This is a part of a series of posts. This is the final post…
This is still waiting to happen when we get our faith sorted out…
These events are completed way back in AD70…
The bride of Christ, the church in all of it’s diversity, will be given beautiful clean robes to wear…
9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” – Rev 21:9
To me that means that we will grow in revelation and faith and in understanding of what Jesus Christ has done for us, and when we do that – keeping our eyes fixed on Him – God cleanses us by His Word.
Through our faith in Jesus Christ – in all that He did on the cross – vast changes will be released in this world and it will change utterly. All Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross will become manifest in this world, changing the world entirely, bringing in the 1,000 years of peace.
The motivation for change comes from Him alone and He permits us to wear these clean robes. And as we put them on (and keep them on daily) then all that He did for us on His cross manifests more and more.
The promise to Abraham – about to be fulfilled
The great promise made to Abraham and confirmed by many prophets will finally be fulfilled – to dwell with His people
then to the place that the LORD your God will choose, to make his name dwell there, there you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, and all your finest vow offerings that you vow to the LORD. And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you and your sons and your daughters, your male servants and your female servants, and the Levite that is within your towns, since he has no portion or inheritance with you. – Deu 12:11-12
That same promise was made to many descendants of Abraham. God tried again and again to achieve His plan. Let’s take a quick look through scripture at the times He tried again and again to start over with a group/family/person:
- God tried to work with Adam and Eve, starting with just them.
- God called Abram’s out of his idolatry in Ur (Iraq), starting again just with him.
- God chose Noah, starting again with just Noah and his family.
- Three times God promised to make a great nation out of Moses, but Moses refused each time. He never went into the promised land.
- God eventually started again with just the youth of that nation lead by Joshua.
- God sent the entire Jewish nation into captivity bringing back only the two tribes (Judah and Benjamin) who had been loyal to Him, starting again with only those two tribes.
- In the book of Romans Paul says that it is possible that if the gentiles don’t cooperate they too could be “cut off”.
Then God spoke through the prophets and He said He would turn to those who had NOT called on Him and He would try through them – the gentiles.
The desire of God’s heart was (and is) to dwell amongst His people – in a place of His choosing. The strategy of the devil was to trap us under sin and use sin to drive away a perfect and holy God. In order to come close to people God had to resolve this, because as you can see (above) people are completely unable to resolve their own sin.
Jesus Christ did something awesome on His cross and reconciled God to His creation and through Jesus Christ is possible for God’s plan to be fulfilled…
And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst. - Exodus 25:8
I believe it will now be fulfilled…
“Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” – Rev 21:3-4
Revival – a deeper revelation of what Jesus Christ did on the cross
What remains is for God to release the full revelation of Jesus Christ’s work on His cross to His bride – the church – through the Holy Spirit. That increase in revelation is what we call revival! The way we release it is by believing God’s words!
Every revival in history has been centered on Jesus Christ, because all prophecy is about Jesus Christ. And each revival gives us a deeper revelation of Who He was and what He did.
Nothing new is added, it’s just a deeper revelation of what we already knew was written in the scriptures. Instead of knowing it, we will live it. It won’t just be head know