the parable of the ten virgins and so many other parables that Lord Jesus Christ spoke about relating to His second coming.

I now understand why only the Father knows when the Son returns. Lord Jesus Christ used a lot of parables and often to relate it to people He looked at their cultures. He and His disciples were also Galilean. The way a Galilean wedding is conducted is totally different from western customs. It’s usually the bride who awaits her bridegroom, who goes to his father’s house to prepare a place for them. Only the Father knows and tells his son when the place is ready, up to his standards and then tells his son to go get his bride. The bride on the other hand , takes a year to prepare things like getting materials for her dress etc.

There’s so many fascinating facts, like the bride and her brides maids would sleep in there wedding garments , being ever ready with their lamps trimmed etc…awaiting the sound of the trumpet, indicating that her bridegroom had arrived and that they had to get up and make their way to the wedding feast. Only the bride , bridesmaids and other of the town’s people that were ready when they heard the trumpet, would go to the feast, the others who were foolish were locked out.

The garments I believe are also important and symbolic of how we need to keep our garments clean until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ 🙏🙏🙏 This movie really helped me understand these concepts , and why we should be ever ready. It shows why date setting is really bad. It also shows that preparation does indeed take time. 😊🙏

I will include the link to the movie below. I pray this movie helps you in your understanding of the why of the Rapture of the church and the scripture related to it. Blessings!

Celebrating Purim as a Christian

This year I have decided to observe the feast of Purim 🎉🎉🎉. I did some research on how Christians can observe Purim and how it is relevant to us as the body of Christ. This feast however, is not a mandatory biblical feast.

As Christians, we can learn a lot about God’s plan of redemption by becoming familiar with the observance of Purim.

Paul tells us through the Christians at Corinth that what we see with the eye and what is really happening are two different things. “Things are not what they would seem” is a central theme in the Book of Esther. 

Purim is the Biblical holiday that was initiated by and commemorates the events recorded in the book of Esther. The holiday comes in the final month of the Hebrew calendar.

Events happen by apparent coincidence; however, God is at work behind the scenes. Here are a few of the coincidental events in the Book of Esther:

  1. Esther, a Jew, just happens to be chosen as queen from hundreds of candidates.
  2. Mordechai, Esther’s uncle, just happens to find out about a conspiracy against the King and reports it; and it just happens that nothing is done, at that time, to recognize his good deed.
  3. After Haman has a gallows built on which to hang Mordechai, he approaches the King to ask for permission to execute Mordechai; it just happens that the King had been unable to sleep the night before and had the royal records read to him that tell about Mordechai’s action on behalf of the King. It just happens that at the very moment that Haman seeks to destroy Mordechai that the King is seeking to honor Mordechai. 

Reading through the Book of Esther you will find other “coincidences.” In fact, the name Purim, refers to the “lots” that were cast to determine on which day Haman would act to destroy the Jewish people. Lots can be thought of as the modern dice.

By celebrating this Biblical festival – the beginning of understanding anything is to do it – we will more clearly see the hidden nature of God’s work during these last days and be in a better position to proclaim His actions to the people around us who are around and who are unaware of His hidden but glorious work of redemption. Indeed, things are not as they would seem. The darkness of our times, visible to everyone, will not succeed in destroying God’s people. Instead, God is working behind the scenes, just as He did in the story of Esther, to accomplish a great redemption and to save His people from the hand of the one seeking to destroy us.

Bibliography: 1.https://fellowshipchurchofwintersprings.org/why-christians-s 2.https://youtu.be/P1_RXbSN-ZU

Taking Heaven by Force

After reading Matthew 11, I came across this verse and the Lord wanted me to look into it and understand what it really meant, as a good reminder. I pray this bible study can assist you too.

Matthew 11:12 (KJV) ~ And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

The post above goes into the strongs concordance meaning of the word “biazo” which is suffereth violence. I have also looked into the cross references to assist with the context of how it is used.

What this verse in essense is telling us is that those who work out their salvation with fear and trembling, those who fight for their faith, fight to make it, will make it and seize and take hold of heaven. This shows us it is indeed a narrow path, and we have to be willing to FIGHT to make it to our Lord Jesus Christ. This is a test to see if we really love Him. Are we growing daily in Christ? This is a stern reminder to me too. I don’t believe Lord Jesus Christ would be pleased if we are not growing in new levels in Him and through Him working in us.

Given the time that we are in, can we really shy away from spiritual warfare too ?? I think spiritual warfare is so much a part of our walk, it’s not the only thing, but we need to also be aware that as we get closer to the great tribulation that the forces of darkness, and witchcraft against the saints of God is at an all time high. If we are able to – a part of putting on our breatplate of righteousness is standing up… (This doesn’t necessarily mean doing something violent like joining protests etc, a lot of prophetic voices have been shown that we as believers should actually steer clear of this , as these are traps etc) … But are we praying and standing up spiritually for those that are weaker , e.g. praying for innocent children , praying against the abomination of evil wicked doers and the elite that force these abominations on us. This is just an example of going the extra mile.

We need to examine ourselves daily and ensure we are fighting for our faith!!

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

As times get tougher , we as the body of Christ, need to ask for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and exercise them. I did a study on both the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit which is also important to distinguish. I will include the Instagram post below. Let me know your thoughts. And I pray this blesses you !

Repentance and Prayer for Protection

Very early on in my deliverance journey I learnt the importance of repentance and in essence turning away from sin.

Repentance is an extremely crucial part of deliverance. Repentance means that we stop walking in the path of sin and we return to walking on God’s path. Repentance is a conscious and a deliberate breaking of covenants and agreements we have made with satan and coming back onto the path of holiness which is God’s way. We see a lot in the word of God, where Israel was called to be obedient and return to the Lord. We see God also calling us to make our paths straight and avoid paths of unrighteousness.

3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. 4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:

Isaiah 40:3-4 (KJV)

Proverbs 4:14 to 19 states ~ 14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Its also important to distinguish between repentance and confession. Confession is just the acknowledgement of doing something wrong for e.g. I stole that pencil, I hit the man, and it was wrong. Repentance is me actually feeling remorse for what I have done , having a desire to change it and be different and not to do it again.

In a recent instagram post, I shared how the Lord was leading me to research the meanings of various sins in the bible and ensure that I really understood what it meant , so I could repent of it. I was lead to read Galatians, 1 and 2 Corinthians and Proverbs 6 specifically, but there are many other books that Paul wrote and so many others that have various sins we need to repent of.

One of the most important concepts of a believer’s life is being repentant and repenting of our sins on a daily basis. In my deliverance journey, I also came across generational bloodline cleansing, and why it’s important especially as an intercessor & especially for a believer that will be working in the deliverance ministry. Generational bloodline cleansing and repentance is done so when we warfare, we ensure that the enemy has no legal ground whatsoever, even if he looks into our generational bloodlines, he has nothing to point at us and accuse us of.

Repentance is extremely important. False gospels such as once saved always saved, give a false pretence that it’s ok to continue sinning as long as we acknowledge Lord Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour.  This is totally false and can be further studied. (See Ezekiel 18:19-32). Believers who have had hell experiences , have expressed that people who were shown to be in hell, did not repent of their sinful ways. (See Hell testimonies of Bette Stevens and Angelica Zambrano).

None of us are perfect, we are all sinners, we can always go to Lord Jesus Christ and repent. In 1 John 1:9 it says, ” If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

The Torah, God’s Law tells us about right and wrong, and reveals sin. We can also repent through the bible, by looking at chapters such as Exodus, Leviticus and Deuteronomy.

In the book of Galatians , Paul has also summarised what the works of the flesh are.

The other sins that Yahweh hates is also listed in Proverbs 6:16 -19.

16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

In the post below, I go into the definitions of what these sins are , so that we know of them and can repent for them.

I will also include a covering prayer and prayer for protection here:

Dear Heavenly Father Yahweh, I thank Lord for Your mercy and grace and the opportunity to come before Your throne room Lord. I thank You for the precious gift of the blood of Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross. I come boldly before the throne room, because You said come. I come to lay down my life on Your altar as a living sacrifice according to Romans 12:1, I lay my body, soul, spirit, mind ,will, emotions, my heart, subconscious, conscious, my patterns on Your altar. Purge me of that which is not pleasing to you, remove the wood , hay and stubble and only leave that which is of gold, silver and precious stone.

Father, I am willing today to repent of all my sins and whatever you show me. Father please cover me, my family and loved ones that can be saved with the precious blood of Lord Jesus Christ. Create a hedge of protection around us , cover us with the fire of God. I also put on the full armour or God. (Read Ephesians 6:12-18 and pray the armour on) I gird my loins and my waist with the belt of Truth, I will stick to the truth that is in Your word. I repent for lying , I will tell the truth. I put on the breatplate of righteousness. I aim to be holy, for You are Holy and only those that are holy will see the face of God. I cannot be holy by own works, but only by Lord Jesus Christ working in me. I shod my feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace , I will have the peace of Jesus Christ in all situations and I am willing to share Your gospel. I take up the shield of faith, I pray for an increase of faith. I put on the helmet of Salvation, I believe Lord Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour. And I take up the sword of the spirit which is word of God making prayer and supplication for all saints.

I ask Lord, that you cover every chink in my armour, and anything that I have not yet repented of whilst going into battle alongside Lord Jesus Christ, You Lord make up the lack in me.

Heavenly Father, please cover my household and property, my health , well-being , my divine relationships, all saints of God and all those that can be saved. Please cover my job, my business, my business connections , my finances , my bank accounts, my investments, my relationships within these jobs under the blood of Jesus Christ. I cover under the blood my future, my spouse, my children every human soul that can be saved. I cover my ministry, I cover my neighbourhood, I cover all things I am meant to do for you Father, I cover it all under the blood of Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that the enemy will not be able to bring backlash through any of these channels and as I am repenting and going along with Lord Jesus Christ who is fighting the battle. Every principality and power will bow down and confess that Lord Jesus Christ is Lord of Lords and King of Kings and His name is above every other name and they will be defeated as I repent as the devil and his minions will have no legal ground. I thank You for Your protection and covering Lord, in Jesus Christ’s name I pray. Amen

This is a great covering prayer before you repent, do a deliverance prayer , such as binding principalities and powers and going to the courts of heaven to get your petition against evil wicked doers. I will be referencing this cover prayer in further deliverance prayer posts.

Thank you for reading. Blessings!

Bibliography:

1. Cleansing your generational bloodline by Natasha Grbrich, 2009