ENTERING THE BRIDAL REALM
By Dan Luehrs
For some time I have been seeing a new realm that is very inviting to me, it is a realm of intimacy like none I have seen before. The Lord has shown me that the doorway is now open to all who will enter, when I saw this realm I was in Africa on a mission’s trip and entered it at the invitation of the Lord.
I saw a white tent with sides on it that was made out of garments like a fine wedding dress, the door to the tent was opened as a soft breeze was blowing it inward inviting me in. I asked the Lord, what is this? He replied, “My Chupa, come in!” I slowly moved in like I was floating and I saw no one else there, so I moved through the tent to look around. It was very ornate with streamers going throughout the tent. It looked as if it went on forever. Then a voice said, “Do you take Jesus as your only?” I said, I do!
Later I asked the Lord about this tent. He said that it was a tent of intimacy with greater closeness and greater revelation of His heart, just as the garden is in your heart so is the tent of intimacy that we can come and go into at anytime. The door is now open for the Marriage Supper of the Lamb for anyone to come into true intimacy with Him, but soon the door would be shut and no one else could enter.
ENTERING HIS REALM
My lover has arrived and he's speaking to me! Get up, my dear friend, fair and beautiful lover — come to me! Song 2:10 (THE MESSAGE)
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit loves intimacy far more than any human being could possibly comprehend. Remember He created all types of love, His love for His bride is more intense and more furious then all the suns and stars put together! His love burns with a passion for His bride to spend time with her in the closeness of intimacy.
Since the foundation of the world God has been waiting for His bride to prepare herself for the consummation of the ages. This is when His bride becomes as He is. Then she will have His likeness and glory to carry into the last battle to defeat sin in the flesh and completely overcome death by putting His enemies under His feet. This is the call of the bride, to be a warrior against the battle of sin and death and win!
“Let us rejoice and be glad!
Let us give him the glory!
For the time has come for the
wedding of the Lamb,
and his Bride has prepared herself —
fine linen, bright and clean
has been given her to wear.”
Rev 19:7-8 (CJB)
In order to qualify for the highest privilege ever given to man, one must first learn to become intimate with the Holy One. It has been granted to us to wear pure fine garments that are a light with the life and glory of God. But because of other interests most of the called bride is doing other things that steal them away from their Beloved, their high calling, and their inheritance.
THE WEDDING IS READY
"Then he said to his slaves, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.” Matt 22:8 (NAS)
The wedding is ready, yet the people invited are not! So the call goes out and goes on until the wedding is filled. There are only so many spots open and when that number is filled up the door is closed to this front row experience of the ages and will never again be opened! So many Christians just want to go to heaven when they die. They do not realize that the way has been opened for them to occupy heaven here and now everyday. Right now we have been given the closeness of His presence, yet most will not take the time to secure it in their daily life. In the place of sitting in His presence they choose the TV, Internet, sports, or any other entertainment (which means diversion) as their choice of fellowship because it demands nothing from them, but diverts them from His presence. Saying to themselves after a busy day, “I just want to veg on the couch and do nothing!” When they could be sitting in heavenly places enjoying the presence of God. Not realizing they have given up the right to receive the greatest revelation that God has given to man and that is to know Him through the person of His Son.
"But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw there a man not dressed in wedding clothes.” Matt 22:11 (NAS)
King Jesus is going to look us over to see if we qualify by having on the right garments. These are only given to the bride who has sought after Him with all their hearts and have paid the price of obedience. “I advise you to buy from Me …white garments, that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed…” Rev 3:18 (NAS) This wedding will reveal the nakedness of all who have not prepared themselves for the great finale’ of the ages. WE MUST BE READY!
Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outer darkness; in that place there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matt 22:13 (NAS)
This undressed man was not prepared to walk in the realm of the bride so he was cast out to a lower level of preparedness where it seems like it was outer darkness compared to the glorious presence and revelation in the realm of the bride. This is the very reason why they gnash their teeth; they are excruciatingly regretting what they could have had as their own, but did not because they would not pay the price to sit in the Bridegrooms presence everyday. We know these people are not lost in hell as some teach because in verse 12 the King calls him friend! “… Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes? And he was speechless.”
For many are called, but few are chosen. Matt 22:14 (NAS)
Many are called to sit with the King in the glory of His kingdom but few are willing to pay the price of following Him daily.
ENTERING THROUGH THE VEIL OF HIS FLESH
Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh. Heb 10:19-20 (NKJV)
For years I have questioned the Lord on this verse as to how His flesh is now the veil that opens the way to the Holy of Holies where the life and glory of the Father is. When the revelation of this verse came I felt kinda spiritually stupid and felt I should have understood this long before but for some reason was hidden from me.
There is a NEW and LIVING WAY! The only other way was the old way, which was the way of death and the blood of animals to give the High Priest access to the Holy of Holies one time a year. But now because of the perfect blood of Jesus we have access everyday and if we do not take advantage of this we will live with the regret into eternity! This is why we are to boldly come into the Holy of Holies and find grace [strength through His presence] for our time of need that we may be in.
The veil that once separated man from the heavenly realm was torn in two when Jesus died on the cross giving us access to the eternal life of God once again as Adam and Eve had it in the beginning. Yet God’s presence was not left veil-less as some teach because according to the book of Hebrews the flesh of Jesus now veils the way into the Holy of Holies. “…Through the veil, that is, His flesh.”
When Adam and Eve sinned the way to the eternal life of God was blocked by an angel with a flaming sword to keep them from touching Life (GOD) in the fallen state. So it is today, the flesh of Jesus is blocking the way of the religious, the carnal, and the unbeliever from getting to the Life of God without submitting to Jesus.
Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Heb 10:22 (NAS)
Our access point to the Holy of Holies is first to draw near with a sincere heart and in full assurance of faith that God will open the way for us. In other words, God will not open the way for you! He has given us the key of faith to just come with an honest hungry heart that wants more of Him and has been purified by the pure word of God.
Now I ask you, what is the Word that cleanses us? Jesus! This is the second point that gives us access because we have been made clean and pure to enter in sinless. What that means for us is, the daily eating of the word (Jesus) gives us entrance into His life (presence) of God. The veil of His flesh blocks the way of all who will try to enter in through fleshly religious ways of the Law because we are called into relationship. In Moses’ tabernacle the priests daily had to eat and change out new bread in the sanctuary in keeping of the Law of Moses. Today is no different; we must eat the bread Who is Christ Jesus if we are to enter into the presence. This is why Jesus said over and over in the book of John, “I am the bread of life!”
Then Jesus said unto them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.” John 6:53-57 (KJV)
These verses are so powerful when we see how and why Jesus is our access point to the life of the Father. Jesus is way to the Life of the Father in the Holy Holies. We are to eat and drink deeply of Him everyday to experience true Life indeed!
EATING THE RHEMA WORD
Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him. John 6:27 (NKJV)
How do we get into the Holy of Holies? We eat our way in! That comes pretty natural for most of us, but now we are to be spiritually hungry and feed our spirit man with the Life of God through His blessed Son. The Father has summed up all things in the Son, so if we want life we are going to have to come to Him as our daily bread to get it, even more than we hunger for natural bread. Jesus said that natural food spoils, but eternal spiritual food goes on forever, never to rot or spoil.
This eternal food that He gives us is His word. “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing; the words that I have spoken to you are spirit and are life.” John 6:63 (NAS). Please hear me on this, The Father is Spirit and He is life. When Jesus said that His word is spirit and life He is saying that He is giving us the Fathers life as we partake of His words of life.
The Greek word that Jesus is using in this context is the word [rhema]. Meaning it is just not the written word [Logos]. Rhema means that there is revelation coming from the word with a much deeper meaning that will change our heart and life if we have understanding in it and only the Holy Spirit can do this in us. We have all had a aha moment when someone was trying to teach us something and a light went off in our head. That’s what this word Rhema means. The book of Revelation is called, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” Meaning, Jesus is the rhema (revelation) that is being revealed through that book. We all should be praying daily for the eyes of our understanding to be enlightened so that we will see and understand Him more clearly until we are like Him.
We are now living in the time of the Marriage Super of the Lamb. This is where great delicacies of the revelation of Jesus are coming forth quickly as some of the finest of food ever given to His church. They are coming forth to His bride who waits in the bridal chamber realm with Him. This revelation through the Holy Spirit is the only thing that will prepare us for His coming, so that we might receive our long awaited metamorphosis into His likeness.
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word [rhema] of Christ.” Rom 10:17 (NAS).
Notice that it is the rhema (revelation) of Jesus that brings true faith in us. True faith is when we are faithful like Him in all things. In fact we are told that we should be living by every rhema word that comes out of His mouth. “But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word [rhema] that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” Matt 4:4 (NAS). Man will waist away without a revelation from God, but once someone gets a revelation of Jesus he has a whole new paradigm to live for and explore with his time and life. The exploration of God will go on for eternity without boredom because Jesus will continually be revealing Himself as the Word. On the contrary religion is boring because it is the dead letter of the law, but when revelation comes forth it is the most exciting thing that anyone can possibly live for. We must go from the dead letter of the word to the rhema of the word and that is in the person of Jesus.
How could true Life ever become boring? Have you looked at creation lately like a tree, grass, a flower, or an animal? And He is far beyond anything ever created! Seek Him with your whole heart and you will find Him.
An oak tree does not grow large over night but takes many years of drinking in the sunlight above and the water beneath. God is growing trees of righteousness, which we are to be if we will go through the painstaking process of eating and drinking everyday of Christ. It’s slow going, but isn’t growing up as a baby to adulthood? We are only given so many years on this earth so lets us use them wisely and drink deeply of our Beloved.
The door is now open wide for us to receive the full revelation of Jesus in the bridal chamber; the truth of Who He is will prepare us to see Him as He is. It is in seeing Him face to face that we are unveiled from hiding from our shame to receive Who and what His is. This can only happen in the place of intimacy with Him in bridal realm. So come, ascend higher into the realms of God!
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