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Male or Female, We are the Bride of Christ
by Dottie McElreath

This is the start of a New Year and I have wondered about this New Year, as I’m sure you have. I was looking for a prophecy that would really be outstanding and something that would change people's lives and no one came forth with one so I thought God was not telling us what he was going to do. Possibly most people couldn't care less, but I want to know what God is doing and what direction He's going in. Why? Because if I don't know, I might miss Him in my life. If I lose direction I'm wasting precious time that I could be using in what God would have me do.

He began talking to me in a way he has not in a long time. Generally he feeds me thoughts or songs or pictures in my head but he talked to me very solemnly about this New Year and he revealed spiritual earthquakes that may also manifest in the physical.

He said that there were twelve mysteries in the bible that would be revealed this year. These are mysteries that have been hidden from man. We have had a veil placed over our minds that was placed there by God. Isaiah 25:7 And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the veil that is spread over all nations. Luke 23:45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 2 Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ. This year there are brothers and sisters that are going to go beyond the veil into the Holy of Holies and the knowledge that will be revealed will be life changing. I, at this time, do not know beyond the first one and I can see so clearly in my own life how this first one played a part in my life. Many people knew part of what this was, but now we shall know in full. If you do not have time to finish this now then set it aside until you can sit and be ministered too.

When God revealed this mystery and said to write it down I questioned him. I told him that people wouldn't like this and they might call and tell us, "Don't send anymore news letters to us", and He asked me, "Who are you doing this for, me or you?" I replied, "For you." He said that He would be with the ones that He needed to understand this now and that in time all would come to this understanding.

Every person who comes into Christ and receives Him, He dwells within this person, be he male or female physically. He is in your spirit and manifested in your ministry. Ephesians 3:16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. When a word is coming from God it is coming from the inner man be it from a man or a woman. The woman represents our will our carnal selves our identity and the submission of our will to our husband in the physical is mirrored is the spiritual.

Many men have trouble with the idea of being a bride of Christ and I can understand this but when you realize what the female represents, it is much easier to submit your will. When the Holy Spirit rises up within you. You have submitted unto His will and the marriage of the spirit has taken place. The ones invited to the feast can then eat the resultant word from God.

For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and He is the savior of the body. Ephesians 5:24-27 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. {25} Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; {26} That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, {27} That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Ephesians 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Colossians 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; The old man spoken of here is your life before you came to Christ. Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him;

Only by obedience can you hear the Holy Spirit and His power is manifested through you when your will is submissive unto Him. I have been in many services where I heard the old man speak and I have heard the woman speak it matters not what body it inhabited. I want only to hear, I thirst only to hear the voice of the bridegroom no matter the earthly vessel it abides in. John 3:29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. When you see tears on the faces of the biggest, strongest man it is not a sign of weakness it is when "He that is strong" lives within. When this same man begins to speak out "Thus saith the Lord" then the inner man is revealed or manifested in the flesh. 1 Corinthians 11:11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:12 For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God. Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female:
for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Knowing that we each have a male and a female spirit or in the spirit we are neither male nor female whichever we prefer to say, should we not desire that the man always speak on spiritual matters and the woman stay silent?

I have felt the presence of the Lord very strongly during the time I have been working on this and I can see a loosening of bonds on people. I can see a freedom coming to God's people as was never before. I see a mighty army stirring as if to awake and I can hear God saying, "Arise, arise" and I can see dry bones being given life and I hear a rustling like as leaves being blown in the wind. I command angels to loosen you and let you go in Jesus name. I break all bonds off of you and command the grave clothes to fall. "Lazarus come forth. It is time, it is time, it is time and a half a time. My children, arise."

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