EPILOGUE ~ THE MEMOIRS OF A BRIDE: A Prophetic Picture of The Bride of Christ Getting Ready

EPILOGUE ~ The Analogy of Peggy’s Testimony and the Bride of Christ Getting Ready

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Revelation 19:7-9 ~
“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 clean;
for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.
Then he *said to me, “Write,
‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’”
And he *said to me, “These are true words of God
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Greetings Everybody.  

This is the final post in what I have called “The Bridal Series” .  I hope you have enjoyed reading Peggy’s journey as a bride.  There are many analogies of her journey, that gives us a prophetic picture of the Bride of Christ getting ready.  Peggy has graciously put together a summary of her testimony as it relates to the Bride of Christ getting ready.  The following are some of the highlights of  her summary.

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Please grab a cup of hot fresh coffee or tea, help yourself to a piece of chocolate (or several), as we read the summary.  There is a link to the entire series at the bottom of this post, so you will be able to share this message with your friends, family members and anybody else you can think of.  Time is short and we MUST be ready for the coming of our King Yahshua.  

Blessings & love to all, with a big ole hug,  Sis Linda

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SUMMARY HIGHLIGHTS:  Analogy of Peggy’s Testimony and the Bride of Christ Getting Ready

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~ I was introduced to Mr.D. at the young age of eight years by my Father.  I see this symbolism in the two: my Father is a symbol for the Heavenly Father and Mr. D. is a symbol for “The Son,” “Jesus,” or “The Kinsman Redeemer.”

Jesus

“No one can come to Me (Jesus) unless the Father who sent Me draws him.”
(John 6:44)

~ The first meeting of Mr. D. consisted of just the presence of My Father, Mr. D. and me; this reminds me of our initial meeting with Jesus as being personal and basically private.

~ Mr. D. sent an encouraging note regarding my work. In the same way, Jesus encourages us on our journey as we are receptive to Him. Mr. D. became a teacher to me at the young age of eleven. He taught an important life-skill, reading. In the same way Jesus teaches us indispensable lessons through His Word. He is a teacher and He is The Word.

And a ruler asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 18:18)

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

~ At age eleven, somehow I instinctively knew that there was something very
special about Mr. D. and also that he would be my earthly Bride-groom eventually, even many years (actually it turned out to be 50 years) later. In the same way, we sense something very special when we learn about Jesus, even at a very young age. We also know from the Ancient Jewish Wedding that children can be engaged (betrothed by arrangement of the fathers) when they are as young as 3 years old, or even before they’re born.

Bride Jesus

 

“Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes.” (Ephesians 1:4)

 

 

 

~ Every meeting with Mr. D. was very memorable, to the point that I often remembered the clothes that I had on at the time. In the same way, our encounters with Jesus in His Word become very memorable. The very Words are “sharper than any two-edged sword”! I was drawn to Mr. D. by the “fruit” or wonderful behavior that I observed consistently when in his presence in a variety

of situations.        “By their fruit you will recognize them.” (Matthew 7:16)

 

World people~ Mr. D. was always very quick to participate in ecumenical Spiritual activities.  That is a type and shadow of Jesus choosing a Bride from a wide variety of groups
of people. His Bride will consist of people that are 100% fully “in Him.” They will be comprised of all nationalities, races, and denominations from the entire world.
There will probably very soon be a true underground consisting of the above, as well as a visible apostate, compromising church consisting of the above.

“There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)

~ Mr. D. was often in contact with my Father. They worked together at the High School and they were often together in my Father’s church. In the same way, our Heavenly Father is “always there.” Jesus was also there from the beginning of time.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1)

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~ At age 11, I felt “proud” of Mr. D., just like we feel “proud” to be associated with Jesus, our Savior, from the time we first truly surrender all of our life and plans to His will, mind, body, and spirit. We want to express our “pride” in who that person is to others.

“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.” (Matthew 10:32)

~ In High School, Mr. D. presented me with many opportunities to develop various abilities in special ways. Mr. D. saw that I was a receptive and diligent student, so he rewarded me with special opportunities. In the same way, Jesus “promotes” and rewards us for being diligent about His rules and immediate obedience to His assignments.

Holy Spirit fire

 

“Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord, equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight.”

(Hebrews 13:20-21)

 

~ I described my High School graduation, my white gown, and some awards that I received upon graduation. In the same way, if we have made a sincere decision to receive Jesus in our short stay here on earth, and have diligently sought to maintain a clean walk with Him according to the rules in His Word, then we will “graduate” to Heaven right after our last breath here. We will receive a white robe covering through the imputed righteousness and the shed blood of Jesus, our Savior. It is impossible to enter Heaven through any righteousness of our own.At the Bema Seat of Christ, we will receive rewards according to how we fulfilled the purpose here that was our designated part, whether great or small. That part was always under His direction just like the High School Instrumental Concerts were “under the direction” of my Father.

“And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain — for He says, “AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME I LISTENED TO YOU, AND ON THE DAY OF SALVATION I HELPED YOU.” Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION “.
(2 Corinthians 6:1-2)

John 3:16

~ At various times, I experienced opposition in varying degrees about speaking enthusiastically of Mr. D. to others. I always remembered my Father’s very reliable opinion and that remained, “He is a very honorable man, and he was your SAVING GRACE.” (There’s a prophetic picture of
God speaking of His Son.) I also stuck with my own inner promptings by the Holy Spirit regarding him.

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I learned to associate with those that supported my respect, which later grew into deep love for him. Isn’t this the same kind of thing we will encounter as we express our love for Jesus in public?

“If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” (John 15:19)


~ Mr.D. continued to show up in my life all through the years. This is just like Jesus.
He wants us with Him in Heaven. It grieves Him that anyone would not accept His free gift of Salvation and end up in hell. He keeps showing up in our lives, giving us many different opportunities to turn fully to him, but He is never pushy or controlling.

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That would violate our gift to choose, the gift of free will. If we didn’t have the option to choose Him or not, love would not be involved. Control would be, though. Jesus is not like that!

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” (Revelation 3:20)

~ At my College Senior Recital, I played a sophisticated American Music Composition that had a surprise ending at various phrases of the first four notes of “HERE COMES THE BRIDE.” What a prophetic picture of the times that we are now in. Of note is that both my Father and Mr. D. were in attendance. It is prophetic that “The Bride” will be taken and will come back with Jesus in the Second coming as quite a Surprise. We must be prepared and ready every day!

“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.” (Revelation 22:12-13)

~ In the summer of 2012, Faye Aldridge came into my life through e-mail and phone. She is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, that unnamed Servant that seeks to lead us to Christ.

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I believe there are several symbols of the Holy Spirit in my testimony; several people that could fit that symbol very well. Faye led me to her book “Heaven Rules” which in turn led me to consuming large amounts of “The Word” practically daily for the next few years. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was preparing as part of the “Bride of Christ” the portion of the Jewish Wedding Preparation known as “Ritual Immersion” or cleansing. I was washing daily in “the water of the WORD,” and I was being purified and cleansed, all the while experiencing more and more of God’s favor in very unexpected ways!

“In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1)

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. And we beheld His glory, a glory as of an only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14)

Do you see that? Jesus is “The Word.” Before He was called “Jesus,” His Name was “Word”

~ This daily cleansing [in the Word] eventually led to much conviction by the Holy
Spirit that I really wanted that “narrow walk” with Jesus more than ever!

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I want to make the point, that although the “Ritual Immersion” is a portion of the Jewish Wedding, I think as it relates to our lives, it must be and ongoing practice!

“Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2And 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 12:1-2)

~ Jim and I were wonderful friends. I think he liked our conversations in general, but I’m sure I really made him scratch his head, sometimes. Once in a while he would say, “One life to live and then comes the Judgment.” I used to consider him a little narrow-minded on some topics, such as that one. One time, I even told him flat out that I didn’t believe in a hell. WELL – All I can say is that I was BLIND, but now, praise God, I SEE! How were my eyes opened? Daily time in the Word and the resultant work of the Holy Spirit in leading me to custom-made opportunities with books, people, and situations. As a result, I came face to face with my dire need for a personal Savior.

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Without Him, I was headed to an eternity in hell without Him or any other attributes of God. He is the only way. I also recognized my daily dependence on Him!

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:6)
~ Continued washing in the water of the Word led me to a very anointed fellowship. It perfectly astounded
me. The Holy Spirit was allowed to have His way. The Pastor had much personal supernatural experience as a result of the Word and she cherished it like no-one else I ever met except Faye Aldridge. The gifts of the Spirit were in operation, and we were being trained according to subjects that God specifically ordered for the group. We were being trained up for “such a time as this.”

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Healing miracles and deliverance happened there regularly. Speaking softly in the Heavenly Language was common among most people there.

“Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me; otherwise believe because of the works themselves. Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:11-13)
~ My story included marriage preparations that needed to be completed in a limited amount of time; 

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This is the spiritual position that many of us are in today. During my wedding preparation time, I found my groom bestowing upon me increasingly and delightful special meaningful attention!

I also saw the preparations progressing very smoothly, even to the point of being quite enjoyable. I was fully devoted to my groom as he was to me. This is all a prophetic picture of us with our Heavenly Bridegroom.

“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 clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.” (Revelation 19:7-8)

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~ When entering the restaurant for the Wedding Supper, I wore a heavy Black coat over my beautiful white wedding gown. Thankfully, my Matron of Honor, Linda prompted me to take off the black coat; that symbolizes the prompting of the Holy Spirit. I obeyed, and took off the black garment of heaviness, and was left with a pure white garment of supreme elegance for a joy to walk the length of the restaurant to the Marriage Supper.

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3)
~ A part of my bridal attire, I wore pearls around my neck, with a matching headband of pearls in my hair. I chose to do that for four reasons:
1) My birth name, Peggy, means “pearl.”
2) The first sentence of Scripture to be read in the Ceremony was:
“When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls,” (Proverbs 31:10)
3) “When he found one priceless pearl, he went and sold everything he had and bought it.” (Matthew 13:46)
4) “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls, with each gate consisting of a single pearl.” (Revelation 21:21).

May we diligently seek to find and hold on for dear life to that “Pearl of great price”!

Jesus

 

Mansion

 

~ The Honeymoon was at a place called “The Mansion.”
“In My Father’s house there are many mansions. And if not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” (John 14:2)

 

 

 

~ Finally, please take your preparation for your Heavenly Bridegroom very seriously. Make sure your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and work diligently for the Kingdom in the short time we have left to work!

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“Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” (Revelation 21:27)

 

Thanks for reading, and I am counting on seeing you all at the soon-coming Marriage Supper of the Lamb!

Love In the Mighty Name of Our Soon-Coming Messiah, Jesus,
Peggy (and Jim)

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

~ The Father,the Son, and the Holy Spirit

~ The Word of God

~ My God-given earthly bridegroom, Jim as well as God-given earthly parents, sibling and their families, extended family, and Godly friends.

~ Linda Clay, hostess of the wonderful and informative BelieveActs2 Blog for asking me to participate in this project, as well as her awesome formatting and addition of pictures, all chosen by the Holy Spirit, that
made my articles look like they had been transformed by the time she finished. It’s like my articles each received a “resurrected body”! That’s another prophetic picture, at least for me! Linda’s prayerful intercession for this project as well as keen guidance from the Holy Spirit was invaluable!

~ Symbols of the Holy Spirit in the Story: Faye Aldridge and Debra Walker, as well as Jolie Vogliardo for her invaluable abilities as an intercessor and prayer warrior. Also to Pastor Debra Groller and the Covenant Messiah Church for fantastic Bible-based teaching and fellowship.

~ Symbols of Angels in the Story: Especially the manifold comment participation of Stig-ove from Finland, J.C., Michael, Vicki, Kenzel, Faye, Karin, and Linda H. Your comments helped to amplify and bless the story! Three angels that encouraged me prior to and around the time of my wedding: Christine, Deb, and Terri.

~ Additional Angels in the Story: All others that commented even once and all those that read the story in part and full, even without commenting. All of those that shared the story with others by forwarding links.

~ More Angels: Dedicated Warriors in the Body of Christ in America and Canada: Deekay Warrior, James Bailey and Z3news authors and commenters, and finally, Bette and John Stevens as well as Patrick.
I have been highly blessed by all of you!

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.”
(Philippians 1:3)

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HERE IS THE LINK TO THE PAGE THAT HAS THE ENTIRE “BRIDAL SERIES”:

https://believeacts2blog.wordpress.com/the-memoirs-of-a-bride-a-prophetic-picture-of-the-bride-of-christ-getting-ready/

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90 thoughts on “EPILOGUE ~ THE MEMOIRS OF A BRIDE: A Prophetic Picture of The Bride of Christ Getting Ready

  1. Hallelujah! The project has been completed. Thanks so much Linda C. for all of your time and effort.
    I pray that people will be inspired to get ready quickly for the return of Our Heavenly Bridegroom!

    James (aka J.C.), thanks for that superb rendition of the “Wedding March” that you supplied for the ending of the Series! What a PERFECT ending!

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  2. Standing Ovation…….. may the Lord say to all “well done good and faithful servant” ….. may the message deliver many, may the words comfort and turn hearts, may the love on this site glow until we are homeward bound. A blessing on this series, may this be recorded in the Heavenly Library of the Lord. May He be ever so proud and pour out favor on our two sisters Peggy and Linda that worked tirelessly to perfection and bound many evil attempts to block and stop it. The chapters may be over here, but who knows how many miles of road you have paved for the followers. God’s love and anointing fall on you with much love. Amen.

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  3. WOW!! Amen, Hallelujah, and Praise the Lord! What a blessing to have been a part of this “Heavenly Love Story.” It’s so much more than that though; it is a living testimony. Peggy, thank you, and all involved in this project, for your obedience to the Holy Spirit. Your analogies and correlations (and use of His Word), were Holy Spirit inspired. The Holy Spirit was really ministering to my heart as I read the epilogue; I had many of those “ahh ha” moments as I read! I sense that many have been healed, delivered, encouraged, brought to saving grace… even moved out the “lukewarm” state, and became “on fire for the Lord”, from the reading of these posts. My prayer is that many other readers will be inspired by this Holy Spirit driven work!

    I want to comment on the illustration of Jesus, on the white charger, near the end of this post. About a year and a half ago, I was doing the ABC challenge for the first time. I read about the ABC challenge in Faye Aldridge’s book “Heaven Rules.” There were many times, during the challenge, that I found it difficult to put the Word down. Some nights, I would read through until morning. One morning, I was awakened by a dream (vision.) I saw Jesus in the clouds, with a red robe, riding a white charger… it was very much like the illustration above! When I saw the picture, Holy Ghost bumps were all over me! Truly, we must be ready… “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be…Therefore be ye so ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” From Matthew 24: 38, 39, 44

    In Christ’s Love & Service,
    Linda H

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  4. Thank-you so much, for your comments, Michael and Linda H.!

    Below, I am sharing a beautiful letter from Pastor Tom and Linda H. which we read with joy after
    “The Marriage Supper.”

    February 21, 2016

    Dear Jim & Peggy,

    Congratulations!! How blessed you are, dear brother and sister in Christ. The Lord has brought the two of you together “…for such a time as this.” (Esther 4:14) We know Father God is going to use you in mighty ways for: “…He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh is us…” (Ephesians 3:20)

    Marriage is a blessed and Holy Covenant. At the first wedding, God the Father gave the bride away to the groom and witnessed the couple’s interaction in his sanctuary-garden (Genesis 2: 18-25) “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24) Marriage is also a metaphor of the Lord’s relationship with his people, first with Israel (Exodus 19: 3-6), and then with the church (Ephesians 5: 21-33). A marriage points to something greater than itself; God’s people (Christ’s “bride”) await the return of Christ (the “groom”). Married Christians are called to live in unity and dignity as they anticipate the wedding feast of the Lamb (Revelations 19: 6-9). Christ will live forever with his faithful people in glory! (Revelations 19:7, 21:2, 9).

    The Word tells us in Ecclesiastes 4:9 that “two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.” (read through verse 12 for additional wonderful benefits!) Jim, you are especially blessed as the Word states that: “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.” (Proverbs 18:22) and “a prudent wife is from the Lord.” (Proverbs 19:14) Peggy & Jim… one flesh, one Spirit; joined together in the service of the King! (Woo Hoo & Hallelujah!!)

    As you begin your married life together, the most important thing Tom & I can share with you is… God’s Word! So, as you celebrate your marriage at “The Mansion,” take some time and read to each other The Song of Solomon (so very tender and beautiful.)
    “The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” (Numbers 6: 24-26)

    Congratulations again; we love you and are blessed to share in this, your special day, and are thankful that God brought you into our lives…

    Love,
    Pastor Tom & Linda H.

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  5. Peggy

    Your ability to recollect and express thoughts and memories combined with your musical ability would make you a prime candidate for a phenomenon in humanity known as synesthesia. I will put a Link for you to read and see IF anything matches.

    Amazing recollection and symbolic story from a both biblical and human perspective. IF i was a drinking man id say cheers now i say amen to this instead.

    Here is the link

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

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  6. Peggy and Linda~ the two of you did a fantastic job with this presentation! I am blessed because of it! Thank you Peggy for sharing your wonderful story and correlating the journey through it all with Jesus and the marriage supper. I know the two of you put in many hours of work on this project and I humbly thank you both! God bless you, Peggy and Linda!

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  7. Thank-you, Stig-ove. All Glory to God, if it is complimentary and if it is so!

    Perhaps some of you recall reading in the various PARTS of the Story- that I reported seeing LAVENDER LIGHT as confirmation of various points. I know that the light was from none other than the HOLY SPIRIT.

    This started for the first time at the point of reading Debra Walker’s first word of Prophesy and as I wrote back to her about it. It was like a lavender hi-lighter on pertinent text.

    In this “Bridal Series,” the light showed up again, only it was much larger. Sometimes it shifted around different areas of the text. Sometimes it began blinking on and off quickly. Sometimes it covered much of the blank white areas of the pages I was typing.

    As I typed the EPILOGUE, it appeared again as a hi-lighter and hi-lighted various portions of the text.
    The appearance of the beautiful LAVENDER LIGHT from the Holy Spirit was indeed a comforter and encourager, along with all of you “real live human angels and warriors”!

    P.S. At one time during the typing, it appeared in Rainbow colors.

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  8. Finlandia drum roll……..B2……Finlandia…….today i announce my participation on…………radio…..Finlandia…..cheers….clapping…Finlandia….and thanks to all my radio career will start as dj B2….Finlandia.
    Wont sleep til it comes Linda…..tap tap…..:-)

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    1. Amen, Stig-ove! Well said!
      We are all so very excited that the Holy Spirit has finally called Linda C. to share her dreams and visions from Him on the Radio!

      Let’s all cover the whole thing beginning right now with the BLOOD OF JESUS!
      Linda’s interview will certainly be used mightily to alert and “wake-up” many.

      Also, this interview could lead to greater opportunities of service for Linda.
      Please pray that it is so, according to His Holy Will. Amen and Amen!

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    2. For anyone that is perplexed about Stig-ove’s “B2” above—- That is his code name for Linda C.
      It stands for BelieveActs2 Blog. Clever, huh? Leave it to Stiggy!

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    3. Oh my word, Stiggly-Wiggly . . . What if I told you it’s two tin cans, connected by string . . . Radio TCS (tin can string) . . . . Coming to you live from Babylon.
      LOL . . I’ll be sharing soon in a comment on my next post.

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      1. Jassoo like we say in Finland. Tässä jo ootellaan(waiting already) When is your post online,do i have a long night to wait? I will take extra black coffee with 200% caffeine and matches to keep the eyelids open.

        Donald duck taught me that not Trump!

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        1. HI Stiggly. . . .I believe I’ll be posting tomorrow . . May 1st. Look in the comment section.
          I thought it would be either May 4th or 5th, but also thought “the bridal series” would take longer as well. It’s a “prophetic picture” of time accelerating AND the DAILY need to be sure we are maintaining a clean walk with the LORD.

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          1. Wow, Linda! What an insight there about this “Series” finishing early as yet another PROPHETIC PICTURE! I know you had heard the date “MAY 4th” from the very beginning and also later as the
            CLOSING DATE for this Series……and yet, it finished EARLIER than expected!!

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          2. Here’s another Prophetic Picture of the days shortening:

            Jim and I are counting our “anniversaries” in WEEKS, not years!
            Each Sunday (the day the Wedding took place), we celebrate.
            We are on Anniversary #10 already!

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          1. Thats good im also thought to be a serious soul but i surprise on the internet and workplace.

            So keep on laughing and thise of you who dont keep on laughing can keep on truckin:-)

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  9. POSTING A NOTE FROM A BEAUTIFUL SISTER IN THE LORD TO HELP ENCOURAGE “THE BODY OF CHRIST”—

    Peggy, thank you for thinking of me and for your acknowledgment. Praise the Lord for all He has done in and through you, sweet sister. I’m so happy for you and your amazing husband. What a blessing! Our God truly restores the years that the locusts have eaten.
    I really look forward to meeting you in Heaven.
    Please let me know if there’s anything you need prayer for.
    God bless you!
    Love and hugs,
    Jolie

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  10. THIS IS A CHERISHED “400 YEAR OLD” WEDDING PRESENT (written in the 1600’s) WHICH WE RECEIVED FROM PASTOR TOM AND LINDA H.
    WE CAN READ MANY PORTIONS OF IT IN LIGHT OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR HEAVENLY BRIDEGROOM, YAHSHUA HA MASHIACH (JESUS THE MESSIAH).

    THE MARRIAGE OF CHRISTIAN HEARTS

    Full of wonder, full of art,
    Full of wisdom, full of power,
    Full of grace to charm the heart,
    Full of solace hour by hour,
    Full of wonders, ye shall prove
    Is the bond of Wedded Love.

    Two who ne-er upon this earth
    Have each other’s faces seen,
    Never from their hour of birth
    In each other’s thoughts have been,
    Find their hearts and hands shall meet
    In a bond God maketh sweet.

    Here a father trains his child,
    There another watches his:
    Driven by winds uncertain, wild,
    Sure their paths through life must miss;
    Nay, but when the time is there,
    See a well-consorted pair.

    Here a prudent son has grown,
    There a maid in virtue drest;
    Each one is the other’s crown,
    Each the other’s sweetest rest,
    Each the other’s joy and light,
    But they know it not aright;

    Till it pleaseth Him who holds
    All the world within His hand,
    Then the fated hour unfolds
    All the joy that He hath planned,
    And in act and deed we see
    The long-hidden mystery.

    Each one finds and each one takes
    What the Highest for him chose;
    For where Heaven the union makes
    Vainly earth would interpose;
    And what Heaven hath bid befall
    Wisely is ordained for all.

    “This or that were otherwise
    Better ordered,” oft we say;
    But as darkness fondly tries
    E’er to match the glorious day,
    So must fail our human sense
    Scanning God’s omnipotence.

    Where He joins, Man, place no bar!
    Well He knows who best should meet;
    All our schemes, blind errors mar,
    His thought only is complete;
    Only His work standeth fast,
    When nought else endures the blast.

    See the children of His love
    Who in Holy Marriage dwell,
    In what tranquil joy they move,
    How their Father prospers well
    All their work to happy ends,
    And His blessing daily sends:

    How their love ne-er fades away,
    But in freshest beauty blooms,
    When all other loves decay,
    Other light is lost in glooms,
    Other truth no more is true,
    Still their constancy is new.

    For that love hath hidden springs,
    Where its youth is aye renewed;
    Through their daily talk it sings,
    Sweetens all their daily food,
    Gives their hearts a quiet rest,
    E’en when toil and care-opprest.

    Comes there aught of pain and loss,
    Yet this love is calm and still,
    Cheerfully accept the cross,
    Thinks it is our Father’s will,
    Trust the future time will bring
    Brighter days upon its wing.

    Thus through all their lifetime rolls
    God’s richest blessing like a stream,
    Feeds their bodies, heals their souls,
    Strengthens every prop and beam,
    Makes the house once poor and small,
    Rich and great and loved by all.

    And at last, when all fulfilled
    Are His purposes of love
    Here on earth, He yet doth build
    Fairer homes in Heaven above,
    Where enwrapt in His embrace
    They shall know His depths of grace.

    Full of grace to charm the heart,
    Full of solace hour by hour,
    Full of wonder, full of power,
    Full of wonders, ye shall prove,
    Is the bond of Wedded Love.

    written by Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676)

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  11. The picture that Linda selected of the Bride and Groom in Heaven among the stars reminds me very much of the dream/vision I had of Jim and I in Heaven about 20 years ago. I will say no more about it now. It is too sacred to write about.

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  12. Peggy and Linda,
    I just wanted to say how nicely done with pictures and wording and the way everything has come together………..God bless you Linda and God bless you Peggy and Jim and your years together….

    This is a wonderful journey and memories to last a lifetime…………Again,it is a wonderful time in your lives and how you walk it out in your lives today…

    Linda,I saw in one of the comments you will be on radio…….God bless you and may many hear and receive your words…………..

    And may there be many blessings,and much favor in the lives of all those who have contributed in this and in the comments…………Shalom!!!!

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  13. Bette,
    Thanks for stopping by! I would also like to let the readers know that Bette has been recently taken to see HELL twice in recent years. Jesus took her once and an angel took her once. Jesus wanted her to warn people of the REALITY of it. In addition, she has been taken to the Throne Room of God to receive teachings to benefit the Body of Christ in these End Days.

    Bette and her husband John have a House Church that operates in the 5-Fold Ministry Gifts. Their goal is to train people in this church so that they can GO OUT and in turn train others. They do not want to hold the people in the “pews” month after month and year after year. (“GO YE”!) The End Times Church will come full circle back to the original design of the church established by Jesus in the first “church age.” It will resemble the church in THE BOOK OF ACTS. That is what we are transitioning to as I type this. Get READY, TROOPS!

    Bette and her husband John have hosted some wonderful PRAYER LINES in the past months. People call in to participate from all over the United States. We get on the line and say, “This is Peggy from N.J.,” etc. It has been a tremendous pleasure to participate in these. It’s like a big “Conference Call.”
    Prayers are prayed, words of prophecy given as well as words of knowledge. The Apostle from their House Church contributes very good information from the Lord. I know that I remained on the Prayer Lines several times for the duration of 3 and 1/2 hours (and it seemed like only 1/2 hour)!

    I have enjoyed when spontaneous singing breaks out and many join in, such as with the song “Shine, Jesus, Shine.” There have been times when many in the group spontaneously broke out into their Heavenly Prayer Languages. It has been a HUGE BLESSING, indeed, and I thank Bette, John, and Patrick for this! (I hope you saw your names in the “ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS” above)!

    As I mentioned before, Bette has issued serious warnings from the Lord to the modern day church. You can read her articles on Z3news. She is an “author” there. Or you can visit Bette and John’s web-site. I always find it simply by searching “Bette Stevens’ Ministries.”

    May God continue to highly bless your ministry as you are called to increasingly mighty exploits for the Kingdom of Heaven!

    Much Love to You,
    Peggy

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  14. Hi Everyone,
    About a year ago I was scheduled to play the piano in a little Chapel by a bay. When sitting at the piano from the front of the church, I had a great view of the BAY! There were all windows for most of that front wall, and it was a great view! They had many pictures of Jesus around the water throughout that church. Jim went with me when I tried out the piano, and he found some “ETERNITY COINS” there for folks to take.

    I came home and found that they are offered FREE OF CHARGE from “Village Ministries International.” I promptly ordered many. I also ordered some in Spanish, Russian and Chinese.
    I have included a link to these “Witness Coins” below. These are the languages that they are available in. You just click on the “COIN ORDER FORM” and put the # of coins you want from the languages that you choose……GREAT FREE WITNESSING TOOL!

    Afrikaans Fijian Lenje Samoan Albanian Finnish Lisu Serbian Amharic French Lithuanian Shona Arabic Ga Luganda Sinhalese Armenian German Maasai Siswati Assyrian Greek Macedonian Soomali Ateso Gujarati Malagasy Spanish Bemba Hausa Malay Swahili Bengali Hindi Malayalam Swedish Bulgarian Hmong Marathi Swiss Burmese Hungarian Marshallese Taglog Cambodian Ibo Mien Tamil Cebuano Icelandic Mongolian Telugu Chichewa Ilokano Nepali Thai Chinese – Simplified Indonesian Norwegian Tibetan Chinese – Traditional Italian Oriya Tigrinyan Choctaw Japanese Oromiffa Tongan Creole Kannada Pashtu Tswana Croatian Karen – Sgaw Pidgin-Napal NG Tumbuka Czech Kazak Pogomchi Turkish Danish Kekchi Polish Twi Dholuo Kinyarwandan Portuguese Ukrainian Dutch Kirundi Punjabe Urdu English Korean Quechua Vietnamese Estonian Kurdish – Cyrillic Romanian Yoruba Ewe Lao Russian Zulu Farsi Salish Specialty Coins: Language Quantity Language Quantity Language Quantity Language Quantity Arabic/English English – 1 John 1:9 Hebrew – OT/NT Spanish-US Military Burmese – Child English – 1 Cor. 2:9 Hebrew-OT/NT-Eng Swiss/English Cherokee/English English – Jer. 29:11 Japanese-Jn 14:6 Swiss – Child Chinese-Simp Jn 14:6 English – Military Navajo/English Ukrainian – Child Chinese-Simp Child English – USMC Polish Gypsy Urdu – Child English – Child Hawaiian/English Russian – Child W. Apache/English English – John 14:6 Spanish – Child *

    http://www.villageministries.org/coins/

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      1. J.C.,
        I hadn’t either. I love to leave them in shopping carts. Unlike tracts, they are not affected by rainy weather. They look like silver money coins, and when people see them, they get really curious and want to pick them up and look at them.

        Jim and I frequently dined at a restaurant called “The Fireside” (Holy Spirit “Fire” Symbolism perhaps?). The owners and several waitresses were from the country of Turkey. When I found out, I ordered some Witness Coins in “Turkish” and gave them to the Waitress for herself and her family.

        ‘Ya gotta get some of them, J.C.!

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        1. Dear Peggy,

          Such a beautiful and glorious testimony…one that encompasses a lifetime. I am truly moved beyond words. All that is left to do is Praise our Lord and Savour for bringing us together for such a time as this, to honor Him by making ourselves ready for His return.

          Thank you Peggy and thank you Linda!

          Blessings and Love to all who come to this Holy Spirit led home away from home.
          Vicki

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          1. Amen, Vicki! Your presence here has added so much! Keep up the Spirit-filled paintings and please share! You said we should Praise the Lord, and I agree. This is what came to mind:

            “BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR”
            by Author Unknown, 1677
            Translated by Joseph A. Seiss, 1823-1904

            1. Beautiful Savior,
            King of Creation,
            Son of God and Son of Man!
            Truly I’d love Thee,
            Truly I’d serve Thee,
            Light of my soul, my Joy, my Crown.

            2. Fair are the meadows,
            Fair are the woodlands,
            Robed in flowers of blooming spring;
            Jesus is fairer,
            Jesus is purer;
            He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.

            3. Fair is the sunshine,
            Fair is the moonlight,
            Bright the sparkling stars on high;
            Jesus shines brighter,
            Jesus shines purer,
            Than all the angels in the sky.

            4. Beautiful Savior,
            Lord of the nations,
            Son of God and Son of Man!
            Glory and honor,
            Praise, adoration,
            Now and forevermore be Thine!

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  15. Happy sigh! I feel as if I have just finished the perfect meal: everything seasoned and cooked to perfection, plenty of raw foods to enjoy in their God-given goodness, palate cleansers between each course, a most, warm-hot towel to wipe my hands at the end, and perfect table decorations and music throughout.

    Thank you, Peggy and Linda, for this incredible blessing! XOXO!!

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  16. Debra,
    Thanks for your beautiful descriptive analogy! The Holy Spirit was on me as I read it.

    Also, I would like to mention THE SHOFAR– God’s “TRUMPET” and how I have loved hearing it played before Prayer Lines or other calls began. I’ve heard these people play before various calls to
    “clear the atmosphere”—-
    Bette’s husband John
    Debra Walker
    Linda Clay

    LOVE IT!!
    I love hearing it from time to time at “Covenant Messiah Church” also!

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  17. OKAY, HERE IS A GREAT SONG ABOUT OUR SOON-COMING KING.
    THE VIDEO IS POSTED AT THE BOTTOM.

    “DAYS OF ELIJAH”

    1.)These are the days of Elijah
    Declaring the word of the Lord
    And these are the days of Your servant Moses
    Righteousness being restored

    And these are the days of great trials
    Of famine and darkness and sword
    Still we are the voice in the desert crying
    Prepare ye the way of the Lord!

    REFRAIN: Behold He comes, riding on the clouds
    Shining like the sun at the trumpet’s call
    So, lift your voice, it’s the year of Jubilee
    Out of Zion’s hill, salvation comes.

    2.)And these are the days of Ezekiel
    The dry bones becoming as flesh
    And these are the days of Your servant, David
    Rebuilding a temple of praise

    And these are the days of the harvest
    The fields are all white in Your world
    And we are the laborers in Your vineyard
    Declaring the Word of the Lord.

    REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE

    There is no god like Jehovah (x14)

    REPEAT REFRAIN TWICE

    _Songwriters
    Francis Robert Mark
    _Published by
    INTEGRITY’S HOSANNA! MUSIC

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  18. NOW, WHAT’S WRONG WITH THESE LYRICS? (at the bottom) CHECK OUT THE CAPITALIZED WORDS.SOMETHING’S WRONG! DOESN’T THE BIBLE SAY TO DO THINGS “HIS WAY” ACCORDING TO “HIS WORD”? IN THE END, WE HAVE A THE CHOICE:
    WE CAN DO IT GOD’S WAY OR WE CAN DO IT GOD’S WAY, BUT WE WILL DO IT GOD’S WAY!!!

    Okay, in PART 16, Debra Walker had prophesied the Big Smile, the Big Heart (HIS Love), and the
    Rainbow (HIS Promise) as well as a Wedding SURPRISE! We had definitely seen the first two icons and had the SURPRISE on the Wedding Day. But, so far, no Rainbow.

    Well, on April 7th, Jim and I were returning from seeing a fabulous production of “Samson” (from the Bible) at “Sight and Sound” in Lancaster County, Pa. We were there because as a Wedding Present, someone had purchased two tickets for us to go on this delightful bus trip. We had a great time.

    We were travelling home and as we got toward the bridge to cross over to New Jersey, a song was sung on the tasteful concert that was playing away on the screens inside the bus. The group heard the announcement of the song and the pleasing sounding music. All through the place, folks oohed and aahed that— “Oh, I just LOVE this song.” I knew the lyrics, and granted, the music was entrancing, BUT— suddenly I said to Jim. This is not good at all. I think it’s the “THEME SONG OF HELL.” I was very unhappy that folks were being deceived by the beautiful music which was very well done. How can we get to Heaven by “doing it MY WAY”? We felt alone in a crowd that was being pulled in deceitfully. We felt very “Odd for God.”

    Next thing you know, the bus pulled into the large parking lot of the beautiful library. Our journey for the day had ended. At the beginning of the trip, the Leader had announced the we had recently been married. We got to the front of the bus, and a lady in the front seat said very warmly, “Congratulations and have a beautiful life together.” I stepped off the bus and headed for the car. Jim was right behind me.

    Immediately, we saw the biggest and most beautiful rainbow we had ever seen together! It was very thick and very vibrant in all of the colors. We saw it directly in front of us over the Library. We saw the entire span of it! We stood in perfect awe of God’s Promise, and knew right away that it was the Rainbow that Debra had written about!

    Part of me thought that God was pleased with our thoughts about that song we had heard on the bus and our unwillingness to join the crowd and just “enjoy” the deceit. I started to see His way of doing things more and more and how it pleased Him when people did not compromise His Word and His Way.

    Please be encouraged as you stand apart from the crowd; set apart for Him. Your reward will be very great. I have seen much evidence of this, even now. He will never fail you if you DO IT HIS WAY!
    Also, be discerning enough to spot satan’s tricks of deceit. Since he was once the “worship leader” in Heaven, he’s after the music in this world. He wants to corrupt it. He wants our worship. NEVER EVER give it to him. DO IT GOD’S WAY!

    MY WAY- a song sung by Frank Sinatra

    And now, the end is near
    And so I face the final curtain
    My friend, I’ll say it clear
    I’ll state my case, of which I’m certain

    I’ve lived a life that’s full
    I’ve traveled each and every highway
    But more, much more than this
    I DID IT MY WAY

    Regrets, I’ve had a few
    But then again, too few to mention
    I did what I had to do
    And saw it through without exemption

    I planned each charted course
    Each careful step along the byway
    And more, much more than this
    I DID IT MY WAY

    Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew
    When I bit off more than I could chew
    But through it all, when there was doubt
    I ate it up and spit it out
    I faced it all and I stood tall
    I DID IT MY WAY

    I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
    I’ve had my fill my share of losing
    And now, as tears subside
    I find it all so amusing

    To think I did all that
    And may I say – not in a shy way
    Oh no, oh no, not me
    I DID IT MY WAY

    For what is a man, what has he got
    If not himself, then he has naught
    To say the things he truly feels
    And not the words of one who kneels
    The record shows I took the blows
    AND DID IT MY WAY

    YES, IT WAS MY WAY

    Songwriters
    CLAUDE FRANCOIS, MARCELO DRUMOND NOVA, JACQUES REVAUX, GILLES THIBAUT

    Published by
    Lyrics © CHRYSALIS MUSIC GROUP INC

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    1. Phew . . I know when “I did it my way” . . . The result was DISASTER, so it MUST be the Father’s Will to be done in my life, because I don’t want to go back into “disaster zone” . . . It smells like sulfur anyway and comes with a one-way ticket to hell.

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      1. Amen, Linda. I’ve had the same experience. If we’re not in God’s perfect will for our lives,
        we’re in the other camp-satan’s—- only two choices…..

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      2. I know, right….I’m eternally grateful I have lived long enough to do this life GODS WAY….not to mention, it wasn’t any fun MY WAY!

        The song has a catchy tune of deception that serves it’s purpose to have people focused on SELF.Just think about how long it’s been around and then think about the condition of our world today..i.e. ME, ME, ME.

        We have the power through Jesus Christ to change one life at a time to equal a multitude. I pray in Jesus Name, we have the time to do that….AMEN

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        1. Amen, Vicki, and I feel the Holy Spirit on me while reading your post. The Scriptures declare a death to self/ the flesh. They state that “the flesh profits NOTHING.” So we need to use our heads and intelligently choose the WISE investment! (“He must INCREASE and i must decrease.”- from the Book of John).

          Also, this is for VICKI, our resident Holy Spirit led Artist:
          Sharing a poem by my deceased cousin-

          THE HEALING BRUSH
          (written by Janet Rumpf in 1984)

          My life was a canvas unblemished, unstained;
          Constant harmonious hues,
          Until one day I took the brush into my own hand
          And began to paint.

          Immediately the colors smeared the canvas
          Beyond recognition.

          Once again the canvas is a masterpiece
          Because I finally placed the brush of my life
          Back into God’s Hand.

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          1. Also, I have copied and pasted Vicki’s awesome testimony here (from PART 17 where comments are now Closed). I had seen this post, and somehow didn’t get back to it. It’s very worthy of attention.

            WOW VICKI! This is great! The Greek word “Sozo” or “Saved” in the New Covenant means much more than just Salvation (as if that isn’t the ultimate, it IS!). In all but 3 cases in the N.T., that word means that there is much more included in our “Salvation Benefit Package.” Besides Salvation, it also includes complete forgiveness, healing and deliverance, too! Jesus took the 39 stripes on His Back for the complete healing of every dis-ease, including things like drug addition, etc. When He said from the Cross, “IT IS FINISHED,” that translates to “PAID IN FULL” past, present, and future.

            The translation of those three powerful Words of Jesus back to the original language is a Hebrew word that was stamped on all”documents” of cancelled monetary debts in that day. “PAID IN FULL.”
            “IT IS FINISHED means PAID IN FULL.”

            Thanks again for that testimony below, Vicki. YES, the healing promises in the Bible are FOR TODAY!
            All of God’s Promises are “YES and AMEN!” No one should let satan convince them otherwise! Don’t ever “buy into” what things look like or feel like or seem like as REALITY. Only GOD’S WORD IS REAL! Speak out those Promises. They are TRUTH. The other “evidence” is just “facts,” which are very subject to change (thankfully)!

            Remember that “THE TRUTH ALWAYS SUPERSEDES the ‘facts.’ ”

            LOVEJOHN316BLOG (Vicki)
            April 28, 2016 at 9:32 pm
            Interesting Kenzel…The Lord completely and totally healed me of Rheumatoid Arthritis (autoimmune, very, very painful) in the spring of 2014. This is also the time the Holy Spirit began painting through me…painting first, then healing. I’m completely pain free, I have not taken any meds since spring of 2014.

            Praise the Lord for His faithfulness. I’m overwhelmed with His love for us!

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  19. Well the Lords way is nr 1 always.

    Running out of coffee here and eyelids getting so heavy the matches are breaking.

    Frau Clay im holding on for the greater good to urge people to stay awake to await radio info.

    Snapppp….new matches under eyelids.
    🙂

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    1. Amen, Stig to “The Lord’s Way.”

      How do we really know that? Open up His Book and begin to read and be transformed. There are many things that may not make sense to us in His Book, but keep asking the Holy Spirit to reveal what we need to know personally.

      Do not put that Book down just because something doesn’t make personal sense to you. Submit to His Word in obedience, honestly seeking His revelation to you personally. He will show you His Favor!

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  20. Some more Prophetic “Tie-ins”—

    Jim and I met to talk of things of the Kingdom in “Bethel Mill Park.” We always found the word “Bethel” as very interesting. It is found in the Bible and it means “House of God.”

    The roads along and near it are “Lambs Road” (Jesus is the Lamb of God) and “Bethel Mill Road” (“House of God” Road). There is even a stretch of road where “Lambs Road” and “Bethel Mill Road” are one and the same! There is also a “Church Street” that intersects a portion of “Lamb’s Road.”

    What does it mean? Will we stay “parked” on “Church Street”? Will we choose the many man-made doctrines in the overall tradition-infused, commonly compromising luke-warm church OR will we venture directly onto the Lamb’s Road for ourselves? Will we read the Bible cover to cover for ourselves? Will we seek a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP with Jesus? Will we follow the very personalized leading of the Holy Spirit moment to moment in our lives?

    Will we follow the Holy Spirit to a remnant fellowship where He is IN CHARGE? We can accomplish absolutely noting of lasting value here or in eternity without the UNCTION of the HOLY SPIRIT!
    If the HOLY SPIRIT is not running the fellowship, it is in essence just a social meeting. We cannot afford this right now. Our time is rapidly running out. A very reliable prophet has recently declared that terrorism will be unleashed in the United States in the summer of 2016. That means somewhere in the time frame of June 21, 2016- September 21, 2016. It’s just that SERIOUS.

    BRIDE OF CHRIST, PREPARE NOW!

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  21. Another Prophetic Tie-in:

    In one of the PARTS of the “Bridal Series,” I had mentioned this:
    When I was a teenager, upon an instance of an accomplishment achieved on my part, my Father would quietly say, “I taught you everything you know!”

    I was amazed to hear Jim say many years later, from time to time, “Well, you know where you learned that, don’t you?” (meaning from him). Then he would often follow that question with the statement,
    “I made you what you are.”

    I’ve thought about these statements from these two extraordinary, brilliant, creative, and multi-talented significant men in my life. I decided that I could much more easily buy into my Father’s claim, since he was the one that was an integral part of my formative years. But, in the process of further pondering the question/statements, I really couldn’t dismiss Jim’s claim, either.

    Now, thinking in terms of a Prophetic Picture for all to learn from, if Dad is a symbol of God the Father, and Jim is a symbol of His Son or Kinsman Redeemer, things make perfect sense!

    YES, God and Jesus have taught me everything I know of eternal value. YES, I owe all that I am to them. Without my heartfelt acknowledgement of their value to me as well as the recognition of my helplessness without them, combined with receptivity to their teachings and guidance, I’d be on my way to hell!

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  22. Amen Peggy !!!! and also on Clare’s post above, did you find any link in that article to that young mans testimony inquiring to the Lord about the afterlife?

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    1. Michael,
      Sorry, I didn’t. Clare puts out a video version of each “word.” Perhaps she has a link below the video?
      Let us know if you find it!

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  23. Here’s another one:
    Many years after I graduated from High School, Jim told me that he would often slip into the High School auditorium during his last “prep period,” and would observe my Father rehearsing the large Concert Band on Stage.

    Over the summer months, he would stop again and observe my Father rehearsing the large award-winning Marching Unit.

    During the school year, Jim was always in attendance of all Concerts under the direction of my Father.
    He was always there alone and quietly observing. (Once he said to my mother, ’cause she told me later, “Was that Peggy? She is beautiful!”) That’s Prophetic of Jesus looking for HIS BRIDE!

    Prophetic tie-in:
    If my Father symbolizes Father God and Jim symbolizes His Son or the “Kinsman Redeemer,”
    we will remember that Jesus said that He did or said nothing but what the Father told Him to do or say.

    Jim’s “observation” of my Father connects with that, I believe.

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  24. OK, here’s another Prophetic Tie-in. It happened several weeks after the Wedding.

    There is a woman at Covenant Messiah Church named Mari, that was always very welcoming, friendly and supportive of me. I had never met her before going to that church. She knew my first name, but there was never a reason to ask my last name.

    Prior to the Wedding, I had e-mailed the helpers coordinator, Lisa, my groom’s first and last name.

    Well, upon returning to the church several weeks after the Wedding, Mari was behind me collecting the loose empty offering envelopes. She had heard Jim’s full name and said, “Hmmm, Jim D……I had a teacher in High School named Jim D.” I asked a few more questions, and calmly said, “YES! that was HIM!”

    Mari lit up and exclaimed with joy and almost unbelief that I had married him! She said, “Oh WOW! He was my absolute FAVORITE teacher! What a wonderful man! I had a lot of trouble in English. It was terrible, but he really helped me and took his time with me. I loved him. BUT, he would NEVER REMEMBER ME!” I assured her that he WOULD! I knew Jim well enough to know that he NEVER forgot a single student that he ever taught (or their characteristics), and that included over 1,000 students.

    Next, I asked her if she knew my Father. Well, there was another “Oh WOW!” from Mari!
    “I didn’t know him as a student there, but years later, I became a bus driver for the School District, and I transported his Marching Band! I loved Dr. C.!”

    I made sure that I knew Mari’s maiden name before leaving that evening! I knew Jim would remember her, even though she had been his student in the 1960’s. Sure enough, he remembered her exactly, down to the seat she sat in, as well as her best girl-friend at the time!

    OK- Prophetic Picture. Mari is a true believer, and I believe part of the “Bride of Christ.” If Dad and Jim are Symbols in this story of God the Father and God the Son, or Kinsman Redeemer, then obviously Mari HAD to KNOW THEM and LOVE THEM!

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    1. Also, continuing for one more point. Notice how Mr. D. (Jim) KNEW HER and REMEMBERED HER, despite the passage of much time! Doesn’t the Bible say that the very hair on our head are numbered?

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  25. (through Glynda Linkous wingsofprophesy )
    SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2016

    FALLING APART

    My children, I do not wish for you to be frightened, but the world around you I falling apart. Mankind has not properly cared for all I gave him, and the results shall be frightening. This is one sign of My soon return.

    Do not be afraid, for you are coming home to Me, but with each sign fulfilled, make yourself more ready by drawing nearer to Me.

    James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

    Matthew 24:7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
    Posted by Glynda Linkous at 11:38 AM

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  26. GREETINGS Everybody,
    Just a friendly reminder that the comments on this “bridal series” are schedule to be shut down sometime Monday evening (it’s set up to automatically close down after 3 days).
    Maybe Peggy will be led to start her own blog, so her testimony can be “re-blogged” and expanded on her site. Time will tell and here’s a visual for Peggy:

    Remember, there is also a page set up on my blog, where you can access the entire series all in one place:

    THE MEMOIRS OF A BRIDE: A Prophetic Picture of The Bride of Christ Getting Ready | believeacts2’s Blog
    https://believeacts2blog.wordpress.com/the-memoirs-of-a-bride-a-prophetic-picture-of-the-bride-of-christ-getting-ready/

    Thank you again, Peggy, for sharing your bridal journey. It has been a BLESSING to work with you on it. (((BIG HUGS)) and LOVE 🌹❤️

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  27. I MEANT TO MAKE A PROPHETIC TIE-IN ABOUT THIS PART OF MY TESTIMONY IN PART 18, BUT COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.THEREFORE, I COPIED AND PASTED THE APPLICABLE SECTION, AND WILL MAKE THE BRIEF TIE-IN AT THE BOTTOM.

    “Another point is that my groom was heading in the wrong direction to enter “The Wedding Supper Room.” I followed my groom into the Supper Room, despite my personal conviction that it seemed to be the “wrong” way to enter.

    I had previously decided to follow the Biblical pattern of submission to the man/groom in the home. Now was the perfect time to begin. Well, the groom led me directly into another much larger private room with Glass-French Doors all around.

    He realized his “mistake” at that point. Then we saw that we could enter “The Wedding Supper” room through double glass doors from the Private Room that we had unfortunately invaded. Jim apologized very kindly and politely. Then we finally entered the “Supper Room,” while all special guest greeted us with plentiful smiles and beaming faces as they loudly applauded with their hands.”

    PROPHETIC TIE-IN POINT: Many times, when we obey or Heavenly Bridegroom or Holy Spirit prompting, our natural minds think that “this can’t be right.” “This won’t work.” Submission to the clear leading of Jesus and the Holy Spirit is always the right way, no matter what it seems like. OBEDIENCE, in fact IMMEDIATE OBEDIENCE is the way!

    Well, in this case, the private room that Jim led me into was apparently the room where the MAN/ ANGEL that bestowed the SURPRISE on us was dining. When the MAN/ ANGEL came into the Wedding Supper room, his first words were that he noticed the “beautiful Bride walking by” and that he was “compelled to go to the management and ask questions about her.” I don’t think he would have noticed me at all if my Groom would have led me the “right way” that I perceived we should be going.

    Following my Groom in obedient submission that evening paid dividends. By that I’m referring to the dividend of feeling God’s blanket of FAVOR on our Marriage through the act of the MAN/ ANGEL!
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    Also, when we truly love our Heavenly Bridegroom, we will be obedient to the point of working hard,
    being inconvenienced, and being mocked or scoffed at. Why? We love our Heavenly Bridegroom and want to please him.

    I have gone through all of the above (on a very small scale) in my relationship with Jim. It is another Prophetic Tie-in!

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  28. Here’s another Prophetic Tie-In that Linda C. pointed out to me.
    It is in regards to the writing of the “MEMOIRS.”

    In the beginning “PARTS,” I would send a section to Linda, and then the next day, I would see revisions and would then send her a “REVISED PART.”

    After a little while of this, Linda explained to me that I should just pray over it at the end before sending, and that she would pray upon receiving it. She said that in the coming days of difficult times, there won’t be time to consider and re-consider our actions. She told me to practice listening to the Holy Spirit as I wrote; to follow, and to trust.

    That is what will be required in the coming days. There will be no time to stop, ponder, think, or revise our actions. We will have to know how to respond in quick obedience to the clear prompting of the Holy Spirit. It could possibly be a matter of life and death to do otherwise!

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    1. AMEN, Peggy. The day is coming when the Holy Spirit prompts: “TURN RIGHT!!!” And you must do it . . .because what’s ahead if you don’t? A stop point, with FEMA buses waiting to carry off ALL who don’t bow to the beast.

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  29. Prophetic Picture from “The Honeymoon”-

    The Honey Mansion really wasn’t a large mansion. Remember I’m not comfortable in large fancy homes? It was a medium sized Victorian House. (Linda C. picked that Victorian Theme up from the Holy Spirit through using all of those lovely Victorian illustrations! Amazing!) There were about 10 rooms there. Only one was called “The Honeymoon Suite.” That is the one we chose and it was just PERFECT for us!

    As soon as we walked in the door the first time, the Innkeeper, Nancy, invited us to sit down and have a cup of tea in the comfortable, charming Victorian Living Room. After a very brief introduction of our names, what did she say? “I’D LIKE TO HEAR YOUR STORY!” That was amazing. No one had ever asked us that before. We sat and talked to Nancy, briefly summarizing our relationship. Nancy asked a few questions. I know that when I had told Faye Aldridge about the “Supper Surprise,” she had said,
    “THIS STORY NEEDS TO BE TOLD.”

    Long story short, we had a wonderful honeymoon at the “Mansion.” Nancy was so kind. We were the only ones in the house, and Nancy and her staff named us “King and Queen” of the Mansion. They went way “above and beyond” to please us, down to cutting the watermelon pieces in the fruit salad into little HEART SHAPES!

    As we left with packed bags, Nancy’s last words to us were “I LOVE YOUR STORY!”

    Okay, I guess you see the word “STORY” above three times! Was all of that Prophetic of the soon to be written “Bridal MEMOIRS”? My idea is that the Holy Spirit knew it all along and was using Faye and Nancy to drop some hints!

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  30. OK, I think with this post and one last one, I’ll be FINISHED. So here’s another one:
    As Linda C. posted her “Holy Spirit Roto-Rooter Article,” Karin was literally going through a Roto-Rooter in her Kitchen and Basement. It’s a long story and there are a lot of Prophetic Tie-ins, but suffice it to say that what Linda was speaking of in the Spiritual, Karin was experiencing in the natural!

    At that same time, I was feeling very led to clean out the “Loft” area of my home. There is still quite a bit that needs to be done on that, too! Linda C. said that it was a Prophetic Picture of “The Bride of Christ” getting there “House in Order.” Linda explained that perhaps I would find things of value, too, as I cleaned up. YES! I did find that poem, “The Hell-bound Train.” The Holy Spirit led me right to it!

    Also, Linda H. and her husband were going through a similar activity of straightening things out in their home, and discarding things of no use. In the process, Linda found some Pillowcases that her deceased mother had done intricate needle work on. She found just ONE SET that were still pure white after all of these years. She felt strongly that they were meant for Jim and I.

    Linda sent them in the mail with this note:
    “Jim and Peggy,
    Please enjoy these antique pillow cases by my Mom, Helen in great health, with many blessings and sweet sleep.
    Love, Tom and Linda H.”

    In summary, as we Prophetically “get our houses in order,” sometimes we will find treasures buried amid the “junk” that we had long forgotten about. We must be careful not to discard the precious with the worthless!

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    1. That’s quite a profound statement, Peggy, “We must be careful not to discard the precious with the worthless”. . . I see that happening regarding the prophetic . . . MOST churches discard it all, rather than seeking the LORD for the truth. . EXCEPT the “Pez prophets” and their “woo-Hoo breakthrough” messages. Here’s my illustration for what I think about the “Pez Prophets”:

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      1. AMEN, Linda!
        Enough of the “Cotton Candy.”
        “Cotton Candy” has no sustaining potential!

        Go ahead and get on the Radio with John Baptist and serve up a full “meat and potatoes” nourishing
        dinner to the Body of Christ! Please add a bunch of spinach, too. If they spit it out, keep feeding them
        until they realize they MUST consume it!

        GO LINDA!!!

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        1. Will do, Peggy . . No cotton candy served up by this “waitress for Jesus” . . . In fact, some of the stuff will be so “out there” for MOST people . . They’ll need their spiritual hazmat suits on (especially when I talk about “lizard lips” . . . AKA, Obama-THE-antichrist).

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    1. YES, Michael, I have at least 50 Prophetic Tie-Ins, but I think there’s been enough said.
      Yes, they are continuing!
      I will do one more post today on MUSIC, and then close out. After-all, my literal house and spiritual house are calling me to come “straighten me up” and “get ready.”

      There’s a time for writing and a time for ACTION!

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  31. COPIED AND PASTED FROM THE PART ABOUT HEARING THE CONCERT ON MATTHEW 25:

    MATTHEW 25:1-13. That Scripture is none other than the parable of the 10 Virgins…… 5 Wise and 5 Foolish! {NOTE- This is about the Preparation of the Body of Christ for Jesus, the Returning Bridegroom!}

    It started “Wake, awake, for night is flying, The watchmen on the heights are crying.” {Oh, YES, all over the BelieveActs2 posts of at least 140 dreams and visions; on Redeemed Warrior, on JCSouthwest; at Z3news; On Bette Stevens’ site; In the hearts of countless true Believers that are seeking the Lord daily, etc.}

    A final most glorious chorus sang these words in BEAUTIFUL harmony (it felt like HEAVEN):
    “Now let all the heavens adore you, And saints and angels sing before you. The harps and cymbals all unite. Of one pearl each shining portal, Where, dwelling with the choir immortal, We gather round your dazzling light.

    NO EYE HAS SEEN, NO EAR HAS YET BEEN TRAINED TO HEAR. WHAT JOY IS OURS! CRESCENDOS RISE; YOUR HALLS RESOUND; HOSANNAS BLEND IN COSMIC SOUND.”

    ALLELUIA, AMEN AND AMEN!
    MUCH LOVE,
    PEGGY AND JIM

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  32. JIM WAS RIGHT. LAST NIGHT I TOLD HIM I WAS TOTALLY DONE POSTING ON THE “BRIDAL SERIES.” HE SAID, “I THINK YOU’LL THINK OF SOMETHING ELSE!”

    HERE IT IS-copied and pasted from PART 17— An Important Prophetic Tie-In—-
    At 5:00p.m. sharp, the Processional began to the recorded music of “Pachelbel’s Canon in D” played by a piano, with Linda H. going first.

    Then when Linda reached the front, I began processing. No one walked with me.

    I “GAVE MYSELF AWAY.”

    I thought that is was rather fitting. It was totally my decision.

    The Ceremony began. There was a tangible presence of love in the room.
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    In reality, NO ONE can give our hearts and lives to Jesus but OURSELVES!
    It’s an individual decision, and in the afterlife, we will stand ALONE before the King of Kings to give and account.

    Therefore, there was a Prophetic Picture in the fact that “I GAVE MYSELF AWAY” to my Groom!

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    1. Peggy . .. . When you write your full testimony, these blog posts will help you have the “starting point” for the book. Maybe that is what Jim is referring to . . . Which will give you more time and space to continue writing your story as it unfolds.
      Blessings to you dear sister 🌹

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      1. Thanks Linda. It’s very hard for me to believe. Faye, Karin, and Linda H. have also mentioned “Book.”
        Faye heard the Lord mention it about 2 years ago. Karin heard it recently. Linda H. mentioned it.
        That’s 4 people. No disrespect to God, but it causes me to laugh!

        Perhaps HIS POWER will be best seen through my weakness!

        If it’s His Will, HE WILL HAVE HIS WAY! I will to will HIS WILL!

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        1. One of the good things about a blog . . . It can be utilized as an “ongoing book” so you can share your testimony as things arise and/or as past events come to your memory. (Just sayin 😉 )

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        2. Psssst, Peggy . . . I’ll “whisper” . . You HAVE been “writing your book”, you just didn’t realize it. Take a look at all of the “Bridal Series” blog posts and the many comments you added.

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  33. SIGNIFICANCE OF “NUMBER 21” TO MR. AND MRS. D. (aka Jim and Peggy)—

    Many years ago, on a December 21st, Jim went into a Chapel at his Naval Base in Virginia. At 21 minutes after 1a.m., he knelt and told the Lord that he was committed to surrendering his entire life and all future plans to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, Jesus Christ. At that time, Jim experienced a powerful encounter. I believe that part of that included “Baptism in the Holy Spirit,” and that was the “something special and different” I always noticed about him from the time I was a child that I just couldn’t seem to identify until much later in life.

    Jim officially entered “the narrow road.” Next, because of this experiential encounter, Jim began to sign his name Jim21 or James E. Dougherty21. The “21” was a symbol of his conversion date. Many people would ask him why he placed that number after his name. That’s what he wanted them to ask! That was the whole point of him placing that number there! He wanted a chance to witness, and he received that hundreds and hundreds of times!

    I could go on and on about the appearance of this number and also rainbows in our lives, but I’ll keep it simple:
    First Kiss- a Sunday, July 21st
    Wedding Date- Sunday, February 21, 2016

    Ministry Group Name= Two for HIM or “2 for 1” or “21”

    {This is NOT numerology. PLEASE don’t think that. We both fully reject all New Age philosophy and practices.The HOLY SPIRIT and God’s WORD will always give us the “REAL DEAL” above and beyond what we can ask or think. All New Age practices are satan’s deceitful COUNTERFEITS!
    DO NOT FALL FOR THEM in any way, shape, or form!}

    “TWENTY-ONE” in our lives is simply one of God’s ways of affirmation to us— in a way He knows that we will understand.
    It’s all based on Jim’s conversion date!

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  34. “Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, ‘Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.’ ” (2 Peter 3:1-4)

    OKAY, look at the second line, “WHERE IS THE PROMISE OF HIS COMING?”
    It certainly seemed to me and for many others that the marriage of Jim and I would NEVER take place….. like the “groom” would never “come forth” to marry me. It was a full 50 years between age 11 and age 61 when the marriage ceremony took place. That’s a LONG TIME!

    At some points, it seemed like we had reached insurmountable odds of that ever happening.

    BUT “AND SUDDENLY” IT HAPPENED. Total plans only took about 7 weeks from start to finish.
    Even the initiation of the plans was an “AND SUDDENLY.”
    May I add, that when the “AND SUDDENLIES” happened, it seemed like all the former years, even 50 of them, had only been a BLINK! That was a very real and interesting perception. It is one that you as “The Bride of Christ” can take much comfort from!

    Do not lose heart! HE IS COMING and bringing HIS REWARD with HIM to all of those who are 100% surrendered to Him and following the moment by moment leading of the Holy Spirit! AMEN!

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