“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3 NAS).
Through the Eternal Order of Melchizedek, the Lord will birth His “Bridal Company” in the earth, which will completely conform to the Living Word and the Spirit of Christ. Right now, a Royal Priesthood is beginning to march anew throughout the earth, as the predecessor of the Bride. These are ones who were once far off, but are, even now, being brought nearer and nearer until they literally become ONE with the Almighty, as they willingly lay down their flesh in order to receive all of Calvary’s dividends.
Let’s look at the passage that shows us the way we can be enthroned (i.e. clothed) in righteousness. Jeremiah 33:18 reveals three progressive crucifixion steps, which are spiritual sacrifices still required of God’s Holy Priesthood (1 Pet 2:5). This is the process by which Crucified Ones will hit the Father’s bull’s eye of righteousness. This is the procedure that will hone the essence of the Messiah’s Bride, so she can be named: “The Lord is our righteousness.” Just remember that His Beautiful Bride will be the embodiment of who she is married to.
” ‘Behold, days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the good word which I have spoken concerning the house of Israel and the house of Judah. ‘In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth ; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth. ‘In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell in safety ; and THIS IS THE NAME BY WHICH SHE WILL BE CALLED : THE LORD IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.’ For thus says the LORD, ‘David shall never lack a man to sit on the throne of the house of Israel ; and the Levitical priests shall never lack a man before Me to offer burnt offerings, to burn grain offerings and to prepare sacrifices continually .’ ” (Jeremiah 33:14-18 NAS).
The crucifixion process outlined in Jeremiah 33:18, which will completely circumcise one’s sin nature is:
 offer burnt offerings,
 burn grain offerings, and
 prepare sacrifices continually.
These are the steps of the Baptism of Fire that His pure and spotless Bride will be required to go through, so she will be able to live and move and have her being in a continually surrendered state to do the Father’s perfect will. These transformative stages will facilitate the New Jerusalem being called: “The Lord is our righteousness” (Jer 33:16).
Right now the Bride of Christ is hungry for righteousness. She is seeking first His Kingdom and His righteousness above all else. In a dry and thirsty land, His Bride thirsts for the refreshing, joyous life that only righteousness brings. The Water of Life that flows from His throne is imprinted with righteousness, justice, holiness and truth; and it is the Lamb of God – our Great Shepherd – that guides us to these springs of living water (Rev 7:17).
Nehemiah 3:1 reveals that Jerusalem’s Sheep Gate needs to be repaired first. We don’t know exactly why, but we do know that it was the priest’s inheritance to make offerings by fire to the Lord. To me, this speaks of the need in our day for kings and priests to set the stage, so people can bring their offerings to the Lord. BTW – It was only at the Sheep Gate that God’s priests were sanctified with the word and prayer. These are necessary components to the Bride’s purification.
When Jerusalem’s Sheep Gate was repaired in Nehemiah’s day, Eliashib was the High Priest who led the consecration and building of God’s Holy City. This is a picture of what we need to do today to set apart His people to build His Bride (which is the Holy City, the New Jerusalem (Rev 21:2,9)). Eliashib’s name means “The Almighty will restore.” The Ancient Hebrew Word Picture for Eliashib’s name speaks of the all-consuming work of El Shaddai done within His Body is the progressive work of the Father that moves us forward, so we can be built into His permanent dwelling place (i.e. be His Bride).
BTW – Before we go into the details for our initial step in the Bride’s Baptism of Fire, let’s understand a precedence set by God Himself when it comes to offerings made by fire. Abel was the first one to bring an “offering by fire” to the Lord. In Hebrew, the original text of Genesis 4:4 reveals that not only did Abel bring the firstborn of his flock, he also brought himself (offered his heart) while Cain only brought his offering. This is what made Abel’s sacrifice acceptable, and Cain’s not. Whenever we speak of an offering, always think of yourself first and foremost.
~ Robin Main
REFERENCES: Gen 4:4; Psa 48:2; 89:14; 110:1-4; Jer 33:14-18; Amos 9:11; Matt 16:24; Acts 15:16; Gal 2:20; 1 Pet 2:5; Rev 21:1-9, 22:1.
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