I heard this Word today, “Constrained.”
Constrain means to urge, to press on, to be carried away, The Love of Jesus is constraining His Bride.
His Voice is calling out for those who are not yet saved to come to Him. The Spirit is pressing urgently for His Bride to reach out to the lost and dying.
He is setting a FIRE in her heart. Jesus is blowing on the embers, creating a Fire she will not be able to hold in.
His Love will burn brightly in her and through her and will flow like a River to all who will receive Him. No longer will she sigh in defeat but she will roar in Triumph!
“Beloved. Arise and shine. Get ready to melt some hearts, My Bride. Hear the Spirit calling.
The Spirit is calling you near, inviting you, compelling you to speak of My Love. It is the Love of God and My Goodness that brings men to repentance.
Though this season has been hard and many of My own have become tired and weary, My Spirit has come now to encourage and strengthen you, Dear One.
You were not made to be a quiet Bride or a frightened and intimidated Warrior, but I have made you as bold as a Lion and My Mouthpeice for such a time as this.
As it was spoken in Jeremiah, “If I say, “I will not remember Him or speak His name anymore,” Then my heart becomes a burning fire shut up in my bones. And I am weary of enduring and holding it in.”
Oh yes, Beloved, you shall not be able to contain those words of wisdom I have given you any longer, but you shall release them like a Mighty Rushing Fire that shall spread throughout the earth.
It is a Wild Fire of My Love that shall melt the hearts of men. I send out My Word, I cause the Wind to blow, and the Waters to flow.
I have set you as a seal upon My Heart, as a seal upon My Arm, for Love is strong as death, My strong Passion is fierce as the grave.
Its flashes are flashes of Fire, the very Flame of Yahweh! A bruised reed I will not break, and a smoldering wick I will not extinguish, until I lead justice to victory.
In My Name the nations will put their hope! The Champion of Heaven has made the Way for all to enter in.
So go forth, My Warrior Bride, and proclaim the Victory found in Christ alone. I AM inviting you to partake of My Goodness, to feast at My Table and drink from My River of Delights.
You shall not fail nor fall nor be tripped up by the enemy. I have made your feet like hind’s feet and you shall stand upon the heights!
My Love for you shall fill you to overflowing, like a Mighty Ocean, and the knowledge of the Glory of God shall cover the earth as the waters cover the sea!
My Love makes you brave! I have called you to speak for Me to the nations!
You are My witness,” declares The LORD, “and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may consider and believe Me and understand that I AM He.
Before Me no god was formed, and after Me none will come. I, yes I, AM The LORD, and there is no Savior but Me. You burn with the very Flame of Yah!
My Love is a Raging River flowing from the Throne of Grace. For I AM He who is well able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the Presence of My Glory with exceeding Joy, the only Wise God your Savior, Whose Glory and Majesty, Dominion and Power shall bring you safely Home, My Bride, both now and forever.”
CONSTRAIN : Strong’s Greek 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke. Strong’s Greek 3849: To urge, press, constrain by entreaties. From para and the middle voice of biazo; to force contrary to, i.e. compel. “What does it mean to feel constrained? That one must do something.” Generally in the sense of pressing urgently (2 Kings 4:8; Luke 24:29; Acts 16:15), to impel or carry away (2 Corinthians 5:14); sometimes to be compelled of necessity (Job 32:18; Acts 28:19; compare Galatians 6:12). (Bible Dictionary, Biblehub)
‘The love of Christ constraineth us, because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then all died, and that He died for all,’ etc. That is to say, the death of Christ for all, which is equivalent to the death of Christ for each, is the great solvent by which the love of God melts men’s hearts, and is the great proof that Jesus Christ loves me, and you, and all of us. (MacLaren Commentary)
Constrains us – (συνέχει sunechei). This word (συνέχω sunechō) properly means, to hold together, to press together, to shut up; then to press on, urge, impel, or excite. The word means that it compresses us, and therefore keeps us irresistibly drawn to Him and His work. “I died to the Law that I might live to Christ;” “I have been crucified with Christ” (Galatians 2:19, 20); and, “Ye died, and your life has been hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3).
“Either way, Christ’s love compels us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life. NIV For the love of Christ CONSTRAINETH us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead.” 2 Corinthians 5:14 KJV.
“If I say, “I will not remember Him or speak His name anymore,” Then my heart becomes a burning fire shut up in my bones. And I am weary of enduring and holding it in; I cannot endure it [nor contain it any longer].” Jeremiah 20:9 AMP.
“For I am full of pent-up words, and the Spirit within me constrains me (urges me on)” Job 32:18.
“He sendeth out His word, and melts them: He causes His Wind to blow, and the waters flow.” Psalm 147:18.
“Set me as a seal upon Your heart, as a seal upon Your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of The LORD.” Song of Solomon 8:6 (The words of the Bride to the Bridegroom).
SEAL — See Jeremiah 22:24; Haggai 2:23, &c. A symbol of something especially dear and precious.
JEALOUSY — Strong passion, from a word meaning to be RED WITH FLAME; not in a bad sense, as the parallelism shows:— “Strong as death is love, Inexorable as Sheol is ardent passion.”
A MOST VEHEMENT FLAME — Literally, a flame of YAH, the only place where the sacred name occurs in the book, and here, as in the Authorised Version, adverbially, to express something superlatively great and strong.
“A bruised reed He will not break and a smoldering wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.” Isaiah 42:3.
“A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not extinguish, till He leads justice to victory.” Matthew 12:20.
“Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?” Romans 2:4.
“Keep yourselves in the LOVE OF GOD as you await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you eternal life. And indeed, have mercy on those who doubt; Save others by snatching them from the fire; and to still others show mercy tempered with fear, hating even the clothing stained by the flesh. Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, t o the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 1:21-25.
“You are My witnesses,” declares The LORD, “and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may consider and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before Me no god was formed, and after Me none will come. I, yes I, am The LORD, and there is no Savior but Me.” Isaiah 43:10-11.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry