The Bridal Watch - Dark But Lovely
Insights received on the 4th prayer watch with Christ for His Bride.
The Bible provides a clear mandate for watching for the return of Christ Jesus, in fact it is one of the messages that Christ Himself repeated in His ministry on earth, and shortly before He died on the Cross of Calvary, and rose from the dead to be seated at the right hand of our Heavenly Father until His return. Those given to intercession and prophecy will find this to be one of their primary calls, or perhaps it should be. This call to the watch is also for all Christians.
However, it is clear from Scripture that the return of the Lord, is also linked intimately to the preparation of the Bride of Christ, the Body of Christ, many say His church, and certainly His faithful remnant. For the Bride is to be made spotless, purified, and carrying the sweet aroma of God’s presence, in readiness for Christ’s return. The One most passionate about this is Christ Himself, and it is He who watches over her, and waits patiently for the Bride to be made ready. This is a key watch of our Lord Jesus Christ. He revealed a shadow of this when He watched from the Mount of Olives over Jerusalem. As the Intercessor, Prophet, and passionate Bridegroom, He continues this watch, and calls many to watch with Him, as we are seated with Him in heavenly places.
As we watch for Christ and the preparation of the Bride, so we are made ready for His return, as we are transformed more into His likeness, and become part of His spotless, devoted, wife. For this servant of Christ, as part of this call to watch for the Bride, often in the fourth watch (between 3-6am), insights were gained, and specific Bible verses highlighted by God, for intercession, and prophetic decree. Excerpts of these are shared, to join with that which others have received, so we can all watch together for the Lord’s return, and the readiness of the Bride.
DARK BUT LOVELY – 6/5/2020
Watching with Christ for His Bride as if He is watching over Jerusalem. Hear His words, “She is dark, but lovely”, seeing who she will become. (Song of Solomon 1:5)
Watching from the mountain of the Lord, as He watches from the Mount of Olives. “I can see her coming”; “I need her to come too”; “She comes to the dawn”.
“Yes, I will come to her, but I need her to seek Me. For in seeking, she will find Me. Seeking is part of the preparation.”
“My Bride, the fair one. Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.” (Song of Solomon 2:10-14)
The Lion watches for His Bride, and He comes. He goes off to war saying, “You wait here, this is not for you, watch for Me (with Me).” The omni-present Christ, at the watch and off to war.
Fragrances of divine unity. The Bridegroom is perfumed with myrrh and frankincense (SS 3:16); The Bride to has fragrances of frankincense, myrrh, and aloes, with all the chief spices. It is necessary for the Bride to die to self, and sacrifice, for her true aromas to arise.
Watch for the signs in the heavens for timing. When the Flower Moon arises, coinciding with the spring flowers in the northern hemisphere. The Bride looks for a sign when Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury “are in agreement” with Mercury nearest the Sun. Watch for the alignment of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars, Eta Aquarid meteor showers (from Halley’s tail), Comet Swan, and the rising Centaurus.
Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them, and I will praise the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord, through which the righteous shall enter. I will praise You, for You have answered me, and have become my salvation. The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.
Save now, I pray, O Lord; O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We have blessed you from the house of the Lord. God is the Lord, and He has given us light; Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar. You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, I will exalt You. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. (Psalm 118:19-29)