Monday, 26 July 2021

The Aftermath

 Scripture:  1 Corinthians 11 v 23 - 25: "For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

24  And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 
25  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me."

When we look in hindsight of the Last Supper and the institution on Communion, the bread and the wine, having partake of it so often and without knowing the backdrop of His sacrifice for His Bride, we cannot see some important aspects that that revelation reveals.

His Body was not broken on the Cross, and in these verses He refers to it as having already happened.  This breaking of His Body had been portrayed in the feeding of the five thousand were five loaves and two small fish fed thousands of people with twelve baskets of fragments left over.  Even here He was trying to jog her memory.  

One of the things the Lord impressed upon me and what strongly emerged in my searching the Bible was based on Ecclesiastes 1 v 11 (there will be no remembrance of the former things).  I realised quite early on that 'the former things' referred to the events that happened before the foundation of the world.

This stymied me at the time as they were not obvious.  So when I was going through Old Testament prophecies, the one that stood out was Micah 5 v 2: "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting."

In the margin of my Bible it referred to 'everlasting' as 'ancient times'.  It would normally say at the time of Noah or Moses but Micah was going back further than Genesis and that's when I started to connect to ' the former things'.  In Revelation 21 v 4 -5 is the last mention of the former things.  
"4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5  And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful."

Such joy filled me when I read this passage of scripture!  It connected so many other passages of scripture into one cohesive framework.  And it highlighted the words of Jesus, "Do this in remembrance of Me".

Everything centres on Him and His love for His Bride.  His commitment to Her whose memory had been wiped of the joys of Heaven and brainwashed into absolute rejection of Her Beloved, and replaced by marriage to Satan who deceived her before her wedding day, when he stopped the marriage by raping her, then blaming her for it.

What stunned me was the first two humans created were a microcosm of Jesus and His Bride.  Innocent in Paradise with the loving protection of God.  There was the forbidden fruit, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, that they must never partake of.  Eve fell for the Serpent's lies and the result was Cain.  Before that she convinced Adam to participate and the first homosexual act occurred right after the first adultery.

Back in Heaven war broke out between Michael and Lucifer.  Michael has ever since been the protecting archangel over Israel.  However, The Devil, Lucifer, took the Bride as leverage to take control of the Throne of God, and is still trying to manipulate the situation through humans and his demons right now.

If you can grasp the bigger picture, it took me five whole years at the feet of Jesus to get it right by the way, you will realise the need for us all to do much more than we are doing to break Satan's grip on Israel, and on the unsaved Gentiles.

Jesus wants to restore our memories!  We have no recall of our time in Heaven especially after God took all the fragments of the dead Son of God and His Bride back to Heaven.  Back there each and every fragment became a known soul with a name and identity and purpose for becoming a human on Earth. 

He had to separate the Bride from the Groom first and some got mixed up.  Not all of Israel are of Israel. Romans 9 v 6 - 8: "Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel:
7  Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.
8  That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed."

There were some new souls that were not as damaged as the rest.  They became people like Abraham, Moses, Noah, Joshua,  the Patriarchs, Judges, Prophets, Apostles etc.  People who retained some memory of events.  I especially liked Moses at the Burning Bush, saying who are You?  And hearing, I am that I am.  And that was good enough for Moses.  I thought he would need more info than that.  

Then it occurred to me that Moses remembered Jesus saying to the Father in response to Who shall go to rescue Your Bride?  Jesus responded with I AM!  And Moses got it.  'I am that I am' that said 'I am going to rescue her'.   And now Moses was part of the rescue of Israel from Egypt to her own land.

Isaiah also heard it.  Isaiah 6 v  6 - 8:  "Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: 
7  And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. 
8  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me."
This chapter started with Isaiah seeing a vision of the Lord high and lifted up and his train filled the temple.  He was having a flashback.  It encouraged him to do likewise.

Jeremiah 1 v 5: "Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations."
If the Lord God knew Jeremiah before he was born then He knew all of us too.  We were people not just unborn seeds, we were placed into the families where whatever damage had been done to us while in Satan's clutches, could be undone, and we could be free.

By the time of Noah God repented that He had made man because so very few had been righteous, the rest had to be discarded.  In the worldwide flood.  

All these events are the Aftermath of the interrupted marriage of the Lamb of God and His Bride.  She is the Apple of His eye.  She is the chosen one, both the Covenants were for her.  She is the only one with her own land and powerful protection.  She is the one Satan is desperate to destroy.  She is the one who needs to remember who her real husband is.  It takes the whole Bible to get to the place where she says Come Lord Jesus.  She knows Him at last.

The Rapture brings the Body of Christ, the church, to be joined to the Head, Jesus, where the beginning of the seven day long marriage feast resumes.  The Groom must still fetch His Bride and bring her to the feast as the ancient Jewish marriage explains.

This happens at the Battle of Armageddon when the world's armies, the United Nations, March on Israel to destroy her.  Jesus with all of His saints come down and He defeats that army in one moment of time.

There are so many more things to add to this beautiful ending but the horrors, tears, situations, plagues, murders, abuses are still unfolding on this planet.  And will increase in the last seven years which are near but not here yet.  The stage is set and the curtain raisers have begun without a doubt but how long is a piece of string?  Jesus said we would know the season but not the exact time.

Prayer:  Heavenly Father thy kingdom come, thy will be done.  Father I pray that there will be deeper understanding of why we are here on Earth and why Satan will never be forgiven.  I ask that You would bless the readers with Your light and encourage them to give their all so the end can come soon.  And that the marriage of the Lamb can finally be true.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.