Listen to these words found in the Book of John, Chapter 3:27-29...'John (the Baptist) replied, 'God in heaven appoints each person's work. I am here to 'prepare the way' for Him—that is all. The Bride will go where the Bridegroom is. A Bridegroom's friend rejoices with him. I am the Bridegroom's friend and I am filled with joy at His success.'

John the Baptist spoke from the wilderness calling God's people to 'Repent, Prepare, Watch, and Be Ready' for their Messiah was about to appear.

Two thousand years later, our Bridegroom is about to appear to bring forth a Glorious Bride clothed in her beautiful wedding garments, Her oil lamp full.

The Spirit of Elijah was upon John the Baptist as he preached of the coming Messiah.

Two thousand years later, the Spirit of Elijah speaks through God's people today. Again, God in heaven appoints each person's work.

'This is the time of the Great Harvest. Just as a natural eunach is given entirely to 'preparing' the

Bride for the King and has no desire for her as He is not even able to; these will be completely given to 'preparing' the Church for her King. Their whole purpose is to see the King's joy because they are truly His friends. These will follow Him wherever He goes.' (The calling l973)

The Lord says in Isaiah 52...'AWAKE...AWAKE....Put on Your Beautiful Garments.'

As the Lord brought those truths before my heart, my soul just broke into praise at the coming return of our Bridegroom. Lessons learned are coming as to the Lord's desire to prepare His people for the wedding through scriptures we may have heard over and over again and teachings coming forth that will restore the ones He loves and help give birth to the Kingdom of God in it's fullness in our hearts and through our lives.

Through the Holy Spirit, these teachings are coming forth and Words from the Lord that will both bless and challenge. And, this writer was so excited at the love He wants to show forth to His church and Bride that I could hardly contain myself.

My heart went into praise and the Lord brought scriptures that helped me feel such a presence of the Lord as I sought Him in the quiet of my room.

As you sit quietly at your computer, feel free to approach the Lord. Please read these reflections and ponder God's wonder for yourself and then I will close with a special additional Word from the Lord.

Deut. 3:24..Then I begged the Lord, 'Lord God, you have begun to show me, your servant, how great you are. You have great strength, how great you are. You have great strength, and no other god in heaven or on earth can do the powerful things you do. There is no other god like you. Please let me 'cross the Jordan River' so I may see the good land by the Jordan.

Verse 28...Appoint Joshua and help him be brave and strong. He 'will lead' the people across the river and give them the land that they are to inherit.

Ps. 71:l9...Your righteousness reaches to the skies, O'God, you who have done great things. Who, O'God is like you?

Romans l4:l7...For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God. And, other people will approve of you.

II Corinthians l3:ll-l2...Dear Brothers and Sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Rejoice..Change your ways. Encourage each other. Live in harmony(unity) and peace. Then, the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet each other in Christian love.

Ps 5l:7...Purify me from my sins and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Verse l0...Create in me a clean heart, O'God.

Renew a right spirit in me.

Verse l2...Restore to me again the joy of your salvation and make me willing to obey you.

Verse l3...Then I will teach your ways to sinners, and they will return to you.

Ps. 5:l2...For you bless the godly, O Lord, surrounding them with your shield of love.

II Timothy l:8...So you must never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord.

Daniel 2:20...Praise the name of God forever and ever for He alone has all wisdom and power.

And, finally... Deut.28:9...The Lord will establish you as His Holy People (His Bride), as He promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the Name of the Lord...

God speaks through His Word and through His people... Hear these concluding Words from Our Lord:

“Keep Seeking Me. Set your gaze upward upon Me, Your Hope, look to Me in all that you face, all that you do today for through the Blood of Jesus all things are possible and I AM...Even Now...transforming your darkness into My marvelous 'Light'.