Thursday, 16 October 2014
THE PROTECTION OF THE WINE AND THE OIL CHURCH (THE HOLY CHURCH/THE BRIDE OF CHRIST)
Question from Brother W,
“Praise God. I have been thinking of late, the wine and the oil church the bible talked about in revelations,God will protect them from tribulations even though the birth pains are here with us, could it be that they will not be subjected to severe pains, meaning the rapture takes them from this world, meaning surely time is over......? Amen.”
Amen brother W,
Yes, the oil and the wine church will be protected from the distress of the hour. This distress includes birth pains that the earth is currently facing; it also includes the distress of the Great Tribulation period.
Even though the Holy church (the bride of Christ) which is actually the Oil and the Wine church faces the birth pains, but The LORD takes care of her by providing a breakthrough and a protection for her at this point in time through provision, peace, hope, the nourishing of the anointing of The Holy Spirit e.t.c.
Remember the birth pains are actually to awaken the church (and indeed everyone in the entire earth) on the coming birth (the Rapture of the bride of Christ) and to alert her on the need for her to refocus her attention away from the world and to focus her attention to Heaven and for her to prepare the way for the coming of The LORD Jesus Christ to Rapture His bride (The Birth).
The LORD in helping those who submit themselves to Him in preparing to enter will cleanse, refine, purify and sanctify them. The LORD thus passes them through the Holy Fire so that they are refined, purified, cleansed and He then tests them so that they acquire the status of Gold i.e. the symbolic accepted standard of refining and purification so that all impurities in their soul, spirit, mind, heart and body is blotted out and removed so that they can indeed now become a royal priesthood; a vessel of honour ready to serve The LORD in absolute Repentance, Righteousness, Holiness, Truth and Complete Surrender to The LORD Jesus Christ.
This testing, refining, cleansing and purification is at times painful and a trying moment but The LORD is always in charge and in control and He gives peace, hope and indeed eternal life (the living water and the bread of life) to the believer in Christ (the sons and daughters of The LORD) as He prepares them to enter into Heaven.
The LORD meanwhile hides her (The Holy Church/the bride of Christ) into Heaven (through the Rapture) before the onset of the Great Tribulation period that also comes with the wrath of God on the earth. Remember the Holy Church (The bride of Christ) is not appointed for wrath.
1st Thessalonians 5:9 “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Revelation 6:5-6 ‘“When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”’
2nd Timothy 2:20-21 “In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.”
Daniel 12:8-10 ‘“I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?” He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.”’
Mathew 24:3-8 ‘“As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.”’
1st Peter 2:9-10 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
Zechariah 13:7-9 ‘“Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!” declares the Lord Almighty. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones. In the whole land,” declares the Lord, “two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it. This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on my name and I will answer them; I will say, ‘They are my people,’ and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’”
Isaiah 26:19-21 “But your dead will live, Lord; their bodies will rise—let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy—your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. See, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed on it; the earth will conceal its slain no longer.”
May The LORD be with you and protect you and bless you.
Fellow brother in Christ,