In a season of crying out to the Lord for the DNA that would mark the Consecrated Bride, God gave me a dream in which Mike Bickle, Lou Engle, and Corey Russell gathered together. In the dream, each man wore a t-shirt. Mike Bickle’s t-shirt read “Shulamite,” Lou Engle’s t-shirt said “Nazarite,” and Corey Russell’s t-shirt proclaimed, “Nasharite.”
God immediately spoke to me in the dream and said, “The Consecrated Bride that is emerging in the earth will possess this three-chord strand that cannot easily be broken. The Shulamite anointing represents love and intimacy, the Nazarite anointing represents consecration and holiness, and the Nasharite anointing represents prayer and fasting.”
“The DNA of the Consecrated Bride must be the marrying of intimacy, consecration, and prayer. It is out of those three realities that My Kingdom will be displayed in fullness and power in the days ahead.”
The Shulamite, Nazarite, and Nasharite
The Shulamite Bride in the Song of Solomon asks Solomon to “Kiss me with the kisses of your mouth, for your love is better than wine” (1:2). In other words, the Shulamite anointing resting upon the Consecrated Bride will crave intimacy with Jesus over anything else the world has to offer because She has experienced a realm of encounter with Him that she cannot find anywhere on earth. A realm of lovesickness and romance unlike anything we have known before is going to rest upon the Church in the last days. Songs, sermons, and prophecies will be released that directly involve the wooing, longing, and aching of the Bride for her Bridegroom King to come.
The Nazarite calling had three vows attached to it: the cutting of the hair, drinking wine, and being around the dead were forbidden according to the law. The fire fueling this restrained lifestyle was measured in the heart behind these choices. The Consecrated Bride will choose to abstain from many pleasures that the world offers in pursuit of a higher pleasure: the Presence and Person of the Bridegroom King.
The Nasharite anointing comes from a man named Daniel Nash. At the beginning of the Second Great Awakening in America, Daniel Nash, at forty-eight years of age, gave himself totally to pray for the meetings of revivalist Charles Finney. Nash would enter towns and cities weeks before Finney’s scheduled awakening meetings and travail in the place of intercession and prayer that God might pour out His Spirit upon the meetings.
Once Nash entered a city and found only a dark cellar to pray ahead of time. Lying prostrate on the ground and groaning, he called on the name of the Lord and pulled heaven to earth.
When Finney would arrive and begin the awakening meetings, Nash typically did not attend. He would continue praying in secret for souls and deliverance. Several hundred thousand souls were brought into the kingdom during the Second Great Awakening.
Nash died in 1831. His gravestone reads:
Laborer with Finney
Mighty in Prayer
Nov. 17, 1775–Dec. 20, 1831
Nasharites are voices of deep prophetic intercession that shift regions and nations as they release the words and heart of God through prayer and fasting. Just as Daniel Nash committed himself as a voice of prophetic intercession, giving time and resources to the place of travail before Charles Finney, the messenger of awakening, would preach, even so, God is releasing this anointing in the earth. This Nasharite army in the earth will win heaven’s blessing and approval before revival and awakening meetings occur in cities and regions.
It is this colorful, vibrant, prophetic vision and brilliant description of the Consecrated Bride that will cause Jesus, our Bridegroom King, to declare at the end of the age: “Arise and get ready now, for the marriage supper of the Lamb has come and the Bride has made Herself ready.”
May we continue to understand that the power of our present commitment to consecration is fueled by this glorious picture of our Wedding Day. Our Bridegroom King is declaring over us, “You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride, you have ravished my heart with one glance of your eyes” (Song of Solomon 4:9).
Marked for Eternity,