As we begin our journey at “The Altar Global”, my greatest and most urgent desire is to help prepare the Bride in the earth for the return of Jesus Christ. With so much global shaking taking place around the world, we are so blessed as believers to have inherited an eternal kingdom that cannot be shaken. (Hebrews 12:28) I deeply sense that if ever there was a time to focus and invest in eternal realities, that time is right now.
In the midst of a tremendous and dark assault upon this generation, God is gathering a Consecrated Bride who will be completely devoted to His Son Jesus. In Hebrew, the word qadash, used 172 times in the Old Testament, means “set apart.” It is translated into English as “consecration.” Paul urges believers in 2 Corinthians 6:17 to “Come out from them and be separate… Touch no unclean thing and I will receive you.”
The call to be consecrated, to be set apart, living holy and separated unto the Lord, weaves its way throughout the Old and New Testament. In Revelation 18, immediately before the Wedding Day of the Lamb and His Bride, John hears a voice from heaven that tells believers “Come out of her, my people, so that you will not participate in her sins and receive of her plagues.” Clearly, the invitation to consecration has a solid foundation in the Word of God. In fact, it is a command.
The Darkness and Glory of God
Isaiah foresaw and prophesied about the evil trying to overtake our nations when he declared “darkness will cover the earth and deep darkness the people.” But he didn’t stop there. “The Lord rises upon you,” he continued, “and His glory appears over you” (60:1–2).
A Consecrated Bride is beginning to emerge out of the present darkness covering the earth. She is rising still. Many of these sons and daughters are invisible now, but they will be invincible in the days ahead, clothed with the radiant light of God! As darkness increases in the nations of the earth, the Consecrated Bride will receive Isaiah’s words that now is the time for Her to arise and shine!
The Consecrated Bride recognizes that the darkest hours are before the dawn. The increase of evil does not discourage her or make her fearful.
Is the world’s darkness strong?
But that is not the question facing the Bride.
The question the Church must ask and commit herself to answer is this: How strong and how bright is the light that is coming? According to Proverbs 4:18, “the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn that shines brighter and brighter until the full day!”
The light that is shining and will shine in the days ahead is going to be absolutely spectacular! This brilliant, beautiful light will shine through the Consecrated Bride as She separates herself, purifies herself, and reflects the glory of God. Consequently, a massive awakening and revival will move through the nations of the earth. Are you ready?
Marked for Eternity,