“But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes, and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?’ And the man was speechless. Matthew 22:11-12.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:
I invite you all to the wedding feast of My Son, I call to all to come, but not all are chosen to stay, in fact, I tell you that many are called but few are chosen. Why? At any wedding banquet as you know it on earth, you have to qualify to enter as someone known by the groom and the bride who answered the invitation so that a place was reserved for you and a dinner ordered.
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’ Matthew 7:21-23.
If you are willing and obey, you will eat the good of the land. And this is true of the wedding feast I give for My Son, indeed, of the banquet I set before you even now, for if you do My will, which is My will for all people, you are saved and have come to know the truth. And when you are saved, you clothe yourself in Christ, the garments of salvation and the robe of righteousness.
I will rejoice greatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. Isaiah 61:10.
Thus, to enter the marriage feast I give, it is a narrower qualification, you have to be the bride, clothed in your wedding garment with your lamp burning ready.
Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the believers. Revelation 19:7-8.
How do you become the bride? How are you saved and come to know the truth? How do you live the perfect life that I planned for you? You have to understand the testimony of eternal life, which is for now and forever, it is a quality of a victorious, unconquerable, and blessed life, and the testimony is in the Spirit, the Water, and the Blood. And this is the plan of the tabernacle of Moses which mirrored the heavenly reality and forms the timeline of salvation in both your individual life, and that of the world since the fall of Adam into the realm of darkness out of My Kingdom of light.
I speak the end from the beginning, so the order you need to understand begins with the Blood, on to the water and then to walking in the Spirit and not in the flesh. But the blood and the water and the Spirit actually work as one, operating together in a seamless whole in perfect agreement, like the seamless robe of the High Priest, which in Jesus your great High Priest, is the robe of righteousness and His garments are the garments of Salvation.
Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement. 1 John 5:5-8.
Jesus came not only as the Word by which you are born and again and with which you renew your mind (the water) but also with the blood that first has to take away the sins and prepare you to enter the new birth. This is covenant, the blood and the water, birthing you into a covenant relationship as entering into a new family and receiving a new name.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom the whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the sanctified ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19.
When you believe in your heart that I raised Jesus from the dead with all your sins gone (justified) and speak with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, you get all three as one- the Blood, the Water, and the Spirit – righteousness and salvation and a new life, My life in you. Romans 10:8-10.
You cannot come to Me any way but through Jesus. Why? The new and living way is His blood. You have to have the spotless Lamb as your sin offering or you cannot ever enter the gate into the outer court. I am speaking of the plan of the Tabernacle I gave to Moses.
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:19-22.
In this Scripture you see the blood of Jesus and the water of My Word working together to bring you into the Holy of Holies to the marriage feast, to My banquet hall where My banner over you is love.
You enter only by one gate, and Jesus told you He is that gate, John 10:7, and it faces the east, the place of new beginnings, the rising of the Sun of Righteousness with healing in His rays. And you must enter with a sinless sacrifice, Jesus, to take away all sin from you by His blood. You must start your journey here at the bronze altar of judgment where your sins are taken away.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. Ephesians 1:7.
Your sins must be removed to enter into the waters of new birth, regeneration by the Spirit in the incorruptible seed of My Word. The blood makes you holy, blameless and without reproach before Me. It makes you righteous with My own righteousness. Jesus took all your sins into His eternal sinless flesh and bore your penalties and the curse of the law. It is the eternal life for the eternal life you lost and could not regain. For the life is in the blood and I have given it to you to make atonement on the altar. His blood made propitiation for every sin. Thus the propitiatory cover on the Ark of the Testimony which contained the law that you broke.
For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach— if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister. Colossians 1:19-23.
Before you can rise up with Christ to be seated with Me in Heaven, that is, to have life that is life indeed, the sin in you has to be removed, cleansed, forever gone.
By His will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Hebrews 10:10.
Sin cannot abide in My presence for sin is foreign to love and light. You can only come free of sin to enter into Me. And that is what the blood of the Lamb has done forever.
For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws upon their heart, and on their mind I will write them,” He then says, “And their sins and their lawless deeds, I will remember no more.” Hebrews 10:14-17.
And after the bronze altar where the burnt offering, the sin offering, the peace offering, and the guilt offering are sacrificed and the blood poured out, you arrive at the bronze laver where the priests must wash and then clothe themselves in their holy garments before entering the Holy Place, the Church, the body of Christ. And you are a kingdom, priests unto Me, so you to must wash.
Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood— and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:5-6.
You are ready for the new birth and the with the washing of water by My Word. We are looking at the new birth in the birth canal of the imperishable, incorruptible seed of My Word by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit, the living water, in the waters of baptism.
For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:3-7.
What would be the use of taking your sins away if I left you in the realm of darkness? You must be born again to even see, let alone enter the Kingdom of Light. You must be born again to Me as your Father, no longer in your adoption to Satan that Adam worked.
For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:13-14.
Adam was baptized into death from life, you are baptized into life from death. In baptism you die to sin with Christ, and in baptism you are raised up again to newness of life, My life, in him. A restored child born again to your source by the incorruptible seed of My Word of truth. A child of light and My heir, a joint heir with Christ. In baptism you clothe yourself in Christ, enter covenant with Him and are thus, in Him, in Covenant with Me through His Covenant with Me. It is a Covenant of Blood, the everlasting blood of My Son.
And then begins the renewal of your mind by the Word so that you no longer live in the futile manner of your ancestors who did not know Christ, who did not know My Word, who did not know how to bring the spotless Lamb of sacrifice.
That, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth. Ephesians 4:22-24.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2.
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls. James 1:21.
Jesus washes His body the church with water by the Word, taking away all your spots, winkles and blemishes.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:25-27.
And this is how you prepare yourself for the wedding feast, washing your mind and heart with My Word until you think, speak, and act like your divine bridegroom.
For My Will is that all people be saved AND COME TO KNOW THE TRUTH.
“If you continue in My Word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32.
The blood and the water work together as one with the Spirit who guides you to all truth. You are sanctified in truth and My Word is truth. John 17:17.
But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:30-31.
And if we continue the walk through the Tabernacle, after the bronze laver, we enter the Holy Place, the church, and find the bread of the presence with the drink offering of wine, the golden lampstand and the golden altar of incense. Here you celebrate the Covenant meal with Jesus with the bread of His body and the wine of His Blood, sealing the New Covenant. Then the Holy Spirit lights the lamp of your born again spirit so you are alive to Me and dead to sin and your light is raised up and placed on the lampstand with My Son, so your lamp is lit and ready to go into the marriage feast, into the Holy of Holies. And My Spirit takes up abode in your spirit and your prayers go up to Me like incense on the golden altar, and in the cloud of incense, clothed in Christ, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ, Galatians 3:27, you enter the Holy of Holies with the blood of My Son and find yourself in My banquet hall (house of wine) where My banner over you is love as the bride of My eternal Son.
And you are most welcome and your place of honor is all set waiting for your arrival.
I love you. You are on a journey, but the table is set before you when you first enter the gate. Partake and live the life of more than a conqueror, for that is who you are in Christ Jesus your Lord. But remember, you have to feed (lehem) to fight (lacham). In Hebrew the word for bread, which also can mean “food,” is the noun “lechem (לֶחֶם)” and the verb of the same word is “lacham (לָחַם),” which means to fight, battle, and devour. Selah.
Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; and they spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, “The land which we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the LORD is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us—a land which flows with milk and honey. Only do not rebel against the LORD; and do not fear the people of the land, for they will be our bread (lechem). Their protection has been removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them.” Numbers 14:6-9.