[Genesis 33:10 NLT] 10 But Jacob insisted, .... And what a relief to see your friendly smile. It is like seeing the face of God!
[Num 6:25 NLT] 25 May the LORD smile on you and be gracious to you.
[Psalm 4:6 NLT] 6 Many people say, "Who will show us better times?" Let your face smile on us, LORD.
[Psalm 67:1 NLT] 1 For the choir director: A song. A psalm, to be accompanied by stringed instruments. May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us. Interlude
His face and body were enormous in size and the vision was extremely clear and bright. There was no doubt that it was my Lord Jesus (Yeshua) himself, though I wouldn't be able to tell you what he looked like. Does it even matter? I don't think so, but that's me. I only noticed that He had the HUGEST SMILE I've ever seen on his face. He looked so fearless, strong and confident as the Mighty One, the Lion of Judah would, yet kind and gentle as a LAMB.
[Psalm 45:3 NASB] 3 Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty!
[Rev 7:17 NASB] 17 for the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes."
I turned around and went to the opposite side of the room which had another picture size window. I looked out at the sky and saw him appear in the clouds again. Only this time I saw something else appear on top of the vision of him as though trying to block my view of seeing him. It was an indescribable image of some sort of symbol but I don't know what it was.
When I awakened and started to recall the dream, the Lord led me right away to the book of Micah. Immediately my eyes were drawn to Micah 7:2 which sounds precisely like a scriptural reference to the RAPTURE to me.
[Micah 7:2 HCSB] 2 Godly people have vanished from the land; there is no one upright among the people. All of them wait in ambush to shed blood; they hunt each other with a net.
Imagine soon, this scripture will be fulfilled when the Lord removes his FAITHFUL BRIDE from the LAND, the earth to be exact, taking her to heaven to be with HIM forever. Next as I continued to read Micah 7, I reached verse 7 which also struck a chord in me.
[Micah 7:7 HCSB] 7 But I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.
On Wednesday morning, we elected a new president in one of the most divisive elections ever held in our history. I wrote these very words in my FB status that morning not knowing what Micah 7:7 said. Many that morning awakened elated and excited about the outcome of the elections, yet others felt like it was their worse nightmare.
However, there was another group of people such as myself that felt glad the elections were over and that we were one day CLOSER to seeing our LORD come for us, HIS WAITING and WATCHING FAITHFUL BRIDE. Seeing the FACE OF GOD was special of course but what made it even more special was HIS SMILE. When the Lord SMILES on us it makes everything else irrelevant. When God is for us who can be against us. Well, it doesn't matter does it.
I want to talk to you, the FAITHFUL WATCHING BRIDE of CHRIST. The Lord wants me to tell you to keep LOOKING up to the SKY. HE is INDEED coming SOONER than MOST think. He appreciates our LOYALTY, DEDICATION and FAITHFULNESS to HIM. We have made a conscientious decision to NOT PUT our trust in man at a time when the church is going in the opposite direction towards the world. But we know this world is passing away.
It's not that I have anything at all against Donald Trump. Did God have something to do with him getting into office. Perhaps, I believe so. But I think the church as a whole are missing the REAL PURPOSE behind it. I've heard several prominent ministers talk about Trump's presidency bringing a time for their WEALTH and PROSPERITY, saying that the rapture is many, many years away. One prominent minister says the rapture is more than twenty years away. According to their own words, they have been privileged to see the Father's timeline in heaven. Wow...I don't know. Time will bear out the truth for sure.
I pray for president elect Trump and the present administration as well as all world leaders so that God's kingdom work can be done and get accomplished for the sake of more lost souls coming in. But I want to be balanced in my view remaining SOBER and ALERT to the TIMES we are living in. I pray that you will remain FOCUSED and ALERT, staying on the WATCH and not get distracted by the WORLD and what it has to offer. This world is temporal but God's kingdom is ETERNAL.
[Matthew 25:13 NASB] 13 "Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.
[Mark 13:35 NASB] 35 "Therefore, be on the alert--for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning--
We are no part of this world, not just in lip service but in our actions and deeds by remaining separate from the world and it's affairs to me means just that. My heart is towards heaven and not the things this world offers. I want nothing of it, period. All material things will soon be burnt up in the fire.
[2Peter 3:10 NASB] 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
The only thing of lasting value to remain will be those of a PURE HEART of GOLD.
[1Cor 3:15 NASB] 15 If any man's work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.
[2Timothy 2:22 NASB] 22 Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
[Psalm 73:1 NASB] 1 A Psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel,To those who are pure in heart!
[Matthew 5:8 NASB] 8 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Those who are uncompromising and devoted. They are the TRUE ISRAEL of God. ISRAEL means the one who PREVAILS. Will you and I prevail, meaning overcome, enduring till the end by keeping our EYES focused on the Saviour, for he is our Salvation. The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come". Come Lord Jesus.
[Rev 22:17, 20 NASB] 17 The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. ... 20 He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming quickly." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.