TO ALL DOVES:Here is a start of a study the Lord has been on me to write. I am not sure if I will have time to finish the studies as I believe from what HAS BEEN SAID 'WE DO NOT HAVE NO MORE TIME'!!! enjoy!!!
'PREPERATIONS FOR THE PRIESTLY BRIDE'....STUDY NUMBER 1....6/23/11...by Virginia Arnke on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 9:05am
After giving much thought and being in much prayer I am presenting several studies on 'THE BRIDE OF CHRIST'. Yesterday
while in prayer with my prayer partner the Lord said 'He will be giving me instructions of what He wants me to write as the days go by'.
I believe there are many who are not aware of who the Bride is...is she the Church complete or is she part of the Church?
I will be writing on this. He wants the clarity of just who the Bride is. I will be using many scriptures from the Bible along with many quotes from books I have in my library and will make reference to them as I move along into this study.Please feel free to make comments and ask questions. This study is a challenge to me and I pray likewise to all who read these messages.
In the late 1980's I came across a study titled 'THE PREPARATION OF THE BRIDE' using the Song of Soloman as it's study. I
purchased the study. It was very thorough and very excciting. It opened my eyes to whom the Bride is. I later in the 1990's gave a Bible study with a group of women...it turned out to be an exciting time as we got together each week...I will incorproate some of those messages I received in this study from time to time.
As most of you are aware that the time ofm HIS RETURN IS VERY NEAR...perhaps He will come for us before this study is completed. Many who read these studies will be familar with what I will present. It is an exciting subject and much prayer is needed here and discernment. God Bless...Virginia A.
I will present some scripture and quotes below...of what it means to be a Bride of Christ:
'HIS BRIDE HAS MADE HERSELF READY'!!
"Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come
and His Bride has made herself ready". Rev. 19:7
In Rev. 19:6-8 John saw the MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB..
What has the Bride done? Rev. 19:7...'she has made herself 'READY'..
'Clothed in fine linen, bright and clean, without spot or wrinkle-the Bride, the wife of the Lamb, has made herself
ready. She has submitted every spot in her life to the washing of the water of the Word. She has diligently given her
mind to meditating on the Word day and night. She has kept it from everything that would defile it; therefore she has become as clear as crystal and as transparent as glass.
She has completely kept herself with undistracted devotion to the Lord - so that she might be holy and chaste in body and in spirit for her Heavenly Bridegroom. All her strength and energies has been spent for Him and His Kingdom - for she knew her destiny - to become HIS WIFE.
She has given her life to Him as a living sacrifice. She has denied herself - she has given her all as Paul - she has counted all things lost as dung for the great priviledge of knowing and loving Him.
'The spirit and the Bride say, "COME". He who testifies to these things says,
"YES, I AM COMING QUICKLY", Amen - COME LORD JESUS'..Rev. 22:17a, 20
I have quoted in part from 'THE PREPARATION OF THE BRIDE'.
Suggested books to read: THE PRIESTLY BRIDE - Revealing our mystery of our betroyal to God by
THE HEAVENS OPENED...Same author.
'SPIRITUAL INTIMACY with GOD...Alice Smith
'BEYOND THE VEIL'...Alice Smith...entering into intimacy with God through prayer...excellent!
'A WOMAN WHO REFLECTS THE HEART OF JESUS'..Great for men also...a 30 day study of Christs' character...by
I will be suggesting other books as I continue in these studies..Hope to have a study several days a week.
My next study will be 'WHO IS THE BRIDE and how we can prepare to be part of this CALLING'.
GOD BLESS...MARANATHA...Virginia Arnke