“Then I heard what sounded like the roar of a huge crowd, like the sound of rushing waters, like loud peals of thunder, saying, ‘Hallelujah! Adonai, God of heaven’s armies, has begun his reign!’ “Let us rejoice and be glad! Let us give him the glory! For the time has come for the wedding of the Lamb, and his Bride has prepared herself — fine linen, bright and clean has been given her to wear,” (“Fine linen” means the righteous deeds of God’s people.) Revelation 19:6-8 (CJB)..
I had a dream in which I was in a banquet hall where we had been dining at a long table and that I had been staying there for a few days in rooms which were for the wedding party.
In the dream, I was trying to prepare for this wedding, but my own mistakes kept holding me back from helping others to get ready!
In the dream, I was looking through old suitcases trying to find what I needed to put together to wear to this wedding, when suddenly, I was called into another room to help a woman named Elizabeth, to get herself ready.
As I went to help Elizabeth, I asked someone what time the wedding was on the next day, having thought the whole time that it was at 3:00 p.m. Then someone said “No! It is at 10:00 a.m.!”
All at once, a sense of urgency got into me and I began to hurry to prepare Elizabeth, as she was the mother of the bride and then I started to get myself ready.
Elizabeth in the Bible, was the mother of John The Baptist, the one who prepared the way of The Lord and the voice of one crying in the wilderness. She was the first one to recognize Jesus when He was at the womb with His mother Mary.
Through this dream, I believe God is telling his five-fold ministry to begin to prepare the Elizabeths who are pregnant with the word of The Lord, to bring forth those who will be a voice crying in the wilderness.
When a bride comes down the aisle, it is usually preceded by sound of a trumpet blast that is leading into the wedding march!
I believe there are many who are now being called to birth these. That will be the sound (like John The Baptist), those who will be crying in the wilderness! Those who will begin to prepare the way of the Lord’s Kingdom rule and reign!
Ten O’clock Not 3:00
I asked The LORD about this, because when they said it was ten and not three in the dream, all I know is that I felt a sense of urgency about preparing!
I asked The LORD about those numbers, or times, and He said to count back from thee in the afternoon to ten in the morning. There was five hours difference.
He then said, “Five is the number of grace and the grace period for them to prepare is not as long as they think! Tell them, it is urgent that My five-fold ministry begin, to teach them how to prepare to be the Reigning Bride who will reign with her King!”
“Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly: Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet,”Joel 2:15-16.
I hear The LORD saying; “I AM calling those in ministry to come out of their closets (those older saint’s who have been in hiding) and prepare the Bride!
Yes, prepare her for the hour is sooner than you think, for her to begin to rule and reign!
I AM looking for a Bride without spot or wrinkle! This Bride will have no spot or wrinkle, because she has prepared herself and is dressed in My Glory!”
More Light Means Less Wrinkles and Spots!
A while back, as I was using a Photoshop program, I noticed that the more light that was placed on the picture, that the less spots and wrinkles you could see.
It says in 2 Corinthians 4:17, “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.”
You see this light affliction has been ‘working for us’, a greater weight of glory and the more glory that comes forth from us the more we will be covered in that glory.
I know many of you have heard me tell this vision before but here goes again. In the vision, I saw Enoch who walked with God and was not. God showed me that as he took each step in obedience and crucified his flesh that more Glory would come forth from Him and He soon was swallowed up in the Glory of God and disappeared!!
Hallelujah! Now if this is a type of the rapture as some theologians say, then Selah that!
You see, God is telling His leaders right now to get His people prepared to be those who will be swallowed up in the glory by teaching them to walk in obedience to The LORD on a minute by minute basis, even in their tribulations.
I sensed in the dream that I had that there is an urgency and almost a crash course that is to be done by the leadership in the church especially the five-fold ministry!
They are to prepare the Elizabeths to be ready to deliver those who will be the voices crying in the wilderness and prepare the Bride to rule and reign! It is time to “blow the trumpet in Zion!”
I also heard The LORD say that, “The Church has been paying too much attention to the outward appearance of the Church than to training it’s people to reign!”
When in the dream someone said that “it is time for the Marriage,” The LORD impressed me that it was speaking to me of a partnership with His lovers in the earth!
The time for Him to present the bride is at hand and she must be trained and prepared! When it says “The bride hath made herself ready,“ it means just that!
The Bride has to prepare herself to be the Bride co-reigning in the earth with Christ! We the elder five-fold ministry and Bride to be, must prepare those that are a part of that company to do just that!
Teach them how to begin to speak His word only, declare and decree from the seat of authority! Teach them how to be “a voice crying in the wilderness”!
We, as the Church have been spending too much time on what our outward appearance will look like instead of how to truly, “rule in the midst of our enemies!”
Preparing the Bride for her husband does not mean we prepare her to sit and wait for Him to take us out of this world, even though he will one day. But it means to prepare her to be the best partner in the earth that she can be!
Teach her how to live, walk, talk and breathe in The Spirit! Stop giving her excuses for her bad behavior and start training her to be co-heirs with the King of Kings!
He is coming to receive this Bride that he can rule and reign with! When I was young, my mother was always one who liked to keep the kitchen in order when she was cooking and make it look good, so she never let me help her much in the kitchen.
She would say, “Just go play Jo Ellen!” So when I became a young bride, I had no clue how to cook anything except Chef Boyardee Spaghetti!
Because we in the Church are wanting things to look good by the outward appearances, we have stopped trying to prepare the Church to rule and reign, because many times it looks like a mess to the world outwardly!
We have been so busy trying to “put on a show” that we haven’t prepared them to be a ruling and reigning partner to the King!
We have been so busy making our own ministries look so good that we haven’t trained them to prepare for the reigning part! Oh, we have taught them to sit and wait for The LORD to come while they watch us perform, but Jesus said to occupy till He comes!
But here is the bottom line! God is saying that we thought that we had more time to prepare the Church to rule and reign with Jesus.
He is saying that the grace period is short and we must, as ministers of God, prepare the church to rule and reign, not to sit and listen to entertainment!
It is time to take whatever gifts God has given you and give them to The LORD to perfect the Bride for her reign in the earth!
Whenever we are raptured, is up to Him, but we have work to do! Not sitting on the premises but standing on the promise that we are the equippers for such a time and the time is short my brothers and sisters!
“And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,”Ephesians 4:11-13.
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.