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WE BECOME WHAT WE BEHOLD: THE COVENANTAL BRIDE
By Carmen Burnham
"And His brightness was like the sunlight; rays streamed from His hand and there [in the sunlike] splendor was the hiding place of His power" Habakkuk 3:4.
(While in prayer, I often listen to the Rivera's CD Live Soaking Sessions 1. My favorite track "Show Me Your Face" started playing. I often cry in deep longing before the Lord, "show me your face." The cry of my heart is ever an ever deepening longing to see Him Face to face. During that song, I experienced a visitation of the Lord's Face upon mine. I was beholding Him. I heard, "We know that when He appears, we shall be like Him." Face to face, I was experiencing a greater osmosis of internal transformation at a deeper level then ever before. As we take the time to behold Him, the face of our internal countenance becomes the likeness of Him to the point that we manifest what we see the Father doing.)
THE COVENANT BRIDE
Down through the corridors of the ages, has existed the COVENANT or the Priestly Bride. She is the bride that has longed for the manifestation of the Messiah. His manifested name for this season of the church is The King of Glory. Once she realizes her identity, she keeps herself from the defilement of the world, and fights for righteousness like the generals of old, Debra, Daniel, Samuel the sons of Zadok and Elijah to name a few.
She recognizes and prepares for the time of visitation of Him. For He is the one for whom her soul has craved above all else. The preparation is a separation and a consecration that leads to such purification. This happens because she spends so much time in His presence, that she is becoming like Him. She knows by experience of her spirit, when she is in the presence of another bride or in the presence of the counterfeit. She knows much of Him through her inner experiences of Him. She so desires to be like Him that she surrenders her total being fully to the workings of His Spirit unconditionally. Whatever the cost, she perceives it is worth her everything. She loves not her life unto death. She does not bargin with Him to hold onto any golden calves, or falsehoods of Self, or even normal needs. She knows that anything else is fool's gold. As a result, she is a fashioned weapon in the Hand of His Glory. He will give you power to stand against the forces of hell, a dominion power that drives evil out.
There is an unveiling of truths within the Priestly Bride. It will result in the greatest movement of the Holy Spirit in this age. The forces of satan are trying to bring confusion, deception and despair. There is a tremendous raging for the mind of believers everywhere. How do we overcome? The bible states, "We overcome satan by the Blood of the Lamb, by the Word of our testimony and we love not our life unto death."
WE ARE IN A SEASON OF RECEIVING GREATER DIMENSIONS OF THESE TRUTHS, AS WELL AS, THE SEASON OF GOD PUTTING THE MISSING PIECES TOGETHER.
"MY CHURCH SHALL SEE MY POWER and MY GLORY!" (a prophetic word).
"My Church shall see my power and my glory, power that has not been seen for many generations and power the world has never known. There is a tidal wave of My glory coming. There is an anointing coming that many have longed for. It will be a collective anointing of the old and the new, the known and the unknown.
It will hit and it will collide with the kingdom of darkness as the lightening strikes forth from the east to the west. Many will collide with my anointing as Paul did on the road to Damascus. Many will experience the molecules of the miraculous invading, permeating their very beings, healing their spirits, restoring their souls, driving out illness, disease and the demonic.
There MUST be an invasion of My dominion power that will turn the world upside down.
There WILL be an invasion through the brilliant radiations of My Divine nature that stirs the heart awake. It will resurrect My Divine DNA within the spirit, soul and body to rise to the power of My Ascension Glory; it will shine like the sun to expose this present darkness. There will be explosions of my almightiness that sets the captives free on every level, every dimension.
WHO WILL CARRY THIS GLORY? HE THAT OVERCOMES!
I am preparing my bride in the secret place, in the hidden place, for the enemy must not see and must not look upon what I am doing, whom I am preparing.
Those who will allow Me to draw them away into the Bridal chamber and allow Me to shake from them what must be shaken, will come forth and carry what has never been seen; those who can believe me for the unexpected movement in kings and kingdom; then those who carry my heart and my word without mixture will come forth.
There is a mixture that, I am the great I AM, and need to separate out of the midst of My people, My bride. Oh, My people let me wash your eyes, the eyes of your heart with the precious blood of My Son so you can overcome. Let me invade the deepest recesses of your inner most being to heal, to expose, and to deal with those things that are not of Me and not like Me. I will remove the thorns, thistles and callouses that have been unknowingly imbedded in your heart.
Do not be afraid of my surgical Holy Spirit Hand, for My Hands are filled with Healing Love. I will never hurt you. I will never leave you. I will work with you very tenderly there is the secret place. This secret place feels like you are, once again in the wilderness, but it is indeed My room of operation. My hand is not shortened like a man's hand. My Hands hold the fullness of your destiny. Did I not say, "A bruised reed He would not break and a dimly flicker flame He would not quench"?
So is My Servant, so AM I to you as you yield to my inner workings. I take great joy, great delight in your heart of liquid gold. I am creating within your heart a combustion chamber of my Divine Glory, for this is the hour of my Divine Manifestation.