LOVING JESUS!

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Below is:

Loving Jesus Revelation (Official Statement)

Loving Jesus 1, 2, 3 for Adults

Loving Jesus 4, 5 for Teens

Loving Jesus 6 and 7 ADULTS

What a Husband and a Lover!

Explaining Loving Jesus Revelation

It’s Cool to Love Jesus

Weakness Revolution 1, 2, 3

Run to My Arms

Vows of Surrender Ceremony

Art of War 3 plus Links

Our Patient Lover

Expressions of Ecstacy

How to Love Me More 1-3

Loving Jesus Revelation, The

April 3, 2003

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By Apollos, on behalf of World Services

© Copyrighted October 1996‚ The Family, Zurich, Switzerland

The Essence of the Series: Just a Closer Walk with Thee4

The Bride of Christ5

Sexually Intimate Words of Love to Jesus6

Eroticism in the Bible8

Intimacy in Loving Jesus Is a Personal Matter10

Eroticism with Jesus Is an Adults Only Affair11

There Is Neither Male nor Female in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28).11

Knowing Jesus Intimately15

Mystical Intimacies with the Heavenly Bridegroom19

Spiritual Sex while Having Physical Sex21

The Self-pleasuring Option25

Why Love Jesus Intimately?27

To Love Jesus Intimately Is a Personal Choice31

All You Need Is Love!31

An Invitation: The Spirit and the Bride Say Come! (Revelation 22:17)33

Bibliography35

THE LOVING JESUS REVELATION was published in full in January and February 1996 as a series of articles for the Family’s full-time adult membership.[1] The series embraces what religious scholars term “bridal theology,” which places special emphasis on the biblical portrayal of Christ as the Bridegroom, and His Church as His bride.

When Maria and her husband, Peter, received this revelation, their knowledge and understanding of bridal theology was rudimentary at best. Although Maria’s first husband, David Brandt Berg (the Family’s founder, 1919-1994), had recognized and touched on the bride/Bridegroom relationship between believers and Jesus, the Loving Jesus revelation broke new ground, showing just how literal and intimate this relationship can be.

It is worth mentioning that writings of other Christians and theologians on this subject (many of which are quoted throughout the following text) were unknown to Maria and Peter when God gave them the Loving Jesus revelation. Likewise, the author of this paper was wholly unfamilar with such beliefs and experiences as recorded by others. Thus, the corroborating testimonies and teachings discovered when researching this document were a pleasant surprise to all of us.

To appreciate how revelations of this nature are received, a basic understanding of what the Bible calls the “gifts of the Spirit” is required (1 Corinthians 12:4-10).[2] [3]

Like many other churches and Christian fellowships, Family members believe that God grants the same spiritual gifts to believers today that He gave His people during biblical times. Of the nine gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12, the gift of prophecy is of particular relevance to this article. Although the word prophecy is commonly associated with predictions of the future‚ the actual biblical meaning is to forthtell or to speak the words of God, which may or may not be about future events. Thus, when someone exercises this gift and receives a prophecy, they are inspired to receive and pass on specific words and messages from the Lord.

Another aspect of the Family’s tenets which the reader should have some knowledge of in order to properly understand the Loving Jesus series‚ particularly the passages containing amorous language and typology, are those dealing with sexual matters. The Family’s official statement regarding sexual policies and beliefs states:

We believe that sex, when practiced as God ordained, designed and intended, is a pure function, a needful and beautiful wonder of God’s creation. We also believe that God designed and created sex not only for human procreation, but for human enjoyment and pleasure as well. … Despite many people’s misperception that sex is virtually synonymous with sin‚ it is our personal conviction and religious belief that when used as God intended‚ there is nothing evil or wrong with sex, nudity or the human body (World Services, 1992).

We are persuaded by both Scripture and recent revelations that:

  1. as members of Christ’s Church‚ we are His bride;
  2. as Jesus’ bride‚ we are to love Him ardently and without reserve; and that
  3. sex is pure and holy.

Therefore, the notion of engaging in a passionate and intimate relationship with our Savior is seen as beautiful and wholesome.

We will now examine the Loving Jesus series, quoting extensively from it, as well as citing similar beliefs held and proclaimed by numerous men and women of God over the centuries. We will also look at the relationship between sexual orgasm and spiritual ecstasy as reported by numerous psychiatrists, sexologists, sociologists and theologians.[4]

The Essence of the Series: “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”

MARIA’S DEEP DESIRE for a greater closeness to Jesus is reflected throughout the Loving Jesus Letters. Her prayer, from the introductory Letter of the series, sets the tone:

Oh, Jesus, we need You so desperately, each of us! Please help us to draw nigh unto You so that You will draw nigh unto us. We want to be close to You! … We want You to hold us in Your arms and to give us Your Word-kisses. We need You, Jesus! We love You and we ask You to help us to draw even closer to You! Help us to have a closer walk with You and a more loving relationship. Help us to be ever nearer to You! Amen (ML #3024: par. 112).

In the second Letter of the series, Maria explains that the Lord wants His Church to not merely be His wife in name only, but to be His lover.

It should not be surprising that the Lord would call Himself our Lover, as in the Word [Bible] He calls the Church — us and all those who are joined to Him through salvation — His bride. And, of course‚ a bride and bridegroom — a husband and wife — should be lovers! (ML #3025: par. 2).

He wants us to love Him with all our heart and all our soul and all our mind and all our strength! [5] — With everything there is within us! If we love Him this way, we won’t just think of Him as a friend, but He’ll be our lover as well. He wants us to crave Him, His Word, His voice, His love. He wants us to feel a burning desire for Him, a desperate need to be with Him and to communicate with Him (ML #3025: par. 8).

In the third Letter, Maria makes it clear what the purpose of the series is:

As He wishes to do with all Christians, the Lord has been trying to bring us into a closer relationship with Him.

That is what this GN [Good News magazine, the internal Family publication in which the articles appeared] and the next three GNs are about: How we‚ His bride, can love the Lord more intimately (ML #3029: par. 1, 5).

The Bride of Christ

OUTSTANDING CHRISTIANS throughout the ages have written much about the Bible’s picture of Jesus as the Bridegroom of the Church, His beloved bride. The authors of Embodied in Love, A New Catholic Guide to Marriage (a work encouraged by the National Council of Catholic Bishops) have rightly asserted that this marital depiction of Christ’s connection with His people is the most significant picture of this interrelationship throughout the Bible.

In our Scripture, both Old Testament and New Testament, the relationship between God and men — between the Lord and Israel, between Christ and His Church — is most often presented in nuptial language, as the relationship of bridegroom to bride. The Scripture uses other images, to be sure — God is our shepherd, our king, our healer. But the nuptial imagery is not on a par with the rest. It is the primary imagery, and it is not purely figurative. Our intimacy with God is truly nuptial.

Our Scripture, indeed, includes many different metaphors to express God’s love for us: He is our shepherd, our king, our Father, vine-keeper, etc. But the marital metaphor is the most frequent one, the central and basic scriptural metaphor (Gallagher et al., 1983: 25–27‚ 117).

Religious author Celia Hahn, in her book Sexual Paradox, writes, “[Old Testament] images of Israel as God’s cherished though often faithless wife are echoed in many New Testament references to the church as the bride of Christ” (Hahn‚ 1991: 189).

The great love that Jesus, the heavenly Bridegroom‚ holds for His beloved was a subject of frequent discourse by the famed 19th century English evangelist Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892). In a commentary on the Scripture where God tells His people, “I am married unto you” (Jeremiah 3:14), Spurgeon writes,

Christ Jesus is joined unto His people in marriage-union. In love He espoused His Church as a chaste virgin. … On earth He exercises towards her all the affectionate offices of Husband. … Let the love of a husband be ever so pure and fervent, it is but a faint picture of the flame which burns in the heart of Jesus. Passing all human union is that mystical cleaving unto the Church, for which Christ left His Father, and became one flesh with her (Spurgeon, 1991 edition: 408).

Saint John of the Cross (1542-1591) recorded numerous ecstatic experiences he had while deep in prayer and meditation. Regarding the joyous state of being joined in spiritual marriage to Jesus, he wrote‚

This spiritual flight … is called spiritual betrothal with the Word, the Son of God. … God communicates to the soul great things concerning Himself, beautifying it with greatness and majesty, decking it with gifts and virtues, and clothing it with knowledge and honor of God, just as if it were a bride on the day of her betrothal. And upon this happy day, not only is there an end of the soul’s former vehement yearnings and plaints of love, but, being adorned with the good things which I am describing, she enters into an estate of peace and delight and sweetness of love wherein she does naught else but relate and sing the wonders of her Beloved, which she knows and enjoys in Him [Happold, p.333] (Greeley, 1974: 77-78).

Sexually Intimate Words of Love to Jesus

PRIOR TO RECEIVING the Loving Jesus revelation, Maria had been earnestly praying, asking the Lord to show her how she could have a closer connection with Him, and how she could better express her love for Him. She and her husband Peter were surprised by the answer Jesus gave when He answered them in prophecy. The Lord told Maria that He would be pleased if she would express her love for Him in truly intimate terms; the kind of words that lovers use when sharing their deepest emotions and longings with each other. Here are excerpts from this prophecy:

You must look unto those things that you relate to and that I [Jesus] have given to you to help you grasp and to understand this love. For just like you love one another, and you say words of endearment and words of desire‚ and like you cry out words of ecstasy, do so unto Me. Just like you say [to your husband], “I want you and I need you!” and, “Come in unto me — let us be one! Let us love! Let us lie in each other’s arms. Kiss me, caress me, [make love to] me and love me, fill me to the full!” Like you say, “Hold me!” Like you say, “I love you! I want you! I desire you! Come lie with me! Come fill me!” — So say these words to Me. These are words that you can understand‚ for they express the desire and the love that is in your heart.

This love that is in your heart for Me is much greater than words, but the words help you to understand and help you to focus. So use these words with Me, for am I not your Lover? Am I not your Husband? Are you not the bride of Christ? (ML #3029: par. 57-58).

It seemed clear that the Lord was asking for intimate “love words” because He knew that terms of this nature — erotic terms, if you will — were expressions of love from the heart. After all, most of us reserve such words of passion and desire for moments of intimacy with our “beloved.” The Lord added that He chose this illustration of sex and love-making because it would help us grasp the fervor with which He loves us, His bride.

I could have given any illustration, but I chose one that you could understand, and that would put things in the right perspective so that [you] could see and understand how I want [you] to be with Me. … These things of the flesh are only a mere speck of the love that I have for you! But I give you the touches and the words and the feelings of the flesh and the sensations and the orgasms, the kiss upon kiss, the breast to breast, the being held, so that you will understand how I am with you (ML #3029: par. 59, 62).

Understandably, hearing from Jesus that He wished for them to communicate with Him in such an amorous manner, asking Him to, in effect‚ make love to them, was somewhat shocking for Maria and Peter. However, as they accepted it by faith and began using such intimate words in their times of praise, prayer and worship, they found that Jesus truly “drew near to them” (James 4:8) as they drew near to Him in this spiritually eroticized manner. As Maria explained,

The revelation the Lord has given us … is definitely radical and bottle-breaking. [6] It even surprised Peter and me! But as we simply followed what Jesus said, as we tried it by faith, we personally saw the benefits manifested in our lives (ML #3029: par. 7).

While the concept of using intimate words of a sexual nature in prayer was certainly new to most members of the Family, the historical record shows that numerous saints and Christian mystics of the past communicated with God in such a manner. The authors of Embodied in Love assert:

The great mystics have always known this fact. They experience something in the higher states of prayer, a passionate, ecstatic intimacy with God that is of a special delight and intensity. All of them, in trying to describe that intimacy, fall back on the language of marital love, of sexual intimacy. They are right to do so‚ and their language is not just a figure of speech. [What they] experience in prayer [is] not just metaphorically but really sexual, really nuptial (Gallagher et al., 1983: 25-27).

In Sex Is Holy, Rousseau and Gallagher add‚

It is significant that the mystics all use the language of sexual intimacy to express the inexpressible — their experience of God in the higher states of prayer. Passion simply says things that cannot be said in any other way. It enables us to trust the awesome reality of divine Love (Rousseau and Gallagher, 1991: 132-133).

Maria reasoned that if we can accept that we are Jesus’ bride, then why should it seem so odd to speak to Him in passionate or “nuptial” terms.

If we believe we are truly Jesus’ brides‚ as God’s Word says we are‚ then why can’t we say the things that brides say [to their husbands]? It’s no more unusual to say the words of the bride than it is to be the bride! (ML #3029: par. 69).

Eroticism in the Bible

One does not have to dig into manuscripts of Renaissance–era saints to find a precedent for spiritual eroticism, or if you prefer‚ erotic spirituality. The classic expression of such sentiments is found in the Bible itself, in the Song of Solomon, also known as the Song of Songs‚ which is a love poem ascribed to ancient Israel’s King Solomon. The Song consists largely of an emotionally-charged dialogue between a love-sick maiden and her lover, for whom she yearns.

A passage or two from the book illustrates the overall eroticism that pervades it:

I belong to my lover, and his desire is for me. Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages [or henna bushes]. Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom — there I will give you my love (Song of Solomon 7:10-12; New International Version).

The previous verses of the same chapter are equally suggestive:

How beautiful you are and how pleasing, O love, with your delights! Your stature is like that of the palm‚ and your breasts like clusters of fruit. I said, “I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit.” May your breasts be like the clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples, and your mouth like the best wine (Song of Solomon 7:6-9; New International Version).

Theologians, particularly those who believe that sexuality is something to be repressed, have long struggled with the question, why is such an obviously sensual book included in holy writ? After all, such unabashed and passionate expressions are not the sort of thing that most religionists publicly express, much less include in their sermons and religious writings — yet here’s a whole book of it, right in the Holy Bible!

Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer was correct when he wrote from his cell in a Nazi concentration camp,

Even the Bible could find room for the Song of Songs, and one could hardly have a more passionate and sensual love than is there portrayed. It is a good thing that that book is included in the Bible as a protest against those who believe that Christianity stands for the restraint of passion [as quoted by Phipps, 66, in Bonhoeffer, Letter and Papers from Prison, p. 100] (Mollenkott, 1992: 103).

Celia Hahn similarly commented,

The Song of Songs is a primary biblical text that not only affirms the goodness of human sexuality but also sings of the connection between eros and spirit. The great paradox in this poetry about human passion is that though it never mentions God, it has been seen through the centuries as a song about God’s love affair with us. … The “holy playfulness of lovers” (Original Blessing, Fox, 283) makes a transcendent leap to the mystery of the divine Lover — in a way that defeats all human efforts to analyze, allegorize, conceptualize, moralize, spiritualize‚ or otherwise seize and destroy it (Hahn, 1991: 191–192).

The Wycliffe Bible Commentary explains that the Song has always been viewed by Jewish and Christian scholars as a metaphorical picture of “God’s love affair” with His people:

The Jews regarded the Song as expressing the love relationship between God and His chosen people. The Christian Church saw in it reflected love between Christ and the Church. … The typical view holds that in the Song there is portrayed the great love between Christ and the Church (Harrison and Pfeiffer‚ 1962).

Bible expositor Matthew Henry, in his famous Commentary, observes,

Christ is pleased to borrow these expressions of a passionate lover only to express the tenderness of a compassionate Redeemer‚ and the delight He takes in His redeemed and in the workings of His own grace in them.

If Jesus Himself will “borrow the words of a passionate lover” in order to express His love and longing for our intimate fellowship, then why should we not use passionate words to convey our spiritual longings and desires for Him? In Spurgeon’s comments on the Song’s maiden and her plaintive longing for her lover, “I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick with love” (Song of Solomon 5:8), he writes,

Such is the language of the believer panting after present fellowship with Jesus, he is sick for his Lord. Gracious souls are never perfectly at ease except they are in a state of nearness to Christ; for when they are away from Him, they lose their peace. The nearer to Him, the nearer to the perfect calm of Heaven; the nearer to Him‚ the fuller the heart is, not only of peace‚ but of life, and vigor, and joy, for these all depend on constant intercourse with Jesus (Spurgeon, 1991: 470).

As Maria and Peter began to implement this Loving Jesus revelation, relating to Jesus as their personal lover‚ they found that it brought them so many blessings and spiritual benefits that they were persuaded they should share the news of this newfound intimacy with the rest of the Family. Maria wrote,

I know that this revelation is of the Lord. … I have seen it bear wonderful fruit in my life and in Peter’s life. … I’m convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Lord has given us a very special gift in this revelation, by showing us how we can love Him more intimately, and I pray that you will accept it as part of His love for you (ML #3029: par. 11).

Intimacy in Loving Jesus Is a Personal Matter

Although she was convinced that this means of intimately communing with the Lord was a wonderful gift from God’s own hand, Maria made it clear that applying this method to one’s personal prayer life was an individual and private matter. She acknowledged that the concept could be difficult for some people to be comfortable with, and that no one should feel pressured to accept it.

A gift is not forced on the recipient. Our personal relationship with the Lord, our communion with Him, our means of communicating our love to Him and receiving His love is a personal matter between Him and us, and we have to make any choices involved. So if you have a hard time receiving what the Lord has given in this revelation, please be assured that you are not going to lose your place in the Family, you’re not going to be looked down upon.

The Lord has given me the privilege of passing this [revelation] on to you‚ and I pray that you will receive it, because it will help you greatly. But the choice is yours. You may not totally grasp this revelation right away. It may take some time for it to “settle” and for you to get used to it and to understand it … so don’t get discouraged if upon first reading this series you feel rather puzzled or disoriented. … You can grow into this at your own pace. It’s a personal matter between you and the Lord. … And when you feel ready to step out by faith to try this new way of loving the Lord, you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised that it’s easier than you expected (ML #3029: par. 12-13).

This principle of free choice and freedom of worship holds true for all believers. Each of us, as individuals whom God loves and for whom Jesus died, is free to love and worship Him according to our own personal faith and conviction. We know that “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6). Anyone who honors Him with faith and draws close to Him through prayer will find Him. This is God’s promise to all believers.

The degree of intimacy individuals employ in prayer is a very personal matter, between the individual and the Lord, and something for which neither we nor the Lord would criticize or belittle anyone. Similarly, it is our hope that others will refrain from criticizing Family members for whatever intimate expressions of love each may opt to use in private worship and prayer. We know that whatever love each individual chooses to give to Jesus, He will love him or her for it, and more than repay. “Man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).

Eroticism with Jesus Is an “Adults Only” Affair

Due to the sexually explicit nature of parts of the Loving Jesus revelation, Maria stressed throughout the series that using intimate or erotic words of love when speaking to the Lord was a private matter. She also reiterated that it would be highly inappropriate to employ sexually explicit terms in public prayers, particularly in the presence of children.

Loving Jesus in this intimate way is a private matter. To wisely judge when to say love words to the Lord, you’d have to consider the occasion, the subject of your prayer, those that are praying with you, etc. Different situations call for different words. Just as you and your mate or lover wouldn’t say sexy and intimate things in public, or in front of your children, or when you’re in the middle of discussing business, etc., neither would you say sexy love words to Jesus in public prayer or in front of your children (ML #3031: par. 58).

Another reason for not being sexually explicit with the Lord in public meetings and united times of fellowship is because we don’t want our children to say these things to the Lord. This is only a matter for those who are of age, not for children (ML #3030: par. 60).

It’s very important that you use great wisdom so as to not stumble the children or expose them to the sexual side of this doctrine, which is only for those who are of age! We do not want our children saying sexually graphic love words to Jesus! (ML #3033: par. 66).

“There Is Neither Male nor Female in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28).

KNOWING THE SCRIPTURE’S strong denunciation of male homosexuality, a dilemma arises for half the Family’s population when the possibility of individually being Christ’s intimate bride is considered. Most Christians, conservative or otherwise, have no problem accepting that the whole Church, collectively, is the “bride of Christ.” But the concept of personally being Jesus’ amorous bride sounds so feminine that it’s understandable that one would wonder if perhaps a doctrine such as that embodied in the Loving Jesus revelation is exclusively for women. If not, how can the notion of having spiritual sex with Jesus be countenanced by men, when biblical teaching clearly states that male-with-male sex is aberrant.

This quandary was addressed at some length within the Loving Jesus series. In brief, Maria assured the men in the Family that despite this revelation about having greater intimacy with Jesus‚ God would of course continue to look upon them as the men that they are. But in this one aspect of their spiritual relationship with Him, in their personal prayer life, He was asking them to individually play the role of His bride‚ of a woman in spirit. Maria explained it this way:

[The Lord] is telling you men that in your love relationship with Him, you can be a woman in spirit. … He says clearly [in a prophecy within the series], “You know that you are not women, but you play a role for Me.” … Of course there’s no doubt that you men are very conscious of the fact that you’re men, and according to this prophecy‚ the Lord looks at you as men in the spirit as well.

But He says that is not enough. Now He is asking you to play the role of being a weak, meek woman, His bride. In this one facet of your spiritual life, your intimate love relationship with Him, He wants you to be as a bride is with her husband, as a lover with her loved one. But in the other facets of your spiritual life, He will continue to see you as men, as He says, as strong soldiers for Him.

Being a woman in spirit is only in reference to our spiritual lovemaking with Jesus, and of course, that’s what is emphasized in these Letters because that’s what this “Loving Jesus” revelation is all about! — Making love with Jesus and being His bride!

In His spiritual relationship with us‚ His love relationship with us, the Lord doesn’t look on these physical bodies, He doesn’t discriminate against males or females, favoring one or disregarding the other‚ but He accepts us all as His bride, His beloved‚ His chosen woman in whom He delights and longs to love! He looks on our eternal spirits‚ and loves us all the same, as His bride for whom He bled and died, and now loves and thrills to and wishes to bless beyond measure (ML #3029: par. 110-112, 123).

When the question was asked, “How can men have this intimate, sexy relationship with Jesus and it not appear to be a male-with-male homosexual relationship?” Maria further explained,

You men become female in spirit during your times of intimate lovemaking with Jesus. In your lovemaking with Jesus, you are not a man. You are making love to Him as His bride, His spiritual wife. This has nothing to do with a male-to-male relationship. This is not a homosexual relationship. It is a spiritual female — you — making love to a [spiritual] male, Jesus. He is the Man, the Bridegroom, and you are the woman, His bride, His wife.

This has nothing to do with homosexuality. There is no male-with-male relationship. You must remember‚ and you must get firmly fixed in your mind and constantly remind yourself, that your intimate, loving relationship with Jesus is not a male-with-male relationship. There is only a woman (you) with her Husband (Jesus)! — Nothing else! (ML #3033: par. 39, 41).

Admittedly, it is humbling for the average adult male to picture himself as a woman, a bride, who is seeking only to please her heavenly Husband. But we know from God’s Word that humbleness of mind, meekness of spirit and weakness in the areas of self-confidence and self-image are attributes that the Lord desires in His people, “for God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble” (1 Peter 5:5).

In prophecy, the Lord said to the men in the Family,

For I know you are men, stout-hearted men … but with all this strength and all this power and all this valiantness, you have need of more. You have need of great humility, great meekness and great weakness. So I ask you to … play the role that I have asked you to play, of the meek and the weak, of the woman, of the bride, of My darling. This humbles you, but it also empowers you. For it is this that will make you strong for the days ahead (ML #3029: par. 95).

The great Apostle Paul frequently extolled the virtues of gentleness and meekness (which are generally attributed to women), as the following Scripture passage attests:

We were gentle among you‚ just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children. So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the Gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us (1 Thessalonians 2:7-8, New King James Version).

Paul also elaborated on the “strength of weakness” for believers when he wrote,

And He [Jesus] said to me‚ “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in [your] weakness.” Therefore most gladly I [Paul] will rather boast in my infirmities [weaknesses], that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches‚ in needs‚ in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10‚ New King James Version).

The well–known pastor and writer Richard Wurmbrand (author of Tortured for Christ [1967]‚ who was imprisoned by the former communist regime of Romania for 14 years), expressed the need for Christians — men and women — to adopt “bridal” qualities in their relationship with the Lord. In a book comprised of various insights and revelations he received while in prison, he wrote,

Male and female Christians both, all who believe, are brides of Christ. … The direction for all of us must be toward acquiring more female characteristics: gentleness, quietness, submission, passive acceptance of everything the Bridegroom decides.

A male‚ at conversion, becomes a bride of Christ, not a bridegroom (Wurmbrand, 1982: 22-23).

Christian author and evangelist Lambert Dolphin adds,

“A woman” in Scripture is a picture (type) of the ordinary believer. For example, this figure is used in Romans 7:1-4. [7] This short illustration from the Apostle Paul shows how “a woman” can be used in a typical sense in the Scripture to represent the ordinary, average believer. … C.S. Lewis has said that God is so masculine that we are all feminine in relationship to Him (Dolphin, 1995).

Spurgeon likewise expressed no difficulty in recognizing that all believers, male and female, were individually “brides” of the heavenly Bridegroom:

We are but poor lovers of our sweet Lord Jesus, not fit to be His servants, much less to be His brides, and yet He hath exalted us to be bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh, married to Him by a glorious marriage-covenant. Herein is love! (Spurgeon, 1991: 283).

Many of the writings of Saint John of the Cross deal exclusively with “bridal theology,” that is, the soul’s marriage relationship with Christ. The following stanza from one of his poems makes it evident that he recognized that each believer, regardless of his or her gender, is individually a bride of their Redeemer:

There He gave me His breast;

There He taught me a sweet and living knowledge;

And I gave myself to Him,

Keeping nothing back;

There I promised to be His bride (Kavanaugh, 1987: 225).

“Knowing” Jesus Intimately

ONE OF THE MORE SHOCKING aspects of the Loving Jesus revelation is the message that Jesus longs for spiritual intimacy and lovemaking with His bride in the same way that a normal man desires sex with his wife or lover. The Bible tells us that God “created all things‚ and for [His] pleasure they are and were created” (Revelation 4:11). Nevertheless, to perceive the almighty Creator as “needy” in this manner seemed paradoxical. In prophecy the Lord told Maria and Peter:

I love to be loved and I love to love. I love to receive love. I love to give love. So few understand My need to be loved, My desire to be loved. So few understand My desire to be wanted, My desire to be called for and told that I am wanted‚ that I am needed, that I am desired, that I am lovely. In this I find great pleasure and great happiness‚ and for this purpose created I My children to love Me.

For I wish to be loved in a new way … This is a step of faith for you, and a leap of faith for many! … So come unto Me and be My bride! For I long to be loved as a lonely man who does not seem to be lonely because He has so many friends and so much family, yet He lacks a sweetheart and darling.

Please come, come to Me and be My darling! Come to Me and be My sweetheart! Come to Me and be My wife‚ My bride! Come‚ come‚ please come and lie in the bed of love with Me. For there you will find great love and great treasure, and there you will find great reward (ML #3029: par. 34, 36–37).

When reviewing these prophecies, Maria noted,

You may have wondered why God even needs your love, as He has so much love! Why would the great God of the universe actually need your love in a very personal way? He’s God, He’s not a human being. But you see, this is where we haven’t seen His heart! We haven’t realized how much the physical illustration of the man and woman loving each other applies to Him and His relationship to us. That’s one of the reasons He made human love, human desire, a human need for love: so we would understand His desire and His need for us! (ML #3029: par. 44).

Later in the series, Maria adds‚

[Jesus] is our Lover and our Husband, and we’re His bride, so of course it makes sense that we should say such loving things to Him! Peter and I began to understand that the way Jesus loves us as a Lover, a Bridegroom and a Husband, is not just symbolic, but that He actually feels those things that a lover and a bridegroom and a husband feels toward his bride. He needs the satisfaction of feeling His bride’s arms around Him and He needs to feel her kisses and He needs to hear her tell Him she loves Him and wants Him (ML #3029: par. 194).

This corresponds with the passage quoted earlier about the famous Christian mystics:

“All of them, in trying to describe that intimacy [with God], fall back on the language of marital love, of sexual intimacy. They are right to do so, and their language is not just a figure of speech. [What they] experience in prayer [is] not just metaphorically but really sexual, really nuptial” (Gallagher et al., 1983: 25-27).

Further insight to Jesus’ longing for intimacy with His beloved is found in a later book by Rousseau and Gallagher:

Jesus is the Bridegroom of the Church. … [He] is drawn by an irresistible desire to make us His intimates. His love for us is not a stiff-upper-lipped endurance, but a heartfelt longing to become one flesh with us, to make us members of His own body. Ask any bridegroom how close he would like to be with his bride. That desire is a reflection — a pale reflection, but a real one — of Jesus’ love for us (Rousseau and Gallagher‚ 1991: 13).

The Belgian mystic John Ruusbroec, in his Spiritual Espousals and Other Works, sheds more light on the “give-and-take” nature of God’s love for us. Pastor and professor Jeffrey Imbach, in his commentary on Ruusbroec’s work, writes,

Ruusbroec admirably illustrates the reality of passion in love when he describes God’s love for us. He is not afraid to say that God is passionate about us‚ both in the desire to give and in the craving to receive. It is a long passage but well worth quoting.

The practice of love is free and is not ashamed of itself. Its nature is both craving and generous, for it constantly wishes both to demand and to offer‚ to give and to take. On the one hand, God’s love is full of craving‚ for it demands of the soul all that it is and all that it can do. … On the other hand, God’s love is also fathomlessly generous. It reveals and offers to the soul all that it is‚ and it wishes to give all of this freely to the soul. For its part, the loving soul is now especially gluttonous and full of craving, opening itself in the desire to possess everything which is revealed to it. But since it is a creature, it cannot devour or grasp the immensity of God [John Ruusbroec, The Spiritual Espousals and Other Works (New York: Paulist Press, 1985), p. 245] (Imbach‚ 1992: 79-80).

While such a passionate and “human” perception of God may seem quite foreign to many (particularly those who have adopted a rather stern, sterile or cerebral outlook on things divine), an increasing number of writers have realized that if “God is love” (1 John 4:8) as the Scriptures attest‚ then why would He not also be a lover?

Our images of God need rethinking and expansion. Sallie McFague reminds us that while Christian tradition has insisted that God is love, it has largely recoiled from speaking of God as lover, fearing that “the slightest suggestion of passion in God’s love is thought to contaminate it” [Sallie McFague, Models of God (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1987), p. 126]. If the lover relationship is the most intimate of all human relationships, the most powerful and life-giving, might it not be a central metaphor speaking of some aspects of the God-world relationship? … When the “lover” metaphor is used, we might once more reclaim a theology that embraces divine and human pleasure (Nelson‚ 1992: 24).

On this concept of God as lover, theologian Dody Donnelly puts it succinctly: “God makes love, as all the mystics can testify” (Donnelly, 1984: 76).

Contemporary Christian writer Joni Eareckson Tada, in her recent best-selling book, Heaven, Your Real Home, describes the joys of spiritual intimacies with the heavenly Bridegroom:

This intimate spiritual union is a two-way street. … Earth is one big premarital session for Heaven, and although Jesus wants us to love Him passionately and single-heartedly, He more than matches it with love, pure and fervent.

It is “Heaven” to know Jesus this way. And I mean that literally. … Eternal life is knowledge of God [John 17:3]. When we deepen our relationship with Jesus, we get a head start on our eternal life here on Earth. Heaven is already happening to us.

The Apostle Paul knew Jesus and knew Jesus. … There’s the bride/bridegroom thing. It’s a different kind of knowledge. Paul touches on this deeper knowledge when he yearns, “I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection” (Philippians 3:10).

I love those words “to know.” Scholars explain that in this passage “to know” implies learning about someone through a deep, personal experience. It’s the same sort of intimacy alluded to in the book of Genesis where it says that Adam “knew” his wife‚ Eve.[8] Theirs was a deep, personal experience. A level of relationship beyond head knowledge. It is also a physical illustration of the level of spiritual intimacy that God desires with us‚ something even more deep and personal (Tada, 1995: 145).

Celia Hahn sheds more light on the biblical usage of the term “to know”:

Sexuality and spirituality are intertwined more subtly in the Bible. The verb to know as a term for sexual intercourse suggests a connection between human knowledge-through-love and God’s intimate knowledge of beloved creatures (Hahn, 1991: 189).

Mystical Intimacies with the Heavenly Bridegroom

TO COME BEFORE the King of kings as His yielded bride, to offer one’s all to Him, verbalizing a desire for His kisses, caresses and spiritual lovemaking is not a new phenomenon. Many of the Christian mystics of the past articulated an ardor and passion in their relationship with Jesus that is overtly erotic. Professor Jeffrey D. Imbach concluded that the experiences and expressions recorded by the great mystics were a testimony of fervent love‚ meant to inspire all of us to seek to “know the love of Christ” (Ephesians 3:19):

My exploration of the mystical tradition within Christianity has convinced me that the great burden of the mystical writers centers on the mystery of love. They are mystical writers because they have pursued the mystery of love, not because they are esoteric. Mysticism is simply the desire to experience union with all things and with God. …

They came to accept that this longing for intimacy … is a doorway to our destiny of union with our loving Creator. These themes are central to the whole Christian mystical tradition (Imbach‚ 1992: 24).

While we do not endorse everything these Christian mystics of the past said and did‚ their fervor for God is nevertheless impressive. Author Ralph Harper found that the record of the mystic Saint Maria Maddalena dé Pazzi’s (1566–1607) relationship with her Savior evoked an array of responses:

Desire is too weak a word to describe the love for God of some mystics. To read of the Italian mystic Maria Maddalena dé Pazzi’s “Loving Madness‚” is to be shocked, shaken, perhaps convinced:

She was filled with perpetual fervor. She thought incessantly of God, she spoke incessantly of God, and she wrought for God incessantly. Often it seems as though she had lost her senses and was entirely within God. At times her inner fire was so great that she could not contain it within her breast: it flamed in her face and poured into her actions and words. … And she said to the sisters that followed her: “You do not know, beloved sisters, that my Jesus is nothing but love, yes‚ mad with love. You are mad with love, my Jesus!” [H.A. Reinhold, 1944: 286-87] (as cited in Harper, 1966: 8).

The following vision by Maria Maddalena dé Pazzi, of Christ’s intimate and complete union with His beloved, leaves little to the imagination:

I saw Jesus united with His bride in the closest union, laid His head upon the head of his bride, His eyes on hers, His mouth, His hands, His feet, all His limbs on hers, so that the bride became one with Him and wanted all that the Bridegroom wanted, saw everything that the Bridegroom saw, tasted everything that the Bridegroom tasted.

And God wants nothing else than that the soul should unite herself to Him in this manner and that He should be entirely united with her. And when the soul leans her head against Jesus’ head, she can want nothing save to unite with God, and that God should unite with her (Buber, 1985: 110).

The 13th century saint, Mechthilde von Magdeburg, similarly described the passion between the Lord and His bride who has yielded her all to Him:

The more His desire grows, the more tightly He holds her, and the greater is the happiness of the bride. The more fervent the embrace, the sweeter the taste of the kisses. The more lovingly they gaze at each other, the harder it is for them to part. The more He gives her, the more she consumes, however much she has [Mechthilde von Magdeburg (1217-1277), Of the Soul’s Presentation at Court, in which God Shows Himself] (Buber, 1985: 53).

Georg Feuerstein, whose research and writings have earned him awards from the British Academy, comments further on Mechthilde of Magdeburg’s spiritual eroticism in his book Sexuality as Sacrament:

Mechthilde of Magdeburg, a thirteenth–century German nun‚ alarmed her superiors by expressing her erotic feelings for Jesus in her diaries. She invited others to rendezvous with Jesus on the “couch of love,” where He would cool their passion. She was not alone in her passionate sentiments‚ but the Church was hardly ready for such an erotic spirituality. Yet this bridal mysticism foreshadowed the rebellion against Church dogma during the Renaissance and the Reformation (Feuerstein and Litt, 1989: 91).

Ralph Harper does not conceal his wonderment at Mechthilde’s poem‚ “The Power of Longing”:

When we read poems like the following, it is, in all fairness‚ hard to doubt that there have been sublimated loves for God that were pure and happy; it is stupid not to acknowledge them with awe. St. Mechthilde of Magdeburg’s “The Power of Longing” is not a single burst of love from a lonely woman‚ but a peak in the life of a woman renowned as the soundest German mystic nun of the Middle Ages.

Ah, Lord, if only once

It happened on a day

That to my heart’s desire

I look on You, and lay

My arms around You lovingly‚

The rapture of Your hold of love

Would flood my soul with ecstasy …

I yearn for You so greatly, Lord.

And wait for You so faithfully.

If You will suffer me, O Lord,

I shall pursue and seek You long, in agony.

For well I know: You, Lord‚ must be

The first to feel a want of me [Reinhold, 1944: 284] (Harper, 1966: 6-7).

The spiritual power of utter yieldedness to the power of Jesus’ love is similarly conveyed in the following words of Therese Martin, a Carmelite nun who died in 1898 and who was canonized in 1925 “on account of her transcendent devotion to her spiritual Spouse”:

Ah, how sweet is the first kiss of Jesus! Indeed it is a kiss of love. I felt myself beloved by Him, and I said to Him, “I love You, I give myself to You forever.” Jesus and I have understood one another for a long time. Our coming together was a fusion of our being. … My Heaven is no other than that of Love. I have felt that nothing could detach my ardor from the divine being who has ravished me [Calverton, V.F., and Schmalhausen, S.D. (eds.), Sex in Civilization. Allen and Unwin, 1929 (Macaulay, 1929)] (Taylor, 1970: 298).

Spiritual Sex while Having Physical Sex

A RATHER UNIQUE message within the Family’s Loving Jesus revelation was that believers could engage in spiritual lovemaking with the heavenly Bridegroom while physically making love with an earthly partner. Once again in prophecy, the Lord told Maria and Peter,

Be not ashamed to even love Me together in this way, because when you are loving one another, you are loving Me. So do not be afraid to say, “I want You, Jesus! Come into me, Jesus! Make me go, Jesus!” For in loving Me in this way, you are proving to one another your love for Me‚ and we are then altogether one.

So please whisper to Me these terms of endearment, these words of excitement, that I may love you and fill you, and that I may hold you so close in My arms that we will be one (ML #3029: par. 65–66).

In her commentary on this concept of spiritual/physical lovemaking, Maria explained:

He’s also showing us how we can love Him even when we’re loving each other! When we’re loving our mates or our sharing partners [those we sexually share ourselves with], we can include Him in our lovemaking; and when we tell them sweet things, we can say them to Him also (ML #3029: par. 76).

After hearing the things the Lord has said about loving Him and saying love words to Him‚ Peter and I have had frequent lovemaking sessions with each other and the Lord, and they’ve been just wonderful! We include Jesus in on everything else — why shouldn’t we include Him in our lovemaking? Now He’s helping us to see that it’s a beautiful experience to include Him in our lovemaking as well. It makes it very special to know that we’re not only making each other happy, but we’re making Him happy too — which is our greatest desire! When we’re kissing and caressing, we talk to Jesus, as well as each other, and tell Him that we love Him and that we love His caresses, that we want Him, that we want Him to [make love to] us. It’s very precious and makes us both feel so much closer to Him (ML #3029: par. 192).

We realize that the concept of engaging in spiritual intercourse with God while simultaneously engaging in the act of physical sex may be unsettling or offensive for some people. A few could even go so far as to suggest that any mixing of sex with religious worship must surely be of the Devil.

The main point of this revelation is to enhance the believer’s personal relationship with Jesus, our Lord and Savior. It is Jesus whom we in the Family have devoted our entire lives to. And in our service to Jesus, we are diametrically opposed to our arch-foe, Satan, and his demons‚ against whom we are committed to wage a relentless spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6:12). We therefore reject entirely any inference that there is something sinister or “demonic” about this Loving Jesus revelation because of its erotic imagery. In our opinion, such an accusation is probably indicative of an unwholesome attitude and unscriptural prejudice against one of God’s most wonderful and beautiful creations — sex.

As was mentioned at the beginning of this paper‚ an understanding of our general beliefs concerning sex is necessary in order to grasp how the Loving Jesus series is perceived by the Family. In short, consensual, age-appropriate sex is viewed as a perfectly pure function, a needful and beautiful wonder of God’s creation, designed not only for procreation‚ but lovingly given to us by God for our enjoyment and pleasure as well. Therefore, we see nothing blasphemous or sinful about including the Creator of sex as a joyful participant during our times of sexual loving and enjoyment with our mates or lovers.

In her book Radical Love, theologian Dody H. Donnelly addresses the hesitation some people have about mixing sex with religion:

Why do some people want to keep the Spirit (God) in the parlor while making love in the bedroom? The best sources seem to suggest that God likes bedrooms, too. In fact — can we possibly emphasize it enough? — God invented the bedroom’s activity! So making love can celebrate God’s creativity in our own design as human lovers (Donnelly, 1984: 34).

Commenting on Donnelly’s book, Georg Feuerstein adds:

A good portion of Donnelly’s book is dedicated to spelling out just what erotic spirituality means. Here is another passage climaxing in a mystical exuberance that is rare among theologians:

God not only loves us in and through our sexuality but‚ of course, delights in our own human lovemaking. That love of beauty, union, and creativity is the sexual drive itself and God’s gift. Sexuality is an aspect of our deeply human yearning for fulfillment and meaning, for God. In its total pervasion of our lives, eros is the source of life and fuels all our loves — including our love for God!

Through our unique personalities we’re called to shine back to God the joyful experience of loving and being loved sexually and spiritually (Feuerstein, 1992: 182-183).

The Catholic authors of Embodied in Love reject the “sex is sinful” myth, arguing that contrary to being an “evil” that keeps us from God‚ loving sex is a spiritual act that draws us into intimacy with the Trinity:

We must reject at the outset, if we are to formulate a true spirituality of marriage, any erroneous dualism from Gnosticism or Jansenism that might consider matter, and above all, sex, as evil. God so loved this world and its materiality (Gen.1:18) that his Son became totally enfleshed in matter. God creates men and women as whole persons. … Human bodies, and physical actions, do not merely express love, for an expression of something is separate from what it expresses. People and their physical acts enact love, act it out.

Our actions — including sexual intercourse — don’t just express, resemble, or symbolize our love. Our bodily actions are not just bodily; they incarnate our minds. Sexual intercourse is love — not just a symbol or expression of it. It is a physical and a psychological entrance into each other. In their ecstasy (literally “standing outside of themselves”), the two persons shatter their boundary limits on body, soul and spirit levels and “pass over” into an incarnate intimacy.

In no other human action do persons so dramatically give themselves to each other. … Such ecstatic love resembles the inner life of God, in which three Persons give themselves over to each other in an intimacy that is infinitely perfect. And the symbol is not just a symbol; it is an effective cause, so that intercourse‚ when it is an enactment of charity, of a loving way of life‚ not only resembles the divine intimacy, but effectively causes us to be drawn into it. We become God’s intimates, too, by the sacramental power of our own intimacy (Gallagher et al., 1983: 11-12‚ 34).

In another book, Gallagher and Rousseau elaborate further on the spiritual power of sex:

Sex is a sacramental power, not just a human action. It is the power to cause God’s own life in us, to draw us into the love play of the Trinity. And orgasm, as the high point of sexual love‚ is also one of love’s most powerful divine moments.

Life is intimacy, love‚ communion, belonging to each other. Life is not just physical existence. But it also is not just human intimacy, wondrous though that is. Our intimacy brings us close to God, to life in Him, to His life in us. And so, sex is indeed cause for celebration. Sex is celebration (Rousseau and Gallagher, 1991: 44).

Sexual activity, and orgasm in particular, has long been recognized by scholars as a powerful “trigger” to spiritual ecstasy. Whether one’s ecstatic moments draws them closer to God and Jesus and the Trinity no doubt has a great deal to do with their religious beliefs and personal standing with God. But it stands to reason that if a believer is seeking to love and be closer to Jesus during his or her lovemaking with another, that the sex act itself can serve as a conduit or bridge to the spiritual intimacy he or she is seeking.

Virginia Mollenkott, in her book Sensuous Spirituality, underscores the mystical nature of physical orgasm:

[In] the book Love and Will‚ the best-selling masterpiece by psychologist Rollo May, he argues that at the moment of climax in sexual intercourse, lovers are “carried beyond their personal isolation” so that they “experience themselves as uniting with nature itself.” He comments that in all but the most depersonalized sex, “There is an accelerating experience of touch, contact, union to the point where, for a moment, the awareness of separateness is lost, blotted out in a feeling of oneness with nature.” He denies that this mystical transcendence is achieved only by ideal lovers, maintaining that “it is an inseparable part of actual experience in the love act” (p. 316). The tremendous acclaim accorded to Love and Will by leading physicians, psychologists, and theologians, indicates how badly we need this sort of reintegrated understanding of sexuality and spirituality (Mollenkott‚ 1992: 104).

David Biale, whose studies focus on sexuality as it pertains to Jewish history, in Eros and the Jews adds that some church leaders are recognizing the “spirituality” of sex and orgasm:

Some contemporary Christian preachers argue that in a good Christian marriage, intercourse becomes a spiritual act that should begin and end with prayer. In the words of one such preacher, a modern Christian must … “put Jesus Christ right in the center of your sex life.” A good Christian marriage is inconceivable without sexual harmony. Orgasm is a form of religious ecstasy to be cultivatedin the words of Marabel Morgan, the author of the Total Woman, “as clean and pure as eating cottage cheese” (Biale, 1992: 211).

Feuerstein is definite in his assertion that sex is linked to spiritual/mystical interludes for a great many people:

My investigations — conducted by questionnaire, interview, and a careful study of various cultures — have convinced me that sex can be an important gateway to mystical experiences or encounters with the sacred. Sex has long been considered in this positive way by many religious traditions, even those, like Christianity, that are known for their puritanism (Feuerstein, 1992: 29).

In an earlier essay, “Sexuality as Sacrament,” Feuerstein and co-author M. Litt proclaim the need to recognize sex as the positive spiritual force that it can and should be:

This is what we have to discover: that sex is more than orgasm produced by genital friction. It is a possible sacrament, a way of experiencing, and living, the erotic Mystery that embraces all of us (Feuerstein [ed.], 1989: 100).

David Biale notes that Jewish mystics of the past similarly viewed sex as a spiritual force that drew the participants into God’s favor and presence:

According to many modern commentators, the Jewish mystics … celebrated human sexuality as a requirement for divine harmony, itself portrayed in sexual terms. As opposed to many medieval Christian writers who believed that the Holy Spirit could not be present while human beings were engaged in carnal intercourse, the [mystics] — and medieval Judaism in general — held the very opposite: intercourse between man and wife brings the Shekhinah, the divine presence, into the conjugal bed (Biale, 1992: 101-102).

The Self-Pleasuring Option

The Loving Jesus revelation offered another means by which a participant can spiritually make love to Jesus while experiencing the ecstasy of physical sex — masturbation. In prophecy the Lord said,

In the quietness of your chamber when you are alone, you can tell Me you love Me and you can show Me you love Me. For this is a very intimate and special way of loving Me. I do not require this and I do not demand it‚ for I will even be happy with the words and with your caresses, and with the symbolism of your love unto Me. But if you want a special time with Me‚ and if you want to feel My loving, you can touch yourself and you can make yourself go‚ and it will be Me loving you. This is intimate and this is between you and Me alone‚ as we kiss and caress in our bed of love together (ML #3030: par. 29).

Maria offered the following commentary on this prophecy:

The Lord speaks about how you can love Him when you are alone with Him. He says that you can “tell Me you love Me‚” and in addition, He says “you can show Me you love Me‚ for this is a very intimate and special way of loving Me.” Then He says, “If you want to feel My loving, you can touch yourself and you can make yourself go, and it will be Me loving you.” The Lord is talking here about masturbation. He’s saying that if you are alone in private and you are telling the Lord of your love for Him and your desire for Him, you can masturbate at the same time‚ if you wish. He says this is not required, He doesn’t demand this, He’s happy with your words, yet He says if you want a special time with Him you can do this and you will feel His love (ML #3030: par. 61).

Maria further explains that masturbation can help one intimately love Jesus, because the desire and passion experienced during the buildup to orgasm make it easier to understand and experience His feelings of love. She brings out how these intense pre-orgasmic feelings parallel the longing for spiritual sex that Jesus wants His bride to feel for Him.

One of the main reasons He has given us this option of involving masturbation when making love to Him is because when you are masturbating and you near the time of orgasm, the desire you feel at that moment is a picture of how the Lord wants you to desire Him in the Spirit. … At that point your greatest desire is to reach the marvelous release of the orgasm that you want so desperately, right? Well, that’s how the Lord wants us to want Him in the Spirit.

The Lord said in prophecy, “As you experience that passion and that desire before the moment of orgasm, this is an illustration of how I want you to desire Me, to long to become one with Me.”

He said‚ “If you can do this, it makes it easier for you to feel and experience My Love, it makes it easier for you to express these words of love, it makes it easier for you to understand how much I want to love you, and how I want you to love Me, because you have there an illustration in the flesh, in the physical, something you can see and something you can feel” (ML #3033: par. 98-99, 101).

Although the Loving Jesus revelation offers the option of engaging in physical sex, either with a partner or through self-pleasuring, it is emphasized throughout the series that to spiritually make love to Jesus, all that is necessary is saying the “love-words” to Him. The act of physical sex is not necessary. Maria writes,

The Lord says that He doesn’t require any more than the words. Unless the Lord speaks to your heart personally and lays on your heart the burden to do it, you don’t have to feel that you must masturbate. All of this is a very private matter, something between you and the Lord. If you want to love Jesus while masturbating or while having sex with your mate or sharing partner, that’s up to you (ML #3030: par. 64).

If you want to have this special intimacy [with Jesus]‚ if you want to receive these particular blessings, then it is necessary for you to say these love words to Him. Even if you can’t say them very wholeheartedly or enthusiastically, even if they feel very awkward and you don’t think you really mean them, at least saying them is a start, and as you keep saying them, you’ll begin to mean them more and more! He is not saying that it’s necessary for you to masturbate. He says you can do this if you would like, and you can feel His love this way‚ but that it isn’t necessary in order to receive the blessings He’s promised. For that you just need to say the words of love to Him! (ML #3031: par. 82).

Why Love Jesus Intimately?

IN THE LOVING JESUS REVELATION the Lord gave a number of incentives to encourage us, His bride‚ to love Him intimately. We will now examine some of the benefits and blessings to be derived from loving Jesus in this manner.

First of all, He told us that loving Him in this intimate way meets His need for love. Since we believe our primary purpose in life is to love and serve Him who gave His life for us, knowing that we are making Him happy makes us happy. Plus we know that whatever we give to Him, He will always more than repay. In prophecy the Lord said,

Oh My children, so do I love your love for Me, and so do I pour forth My love upon you. For you bring unto Me great pleasure when you stop and take time to love Me‚ to kiss Me‚ to caress Me, to praise Me‚ when you call unto Me, when I hear the words of love that you speak unto Me, and when we love together; for it is as the pleasure of when two become one. As it brings you great pleasure to be one with another, so it brings Me pleasure to be one with you.

I need your love and your loving. For though I am King of all the universe, of all things‚ and even beyond, I cannot have your love unless you give it to Me, for I have made it this way. … In this I have limited Myself, for I do not make My children love Me; they have choice. I have the desire that they would love Me, and I long for it, that they would love Me. Thus I find great pleasure in those that love Me, for it fills My need to be loved (ML #3030: par. 95-96).

Another major reason we are willing to love Jesus this way is because we believe it will help us to develop a much closer walk with Him. Maria testified that as she and Peter embarked on loving the Lord in this eroticized manner, by speaking intimate words of love to Him‚ after some initial adjustments, they found that it greatly enhanced their personal relationship with Him.

For the past year, Peter and I have been coming before the Lord in prayer and loving Him in the way He has revealed, and we have found it very rewarding indeed. It’s brought about a real change in our attitude about spending time with the Lord, and has made it easier and more fulfilling. It has made us feel much closer to Jesus, much more intimate, more connected.

At first it may seem a little awkward to say these things to the Lord. … Even though we know we love Jesus so dearly, it was a little awkward for us at first, learning to love Him in this new way. But as we kept doing it because we knew it pleased Him, and as we kept saying those words to Him, we began to see Him differently than we ever had before. We began to realize He really is our Lover! … We tell Him that we love His kisses, we love His Words. We tell Him that we want Him in us and we want His seeds. We tell Him that we want to make Him happy by kissing Him and by loving Him in whatever way makes Him happy.

This made us feel so close to Him and so much more in love with Him. His great love and desire for us has deepened our love and desire for Him (ML #3029: par. 5, 196, 199, 195).

Some fellow Christians may contend that although it is good and well to “feel” close to the Lord, Scripture tells us that the Christian life is one in which we “walk by faith, not by sight” or feelings (2 Corinthians 5:7). We agree. However, we are also in agreement with the sentiments that Spurgeon expressed about the manifestations of the Lord’s love which He allows us to sensibly feel and experience. In his comments on an intimate verse from the Song of Solomon, “Let Him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth” (Song of Solomon 1:2), Spurgeon wrote:

By kisses, we suppose to be intended those varied manifestations of affection by which the believer is made to enjoy the love of Jesus. … The kiss of daily, present communion, is that which we pant after to be repeated day after day, till it is changed into the kiss of reception, which removes the soul from earth‚ and the kiss of consummation which fills it with the joy of Heaven. Faith is our walk, but fellowship sensibly felt is our rest. Faith is the road, but communion with Jesus is the well from which the pilgrim drinks (Spurgeon, 1991: 184).

In addition to enhancing her relationship with Jesus, Maria writes of another sideline benefit that she and Peter have received from loving Jesus together this way; it has heightened their sexual relationship:

We greatly enjoy these precious times together with the Lord as we feel it draws us very close to Him. There is something very special about it. It took us awhile to get used to saying love words out loud to each other and the Lord, but as we went ahead by faith‚ it became much easier, to where now it is very natural and pleasurable. It has even enhanced our sexual relationship‚ as saying erotic words to either the Lord or to each other can make the sexual activity even more exciting (ML #3030: par. 4).

Another benefit we believe we receive from partaking of the Loving Jesus revelation is that the resultant closeness to Jesus will help give us the strength to victoriously pull through the troublous days of the Endtime, which we believe are now before us. (According to numerous Scriptures and fulfilled “signs of the times‚” we believe the world is now entering the “last days,” the darkest period of mankind’s history, which precedes the second coming of Christ.) In prophecy the Lord encouraged us,

As the days get darker and the times more difficult‚ loving Me and being in love with Me and being close to Me and being intimate with Me will help you through‚ and things will look brighter. As you love Me and look to Me and face Me and face My light and face My seeds and call for Me‚ all else will fade; you will have great ecstasy with Me, and we will be one (ML #3030: par. 31).

Maria commented on this prophecy:

The Lord is asking us to show our love for Him by saying words of love to Him so He can give us the seeds of strength and love and anointing that we’re going to need for the tough times ahead (ML #3030: par. 53).

Just as any husband wishes to show his appreciation to a wife who loves him ardently and unreservedly, we believe the Lord similarly responds to those who love Him ardently. When we humble ourselves before Him, unreservedly loving Him in this intimate manner, we believe He bestows many extra blessings and rewards upon us. In prophecy He said,

Does not the husband love to pour forth gifts of love, tokens of love and appreciation for the love that his loving wife gives unto him? … So come, My bride! Come, My loves! Come, I call, come! Come to My bed, come to My arms, come to My kisses‚ to My lips! We shall revel in great joy and great passion, and you shall receive great love, great strength and great gifts! For you will be married unto a King and you will be a queen unto Me, and I will bestow upon you far above all that you could ask or think! (ML #3029: par. 37, 39).

In another prophecy, the Lord again promised great blessings to those who will love Him this way:

Oh, the great joy that they shall have for loving Me! Oh, the great blessings and rewards that they shall have for loving Me! … As they yield to My request for their love, so will I yield to their requests, and so will I answer their prayers, their needs and their desires in an even greater way. …I will bless them in great abundance for their love for Me, the King who has everything, but who seeks to be loved! (ML #3030: par. 101-102).

The following excerpt from Maria concisely answers the title question of this section, “Why Love Jesus Intimately?”:

When the Lord says He wants you to say these love words to Him, maybe you still have the question, “Why is this necessary?” Clearly it’s not necessary in order to gain His love! — You already have that‚ and He’s not going to take it away. They’re not necessary to be a dedicated, fruitful Christian.

It’s only necessary if you want to participate in this revelation and receive the blessings that He has promised to those who do, the promises of having an even closer relationship with Him and receiving extra strength for the battles ahead. It’s the way we get to experience the wonderful privilege of knowing Jesus in a deeper, more intimate way! (ML #3031: par. 81).

To “Love Jesus” Intimately Is a Personal Choice

As has already been brought out‚ to engage in a spiritually erotic relationship with Jesus by speaking “love words” to Him, either while alone in prayer or when having physical sex, is strictly a personal decision. We believe the benefits and promises of blessing for those who love the Lord intimately apply to anyone – whether they are part of our fellowship or not. Jesus said, “According to your faith be it unto you” (Matthew 9:29).

What you do is up to you and dependent on how you personally feel led of the Lord. No one’s pushing you. No one is expecting you to “perform” or to do anything that you don’t want to do. So this is not a question of works. This new intimate relationship with the Lord is a gift of His grace.

Jesus said: “This is a gift of love, it is a gift of happiness. It is a gift intended to make your lives brighter‚ more joyous, to make your burdens lighter in the love relationship that we will share and the contact that we will have and the intimacy that we will discover.”

The Lord wouldn’t have given this complete revelation if He didn’t want us to apply it in our lives. … However‚ He is not demanding it, He’s not forcing it. He wants you to choose how much you want to participate. … The choice is completely yours.

It’s up to you to prayerfully consider the choice the Lord is presenting to you, and the wonderful promises He has given for those who will humble themselves to love Him and others in this way (ML #3033: par. 122–123, 143–144).

All You Need Is Love!

THE BIBLICAL TEACHING that “God is love” (1 John 4:8) is a cornerstone of Family beliefs and practices. From our earliest beginnings, the need for each individual member to develop and grow in his or her personal love relationship with God has always been the major emphasis of personal worship. As Jesus said, to love God with all of our hearts, souls, minds and strength is the first and great commandment. The second, which He said was “like unto” the first, is to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:37-39). This we strive to do in our interactions with one another, as well as in our offering of the Gospel of God’s love to what we perceive as a needy and love-starved world.

Our founder David Berg highlighted the paramount place of love in our beliefs when he declared that love was not merely an important part of our religion‚ but that love is our religion.

We believe in love! Love for God and others, for “God is love!” (1 John 4:8). That’s our religion — Love! (ML #607: par. 1).

Love equals life, he went on to say, for without it, we have nothing. He then heralded love as the ultimate answer to mankind’s pressing problems:

Love is everything‚ for without love there is nothing! — No friends, no families, no fathers or mothers or children or sex or health or happiness or God or Heaven — there could be none of these without Love! And none of these is possible without God, for He is Love!

This is the solution to all of the problems of today as well as to the problems of the past: love! — True love, the love of God and the love of fellowman! — This spirit of God’s divine love which helps us all to fulfill His Great Commandment to love one another! This is still God’s solution, even in such a complex and confused and highly complicated society as that of the world today! (ML #607: par. 2-3).

So the essence of the Loving Jesus series — that Family members need to foster a progressively closer love relationship with God, which will help them to have more inspiration and strength to share His love with others — is actually nothing new. The Family’s devotion to Jesus, our mission of reaching the world with His love, our determination to raise our children in loving, nurturing environments, are all unchanged. As Maria states:

This is not a complete change of direction. In fact, it isn’t a change of direction at all. It’s just going a step further in the same direction we have already been going. This is an extra step to draw us closer to Him so we can go even further with Him (ML #3030: par. 53).

To develop a closer and more ardent relationship with the God of love Himself through intimately loving His Son Jesus is seen by Family members as a goal well worth pursuing. After all, we agree with what David Berg taught us, that “love is everything, and without love there is nothing!” (ML #607: par. 2).

Jeffrey Imbach expressed similar sentiments,

Love is not simply the benevolent act of God in providing a nice place to live or that rescues us from the bad world. Love is the heartbeat of the universe.

Love is the very soul of life, of all springing up, of all mating and union and of all fruition. The universe is not made with mechanical necessity. Economic efficiency is not the bottom line. It is conceived and born and suffused with passionate desire.

Life, burgeoning and blooming, the promise of birth and the tenacity of weeds growing between the cracks in the sidewalks are all manifestations of passionate love. To be alive, to choose to open up to life, is to participate in the love that flows in the veins of our existence.

This desire that surrounds us and inflames us is the presence of God who loves the world into being and sustains it with that same passion of love (Imbach, 1992: 52).

Looking again to the Christian mystics of the past, we find that love was everything to them as well. Saint Julian of Norwich (who died about 1443), in her Revelations of Divine Love, beautifully expressed how being close to Jesus is to be enveloped in love itself:

I saw that He is to us everything which is good and comforting for our help. He is our clothing‚ who wraps and enfolds us for love‚ embraces us and shelters us, surrounds us for love‚ which is so tender that He may never leave us [St. Julian, The Revelations of Divine Love, chap. 5] (as cited in Imbach, 1992: 51).

The pre-Renaissance mystic‚ Symeon the New Theologian‚ joyously proclaims the love he finds in the embrace of the heavenly Bridegroom:

He Himself is present and shines in my poor heart, clothes me in immortal splendor and shines through all my limbs, embraces me wholly‚ kisses me wholly, and gives Himself entirely to me‚ unworthy as I am; and I take my fill of His love and beauty and am filled with the rapture and sweetness of the Godhead [Symeon the New Theologian (ca. 970-1040), Love Songs to God] (as cited in Buber, 1985: 38, 39).

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153), declared:

Love is a great thing, but there are degrees of love. The bride stands at the high point … Love is the very being of the bride. She is full of it, and the Bridegroom is satisfied with it. He asks nothing else. That is why He is the Bridegroom and she is the bride (Evans, 1987: 273).

An Invitation: “The Spirit and the Bride Say ‘Come!’”(Revelation 22:17).

THIS DISCOURSE on the intimate and personal dimension of God’s wonderful love would be sadly lacking if we did not extend Jesus’ invitation to any readers who have not yet received Him into their heart. In prayer to His Father, Jesus said, “And this is life eternal: that they might know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent” (John 17:3). To personally know God and His Son Jesus is to know Heaven, it is to know life, it is to know and enjoy the boundless love of God that we have touched on in this paper.

Jesus beckons, “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest unto your soul” (Matthew 11:28-30). If you will simply come to Him in prayer, humbly confessing your need for Him and His love, and asking Him to come into your life, He will. Right now. He promises, “Behold, I stand at the door [of your heart] and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come into him, and will dine [fellowship] with him and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).

To know Jesus is to love Jesus, for “He is altogether lovely” (Song of Solomon 5:16). Once you “taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalms 34:8), you will “know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge!” (Ephesians 3:19). He loves you‚ and longs to give you your heart’s desire as you give your heart to Him! Please receive Him today! God bless you.

ENDNOTES

[1] Due to the sexually explicit nature of portions of the Loving Jesus revelation, it was not intended to be read by children. As this document quotes extensively from the original Loving Jesus articles, we likewise do not recommend that children read it.

[2] 1 Corinthians 12:4–11: “Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations‚ but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues.”

[3] Unless indicated otherwise‚ all Scripture quotations throughout this paper are from the King James version of the Bible.

[4] The inclusion of relevant quotations from an array of religious and secular authors throughout this paper in no way indicates an endorsement by the Family of their writings or beliefs in toto. Also‚ in such excerpts‚ editorial license has been taken in italicizing certain words for emphasis’ sake.

[5] This, the New Testament says‚ is God’s most important commandment to man: “Jesus said unto him, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment'” (Matthew 22:37-38).

[6] The term “bottle-breaking” is derived from Jesus’ parallel about what happens when God’s “new wine” or radical truths are poured into “old bottles” or old wineskins: “No man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved” (Luke 5:37-38).

[7] Romans 7:1-4 says, “Know ye not, brethren‚ (for I speak to them that know the law,) how that the law hath dominion over a man as long as he liveth? For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man. Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to Him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.”

[8] “And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord” (Genesis 4:1). The Living Bible renders this verse to read, “Then Adam had sexual intercourse with Eve his wife. …”

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Family publications:

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Loving Jesus–Part 1

Karen Zerby

Maria #306DO 30247/95

—By Maria

1. Since Dad has gone Home to be with Jesus‚ he and the Lord have done so many wonderful things in my life. The most outstanding one has been having the Lord speak so much to Peter and me in prophecy. It has been so marvelous! It’s just wonderful! I just can’t get over the fact that the Lord, the God of the universe, answers the many questions that I bring before Him! He not only answers‚ but He expounds on the answers in a beautiful and eloquent way! In His great love for us, and knowing how happy it makes us, He even allows Dad to speak to us and continue to give us his wise counsel. There’s no doubt that he’s still with us, and I just love it!

2. Besides being awed at how abundantly the Lord is pouring out His Words, I’m tremendously thankful for it, as it has made my job of feeding the Family so much easier! The Lord has been pouring out to us in great volume, so I would be surprised if we could ever get it all out to you! Almost every day the Lord gives us something new, as Peter and I pray together and bring our questions before Him.

3. Sometimes we don’t have questions, we just ask Him if He has something that He wants to say to us, and when we do, He always has something special to say! It’s just so marvelous, I can hardly do the subject justice! I just love to hear from the Lord. Haven’t you enjoyed reading what the Lord has been saying in all the prophecies we’ve been printing? Hasn’t it been a help to you? It sure has to me!

4. While the CROs were at the Summit ’95 meeting, the Lord spoke to them a great deal about spending time with Him‚ having more intimate fellowship with Him.—That if we are going to have His strength and power, then we are going to have to spend time with Him to get it! The points from the Summit Meeting were covered in full in GN 623 (ML #2978:132-142), so I won’t go over them again here, but I want to include a portion of one of the prophecies from the Summit which I believe shows that the Lord is looking for us to have more special closeness with Him:

5.I am as a Lover who waits in the side room calling out to you, longing to spend time with you, and I am calling and calling and calling, and yet you do not hear! … It is so sad, because the most important things, the most beautiful and wonderful and lasting things will be found with Me in this side room where I call you. If you would but enter into this room with Me, then these crises and these emergencies and these things which tumble about you and distract you and worry you and bring you down and make you tired and make you fret, would I take care of.”

6. As Dad has said over and over throughout the Letters, and which the Lord is saying again in this prophecy, He wants us to spend time with Him, and if we do, He will reward us by giving us the answers we so desperately need to take care of all our problems.

7. Here’s another recent example of the Lord saying the same thing: “Are you drinking from the Word? Are you daily partaking of My Spirit, delving into My Words and drinking and finding Me? Are you doing this? Are you living in the Spirit? Cry out to Me and I will bring these wonderful solutions! Cry out to Me and I will open the riches of My Spirit, the riches of My Word, and this world I will lay at your feet” (ML #2956:85, GN 616).

8. Oh how we need to make sure we are taking that time with Him to receive the power and strength we so desperately need to do the job of reaching the lost and teaching and shepherding the sheep the Lord has given us! We just can’t do it properly without regular spiritual communion with Jesus. If you try‚ “You’re going to get awfully tired and weary and upset and fearful and doubting and discouraged and worried and flurried and hurried, because you haven’t been renewed in the temple of His Spirit with the voice of His Truth and the Heavenly vision, and because you haven’t breathed that Heavenly air, and enjoyed that delightful fragrance!” (ML #191:12).

9. Ever since the beginning of the Family the Lord has been trying to hammer this point home, that “we cannot do the Master’s work without the Master’s power!” Recently, however, He has been emphasizing it much more strongly. He’s been speaking to Peter and me about the need to pray more, praise more, listen more, spend more time with Him, to become more intimate and to abide more fully in Him. The wonderful thing about it is that He’s not only telling us to do it‚ but He’s also telling us how to do it!

10. There is a great deal that He’s said on the subject‚ much more than I can tell you about in one or two Letters, so God willing, there will be a series of GNs on the subject of loving Jesus, drawing closer to Him through His Words, prayer, praise and intimate communion with Him. Much of it will be directly from the Lord Himself as I share with you what He has said to me. I believe you will greatly benefit from His Words, as I have, and that it will help you to “draw nigh unto Him” so that He can “draw nigh unto you” (Jam.4:8).

11. Almost everything the Lord is showing us about our need to be closer to Him has already been expressed throughout Dad’s Letters, but it seems that the Lord is giving us some further insight, a new outlook, and is making us more desperate for it! Recently the Lord said that He is opening up some of the things Dad has said that we didn’t fully understand before. He said, “I am pulling back the veil on My Word, on that which was written by My servant David, to give you a greater understanding and a fuller knowledge of what I meant. The time was not then but the time is now, for we enter into the dark days, the days coming, in which there shall be gross darkness upon the people and upon the Earth.” Part of what He is opening up more to us is the new‚ closer, more intimate relationship He wants us to have with Him.

12. Throughout this series of GNs I will make some references to the MO Letters, and will include various quotes to show what Dad has written on the subject‚ but I will mostly focus on those things that the Lord has said more recently on the subject. This doesn’t detract from all the counsel that Dad has given—it adds to it! But because you are fairly familiar with what Dad’s said, and since the Lord has given some added information, it is important to focus on what He has recently said.

13. When asked by one of the Scribes what the most important commandment was, Jesus said, “The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment” (Mark 12:29-30). As Christians, loving the Lord fully with all that is within us should be our main goal and desire. He gave His life for us so that we could have life here and life eternally‚ and He’s blessed us beyond measure! He’s given us the truth‚ joy, peace and a reason for living, so of course we love Him and want to express that love to Him the way He wants us to!

14. If you love the Lord with all that is within you, it means, of course, that you will obey His will, and thus you will serve Him, you will witness His love to others, and do all the other things He says for us to do. In the following prophecy the Lord brings out how proud He is of the Family for our love for Him, which we have manifested in a tangible form through our witnessing and our living for Him, and how He wants to bless us more greatly than ever before by drawing us even closer to Him through intimate fellowship with Him.

Be Kissed with His Words in the Bed of Love!

15. (Prophecy:) As a bride learns the ways of love and the ways to please her husband, so must My children learn of the ways to please and to love Me. I am well pleased in their service‚ in their love for Me as they go forth day by day to love others with My Love. I am well pleased with their sacrifice, their labors of love. I am so proud of My children, that they will reach out and touch the unlovely and the uncomely; that they will go forth where no man dares to go, to bring My Love and light to the lost, to the lonely, to the broken, to the war-torn, to those that weep‚ to those that are in darkness. And, yea, they bring the great light of My Love and the warmth of My Spirit to the cold and dark places.

16. Oh, I am so proud of My children and I love them so dearly! In this they have shown Me great, great love. But now they too must learn that I desire them and their love in My bedchamber, that they too must take that time to come and lie down in My arms that I may caress and love them‚ that I may fill them, for they too need My seeds and My strength and My power.

17. For as the dark days ahead come upon the Earth as a strong storm‚ so must these at that time know how to communicate with Me, how to hear My voice. They must learn and know how to hear the whispers of My Spirit in their ears. The way for them to learn this is to spend time with Me in the bed of love listening to Me.

18. And they must let Me kiss them with My Words, even the Words of David. For within the Words is great power and great strength. For within them is My voice, and within them is My Love, and within them is My strength and My power. But they must take time to let Me love them through these Words‚ to let me strengthen them through these Words.

19. They must let Me whisper unto them Words for these days. They must hear from Me fresh day by day. They must learn to rejoice at My voice as they would rejoice at the voice of their lover, and they must take time for My caresses and My Love.

20. My little one, I am well pleased that you are seeking Me, that you are searching for ways to woo My Love‚ and that you are learning the deeper things of the Spirit that you may instruct and teach this, My Bride, the ways of love. And how can you learn these ways unless you, too, spend time with Me? (End of prophecy.)

21. (Mama:) What a commendation from the Lord! He’s greatly pleased with our service and our witnessing. He also brings out, however, that along with that service He wants time with us in His bedchamber, time to love us, and us, Him. We’ve spent much time with others sharing His Love; now He wants us to spend more time with Him, showing Him love and receiving His Love. As the dark days come‚ we will need to have a much closer link with Him and be used to hearing from Him‚ not only from the written Word, but also from hearing from Him fresh every day through His voice speaking to our heart, and also His voice speaking in direct prophecy.

22. Although we have all had the Words of David for many years, the Lord is wanting us to take the Word more seriously and be even more attached to it‚ because of the power, love and strength contained in it.—Strength, love and power that we need now and in the future!

23. The Lord is stating two major principles in this prophecy: First, that we need to absorb the printed Word, the Words of David‚ which are the Lord’s Words, new and old; and second, that we need to hear His Words for us, fresh instruction daily for our own particular situations, through listening to Him speak to us through prophecy, visions‚ verses, or His still small voice speaking to our heart. Accomplishing these two goals requires us to take time with Him, time which He describes as being in the bed of love with Him.

24. In this prophecy‚ He is telling us that we need this time with Him—not only so that He can show His Love to us through His loving Words, but so we can learn of the ways to please and to love Him. He states that He wants us in His bedchamber because He wants to fill us with His seeds, strength and power! Sounds sexy, doesn’t it? Well, that’s because it is! We’re His Bride, and the thing the Bridegroom wants to do most with His Bride is to make love to her, and she should want to do the same with Him. He has stated here that we need to take this time, and in the following prophecy He tells us the benefits of doing so.

Take Time to Love Him, and Be Strengthened!

25. (Prophecy:) Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. For I call you out of the wings and into My bedchamber, that you may lay your head gently upon My bosom, that I may wrap My arms around you, that I may stroke you and whisper unto you. For by taking this time in rest and repose you are calmed, you are strengthened, your faith is renewed‚ your spirit is uplifted. For time in the bedchamber with Me is time in My temple‚ is time in My Love, and is time in My strength. You will be renewed and refreshed for the battles that you face. And when you come to these battles you will have a renewed strength, a renewed vigor, for you have had a time of rest in My arms.

26. So neglect Me not and fear not to take the time that is required. For I say unto you, seek first the Kingdom of God, the arms of your true Lover, and all of these other things will be added unto you, all the strength that you need, and the wisdom and the faith. For as you take time with Me I will answer you, I will guide you, I will speak to you, and I will give you strength that you know not of, that you will be able to perform My will with ease. For you will be fighting with My strength and My power and My anointing. So neglect Me not. Do you understand? Neglect Me not. For it is in the time and the love spent with Me that you will have that which you need.

27. Look not at what is not being done, but look at what is being done; that you are building up a reserve of strength, and of wisdom‚ and of love. And I will pour forth unto you all that you need to do the things that you must do. For now you must walk by faith and not by sight. As you seem to fall further and further behind, it becomes a test if you will still love Me and put Me first. And as you do this thing, your strength will grow‚ and your capacity for understanding, for wisdom, for receiving My answers, for knowing and understanding My direction will grow.

28. This will be a wellspring of new faith, of new strength‚ of new confidence in Me! For you will truly know what these words mean, that the battle is not yours, but Mine, saith the Lord. And not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit.

29. For as you set these things aside by faith, you are showing that you trust Me and that you trust the way that I am leading, and that you trust My Word; that if you will lie in the bed of love with Me, I will empower you with My seed and with My Spirit and with My anointing in a new and greater way.

30. So shed these things of Earth and set your affections upon things above! And as you let go of the things that you think you must do, I will pour forth unto you a new way and new things. I will speak and I will comfort. I will encourage and I will strengthen you. And you will find renewed faith in My ability and capacity to perform all that I have promised you. (End of prophecy.)

31. (Mama:) Isn’t that just beautiful? Who wouldn’t want to spend time in bed with the Lord, especially when He wants to give us so much through it! As His Bride, we should be jumping at the chance to spend time with Him, making love and fellowshipping‚ whispering words of love and talking and sharing our hearts. The Lord is in love with us, and wants to kiss us with His Words!

32. The Lord explained how, through loving Him, we will receive many blessings: We will be calmed and strengthened, we’ll have an uplifted spirit and renewed faith, strength and vigor. He will guide us, speak to us, and we’ll be able to perform His will more easily. We’ll fight with His strength, power and anointing. He will also empower us with His seed, His Spirit and His anointing in a new and greater way.—All of this if we will spend time loving Him!

33. Knowing how much each of us has to do, the Lord wisely included that it will be a test for us to take this time, as we will seemingly fall behind in our work. But He promises that if we keep at it, our strength, our capacity for understanding, for wisdom, for receiving His answers, and for knowing and understanding His direction will grow!

34. When you consider what He said in the earlier prophecy, about how we need to be able to communicate with Him and to get His answers for the dark days ahead, then it becomes even more clear why we need to spend this time with Him and His Word. From all the Lord has been saying on the subject of listening to Him and getting His answers from His Word and from prophecy‚ it seems that He really means business! He wants us each to become better connected to Him, to have a deeper, fuller relationship with Him.

35. No matter who you are or what your job is, you undoubtedly have a full schedule and you’re busy from morning till night, and it’s probably difficult for you to find sufficient time to spend with the Lord. If so, you will have to desperately pray for the Lord to show you how to make this necessary time for Him. Maybe the answer is to discuss it as a Home and try to work it into the schedule, which the Lord will certainly bless, as He has promised.

36. So far‚ the Lord has told us that He definitely wants us to spend more time with Him and His Word, and He has told us about the blessings that are there for us if we will! Now in the next prophecy He wants to show us how this will enhance our witnessing, and how if we take in His Words and His Love, we will be more like Him, more full of Him and His Spirit. Again‚ notice how sexy the Lord is—how He likens spending time in communion with Him to sex with Him!

Suck the Seeds!

37. (Prophecy:) Do you feel the comfort and rest in My arms? Do you feel the rest that you find as I hold you, as you lay your head upon My breast after sweet lovemaking, and you feel at ease and at peace‚ and you feel filled with My Love and satisfied in Spirit? And thus with this strength and this peace and this calmness you can go about the duties of your day. For there is much noise outside the bedchamber. There is confusion there. There are many voices and many duties. But if you have spent time being filled with love and with peace before you enter your day, you will take this peace and this love with you, and you will be a bubble of peace and love in the sea of the confusion of the world.

38. They shall see you, and they shall come to you and say, “We can find peace and rest with you. We can feel in the Spirit your peace and your love, and we want to know how you can have such peace in the midst of our storm and in the midst of our confusion.” And you can then tell them of Me, of your Lover Who gives you this peace and love, and will give it to them if they will know Me and love Me.

39. But if you go forth into your day without receiving My peace and love, then you are much more like them. You do not reflect this calmness of Spirit‚ and it is more difficult for them to see the difference between you and them. For as you spend time with Me receiving My seeds, and as they become part of you and we become one‚ then you become more like Me, and this is reflected upon you as you are out there in the sea of confusion‚ and this reflection is seen clearly.

40. Therefore spend that time with Me each day. Spend that time with Me before you face the cares and duties of this world. Just as you wrap your arms around your loved one to kiss and caress and speak of love in the morning, so you must wrap your arms around Me and we must kiss and caress. You must let Me whisper My Words into your ears, and you must drink My Words into your heart, and you must be filled and filled and filled with My Words! For as you eat them, they strengthen you! As you suck on them and suck them into your heart, so they become part of you. They become part of your being if you digest them. They become you, and you become Me, and we become one for all to see!

41. For when they looked upon Peter and James and John and saw that they were ignorant and unlearned men, they marveled, because they knew they had been with Me. It reflected upon them and we were one. So it is with you.

42. Suck My seeds, suck My seeds, suck My seeds! Swallow them and they become part of you. Eat them and they enter into you, and they strengthen you, and they become you, and you become Me‚ and we become one. And when they see you, they will see Me; and when they feel your love, they will feel My Love.

43. This will give you more power in your witness, for it will not just be words, but it will be deeds. They will not just hear My voice, but they will see Me, because you are so filled with Me. So do not neglect time with Me in the quietness of My bedchamber. Do not neglect our sweet lovemaking. And do not forget to suck the seeds, to absorb into your very being the seeds of My Word, the seeds of David‚ the seeds that I have implanted in My children. For the seeds of David are the seeds of My Word, and these are the most powerful seeds on Earth!

44. These seeds fill you‚ these seeds strengthen you, these seeds give you power, these seeds transform you, and these seeds give you new life, new love, and new anointing! For these seeds are Me, and these seeds are My Spirit, and as you suck these seeds, so you suck Me; and as you imbibe these seeds, so you imbibe Me; and as you become one with these seeds, so you become one with Me. I in you and you in Me, and we are made one. (End of prophecy.)

45. (Mama:) Isn’t it just marvelous how the Lord makes things so clear? If we just take that time in the bed of love with Him, He will give us such peace that those we witness to will see it and it will make them hungry for the same. Also, as we fill ourselves more with Jesus, His Word‚ His Spirit and His Love, we will become one with Him, He will fill us and He will shine brightly through us.

46. Like Dad said in “Glamour or Glory“: “You have to have the Holy Spirit, which people recognize as something great. … But you have to remember it is not you‚ it’s something divine, the Holy Spirit, so people recognize they’re not seeing you, they’re seeing the Lord. We’re showing God to the world. They don’t know what He’s like. The only way they’re going to know is by seeing God in you, and that’s not you. If they only see you like they see in the churches, ugh! But if in seeing you they don’t see you, they see the Lord, that’s the difference” (ML #328:12‚13).

47. So if you want to know how to have Jesus shine through you so others will see Him instead of you, the answer is, spend time with Him! Spend time in His Word‚ in prayer, in praise, in lovemaking with Jesus. Just get full of Jesus!—So full that He oozes out of you!—Through your eyes, through your mouth, and through your spirit. Be full to overflowing! Speak His Words‚ think His thoughts, give His Love! You’re His—His Bride—so spend time with Him! Love Him and He will bless you beyond measure!

Let God’s Motor of the Spirit Empower You!

48. One morning Peter and I were praying desperately for the Lord’s help and strength. We were both feeling very weak in body and spirit, and so incapable of the big job the Lord has given us in shepherding you, our precious Family. After a period of desperate prayer, beseeching the Lord to help us, and to do the job through us in spite of our weaknesses, He spoke wonderfully, encouraging us that as we sought Him He would give us the answers that we need.

49. (Prophecy:) Do you see the strength of weakness? Do you see what this means?—That through your weakness My strength is made perfect? For when you have no strength of your own, and you are weak, and you are weary‚ and you are desperate and feel that you know not what to do, and have no wisdom of your own, or strength of your own, or ideas of your own, and you get desperate with Me and seek Me, I then pour forth My Spirit upon you. I give the answers that you seek, and the strength that you need, and the power that you desire, so you know that I do these things, and you take no credit to yourselves. You say not that your own arm has saved you, but that the arm of the Lord has been raised‚ and in the power of His might, all has been taken care of.

50. For this is the power and the strength of weakness, that you have no mind of your own‚ no thoughts of your own, no ideas of your own, no plans of your own, but that you seek Me and that you operate according to that which I show you. Oh, that My children everywhere would learn to stop‚ to look‚ to listen, to hear My voice, to seek My will, that they may know that which they should do day by day, hour by hour. For I will lead them and I will guide them if they will diligently seek Me, even as I lead and guide you as you cry out to Me for My answers and My direction.

51. And they shall hear a voice behind them saying, “This is the way, walk ye in it!” It may be the voice of My Word. It may be the voice of My Spirit. It may be the whispers of the helpers. It may be the burdens. It may be the voice of leadership. But they must listen and they must cry out and they must seek Me, that I may give them that which they need, and the power that they must have to accomplish My will and My purpose.

52. But when they move according to their own power and their own strength and their own plans, I can only use them at a minimum. They do accomplish good things, but they don’t accomplish the best thing. But those that hear My voice, that follow Me closest, that let Me lead and guide‚ and who operate according to the plans that I give unto them, and they that seek Me, diligently crying out to Me, these are used to the maximum. For I can pour forth unto them all of My will, and they can accomplish all that I intend to bring forth. They can do it with effortless ease because it will be according to My plans.

53. So seek Me in weakness and in humility, knowing that you are nothing, that I may pour forth unto you My strength, My plan and My will; that you in your weakness can operate in My strength and thus accomplish that which is much greater than you could do in your own strength or in your own flesh. For your power is very, very small‚ but My power is very, very great!

54. Your little motor is very weak, but My grand motor has power that you know not of! And if you will let Me empower you with My motor, the power of My Spirit, you will have strength that you never dreamed possible, for you will operate in the strength and power of God, empowered by the motor of My Spirit, to take you to places you never imagined!

55. So let your weakness lead to My strength. Let your weakness lead to My power. Let your weakness lead to My anointing.

56. (Vision:) Accompanying this, there was a little picture of our motor, which was like one of those tiny battery-operated motors they have in toys. And next to it was God’s motor, which was like a huge turbine engine about two stories tall. There is absolutely no comparison between the two! (End of prophecy.)

57. (Mama:) Again the Lord is bringing out the importance of our taking time with Him, crying out for His answers‚ listening to Him and applying what He shows us to do. He’s making it quite clear that He’s not only speaking to Peter and me about this, but that it’s His Message for each one of you. He says He will show each of us what to do if we’ll take the time to ask. If we will operate according to His plan He will use us to the maximum, getting the job done with effortless ease. What a promise!

58. He says if we stop, look and listen, we will get His answers, but that His answers can come from different sources—from the Word, prophecy, checks of the Spirit, burdens, and the voice of leadership. We can’t just assume that He’s always going to speak to us in only one way. He’s not limited, He can give answers in so many ways, so be sure you’re listening! He may speak to your heart, He may have someone give you a suggestion‚ He may show you to read a certain Letter which contains just what you need, or He may lead you to ask Him to speak to you directly through prophecy. So be listening, be sensitive to the Spirit. And as He said, don’t be so full of your own plans, ideas or thoughts that you miss what He’s trying to show you.

59. Isn’t it wonderful how the Lord says that if we will listen to Him, we will operate according to His mighty power, instead of our own, that we’ll be empowered by His motor of the Spirit?—And that as we do, we will clearly recognize that it is He that is doing the work, so we will give Him the credit. Praise the Lord!

60. Both Peter and I feel very incapable of doing the job the Lord has called us to do, as we’re sure many of you do about the job the Lord has given you. But we’ve found that going to the Lord daily and crying out to Him for help, and seeking Him specifically for answers to specific questions has greatly lightened our load. He has given us wonderful answers, many of which we have shared or will be sharing with you shortly, D.V. However, the Lord isn’t limited to speaking only to us. He wants to speak to you as well. He wants you to take the time to love Him, to commune with Him in prayer, praise and through His Word, to rest in His arms so that He can whisper to you, so He can love you and fill you!

61. Listen to these precious Words of Love which show just how the Lord sees the time we take in intimate fellowship with Him in the Word and prayer:

Our Love Draws His Words!

62. (Prophecy:) Behold, I come into you with My Words to love you, to ravish you, to squeeze and to hold and to kiss and to caress! Behold, as you call unto Me in the bed of love, crying out for Me, so I come in unto you, and so I love you, and so I caress you‚ and so I give unto you My Words. Your love draws My Words out of Me as your love draws the seeds out of the penis.

63. For I love you, My child, I love you! No good thing will I withhold from you‚ for My Love for you is so great. And your desire for Me is so great, and this pleases Me well. I want to love you with an everlasting love, with a love that you have never known. For I want to be one with you, in you every moment of the day.—To be with you‚ to speak with you‚ to love you, to guide you, to strengthen you, to whisper in your ears the Words of Love and direction that you seek. And I am here and I will be with you always, for My Love for you is so great.

64. I am well pleased with your love. I am well pleased with the desires of your heart, your desire to love Me and to woo Me and to win Me and to caress Me and to let Me love you‚ to let Me hold you and to let Me be in you. I am well pleased‚ and it thrills Me! (End of prophecy.)

65. (Mama:) What a Lover! How sexy! How wonderful! He says that as we love Him by communing with Him, it draws His Words out of Him. Wow! Again, He’s likening the intimate relationship He wants us to have with Him to that of ardent lovers, whose lovemaking is wild and passionate! Isn’t that neat? And He says it thrills Him! In other words‚ it excites Him! If we spend time loving Him, He will give us the Words, the answers, the guidance and direction we need. Lord help us to do it!

66. The Lord says that He wants to love us with a love that we have never before known! This implies that there is much more to come in our relationship with Him, that we can fall more deeply in love with Him, and that we can become one with Him in a way that we have not been previously. He wants to be in us every moment of the day—to be with us, to speak with us, to love us, to guide us, to strengthen us and to whisper His Words of Love in our ears!

67. Since the Lord has told us these things, Peter and I have tried to take time every morning in prayer and praise, loving the Lord, thanking Him and seeking Him for answers. It’s been so inspiring to have such sweet time with Him each day. The following is a prayer I prayed one morning, and the Words the Lord spoke afterwards.

Morning Prayer and Praise!

68. (Mama prays:) We’re absolutely nothing without You, Lord! We’re handicapped. We can’t even function at all without Your care. Jesus‚ help us! Give us Your wisdom in everything that we do. We need You, Lord. We don’t want to make a move without You, not in anything, because we’re so in need of You. We’re Your children and we know that You’ll take care of us because You love us.

69. Jesus, we love You! Thank You for showing Your Love for us by the wonderful answers You give us, Your bountiful supply, Your unending strength, Your continuing protection. Right now we come to You to talk to You, to tell You that we love You. You don’t even have to talk to us‚ we’ve just come to tell You that we are nothing and that we love You, that we need You‚ we want You, we desire You, we praise You!

70. We confess our need before You, that without You we are nothing! We humble ourselves before You and admit that we are incapable of shepherding Your wonderful Family. We need You to show us how. We’re desperate for Your help, Jesus!

71. We just woke up, so before doing anything else we want to spend time with You. We want to tell You that we love You and that we need You. We’re thankful for You, that You take such good care of us. We are Your Bride and You are such a good Husband to us, You’re such a good Friend to us and such a good Father to us. You’re such a good Teacher. You’re such a good Lover, You’re such a good everything! We just can’t live without You! We don’t even want to try!

72. There are so many matters before us this day‚ things that we have to make decisions about, but we have no idea how to make the right decisions unless You show us. We don’t want to have any of our own ideas. Strip us of our own ideas, Lord, our own thoughts, because we only want Yours—Your mind‚ Your Spirit, Your Words! We want You to dwell in us richly—Your Words, Your Spirit, Your voice.

73. Lord, all to You we surrender! We lie here before You and just say, “Help us! We need You! We love You! We want You!” We’re nothing and You’re everything! You are the Creator, we are the creation—created to love You, for Your pleasure. Help us to be pleasurable to You. Help us to love You with all of our heart, all of our soul, all of our mind, and all of our strength!—In Jesus’ name.

Please the King!—And He Will Please You!

74. (Prophecy:) Oh, children, you do well to confess before Me your need, your nothingness and your nakedness, for how true it is! If you understood the power and the might of God, you would more greatly understand how nothing you are. And you would truly understand how great and how wise you could be if you were filled with Me, and the depths of the wisdom that you can have when you tap into Me, the Source of all wisdom and the Source of all knowledge and the Source of all power.—He that knoweth the future, He that is all-seeing‚ the All–Knowing!

75. Oh, the power and the strength that is there, that is waiting, just waiting! For, yea, I am Wisdom. I am Love. I am Strength. I am Knowledge. I am Power. All the things that you seek to do your job, I am. And as you come to Me for your empowerment and your love and your strength and your wisdom, and as you empty yourself of your own, so can I fill you with Me—My power, My wisdom, My strength, and My Love.

76. But this is only found in communion with Me—in the communion of praise‚ in the communion of prayer, in the communion of My Word. And this is only found in the quietness—in the quietness of spirit, in the quietness of self, in the quietness of prayer and praise and the seeking of Me and My Word.

77. You cannot receive the full power and the full love and the full wisdom that you need unless you take time in the quietness, seeking Me and praising Me. For there are so many things to be done, and they are always there, and it is a constant temptation to hurry, a temptation to push ahead, a temptation to accomplish. But I say unto you‚ in quietness and confidence shall your strength be. For it is in the quietness that you will hear the still small voice of God speaking to you, saying, “This is the way, walk ye in it.”

78. Oh, the power and the might and the wisdom and the love that can be found there in the quietness, there in the peace. And, oh, how many neglect it! It does not take long. Oh, if you could see in the Spirit the riches that are given unto you in the quiet places, the quiet times, the quiet moments, in those moments when you seek Me and you lay down all else and say unto Me, “Come! Come! I am here for You!”

79. If you could see the jewels that I have and the strength that I can empower you with; if you could see tangibly, right there, the answers that I have for you, or the angels that I beckon to help you, or the wise men that I instruct to guide you‚ you would have greater understanding and you would not fail to stop, to look, and to listen!

80. But you do not see these things, and so often you simply see that there is so much to do‚ and feel, “We must labor, we must labor.” But I say labor to enter into My rest. For as you enter into this labor, so do I send forth those who will labor for you and who will help you‚ who will guide you.

81. For it is at those times that I instruct those with the wisdom to guide you, and it is in those quiet moments when they can speak this wisdom unto you. So neglect not to come unto Me in quietness, and in doing so, receive all that I have for you. And, oh‚ I can make your job, your life and your ministry so much easier! I can give you that life that you need and desire, and I can give you the wisdom that you seek and the strength that you need. I can give you the power and might of the Spirit of God!

82. As Moses’ face shone when he came down from the mountain from being in My presence, so will your face shine and your spirit shine and your soul shine, for it will shine with the presence of God! For it will be as if the shekinah glory is upon you, and you will shine and glow, and you will have peace, and you will have rest. You will have the answers, because those that I have instructed will be helping you, and My voice will be saying, “This is the way, walk ye in it.” And then you can walk in peace and in confidence and in faith and in love—with no more worries or hurried and fretting feelings, but at ease.

83. Come! Come! Come‚ let us lie together! Let us hold one another and speak words of love one to another, and let Me whisper in your ears. Remember, I am a King, and when you please Me‚ I will please you, for I have many, yea, legions that I can instruct and say, “Go and do this! Go and take care of that! Give them this wisdom! Give them this anointing! Give them this love! Give them this strength!” And I do so willingly! But how much more can I do this when you please Me and when you come to Me and say, “This is My need.” I can send forth many to help you as you seek Me in the quietness and in the solitude and in the communion of your love for Me. (End of prophecy.)

84. (Mama:) What precious Words of comfort, love and direction! Again‚ the message is to take time loving Jesus and He will give you all you need. He will give us the depths of wisdom because we will be tapped into the Source of wisdom, knowledge and power. He says that all the things that we need to do the job, He is! If that’s the case, then we certainly should go to Him in prayer to seek the strength, power‚ wisdom and direction we need.

85. The Lord makes it very clear, though, that all of this is only found in fellowship and communion with Him, the communion of His Word and prayer. He says it doesn’t take long, but that we are constantly tempted with the need to hurry, to push, to get things done! He says if we’re going to labor, then we should labor to seek Him, and that if we do, He will make our job, ministry and life so much easier. I know it’s true because that’s what He’s done for me!

86. Again in this prophecy He likens this fellowship with Him to lovemaking. However, this time He includes a slightly different aspect. He says, “Seek Me and … lay down all else and say unto Me‚ `Come! Come! I am here for You.'” He’s making the point that all of the time we spend with Him shouldn’t be us receiving from Him‚ but that we should also be giving to Him.

87. Like any love relationship, there has to be an exchange of love, both the giving and receiving of love. The Lord says, “Come! Come! Come, let us lie together! Let us hold one another and speak words of love one to another, and let Me whisper in your ears.” See‚ He’s saying that you need to speak words of love to Him as well as hear His loving Words to you! So it would seem that the Lord wants us not only to receive His written Words‚ to read and study them, to drink them in, and His spoken Word through prophecy—both of which are His Words of Love to us—but that He expects us to tell Him of our love for Him as well!

88. This pleases Him, and as He says, He’s a King, and if we please Him He will bestow His Love and favors upon us. Isn’t that just beautiful? What a picture! It really makes sense, doesn’t it‚ that He would want us to not only spend time with Him in the Word and listening to Him‚ but also in loving Him, praising Him, and telling Him how thankful we are for all He’s done for us‚ how much we love Him and appreciate Him!

89. In this next prophecy the Lord again shows us that He is the One we need to constantly go to for our wisdom and strength. This was a personal prophecy for Peter and me, showing us how we need to depend on Him, because without Him we can’t possibly do the job, but what He says to us applies very much to you as well!

Let Him Lead You to the Promised Land of His Love!

90. (Prophecy:) In quietness and confidence shall be your strength. It is in the quietness of your bedchamber away from the noise, and away from the multitudes, and away from the business where I will speak to you and give you that which you need to rule this, My great people, My chosen children.

91. For it is I that know their needs. It is I that see all things and know all things. It is I that see ahead to the future. It is I that have planned the destination and the route, for I know exactly where I want My children to go, and I know exactly the means by which they should get there. And you know nothing at all, for how can you know these things? You cannot see them. But I can reveal them to you. I can show them to you. I can lead you and guide you and direct you, if you will but listen.

92. Oh, the joy it brings Me when you wait to hear from Me and when you seek Me, and when you take this time together to stop to hear Me. For this is how I wish My children to be, that they would take time to stop and to hear from Me‚ to seek Me.

93. If you are willing to take this time with Me each day, seeking Me, crying out to Me for My guidance and My strength and for My wisdom, if you acknowledge that you are nothing and know nothing and need Me, so will I pour forth unto you all that you need. You must then just follow Me step by step. For I will show you this step and I will show you this place to go. I will lighten your path and make it plain and clear.

94. So follow faithfully by listening to Me, by seeking Me‚ by hearing My Word, by reading the Words of David, by praising Me and loving Me and by listening to the voice of My Spirit that I may help you‚ lead you and guide you. So will I inspire you and strengthen you and empower you!

95. For I know that you are but children and that you have not that great depth of understanding that My David had. But what you have is Me! What you have is the ability to seek Me and to hear My voice, to receive My Word, and thus you have the depth and the wisdom that you need.

96. For though you are weak, I am strong. For though you have no wisdom, I have given unto you wisdom through those that I have placed at your side to help guide you. For truly you are as children, but I am your Father and these are your counselors, and together we give you that which you need.

97. But never think that you can do this thing on your own or in your own strength and in your own wisdom. You have no strength and no wisdom‚ but you have Me and the things of My Spirit‚ and through this I will empower you. But you must hear from Me. You must seek Me. You must be strengthened by Me. You must seek My will, and you must move according to Me and My Spirit and My strength, that you may accomplish that which is My purpose. For without Me you can do nothing, but with Me you can lead this, My great people.

98. So hearken unto Me, seek Me, hear from Me, cry out unto Me and I will give you all that you need to direct and to guide My children into the Promised Land of My Love and of My Spirit and of My anointing!

99. Do you know the way to the Promised Land? Do you know what direction to lead? No, no! But I do! As you place your hand in Mine and as you hold on and follow, so can you lead My children in the path, and I will lead them on to this Land of the Spirit. (End of prophecy.)

100. (Mama:) One thing the Lord brings out very clearly, something that both Peter and I know for sure, is that we don’t have the same depth of understanding that Dad had. But what we do have is Jesus‚ Who has promised to lead and guide us step by step if we seek Him daily, which we do. The Lord has even let Dad speak to us on numerous occasions.

101. I feel very desperate about shepherding the Family, as does Peter, and I am determined to cry out desperately for the Lord’s guidance. Because like He said, I don’t know the way to the Promised Land‚ but I do know the One that does!

102. Again in this prophecy the Lord speaks of the bedchamber and of spending time listening to His Word, His voice, reading the Words of David‚ as well as in praising and loving Him, which is something that He expects us all to do, as He has brought out previously!

103. This last prophecy I want to share with you is one the Lord gave when Peter was rather discouraged about the weight of the responsibility of the job the Lord had given him and with all the work that had stacked up, as well as the personal victories that he needed to win. Undoubtedly many of you also must feel that you already have so much to do, and now the Lord is asking even more of you—to spend time in the bedchamber with Him, loving and listening to Him. I believe this prophecy will help you, as it did Peter.

Look unto Him and Be Lightened!

104. (Prophecy:) When the Enemy comes in like a flood, My Spirit will lift up a standard against him! For he would fight you to defeat you, and thus defeat My purpose and My will in your life. But I am there as a strong wall to stand against his flood, and you must only step behind the wall, and thus be protected. For My Name is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it and are saved!

105. When you look forward to all that is ahead—the work, the weight, the responsibility, the job, the many things that must be accomplished—you see that you cannot do these things in your own flesh or in your own strength. But if you will look unto Me and follow Me step by step, heeding My checks, listening to My voice, listening to the whispers, doing those things which I show you to do when I show you to do them, these things will be taken care of and all will go well. For you will not be carrying these in the arm of the flesh, but they will be floating in the arm of the Spirit as I will be carrying them for you.

106. And so it is with these, My children, who have so many things that they too must do, for they too are burdened and they too look forward and say, “Oh, there are so many things that must be done. How can I do them all?” But if they too will seek Me and hear from Me, if they will listen to My voice and follow My instruction, and do those things that I say unto them to do, they too will be able to operate with the arm of the Spirit, with My right arm carrying the load, and My left arm opening the doors and showing them the way.

107. For Satan would have each one look at the weight, the job, the burden, the load; but I would have you to look unto Me! As he that climbs a steep mountain and looks down freezes for fear‚ so is it when you look at the waves, the wind, the storm, the weights‚ the burdens, the responsibilities, the job, the faults, the failings, the incapabilities. He that looks up‚ focusing upon Me, looking always upward, upward toward the goal, upward toward My Heavens, upward into My face, he it is that has strength to carry onward and upward, ever moving upward, not fearing the heights‚ not fearing the weights‚ not fearing the depths.

108. So come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, for I will carry the load. Listen not to the voice of he who would discourage you, or who would tell you of the weights, or tell you of your incapabilities, or tell you of your sins and faults and failings. Look unto Me‚ the Author and Finisher of your faith, for I am Love and I encourage you and I strengthen you. I look beyond these things, for I am He that went to the cross and paid the price that you could be free from these weights and burdens, that you could look unto Me and be lightened—lightened in load‚ lightened from sin, and enlightened with My Love, with My strength and with My power.

109. So look up. Look up to Me! Look ahead! Look forward! Do not look back, do not look down, do not look at the loads. Look unto Me, the Author and Finisher of your faith, and know that the burden is Mine‚ the weights are Mine, and I will carry them gladly! So let Me. Let Me by asking Me what you should do. Let Me by praying for My strength. Let Me by being led of Me. Let Me by having faith in Me. Let Me by trusting Me. Let Me by loving Me. (End of prophecy.)

110. (Mama prays:) Oh, Jesus, please help us all to let You! Help us to cry out to You so You can show us exactly what we are supposed to do! The loads are too heavy, we are incapable, we are weak, but we have You. Please help us to look upward into Your beautiful face, always trusting, always praying and praising and loving You! Help us to come to You, to tell You of our love for You, to constantly show our appreciation for You and to give You all the glory.

111. Help us to bring our specific questions to You, asking You for specific answers, so that we will know what to do—what You want us to do, not just what seems good to us. Help us to pray and to listen so that when we do take action on some matter, we can know we are operating according to Your plan, Your will, and not our own.

112. And, Jesus, when You show us what You want us to do, then please help us to do it! Give us the faith to carry through on it. Oh, Jesus, we need You so desperately, each of us! Please help us to draw nigh unto You so that You will draw nigh unto us. We want to be close to You! We want to enter the bedchamber with You! We want You to hold us in Your arms and to give us Your Word-kisses. We need You‚ Jesus! We love You and we ask You to help us to draw even closer to You! Help us to have a closer walk with You and a more loving relationship. Help us to be ever nearer to You! Amen.

113. Folks, I pray all these Love-words from the Lord will help you to better understand that Jesus wants you to be close to Him, to spend time with Him, to love Him more! Please make an effort to do so, because if we are going to get the job done that He’s given us, then we are going to have to do it His way! And His way is by loving Him, listening to Him and doing those things that He shows us to do.

114. God bless you with good lovin‘!—Lovin’ with Jesus, lovin’ His Word, lovin’ His voice, and reaping the benefits of His Love!

Loving Jesus–Part 2

Karen Zerby

DO 30257/95

—By MariaMaria #307

1. In the first Letter in this series I shared with you a number of prophecies in which the Lord spoke of His desire for us to be closer to Him, more intimate, to have a deeper‚ more loving relationship with Him. He expressed His desire for us to feel toward Him the way He feels toward us! He loves us so deeply and wants to spend time with us, and He wants us to do the same with Him!

2. He said, “I am as a Lover who waits in the side room.” “For I say unto you, seek first the Kingdom of God, the arms of your true Lover.” “And you can then tell them of Me, of your Lover.” It should not be surprising that the Lord would call Himself our Lover, as in the Word He calls the Church—us and all those who are joined to Him through Salvation—His Bride. And of course a bride and bridegroom—a husband and wife—should be lovers!

3. Dad taught us that “marriage is a type of the spiritual union of the believing Bride with Christ” (ML #332C:84). Also, that “God in His wisdom has created this sexual union, this husband and wife relationship, this lover and loved intercourse, to be a marvelous picture, an illustration in the physical of your spiritual relationship with Him and your union with your Heavenly Bridegroom!” (ML #1188:78).

4. Dad often referred to our relationship to the Lord as a bride, and a sexy one at that! “Are you the love-hungry‚ sex-hungry, intercourse–mad nymphomaniac new bride who never gets enough and who always wants more? `Give me more, more, more!’ Are you the kind that never gets enough Letters, you never get enough seed‚ you’re always crying for more and devouring it with everything you’ve got and always begging for more, and always producing new children‚ new disciples, always conceiving and bearing new fruit and spilling over into new areas with your increasing family, sending your children into new fields and gaining new territory, increasing the size of your domains by your burgeoning population?” (ML #1017:24).

5. You’ll remember that the Lord also said, “They must learn to rejoice at My voice as they would rejoice at the voice of their lover!” (See “Loving Jesus!—Part 1”) Think about that. Just as we love to listen to someone that we’re deeply in love with, He says we should rejoice at His voice‚ both in His written Word, as well as in all the other ways that He speaks to us, like in His still small voice, the burdens He gives us‚ Godly counsel, prophecy, etc. When you are with someone that you really love, don’t you just love to talk with them, hear them, kiss and caress them? Don’t you enjoy their company almost more than anything else? Well, the Lord is saying that’s how we should be with Him!

6. Recently when taking walks with different folks in our Home, I asked them how they looked at their relationship with the Lord. What was Jesus to them? One of our men said that He was like a best friend, someone who completely understands him and to whom he can tell anything. One of our women said that He was a very close friend. Almost everyone I asked said about the same thing, that He was someone who was very close, a friend who is always there.

7. So I asked one of them, “Have you ever been in love before?” He said‚ “Oh yes! I was very much in love with my wife!” So I asked, “Did you ever have a very close and dear friend?” “Yes, I have,” was his reply. So then I asked, “What was the difference in your relationship with your wife and that of your friend?” “Well,” he replied, “I really liked my friend and I enjoyed his company, but I craved my wife’s companionship and I longed to be with her all the time.”

8. That’s really something to think about, isn’t it? Although Jesus doesn’t mind being our friend, and in fact likes to be our friend, He wants to be more than that! He wants us to love Him with all our heart and all our soul and all our mind and all our strength!—With everything there is within us! If we love Him this way we won’t just think of Him as a friend, but He’ll be our lover as well. He wants us to crave Him, His Word, His voice, His Love. He wants us to feel a burning desire for Him, a desperate need to be with Him and to communicate with Him.

9. Once while speaking to Peter and me about our love for each other, the Lord told us: “Remember, the way you love one another‚ and the feelings you have for one another, and the desires to touch and to speak and to listen, are all just a manifestation of how you must be with Me. For it is an example of how I wish for My children to love Me and to lie in the bed of love with Me and to hear My Words and to feel My kisses and My caresses.”

10. So as I said before, the Lord is looking for us to draw closer to Him, to be more intimate, more loving, to crave Him and all that He has for us. The following prophecy says it much better than I ever could.

Those Who Love Me Most, Show Me the Most Love!

11. (Prophecy:) I love your love! I love your kisses and your caresses! I love the sweet things that you whisper in My ear. I love your desire for Me. The more that you desire Me, the more I desire you. For as I have said, draw nigh unto God and He will draw nigh unto you. And as with a lover, when you say you want them, and you say you want to be with them, and you kiss them and caress them, and so they desire to be with you, to remain with you and become married unto you, so it is with Me.

12. For I love all My children; every one is dear and precious to Me. But I spend more time with those who want Me and who love Me and who create a vacuum which I can fill; who lie in the bed with Me and call for Me and woo Me. When you woo Me, I will come.

13. When you are stopping and calling, kissing and caressing, it creates a vacuum in the Spirit which I will fill. For as I hear your voice calling Me, saying, “Come, come. I want You! I need You! I love You!” so is My attention drawn to you. And so I come to you and love you and speak to you and hold you and caress you and fulfill your need. For as I said, ask and it shall be given unto you, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. So when you ask for Me to come, when you seek for Me, when you knock at My door and say, “Oh please, I want You,” then I am there.

14. And think it not strange, for have I not said there are brides with oil and brides without? Those that are without do not come into the bedchamber. So knock, knock on the bedchamber door. Come, come into My room. Seek Me and you will find Me, ask Me and I will be there. For they that love Me most follow closest, and they who love Me most show Me the most love. And they that love Me shall have the most of Me.

15. For this is how I work. I am there for all, but they that call upon Me with their whole heart shall have Me, and they that seek Me early shall find Me; and they that shall call out to Me and call My Name shall have Me. (End of prophecy.)

16. (Mama:) If we want more of Jesus‚ then we need to give Him more of us! If we want His Love, then we must give Him ours! He wants us to show Him love by taking time with Him. He certainly is making that clear, isn’t He? And if we do, it creates a vacuum that He will fill. He wants us to desire Him, and the more we do, the more He desires us! Imagine, the Lord really wants us to love Him richly, fully and deeply! That’s how He loves us! Hallelujah!

Pour Forth the New Wine and I Will Give You More!

17. After a special time of prayer and crying out to the Lord, He spoke to us some very special Words that greatly encouraged us and stressed the importance of getting out this message to you:

18. (Prophecy:) I hear the whispers that you whisper in My ear, the whispers of love, and the tenderness of your hearts. I hear the love, and I smell the loving incense of your prayers unto Me‚ and behold, you make Me feel loved.

19. I do have more to show you, I have much more to show you. But first you must give out that which I have already poured forth unto you, in order to make the vacuum, that I may fill you with more. For I have filled your cups to overflowing, and now you must do your part to pour from your cups into the cups of others, the cups of My precious Family, for their cups are empty and outstretched.

20. They say to you, “Please come, come fill us with the water of the Word‚ with the juices of Love, with the refreshment that will refresh our souls! For you have given us the handbook (the `Love Charter’) to free us and to make it easier for us, but we hold forth our cups for the Spirit of Love! These cups are our vacuum and we suck and we say, please fill us! Please show us, for we know there is more and we wait in anticipation. For there is an excitement in our hearts and a longing to know that which our God has shown you!”

21. I do have more and I will give you more abundantly, but I too understand that as I pour forth and pour forth and pour forth unto you, that it builds up more pressure upon you‚ the pressure of feeling that you need to get it out, and there is just so much. I will not pressure you, as I am teaching you not to pressure them. I have shown you much, so work to get it out, to feed the children and fill their cups! And they shall rejoice and they shall feel inspired and they shall feel loved. They shall drink it in and it shall quench their thirst!

22. For you must mix this love juice, this joy juice, to just the right potion‚ and as you pour it out, it will then fill their cups and quench their thirst. Fear not, I will lead you as you prepare. I will show you all that I have said unto you and I will make it easy for you, for it is My will that you pour forth this juice, the clear refreshing waters of My Word and the ecstasies of My Spirit mixed together, that you may quench their thirst and give them a new understanding.

23. And while they are assimilating this and being strengthened by it‚ taking it step by step, I will show you more so that you can feed them and show them the next step. For we are all on the trip together, and I keep you a little ahead of the flock so that you can lead them and guide them. But I would that you would have them close behind you, as a good shepherd does not venture out too far ahead of the sheep, lest they worry and be concerned. But I would have you just at the head‚ showing them the way step by step by step by step. I am just ahead of you showing you the path, and showing you the waters, and showing you the green fields, because we are all in it together.

24. Oh how I love it when you stop, when you praise Me, when you sing to Me! What true joy it brings Me! And it is even a greater joy to Me to know that you will be faithful to share these ecstasies and these secrets and these mysteries with My people, for they too will learn to love Me in a new and greater way, and it will bring Me great joy!

25. So feed the flock of God which is before you, and pour forth unto them this beautiful, nourishing, refreshing, golden elixir, that as they drink, it will fill them with My Love, with My strength and with My power! Give! Give, I say unto you! Pour forth, and I will pour forth unto you an even greater measure of My Love and of My understanding. Take the step of faith and give, and I will match you step for step.

26. And as you begin to give, I will begin to pour forth My blessings in a new and greater way, and you will know that it is because of your faithfulness, and because of your love, and because of your faith‚ and because of your humility that I have done this. For it does take humility to share the intimacies that you share with Me, with others. But your great humility will show your great love, and your great love will be multiplied in the hearts of many. And you will be held in great honor for your great humility, for before honor is humility.

27. And My children will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I have ordained you as a queen and as a king, as the Queen and King of My Love. This will be a proof to them that I have ordained you and I have anointed you, and that I have poured forth My Spirit upon you. For they shall taste of the waters, and they shall see that they are good. They shall be nourished and strengthened‚ and they shall say, “These are the Waters of Life! And these are they that pour forth this water unto us. We shall follow and we shall drink and we shall rejoice, for it is a new wine and it brings the joys and the ecstasies and the intoxication of the Spirit!”

28. So bottle the juice‚ bottle the wine, cork it, package it and ship it! And I shall send forth a new harvest, a new crop which shall even be sweeter and stronger and more potent, more intoxicating and more exciting! Your vats are full, therefore pour forth and empty them that I may fill you again and again!

Pour it! Pour the wine!

For it is fine.

It is yours and it is Mine!

(End of prophecy.)

29. (Mama:) Doesn’t this sound exciting? It is! Praise the Lord! Peter and I and all of WS are doing all we can to bottle and ship what the Lord has given. Please pray for us, as it’s a big job, since, as the Lord said, He is pouring it out abundantly!

30. I think it’s so precious that the Lord said that our prayers, our tenderness and our whispers of love make Him feel loved. It makes me want to be sure to regularly tell the Lord that I love Him, and show Him by spending time with Him.

The Bridegroom Cometh!

31. One night after an extended period of singing praise songs and love songs to the Lord and crying out to Him, telling Him of our love for Him, He said some wonderful things to us!

32. (Prophecy:) Behold, I have heard your prayers, and I have seen your tears, and I will heal you. I have heard your songs of love, your words of love and endearment unto Me. I have heard your words of praise and of giving glory unto Me. I have heard you listening to and absorbing My Words and turning them into prayers unto Me. These have come before Me as incense‚ as beautiful smells that remind me of you and of your love and of your praise. It draws My heart near unto yours. For as I love to speak to you, so I love it when you together speak to Me. As you think it is precious when I speak to you, so I feel it is precious when you speak to Me!

33. Oh that My children everywhere would speak such words of love‚ such words of praise, and would sing unto Me such songs of love and of devotion, and would sing from their whole hearts, as you have done this night. And‚ lo, how I would empower them for their love! How I would greatly rejoice in the words of praise that they would say and sing unto Me. For, oh, how I wish to teach My children to seek Me desperately with their whole hearts, and to love Me wholly!

34. I am teaching you and I am showing you the rewards of giving yourself wholly unto Me. I am teaching and leading you to the ecstasies of the Spirit so that these can understand how I wish for them to be with Me. In doing so, they will give Me great pleasure, and I will give to them great gifts. For if they give, they shall receive. If they give Me the things that I wish‚ I will pour forth unto them the things that they wish. Give and it shall be given! Yea, I say, give unto Me and it shall be given unto you.

35. For does not the wife who gives praise and adoration and love to her husband receive of him good gifts and great love? So it is with Me. Why do I speak unto you so much and pour forth so much unto you? Because you speak unto Me in praise and in thanksgiving and in love and honor. You say to Me the things that are pleasing to My ears‚ and you send up such sweet perfume that it fills the Halls ’round about Me. I think well of you, and I pour forth unto you. And so do I wish for My halls to be filled with the praise and the adoration and the love and the songs of My children!

36. When I walked the Earth, My disciples said, “Lord, teach us how to pray.” And I say unto you, teach your disciples how to pray. Teach them how to praise. Teach them to commune with Me, with the communion that I wish to have. The come-union, the love-union‚ the praise-union, the glory–union, the worship-union. The loving union of a man and a wife.

37. For I am teaching you. Slowly am I leading you step by step as this mystery unfolds, to teach My people the ways of Love, as a mother teaches a young virgin before her wedding night. And those that teach the virgin well, bring great joy to her bridegroom. So teach My virgins well, that you may bring great joy unto Me. Be not ashamed and be not afraid of what they will think, for I will work in their hearts and help them to understand. But you must teach them and speak the things that I have given unto you to show them. For they are young lovers and know not the ways of true love. But I have taught you these things, and you must be faithful to teach others, that they too can come to know Me in a new and special way.

38. This is a test for you‚ a test of your faith, and of your willingness to humble yourself in the sight of man that I may get the glory and the praise of these, My children. So be not afraid to tell of your great love for Me. Be not afraid to expose yourselves to them as you have exposed yourselves to Me.

39. Be not afraid to let them hear the words of love and the ecstasies of your love that you have poured forth unto Me! Yes, it will be humbling, but though it is humbling for the man and the woman to be naked one with another, it is soon forgotten in the ecstasies of lovemaking. So shall the humbling of the words and the exposure to all be soon forgotten when you rejoice that they are loving Me, and as they rejoice in their love with Me and in the fruits of that love. I look forward with great‚ great anticipation to a great lovemaking of My children! I know it is coming!

40. And as a bridegroom looks forward to the day of his marriage‚ so I look forward to the day when My children will call unto Me in a new way, and will cry out to Me in desire. And oh, I shall rejoice! And oh‚ I shall be glad! I will shout with great joy! I will burst forth with great love! And I will bestow My gifts upon My children for their great love for Me. For they will be giving and giving and giving unto Me, and I will be giving and giving and giving unto them. This is the beginning of a great new marriage, and My Bride shall rejoice in the ecstasies of My Love! They shall be exceeding glad at the fruits of My Love‚ and they will be grateful to you for your faith and your faithfulness, and for your great love for Me.

41. So do not hold back. Give unto them! Give unto them all that I have shown you, and in due season you shall reap a great and mighty harvest because of your faithfulness. For as you two have loved Me and have received the seeds of My Love, so shall it bring forth great fruit unto the children of David. For I say unto you, we are going to have a spiritual orgy! We are going to have an orgy of the Spirit and we are going to be loving and loving and loving, and fucking and fucking and fucking!

42. The world and the church are going to stand back in awe‚ and they are going to scoff and say, “The children haven’t changed!” But I say unto you, the children have changed, because they are no longer children, they are brides! They are going to be experienced lovers, and they are going to revel in the ecstasies of My Love!

43. So come, let us love together! Let us revel together! For you are My Bride and I am your Husband‚ and the bed of our marriage is undefiled. And as the husband and the wife learn the ways of love together, and as they discover new and exciting things to do one to another, so shall we learn new ways to excite one another, and to pour forth to one another, and to show one another great love. Oh, what a marriage! Oh, what a loving! Oh, what a time we shall have together, My Bride and Me! And, oh, what love we shall have, and what love we will show the world together.

44. So prepare yourself‚ the Bridegroom cometh! Trim your lamps, yea‚ trim your lamps and be ready and waiting! We shall have a great feast and we shall have great love, and we shall have a great, great, great big orgy together! This is My call to all the young virgins: Come, come, come! Come unto Me. I want to marry you. I want you in the bed of My Love. Come, I say, come unto Me! Do not think‚ “Oh, there are so many‚” for you are all one. I love each of you, and I will ravish each of you, and I will ravish all of you! And we shall rejoice together in a great love one for another!

45. So I’m coming!—And it’s coming!—And you’ll be coming!—And we’ll all be coming together! So come! Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest—rest in the bed of My Love. And through this rest and through this love there will be great strength and great fruit. For soon we will be naked together in the bed of love! So hear My call and heed My call. Be ready! (End of prophecy.)

46. (Mama:) What a beautiful, powerful and wonderful Message! Wow! How sexy! I can’t get over how much the Lord is trying to show us the importance of loving Him. It’s just amazing to see things as He sees them. God is anything but conservative! He’s radical and He doesn’t seem to care if people know He’s wild and free!

47. Like Dad has said, the Lord is a sexy God! “If you can accommodate this new wine without asking why or trying to analyze its ingredients, God has such thrills and intoxication of the Spirit in store for you that you will be glad you drank it without question!—And you’ll be whisked off into a world which you never dreamed existed, where you’ll enjoy the very wonders of total intimacy with a sexy, naked God Himself in a wild orgy of the Spirit, as His totally surrendered Bride!” (ML #286:23).

48. See‚ it’s nothing new—even the Lord talking about us having a spiritual orgy with Him—it’s been there all the time! The Lord just wants us to put it into practice. He wants us to love Him, to desire to be with Him like we desire to be with a sexy lover. He loves us, and we love Him, so let’s learn to love Him the way He wants to be loved!

Usage of the Word “Fuck”!

49. You undoubtedly noticed that the Lord used the word “fucking” in this prophecy. Some time back there was some question if we, as the Family, should be using this word or not. Dad used it on appropriate occasions‚ not as a derogatory “four-letter word” but as the natural synonym for sexual intercourse.

50. When Dad said “fuck,” he never did it in a demeaning or dirty way. I can never remember Dad saying “fuck you” in an angry or swearing way. There were lots of times when he said, “I want to fuck you,” but the way it was said was very sweet and loving, meaning that he wanted to make love with me. He just used it when referring to sexual intercourse. Of course, the System uses it plenty in a derogatory way, and some people use it in just about every sentence! Unfortunately‚ I’ve heard that some of our immature young people have been using it as a swear word, which just shows how polluted by the System even our own kids can sometimes get!

51. One of our leaders wrote quite some time ago asking if we should refrain from using this word, as he felt it seemed to be better to use the term “making love.” At the time I basically agreed to suggesting that the Family not use the word “fuck,” and wrote him and some of our other leaders letting them know this. We didn’t make it official in a printed publication, but just informed the leadership of this suggestion.

52. However, in light of the Lord saying it Himself in this and some other yet to be published prophecies, I thought we had better pray further about this and ask Him about this matter. As you can see, when we bring matters before the Lord He will answer and show us what to do. Following is my prayer‚ along with His answer.

Mama’s Prayer About Using “Fuck” in Our Terminology!

53. (Mama prays:) Jesus, we come before You to ask You about reinstituting the use of the word “fuck” in our pubs and vocabulary. This question is quite a dilemma, because Dad used the word “fuck” throughout the pubs in a very pure way; but the world uses it in exactly the opposite way, in a dirty, gutter, filthy way. Dad was an iconoclast, and his revolutionary, unconventional, untraditional ways‚ including his radical vocabulary, helped to drive a wedge between the Family and the System. He wanted to break us out of our churchy System ruts! He wanted to separate us from the world! He wanted to shock us and shock society!

54. Also, Dad figured, “Why can’t we put our own pure connotation on words?” He felt he had as much right to make a word mean whatever he wanted it to mean as the System does! Why not? It’s society that puts these bad connotations on words. Look at the word “gay” and how they’ve changed it so nobody can use it any more in its original, sweet, delightful meaning.

55. There must not be anything wrong with the word “fuck” in Your eyes, Lord, as You have even used it in some of the prophecies You’ve given us recently! But many of our young people have gotten very evil‚ corrupted, ungodly attitudes about sex from the world, which they have brought into the Family and incorporated into their own way of thinking, so now to them the word “fuck” is very tainted and perverted; to them it carries a carnal, dirty, lustful connotation.

56. Of course, we can understand how they can feel that way, because they’ve gotten that from movies and other contact with the System. Anybody that has much contact with the System at all knows the way they use the word “fuck,” and you can get propagandized pretty quickly by that kind of negative worldly input. So it’s no wonder, Lord, that most of our young people, and even many adults, don’t use the word “fuck” and don’t like it when other Family members use it.

57. If we reinstitute the usage of this word in our pubs and vocabularies without a good explanation and a cleansing of our people’s minds‚ many Family members are not going to understand it or have the right attitude toward it. But if we just give in to the protests we’ve heard from various Family members and stop using it, then they’ll conclude that we are admitting that the way Dad used it was wrong and impure and dirty, which is not the case!

58. To complicate matters even further, if we reinstitute the word “fuck” in the Family, in a widespread everyday use to equate it with having intercourse, some will inevitably use it outside of the Home. What we say, the terms we use‚ our speech habits, anything we do on a broad scale is eventually heard of by our friends and the general public; it’s not as though we can keep such things to ourselves. If we start using “fuck” and putting it in the pubs, maybe our adults could try to use it discreetly and only within the privacy of our Homes when talking with other Family members, but it seems some of our younger people will likely not be so discerning in their use of it.

59. Society certainly will not understand our use of the word “fuck‚” which could hurt what we have tried to do with our friends and contacts to help them see that we are Christians, and that we love Jesus and that we have a standard of the Word and righteousness. Just the use of that one word alone is enough to give the impression to the System that you couldn’t possibly be a Christian! Or if you could by some wild stretch of the imagination be a Christian, you certainly aren’t a good one! The immediate impression they get when hearing you say “fuck” is that you are dirty, impure, unrighteous‚ unholy and ungodly!

60. What are we going to do, Lord, if we’ve been a good sample and witness to someone and then they hear us saying “fuck“? Even if we try to explain it, how are we going to explain it well enough to them so they’ll understand, so they won’t be stumbled‚ and so our good won’t be evil spoken of? If we’ve ministered to people and they look to us as real Christians, as a sample to follow, and they’re drawn to us as their link to the Lord and to the Words, but then all of a sudden they hear us using the word “fuck,” that can’t help but lower their opinion of us, because they can’t fathom anything else! They don’t understand how we could possibly use that term and still be Christians or still be Godly!

61. Lord, this is really a dilemma! We have some very good reasons for continuing to use the word “fuck.” It’s a very precise word, everyone knows it means intercourse. Whereas “making love” covers the whole range of sexual activity, sometimes including intercourse, but not always. Also, Dad used “fuck” throughout his Letters, so what business do we have to change it, unless You tell us specifically to change it. But if we are not going to change it and You want us to use it in the pubs and as part of our normal vocabulary, You will have to tell us how we can handle the results and pick up the pieces! It’s not just the System that doesn’t understand and that thinks we are being dirty and carnal and vulgar when we say “fuck,” but it is our own young people too.

62. Lord, we ask You to please do something about this dilemma, and help us to understand and know what we are supposed to do! If we are to use the word “fuck,” help us to know how we can deal with the repercussions and what explanations we’re supposed to give people. Help us, Lord!

63. Thank You so much for giving us beautiful Words from You, so clearly and simply. We don’t have to figure them out‚ we don’t have to try to interpret them, they are so clear. And thank You for giving Peter a clear channel and a beautiful gift from You! Help him, Lord. We know it’s a battle and the Enemy fights, but You are greater! Your power is so great it can overcome the Evil One, and You’ve promised‚ “greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1John 4:4). We claim a clear channel and every Word that You want to give us. Whatever You want to do about this matter, that’s what we want. We have no will of our own, Lord. We don’t know anything of ourselves, and we need You so much to show us the answers. We love You, Jesus, and thank You for caring for every detail.

To the Pure All Things Are Pure!—But Walk in Wisdom Towards Those Without!

64. (Prophecy:) To the pure all things are pure, but him that is filthy, let him be filthy still. The Words that I speak unto you are pure Words, golden Words, fitting Words, fulfilling Words! And if I use these words when speaking to you, then how can you say that these are filthy? For the Word of God is pure, and it is pure unto those that are pure. But those that are filthy, let them be filthy still! For do they not call all the goodness of God evil? Do they not call the freedom of God evil? Do they not call the freedoms that I have given to you evil? Do they not reject you for the freedoms that I have given to you? And do they not say that your actions are not of God, but are from Satan, and that you are deceived?

65. But do you stop the freedom of God because of the opinions of man? Do you cease from sharing My Love one with another because man says that this is not of God? For whom do you listen to?—The voice of man or the voice of God? The voice of man says‚ “This is the way. This is what you must say!” But I say unto you, look at man, look how they seek to change all things that are true and right. Look how they seek to change My Word and to make My Word of none effect. For they say that they seek correctness and purity of word so that it offends no one. But I say it is hypocrisy, it is a cover-up, it is deception!

66. For My Word is Truth! I speak truth. And My Word is clarity. When I called you to Me out of the life that you led before you knew Me, did this word have a holy meaning?—No, it did not, for you were not pure. But neither was My Name holy unto you. For some it was even a curse word. But when I brought you to Me, when I washed you by My Spirit and cleansed you through My Word, and when I instructed you with the Words of David, so did My Name become pure unto you.—And so did this word (“fuck”) become pure unto you. So unto you who are pure‚ unto you who are holy, unto you who are called out from this world, so have I made these things pure unto you; and so have I given unto you My pure Words, My pure freedom‚ and My pure joy! And those that are without‚ let them be filthy still!

67. But walk in wisdom towards them that are without. Become all things to all men, that you may be winsome. When you speak to those that think they be pure, use words that they think to be pure; for they understand not the true purity of God, and because of this they think that which is truly pure is defiled. For they be as Pharisees who think they know the ways of God, but who only know the way of man—man’s interpretation of the ways of God. For they have the law and the letter, but are without the Spirit.

68. Unto them‚ show yourselves wise and show yourselves loving, and be not offensive. But when they challenge you, as they challenged Me, speak then the truth, the whole truth, that they may hear, and that they may decide, and that they may be accountable.

69. For your children who have been sullied and dirtied in their minds and in their spirits, I say unto you, cleanse them with My Word. Read to them that which your David has said unto them—that love is pure, that the giving of love, the making of love, the making of babies is pure, a pure gift from a loving Father!

70. For did not your Father David teach you the ways of love, and the purity and holiness of sex? Did he not change your minds through the Words that he spoke? And will not these Words speak to your new generation and change their minds? Did not the Words of David cleanse you from the pollutants of the world‚ of all that which you grew up with? Did it not wash you clean? Did it not show you the truth and give you the wisdom and understanding of the ways of the Lord your God?

71. I say unto you, these Words are alive today!—And as they cleansed you, they will cleanse your young people, and they will cleanse future generations. For the Words that I speak unto you, they are Spirit and Life! They are alive, they are pure, they work! They worked then, they work now, they work tomorrow‚ they work forever!

72. And as your children, your loved ones, have been polluted by the deception of Satan, and by the world about them, so I say unto you, cleanse them! Cleanse them with the pure waters of My Word, and fret not to speak unto them the truth, to give unto them that which I have given, that which is holy‚ that which is pure, that which is clean. Help them to understand by the reading of My Word and by your ensample of love, of purity, of holiness, of faithfulness, and of loyalty.

73. So study with them, that they may show themselves workmen that need not be ashamed‚ that they learn to rightly divide My Word of Truth! Lead them to My Words. Read with them My Words. Explain to them My Words. Help them to understand. For My Word is powerful! My Word is eternal! My Word is health and life unto you and unto your children. My Word is the antidote to the poison and the impurities of this world.

74. You cannot keep yourself from all the poisons and all the impurities. You cannot shut your eyes and shut your ears and take in nothing from this world, for this world is all about you, and you are in this world. But if you would not be of this world, then you must cleanse yourselves and purify yourselves with the antidote of My Word, that you shall become clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you.

75. Unto you young ones I say, heed My Words and listen unto them, and believe them, for Satan has desired to have you, to defeat you!—Not by a great flood, but by the little foxes that eat the vines. A little here, a little there; a little weakening; a little chipping away of the foundation here‚ a little chipping of the foundation there; a little disbelief here, a little doubt there; a little of your own wrong conclusions.

76. If you would have a strong foundation‚ you must read and believe and drink in and be cleansed by the Words of David. When you read them, think not, “Oh‚ I have read this before. Oh, I know what this says. I know all of the Words of David.” For you know not what you say. For though you may have read the Words of David all your life, you must also believe them and put forth a believing will and put them into action and let them be your standard—not that which you see about you and that which you view or hear.

77. And I say this unto all: Let the Words of David‚ the Words of God, the Words of My mouth‚ the Words of My Book be your standard!—Not that which man says, not that which is politically correct but is a deception and a deceit and a lie, perpetrated by those who would destroy the Word and the works of God! For am I politically correct? Was David politically correct?—Or did he speak the Words of Truth as I spoke through him? Is the Bible politically correct? No, these things are an offense to man, but they nevertheless are the pure Words of God!

78. And to those of you who are pure, these Words are pure, they are life-giving waters! They cleanse your spirit! They nourish your soul! They strengthen your minds and your hearts, and they draw you nigh unto Me. But to this world they are a stench and an offense because they are strong Words, and they are true Words, and they are convicting Words, and they are precise Words, and this, My Word, cuts to the heart!

79. And these [of the world] would have nothing be strong and nothing be true and nothing be sharp‚ for they wish to have it all blended together in one great big mass of confusion where there is no right and there is no wrong, there is no up and there is no down; that no one is offended and no one is hurt, no one is convicted‚ and thus no one knows where lies truth, nor which direction they should go. Thus do they hate and thus do they speak against anyone who gives direction and who speaks the truth.

80. Become not as they who have no guidebook, who have no map. For I have given you clarity and direction and absolutes, and these things be of Me! So be not deceived! Be not taken in by those who would blur everything‚ for I have given you clarity of thought, clarity of direction, clarity of sight.

81. Though you may see so much through a glass darkly, these see not at all, and thus they lie in confusion and they seek to confuse. But I seek to clarify and to give you truth. So forsake not the Words nor the ways of David, for he spoke unto you truth, and he spoke unto you clarity‚ and he gave unto you absolutes. And I would that you would follow these—My Truth, My Words, My life—and that you would speak with clarity and with purity‚ using wisdom towards them that are without. (End of prophecy.)

82. (Mama:) Aren’t the Lord’s answers amazing? He always answers above and beyond what we even expect‚ and gives us so much more than we even asked for! Not only does He give us the answer, but He explains why things are the way they are. He also helps us to know how to apply the knowledge He gives us.

83. The Lord makes it clear that we are to use the word “fuck” purely, not derogatorily. Therefore, if any of you are using it as a swear word or in an unloving manner, then you are using it wrongly. He also says that when we are with those who think the word “fuck” is impure, that we shouldn’t use it; that we are supposed to use wisdom and love in our interactions with others. So if it is going to stumble some outsider, then it shouldn’t be used. But within our own Homes and in private conversation, it can be rightfully used.

84. What an exposé of those who want everything to be politically correct! If you’ve wondered about “political correctness,” here’s what the Lord had to say about it!

85. Also‚ the Lord takes this as an opportunity to drive home the importance of cleansing ourselves with His Words to counteract the evil, polluting influences of the System! It doesn’t matter how strong you think you are spiritually, if you take in the System’s thoughts and words and pictures and attitudes‚ you are going to be contaminated by them. Not everything in the System is bad, of course, but the System is filled with many negative influences and you are bound to pick up some along the way.

86. The only thing which will keep you pure is to be cleansed by the Words! If you have more intake from the System than you have from the Word, you’re bound to be weakened, no matter who you are! This is one of the laws of the spirit world: If you get more of the Devil’s input than you get of God’s input, then you become weakened. Even Peter, when he comes back from his missions in the System, asks for cleansing prayer, and makes the time to get refilled with strengthening Word to wash him clean from the System’s thoughts and words and attitudes, which are so contrary to God’s.

87. Folks, it is a spiritual battle! Sometimes we can’t help taking in the poison of the world and getting dirtied, but we can prevent ourselves from staying that way and from being weakened by it. The Lord has provided the antidote, the remedy, the cure! He says, “Now ye are clean through the Word which I have spoken unto you” (John 15:3). So please make time for His Word, make time for loving fellowship with Him, and you will be strengthened by the renewing of your mind and spirit.

88. May God bless you and help you to spend good loving time with Him—time in His Word, praising Him, telling Him you love Him and letting Him fuck you with His Word!

Loving Jesus–Part 3

Karen Zerby

—By MariaDO 3029For Voting Members Only12/95

Maria #310

1. As He wishes to do with all Christians‚ the Lord has been trying to bring us into a closer relationship with Him. Dad often reminded us of the need to have close communion with the Lord‚ the need to spend time with Him, to love Him, to abide in Him through His Word abiding in us. Having this close contact, this intimate relationship with Jesus, is one of the difficulties each of us faces, as there are always so many factors working against our spending time with the Lord: “I’m too busy. There’s too much to do. If I stop my work for fellowship with Jesus‚ I’ll fall too far behind. There is so much going on, I can’t concentrate. Others will think I’m trying to be `spiritual.’ Others don’t do it, why should I?” These are just a few of the many reasons given for neglecting our time with the Lord.

2. Over the past few years I believe the Family in general has become more acutely aware of the need to spend more time in communion with the Lord. We have always been fairly faithful in reading the Word, but more recently we’ve included an emphasis on prayer, praise and listening to the Lord in prophecy. These added dimensions have hopefully deepened our connection with Him, yet it is still difficult to have the needed motivation to come from the wings into His bedchamber.

3. About a year ago, with Dad gone and my not being able to be as dependent upon him as before, I felt the need to draw even closer to the Lord. It was at this time that the Lord began to speak about praising Him and listening to Him more, topics which I have written to you about throughout this last year. I knew that doing these things was pleasing to the Lord‚ and they helped me to stop, to look and to listen to Him. I was spending more time with Him in these activities, for which I was very happy.

4. As we spent more time praising, praying and listening, the Lord began to speak to us about His Love for us and our need to love Him more. I really did want to love Him more and be able to show Him my love and express it to Him more clearly. As always, when I desperately sought Him for answers, He gave them.

5. Beginning in the early months of 1995 and continuing over a period of approximately six months‚ the Lord spoke to us in various prophecies about how to love Him in a new and special way, a way that He says is pleasing to Him. It’s a way that Dad spoke about in the Letters‚ the full meaning of which the Lord has just now revealed to us. That is what this GN and the next three GNs are about: How we, His Bride, can love the Lord more intimately. For the past year Peter and I have been coming before the Lord in prayer and loving Him in the way He has revealed, and we have found it very rewarding indeed. It’s brought about a real change in our attitude about spending time with the Lord, and has made it easier and more fulfilling. It has made us feel much closer to Jesus, much more intimate, more connected.

6. More than six months ago we shared this revelation with our Home and one of our WS Homes. Many of those who read this message at that time received it gladly, and have put this revelation into practice. They also reported that it has been a great help in their spiritual lives and has deepened their relationship with the Lord. Some reported that it was initially a battle for them to receive this revelation, but when stepping out by faith‚ they found that it was a tremendous help to their spiritual lives. A few others said that the revelation was too difficult for them to implement in their prayer lives; but with time‚ most of the ones who had such difficulties in the beginning eventually got used to these new “strange truths” so that they didn’t seem so foreign to them, and most of them were later able to practice this new way of loving the Lord, and were inspired and helped by it.

7. The revelation the Lord has given us and which we are going to share with you in the next five parts of this “Loving Jesus” series is definitely radical and bottle-breaking. It even surprised Peter and me! But as we simply followed what Jesus said, as we tried it by faith, we personally saw the benefits manifested in our lives. As we researched all that Dad has written on the subject, we found that he had spoken of it quite often, but hadn’t explained it fully, as it wasn’t time for the Lord to reveal its deeper meaning.

8. Dad used to say that his job was to give the Lord’s Message no matter what it was. This is my commission as well, to tell you what the Lord has told me. So that is what I will be presenting to you in this series of GNs—what He has told me to tell you.

9. Many times in the past, the children of David have received, believed and acted upon the New Wine and radical new doctrines that were revealed through Dad, even though it was difficult and a step of faith. That is why we, the Family, are where we are today!—Because we have had the faith to follow the Lord whithersoever He has led! Praise the Lord! I greatly admire your faith and obedience of the past, and I have confidence that once again you’ll be receptive to this revelation, and that you’ll take the time to study these Words and do what you can to practice them.

10. In the course of revealing this new, more intimate way to love Him‚ the Lord spoke of many wonderful blessings that will be ours as a result of drawing closer to Him in this way. The promises are so many that I won’t take time to list them all here, as they are made clear in the pages that are to come, but to summarize‚ the Lord said that we’ll be much closer to Him and we’ll learn to love Him as never before; we’ll find new strength, power and anointing; we’ll be better prepared for the dark days to come; we’ll have greater love for one another; and we’ll be better, more fruitful witnesses!

11. I know that this revelation is of the Lord, because not only has it been confirmed by the Word and through the mouths of many WS prophets, but I have also seen it bear wonderful fruit in my life and in Peter’s life and in the lives of others. I’m convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Lord has given us a very special gift in this revelation, by showing us how we can love Him more intimately, and I pray that all of you will accept it as part of His Love for you.

12. But a gift is not forced on the recipient. Our personal relationship with the Lord, our communion with Him, our means of communicating our love to Him and receiving His Love is a personal matter between Him and us, and we have to make any choices involved. So if you have a hard time receiving what the Lord has given in this revelation, please be assured that you are not going to lose your place in the DO Family, you’re not going to be looked down upon, and you’re not going to be considered a second-class citizen.

13. The Lord is giving you this special gift; He definitely wants you to take it, but He’s not going to force you to. The Lord has given me the privilege of passing this on to you, and I pray that you will receive it, because it will help you greatly, but the choice is yours. You may not totally grasp this revelation right away. It may take some time for it to “settle” and for you to get used to it and to understand it through more study of these GNs, so don’t get discouraged if upon first reading this series you feel rather puzzled or disoriented. As with all New Wine, sometimes it takes a while to think and pray about it and develop a taste for it, so take your time. You can grow into this at your own pace. It’s a personal matter between you and the Lord. Just relax and let the Word and the Lord’s still small voice speak to you; and when you feel ready to step out by faith to try this new way of loving the Lord, you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised that it’s easier than you expected.

14. The giving of this full revelation was a step-by-step process. The Lord spoke in prophecy giving the first part of the revelation. When we questioned Him later about it, trying to get a fuller understanding of what He meant, He revealed further aspects of it. In time, all of our questions were answered and we more clearly understood what He was showing us. We are presenting this revelation to you in pretty much the same order in which we received it, so if things are a bit unclear at first, or you may not fully understand what the Lord is saying or you have questions or reservations, please keep reading, as your questions will probably be answered by the time you are finished with the full series.

15. Part seven of this series is a GN of questions and answers. Some points in that GN serve as a summary of the main points of the series, but other questions and answers provide new information that is not included in parts three through six, so even though the reading of that GN is not slotted in the Birthday Feast schedule, please be sure to take the time within the next week to read it fully and carefully. If you still have questions after reading parts three through six, you will probably find that they are answered in part seven. Also‚ because your questions will likely be answered as you read, please don’t expect your shepherds to explain any aspects of this revelation that you don’t understand until after you’ve finished reading the whole series. Thanks!

16. As you read these GNs, you’ll want to remember that this way of loving the Lord is a private matter. It’s not for public meetings or groups. Also, it’s not for children. So please do not practice this new intimate way of loving the Lord in front of your children, nor discuss it in detail with them.

17. Okay, without further introduction, let’s begin, as I’m sure you’re all eager to find out what the Lord has said!

Quotes from Dad on the Bride of Christ!

18. The first two Letters in this “Loving Jesus” series emphasized the importance of our having a more intimate and loving relationship with Jesus. There is a great deal said about this throughout the Letters, much of it referring to our role as Jesus’ Bride, the Bride of Christ, His New Church, His wife, His lover. In fact, the very first MO Letter, “A Prophecy of God—on the Old Church and the New Church” (ML #A), as well as another early Letter, “More Prophecies on Old and New Church” (ML #117), were on that very subject.

19. Throughout these Letters, the Lord was contrasting the Old Church, those who had grown cold in their love for Him, with the New Church, us, His new‚ vibrant and loving Bride! The Lord referred to the intimacy and love that His New Church gives to Him, and made it clear that this is what He desires. I’ll quote you a bit from these Letters so you can see what I mean:

20. “For I, the Lord, have done it, that I may glorify My Name and preserve her whom I love … My hungry ones who love Me and not My wealth, who cherish My Person, not My palaces, who ravish Myself, and not My power only, and who dwell by My side in nakedness and humility and adoration. … She which was least among all the daughters of men shall become My beloved and My darling oneMy loved one. This is the Bride of Mine affliction. This is the darling of My Tribulation. … She it is that loveth Me, therefore do I delight in her and do highly honor her(“A Prophecy of God—on the Old Church and the New Church,” ML #A:11,14,24-25).

21. “I look not on the outward appearance, but upon the heart‚ and she loves Me with all her heart. Therefore, she pleases Me greatly. … Come with Me, therefore, My fair one, and let Me be ravished with thy love!” (“More Prophecies on Old and New Church,” ML #117:1,10).

22. I’ll share a few more quotes from Dad on the subject, which again show the Lord’s desire for us to be His loving Bride:

23. “He has raised us up His New Church, a young Bride bursting with energy and a passionate love for her Bridegroom!—An alive‚ vibrant, warm, living, beautiful body that responds quickly‚ fervently and ardently to His slightest touch, and who is wildly ravished with His Love!” (“Lovemaking with Jesus!” ML #1525:20).

24. “My Bride shall enter into My chamber, and I Myself will lie with her and honor her before all the handmaidens” (“Prophecies of the Handmaiden of the Lord!” ML #19:17).

25. “This is why God has in these Last Days raised up our Family, His sexy New Church!—A young new Bride bursting with energy and a passionate love for her Bridegroom! He wants a Bride that He can fuck the daylights out of with His Spirit and His Word, His seed and His Love, to make her productive and fruitful, to bear everlasting children for the eternal Kingdom of God! `For herein is My Father glorified,’ Jesus said, `that you bear much fruit!’ (Jn.15:8).

26. “To be the kind of Bride He wants, you’ve got to first of all have enough faith in His Love to obey, and come and strip off all of the outer garments of appearances, cover-ups and false fronts, and expose yourself to the Lord, totally yielding yourself to Him in submission and humility. You must be willing to be stripped bare before Him. You’re just you, and that’s what He wants!—You!—All of you!

27. “So you’ve got to drop everything, forsake all, come to Him and be willing to be stripped bare, abandon all false cover-ups, and just expose yourself to Him. And then you’ve got to let Him make love to you and fill you with His Spirit and His seed, the Word of God, which, when conceived in responsive hearts‚ brings forth fruit, newborn babes into the Kingdom of God! Hallelujah!” (“Submit Yourself to God—Yield and Obey, Part 1‚” ML #2224:16-18).

28. All of this sounds quite intimate, doesn’t it? It sounds like the Lord actually means it when He says we are His Bride. As I said in the first GN on Loving Jesus (GN 659), a bride and a bridegroom are very loving with each other, very intimate, and very sexy. They crave being with each other. They love to have time together, to kiss, to caress‚ to make love. The Lord used this illustration because it is one that we can very easily understand, and it makes a clear standard by which we can measure our personal relationship with Jesus. We can ask ourselves, how does my relationship with Jesus compare to that of a bride and a bridegroom?

29. There has been some question about the Bride of Christ and exactly what it means. We know from the Bible that He sees His Church, the great body of believers worldwide, as His Bride. He has told Dad that we, the Family, are His New Church, His New Bride. Throughout the Letters, Dad has indicated that we are all His brides individually. So who is the Bride? What is the answer to this mystery? Recently, we prayed and asked the Lord to speak to us about His Bride, and He responded with the following:

“My Bride!”

30. (Prophecy:) Child, I love you. I love you as My Bride. I love you as one, as one Bride with Me. And I love you as one, as one Bride with all. For I love all My Bride as one, and I love each one as one Bride. This is part of the mystery, that I love all as one, and I love one as one, for you are all part of My Bride and you are all a Bride unto Me. I love you all and I give love unto all of you; and I love each one of you and I give love to each of you.

31. For you are all My Bride‚ and you are individually My Bride. I make love to all of you collectively as one, and I make love to you individually as one. For as each member is part of the Body, so is each member part of the Bride. As a lover loves each part of his loved one’s body‚ so do I love you, My overall Bride. Yet I love each one individually as a Bride, and each one is one with Me.

32. As My overall Bride is one with Me, so is it become the Body of Christ, for we are one. As I have said that these two shall be made one flesh, so are My Bride and I made into one, and it becomes the Body of Christ. Even as My Father and My Mother and I are all one, so are you one with Me.

33. As My whole Church is My Bride and as each individual is My Bride, so is each Home My Bride. My whole Church must worship and love Me, and each individual must worship and love Me, and each Home must worship and love Me. For I look upon each as My Bride‚ whether I look upon the whole‚ or whether I look upon the Home, or whether I look upon the individual. Thus I must receive love from the whole, from the part, and from the individual.

34. For I love to be loved and I love to love. I love to receive love. I love to give love. So few understand My need to be loved, My desire to be loved. So few understand My desire to be wanted, My desire to be called for and told that I am wanted, that I am needed, that I am desired‚ that I am lovely. In this I find great pleasure and great happiness, and for this purpose created I My children to love Me.

35. Why do you think I was so angry at the children of Abraham? Because I loved them, I gave unto them, and they turned away and spurned Me. They hurt Me. They did not receive My Love‚ and they did not love Me in return; but instead went awhoring after other gods. Why am I so displeased with the Old Church? Because they stopped loving Me. And why am I well pleased with you? Because you love Me! You have loved Me with your works, with your child–rearing and with your obedience. But now I wish for you to love Me with your words, with your body, with your spirit. I wish for you to love Me with all of your heart, with all of your mind, with all of your spirit, with all of your strength, with all of your soul!

36. For I wish to be loved in a new way, in the way that I truly wish to be loved. This is a step of faith for you, and a leap of faith for many! But have I not always honored these steps of faith that your father has taken, yea, the leaps? Have I not always brought forth great fruit as I promised? So come, come I say‚ come in unto Me and be My Bride! For I long to be loved as a lonely man who does not seem to be lonely because He has so many friends and so much family, yet He lacks a sweetheart and darling.

37. Please come, come to Me and be My darling! Come to Me and be My sweetheart! Come to Me and be My wife, My Bride! Come, come, please come and lie in the bed of love with Me. For there you will find great love and great treasure, and there you will find great reward. For does not the husband love to pour forth gifts of love‚ tokens of love and appreciation for the love that his loving wife gives unto him? I seek to be in love with you‚ and I seek for you to be in love with Me, that we may have a new relationship.

38. Your queen knew that she loved her faucet [Peter], but at a distance; and though she loved him and gave him tokens of love, she was not “in love” with him. She did not have the true manifestations of love and the fullness of love within her heart. So is it with so many of you. But when she understood and when she began to say “yes” and when she began to yield, so did I pour forth a new love into her heart‚ and oh‚ that changed the picture! So will it be with My children who will take the step. They will go from a formal love, from an understanding love, to a passionate love, a desirous love! And oh, there is such a difference!

39. So come! Come! Come, My Bride! Come, My loves! Come, I call, come! Come to My bed‚ come to My arms, come to My kisses, to My lips! We shall revel in great joy and great passion‚ and you shall receive great love, great strength and great gifts! For you will be married unto a King and you will be a queen unto Me, and I will bestow upon you far above all that you could ask or think! For I will love you, and I will ravish you, and I will pour forth unto you; and you will be known as My Queen, as My Bride!

40. Those who love Me only formally will look at you and think, “Oh, it seems to be only a mistress. It seems to be a prostitute.” But I say unto you‚ you will be a Queen, and you will be greatly loved and greatly ravished in My arms! For you will be My Bride and you will be My true love and you will be crowned Queen above all! (End of prophecy.)

41. (Mama:) Thank You Jesus! Hallelujah! We praise You, Jesus, for Your wonderful Words, the marvelous things of the Spirit that You reveal to us, Your children! We don’t know why You’ve chosen us, when we’re so undeserving‚ but thank You for making us Your Bride. Thank You for showing us this marvelous, intimate relationship that we can have with You, that You’re desiring us to have, and that You are waiting for us to have with You! What a privilege! What a wonderful, wonderful gift, that You love each one of us so deeply and that You actually want us and desire us and that our love gives You pleasure!

Jesus’ Need for an Intimate, Passionate Lover!

42. The Lord said some very amazing things in the above prophecy. Just thinking about how much Jesus loves us moves me deeply. His Words are amazing Words, of great significance. They support and are an amplification of what He said to Dad many years ago: “Look at the relationship between the Church and the Lord. We’re all needed and we’re all members of the same Body‚ and we’re all the Lord’s Bride, we’re all married to the same Husband‚ but there’s still a personal relationship between you and the Lord that doesn’t include a lot of other people. Your personal private relationship with the Lord is one on one” (ML #2023:31).

43. The Lord makes it quite clear in this prophecy that He sees the whole Church as His Bride, He sees your Home as His Bride, and He sees you personally as His Bride. He’s also said He sees the whole Family as His Bride.

44. You may have wondered why God even needs your love, as He has so much love! Why would the great God of the universe actually need your love in a very personal way? He’s God, He’s not a human being. But you see, this is where we haven’t seen His heart! We haven’t realized how much the physical illustration of the man and woman loving each other applies to Him and His relationship to us. That’s one of the reasons He made human love, human desire, a human need for love: So we would understand His desire and His need for us!

45. Jesus speaks so personally and intimately to us, as He exposes His heart and humbly bares Himself before us, telling us that He longs to be loved as a lonely man, that He actually has a need to be loved by us. He’s asking us, His New Church, the children of David, to please understand Him and fill His need!

46. Even though He has many friends, He lacks a sweetheart‚ a darling. It’s not that we haven’t been loving Him all along—we have been, and He’s very pleased with that love‚ as He said—but He talks about us having a new relationship with Him. He says He wants us to be passionately in love with Him, as He is with us. He wants us to love Him with “our words, our body and our spirit,” with all of our heart, mind, spirit, strength and soul.

47. He goes on to tell us how wonderful our new relationship together can be, and says that as a result He will give us many gifts. We will be His Queen and His Bride, though the Old Church will look upon us as only a mistress or a prostitute. But I wouldn’t mind being a mistress of Jesus, would you? In the world, when a very important person has a mistress, there are many who look upon her with respect and admiration. Even being the mistress of Jesus would be a gift far beyond what we could ever expect!

48. When a man has a mistress, you figure he must really love her and she must be supplying his need for love that his wife is not supplying.—That if he has a mistress, he must enjoy being with her because she gives him what he needs! But think of it! The Lord wants us to be more than a mistress to Him! He wants to accord us a special place of honor!—That of making us His Queen‚ His Bride! He wants to give us all the privileges and “rights” of the wife‚ of the bride, where He can show us off publicly as His Queen and His darling.

49. Even though He is offering us such a marvelous place by His side and in His bed, with many wonderful privileges and rewards attached, He knows that there is a commitment to be made. We have to give up some of our independence, some of our pride. We have to be willing to be there just for Him and to do whatever pleases Him. We have to be yielded to His wishes. He knows that it will take faith!—A step of faith for some, and a leap of faith for others! But He assures us that He will honor our yieldedness and humility‚ and He will give us back more—much more—than we could ever imagine!

How Do We Do It?

50. By now you might be thinking, “Okay, it’s clear that the Lord wants me to be intimate with Him, to love Him in a deeper way, to love Him as His Bride. But how do I do it?” A while back I had a similar question. Dad already answered the most important part of this question years ago in that quote we gave you earlier (paragraphs 25-27). He said we’re going to have to have faith in the Lord’s Love, and strip off our outer garments of pride and appearances, our cover-ups and false fronts.

51. Doing this is going to require total yieldedness, truly loving Him with all your heart and all your soul—which is your body and your spirit—and with all your mind. Sometimes loving Him with all your mind means giving it to Him and not trying to use it to figure out things in the natural, but to rather take them by faith, even if you don’t fully understand them. Dad says that after you’ve yielded yourself to Him‚ you can make love with Him in total abandonment and let Him fill you with His seeds!

52. Okay, we want to be yielded and we want to give Him everything and we want to make love to Him in total abandonment, but how do we do this? How do we put this into practice? How do we translate it into action? I knew the Lord wanted me to praise Him more, to tell Him I love Him more, but I didn’t know exactly what to do. How could I express my love for Him in words? As usual, when we have a question and are calling out desperately to Him, He answers. “Call unto Me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not” (Jer.33:3). Following is my prayer and the Lord’s wonderful answer!

Words of Love to the Lord!

53. Jesus, we need You to show us how to praise You and thank You for Your wonderful Love. We need to know what words to say to convey it. We know the Spirit can speak through us in tongues and You understand that, but we believe that You want us to tell You in words that we understand too. We want to express in words how we feel from the depths of our hearts. We love You, Jesus, and want to tell You.

54. Your Love is so great! It’s overflowing and overwhelming! We’re enveloped in it and Your Heavenly Love just gushes all over us! It’s more than a touch—it’s many touches!—And the touches all run together into a whole flood of Love! It’s so much‚ Lord, we don’t even know how to describe it! It flows all over us and overflows us and feels so good. It’s so wonderful! We feel so secure and so loved, so cared for, and we want to share it with others so they can know it too!

55. You’re right here with us, so personal and real. We know You desire us and You really want us to love You, because You love us. It makes You happy when we do, and we want to make You happy. So please‚ Lord, tell us what to say. How do we tell You we love You? How do we express our love to You? What do You want us to say?

56. (Prophecy:) Can you describe the very depths of the sea—or the highest points of the universe? Can you describe the deep things of the Spirit? Then how can you describe this great love that we have together with mere words of man? For My Love for you is all-encompassing, it is all Love, and it is unintelligible in the words of man.

57. But you desire to tell Me in words your love for Me. You must look unto those things that you relate to and that I have given to you to help you grasp and to understand this love. For just like you love one another, and like you say words of endearment and words of desire‚ and like you cry out words of ecstasy, do so unto Me. Just like you say, “I want you and I need you!” and‚ “Come in unto me—let us be one! Let us love! Let us lie in each other’s arms. Kiss me, caress me, fuck me and love me, fill me to the full!” Like you say, “Hold me!” Like you say, “I love you! I want you! I desire you! Come lie with me! Come fill me!”—So say these words to Me. These are words that you can understand‚ for they express the desire and the love that is in your heart.

58. This love that is in your heart for Me is much greater than words‚ but the words help you to understand and help you to focus. So use these words with Me, for am I not your Lover? Am I not your Husband? Are you not the Bride of Christ? Why do you think I give you these illustrations?

59. For, lo, I could have given any illustration, but I chose one that you could understand, and that would put things in the right perspective so that everyone could see and understand how I want them to be with Me. But most are too proud. Most are afraid to say these things, for they feel foolish; but they don’t understand. They don’t understand that I, too, am their Lover. I, too, am their Husband. I, too, love to be wooed. I love to be kissed, and I love to be told that I am wanted and desired, just as a man would.

60. And as a man does not want to force himself on a woman, but wants to be accepted and wants to be caressed and wants to be loved and wants to be held and wants to be desired, so it is with Me. So tell Me! Talk to Me as you talk to your lover. As you whisper things in his ear, so whisper things in Mine. As you say, “I love your caresses‚” say it to Me. As you say, “I want you in me,” say it to Me. Because this is what you can understand.

61. Do not be ashamed or afraid to speak these precious words of love to Me, for they are as special incense, special prayers that come up before Me, that fill My halls with a special perfume, a perfume of love and of lovemaking! It excites Me! It thrills Me! It makes Me want to give to you, and give and give some more, and again and again! As the thrust of a man upon a woman in lovemaking, so I want to give and give and fill you with My seeds!

62. For when I smell this perfume in the halls of Heaven, I look upon you with great love and with great care and with great excitement, and I want to fill you to overflowing like none other can fill you! These things of the flesh are only a mere speck of the love that I have for you! But I give you the touches and the words and the feelings of the flesh and the sensations and the orgasms, the kiss upon kiss, the breast to breast, the being held, so that you will understand how I am with you.

63. So love Me and be not ashamed! Do not be afraid to say that you want Me. Do not be afraid to say that you want Me to fuck you and to love you and to kiss you, to hold you. For it is in these words that you convey the feeling of your heart. Yes, I want praise and adoration, I want words of thanksgiving, but they that love Me most understand that I also want words of caresses and words of wooing and words of endearment; they understand that I also want the words of excitement, because this portrays in Spirit what you describe in flesh. This portrays that you are open unto Me and naked in Spirit‚ and that you are crying out for Me, that you are prepared, that you are wet, and that you are wanting Me!

64. For, lo, some are brides full of oil, and others are brides without the oil. And those that are without are not lubricated, they are not wet for Me. But those who have the oil of My Spirit and of My Love, and who have utter abandonment unto Me, who will lie in the bed of love with Me, who will lie naked and open for Me, saying‚ “Come unto me! Come unto me! I want You,” these are they that I will fill with My seeds in a way that none other can. These are they that shall have the strength of the Spirit that none other will know. These are they that I will fill, and fill, and fill again! And they shall arise from the bed of love and they shall be strengthened‚ and they shall have My seed within them. My seed shall grow and shall strengthen them and shall bring forth fruit.

65. So do you understand? Do you understand how I want you to love Me? Be not ashamed. Be not ashamed to even love Me together in this way, because when you are loving one another‚ you are loving Me. So do not be afraid to say, “I want You, Jesus! Come into me, Jesus! Make me go, Jesus!” For in loving Me in this way‚ you are proving to one another your love for Me, and we are then altogether one.

66. So please whisper to Me these terms of endearment, these words of excitement, that I may love you and fill you, and that I may hold you so close in My arms that we will be one. (End of prophecy.)

67. (Mama:) Thank You, Jesus, for showing us such beautiful things, such wonderful treasures, such precious Words! Thank You for showing us how You want to be loved and what words You want us to use to express that love. It makes so much sense for us to use words that we are familiar with, words that we can relate to, words that communicate our love to You. Oh, Jesus, thank You for answering, for making it so clear, for giving us this new way to tell You of our love, to love You!

Pulling Back the Veil of His Word!

68. What a truly amazing answer! The Lord wants us to tell Him the things we would tell our lovers when we are making love to them. He says that when we are having that quiet, intimate time with Him, He wants us to say things like‚ “I want You, I need You, come in unto me, love me‚ hold me, kiss me, caress me, fuck me, fill me to the full! I love You, I want You, I desire You!” and anything else you would say to your lover or mate.

69. But you say‚ “It may make sense to you, Mama, because you’re a woman, and in lovemaking you can say those things: `Come into me, I want You inside me, give me Your seeds,’ etc., but obviously this doesn’t apply to us men because we don’t say those things to our lovers! This whole illustration seems to apply much more to women than to men!” That’s just the point!—It does apply to women, you’re right!—Because we, each one of us, are the Bride (the woman) of Jesus, and that’s what brides say! If we believe we are truly Jesus’ brides, as God’s Word says we are, then why can’t we say the things that brides say? It’s no more unusual to say the words of the bride than it is to be the bride!

70. You men are probably thinking of all kinds of questions, like, what about us saying these things to the Holy Spirit? How can we as men say such things to Jesus‚ Who is male? What about those men who have homosexual tendencies, how is this going to affect them? Like I said earlier, we had questions too, and we asked the Lord about them. So these and other questions will be answered as you read on.

71. I know this may seem to be a new concept and a strange one, but it’s not! Dad said the same thing years ago‚ but we just didn’t fully understand it then. It’s just that we are starting to see that it is not just theory, but that the Lord is asking us to put it into practice.

72.God actually needs us and wants us and is in love with us, His Bride! … What does God need from us? The thing He really wants the most is that intimate fellowship and love.—Just like a man needs sex from his wife most of all, her loving intimate fellowship. And then he also needs her service—he needs her to keep house and cook for him, etc. He does need us very much to meet His need for intimacy‚ spiritual sex! He likes to fuck us with the Word, the seed‚ right? … The thing He needs from us the most is that intimate fellowship in the Spirit!” (“God’s Bride!” ML #1389:13-15).

73. The Lord, through Dad‚ has been saying this for years. However, the Lord says that it’s only now that He is taking away the veil that kept us from fully understanding what He meant: “Rejoice, I say, rejoice in this wonderful gift that I give unto you! A wonderful gift! A gift that I have given unto you! I am revealing this to you alone‚ and I am pulling back the veil of My Word on that which was written by My servant David, to give you a greater understanding and a fuller knowledge of what I meant. For the time was not then, but the time is now! For we enter into the dark days, the days ahead in which there shall be gross darkness upon the people and upon the Earth. But you shall be a gleaming light, a light of love!—A light of strength and power and of My Words! As the darkness grows, the light shall shine brighter, yea, brighter I say!” (“Loving Jesus!—Part 6,” para.148-149.)

74. The Lord says that like a man, He wants to be accepted‚ caressed, held, desired and loved! He wants you to tell Him that you love His caresses, and that you want Him. He says you shouldn’t be afraid to tell Him you want Him to hold you‚ to love you, to kiss you, to fuck you, to make you go. By doing so, you are portraying your desire for Him as His wife, His queen, His Bride. He still wants us to praise, adore and thank Him‚ but He also wants words of endearment which woo Him.

75. The Lord knows and understands that this will be a battle!—And a big one, for some! That’s why He says a number of times not to be fearful or ashamed‚ and that it may seem foolish to us or we may be held back by our pride. Nevertheless, because He loves us so much, so deeply, He asks us to‚ as Dad said earlier, “have enough faith in His Love to obey, and come and strip off all of the outer garments of appearances, cover-ups and false fronts, and expose yourself to the Lord, totally yielding yourself to Him in submission and humility.”

76. He’s also showing us how we can love Him even when we’re loving each other! When we’re loving our mates or our sharing partners‚ we can include Him in our lovemaking; and when we tell them sweet things, we can say them to Him also.

77. I know for you men it is much more difficult to get over the hurdle of seeing yourself as a bride and Jesus’ wife than it is for the women. But that’s been in the Word from the beginning, and you’ve accepted it in theory. Now He’s just asking you to accept it in practice. Even though it may also be difficult for you women, especially if you aren’t used to saying such things out loud to the one you love, those words will still come much more naturally to you.

78. You men may have some reservations if you haven’t really understood what the Lord has said about there being no male nor female in Him. We understand—and the Lord understands—that it has to be a leap of faith for you. However‚ you know that He wouldn’t ask you to do something that you couldn’t do. Dad said, “And who’s His Bride?—We are! All of us!—Not just you women, but all of us in this case! It’s kind of a strange symbolism, but that’s the way it is! Christ’s Bride is both male and female, because there is no male nor female in Christ Jesus! (Gal.3:28).” (“Heavenly Society!” ML #1569:11).

79. I shared the above prophecy with some of the men in our Home and they all had a few initial hesitations. First of all, they have always related to Jesus only as a friend; and secondly, they didn’t see that they could have a sexy relationship with Him, as He is male. So how could they have a sexy relationship with the Lord when they see it as a male/male relationship? It was quite a wrench for them to start thinking of it as a male/female relationship, thinking of themselves as His Bride, a woman in Spirit who has Jesus as a lover.

80. They wondered if they couldn’t instead say these things to the Holy Spirit, as that would be easier and more relatable for them, since the Lord had revealed to Dad that She is the female member of the Trinity. They also wondered how this kind of talking to the Lord would affect any men in the Family who may battle homosexual tendencies. These were very legitimate questions and ones which needed answering.

81. By now you can probably figure out what I did about those two questions!—Right! Peter and I prayed and brought them before the Lord. First I’ll share with you what the Lord said about the relationship our men should have with Him. I’ll start with my prayer.

Lovemaking with Jesus in the Spirit!

82. Lord, You’ve given us this wonderful way to love You and to show You our love, but we know that some people, especially the men, are probably going to have some difficulties with this, because You were a Man here on Earth, and also You are apparently still very male, even in the Spirit, as You’re telling us that You want to make love to us. A great number of those who You are now asking to love You in this way are men in the flesh, and this is going to be difficult for many of them.

83. However, You said in Your Word that there is no male nor female in Christ Jesus. You called Your Church a Bride‚ yet You knew that both men and women were part of that Church. In so many illustrations You made it quite clear that we are supposed to come into Your bedchamber like the bride. You talked about the bride with the oil. You don’t seem to have any problem calling Your children brides and lovers, but we have a problem because it’s difficult for our men to think of themselves as loving You like a woman would.

84. Also, how do our men who have had homosexual problems distinguish between that which is wrong, their former male–with-male relationships, and this love relationship that You’re asking them to have with You? Can they still be assured that their former, human, male-with-male relationships were wrong, while this relationship with You is pure and right? How do they reconcile this seeming contradiction? We could explain this by saying this relationship with You is a spiritual one, but in a way it’s not entirely spiritual because we’re in the physical and we’re saying these loving words to You. So there is that dilemma and problem, Lord, that we need to have some answers about.

85. Please show us, Jesus, how we all, male or female, can freely call You our Husband. Please show us Your answers so our men won’t mind it, so it won’t be a “hard saying” for them, so it won’t be too difficult for them. It would be so wonderful if they could feel loving towards You without feeling awkward. Help them to know how to do that.

86. You say things so beautifully‚ so wonderfully, Lord, so please clearly explain this. Please tell us because You love us. Please tell us because we’re Your children and we need to know. You know what other questions there are that we haven’t even formulated here, so please answer whatever other questions people will have. Please speak and answer so we don’t leave them with questions that make it difficult for them.

87. This is a big deal. It’s so new and different, it will take a big step of faith, and for some, You said a leap of faith! Please make it as easy as possible for us. Give us answers that will make a difference‚ that will help them to stop struggling and just step out by faith, because they want to love You more. They want to love You closely and intimately‚ but this blockage, this thought of a male-with-male relationship looms like a mountain in their way! So, Lord, please take away any obstruction. Dissolve it by Your simple answers so they won’t have any questions or confusion.

88. (Prophecy:) In the Spirit, in the Spirit,

You are happy all day long!

For in the Spirit, in the Spirit,

There’s much more right than wrong.

In the Spirit‚ in the Spirit,

You can sing our brand new song.

In the Spirit, in the Spirit‚

You don’t need to have a dong!

89. For I say unto you, there is no male or female in Christ Jesus, for you are all one. You are all Mine. You are all My Bride, the Bride of Christ. Did I not say unto David that after he was gone‚ it would be a day of women? For I have foretold of this day‚ the day when the weaker vessel shall become strong, that in weakness and in meekness you shall find your strength. Do not women have that sixth sense‚ that touch with the Spirit, because of their weakness? So do I wish to impart this unto all of you, My women.

90. For I say unto you, I am the Bridegroom, you are the Bride. For Here things are different and we see things differently. There you have the distractions of life and of the flesh, and you do not understand the things of the Spirit; at least not fully‚ for you only see through a glass darkly. But I shed some light into your darkness, and I say unto you, there is no male nor female in Me.

For in the Spirit, in the Spirit,

You can be anything you want!

In the Spirit‚ in the Spirit‚

You can even have a cunt!

91. For what is it to you? Do I not also call you warriors and soldiers? Do the women say, “Oh, well, that’s not me, for I am a woman”? Do I not sometimes call you children? My children? The children of David? Do you all say, “Oh, but I am a man”? No, you just accept! So if I can call you children, if I can call you soldiers and men‚ can I not call you women?

92. Do not think, “Oh, I have this ugly old penis in the way.” For I do not see this. I see you as a radiant and loving bride, one whom I love‚ My dearest one! For I see in the Spirit, and you must see in the Spirit. Do not see in the flesh. Simply think of yourself as a woman unto Me, and say those things that a woman would say, and this will suffice. I will give you peace as you do this thing.

93. For those of you who have the weakness of loving men, I say unto you, it is a weakness, and I wish for you to remain pure. But I do give you a freedom in the Spirit, for I understand your weakness. I love you because of your obedience to My Word, and your faithfulness to follow‚ even though it is so difficult. But I love you greatly, and I wish to love you, too‚ as My Bride. But this is a matter of the Spirit and not a matter of the flesh. Therefore use great care that this become not a stumblingblock unto you, or a license for the occasions of the flesh. But know and understand that I give you a loving dispensation in the Spirit that I may love you and that you may love Me.

94. Unto all you men, I say, be not afraid to humble yourselves in My sight. For I love the humble, I love the weak, I love the meek, I love My Bride‚ and I love you. Do not actors play a role, do they not play a part? They speak words that are not truly theirs but are written for them, and in speaking these words they get the message across. They don clothes that are not theirs, and they move in an orchestrated manner, and it has an effect. So, in a sense, is this. For you know that you are not women, but you play a role for Me, and you speak the words that I have written for you to speak, and you do the movements that I have said to do, and it is well pleasing unto Me.

95. For I know you are men, stout-hearted men, strong soldiers, fighters, diligent in business! I have made you muscular men in the Spirit, men of great strength, warriors of David, My soldiers, My valiant ones! But with all this strength and all this power and all this valiantness, you have need of more. You have need of great humility, great meekness and great weakness. So I ask you to lay down the armament of war and to play the role that I have asked you to play, of the meek and the weak, of the woman‚ of the bride, of My darling. This humbles you, but it also empowers you. For it is this that will make you the strong soldiers that you need to be for the days ahead.

96. When the children of Israel began their march into the Promised Land, the Jordan was rushing and high, and I sent the Ark of God, with the priests carrying it, into the waters first. I did not part the waters first, I sent them walking first, and then I parted the waters so they were able to enter into the Promised Land, the land of My promise that I had guaranteed unto them.

97. You are at the edge of the Jordan‚ and I say, enter in, enter in! It seems so odd that you would walk forth, stepping, not knowing the result. But from these little steps I brought forth a great new land, and I fulfilled My promise unto My children. So take this step and be not afraid. For have not your priest and priestess said unto you, “Come‚ step into the water, for we are there too. We are marching across. Come, come with us!”

98. So be not faithless, but believing. Just play the role that I am asking you to play by faith, in trust. And I say unto you, you shall march across the river dry–shod, and you shall enter into the Land of Promise where great blessings and great anointing await you‚ great open doors, that you may be used in a new and greater capacity!

99. Do you want to know the road to the Promised Land? It’s the road of humility, the humble road. March on the humble road. This thing will humble you. There will be those who mock and scorn, but they know not the love that I will bestow upon you and the love that I have for you, and the power that I will give you through the seeds that I will pour forth unto you as you love Me. So let them mock! Let them scoff and let them scorn!

100. For I say unto you, you shall be strengthened with a new strength and anointed with a new power! So come, take My hand, for we will walk in the Spirit together, My Bride and I, My wife and I, My love and I. And when we are done, I will lead you back to the earthly things, and you shall be even stronger and more valiant soldiers unto Me!

101. This is a step of faith for all, but I understand that it takes an extra depth of dedication for you men to make this step. But trust Me. I will honor you, and I will pour forth great blessing unto you‚ more than your wildest dreams!

102. So in the Spirit, with My Spirit,

You will love Me all day long!

In the Spirit‚ with My Spirit,

We will sing this happy song!

In the Spirit, in the Spirit,

I will hold you, oh so long.

In the Spirit, in the Spirit,

Together we’ll kick the gong!

103. And the noise of that gong will reverberate throughout all the Earth! Many shall see that the children of David are the Brides of Christ who are willing to love no matter what the cost. And because of this, they shall receive My Spirit in a new and greater way, and they shall accomplish more with effortless ease. For the Spirit of God shall do their bidding, because they do the bidding of the Spirit of God. (End of prophecy.)

104. (Mama:) What a specific answer to our prayer! Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus! You never fail! You covered everything we asked You, and more!

105. The illustration of the actor playing a role helps us to understand so much better how to accomplish what the Lord is asking of you men. Thank You Jesus! Sometimes the idea of “playing a role” has a negative connotation, like it’s something shallow or insincere. But remember‚ Dad said in “Glamour or Glory,” “When God has given you a role to play and you can play it with divine anointing and real inspiration of the Lord and by the power of His Spirit, you become that creation of God!” (ML #328:19).

106. Wasn’t that funny how the Lord used the “In the Spirit” poem to get His point across? Both Peter and I laughed out loud during the prophecy when the Lord said, “In the Spirit, in the Spirit, you don’t need to have a dong!” I guess you understand that a “dong” is a slang word for penis. He also said, “In the Spirit, in the Spirit, you can even have a cunt.”—Ha! For those of you who might not know, “cunt” is a slang word for a vagina. The Lord certainly has a way with words‚ doesn’t He? But even way back in 1972 when the Lord gave Dad that poem, “Spirit Tree!” (ML #194), He said:

“You can live a life in Spirit

That no man can ever see,

You can live a life of Spirit

And be what you want to be!

“In the Spirit, through the Spirit

I can be you or her or me‚

With the Spirit, yes‚ the Spirit

We can all be them or we!”

107. I’m sure you would get a lot out of reading this poem in relation to what we’re talking about here. The Lord is opening up the meaning of it so much more now!

“For the wondrous Words of David

Are not all for mortal ken,

Neither are the Words of David

Always understood by men,

But the Spirit will interpret

If you ever have a yen!

(If you hear the harp of David

In his spiritual den!)”

108. He’s saying that if you want to know‚ the Holy Spirit will show you. The Lord always keeps things fresh and new! He is always full of surprises and helps keep us from getting into ruts, or at least not staying there if we do get into them!

109. Isn’t it interesting that the Lord made reference to this being a “day of women“? This phrase was originally given to Dad in “The Shepherdess” prophecy. It says, “It shall be a day for women, and they shall rule My people with a kind hand and gentle staff and such words of love, so precious‚ so beautiful!” (ML #837:34). The Lord said way back then that after Dad was gone it would be a day for women. Now He is telling us that this is what He meant—not that our females would take over, but that we all, women and men, would begin to love Him as our Lover, as our Husband, as our Bridegroom‚ and be His Bride and His wife in the Spirit!

110. He is telling you men that in your love relationship with Him, you can be a woman in Spirit. As you can see in that prophecy‚ He also says that after your time of intimate love with Him, He will “lead you back to the earthly things,” and you will become even stronger, more valiant soldiers for Him. In other words‚ after loving Him as a woman in the Spirit, then you return to being a manly soldier in your service for Him. So it’s obvious you are not always a woman in the Spirit, you are only a woman in the Spirit during your times of intimate lovemaking with Jesus.

111. He says clearly, “You know that you are not women, but you play a role for Me … and it is well pleasing unto Me. For I know you are men, stout-hearted men, strong soldiers, fighters, diligent in business!” Of course there’s no doubt that you men are very conscious of the fact that you’re men, and according to this prophecy the Lord looks at you as men in the Spirit as well. He calls you strong, powerful, valiant, muscular men in the Spirit. But He says that is not enough. Now He is asking you to play the role of being a weak, meek woman, His Bride. In this one facet of your spiritual life‚ your intimate love relationship with Him, He wants you to be as a bride is with her husband, as a lover with her loved one. But in the other facets of your spiritual life, He will continue to see you as men, as He says, as strong soldiers for Him.

112. So you men don’t need to think that you are now going to be women in the Spirit all the time, or that you’ll be a woman when you get to Heaven! That’s just one aspect of our spiritual lives. Playing the role of the woman, being a woman in Spirit, is only in reference to our spiritual lovemaking with Jesus, and of course‚ that’s what is emphasized in these Letters because that’s what this “Loving Jesus” revelation is all about!—Making love with Jesus and being His Bride! But it needs to be understood that there are many other aspects of our life for the Lord.

113. It makes so much sense that if the Lord can call us soldiers and children, He can also call us women! In fact, these are not just names‚ but in the Spirit we are soldiers, we are children, we are His women. He acknowledges your manliness, not only your physical maleness and your physical strength, but also your manly strength in the Spirit, that you are valiant fighters and mighty men of David! But He says that during these times of loving Him as His Bride, in your role as His wife, His Bride‚ when you are saying these words of love to Him, you need to lay aside those weapons of war. You have learned how to be strong soldiers for Him, but He now wants you to learn humility and weakness, which will give you even greater strength as you obey in humility, by saying these words of love to Him.

114. As you take the steps to yield to what pleases Him, you will be mightily empowered and given the great strength and great love and great anointing that you need to have for the days ahead. The strength in the Spirit that you have had will not be enough, and He says you will need more. And through this willingness to humble yourself as He asks you‚ and to love Him in the way that He desires, by saying these terms of endearment to Him, you will receive the needed strength.

A Warning to Those with Homosexual Tendencies!

115. For any of you who have had homosexual problems in the past, and who may still have these tendencies, the Lord says He understands that this is a weakness. He is proud of you for overcoming in this area‚ and He wants you to remain pure. He knows you will be very leery and even apprehensive that this lovemaking with Him will tempt you above that you are able. However, you must remember, and you must get firmly fixed in your mind and constantly remind yourself, that your loving relationship with Jesus is not a male/male relationship. There is only a woman with her husband!—Nothing else! He is not asking you to do anything that He has already told you not to, and has already given you a victory over.

116. This has nothing to do with a male–with-male relationship. This is not a homosexual relationship! This is a relationship between a Bridegroom and a bride, a Man and a woman, a Male and a female, a Husband and a wife. Therefore you can remain pure when you love Him as His Bride.

117. Up until now you have had to stay away from all thoughts of loving a male. The Lord has commanded it, because it is not pleasing in His sight to have a male making love to another male. But in your intimate relationship with Jesus, in which you make love with Him in Spirit, you are not male, you are a female in the Spirit.

118. In one of the prophecies above, the Lord made it quite clear. He said: “I see you as a radiant and loving Bride‚ for I see in the Spirit, and you must see in the Spirit.—Do not see in the flesh.” In your lovemaking with Jesus you are not a man. You are making love to Him as His Bride, His spiritual wife. This is not a male-with-male relationship. It is a spiritual female‚ you, making love to a male, Jesus. He is the man, the Bridegroom, and you are the woman, His Bride, His wife. He says He’s giving you a loving dispensation and a freedom in the Spirit so you don’t have to be bound by your former weaknesses.—As long as you understand and know and continually think of yourself as a woman in the Spirit when you are loving this way, because this is how the Lord sees you!

119. Of course for all you men it will take some getting used to! As any new habit takes a lot of effort and work to form, this one will be no exception. This is no more difficult than when the Lord told those following Him that they must “eat His flesh and drink His blood,” which also had to be taken purely by faith (John 6:51-58). But as you cry out desperately to the Lord to give you the faith and help you to see things in the Spirit, the way He sees them, He will make it possible and make that transformation much easier.

120. Granted, it’s a little hard to be one thing in the Spirit and then switch to being another thing in the flesh, and to be switching back and forth! But if the Lord is asking you to do this, He is going to help you to do it. He says that as you continue to play this role of the woman, which you are in the Spirit when you’re making love to Jesus, He will make it easier for you. After all, just look at the multiple roles that many people in the world play, and that even we do in the natural, to some extent. You are a father to your children, but sometimes if their mother is absent, you must be a mother to them also. You may be a strong husband to your wife, but there are times when you are her child‚ when you need her strength and comfort.

121. With different people you take on different roles according to what their need is and what your need is. Good actors who have had much practice can become the character that they play, to where that role becomes as real to them as the one that they play when they are out of the studio and off the set. Now, in your intimate love relationship with Him, the Lord wants you to see yourself as His Bride, as a woman in Spirit, as His wife. However, He says that this step of humility will cause you to be even greater soldiers in the Spirit than ever before, and when you go out to do the work that He has for you to do, you will feel His strength and power and anointing and love in a greater way than ever before.

122. So again‚ we want to remind you that the Lord does not want any of you men to look at this as a male-to–male relationship. It is not! You are His Bride, His wife in the Spirit. He knows that you can’t understand this with your carnal minds‚ so He says you can simply step out by faith into the Jordan with the waters swirling and rushing all around you, and just believe Him that you will be able to walk across on dry land. The land of promise, the land of His further blessings and of His rewards, is available for you if you choose this path of yieldedness, obedience and humility. This is a step of faith, and is the only way that you can receive the wonderful blessings that He has promised us if we will love Him in this way. If you’re willing to trust your all to Him, He knows that He can trust His everything to you!

Rise Above the Physical and Be Partakers of the Divine Nature!

123. When it comes to our relationship to the Lord and the loving‚ intimate way in which He wants to love us and in which He wants us to love Him‚ both women and men can have just as deep and sexy and intimate a relationship with Jesus! In His spiritual relationship with us, His love relationship with us, the Lord doesn’t look on these physical bodies, He doesn’t discriminate against males or females, favoring one or disregarding the other‚ but He accepts us all as His Bride, His beloved, His chosen woman in whom He delights and longs to love! He looks on our eternal spirits, and loves us all the same, as His Bride for whom He bled and died, and now loves and thrills to and wishes to bless beyond measure.

124. You might say, “Then why didn’t He make us all women in the first place, and then we men wouldn’t have such a difficult time loving Him in the Spirit?” Yes, it may seem that you are a bit “disadvantaged” when it comes to a sexy relationship with the Lord. You have more to overcome. However, if you look at it in a positive light, you can see that, before you may have felt the women had the edge in their relationship with the Lord in that they could be very close and romantic and think of the Lord as their Lover, whereas you couldn’t do that at all.

125. Now the Lord is giving you the wonderful privilege of being able to love Him like this and of knowing that when He looks at you, there’s no difference in the way He sees you from the way He sees our women. His relationship with you can be just as intimate and just as close and just as romantic and sexy as our women members, because when it comes to our spiritual lovemaking with Jesus, we are all His Bride, regardless of gender. As far as the “disadvantage,” this will be more of a battle for most of you men; but there have been many things that have been more of a battle for our women‚ such as yielding to the Lord in the matter of having babies—and lots of them—for example!

126. There are many things that are more difficult for some people than for others, because the Lord doesn’t treat us all the same. In this case, He knows that you men can benefit more from the greater humility it will bring you, that you need the weakness and humility even more than the women do. In giving you His wonderful gift of being able to love Him in this way, He also gives you the gift of humility, which is a very great and special gift, a very powerful one. There is great, great power in the power of surrender! At the same time as He gives you these wonderful gifts of His precious Love which will satisfy your deepest longings, He is accomplishing many things in your life in order to make you a better vessel, more fit for His use in being a blessing to others.

127. We know that one reason the Lord made us male and female, man and woman, husband and wife, was to be a clear physical illustration of His spiritual relationship with us‚ His Bride and His wife. Of course, He also created us male and female in order to accomplish His purpose of reproduction and creating new souls for His Kingdom. But what you men need to remember is that your physical body doesn’t have any bearing on your spiritual love relationship with Jesus. “Well‚” you may say, “it sure affects me, because I don’t see how it’s possible by any stretch of the imagination to see myself as a woman with Jesus making love to me!” Well, you may not “see” it, and you don’t have to “see” it at all, but it’s something that is a reality in the Spirit, something the Lord has said is so, and He also says if you’ll step out by faith and do it, He’ll give you peace about it‚ He will show you.

128. Through the offer of this wonderful, loving, closer, intimate relationship with the Lord, He is trying to get us to rise above the physical, to be partakers of the divine nature, to see things more in terms of the Spirit. After all, isn’t that what our whole Christian life is? It’s a life of faith—faith in a God of the Spirit; faith in promises made by that God; faith in the supernatural, that even though physical circumstances would seem to indicate a certain outcome, things that seem don’t have to be‚ by the power of His Spirit!

129. The Lord knows that the humility brought about through this new way of loving Him will result in great power and great reward. The Devil knows this also and he will fight you with every contrary and contradictory thought that he can pull out of his bag! Think of it! If the Devil hates just plain human sex so much, like Dad taught us, it must enrage him to think of us having spiritual sex with Jesus!

130. Just remember that the greater the value of something, and the more importance it has for our lives, the more the Devil tries to fight it and do everything in his power to criticize it, belittle it and cast doubt on it. Not only does the Lord know, but the Devil knows that this is going to be one of the greatest strengths to you, and is going to give you more power‚ more love, and more anointing as time goes by! We who are doing it are already recognizing the Lord’s extra blessings in our own lives to greater or lesser degrees. Even if we weren’t, we still would be doing it in obedience to His request‚ because He loves us and He needs us, and also because we believe His promises!

The Three Most Important Things to Tell You!

131. Throughout this last year the Lord has said many, many wonderful things which we would like to share with you that we know would help you greatly. We had so much on so many different subjects that we were in a dilemma as to what to give to you next, so we decided to ask the Lord what was the most important. Guess what He said? He said that the things which will help you to hear from Him‚ to praise Him and to love Him were the most important! We’ve already given you many things which explain to you the importance of hearing from Him and how you can do it. We’ve also shown you how important He considers your praise to Him. Now He wants us to show you how you can love Him more deeply.

132. He said that this new revelation of how He looks at us in the Spirit and how He wants us to love Him is the most important thing to tell you about next, it’s top priority! He said, “This is the thing that will pull My people up from the discouragement and the disheartenment that they are feeling. It will give them renewed strength and love and anointing. This is what will help them to do a better job for Me and be happier and more fulfilled.”

133. So do you see why the Devil is going to fight against this with everything he has, and bring up all kinds of doubts and all kinds of resistance?—Because he knows that it will give you renewed strength, love and anointing!

We’ve Come This Far by Faith!

134. I feel a little bad having to talk about all the battles that may be initially involved, because the Lord is offering us one of the very greatest privileges that He has ever offered to His children! To think that Jesus would stoop to humble Himself to take us‚ each one of us, as His Bride, and to love us and to be in love with us and to be much more to us than we could ever imagine; the most wonderful Lover ever! Yet, just think of what He has to do!—He has to beg us to love Him, beg us to let Him be our Lover, and to give us the priceless treasures that go along with it!

135. It’s like He’s saying‚ “If you don’t want to do this because you love Me and see My need‚ then do it because of what I can give you as a result!” In fact, He doesn’t want us to even feel condemned if we do it only for that reason. In one prophecy He said, “The goal is to get the seeds”—which He will pour into us in our lovemaking times with Him, and that will bear fruit later in the form of greater anointing, greater strength, greater power‚ and greater love for the great job that we have to do!

136. It’s a lot less than the Lord has asked of some of His other children throughout history. Do you suppose when He asked Isaiah to walk naked, that this was any easier for him?—Or when He asked Ezekiel to eat cakes baked with dung?—Or even when He asked our Family women to be looked upon as “whores” and “prostitutes” and to see their men go through tremendous trials about FFing? In this case‚ He was asking our men to love Him by not merely saying nice words to Him or fucking Him in the Spirit, but to let their wives fuck worldly men who were so stained with sin and impurities, getting dirty with their dirtiness, getting their dirty diseases and even sometimes becoming polluted by their worldliness! Think of what our women and some of our men had to go through!

137. How could you let your beloved wife, who was yours alone, go out into the System and have sex with other men? How could you bear the loneliness and jealousy that threatened to engulf you, and do it time after time after time? But you did it! You made it! You found that His grace was sufficient, and He pulled you through! It was a forsaking of what you held most dear, because you loved Jesus and you wanted to obey Him, no matter what it cost!

138. And oh, the crown that is laid up for you because of your yieldedness and your love for Him! The Lord doesn’t look at the terrible battles you went through as something to hold against you; instead He looks at them as a badge of honor because you obeyed‚ and He loves you so much for it! You were loving Him, you were giving Him your all, and He has not forgotten those labors of love that were performed at so great a price and were not in vain. For you‚ there is laid up a very special crown!

139. Think of all the other things through the years that you had to accept totally by faith!—That Dad was God’s Endtime Prophet, the David foretold in numerous Bible prophecies; that I am Dad’s appointed and anointed successor; Dad’s numerous and varying revelations on Endtime events; the Lord opening the Book of Daniel to Dad; Dad’s special relationship with Abrahim and other Heavenly counselors; salvation in the spirit world—that there’s still a chance for some who’ve passed on; the accounts of Dad’s sexual experiences with various spirit beings and goddesses; the concept that the Holy Spirit is female; the beginning of litnessing—distributing MO Letters on the streets and expecting people to give you funds for them; Dad’s visits to Heaven, and his detailed descriptions of Heaven in “Heaven’s Children” and “New Heaven’s Children”; major changes of missionary emphasis from one part of the world to another—go south‚ go east, etc.; Space City being in the moon; the utter rejection and debunking of evolution; the original “Go to the Churches” ministry which was a “hard saying” for many who were so used to “damning” and having nothing to do with the churches.

140. And look at speaking in tongues. Didn’t some of you have tremendous trials over this? At first, it was probably the most humbling thing you’d ever had to do, and you couldn’t understand it with your natural mind. It was like becoming a babbling idiot, and you just couldn’t bring yourself to do it for the longest time! And what about raising your hands in praise to the Lord, which was so humbling and so uncomfortable and you fought such a battle over it? But you did it, you took it, you yielded and the Lord blessed you for it!—And finally it became easier and more comfortable.

141.Well,” you say, “this has to do with a spiritual `sex change,’ and that’s much more difficult!” Not really, if you’ll just accept it by faith, if you’ll just take those steps of surrender to the Lord. All your life in the Family you’ve been accepting things by faith, so this is just a further step. Well, the Lord said it will be a leap for some of you‚ but that’s how you exercise your faith muscles!

142. He calls us to love Him deeply, intimately, by saying these words of love to Him that He longs to hear, to lay down our pride and do it because He asks us to, because we love Him! It’s not as great a sacrifice for some of you men as FFing was‚ but nevertheless a sacrifice‚ a great humbling, a great leap of faith to do something that you can’t understand, which goes against your natural feelings, and which totally smashes your pride and really hurts! But Jesus humbled Himself to die on the cross for us‚ and He is humbling Himself again in asking for you to love Him in this new way. Can you not humble yourself by doing something that is so small in comparison to all that He has done for you?—And something for which He is promising great blessing and reward in return? You can’t pay Him back, but you can give Him the love He is asking for‚ in the way He is asking it!

143. I’m so very proud of Peter. It was hard for him too, but he took the plunge and began to say those love words to Jesus by faith and to love Jesus in a more intimate, deeper way, and I was so, so proud of him for his willingness to just yield and obey. It made me love him even more! For others in our Home it took a little longer and they struggled a little more, but their faith grew as they continued to be open to the Word and as they asked the Lord to help them and to make them willing. Peter and other men in our Home will share some comments and reactions from a man’s point of view later in this series, but before doing so, let me share some further things that the Lord said in prophecy on the subject.

Can the Men Make Love to the Holy Spirit?

144. Another question we brought before the Lord was why can’t the men express their love to the Holy Spirit, Who the Lord has shown is the female part of the Trinity, God’s Wife and Jesus’ Mother. Dad talked about this in the Letters, and it seemed that it would be easier for the men to relate to making love to the female Holy Spirit than to Jesus. You men may be wondering this same thing. The following are Peter’s and my prayers, followed by a very interesting prophecy which came from the Holy Spirit Herself!

145. (Peter prays:) Lord, I pray with all my heart that You will keep me in touch and in tune with You! You know how desperate we are to hear Your voice, to know we’re following You. We don’t want to get it wrong in any way. Please, Lord, when I open my mouth to give Your Words, I don’t want any of it to be of me or of my own thoughts or opinions. I want all of it to be completely of You. Please‚ Jesus‚ I cry out to You desperately! You promised that if I stayed in the Word and stayed humble and stayed desperate and stayed close to You, that You would do it. I ask You, Jesus, to please, please help me. Don’t ever let any of me get mixed in there whatsoever. We want only Your pure‚ clear Words of Truth, Your direction, Your thoughts, Your Words of Love for us!

146. Don’t let me take any credit to myself, Lord, but always give You all the glory and credit. Jesus, I give You all the glory, all the praise and all the honor! Please help me‚ Jesus, never to take any credit for anything, but like Dad did, to always point up. He always just pointed up and said, “It’s only Jesus!” And it is, Lord. It’s only You. He was right. He really knew. I pray You will help me to stay close to You. I want You to do whatever it takes to keep me close to You. Please help anything we get to be very clear and straight from You, in Jesus’ name.

147. (Mama prays:) We have something to ask You, Jesus, that seems a little complicated. There are still some things about our loving You that we don’t understand. All the answers are simple to You, and the things that we think are so complicated turn out to be simple! But because we don’t know the answer‚ it is quite a mystery and is difficult for us to understand. We need to ask for Your help and guidance about Your Spirit of Love‚ the Holy Spirit, and why You haven’t spoken much about Her in these prophecies about loving You and making love to You. Dad talked about Her to some extent and mentioned about making love to Her, and that if our men felt awkward about loving You, they could love Her instead.

148. We need to know Your answers on this, because these are things the Family men are going to immediately ask. They will wonder why they can’t just love the Spirit of Love, Who is female. Although, Lord‚ You have told us there is no male or female in Christ Jesus‚ still we are physical and we’re in human form, so it’s easier for our men to think in terms of loving the Holy Spirit.

149. (Peter:) Lord, You know that it is hard for men to think about making love to You. It’s more natural for us to think about making love to a woman, thus it’s easier making love with the Holy Spirit. You have told us what the men are supposed to do and how it works and that they’re playing the role of a woman, Your Bride, and that this is what You want us to do. But certainly many are going to wonder why they couldn’t just do it with the Holy Spirit, as it’s so much easier and there’s not a big hurdle to overcome. In fact, they probably already think of that sometimes because Dad made reference to it.

150. (Mama:) If we’re going to present all of this to the Family, then it seems that it would be good to give them an answer about this, and we don’t know what to say! You’ve said that if we call unto You, You will answer us and show us great and mighty things that we know not. This is a great and mighty thing that we know not‚ Lord, and we need to know for the sake of the Family. It doesn’t bother Peter or me‚ we just love You and we do and say all the things You said You wanted to hear. We tell You we want and desire You, we want You to kiss and caress us, to fuck us, to make us go. It doesn’t bother us. We like it! We love it! We love You‚ and saying these things doesn’t faze us. But, Lord, there are many, especially the men, who will probably find this to be very difficult.

151. We know You love every one of Your children and You want to help them to take these steps. So the more answers You give, the better and the easier it will be! We desperately need You! We cry out to You with our whole hearts. You said, “I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places” (Isa.45:3). That’s what we need. We desperately ask You for these answers, Lord! Please punch through, in Jesus’ name.

You’re His Bride—The Holy Spirit Prophecy!

152. (Prophecy, Holy Spirit speaking:) Behold, I am the Comforter that goes forth upon all the Earth calling out, calling out and saying, `Come! Come, come, for I seek brides for My Son, My Beloved Son! Come, come, come be His Bride! Come to know Him!’ For it is He that purchased your salvation by His Own blood. And I love Him so much that I want Him to have many brides as one. So come, I say, come unto Him as a bride!

153. For though We Three are One, We have different ministrations. Is this not manifested even in your teamworks, where the teamwork is one and works together and counsels together and decides together, but each person has different ministrations, different portfolios? This, too, is a manifestation of how We work together as One, and counsel One with Another, but in different ministrations. For I am the Comforter, and He is the Father, and He is the Son, the Savior.

154. When you love One, you love All. If you love Me‚ you love the Father and the Son. And if you love the Son, you love Me and the Father. But the only way to truly love Us is through the Son, for He purchased your salvation through His blood and through His sacrifice and through His Love. To truly love Us and to truly know Us‚ you must come through that Door, for He is the manifestation of Our Love. He is the face of Our Love. He is the embodiment of Our Love. And because He has purchased your salvation, you are His, His Bride.

155. You can love Me, and you can love the Father, but you are the Bride of Christ, our Son. As you love and desire Him, so you receive of Us. Because He is married to you, so We are married to you, for We are One. But We call you unto Us through Him, for He is the Door, He is the Husband, He is the Shepherd, and He is the Lamb that was sacrificed for you. As He gave His life for you, is it any great thing for you to be His wife?

156. If you wish for Me to come, I will come unto you‚ for I am the Comforter‚ I am Understanding. As a mother gives unto her children to comfort them, to help them and to strengthen them, to help them understand, so it is with Me, and so will I come unto you. But He is your Husband, and you are His wife, His Bride.

157. For the ways of God are higher than the ways of man and cannot always be understood by men. Many cannot even understand how My Son, Who died so long ago, could forgive their sins, that His sacrifice could atone for their sins today. Many believe‚ not because they understand, but because they have faith, and they receive Him by faith, not understanding. Yet they believe and are rewarded for their belief and for their faith. As they act in obedience, so are they rewarded. When the time comes that they pass over to this side, that belief is tangible‚ and that which they only believed is seen and felt, and it is no longer by faith but it is reality.

158. If you believe that My Son atoned for your sins, and if you can give your life in faith to serve Him‚ then why can you not believe that We have called you to love Him and to be His Bride, and to manifest your love in this manner?

159. So come! Come, come, come, be the Bride of My Son!

Come, come, come,

Ravish Him with your love!

Come, come‚ come,

Love Him, love Him, My Son!

Come, come, come,

Be loved by Him from Above!

(End of prophecy.)

160. (Mama:) Thank You, precious Holy Spirit, for speaking to us about Your Son. So beautiful!

161. The things of the Spirit are so wonderful, so marvelous! She asks why we can’t take this by faith, when we accept Jesus’ atonement for our sins by faith. When you got saved, you had to believe that some Man who had died on a cross nearly 2,000 years ago was actually God, and the reason He had died was because of His Love for you who weren’t even going to be born until 2,000 years later, and that He did it for you personally!

162. You were asked to believe that you were His child whom He knew very intimately and loved very dearly amongst all the billions of people who have lived on the Earth, and that by His dying on the cross you could be saved from your sins‚ have eternal life and go to where there was a Heavenly Home awaiting you, where you would meet this Man, who was actually God, Who had died for you 2‚000 years before.

163. You were asked to believe that He had come back to life after three days, and that that was why He could take away your sins, give you an eternal home in Heaven, and happiness and peace and joy and freedom not only There, but right here on Earth‚ and that you could have a change from the way you were to a new creature‚ where all the old things were going to pass away and everything would become new. All this just by saying this little prayer, which would enable you to have this Man, or God, in your heart!—Or your body, which housed your spirit. This is something you couldn’t possibly figure out in your mind!

164. Furthermore, you probably had to accept all this through the mouth of some person that you had never seen before and who perhaps didn’t look like very much, wasn’t very highly educated nor even possibly very fluent, and maybe didn’t even show you any verses out of the Bible, which you probably wouldn’t have understood even if they had! If you could believe all this and make that very big step in your life by faith‚ the Holy Spirit says that you should be able to believe that you are Jesus’ Bride, His wife‚ and that He and They want you to love Him as a loving wife, craving His fellowship and desiring Him above all things.

165. She even actively seeks brides for Her Son because She loves Him so much that She wants us to give Him the intimate love that He desires. She says that if we call Her, She will come and help us to understand things better, but She adds that He is your Husband and you are His wife.

166. She says that to truly know Her, the Mother, and God, the Father, we have to go through Jesus. The more we get to know Him in a very close, deep, personal, loving relationship‚ the more we will know Them. As we are married to Him, we are also married to Them. She says, “As you love and desire Him, so you receive of Us.” She says that Jesus is the manifestation, the face, the embodiment of Their Love.

167. Isn’t it wonderful that She would stoop to our level to use our Home teamworks as an illustration to explain the Trinity?—To explain how She and the Father and the Son all work together. What wonderful love for us! How could we not want to do the things that They request of us that are so tiny and insignificant compared to Their great unending Love for us, that is willing to do anything and everything for us!

168. What wonders the Lord will show us, because of His Love for us, if we stop and cry out to Him! Peter said something in his prayer about how it seems much more “natural” to most of our men to have a sexy, romantic relationship with the Holy Spirit, because She is Female.—That is, if you are looking at it in the flesh! But, if you are looking at it in the Spirit, the way the Lord is, and you truly believe that you are His Bride, His wife, a woman in the Spirit, it would seem more natural to be making love to Jesus as your Husband than to another female‚ the Holy Spirit!—Ha!

Why Didn’t Dad Tell Us About This?

169. Perhaps you are wondering why Dad didn’t say anything about loving Jesus in this manner when he was with us. Dad did say a great deal about loving Jesus, and he said plenty about us being His Bride, His wife, His spiritual sex partner, but he never went as far as telling us to say sexy words of love to Him. I felt this was certainly a good question to ask, so I did, and the following was the answer that came for both me personally as well as for all of you.

170. (Prophecy, Dad speaking:) Well, now you know what it’s like! A prophet’s job is not easy. It wasn’t easy for me. It wasn’t easy for me to give the Words of the Lord, especially when I knew that some people would reject them and not believe they were sent from the Lord. But I had to give what I got. That was the commission that I was given, to be the channel for His Words to His people. This is now your job, Honey‚ and now you understand better why I needed the support and the encouragement and the affirmation, the nodding of the head, the smile on the face, the agreement in heart. But even when I didn’t get that, I knew I still had to give the Words because I knew the Words came from God. I knew it was my job to pour them forth.

171. I gave a lot of things that people didn’t understand. Sometimes I didn’t even fully understand them‚ but I knew that they happened to me and I knew the Words came, or the visions came, or the dreams came, so I gave them.

172. First off, I think people need to understand that the roughest job is to give the Message of the Lord; to not filter it, to not hold it back‚ to not change it, but to give it. Then it’s the people’s choice to believe or not to believe, and the Lord blesses them accordingly. That’s how it works now, that’s how it worked when I was there, and that’s how it’s worked throughout all the ages. If you believe the prophets, you prosper and you’re blessed.

173. The Words that the Lord has sent you are true Words and He has held back nothing from you, for He knows that this is the time when you need to know these things. You did not need to know them in my time‚ but this is now your time. This is now your ministry. He’s building your ministry upon my ministry. I led you part of the way, now you lead the rest of the way. Then you knew in part and now you know in whole. I gave you what He showed me, and now upon that He builds more, He shows you more, step by step. I brought the concept, you bring the details.

174. He showed me about loving the spirits‚ and about loving the Holy Spirit. He had to make people comfortable about that. He had to let it sink in. So He revealed to me my part, the part He wanted to show me, the part He wanted me to show you. Now He reveals to you your part, the part He wants to show you‚ the part He wants you to show others.

175. The thought is not so new, for when one fucks the Holy Spirit, one fucks God. When one fucks Jesus, one fucks God. The concept is there. The concept is sound. The concept is within that which He revealed to me, but now He expands it and amplifies it. Now He gives more.

176. He gave me plenty on the subject in theory and in concept. He gave me plenty about the Bride‚ about the love relationship between Jesus and His Church, Jesus and His Bride. So the concept is not new, but now it is being amplified, it is being expressed in more detail. It’s a furtherance, it’s a step further.

177. Why didn’t I tell you when I was there?—Because I didn’t know! Because He didn’t tell me! He told me plenty! And there was plenty that was shocking, and plenty that was new and plenty that was revelatory. But don’t you get it?—My job was just to pass on what He told me. So if He didn’t tell me, I didn’t pass it on! I didn’t make those things up‚ you know! I didn’t think them out and decide that’s what God was saying so I’m going to tell you! When He told me, I told ya! And if He didn’t tell me, then I didn’t tell ya! And He just didn’t tell me! But He did give me the concept, and He did show me the truth, He just didn’t tell me the details. Now He’s telling you!

178. So what’s the big deal? If He could tell me some of the things He told me and you can accept those, then He can certainly tell you the things He is going to tell you and they should be acceptable too.

179. What did you think?—That I was going to go and everything was going to ho-hum along? Why would you think that? He’s the same God. He’s still alive! He is still moving whether I am there or not, because this work wasn’t built on man, it wasn’t built on me. It was God’s Spirit! It was Jesus! It was Him speaking, and I was just the messenger, the newspaper boy, the ticker tape machine, the channel. That’s what I’ve always told you and that’s exactly how it was. And folks, that’s exactly how it is.

180. Some of these things are a little bit like Jesus when He spoke to His disciples in parables. They weren’t always completely understood until He explained them. He gave some of these things to me sort of in parables: The Bride‚ the Church, the love relationship. It’s all there. Now He is giving you the explanation! He is saying, “Oh‚ yes, the brides, women. That’s you! Women! Women in the Spirit.” Well, what’s a bride? It’s no different from what I said, it’s just more explicit‚ it’s more detailed. The Lord showed me the bride part, now the Lord is showing Mama the woman part.

181. Being women in the Spirit should not be such a difficult concept to understand‚ for it is simply a yieldedness. It’s simply a way to love the Lord. It’s not a permanent spiritual transformation or anything. I think the Lord has explained it pretty well, myself. I mean, we don’t run around up Here dressed in soldiers’ outfits. We don’t run around Here dressed in diapers! And we don’t run around Here in bikinis, either!

182. But like the Lord said—not I, but the Lord said—”In the Spirit, in the Spirit, you can be anything!” This is a spiritual matter, a matter of the Spirit‚ that in the Spirit you are loving Jesus. In the Spirit you are the Bride loving the Husband. Therefore in the Spirit you are a woman loving a Man. You are a woman loving Jesus. Is that such a new concept?

183. Funny‚ isn’t it, that when I said you are the Bride loving the Husband, you are the sexy vibrant Bride fucking the Husband, what did you think I was saying? Come on, boys. What did you think I was saying? “Well, you just said that was in the Spirit.” Well, what I am saying is that in the Spirit you are the woman fucking her Husband!

184. Folks‚ the Lord just didn’t clearly explain it when I was there. But now I’m Here and now He is clearly explaining it. But it’s a bit like anything else—when the Lord gives it, if you receive it and you don’t worry about it, you just accept it, it’s easy! But when you analyze it and you critique it and you split hairs over it, it becomes a muddle.

185. The natural man, the natural mind, the natural way of looking at things does not receive the things of the Spirit‚ for they are spiritually discerned. This is a matter of the Spirit. This is not a matter of the flesh. The Lord isn’t saying to run around dressed up as women and to act like women. He has made it quite clear that men are men, but in the Spirit, in the loving of your Savior, in the yieldedness, in the openness and the obedience and the receiving of His seed, His Word, His Love, you are as women.

186. Here is one for you, folks! Think of God. God, think about Him. The Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, all three as One, right? Male and female. Think about that. Male and female. Well, if They can be that way, then in the Spirit why can’t you? Chew on that one, folks. Because in the Spirit, in the Spirit, you can be what He wants you to be! (End of prophecy.)

187. (Mama:) Thank You, Jesus‚ for letting Dad speak to us again in such wonderful words of wisdom! Thank you, Dad, for another MO Letter! We just love to hear from you! God bless Dad for helping to explain this as only he can. Did you get the significance of that last part? Dad’s saying that God is male and female‚ since the Holy Spirit, part of God, is female. So if God can be male and female, then why can’t you men be male in flesh and spirit, and also sometimes female in spirit? God is setting the example!

188. This really helped me to understand why Dad didn’t make our role as Jesus’ Bride clearer and why he didn’t tell us that we should say these loving words to the Lord. Dad was always faithful to share whatever the Lord told him, and it wasn’t always easy for him. It wasn’t difficult for him to receive the message from the Lord, as he often said he had the easiest job in the Family; all he had to do was open his mouth and the Lord would fill it! But to then turn around and deliver that message to you, the Family, especially if it was a new, radical‚ bottle–breaking message, was often difficult. But he was always faithful to give you what the Lord gave him, and I know that if the Lord had told him that we should say these loving words to Jesus, he would have told us, but since the Lord didn’t tell him, then Dad never specifically talked about it.

189. But Dad did lay the foundation for it. He gave the concept of it, just not the full details, which the Lord is revealing to us at this time. As you will see in the next GN on this subject, Dad has said a great deal about us being the sexy Bride‚ the wife, the lover of Jesus. Now the Lord is revealing more about this. He is building on the foundation that He laid in Dad’s ministry.

190. Dad pointed out that this revelation, like many other things, needs to be received by faith. “When the Lord gives it‚ if you receive it and you don’t worry about it, you just accept it, it’s easy. But when you analyze it and you critique it and you split hairs over it, it becomes a muddle.” That’s true with most matters of faith and belief, so this is something with which we are all familiar—having faith and trusting Him for the outcome.

191. I’m proud of those who have accepted by faith what the Lord has shown us, without a lot of analyzing and splitting hairs. I’m also proud of those who have accepted it by faith‚ even though they have had battles about it and have had to fight the Enemy over it. I’m also proud of you who may be having a hard time receiving it, but who are willing to accept it by faith, even if you are having to wrap it up in a bundle of faith, trusting that the Lord will help you with it later.

Learning to Love Him in a New Way!

192. After hearing the things the Lord has said about loving Him and saying love words to Him, Peter and I have had frequent lovemaking sessions with each other and the Lord, and they’ve been just wonderful! We include Jesus in on everything else—why shouldn’t we include Him in our lovemaking? Now He’s helping us to see that it’s a beautiful experience to include Him in our lovemaking as well. It makes it very special to know that we’re not only making each other happy, but we’re making Him happy too—which is our greatest desire! When we’re kissing and caressing, we talk to Jesus, as well as each other, and tell Him that we love Him and that we love His caresses, that we want Him, that we want Him to fuck us. It’s very precious and makes us both feel so much closer to Him.

193. But we don’t have to wait for dates with each other to love Jesus together. Often in the morning before we read the Word or hear from the Lord in prophecy, we say loving words to Jesus, telling Him how we want Him and how we need Him and how much He means to us.

194. We also say these things to the Lord in our own private prayer time as well, just one on one with Him. Why not? He’s our Lover and our Husband, and we’re His Bride‚ so of course it makes sense that we should say such loving things to Him! Peter and I began to understand that the way Jesus loves us as a Lover, a Bridegroom and a Husband, is not just symbolic, but that He actually feels those things that a lover and a bridegroom and a husband feels toward his bride. He needs the satisfaction of feeling His Bride’s arms around Him and He needs to feel her kisses and He needs to hear her tell Him she loves Him and wants Him.

195. This made us feel so close to Him and so much more in love with Him. His great love and desire for us has deepened our love and desire for Him. Just to know that He is lonely and yearning for us—each one of us individually—has made us want to do anything we can to meet His need. Doesn’t hearing what He has to say make you feel the same way? He’s asked you to serve Him, and you have. He’s asked you to forsake all for Him, and you have. He’s asked you to live for Him, and you have. He’s asked you to love Him, and you have. Now He’s asking you to take another step and to love Him in this special way! Won’t you try it?

196. At first it may seem a little awkward to say these things to the Lord. Most of us haven’t even been used to being so free in our love language with each other! But who said that the most important things in life are always easy? When you give your life to someone in marriage, you know that there are going to be a lot of sacrifices involved. In many ways it’s a death to yourself, because you’re no longer the you you’ve always been; you’re a new you—merged with the one you love, to where you become a different person, and sometimes it takes a lot of getting used to.

197. It takes a lot of work to learn to be completely honest and open with each other, to expose yourself to each other, to not be afraid to have the other see your innermost feelings and your weaknesses. It takes a lot of effort to be unselfish and share everything with someone else‚ to be dependent instead of independent. But you’re willing to do it because you love that person so much, because you know that the love you feel can overcome any obstacles, and that the sacrifices are well worth it!

198. By and by, however, as your love grows, you don’t feel so awkward. Instead of feeling embarrassed in being so exposed and so known by another one, you start feeling more comfortable and start being so thankful that you have someone to share your heart with and someone who knows you so well and understands you and still loves you.

199. Even though we know we love Jesus so dearly‚ it was a little awkward for us at first, learning to love Him in this new way. But as we kept doing it because we knew it pleased Him, and as we kept saying those words to Him, we began to see Him differently than we ever had before. We began to realize He really is our Lover! He’s not just a close friend‚ but He’s much more to us than that!—He’s as dear and as close as He can be! When He loves us in this way, we love Him in return‚ as He says to do, by saying those words of love to Him. We tell Him that we love His kisses, we love His Words. We tell Him that we want Him in us and we want His seeds. We tell Him that we want to make Him happy by kissing Him and by loving Him in whatever way makes Him happy.

Another Test of Faith!

200. I’ll leave you with one more thought! I was just reminded of something that the Lord gave us not too long ago when we had questions about another revelation! I think what the Lord said to us about that revelation might also apply to this one. Here is what I’m referring to, which was published in “Mama’s Love Story, Part 3!—King Peter!” (ML #2994:39-54), and which you have already read, but I ask you to please read the portions that I’ve included below and apply it to this new revelation.

201.(Mama:) I thought, `Those are legitimate questions that have come up in people’s minds about this `king’ business.’ In fact, I had questions myself, and Peter did‚ too.—So we asked the Lord if He would explain it to us in prophecy, and here’s what He said:

202.(Prophecy:) Behold, I have done a new thing, that which was unexpected, and that which the people were not prepared for. But have I not said that this is a new day? This is also a test, for I know the heart of every man, and I test them. There shall be many tests‚ and they must take things by faith, and they must trust. They must trust that their queen is in tune and in touch with Me and that she is My very voice.

203.These things are a test to purge and to make white, to purify and to make ready, to prepare for the days ahead, for they must learn to have utter faith and utter trust in the words of the queen. For I have anointed her and I have crowned her with many crowns, and I have given her great ones to counsel and to help and to lead and to guide her.

204.But we must purge and purify and test the faith of your children that we may know who is worthy. So, yes, these things are new and they are different, and they are a challenge in the Spirit. And each man will have to be convinced in his own mind and heart and spirit as to the truth of these matters, and must take them by faith and take them in trust‚ take them in courage, whether they understand them or not. Again, it is choices, choices, choices that they must make.

205.When I do a new and unexpected thing, it challenges them and they must come to grips with the Words that I have spoken and the things that I am doing. They cannot just rock along and say, `Oh, yes, I know it is right because I expected it. This is what I knew was going to happen, therefore within my mind and within my framework it is all okay and I will believe.’ For is that faith?

206.Faith believes the impossible! Faith believes even the non-understandable‚ and without faith it is impossible to please Me. But how well pleased I am with those who have faith and who trust implicitly in the things that I do through My queen.

207.In the early days there were those who said‚ `How can this one be queen? What is she? She is nothing. Look at her background, she is churchy and we are a revolution.’ But now they say, `Oh‚ I see the wisdom of God.’ For man sees not as God sees, and My ways are so much higher. But they will come to understand if they will but trust, if they will just accept‚ and if they will yield, and if they will have faith.

208.Some will accept it gladly without question. Others will struggle a bit, but will take the stand of faith and will believe. And others will not be able to accept and will lose faith. For I try the hearts of men that they shall know how they feel and believe, and that you shall know how they feel and believe, and that I shall know how they feel and believe.

209.For there are many things ahead, many great places I wish to take you, but only those who are trusting and full of faith and willing to believe anything that I give can go. For this is a new faith trip and we are marching forth in faith, but we must go, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, and My children must be steadfast and unmoveable in their faith for the days ahead.

210.For if they have a hard time with a simple name [King Peter], what will they do when the time comes to call fire from the sky and to command Me to do great and mighty exploits? They must take the little steps now for the big steps later. They must understand that the times ahead are going to be very different, and as times wax worse and worse and darker and darker, they are going to have to wax stronger and stronger and greater and greater. They are going to have more light and more strength and more power, but these things will come by faith.

211.So it is choices.—Day by day, step by step, choices. And I watch for the worthy and I watch for the believing‚ and I watch for the faithful‚ and there are many. There are many who love their queen and who will follow. I am just sifting a little here and a little there. I am testing on this side and testing on that side.

212.And do not feel hurt nor dismayed that some may fall by the wayside. For those which will remain will be the mighty men of David, full of faith, full of strength, full of devotion and full of loyalty, and they shall march forth victorious and glorious unto My Heavenly Kingdom! So give and give and be not afraid. For My Word tries the hearts, discerns the spirits‚ and strengthens the sinews.

213.I will create a strong and loyal band that will do exploits and will marvelously show forth My strength and My power, My Love and My anointing. And it all comes from little things, little beliefs, little acceptances. And some day they will look back at this and say, `Ha! What was that? That was no test, that was such a small thing.’ For there are many big things ahead. Today this looks so big, but in time they will look back and it will be but a speck, for they will have so much faith.

214.So fret not. I will not do that which they think should be, but I will do a new thing, and I will rattle the foundations of their faith that they may know that they stand sure and they stand strong. And this is not your doing, but it is Mine. When David spake, it came from Me. (End of prophecy.)

215. (Mama:) We pray that these things the Lord has told us in prophecy that are presented in this GN will give you the faith you need to fully enter into the precious love relationship that the Lord wants to share with you. If He was willing to give His life for us‚ then we should be willing to be a wife for Him, don’t you think? Praise the Lord!

Loving Jesus–Part 4 for Junior Teens

Karen Zerby

—By MariaDO 3030Jnr12/95

Maria #311Jnr

1. My dear sweet Family‚ I pray for you as you continue reading all the Lord has revealed to us about loving Him. He has so much to give us if we can just open our hearts, minds and spirits to receive it. His capacity to give is infinitely greater than our capacity to receive, but we have found that He is bringing us along—slowly, lovingly, patiently—and He is helping us to receive more and more of His Love and the light of His Truth!

2. He doesn’t want us to be condemned if things don’t go as well as we would like, or if we still don’t feel comfortable loving Him in this way by telling Him these words of love. For some of us, even though we’re doing it, it is still very much by faith, with not a lot of different feelings than before. But we know that as we please Him by loving Him in the way that He desires, by saying love words to Him, we will reap the rewards of our yieldedness and our obedience.

3. So if you don’t feel any different, either physically or spiritually, and in fact if for various reasons you are battling about what He’s asking you to do, maybe it will help if you’ll think of how very much He loves you, how He has given His life for you, He’s done everything for you! What He’s asking you in requesting that you say these words to Him is small indeed by comparison! However, He understands that it may not be easy for you, so He’s doing all He can to explain things to you.

4. He’s very patient and He gives us time according to our individual needs to get used to new things, as we read His Word for more faith. He has already given us many of the answers to our questions in these GNs, so if you’ll read and re-read them, all the while praying earnestly for His help, we believe that your faith to receive it will grow!

Don’t Compare or Feel Pressured to “Perform”!

5. Dear ones, I know very well that some of you may be wondering how much you are personally going to be able to put this into practice in your own life. Some of you men still may not see yourself as playing the role of a woman in the Spirit, the Lord’s Bride, and you cannot yet say those intimate, sexy words of love to the Lord.

6. Please know that the Lord understands and He doesn’t want you to feel pressured. The Lord is not requiring any more of you than you can give. Just move at your own pace and let the Lord lead you. He’ll be very happy with whatever love you give Him!

7. Recently the Lord spoke through Grandpa, in a prophecy which will be published later in this series, explaining that the most important thing for me to remind you of is that this “Loving Jesus” revelation is the Lord’s gift of love to you which He wants to use to make you happy, give you what you need‚ and bring you closer to Him. Many of you have been praying to be closer to the Lord and the Lord has now answered that prayer‚ though perhaps in a way you weren’t expecting. Grandpa said‚ “This is an answer to their prayers. Isn’t it sad that this is something so wonderful and glorious and beautiful that the Lord is trying to give our Family, and yet they’re going to perceive it as something difficult and something heavy? The Enemy is going to try to distract them and dissuade them and lead them astray from the beauty of it, and try to make them see it as something wearisome and something difficult.”

8. So you see, if you’re feeling burdened‚ like this new revelation is too difficult, that the doorknob is now too high, that you just can’t do it, then those are the Enemy’s attacks! The Lord won’t expect more of you than you’re able to do. He’s not in a big rush, we’re not in a big rush. You have time—time to think‚ pray‚ reflect‚ re-read these GNs and seek the Lord.

9. I recently met with the members of our Home to talk about the “Loving Jesus” revelation. After sharing our hearts together, we asked the Lord to speak, and He gave encouragement for those of you who aren’t finding it as easy to love Jesus this way. He said: “I will receive whatever love you give Me with great thanksgiving and appreciation. … Do not compare with those ’round about you and think that your love is small and that your obedience is small and that your giving of your heart to Me is small, for this is not as I see it. … I do not look condescendingly and critically. I do not judge you for the love you give Me; I reward you for the love you give Me!”

10. The Lord doesn’t want you to compare yourself with others. He doesn’t compare how you love Him with how someone else loves Him. He looks at you as an individual. What someone else does, or how they love the Lord in this new intimate way, is irrelevant to how you choose to love the Lord. The Lord will receive whatever love you give Him with thanksgiving and appreciation. He’s not going to think, “Oh my! Why can’t he give Me more love? Why doesn’t he do more to show Me his love?” The Lord is happy with the love you give Him. He knows you love Him and you’re doing all you can to please Him and serve Him, so you shouldn’t think your love is such a small thing, because He sees it as a great thing!

11. You’ve forsaken all to serve Jesus‚ you’re living your life for Him, you’ve given your all for Him, your heart’s desire is to please Him and do His will, so of course He’s not going to disregard your love and loyalty and devotion to Him just because you’re having a hard time practicing this New Wine! This new revelation is the Lord’s love gift to us to help us draw closer to Him. He says that saying these words will bring a deeper and more intimate relationship with Him, but He wants you to give your love to Him freely and He is not going to force you into anything. He’s going to be very patient with you and wait for you as long as it takes. He will continue to love you just as much as ever. He won’t condemn you for having battles; in fact, He’ll commend you for fighting and not giving up!

Jesus, the Patient Lover!

12. I’d like to include below another very encouraging prophecy that the Lord gave the other night after our Home meeting. Please take these words to heart and find comfort in them. They are for you personally. If you feel you can’t say the words yet, the Lord will be patient and not critical. He pledges His unconditional love to you!

13. (Prophecy:) Unto you who hesitate, do not condemn yourself, for I do not condemn you. For behold, I love you greatly and I will be patient with you. I will wait patiently for you, even as a man waits patiently for the woman he loves, for the woman he knows shall be his bride. He does not condemn her, nor criticize her, but he waits and loves and hopes that she will give him her love freely. For he knows that she is the one, that she is his bride, and he gives not his heart unto another.

14. Even so am I with you, for I know that you are My Bride. Even if you do not come into the bed of love with Me now‚ to be ravished by My kisses and to have sweet lovemaking together, I love you just as dearly, for I know that you are My Bride and I will be waiting patiently for you. I will continue to look upon you with eyes of love and eyes of tenderness‚ even as a man looks tenderly upon the woman that he loves in the tender hope that she will return this love unto him.

15. Therefore be not condemned, be not discouraged, be not disheartened. For have I not said in My Word that as high as the Heaven is above the Earth, so great is My Love for them that fear Me? Even so is My Love for you! It has no constraints, it has no measure. I love you regardless of what you do. I do not condemn you. I do hope that you will come unto Me, but if you come not‚ I will love you just the same.

16. For I know that you are Mine‚ and I know that though it may take some time, you will come unto Me and we shall be one. I look forward to that day with great joy and great rejoicing! In that day you also shall have great joy and great rejoicing that you know not of now.

17. But if you are timid now, and you hesitate‚ I understand. I will be patient with you. Fear not, for we will be wed, though it may take some time. We were made for one another. (End of prophecy.)

18. (Mama:) What wonderful love and patience the Lord has with us! It’s overwhelming to think that He loves us so much that He’s willing to wait for us no matter how long it takes. Meanwhile, He will understand. He is patiently waiting, not criticizing or condemning‚ just as you would be with someone you’re very much in love with.

19. If you’re convinced in your heart that you’ve found the man or woman of your dreams, that you are “made for one another,” then you are willing to wait patiently for the day when you know that that person will return your love in the way you long for. When you’re in love with someone‚ you don’t look at them harshly or critically; you give them every benefit of the doubt. You overlook their hesitancy, you understand their timidity, and you appreciate very much any attention at all, even if they’re not yet ready to be your lover.

20. The Lord loves you unconditionally. He’s not going to stop loving you or be angry with you if you are shy or embarrassed or feeling unsure about this new intimate love relationship with Him! He’ll look upon you with eyes of love and tenderness, and He’ll love you no matter what!

Newspaper/Love Letter and More Intimacy!

21. As I spent time in prayer about all that the Lord has been revealing concerning the love relationship He wants to have with us, I wondered what place the written Word has in all of this. The Lord has said a great deal in this series on the subject of loving Him‚ of speaking words of endearment to Him, about His filling us with His seeds, and I was wondering how this relates to all the Lord has said in the past about loving Him through the reading of His Word. I felt that this was a very important question, as for years the Lord and Dad have made a point of stressing the importance of the Word.

22. Once again the Lord wonderfully spoke as Peter and I cried out to Him in prayer. I’m so thankful that He speaks to us in this way and answers our many questions! He has such patience and understanding, explaining the aspects of this in detail. In fact, not only did He answer my question, but He went beyond, and shed more light on the glorious love that He has for us.

23. (Prophecy:) I will ask you a question: What do you prefer to read—the morning newspaper, or a letter from your lover? How would you feel if your wife listened to you and was interested, but never made love to you? And what is it that you seek in your marriage? Do you not want two-way communication? Do you not want your wife to have an interest in your work and what you do and what you want? Yes, you want her to listen to you. You want to talk together. You want to raise your children together and make decisions together. You want her to listen to your words and to your heartcries and to your instruction, to your counsel and to your reproof. Yes, you want her to obey and cherish you. But you also want time in the bed of love. You want kisses and caresses.

24. For all together this makes a relationship, and all together this makes a marriage. All together this makes a husband and a wife and a family. So does this not make sense? Is it not quite simple? If we are married, if we are one, if you are My Bride, then yes, I want you to read My Words and to receive My seeds in this way. But I also want to receive your love in the bed of love where you whisper to Me, and you love Me, and you tell Me of your love, and you lie naked before Me, calling for Me to come. And thus you can receive seeds this way too.

25. The goal is to get the seeds—the seeds of My Words. If reading the seeds is only like reading the newspaper or reading a book, then it is not enough. When you read the seeds it must be as a letter from your lover, as a letter from Me. It must stir your heart and stir your passions! It is not enough just to read, for this is formal. You must absorb as the body absorbs the seeds, to be strengthened and to benefit from the reading that you do.

26. You will love My Words if you know the Author as Adam knew Eve. If you truly love Me, then the seeds take on a whole new meaning; the Words become life, they become joy! Yes, yes, yes, you must have the Words, you must be full of the Words! But you must take time in the bed of love, too, to love Me, to woo Me and to tell Me of your love, to tell Me of your desire for Me. For in this way we become one. And then, yes, then are you ready and open to receive those seeds, and the seeds will be implanted and impregnate you with My joy, with My Love and with My anointing. Otherwise‚ the seeds go in and are wasted. So let the wooing and lovemaking prepare you as the husband prepares the wife for the insertation of the penis to receive the seeds. (We later found out this is the old English form of “insertion.”)

27. When you are ready to read My Words‚ stop for a moment and tell Me that you love Me, tell Me that you care, tell Me that you want Me. Just tell Me that you are ready and you are open, that I may send forth these seeds into you, and as you read the seeds, they will do the work in you which I have ordained. For the seeds are love letters from Me. The seeds are the Words of life‚ which bring forth life and fruit in your life!

28. But as the husband cannot plant in the vagina of the bride unless she is ready and open and waiting, no more can My seeds do the work within you unless you are ready and open and waiting in Spirit. So read the seeds‚ absorb the seeds, but prepare the way for the seeds by lovemaking with Me, by kissing Me and caressing Me and letting Me caress you‚ by telling Me of your love, in preparation for that which I would pour forth unto you.

29. In the quietness of your chamber when you are alone, you can tell Me you love Me and you can show Me you love Me. For this is a very intimate and special way of loving Me. I do not require this and I do not demand it, for I will even be happy with the words and with your caresses, and with the symbolism of your love unto Me. But if you want a special time with Me‚ and if you want to feel My loving, you can touch yourself and you can make yourself go, and it will be Me loving you. This is intimate and this is between you and Me alone, as we kiss and caress in our bed of love together.

30. Just understand‚ My children, I desire your love. I desire your love even more than you have shown Me until now. For we have been married, and we have had a good marriage, and we have been good friends, and we have been a good team, and we have accomplished a great deal. We have raised abundant children, and our children are happy and they are fruitful! But we have more awaiting us, more intimacy, and this is what I am seeking now. This is what I am calling for. This is what I am yearning for!

31. For you are My Bride, and I wish to give you My seeds in a new way. As the days get darker and the times more difficult, loving Me and being in love with Me and being close to Me and being intimate with Me will help you through, and things will look brighter. As you love Me and look to Me and face Me and face My light and face My seeds and call for Me, all else will fade; you will have great ecstasy with Me, and we will be one.

32. For truly you will know that we are one. You will know that I have strengthened you; and you will know that I have blessed you, and that I have honored you as the king honors his queen, as the husband honors his wife‚ and says, `Yes, here she is, here is the one that loves me. Here is the one that bears my children. Here is the one that receives my seeds.’

33. When you plant seeds in the ground, you cannot plant them in the cold and the hard ground, for they will not germinate and grow, they will not bring forth fruit. The seeds must be planted in the warm earth so that they can bring forth the fruit which they are ordained to bring forth. So is the seed of My Word. It must be implanted in the warmth of your heart, in the warmth of your spirit. And how do you have a warm spirit? By snuggling close to Me and by receiving My kisses and caresses, that you may be warm and open and ready for the implantation of My seeds.

34. So do you understand? It is not so difficult. But you must all lay aside your pride, your fear of man and the looking one upon another in scorn, or in dismay, thinking, “Oh, I wonder if she is doing it! Oh, I wonder if he is doing it!”

35. When you come before Me to read My Words, just tell Me you love Me, that is all I need. Tell Me you want Me. Tell Me you desire Me. Tell Me you want My seeds, and I will bring forth new life in those seeds! They will bring forth new meaning, for they have treasures new and old. You will be delighted and you will see by the fruit that the Words I say unto you are true, and that the love that I have asked you to give unto Me is that which I require and desire, and that I will bless you as you do these things.

36. So whether it is symbolic to you, or whether it is an actuality to you makes no difference. For if you say the words and if you mean them with your heart, I will hear them and I will come. I will come as when you call your lover and say, “Come, I want you!” For this is My desire, this is what I am asking of you, My children.

37. Yes, this is humbling, and when others hear of these things they shall scoff and say, “Oh‚ these are they that think they know more than we know! These are they that think they love more than we love. These are they that are foolish and childish, for do they not know that these things cannot be so?”

38. But I say unto you, these things are so! I say unto you‚ I love you with a great love, and if you will pour forth your love unto Me in this way, with these words and these actions, if you will prepare yourselves for the insertion of My seeds, I will pour forth a love upon you and a blessing upon you that there will not be room enough to contain! And these who scoff and these who mock shall marvel! They shall know that you have been known by Me, and that I have loved you and I have placed My blessing upon you, that I have put My mantle upon you and spread My skirt over you and that you are Mine, I am yours, and we are one! (End of prophecy.)

39. (Mama:) Thank You Jesus for this wonderful privilege of hearing from You, Who are all-wise and all-knowing and all–understanding!—You, Who have all the answers, if we will but ask! To think that You, Who reign over all‚ actually love each of us so much that You want to get as close to us as You can, through giving us this beautiful gift of lovemaking with You! We know, however, that sometimes Your most priceless gifts are hard for us to comprehend and understand‚ and therefore accept. But as we continue to trust in Your Love that only wants the best for us and that only wants to make us happy, we will begin to understand.

40. Thank You for these answers of instruction and wonderful promises that help us to see things more clearly. You explain things in such easy-to–understand terms. You stoop to tell us things in language that we can understand, using illustrations we can relate to‚ like newspapers and love letters and husbands and wives, etc. Thank You for loving us so much, for being so good to us, for sharing with us Your precious, wonderful Words!

41. I am just amazed at all the Lord said in this prophecy! When the Lord asks us which we prefer to read, the newspaper or a letter from our lover‚ He is illustrating the two ways that we can read His Word: One way is like picking up a newspaper and reading it for information and instruction, without getting very personally involved; the other way is like reading a love letter from one who is very dear to us. When we read a love letter, we read it to find out what our loved one is thinking, to look eagerly to see what words of love he is communicating to us, to feel closer to that one and be reassured of his love for us. It excites us, thrills us, and we hang on to every word! Because it is a love letter from someone we deeply desire to hear from, it is the next best thing to having them right there with us. It makes us feel so warm and secure, so loved and needed! Those loving words stir our hearts and make us want more!

42. Then the Lord asks another question: How would you feel if you were married and your wife listened to you and was interested, but never made love to you? He’s giving us a physical illustration of how He feels if all we do is read His Word—listening to what He has to say—but then not going any further in stopping to take time for Him and to talk to Him and to give Him words of love, as He has given us Words of Love through His Word!

43. He asks yet a third question: What would you seek in a marriage? He says, yes, you would want your wife to listen to you and to your counsel and what you have to say about your needs and your longings and your work, and even listen to the correction you give her. You would want all this, but you would also want her to love you in the bed of love, to make love to you, to love you romantically, sexually. You would want her to kiss you and caress you. He says that one without the other wouldn’t satisfy you‚ because you would need both to make a satisfactory relationship. Likewise, He needs both from us.

44. So, again, as usual‚ the illustration of the man and woman in marriage is an illustration of how the Lord‚ our Bridegroom, wants us, His Bride, to act toward Him! He wants us to hear His Words and His counsel, but He also wants us to have those times when we stop everything, so we aren’t distracted by our work or children or other thoughts of the day. We are just there for Him, to love Him‚ to say love words to Him, to please Him, to give Him what He needs. And what He says He needs is our love, and in this case our words of love to Him.

45. In asking what place the written Word has in relation to our saying words of love to the Lord, He has made it quite clear that the written Word plays the same role that it always has. He obviously still wants us to faithfully read and absorb His written Word. That has not changed. He wants to continue loving you with the seeds of His Word like He always has. However‚ He’s saying that He also wants to receive your love through the loving words He is asking you to say to Him. He says, “I want you to read My Words and to receive My seeds in this way. But I also want to receive your love in the bed of love where you whisper to Me, and you love Me, and you tell Me of your love, and you lie naked before Me, calling for Me to come. Thus you can receive seeds this way too.” You receive His seeds via reading His Word, but He’s saying here that you can also receive seeds through telling Him you love Him and speaking these words of love to Him.

46. A second time He repeats the importance of the written Word but adds that He also wants our Words of love to Him. “Yes, yes‚ yes, you must have the Words, you must be full of the Words! But you must take time in the bed of love, too, to love Me, to woo Me and to tell Me of your love‚ to tell Me of your desire for Me.” It’s very important that you understand that the Lord wants us to continue to read His Word, that the reading of the Word is part of our lovemaking with the Lord, and as such we have been making love to Jesus through the reading of His Word all along.

47. However, now He’s asking us to also make love to Him through these words of love He wants us to say to Him. He’s asking for more intimacy than we have been giving Him, for more love than we’ve been giving. “I desire your love even more than you have shown Me until now. … But we have more awaiting us, more intimacy, and this is what I am seeking now. This is what I am calling for. This is what I am yearning for! For you are My Bride, and I wish to give you My seeds in a new way.”

48. This new way the Lord wants to give His seeds does not detract from the way He has done it in the past. Instead, it adds to it, it’s an additional step. He wants us to love Him even more than we have been, and He’s showing us how. “This is My desire‚ this is what I am asking of you, My children.”

49. So if you’ve been faithfully reading His Word all of these years, don’t think that it hasn’t counted for anything or that you haven’t been loving Him!—You have!—And now He’s asking you to also love Him in this new way.

A Step Further in the Same Direction!

50. You may feel that you’ve been making love to Jesus all along through various means, during your quiet time, during prayer and praise, during Word time, when witnessing, through a whole host of ways. And you’re right, you have been! You’ve been having spiritual sex with Jesus all along! He says in this prophecy that you and He have been married and had a good marriage and have accomplished a great deal and raised abundant children (souls). If you’ve had a good marriage and borne abundant spiritual children, where did you get those children from? Of course it’s been through His lovemaking and receiving His seeds! (1Pet.1:23). The Lord has been making love to you in the Spirit all along, folks! And don’t worry!—He’s going to continue to do so as you continue to desire His Words, which is desiring Him!

51. We’ve all been receiving His seeds, and because of it, we’ve borne much fruit. We have demonstrated that we love Him because we’ve accepted those Words, we’ve obeyed them and we’ve been faithful. This is why He’s now able to give us this new additional way of loving Him more passionately so we can receive even more of His seeds.

52. He’s giving us this new way of loving Him—this gift of getting closer to Him and understanding Him better. He’s helping us to understand what He wants and how much He needs us to be not just a formal wife, but a passionate, sexy one who really wants her Husband and says those things to Him that excite Him and make Him want to give her even more of His seeds! He’s helping us to relate to Him more personally so we can desire Him more, and as a result receive more of His seeds, which represent not only His Words, but all that He is.

53. This is not a complete change of direction. In fact, it isn’t a change of direction at all. It’s just going a step further in the same direction we have already been going. This is an extra step to draw us closer to Him so we can go even further with Him. He says‚ “But we have more awaiting us, more intimacy, and this is what I’m seeking now. This is what I’m calling for. This is what I’m yearning for!” The Lord is asking us to show our love for Him by saying words of love to Him so He can give us the seeds of strength and love and anointing that we’re going to need for the tough times ahead, even greater and stronger seeds than before. He wants us to want more and to be eager to do anything we can to get more of His seeds, more of Him, more of His Words.

54. How do you become prepared and ready to receive such seeds? He says that as you love Him in the bed of love by expressing your love to Him, you’ll begin to desire Him more and more as a lover. Then, what your lover says to you will be very important to you and you will hang on to every word‚ you’ll crave it! You’ll feel lost without it!

The Bed of Love—Your Private Time with Him!

55. As the Lord explained in a recent prophecy, “These times in the bed of love are necessary because they are our most intimate times. These are the times when we communicate heart to heart, when you can tell Me and communicate to Me your deepest longings and desires without having to be conscious of everyone else around you. You can give Me your full attention, your full heart, your full mind‚ your full soul. Times in the bed of love are necessary‚ not just to receive My seed, but so we can communicate and be close‚ one on one.”

56. The bed of love is your private time with Him, one on one, where you can receive the seeds of His Word and say those intimate things to Him and love Him deeply and let Him love you. This is the time when you can communicate much more deeply with Him than you would be able to while around others. You can speak your heart freely and communicate the desires of your heart to Him so He can pour forth those desires to you. It’s also a time when you can concentrate, without distraction‚ on what He is saying to you either through His Word or in His personal communication with you.

57. He says that before reading His Word, either in private or unitedly‚ you will be more prepared to receive His seeds if you “stop for a moment and tell Me that you love Me, tell Me that you care, tell Me that you want Me. Just tell Me that you are ready and you are open‚ that I may send forth these seeds into you.”—His seeds of love and strength and power and anointing—all that you need to do your job for Him!—Your job of loving the lost and your job of loving each other.

58. One of the reasons He wants us to say these words to Him is because it makes us feel our love for Him more. It makes Him more real to us, and thus His Word will take on more meaning, and truly become His love letters to us.

59. The Lord makes a clear differentiation when explaining how our public times with Him should be and how He would like our private lovemaking times with Him to be. When you are in public meetings with other members of your Home, you should say sweet and loving things, expressing your love and desire for Him, but you wouldn’t be sexually graphic like you would be when you are alone.

60. Besides the reasons expressed above, another reason for not being sexually explicit with the Lord in public meetings and united times of fellowship is because we don’t want our children to say these things to the Lord. This is only a matter for those who are of age, not for children.

61. The Lord speaks about how you can love Him when you are alone with Him. He says that you can “tell Me you love Me,” and in addition, He says “you can show Me you love Me, for this is a very intimate and special way of loving Me.” Then He says, “If you want to feel My loving, you can touch yourself and you can make yourself go, and it will be Me loving you.” The Lord is talking here about masturbation. He’s saying that if you are alone in private and you are telling the Lord of your love for Him and your desire for Him, you can masturbate at the same time, if you wish. He says this is not required, He doesn’t demand this, He’s happy with your words, yet He says if you want a special time with Him you can do this and you will feel His Love.

Our Personal Experiences in Loving Jesus!

62. There are occasions, when Peter and I are apart, when we have such “special times” when lovemaking with Jesus. When masturbating, I am not able to visualize anything, so of course I don’t visualize Jesus fucking me. I just have to take it by faith. Even though I can’t visualize Him, I know that He is loving me in the Spirit, and I say the words to Him that He desires, because I am His Bride.

63. Some of our folks, however, both women and men‚ can visualize Jesus personally making love to them, His Bride. Some of our men didn’t think it would be possible to visualize themselves as a woman with Jesus making love to them, and they are surprised that they can. Different folks have different experiences, and how we see it or whether we see it is not the point, nor what is important. The important thing is that we realize that Jesus is our Husband, our Lover, and that we come to Him as His Bride, to be deeply loved by Him.

64. Now again, the Lord says that He doesn’t require any more than the words. Unless the Lord speaks to your heart personally and lays on your heart the burden to do it, you don’t have to feel as if you must masturbate. All of this is a very private matter, something between you and the Lord. If you want to love Jesus while masturbating, that’s up to you. You’re not under any obligation to make it known publicly that you do so.

65. The Lord also said we shouldn’t be looking “one upon another in scorn, or in dismay, thinking, `Oh, I wonder if she is doing it! Oh‚ I wonder if he is doing it!'” Obviously He doesn’t want people, especially those who may feel that this way of loving Jesus is not for them, to be speaking negatively against it or against those who choose to implement it in their lives. To do so would be in violation of the Charter. (See page 120 of the Charter‚ Offences Warranting Excommunication, point H.)

66. When Peter and I have sex together we always include the Lord in some way or another. However, this isn’t the only time that we have love–ups with Jesus. We often have times when we simply say the words of love and endearment that He desires without any sexual activity. We do this as part of our times of praise‚ prayer and singing, before reading the Word and hearing from the Lord in prophecy. Saying these words is wonderful fellowship with Him‚ during which time we can become one with Him.

67. Recently when Peter was away on business, he wrote the following in a letter to me, which I thought was a good example of how intimate and sexy and wonderful it can be to love the Lord through our words of love and endearment and passion for Him. Peter wrote:

68.I woke early this morning, before the sun was up, and my first thoughts were of our precious Lover‚ the Giver of Love, our dearest Sweetheart, our wonderful Jesus! I felt as if I were enfolded in His arms. I felt secure, loved, wanted, accepted. I wanted Him so badly and told Him so. He held me‚ loved me, kissed me, caressed me. We made love together through the words of love that we shared. Though nothing transpired in the flesh, our lovemaking in the Spirit was passionate, erotic, exciting. We were one.

69.What precious moments, what a wonderful gift, to be able to love Jesus in such an intimate way! Thank You Jesus for making this possible, for showing us how You want to be loved. Oh, please help those who find it difficult or incomprehensible to find the joys of simply accepting, of yielding, that they may discover the ecstasies of Your precious Love.”

Another New MO Letter Hot Off Heaven’s Press!

70. Although Dad has said so much in the past on the subject of our being the Bride of Christ, of Jesus being our Husband, and about spiritual sex, I thought it would be a blessing if we could hear what Dad has to say on the subject now. I felt it would be wonderful to hear his counsel.

71. So one morning I prayed and asked the Lord to have Dad speak to us, and he did, wonderfully! So here’s a new MO Letter, straight from Heaven! I won’t make any comments after this prophecy because we’re all used to the way Dad says things, and I think we can all understand it clearly. As usual, Dad has gone from Genesis to Revelation on the subject. Praise the Lord! It’s wonderful!

72. (Prophecy, Dad speaking:) Folks, I’ve told you before that God’s ways are not your ways. Look at Noah! Nobody had even seen a boat, especially not on dry land! But Noah did what God said and it saved his life, and he received the blessings and the promises were fulfilled. And what about Abraham, standing there looking over the land and God saying to him, “This land will be for you and your seed, and they shall be as the stars in the heavens, a multitude as the sand of the seas!” Those were some pretty big promises and he had to just take it by faith.

73. Think about Daniel; he had to have faith that what God showed him was actually a dream that Nebuchadnezzar had had. That was faith! He believed it, and he acted on it, and he was blessed because of it. And what about the prophets of old?—Eating dung, walking naked, virtually doing skits to get God’s point across! But these were things God told them to do, and they believed it and they obeyed it, they did it! Even though it seemed ridiculous and certainly was embarrassing, humbling and difficult, yet they did it and were blessed, and the message was given.

74. See‚ God doesn’t always work the way we think He should. That’s because man’s mind does not see as God sees. The Lord has ways of humbling His children, always keeping them humble. The churches don’t really humble themselves, so He can’t use them so much, He can’t give them so much, He can’t trust them with so much in the Spirit. But you have constantly been humbled and He knows you can take it! And it’s because of that willingness to be humbled that He makes you great!

75. But you don’t see the greatness. You look around you and you see the struggle and the difficulties. But here again, you’re not seeing as the Lord sees. For you see smallness‚ but He sees greatness! Think about some of the things you already do.—To the outside they seem pretty foolish! Think about speaking in tongues, a gift of the Spirit. You know‚ they used to take people away that spoke in tongues, and say they were insane! Children had their parents committed because they spoke in tongues, because they had manifestations of the Spirit. You see, the carnal and the worldly people can never accept the things of the Spirit. Now that seems kind of funny that they would take you away and lock you up because you spoke in tongues, doesn’t it?—But it happened! But now it has become accepted and understood that it is a gift of the Spirit.

76. So if the Lord asks you to receive a new gift of the Spirit‚ shouldn’t you be willing? It’s no more strange than speaking in tongues. It’s no more strange than the gift of prophecy. To an outsider it is strange that you would sit in quietness and receive words from God. But you don’t think it’s strange, and you don’t think speaking in tongues is strange, and you don’t think praying and expecting God to answer is strange! Well, these are all gifts‚ and now He wishes to give you a new gift; and He gives it to you because He knows that you’re humble enough and believing enough to receive it!

77. You older ones will have an easier time because you’ve been through a lot with me! You’ve gone a lot of places with me‚ and you’ve taken a lot from me. You’ve had ups and you’ve had downs and you’ve believed, and that’s why you’re now being blessed with a new love for Jesus‚ your Lover, your Savior.

78. You young folks, you’ll take it too, but it’ll be tougher. You’ve built up different images in your minds, in your pride. Well, that’s just how it is when you’re young, and you have to go through the process. You know that process I told you about of breaking, of molding‚ of finding that God’s way up is down. Actually, you’ve come a long way and you’ve learned to accept a lot. All things considered, you’re doing pretty well! But the process begins in earnest as you have to make major decisions of faith, major decisions to believe, to receive the New Wine.

79. I hope you didn’t think that the New Wine was going to end just because I left. God doesn’t stop talkin’! Believe me, He’s very much alive! He’s very much in evidence and He’s very active. Things are hottin’ up! Things are moving along faster than you think they are! The picture is unfolding more and more each day and He’s preparing you. All of the things that are happening are preparing you.

80. You know, when there’s a war, they don’t usually start just from one day to the next. It might seem like that, but they don’t. There’s a long period of building up, of preparing, building armaments and stockpiling them, getting men into position, in place‚ so that when the little incident happens—which is usually just an excuse and often something that is triggered on purpose—they are ready. But when it happens, the armies are ready, because they’ve been preparing! They knew the war was coming, they saw it on the horizon, and they planned and prepared and were ready.

81. So it is in the Spirit. The Enemy marshals his forces and the Antichrist prepares, and so does the Lord, and so do we Here in the Spirit, as we help to prepare His children. Look around! Look at the world! Look at the wars‚ look at the confusion‚ look at the polarization! It’s all part of the preparation.

82. And so are you all being prepared as well. The Charter is a preparation. The message of prophecy is a preparation, preparing you to hear His voice‚ to be comfortable with it‚ to be prayerful and to seek Him. And now this gift of love is also part of the preparation‚ for it draws you closer to Him, and Him to you‚ and it’s really needed. And it will be more needed as time goes on.

83. So kids, don’t give up faith! Don’t think, “Oh, it’s not going to happen. It’s just a fairy tale. The End isn’t coming, the End isn’t here‚ the End isn’t near.” It is! Be patient, it’s coming! But as a very wise general, the Lord is preparing His army. He’s giving them instruction and training, He’s giving them power. But with each step it requires your obedience, your faith, and your yieldedness, so that He can give you more and more.

84. He gives other Christians gifts that will help them too, that will bring them along a little bit further. He increases that which they have just as He’s increasing that which you have. But because you have much, His increases take you further and further, and closer and closer to Him. Others have little, but what He gives them also brings them closer to Him.

85. But He has given you this gift of love because you have proven to Him that you will obey, that you have faith, that you are willing to receive things of the Spirit no matter what! No matter what the cost, no matter what they are, you are willing to be made of no reputation just because you love Him, because you know He is the Truth!

86. And sometimes, kids, the things that God says are hard to take! They’re hard to believe sometimes! But you know, if you just believe it, if you drink it in and receive it, accept it by faith, He blesses you and it becomes easier, because you see the fruit, you gain the understanding. Faith doesn’t always understand‚ faith just does it because it believes, and then comes understanding. But without faith it’s impossible to please the Lord‚ for he that cometh to God must first believe that He is‚ and second, believe that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. He’s now giving you a way to diligently seek Him, so that He can pour forth the great rewards that He has promised. And believe me‚ it’s true! I’ve seen it, I’m Here, I know!

87. The Lord and His courts are excited! They are electric with anticipation and they wait to see if you will do that which has been asked of you. You know‚ the Lord has thanked me over and over again for my willingness to give His Message no matter what the cost, and for teaching and training you to receive that Message, to believe it and to put it into action. Of course, I tell Him it was all His doing, but He says that there are so few who will believe what they receive and who have the faith to put it into action. There are so few who are willing to be truly humbled in the sight of man that they may be exalted in His sight; so He has great thankfulness for you, His children, who are willing, His children who obey.

88. You look at this as a big test, but He looks at it as a great gift! So receive the gift‚ just receive it and believe it! You don’t have to understand every facet, you don’t have to examine it top to bottom‚ side to side, and try to figure it out. Receive it! You’ll be greatly blessed by it. For though you see it as a test, He sees it as a blessing because He sees beyond the test. He sees the victory, He sees the love, He wants the love. He wants to bestow upon you greater love than you have ever known!

89. So let Him, won’t you? Please let Him. Let Him receive your love, let Him give you His Love. You have no idea how much happiness it will bring to Him, and you have no idea how much happiness it will bring to you! You have no idea what strength in Spirit it will bring for your obedience and faith! You have no idea how much it will prepare you for that which is ahead! You have no idea how much it will change your lives, how much it will grow your spirit, how much more you will be connected to Him, the Source of all strength, all power, all wisdom!

90. And it’s yours through simple faith, through simple yieldedness, through simple obedience. So give Him your love so that He can bless you, prepare you and strengthen you. Give Him your love just because you love Him. Give Him your love so that you can learn more about how much He truly loves you, as knowing that will help you through the hardships ahead—the hardships of tribulation, the hardships of loss. For His way up is down—down in humility, down on the bed of love, down through the tests and the trials.—But up‚ up in the Spirit, up in victory, and finally up into His arms where He will comfort and love you beyond measure!

91. So don’t disappoint Him, He’s looking for your love! He’s wanting your love! He’s waiting for your love and anticipating your love. So give freely, and He will freely give unto you! (End of prophecy from Dad.)

The King Who Has Everything, But Seeks to Be Loved!

92. Something else I want to share with you is a precious prophecy the Lord gave Peter and me one morning right after we had a sweet time loving Jesus together. I believe it will help you to better understand why the Lord wants us to love Him, and what it means to Him, and how it will benefit you.

93. (Prophecy:) Oh My children, so do I love your love for Me, and so do I pour forth My Love upon you. For you bring unto Me great pleasure when you stop and take time to love Me, to kiss Me, to caress Me, to praise Me, when you call unto Me, when I hear the words of love that you speak unto Me, and when we love together; for it is as the pleasure of when two become one. As it brings you great pleasure to be one with another, so it brings Me pleasure to be one with you.

94. I need your love and your loving. For though I am King of all the universe, of all things, and even beyond, I cannot have your love unless you give it to Me, for I have made it this way. For I am as a King Who has multitudes at My beck and call. To one I can say, “Do this,” and it is done; and to another, “Do that,” and it is done.—For I am the Maker of all things, the Creator of all things, the God of all things. But in this I have limited Myself, for I do not make My children love Me; they have choice. I have the desire that they would love Me, and I long for it‚ that they would love Me. Thus I find great pleasure in those that love Me‚ for it fills My need to be loved by My children.

95. Oh what tenderness I feel, what acceptance, what joy, when you call unto Me and when you say to Me, “I love You‚ I want You, I desire You‚ come in unto me!” For there are so few‚ so very, very few who feel this way about Me. Yet I would that all My children would feel this way, and would call unto Me in this way.

96. Knowing how I feel‚ can you not see why I have such great anticipation, knowing that My children will love Me in the manner in which I wish to be loved? So it is with great joy in My heart that I come to you and thank you for your willingness to love Me in the way that I wish to be loved, and for teaching My children to do the same. For though I have many, many‚ many friends, those that are very close and dear, those that hold Me dear, that speak to Me, that pour out their hearts to Me, that do My will, that serve Me, and that love Me‚ I have so few lovers.

97. But these, My children, shall be that sexy Bride that David has spoken of!—For they are ready, they are prepared, they are seeking, and they are wanting a closer connection, a more intimate relationship with Me. I have put it in their hearts to desire this thing, and I am preparing their hearts through the Words that I have spoken through you.

98. Will you marvel at the great blessings that I will pour forth upon your children when they love Me with the love that I wish to be loved with? Marvel not, for when I find those who will love Me in this way, I will rejoice with a great rejoicing and I will pour forth My Love upon them in such abundance! I will give them My seed and they will bring forth fruit. I will give them My blessings, for they will be blessing Me with their love. So I will bless them with My Love, and My Love is so mighty, My Love is so fulfilling, My Love is so bounteous, My Love is so full!

99. Oh, the great joy that they shall have for loving Me! Oh, the great blessings and rewards that they shall have for loving Me! I wish all My children to love this way, but they will not. But the children of David shall love this way, for they are willing to humble themselves. They are already lowly, they are meek and humble in heart; they are not rich and increased with goods. They already show Me great, great love in their obedience, in their hunger for Me, in their hunger for My Word‚ and in their yieldedness to do that which I have said in My Word. So I greatly honor them and greatly love them‚ and I know they greatly love Me‚ so I pour forth My new Love upon them.

100. As they yield to My request for their love, so will I yield to their requests, and so will I answer their prayers, their needs and their desires in an even greater way. For now I test and I purge, and there be many that struggle; but in that day, they shall know that it has been worth the fight‚ and I will bless them in great abundance for their love for Me, the King Who has everything, but Who seeks to be loved! (End of prophecy.)

101. (Mama: ) Oh, Jesus, our dear‚ darling, precious Lover! How it touches us so deeply to hear You tell us that You’re lonely and that You need us! It breaks our hearts to see You begging for our love, pleading for our kisses and our caresses, to know that You are longing for us and depending upon us‚ the children of David, to help meet Your need for deep, intimate love! It changes the way we’ve looked at You before! Now we see You not only as a King, but also as One Who has needs. Before, we thought You were well taken care of, and we didn’t think that the faulty, imperfect love that we could give You would make much difference. We knew it might make a difference to us, but we didn’t really realize that for You personally it would make a difference.

102. We knew that our love in the form of obedience and yieldedness to the Word was important, but we thought that it was only important for us—important because that’s what You said was necessary for us to do. We didn’t realize what a need it was for You!—A deep personal need, an aching void that You couldn’t fill. But now in Your desperation to make us understand, You’ve humbled Yourself and come to us to explain in terms that we can’t possibly misunderstand, because we can relate it to our own experiences.

103. When we think of the earthly example of a man begging for a woman’s love, we realize how desperate he has to be, how much desire he has to have in order to put aside all of his pride and tell her how much he needs her and has to have her. To think, Lord, that this is what You’re doing with us, Your Bride!—That on bended knee You humble Yourself, You condescend to completely strip Yourself bare before us, to totally bare Your heart to plead for our love! What more could You possibly do? You’ve been calling and calling‚ and we haven’t understood. So You finally had to give us these vivid word pictures to help us to understand the way You feel and how You desire us.

104. This helps us to better understand one of the reasons why some of our precious Family have gone through such loneliness. By experiencing loneliness, they have a better idea of how You need and desire them!

105. Because they now understand and because they feel what You’re feeling, and because they too have a great need for someone to love them, they will come to Your arms with joy, rejoicing to know that You want them as much as they want You! You said, Lord, that as they bring You great joy by their love, You will also bring them great joy. As you feel their tenderness and their acceptance of You as they call unto You and tell You that they love You and they desire You and they want You to come into them, Your need will be satisfied and Your longing will be filled.

106. We know You’re counting on us, Jesus, because it takes humility to express our need to You, and You said so few have that kind of humility. Furthermore, so many of Your friends in the church system who love You so dearly as a friend could never understand Your need for an intimate, sexy relationship. You couldn’t tell them because they couldn’t receive it. They can’t even understand how sex can be clean and pure in their own lives with each other, much less in a hot and passionate relationship with You! Even some of Your children outside of the Family who hear from you in prophecy, if You were to try to tell them something like this, they would rebuke it as the voice of the Enemy! So You can’t get through to them, Lord.

107. Apparently we, the children of David, are the only ones You can get through to about this, the only ones to whom You can explain Your need for a true husband and wife relationship‚ a lover relationship. Thank You, Jesus, that through the Words of David You have set us free in every way!—And now free to love You intimately!—To tell You how much we need You and how much we love You and how much we want You, how much we desire Your love, Your kisses, Your touches, Your seeds!

He’s Given You Everything!—Won’t You Love Him?

108. How very greatly the Lord desires us, just as you would desire the one you love so deeply here on Earth‚ and you would do all that you could to be with them, to feel their arms around you, to get as close to them as you can, both in body, heart and mind. If you have ever been deeply in love‚ you know how difficult it is for you to be apart from each other and how you’re tempted to be constantly thinking about them when they’re gone. So is Jesus, our Husband and our Lover above all lovers, with us, and so He wants us to be with Him!

109. Now, when I think of Jesus and how He needs us so much, it touches me so much more deeply than before. I’m so much more intimate with Him, so much more in love with Him. Now that I realize how much He needs us and how much He wants us and how much He yearns for us, and now that I’ve begun to give Him the love that He needs, I feel more emotion for Him. When I listen to praise songs or I pray, I am more touched now. Sometimes I cry when I think of how much He loves us. I think it’s hitting me more now and becoming much more real and deep. It’s just beautiful to be able to think of Him and the sacrifices He’s made for us and to be able to relate a little bit more to it and to understand a little better what He has gone through for us.

110. Some of you say, “Well I don’t feel anything.” I don’t really feel anything either as far as any difference in my physical body when I say those words to Him and I love Him intimately. I don’t feel any greater ecstasies than I had before. Usually it’s all by faith and I just do it because I know He wants it. What I do feel is very happy and fulfilled because I know that I’m meeting His need and I know that I’m making Him happy.

111. But I can tell that slowly those seeds that He’s giving me during those times of our loving each other are bearing fruit in my life by making me much more aware and conscious of Him and His closeness to me, and mine to Him.—Maybe because now I understand His need for me a little better and I want to do everything I can to please Him. I think that is one of the greatest fulfillments for a woman—which He tells us we’re all supposed to be in Spirit in our love relationship with Him. One of your greatest joys is to see the one you love happy and to make him happy.

112. I just want to tell Him these things because it makes Him happy, because He is the One Who has given His life for me and continues to give me everything! Whether or not I feel anything is not the point. It’s that He needs me and I want to fill that need. So even if you don’t feel anything‚ even if you don’t understand this whole way of loving Him, even if it feels uncomfortable and awkward‚ even if it goes against all your natural feelings‚ even if other forms of loving Jesus make you feel closer to Him, even if others scorn and scoff, even if the Enemy tells you you’re crazy‚ none of those things should matter! The only thing that should matter is that you love Him and you know He wants you to say those love words to Him, and you want to fill His need.

113. He’s your Husband, He’s your Savior, He’s your King. He gave His life for you, He gave His Love for you! He’s given everything to you and He’s made you everything you are! He’s given you your requests, and now He requests something of you! Will you love Him?

114. He says He appreciates so much the great love that we already show Him in our obedience and our hunger for Him and His Word, and our yieldedness to obey. He greatly honors us for this, and this is one reason that He’s giving us this great love gift of knowing Him in a deeper, more intimate way.

115. He knows that some of you will initially struggle with this because the Enemy will fight you very hard and try to steal away the great thing the Lord is trying to give you. But the Lord is using these battles to make you better vessels for Him. He says if you’ll just hold on, when you see the wonderful fruits of this, you will know it has been well worth the fight! The Lord will bless you in great abundance for your obedience to love Him—the King Who has everything but Who needs to be held in your arms and told that you want Him and you need Him and you love Him!

116. Thank You, Jesus, for Your promises to bless us abundantly if we will make love to You in this way. Thank You for the joy, the rewards, the answers to prayer that You are promising. Oh, Jesus, even if You didn’t promise all this, we would still want to love You because You have been so loving to us. You loved us enough to go all the way to the cross for us—now we want to go all the way in love with You!

117. We pray that Your anticipation will now be over, that Your desire to be loved will become a reality, that You will now have our full love, our full hearts! We want to love You with all of our heart, all of our body, all of our spirit, all of our mind and all of our strength! We love You, our precious Husband and Savior and King! Help us to show You. Help us to supply Your need as You have so faithfully supplied ours for all these years.

118. Love Him today, He’s waiting for you! You’re His Bride‚ His wife, His lover! You’re His!—He’s yours! Become one with Him!

Loving Jesus–Part 5 for Junior Teens

Karen Zerby

—By MariaDO3031Jnr12/95

Maria #312Jnr

For Junior Teens

1. As we continue with these special lessons on loving Jesus‚ I first want to say how proud I am of each of you for your faith and your willingness to believe and receive that which the Lord gives. Some of these things take real faith and yieldedness, but as you put your faith into action, He will reward you. As you take this step and begin to spend special time loving Jesus in the way He wants to be loved, by saying those loving words to Him, He will fulfill those things that He has promised.—And He has promised many wonderful things! Praise the Lord!

2. Not only has Grandpa talked about spiritual sex with Jesus for years, but he has taught us to expect the unexpected. He has taught us that since God is a God of change and movement and growth‚ we shouldn’t be surprised when He shows us something new. Grandpa helped us to tear down our wrong System attitudes about physical sex with each other. He showed us that sex was a gift of God, that it was something holy, not dirty, that it was of God, and not the Devil! Therefore, going one step further and using our understanding of this wonderful gift from Him to help us to love Him better should not be so shocking.

3. As He said, “I am pulling back the veil of My Word on that which was written by My servant David, to give you a greater understanding and a fuller knowledge of what I meant.” In the following prophecy the Lord explains more about how the Words that Grandpa gave us were not fully understood, but that now, in this new day, He is giving them further clarity, so we can put them into practice and then receive His blessings for following them!

A Mystery Revealed!

4. (Prophecy:) Behold the Words of David that have been a mystery unto My children and a mystery unto the world! Behold as I open them now, to reveal unto you My Love for you and your love for Me. For have I not said that this is a new day of Love, and that I will pour forth an anointing of Love upon My Family? And where else would I start but with you (Mama and Peter), so that you can understand and know and pass on and teach and share, that My Family may know and understand. You must experience My ecstasies so that you can explain them to My children.

5. I will unfold the Words of David that I have spoken to him, lo, these many years, that many will understand. The scales shall fall from their eyes. Their eyes will be opened and enlightened, and they will understand this new Love, this new Spirit that I have poured upon them, that they may revel in My ecstasies and that they may be strengthened by My Spirit and by My Love and by My Seeds, and that they may then go forth as strong, renewed soldiers!

6. For they have fought many, many battles and they are weary and they are weakened. Many have fought in the flesh and many have fought in strain and in worry and in doubt. But now they will be filled with My seeds, and they will be filled with My Love, and they will be renewed and refreshed as the warrior that comes back and rests in the arms of his love. And they shall rise up and they shall fight again with new vigor and new strength that they know not of!

7. For they shall be strengthened in a new way through My Love, and through their love for one another. This shall be a great binding together, a great grasping of My hand and pulling them close unto Me; and they shall be close to My breast and to My heart. They shall be renewed and I shall envelop them in My Love, that they may have the strength to go forth and to do My will.

8. I teach you day by day, step by step, and you are following faithfully‚ your hand in My hand, as I show you this and I show you that. As the father who takes the child into the store and points to this, and over on the other side of the aisle points to that and explains and shows what joys and happiness are there, so have I done unto you. I am showing you. I am giving unto you, because I know that you will be faithful to share this Love and to share My Word and to share that which I teach you.

9. Some shall question and some shall worry‚ but these My people shall receive and shall have a new and intimate relationship. For they too will feel the ecstasies of My Love as you have felt them. You know what this has done for you and the love that it has bestowed upon your heart‚ and the connection that it has given you with Me, and how we are now one, truly one. And these shall know the same. They shall be loved, and they shall be happy, and they shall be relieved, and they shall understand Me better. They shall understand My Words better, as I unlock these deep mysteries to them. For this is the time that they must learn, so that they can be strengthened for the days ahead. (End of prophecy.)

10. (Mama:) Beautiful! Just beautiful! What Love the Lord is showering upon us! Can you imagine God wanting to reveal His mysteries to us? First He privileges us with the blessings of His very special Word, the Words of David, giving them abundantly to us for years—things that have stirred our soul and caused great changes in our lives—and now He wants to help us to understand them even better!

11. The Lord says that some of these Words that have been a mystery to us all these years and that we just had to “wrap up in a bundle of faith‚” not knowing whether we would ever understand them, He is now revealing to us! A number of you have written recently saying how much more alive Dad’s Letters have become, how much clearer they’ve become to you. The Lord says that’s because He’s removing the “scales” from our eyes, especially when it comes to the deeper relationship that He wants us to have with Him.

12. Now we know that these things that we’ve read all these years about making love to Jesus and being His lover were not just figures of speech, but were actually what was happening in the Spirit! You may wonder, like we did‚ “Why didn’t I ever see that before when it was so obvious in the Word!” The answer is because He was keeping it a mystery!—Until now!—So that in this new day He can pour out His Love on us in greater ways than ever!

13. Now we are hearing His call of Love to us to become His lovers and actively participate in a much more passionate, sexy relationship with Him! He says loving Him in this additional way will renew you and refresh you, because you will be filled with His seeds and with His Love! He says that this deeper relationship with Him is going to help you to be strengthened so you can fight again with new vigor that you never felt possible!

14. This greater outpouring of Love, the love that He has for you and that you have for Him, will strengthen you. If you know that the one you love is deeply in love with you and will do anything for you; it gives you support and confidence and the feeling that you’re not alone, and that as a team you can be more powerful. Likewise, this deeper relationship with Jesus will strengthen you in many similar ways, as well as many ways you never thought possible.

15. Additionally, it will help you to love others in a new way, which will satisfy you and fulfill you and strengthen you. He says, “This shall be a great binding together, a great grasping of My hand and pulling them close unto Me, and they shall be close to My breast and to My heart. They shall be renewed and I shall envelop them in My Love, that they may have the strength to go forth and to do My will.”

16. The Lord explains that we’re not going to understand everything all at once. We’re going to have questions, but He’s going to patiently give us the answers. He’s going to patiently explain them to us, little by little, step by step, as we follow. As we receive one thing He shows us, He will show us another; and as we receive that, He will show us yet another. He says He’s been showing me this thing and that thing, just like a father who is showing a child various “goodies” in the store, pointing to first one thing and then another‚ explaining the pleasures and joys that come from each one. He says that this is what He’s done with me, so that I can share it with you! This indeed is how it has been, as He has revealed His desire for our intimate love step by step, over a number of months.

17. He says that His people who receive this new way of loving Him shall have “a new and intimate relationship.” This new way of loving Him doesn’t mean that His making love to us and giving us His seeds is new. He’s been doing that for a long time now and we’ve gotten many seeds from Him, many wonderful Words that have borne much fruit in our lives, and many children for Him. The new way of loving Him means that it is mostly new on our part, as we begin to love Him more intimately and return His Love in a deeper way than ever before.

18. The Lord says that what this deeper relationship with Him has done for Peter and me, it will do for you also! More each day I realize a change has occurred in me!—Not one that seems so dramatic to me or about which I get “shivers of excitement” all over, but more a sense of happiness and fulfillment, knowing that I’m closer to Him and understanding His Love in a greater way than ever.

19. When the Lord speaks of “ecstasies of love,” it doesn’t always mean a dramatic feeling or tingling excitement. Though this is the way we usually interpret “ecstasy,” it can just as well mean a sense of well-being, of joy and happiness that we’re truly united with Him‚ that we really are held in His arms and loved by Him.

20. When you’re in school and you’re learning, you don’t expect to know everything all at once. You still expect to have some questions that you will get the answers to as time goes by. Likewise the Lord says this is a time of learning, and as we follow and obey‚ step by step, He will teach us and fully answer our questions so that we will be strengthened for the days to come.

21. Don’t anybody say, “Well, this works for Mama because she’s so spiritual anyway. It’s just natural for her to be enraptured with praise and love for the Lord! But we’re not that way, so we don’t see how it can work for us!” This is a false assumption, and the other day when someone said the above words to Peter about me, I got quite stirred up over it! I wrote to Peter, who was away at the time and who had passed this on to me, and said: “Peter, you know me and you know that this couldn’t be further from the truth! I’m just like everybody else! I don’t get prophecies, I rarely have dreams, I’ve never had a vision. I was even complaining to the Lord the other day that I just can’t hear clearly from Him.” (Although about 20 minutes later He spoke to me about something, so I had to retract what I’d said!)

22. I suppose you all get this idea of me being so “spiritual” because of all the spiritual guidance I give you. But you see, that is something that is completely the Lord’s doing. It doesn’t have anything to do with my feelings or any outer show of spirituality. It does not come natural to me to be “enraptured in praise,” speaking these words to the Lord. I’m having to learn to be comfortable with it just like all of you are having to learn it, and I’m hoping it soon will be natural! I told Peter, “If I’m spiritual, then the definition of spirituality has to be `weakness and desperation and the willingness to try to be yielded and try to obey what the Lord says.'”

23. So, folks, if you’re trying to be like me, all of you who feel very incapable, insufficient, ignorant‚ unclear and downright weak, very weak, but you’re still struggling to obey and to just say “yes” to Jesus; all of you who feel uncomfortable with the new things the Lord brings along‚ and have to humble yourself to do them; all of you who feel like this are in the same boat as I am! And if I’m spiritual‚ so are you; and if I can do what the Lord requires, so can you! Maybe we need to change our definition of “spirituality”!

24. So dear ones‚ number one, the Lord is offering you the opportunity to have a wonderful, deep relationship with Him. Number two, He is saying that He will lead you into it slowly and gently, step by step. Number three, He promises that through this deeper relationship with Him, you will eventually find happiness, relief, release, understanding of Him and His Words‚ and love such as you’ve never experienced before! For all of us, we know it will be well worth the small sacrifice of our pride in order to reap the great benefits. When Jesus gives us something, we always eventually find out that it goes far beyond our natural expectations. He gives us exceedingly abundantly above all that we could even ask or think!

Dad on Our Sexual Relationship with Jesus!

25. When we were praying about this new revelation and marveling at how the Lord has now removed the veil from the Words of David, Peter looked up a number of quotes from the Letters on the subject of our love relationship with Jesus, some of which I have used throughout the first four Letters in this series. Now I want to share some more of what Dad said about our relationship with Jesus, especially in regards to a sexual relationship. First I’ll list those taken from the Mop category “Sex,” and then I’ll include others from the Mop and some from other Letters:

26. We have a sexual relationship with the Lord in the Spirit! (Mop 118:3).

27. Lovemaking is a physical illustration of what God does to us through the power and light of His Love! (Mop 118:23).

28. There’s only one thing better than physical sex, and that’s spiritual sex, intercourse with God Himself in the Spirit, being married to Jesus Christ as His Bride! (Mop 118:37).

29. We thank You, Lord, above all for our wonderful spiritual sexual union with You, becoming Your Bride in the Spirit (Mop 118:39).

30. We are a very sexy religion with a very sexy leader and a very sexy following and a very sexy doctrine, and we got it all out of this book called the Holy Bible! (Mop 118:34).

31. God’s not ashamed of sex! He’s not ashamed to talk about sex! He’s not ashamed to be sexual, because He created it! He made sex! He made you! He made your sex! He made your sexual organs and all the nerves that feel good in sex. And He made them as an illustration of the ecstasy and the agony when it feels so good it hurts, the orgasm of His sexually spiritual union with His Bride! (Mop 118:53).

32. One touch and you melt!—One kiss and you’re gone!—One embrace and you’re laid!—One thrust and you’re made!—You’ve let that lovin’ Man in and He really sends you and all you want to do is go‚ go, go until you explode! (Mop 118:82).

33. There’s nothing like spiritual sex, it’s the most sexy of all! (Mop 118:123).

34. The orgasm of the flesh in sex was intended to show you what the orgasms of the Spirit are like!—A counterpart of the spiritual ecstasies! (Mop 118:140).

35. Cut loose from those old foolish fancies and woeful old wives’ tales and let yourself go into the bosom of God and let God do it to you in an orgasm of the Spirit till you’re free! You’re His Wife!—Sock it to Him!—Fuck God! (Mop 118:153).

36. He has raised up His New Church, a young Bride, bursting with energy and a passionate love for her Bridegroom!—An alive, vibrant, warm, living, beautiful body that responds quickly, fervently and ardently to His slightest touch and who is wildly ravished with His Love! She is exploding with the orgasms of His Spirit and strong to conceive many children unto Him from being fulfilled with the Seed of His Word! (Mop 33:50).

37. God actually needs you and wants you and is in love with you‚ His Bride! (Mop 77:35).

38. The spire of His inspiration causes a spiritual orgasm which fills you with His Spirit in spurts of the Seed of the Word of God, which when conceived in responsive hearts, brings forth fruit, newborn babes into the Kingdom of God! (Mop 45:15).

39. I want to lay up with Jesus! … I wanna get loved up with Jesus! … Let’s just save ourselves for Him, huh? Let’s give ourselves to Him! (ML #20:22).

40. I’m the Bride of Christ! Whose bride are you? I don’t want anybody but Jesus! Amen? To hell with all the rest! Just give me Jesus! (ML #20:25).

41. Even as thou dost thrill with gentle caresses, and communicate with soft whispers in your loving, so shalt thou be enthralled with the caresses of My Love, and the communications of My Spirit as thou dost love Me (ML #P:6).

42. What do we have to do to bear fruit? We have to stay very close to the Shepherd, and like a wife to a husband, receive His seed so that we can conceive and bear children in the Lord. We need to mate with the Seed-giver and be a good wife and a good mother and bear fruit, bear children for the Lord (ML #1316:59).

43. For I look not upon outward trappings, but I look upon the heart. For there is your communion with Me. This is what I desire, the union of heart with heart, that your heart and My heart might be one, that we may be joined together as husband and wife (ML #2700:21).

44. I wanna get loved up with Jesus! I wanna be a bride! Let’s fall in love with Jesus! (ML #20:22).

45. Oh boy, the church wants no part of me! I’ve talked about‚ “You’re the Bride of Christ, fuck Jesus! Fuck Jesus!” (ML #2054:66).

46. Most of all, we’re happy with Jesus and His Love!—And you’re His Bride and He’s been fucking the daylights out of you with His Spirit and His Word and His seed and His Love to make you productive and fruitful and to bear Him children for the Kingdom of God!—Amen? Hallelujah! It’s a sexy business! TYJ! Praise God! (ML #1950:5).

47. I fuck you in the Spirit with His seeds, His Words, every day! Amen? Hal! PTL! TYJ! C’mon, let’s fuck away! Boom! Wow! Whatta Word-fuck! Wotta Word orgasm! Wotta climax!—Amen? PTL! GBY! Fuck’m every day, sow’m every way, keep on fuckin’m to that fuckin’ Day—with Jesus!—Amen? HAL! GBYAKY fuckin’ away for Jesus!—In Jesus’ name forever!—Amen!—Amen?—Amen! ILY!—Thanks for the terrific fuck! WOW! TYJ!—In Jesus’ name, Amen! (ML #1083:123).

48. It’s right there all through the Letters! It’s pretty straightforward‚ isn’t it? There are many more quotes, whole sections of Letters and even whole Letters on the subject of being intimate with Jesus, being His Bride, His wife, His lover. I know that some of this “New Wine” that you’ve been reading in these GNs has been rather shocking to some of you, but it’s already been in the Letters for years, as you can see by these quotes from Grandpa! You’ve read these things over and over, and they’re not new to you. It’s just that only now is the Lord pulling back the veil‚ solving the mystery‚ and showing us that He has given us, His Bride, this precious gift of spiritual lovemaking with Him in a more personal‚ tangible way than we would have ever imagined!

Walk by Faith Because You Want to Make Jesus Happy!

49. Grandpa set the precedent in the Letters for loving Jesus in this way as he explained that we are the Bride, the wife, and that we should have spiritual sex with Jesus. In addition, the Lord has given us much new Word that not only confirms His will along these lines‚ but also expounds upon this truth and explains it more and fills in the details. However, the idea of us all being Jesus’ Bride and making love to Him in the Spirit may not be easy to fully grasp. As I said before, that’s where faith comes into the picture! You can’t walk by feelings or preconceived ideas or what your carnal reasoning tells you is or isn’t possible.

50. It might comfort you to know that I have to take this by faith too! In fact, I have to take most things by faith, because I just don’t feel that much! I don’t see things in the Spirit that easily. Some of you can just sit there and see the Lord before you in your mind’s eye. I can’t. I can’t imagine things very well. I don’t feel great “highs” in the Spirit. So I often just have to take things completely by faith, with no feelings attached.

51. Some of those in WS who have been loving Jesus more intimately by saying these love words to Him have said that it has changed their relationship with the Lord a great deal. Others have not seen much difference yet, but continue on in faith, knowing that they are pleasing the Lord through their yieldedness and willingness to love Him in this way.

52. This is just another example of how to the Lord we are each unique individuals and He works in each of our lives in a different way. Those in our WS Homes who have read these GNs and have been experimenting with loving Jesus in this new sexual way have had a wide variety of experiences. Some are content just to say the words; others are going further by masturbating when alone, or loving Jesus together with their partners.

53. Some were able to simply accept this new way of loving Jesus and started right away without any problem. They felt it was great, a wonderful addition to their prayer life, that it drew them noticeably closer to the Lord. Many others are doing it because they have faith that this is what the Lord is asking them to do, and it’s making them happy because they’re obeying‚ but they’ve not felt much in the way of excitement nor much of an immediate change in their relationship with the Lord.

54. Others have had a pretty rough go of it and have gotten discouraged. Some of our men have had battles with accepting the fact that Jesus wants them to come to Him as His Bride, to play the role of women in their spiritual lovemaking with Him, by saying these sexy, loving things to Him.

55. If you fall into one of the last two categories, don’t get discouraged, because what counts with the Lord is the desire of our heart, our wanting to please Him, and our wanting to be made willing even if it’s difficult. That’s what the Lord sees. The Lord is proud of you because the bottom line for you is, “I’m doing this because He wants me to do it!—Not because I understand it, or even see the need for it!” And that really is a very great thing in His eyes—your obedience even when you can’t see why and even when you don’t really feel anything!

56. It greatly pleases the Lord when you have a trusting, believing attitude and are willing to say: “Jesus is my Lover, my Husband, my Bridegroom, and whatever He wants and whatever makes Him happy, that’s what I want to do!—Because I love Him!”

We Adults Are as Little Children Learning the Ways of Love!

57. One of our WS leaders‚ who is my long-time co-worker and a very dear friend, had a difficult time after reading these prophecies. I felt very burdened for this dear leader, but I especially felt burdened for all of you. I knew that if this dear one was having battles, then others might have them as well! I was desperate to know what we could do to make it easier and to help you to understand better! Therefore I asked several members of our Home to get together and to ask the Lord to speak any words of encouragement or instruction that He could give you, and as usual, He answered us wonderfully!

58. (Prophecy:) Be not dismayed or disheartened or discouraged or taken aback by these initial reactions, by this initial embarrassment, even this initial repulsion to this New Wine. For you (adults) are as My little children who are young and inexperienced in the ways of lovemaking in the Spirit. It would be as if a young child peeks through the keyhole, or walks in upon a man and a woman in the throes and passions of lovemaking. This little child looks upon them as they revel in pleasure, as they desire the orgasm, oblivious that anyone is watching‚ totally engrossed in the lovemaking, striving, pushing for the thrill of orgasm! To this little child it looks so strange, it feels so strange, it sounds so strange.

59.What are they doing? What are they saying? Why are they looking so weird? What is this? Why do they seem to be enjoying it so much? I thought I knew these people, but look what they’re doing!” The little child is bewildered and amazed by this strange and unusual new scene. So are you as little children who have opened the door and peered upon this lovemaking in the Spirit, this passion, this total abandonment to lovemaking in the Spirit, this unreserved seeking of pleasure in the Spirit, this total yieldedness and total humility.

60. You have seen and heard and beheld the pleasures of their lovemaking; and it is so new and different and strange that you want to push it away! You want to turn away your eyes! You want to walk away, because it is so new and different. You think, “Oh, this is not for me. I could never do that! That looks dirty, that looks naughty!”

61. It is because you (adults) are little children and you are inexperienced, and you have not yet reached out to touch this and to behold it and embrace it.

62. As you do step out by faith to experience, to try even just the kisses and caresses, even just the beginning steps of lovemaking in the Spirit, so shall you feel the desire welling up inside you to become one with Me, the desire for more. As you step out by faith it will suddenly begin to feel natural and beautiful and desirable, and you will reach forth and say‚ “Yes, give me more! I like these kisses, I like these caresses! Yes‚ give me more! Give me more!”

63. Therefore, be not discouraged. Be not dismayed or disheartened‚ and certainly be not condemned. For as a virgin that must be slowly and carefully brought in and taught the ways of love, so are you; and I would slowly and carefully bring you in to experience these ecstasies of My Spirit and the lovemaking of My Spirit.

64. But think it not strange that this love is bewildering to you. Think it not strange that you shun it and push it away. For it is a step of faith. It is a test. It is new, fresh wine that is intended to test the newness of your bottle‚ to see if you will be able to receive it. You must become as little children in faith and expectancy and willingness to try that which is new, and willingness to receive that which is new, without reservation‚ even if you cannot understand it and you cannot figure it out.

65. Even if it seems contrary to your natural mind, still I am asking that you embrace this and receive it as a little child, by faith. And in doing this, and in trying and in experimenting, if you take even the littlest baby steps in reaching out to try it, then in your heart, this, My will, shall be confirmed and you shall find peace.

66. For I will not give this understanding before you have reached out and stepped out by faith, but only after you have stepped out by faith. The step of faith must come first, and then the understanding will be given as a reward for your faith‚ and as a reward for your obedience. Even if it is just a little bit of obedience, you will be greatly rewarded and you will be encouraged. Then you will be able to say, “Oh yes, now I see! Oh yes, now I understand!”

67. For in this great love that we shall share‚ I will speak to your heart and I will confirm that which I have given to My Queen Maria and to My King Peter. That which once seemed so strange and awkward and embarrassing and humiliating will become wonderful and glorious; and you shall look back and you shall laugh at this time when you did question and it was so difficult for you. You will say, “Oh, if I knew then what I know now,” and you will delight in these pleasures of love and in this spiritual sex.

68. But be not discouraged and be not condemned, for I knew that it would be a test. It is needful that you be tested that you might be an ensample unto the others.

69. But this is for a purpose‚ that your yieldedness and your experimentation and your willingness to step out by faith will be an ensample to the others that will also be tested. And so that you will be able to say, “Yes, this was strong meat, but this which was strong meat has become glorious New Wine that is refreshing and strengthening to my soul!”

70. Therefore seek not to understand in your mind, but simply to receive in your heart and to do whatever you can just to step out by faith, little by little. I shall bring you along as My tender and wonderful virgin, and before long we shall be reveling in passionate sex. You shall be calling out to Me, “Give me more!” and you shall be as My insatiable Bride! Therefore fear not for the future. Doubt not these words and be not encumbered about with much knowledge and much thinking and analyzing, but simply receive. Open up and receive My kisses and caresses‚ and you shall find great joy and your faith shall be greatly rewarded. (End of prophecy.)

71. (Mama:) Thank You Jesus! We praise You, Lord‚ for giving us Your wonderful Words! Isn’t this an amazing word picture? It’s so helpful when the Lord gives us these analogies that are so easy to understand. It’s easy to imagine how a little child would feel if she were to peek through the keyhole of her parents’ bedroom only to find them in the throes of passionate sex. They don’t realize she’s there, and they’re both so impassioned with the heat of the moment that all they can think of is the wonder of love they feel and that moment of release, that orgasm! But the little girl is shocked, bewildered, amazed! To her it all looks and feels and sounds so strange! Some of you may have had the same experience when you were children.

72. The Lord says that’s how some of us are with this new way of loving Him. We are young and inexperienced in the ways of love‚ and this is so new and different that we want to quickly divert our glance, or push it away! Some of you may find it embarrassing and humbling, and it may even sound dirty and naughty to you. Remember how in “Mama’s Love Story!—Part 7” the Lord told me, “Be not afraid, only speak the Words that I give unto you. Be not fearful and do not stand in the way. Let Me pour forth through you, for I will show you what to say. Only be open and ready and speak the Words that I give. And the Words that I give may be funny, and they may be natural, and they may be humbling, and they may be sexy. They may be serious. They may be loving. They may even seem naughty or dirty‚ but it is not for you to judge. It is only for you to give, and for you to be an open channel of My voice unto My children” (ML #3002:98). At the time, I couldn’t figure out what would seem “naughty” or “dirty” to you, but now I understand what He was talking about; it’s this new revelation, this new way of loving Him!

73. If the Lord sees us as little children in this scenario, then it’s easy to understand why it would be pretty shocking to us to gaze upon this passionate lovemaking! But the picture doesn’t stop there. The Lord plays out the rest of the analogy as He explains that when the child grows up and becomes a woman‚ and begins to experience for herself the warmth and comfort and excitement of tender kisses and caresses, then little by little she will naturally desire more. So it is with us! When we step out by faith to even just try the beginning steps of loving the Lord—just saying those sweet things to Him—then we will desire more!

74. There is so much understanding of our human weaknesses shown by the Lord. As always, He emphasizes that He doesn’t want you to be discouraged, and He says you must not feel condemned! He loves you and He doesn’t want this new way of loving Him to be a burden. He has designed it as a gift to you, to help you to be closer to Him! But if you don’t see that yet, He doesn’t want you to feel bad about it. He just wants you to try to do what you can, but not to feel condemned if it takes you a while. Remember that His Love is unconditional. His Love for you is so great that He will just keep loving you and comforting you and encouraging you and trying to make it as easy as possible for you.

75. Do you sometimes pray to be humble? I know I have, desperately, many times! There are so many wonderful promises to those who walk humbly before the Lord, so it is very encouraging to me that the Lord says that this new way of loving Him will help us to do just that. He says that we’ll find “total humility” in this love. Humility is a very precious gift from Him‚ and I’m so thankful that He’s giving it to us, along with many other gifts, through this wonderful way of loving Him.

76. The Lord says that this is also a test. This fresh New Wine is intended to “test the newness of your bottle‚ to see if you can receive it!” Besides the recent “Affection Time” revelation, it’s been a long time since we’ve had a major new revelation which not only did we have to assent to mentally, but we have to actually participate in, in which we actually have to do something to be personally involved, to put into practice the things the Lord says. He says He knows this one is really strong meat. You can’t figure it out in your natural mind. You’re worried about what people are going to think‚ not only your own peers and co-workers, but your outside friends and acquaintances!

77. He says that these questions and more will bother you if you’re looking on it in the eyes of the flesh and not in the Spirit. He says the bottom line is that you need to accept this by faith and “not seek to understand it with your mind, but receive it in your heart. Don’t get into thinking and analyzing and trying to figure things out.”

78. When the Lord says He wants you to say these love words to Him, maybe you still have the question, “Why is this necessary?” Clearly it’s not necessary in order to gain His Love!—You already have that, and He’s not going to take it away. They’re not necessary to be a dedicated, fruitful Christian. It’s only necessary if you want to participate in this revelation and receive the blessings that He has promised to those who do, the promises of having an even closer relationship with Him and receiving extra strength for the battles ahead. It’s the way we get to experience the wonderful privilege of knowing Jesus in a deeper, more intimate way!

79. If you want to have this special intimacy, if you want to receive these particular blessings, then it is necessary for you to say these love words to Him. Even if you can’t say them very wholeheartedly or enthusiastically, even if they feel very awkward and you don’t think you really mean them, at least saying them is a start, and as you keep saying them you’ll begin to mean them more and more! He is not saying that it’s necessary for you to masturbate. He says you can do this if you would like, and you can feel His Love this way, but that it isn’t necessary in order to receive the blessings He’s promised. For that you just need to say the words of love to Him!

80. What a wonderful reward He promises for such a little step! You say, “It doesn’t seem like such a little step to me!” Well, comparatively speaking, when you think of all that Jesus has done for you and all He has given you‚ and all He yet promises to give you, this is as nothing! He is your Husband, your Lover, the One Who has given you everything!—The One Who has saved your life and made you fruitful and taken you out of the Pit and put joy in your heart; the One Who has made a place for you in His Heavenly City! If He wants you to love Him in this way through your words‚ what is that to you? If He wants you to be a woman in the Spirit so He can make love to you‚ what is that to you? He says that later you’ll look back on this time and wonder why you made such a big fuss and what was the big deal, anyway?

81. He tells this leader who was having a struggle not to be discouraged, because the Lord meant this as a test for him! The Lord knew that he would have difficulty, but it was all for the purpose of making him a sample to you others who may also be tested. The Lord says he will also be an example to you in that he will yield and experiment and step out by faith, and that the testimony of his struggling through to victory will be a great encouragement to you. The Lord said that he will eventually be able to say‚ “Yes, this was strong meat for me‚ but this which was strong meat has now become glorious New Wine, refreshing and strengthening to my soul!” (Later: This has happened with this dear one!)

82. There is a wonderful explanation and promise in this prophecy. The Lord said that if you will just take “the littlest baby steps” to try this, then He will confirm His will in your heart and you’ll find peace. There is a direct link between obedience and understanding. He says, “I will not give this understanding before you have reached out and stepped out by faith, but only after you have stepped out by faith.” The step of faith must come first‚ and then the understanding will be given as a reward for your faith and your obedience.

83. Even if it’s just a little bit of obedience, you will be greatly rewarded and you will be encouraged. Then you will be able to say, “Oh yes, now I see! Oh yes, now I understand!” It’s amazing how such little steps of obedience are so significant to the Lord and result in His pouring out abundant blessings, riches and treasures upon us!

See in the Spirit with Your Heart—Not Your Mind!

84. (Prophecy:) There are glories to be revealed unto you, but you must walk by faith, and not by sight. For have I not convinced you in Spirit that these things are spiritually discerned? Do not try to understand them in your mind, for it is your heart that I seek. Your mind was created to be used by your heart—not for your heart to be led about by your mind. I have compassion, I understand, I see that these are difficult things. In the flesh they seem perverse, but in the Spirit they are glorious!

85. For I desire you! I desire to hold you close and to fill you with My seeds!—My seeds of love‚ My strength, My goodness, My kindness, My loving‚ My giving, My compassion, My empathy! The things that My Father has given to Me I will give to you, if you can receive it. If you can open wide your heart to Me, I will fill you with My Love to overflowing‚ and you will revel in it! You will love Me in a way that you have never known before!

86. I will make you a strong Family‚ the strong soldiers that you wish to be. For there are great battles ahead, and great struggles, and you will need My Love and My strength and that closeness with Me, that unbreakable bond between you and Me. I love you, and this is the reason that I pour My New Wine unto you, because I know that you love Me and you want to be My strong soldiers in these Last Days.

87. So lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Me and I will direct your paths, and I will give you understanding in all these things. But worry not‚ fear not, be not condemned, for this reaction is to be expected. For it is a shock, it is a shocking revelation. But spiritual revelations are shocking‚ and they have shocked the world since the beginning of time. And only the men of faith, only those that walk by faith have been able to enter in to each new phase‚ each new stage that I am taking you in this progression into the spirit world.

88. So come, come with Me! Let us come together in Spirit! For I love you, and I need you. I need you to be strong. Have I not said unto you‚ “Lovest thou Me?—Feed My sheep”? But without Me you can do nothing. And if you wish to be stronger and stronger and stronger spiritually, you must come unto Me and let Me overflow you, overwhelm you, inspire you, and lift you to the Heavenlies, to heights you have never known before! I will use you even more mightily than you have ever been used!

89. I will lead you into new realms in the Spirit‚ new depths! You shall plunge into waters that are so fresh and so deep and so full of My revelations and My wisdom and My knowledge and My understanding! But first you must give yourselves to Me, fully, that I may know that your love is so bound with Mine that I can trust you with these deep things of My Spirit.

90. Be not weary in well doing. Lift up your hands and praise Me and trust Me, for I will lead you one step at a time and I will not give you more than you can bear. For there has no temptation taken you but such as is common to man, but I will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able, but will make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it.

91. I love you, My children! Trust Me, as you always have. Trust Me now. Trust your father David as he continues to lead and guide you and be My strong helper. (End of prophecy.)

92. (Mama:) It never ceases to amaze me to what lengths the Lord will go to express His Love to us, His Bride, and to explain to us what He wants to give us and why. If you will simply receive these words of comfort and encouragement and know that they’re for you personally, they are from His heart to yours, it will make all the difference in the world for you!

93. He has given you what you need in His many Words of instruction, explanation, love and comfort, if you will just avail yourselves of the strength and power therein. If you have reservations about this revelation, don’t mull over them in your mind!—Go to the Word that He has given in these GNs and in other Letters on this subject and read these words over and over. The Word is what will give you the faith!

94. He pleads with you to walk by faith, and not to be led by your carnal minds! Let His Words sink deep into your hearts, and there He will speak to you of His truths‚ which He says are only spiritually discerned. You cannot try to reason this out and figure it all out in your minds. He says, “Your mind was created to be used by your heart, not for your heart to be led about by your mind.” Hear the still, small voice of the Lord. He wants to speak to you, to reassure you, to comfort you‚ and to confirm these truths in your heart.

95. The Lord has a wonderful plan in this! He hasn’t revealed these truths to us for no reason or just as a test of our yieldedness and humility. This isn’t some kind of vain exercise or humility training that we just have to endure or grin and bear, but it’s a wonderful gift‚ a precious blessing‚ a treasure of inestimable value! He says He wants to give us His Seeds of Love, strength, goodness, kindness‚ loving, giving, compassion and empathy! He’ll fill us to overflowing with His Love if we can just receive it! You wouldn’t want to miss all that, would you? The Lord knows you will need all those gifts from His Spirit and His seeds, because there are great battles and struggles ahead, and you’ll need His Love, His strength‚ and an unbreakable bond between you and Him!

96. He says, “For I do love you and this is the reason that I pour My New Wine unto you, because I know that you love Me and you want to be My strong soldiers in these Last Days!” The Lord knows the desires of your hearts. He knows you love Him and you want to be strong soldiers, well able to serve Him and feed the sheep and bear fruit. Do you see that the Lord is answering your prayers? It may not be as you expected; in fact, it may be contrary to your expectations. But if you can receive it, you will find that this is what you need and what you’ve been longing for and waiting for!

97. His promises are almost overwhelming, almost incomprehensible! He says He will take us to new realms in the Spirit! He’ll plunge us into waters that are fresh and deep and full of His revelations and wisdom and knowledge and understanding! Imagine! He wants to give us all that! He only asks that we give ourselves fully to Him. He knows that He can trust us with these deep things of the Spirit if we are bound together with Him in Love! These promises are conditional, and there is a small requirement that needs to be fulfilled on our part, but what He wants to give us is so much in comparison with the little that He asks of us in return.

98. He says He’ll lead you one step at a time and He won’t give you more than you can bear. He’s waiting with outstretched arms to receive your love and bless you in return as never before! He says, “If you wish to be stronger and stronger and stronger spiritually, you must come unto Me and let Me overflow you‚ overwhelm you, inspire you, lift you to the Heavenlies, to heights you have never known before! And I will use you even more mightily than you have ever been used!”

More on Faith and the Lord’s Desire to Be Close to You!

99. (Prophecy:) Have I not said that the just shall live by faith? My children throughout all ages have had to live by faith, to follow Me by faith. When I called them to go out and leave lands, they had to go by faith. They asked, “Why? Why should we leave?” But they obeyed and they followed by faith. For this is pleasing to Me.—Faith and obedience. Did I not say that there are many things that I have to reveal unto you but you cannot bear them yet? There are still many things, as I bring you closer to the Heavenly realm and to the Heavenly Kingdom.

100. For who can understand faith? Who can explain faith? And this is what is pleasing to Me, faith in Me. You believe in Me by faith. You have everlasting life by faith. There is a Heavenly Kingdom by faith. There is a crown for you by faith. And blessed are those eyes that see by faith and that require not a sign.

101. For I knew these things would be hard, but I also knew I could reveal them to My children, the children of David. I share these things out of love and the desire for a closer relationship with you.—Not to push you away or to distance you, but so that we can be even closer and more intimate and share all things.

102. I knew it would be hard. I have asked you to praise Me, and even that is hard sometimes. Is it easy for you to go unto the hard fields and sow the seed? No, it is difficult; but you do it out of love for Me and obedience. Because of the hindrances of the flesh, the things of the Spirit are sometimes difficult to understand. That is why you must have faith and drink in and swallow and receive, little by little‚ drop by drop, step by step, and follow Me by faith.

103. Many of My disciples turned away and followed Me no more‚ because they did not see with the eyes of the Spirit, but tried to understand it in the flesh. But I am preparing My children for the future, for living in the realm of the Spirit. I am giving them tests now, in preparation for the grades they will need to graduate from in the future. And you cannot skip grades or jump grades; you must pass one grade at a time.

104. But I am pleased with you, My children, who have been faithful, and have been obedient, and have followed Me by faith, the children of faith. And I know you will continue to follow by faith!

105. I love to be with you—while you are eating, or while you are playing, or while you are on get-out, or while you are working, because I love you and desire to be closer to you and you to Me, so that we can be one.

106. But how can we be one? This is by faith and must be seen with the eyes of the Spirit. So fear not, worry not. Do not worry about the future or the opinions of men, just look to Me and love Me in obedience and in faith and I will see you through. For the carnal mind is at enmity with Me. Do not worry, and do not allow the Enemy to build walls or partitions. For I desire to be closer and not more distant, to be even more one!

107. So worry not and doubt not and fret not, but simply accept by faith. For this is pleasing to Me—the eyes of faith and the acceptance of faith. I will reward you with the desires of your heart, a closer relationship with Me as a result of your faith. (End of prophecy.)

108. (Mama:) Thank You Jesus for being so patient to explain the answer to each question we have and to keep encouraging us along so gently and so understandingly. What a wonderful Lover you are! You’re all that we ever dreamed‚ and better to us than anything we could ever imagine! Thank You for always giving and giving and giving again to us.

109. In the above prophecy‚ Jesus shares the basic principles of faith, that ingredient of our spiritual lives without which we could not even have been saved‚ and the one by which we live daily. He says, “You believe in Me by faith. You have everlasting life by faith. There is a Heavenly Kingdom by faith. There is a crown for you by faith.”

110. As I pointed out in part three of this series, this certainly isn’t the first time you’ve been asked by the Lord to receive a revelation or spiritual truth by faith! When you think about it, our whole lives, the things we live for and look forward to, are all by faith; and it is this very faith and obedience in unseen truths and principles that pleases the Lord! He knew this would be difficult for us, but He reminds us that just because something is difficult is no reason to not obey. The Lord recognizes that even praising Him and witnessing is difficult‚ but we still do it out of obedience and our love for Him.

111. There is a sober reminder in this prophecy that many of Jesus’ disciples turned away and followed Him no more because they didn’t see things with the eyes of the Spirit, but instead tried to understand with their minds. The Lord says, “Because of the hindrances of the flesh‚ the things of the Spirit are sometimes difficult to understand. That’s why you must have faith and drink in and swallow and receive, little by little, drop by drop, step by step, and follow Me by faith.”

112. If you find that you are having a difficult time with this revelation, if your flesh or your mind or your pride is getting in the way, if you’re battling in your mind and arguing theology and coming up with all kinds of seemingly logical reasons why this can’t be, then please ask for prayer that you’ll be able to become more childlike and have a believing spirit and receive this by faith!

113. The Lord is showing us specifically what He wants us to do in order to show our love to Him in a fuller and deeper way, so of course the Enemy is going to fight. What he fears most greatly and what will be the greatest blow to his kingdom is our entering into this new intimate relationship with Jesus, which will draw us closer to His heart and give us great strength and great joy and great power and anointing as a result! Don’t let the Devil steal this marvelous gift away from you. Resist him!

114. Remember one of our favorite little songs, “We’ve Come This Far by Faith”? It’s all a matter of faith! Without faith we can’t please Him. Our whole life is a faith trip!—Which, if we’ll stay on board, will take us to places in the Spirit that we never thought possible, and eventually to the Heavenly City itself! This revelation is one of faith, faith, faith!—All by faith!—Faith that Jesus loves you and is wanting to become one with you, become dearer and closer than ever before; faith that He’s trying to make things easier for you, not more difficult; faith that you can trust Him completely to do only that which will be good for you!

115. Those little steps of faith are so significant to Him! They mean so much to Him because they tell Him that you love Him and you trust Him!—And oh, how He rewards those little steps when you “just say yes” to Him!

116. So if you’re being tested, remember, after the test comes the glorious reward! After the battle comes the wonderful victory! After the struggle comes the sweet peace! The Lord is doing everything in His power to help you make this grade‚ because He knows the wonderful things that are ahead! But there have to be some tests in life or we would never be strengthened, we would never be able to accept things up ahead, because we wouldn’t have gone through the early grades. Just like in school, you can’t graduate to the next grade and understand the principles that are being presented there if you haven’t graduated from the earlier grades.

117. Tests are just a natural part of life, they’re not something that the Lord brings to torment us or to deliberately make things more difficult. He’s doing everything He can to make it easy for us. He’s like the teachers in school who give open book tests. Those were the ones we always liked the most, because we knew they were trying to make things easy for us. They realized that if we could find the answers in the book, we at least had read the answer and would know where to find it again in the future. They were doing all they could to help us to pass the test.

118. He’s doing all He can to help us to be close to Him because He loves us and He knows that is what will make us the happiest. He wants to be happy too! He misses you when you’re distant from Him. He longs for you! He says, “I love to be with you when you’re eating or while you’re playing or while you’re on get-out or while you’re working, because I love you and desire to be closer to you, and you to Me‚ so we can be one.” He wants to be with you to share more of your life, to love you more completely and intimately! Please don’t let the Enemy rob you of this wonderful blessing! Reach out by faith now and make Jesus happy today with your words of love and your spiritual lovemaking. It will make you so happy too!

Keep Hanging On!

119. When Gabe heard that we were working on the “Loving Jesus” series, he was burdened with a message for you, which I’ve included below. He says:

120. Dear Family, God bless you! I love you! When I first read the “Loving Jesus” revelation it was a hard saying for me, it was difficult. I’d think‚ “What’s going on here?” It seemed so weird. But that’s because the Enemy tried to discourage me and twist the truth and get it all out of context. Also, I was trying to apply it in the flesh. It was a real battle for me, a difficult battle. That’s why I could understand what others were going through, because I initially felt like, “I just can’t make it! I can’t make this one‚ it’s too much for me!” I felt like giving up.

121. But thank the Lord, as I accepted the New Wine and started to apply the “Loving Jesus” revelation by faith, my attitude and spirit and relationship with the Lord stabilized, and the battles eased.

122. Having had that experience, I was burdened to share my heart with you‚ dear Family, and ask you to please not overreact to these Letters‚ and don’t try to apply them in the flesh, but see in the Spirit and hold on! The battles will cease. I firmly believe that if you make a rash decision that you just can’t make it, based on the battles and tests you may initially encounter when trying to adjust to the “Loving Jesus” series, that is not going to be a very good and wise decision. I too battled in the beginning, I too went through it, but now I know that my relationship with the Lord is newer, fresher, improved and better than before I read these revelations.

123. I think it’s important that we all understand there’s going to be a testing period. This is going to be a test for some, just like John 6 where many of Jesus’ disciples walked with Him no more because of His hard sayings. It is possible that initially you’re going to feel like you can’t make the grade‚ so why even try, especially if you feel you were already barely hanging on by the skin of your teeth even before you read this strong meat! But if you can just hold on‚ things will taper off and you’ll balance out. Take it from me, as I speak from my personal experience; if you can just hold on and trust the Lord and walk by faith, you’re going to be blessed and have a closer relationship with the Lord.

124. The Lord laid it on my heart to try to help prepare you that it might be a roller coaster ride until you get used to it, but if you can hold on, the Lord will bless you and it will result in a closer relationship with Him. There may be a temporary testing period when you initially hear the Wine and think, “Ugh, I don’t want this New Wine!” But if you’ll just hold on, there will be victories as a result.

125. The Lord is trying to make it easier for us through these new revelations. He wants us to have a closer relationship, but it may seem harder! It appears that the Lord is making it harder for us because He’s asking us to do this and that and the other. That’s the way it may appear—more difficult. If you are already having a hard time, then it may seem to you like another burden is thrown on top of the many things you already have to do. But the Lord isn’t trying to make it harder for us!—He’s trying to make it easier! Well, if you misapply or wrongly apply these new Letters, it is going to be harder for you; but if you apply them in the Spirit, the way the Lord wants them to be applied, it’s going to be easier for you!

126. So if you’re trying to sort things out and you feel‚ “I just can’t make it, this is too hard for me.”—Let me tell you, I can relate! But just like Dad said in “Come on, Ma!—Burn Your Bra‚” if you receive this New Wine, in the future there will be spiritual ecstasies that go beyond your wildest dreams! Hang on! Don’t let the Devil rob you of the blessing! Keep fighting! It gets easier! I love you!

Love, Gabe.

Questions About Masturbation!

127. In part four of this series the Lord presented to us the possibility of loving Him intimately with words of love while masturbating. He said, “In the quietness of your chamber when you are alone, you can tell Me you love Me and you can show Me you love Me. For this is a very intimate and special way of loving Me. I do not require this and I do not demand it, for I will even be happy with the words and with your caresses, and with the symbolism of your love unto Me. But if you want a special time with Me, and if you want to feel My loving, you can touch yourself and you can make yourself go, and it will be Me loving you. This is intimate and this is between you and Me alone, as we kiss and caress in our bed of love together.”

128. This possibility evoked a wide variety of reactions from those in WS when they read it. The women overall were quite receptive to this idea, and a few women were elated! Usually the women found it fairly easy to have loving, sexy fellowship with Jesus while masturbating; in fact‚ a few had already been doing so for quite some time. Quite a few of the men received it without any problem, some were thrilled, and some battled. Others initially struggled not only with the idea of being women in the Spirit, but especially with the idea of masturbating while saying love words to Jesus.

129. However, after getting over their initial shock and having time to get used to the idea‚ some of these men were quite open to the idea of saying love words to Jesus. And while they were a bit doubtful that it was possible to include masturbation while saying them‚ after experimenting a little by faith‚ they were pleasantly surprised and found it to be a special time of love and fellowship with the Lord. Others didn’t have quite so much success in their experimentation. Some of the men, and women too, who felt led to try loving the Lord in this way found that while it was a rather pleasant experience, it was somewhat distracting—either distracting them from concentrating on the Lord, or making it difficult for them to reach an orgasm, which caused them to feel frustrated or disappointed.

130. Hearing of the difficulties some were having caused me to think and pray desperately about this aspect of the “Loving Jesus” revelation. I had a lot of questions about how the option of masturbation fit into the whole picture. While Peter and I have done it and it has been a sweet experience for us, I was concerned that others might feel under bondage that they had to do it too. People might feel pressured to do what we were doing, even though the prophecy brought out clearly that masturbation is voluntary and that saying the words of love is the only thing the Lord is asking of you if you want this new, more intimate relationship with Him.

131. Also, I was burdened about the people who want to participate in this revelation but who just can’t masturbate for whatever reason, either because they can’t reach an orgasm that way or have no privacy or are not in good health, etc. I knew there was the possibility that these people might feel quite condemned, like they are failing the Lord, because they can’t or don’t masturbate, or don’t feel that they have the faith or desire to do so while saying words of love to the Lord. Some feel comfortable in saying love words to Jesus but struggle with the masturbation aspect of it, so I wanted to receive some assurances from the Lord for those who want to participate but who don’t choose to masturbate‚ so they wouldn’t feel as if they were missing the mark.

132. So as you probably have already guessed, we came before the Lord in prayer, seeking His specific answers about this. As usual, the Lord answered, this time through Dad. I believe the counsel that Dad has given will help any of you who may be battling about this matter.

133. I want to clarify that Dad is speaking here to those who have chosen to partake of what the Lord has revealed to us. When he makes statements that indicate that you need to or must do this or that‚ he is speaking to those who have chosen to put this revelation into practice. It is important that you understand this, as otherwise you might feel that you are being pressured to participate.

It Doesn’t Matter What You’re Doing, As Long As You’re Doing Something!

134. (Prophecy, Dad talking to Mama:) Honey, the Enemy is going to fight this revelation. He’s going to try to make folks think that it’s a burden and it’s a distraction and it’s a load and it’s a weight. He’s going to try to put them under the bondage of the flesh, and he’s going to try to create some ideal in their minds that they are going to feel they need to live up to in order to please the Lord. But the most important thing to remind them of, Honey, is that this is a gift of love, this is the Lord’s gift of love, and He wants to use it to make them happy! He wants to use it to bring them closer to Him and to give them what they need. This is an answer to their prayers.

135. Isn’t it sad that, although this is something so wonderful and glorious that the Lord is trying to give our Family, some of them are going to perceive it as something difficult and something heavy? The Enemy is going to try to distract them and dissuade them and lead them astray from the beauty of it, and try to make them see it as something wearisome and something difficult.

136. But this gift of love will make their yokes easier and their burdens lighter! It will fill their hearts with joy and draw them closer to the Lord! Of course the Enemy is going to fight it, because he knows it’s the secret weapon! He knows how powerful it is and how much the folks need it! He knows what a valuable tool it is, what a precious gift it is, what an honor and what a privilege the Lord is bestowing upon our dear loved ones, the Family. They’re so blessed! It’s so wonderful! If they could just see how marvelous it is! It’s not a weight‚ it’s not a burden, it’s not something to bring them down or distract them or make them feel condemned, but it’s a wonderful gift of love!

137. Of course‚ some will be able to enter in more than others. Some will be able to go further with this gift of love than others. But don’t you see, Honey?—It doesn’t matter exactly what they’re doing as long as they’re doing something‚ as long as they’re doing what they can do to love the Lord in this new intimate way. As long as they’re saying the words, as long as they’re making an effort to receive and believe and walk by faith and to do what they can to follow it, this is righteousness, this is obedience! As long as each person is doing what they can. Each person has to walk according to his own faith.

138. Honey, you can’t legislate righteousness for every Family member in this. You’re not going to be able to tell them they “must do this,” because He knows that at that point in time, or at that point in their life, what they are doing is all they can give, for whatever reason, whether it be their lack of faith or whether it be their physical circumstances. But it doesn’t really matter, as long as they’re willing to give that much. And that’s why with those people the Lord says speaking the words is enough. But with others, Honey, the Lord will speak to their hearts and they will know that the Lord expects more of them. They will feel the Lord speaking and tugging on their heart strings and wanting more.

139. It doesn’t mean that the people who masturbate or make love to Jesus with somebody else are more righteous, that they’ve attained some form of righteousness or some level of righteousness or some greatness in themselves. This doesn’t set those people up above anybody else. This doesn’t make them better than the people who just say the words to Jesus. The Lord knows their hearts and their needs, and the Lord knows what He can expect of each person. With some people He will expect the words‚ and with other people He will expect masturbation as a sample of their yieldedness‚ and with other people (some of the adults) He will expect them to love Him while loving others. It’s not like they’ll do it begrudgingly just because they feel like they have to, but they’ll do it because the Lord wants them to‚ because they’ll feel that tug on their hearts and they’ll feel a desire and they’ll want to step out by faith and do what the Lord says, because they won’t want to miss anything.

140. Because, Honey, it’s not a matter of works. It’s not something where you have to work and you’ve got to do this, or you’ve got to do that to attain some kind of self-perfection. It’s by faith! It’s according to each person’s faith and each person’s desire. Each person must give account of himself to the Lord. Each person must go according to his own faith, whether he wants to say the words or whether he wants to masturbate or whether he (if he’s of age) wants to have sex with Jesus and another. The Lord will reward each person according to how they follow Him, according to the leadings He puts in their heart, according to the way He speaks to their heart, and according to the way they feel led by Him as an individual.

141. Honey, you can’t legislate this. You can’t require the same thing of everybody. It’s just not possible! Leave some of it up to the Lord. Leave some of it up to the Word. They’re going to be reading the Word, they’re going to be reading the prophecies, they’re going to be reading your beautiful commentary, and the Lord will speak to them.

142. Honey, it is up to them. If they find comfort when Jesus says that the words are enough‚ and that whether it’s symbolic or actual, it doesn’t make any difference to Him—if that comforts them and they need that and that’s all they feel they can do, then that’s fine. But other people will read the Lord’s Words and they’ll feel compelled to do more.—Not because they’ll gain righteousness by it or some kind of merit, but because they’ll want more of the Lord, more of His Spirit, more of His Love‚ more of His power. In order to get that, they’ll want to give more of themselves, make themselves more available, humble themselves more, open themselves up more.

143. So the key, Honey, is not exactly what every person does, but it’s whether people give as much as they can as an individual according to their own circumstances. So you can’t compare one person with another. This may be very, very easy for somebody. It may be easy for somebody to say the words and masturbate. It’s easy for them, so of course they’re blessed and they’re rewarded accordingly.

144. But for someone else, it may be very, very, very difficult just to say the words. So for them to step out by faith and say the words is such an effort of faith and such a step of faith and such a sign of humility and yieldedness that that person may receive the same amount of reward as the other person who seemed to be going much, much further!

145. Honey, this isn’t a matter of works‚ it’s not a matter of self-effort. That’s what I mean when I say you can’t try so hard. You can’t get under bondage thinking that this masturbation and loving Jesus is a work of the flesh, and that you’ve got to do it so many times a week, and if you haven’t done it for three days, well, maybe you’re failing the Lord, and so you feel pressured. That is not where it’s at. It’s not self–effort, it’s not works.

146. If you lack strength or you lack time and you can’t love Jesus as much as you would like, He’s not going to look down upon you in scorn. He’s not going to think you’re failing Him. Of course He’ll understand. He’s not going to expect any more from you or anybody else in the Family than they’re willing or able to give. It has to be voluntary! This yoke should be easy, Honey. It shouldn’t be heavy and burdensome.

147. Of course in the beginning it’s hard to understand and it’s a trial and it’s a test of faith, and as the Lord said, it’s a leap of faith for some‚ especially for some of the men, and it will be for some of the young people too. But once they’ve taken the step and made the leap, and once they’ve entered in and they’ve proven their faith and their willingness and their humility, then the Lord’s got to work in each person’s life and heart individually, and move them along and mature them and grow them into this relationship with Him at their own pace.

148. Honey, isn’t this the way it is with everything? People grow at their own pace in different things. They learn at different speeds. Some jump in and they go wholeheartedly and they’re into it almost immediately! But for other people it takes a long time. It doesn’t matter how fast they go, as long as they’re going, because they’re all going to reach the goal in the end as long as they keep going‚ as long as they keep having faith.

149. And what is the goal? The goal isn’t to masturbate constantly. The goal isn’t to be fucking all the time. The goal is to be loving Jesus! The goal is to be drawing nigh to Him so He can draw nigh to you. He wants to do this through words, through masturbation, through sex, through raising your arms, through singing to Him‚ through reading His Word. All these things work together to draw you close to the Lord.

150. Some people need one thing more than the other. Some people will be especially affected by just saying the words. That’ll be the most special to them. Other people (some adults) will find their lovemaking with others and the Lord the most special way, the most effective way for them to draw close to the Lord. And others will find that masturbation is the most intimate time that they have with the Lord.

151. But, Honey‚ it doesn’t make any one of these three things better than the other. The Lord said that the words are enough, that they will suffice. It’s because He knew that anybody could say the words, everybody can say the words. Masturbation makes it easier for people to feel what He’s trying to say and to see it. It’s a physical illustration. He knows that for most people it will make it easier for them to understand‚ it will make it easier for them to see what He’s saying.

152. What He wants is to love you! He wants to love the Family, He wants to love each person, and He’ll love them in whatever way they want to love Him, and whatever way they desire it.

153. You see‚ Honey, this is the way He’s not suffering them to be tempted above that they are able, but He’s making a way for them to escape.—Escape the condemnation that the Enemy would want to put upon them. For the people who never masturbate or who can’t masturbate are probably only a few‚ and the large majority of the Family do masturbate at least sometimes. So if they’re going to masturbate, they might as well bring the Lord in so they can experience the wonderful glories that He expressed to them that they could experience.

154. So don’t worry, Honey. You can explain it the best you can and try to give your arguments the best you can, but in the end you’re going to need to leave some of it up to the Holy Spirit and just trust the Lord to work in people’s lives, and trust that each person is going to give as much as they can and as much as they feel the Lord wants them to give. The Lord’s going to work it out and He’s going to be speaking to His children’s hearts, and they’ll be praying and they’ll be studying the Letters and studying the prophecies, and they’ll be asking for prayer, and they’ll be doing the best they can, and the Lord’s going to bring them along. They’re all going to grow and they’re all going to progress, some faster than others.

155. But as I said, I can see down the road, I can see the long run. And all the children of David who receive these Words of Truth will eventually grow in power and anointing and strength, and they will discover that this revelation is a great‚ great gift of God, a wonderful, wonderful gift of love! With time these initial battles will all be forgotten and they will be rejoicing in love, and they will have peace of mind as they each follow the Lord according to their own faith. (End of prophecy.)

The Lord Sees Us as Individuals and Takes Us Where We’re At!

156. (Mama:) I love you, Sweetheart! It’s so wonderful to receive these beautiful answers! Thank you!—And thank You, Jesus, for giving this marvelous understanding to Dad to pass on to us. We’re so, so rich with the most wonderful Heavenly Words—Your seeds of Love and understanding and wisdom that You give us because we’re desperate for You. We’re wanting You and needing You so much! There’s so, so much wisdom—wisdom from above—that we could never know unless You showed us; so many priceless jewels in what You’ve given us here! Thank You Jesus for loving us this much! Thank You for letting Dad speak to us and explain these marvelous truths!

157. What a weight You’ve lifted from all of us!—Your assurance that You don’t compare us with each other will completely change things for many people. We’re so bound by comparing ourselves with each other, not only in this but in everything! It’s such torture, this envy and jealousy of others, feeling that they’re better or they’re doing better or You must love them more. But now, Lord, how can we compare ourselves with others when You’ve said that You don’t compare us! What a freedom to know this! It’s another confirmation of when You said‚ “I love you!—Just you!”—That You love us individually for ourselves, and that when You look at us, You just see us, no one else! No one else even enters the picture when You look at us and our love for You!

158. Thank You so much, Lord, for revealing these wonderful things to us! Thank You for leading us along step by step. Thank You for seeing each one of us as individuals and taking us where we’re at and not expecting more from any one of us than we’re able to give or do. That’s such a sign of Your great Love for us, that You have so much understanding and patience with us! Your unlimited Love just makes me love You more and more, Jesus, and makes me want to love You in return!

159. The Lord and Dad say this more verbalized, more passionate way of loving Him now is a great honor and a great privilege that the Lord has only given to us, the children of David! He loves us so much and cares so much for us that He is allowing us this precious way of getting very close to Him and very intimate with Him‚ the great God of all creation, the One Whose glory is high above the Heavens, the One Who sits on His throne reigning above all! Just think‚ He loves you and He loves me so much that He puts aside all that and takes on the role of a human man‚ in a sense, in order to relate to us and be able to show us what beautiful love He has for us in terms and ways we can understand.

160. He asks us to play a role for Him, but look at the role our great God and Savior, our King‚ our Creator plays for us!—To humble Himself before us, to strip bare before us, to offer Himself to us in intimate fellowship; to not mind taking us, His Bride, as nothing as we are‚ into His bed and into His arms and into His heart! Dad says that the Lord is offering Himself to us like this and showing us how to respond to Him because He loves us so much and wants us to be close to Him, because He knows it will make us happy and will enable us to have all that we need for the days to come! We may have thought we were doing pretty good and getting by all right in our relationship with the Lord, but He says it is not going to be enough for the future, and we need more!—We need a more intimate relationship with Him and to see Him as the Lover that He is!

161. That’s why the Enemy is fighting some people so hard, trying to make it into a burden instead of a blessing, into a bondage instead of the glorious freedom that it is meant to give, through humility and yieldedness. The Enemy knows just how powerful it is! The Lord calls it a “secret weapon,” so powerful in our fight against the Enemy! No wonder the Devil is trying everything he can to stop our receiving it!

162. Dad encourages us just to relax and take it easy! He says that what’s important is that we’ve made the decision to obey and do what we can! We’re not to worry about what we can’t do. We should all be willing to at least try to say the words, because when we tell Jesus we love Him and we need Him and we want Him, we’re doing verbally what we’ve been doing in Spirit for years now. When we ask Jesus to make love to us and give us His seeds, we’re just expressing in words what we’ve been doing together all these years!

163. Once we’ve made the decision to say the words, everything else is up to us and our own faith‚ and is a private matter between us and Him. Dad says that the Lord won’t require any more of us than we can give, and He’ll be happy with us and proud of us for giving whatever we can! For some of you who can only say the words, He says He understands. In fact, what you can do in saying the words may bring you just as much blessing and anointing as someone else who can go further in masturbation or (if you are of age) loving Him with someone else.

164. The Lord looks at how far you’ve come, not how far you have yet to go! Instead of comparing you with each other, He looks at what you do with what you have. He weighs up all the factors and He balances it all out accordingly. He knows it may take you much greater faith than others to just say the words. But because you have shown such great faith in taking this one step, He can bless you as much as He can bless someone else who has not had to exercise so much faith, but who has been able to go further without putting forth so much faith.

165. His expectations are different for each of us. His standard is different for each of us. He treats each of us individually and takes us where we’re at. He doesn’t compare us with anyone else. This isn’t a competition or a contest where everyone is lined up at the starting gate and judged (or rewarded) by how quickly they run along exactly the same course. The Lord knows what He can expect of you‚ and He’s not judging you by what He can expect of someone else. He only expects you to do what you’re able to do, according to your circumstances and your needs, your background, your experience, your maturity or age in the Spirit.

166. This should be a great lesson for all of us! But this is just one illustration of how the Lord takes each person where they are at and doesn’t compare! This, in fact, is how He treats us in every aspect of our lives, and this is how He wants us to act toward others! This is how He wants us to see them. This is the same kind of understanding and compassion that He wants us to have for them!

167. Dad cautions us that we have to be extremely careful not to think that those who are doing more are any more righteous! Being able to love Him in this way is a gift. For some it’s just as much of a gift to be able to say the words to Him as it is for others to be able to have the added blessing of masturbation or (if they are of age) loving Him with someone else. If you only say the words‚ these can draw you just as close to Him as someone else who can do more. It’s according to your faith and your desire, and you must decide what will bring you closest to Him. Some of you who can’t do more than say the words right now may want to do more in the future when you feel more comfortable about it. As we draw closer to the Lord in whatever way we have faith for, we grow and we mature and we gain more faith!

168. So Dad’s main advice and what the Lord is saying through him is that, number one, He doesn’t compare, so neither should you; and number two, don’t get under bondage and feel this is a burden. I encourage you to go back and study prayerfully and read carefully all the beautiful things that Dad is saying in this prophecy. They’re so clear and simple, and if you’ll study them as you have always studied Dad’s Letters, you will continue to feel the power in those Words of David, and they will change you and free you. I’m not going to repeat every point that Dad brought out, because you can read and study it for yourself, and the Lord can bring those Words to life in your own heart.

Enjoy Yourself!—Don’t Try So Hard!

169. One last thing I want to comment on, however, is where Dad says, “It’s not a matter of works, it’s not of self-effort. You can’t get under bondage thinking that this masturbation and loving Jesus is a work of the flesh and you’ve got to do it so many times a week, and if you haven’t done it for three days, well, maybe you’re failing the Lord, and so you feel pressured. That’s not where it’s at! It’s not self-effort‚ it’s not works. He’s not going to expect any more of you than you’re willing or able to give. This yoke should be easy.”

170. This is a very, very important point, and I found how important it was through experience! I was doing fine with saying the words to Jesus and I was masturbating quite frequently too‚ which for me is something that I’ve rarely done in the past, not only because I’ve usually had a partner to have sex with, but because masturbation takes a lot of effort for me. Anyway, Peter was gone for two months and I wanted to do everything I could to love Jesus in the way He wished. So not only was I saying the words to Him‚ but I was masturbating too. However, most of the time I was doing it just because I thought that’s what I was supposed to do, and not because I was feeling horny or really would have preferred it myself.

171. It started to get to the point where I was having a battle about doing it, because I knew it took a lot of time and I was wondering what benefits it was actually bringing about. I got a little discouraged‚ wondering what good this was all doing. I didn’t seem to be having a real “connection” with the Lord, and I wondered what was wrong. So I asked dear Gabe to pray for me and ask the Lord to speak in prophecy. I was surprised at what He told me, because I hadn’t realized what I was doing. I thought you would like to hear this comforting counsel that He gave, and I hope it helps you as much as it helped me! He said to Gabe:

172. (Prophecy, Dad speaking:) Oh‚ Son, just tell her she’s trying too hard! I never was good enough. Mother Eve had me convinced that I was never a very good Christian; I didn’t pray enough, wasn’t close enough to the Lord, I was too fleshly and too physical, wanted too much sex. I never got down on my hands and knees enough like she did‚ never got desperate like she did. She had me convinced that I was good for nothing!

173. I was just such a believer in grace versus works, and faith versus doing it in the arm of the flesh. And if we as a Family have represented anything, we’ve not only preached faith and grace and mercy and love, but we have also lived it to the ultimate! So, Son, just tell Mama not to try so hard, but to enjoy herself, enjoy loving the Lord‚ and not to feel that she has to work for it or deserve it or earn it, but simply yield and obey! She has the Lord’s blessings, and He’s with her and helping her and anointing her and giving her everything she needs!

174. Sometimes it is a fight, and sometimes the Enemy tries to distract‚ but the Lord’s allowing her to go through these things to know what the Family feels, to know how the Family feels, to know what a fight it is, and how bad they feel, and how discouraged they can feel, and how I felt until I just let go and quit trying so hard in my own flesh and my own arm, thinking I had to be good for the Lord. Good night, how many times have I said you can never be too bad for Jesus!

175. Ah, thank God for His Love and salvation and forgiveness and mercy! Oh, you can’t even comprehend it, can’t even understand it! So that’s my advice, be Lord-letters and don’t try so hard! The Family will be encouraged that even Mama has to go through the same battles that they go through. Of course she has to, so she can understand the way they feel and she can relate, so she can pass on lessons that she learns and how she overcomes the battles and gets over these humps.

176. So if I can give you any advice, all I can say is quit trying so hard! Love never fails! If the Family is anything‚ it’s built on faith and grace and love and just doing your best for the Lord and being happy in your service for Him. He just wants you to be happy, to enjoy yourself and not to worry if you fall short. Good night! I fell short so often! You know‚ Honey, how I almost felt like giving up so many times because I was so bad! But thank God, you can never be too bad for Jesus‚ only too good! And we don’t want our Family to be too good.

177. The Lord loves sinners, He is nigh unto them that be of a broken heart and such as be of a contrite spirit. So we’re all a bunch of sinning saints, saved only by His grace. Thank God for His grace, and that’s what I’ve always preached, and that’s what I believe‚ and that’s what I lived!—Salvation only through Jesus and not through the work of the flesh, and not through the saving of the right arm, but simply loving Him and even letting Him do it through you, asking for His help, and loving Him.

178. So, Honey‚ keep enjoying yourself! Don’t try too hard! You’re doing just fine, and I’m proud of you! And don’t worry, I’m right here with you! I love you, Sweetheart! (End of prophecy.)

179. (Mama:) I love you, too, Sweetheart! Family, wasn’t that tremendous counsel from Dad? See how liberating it was? But I was so dense it took me quite awhile to even understand what Dad was talking about when he said, “Don’t try so hard.” I hadn’t even realized that I was trying too hard! But I kept pondering that sentence, “Don’t try so hard,” and praying about it. Then a couple of days later while I was loving Jesus by telling Him I wanted Him and I needed Him and I desired Him and I wanted Him to fuck me and that I wanted to become one with Him, I began to really feel like I wanted Him! I felt excited by Him and I wanted to have Him make me go as I masturbated!

180. Later I reflected upon these two different occasions‚ upon the one occasion where the act of masturbation had seemed like such a burden, and the other where it had been very pleasurable and I had really desired it; and I realized what the Lord was trying to show me.—That the masturbation isn’t supposed to be a burden! You’re not supposed to have to do it as a duty, but instead it’s supposed to be something that makes you happy and makes you feel His Love and helps you to love Him; it’s something you want, something that you’re ready and open for!

181. In fact, I think I’m finally getting the point—that it’s a gift! It’s something that helps to draw us closer to Him. It’s something that we do if we want to and if we feel like it. Well, of course initially it was a little difficult, but the Lord laid it on my heart that this is what He wanted me to do. At first it had to be very much by faith and just doing it because I knew that was what He was speaking to me about. So initially I had to just go ahead out of duty, knowing that’s what He wanted for me. But after those initial battles, as Dad talks about in the first prophecy above, then it should be just according to our faith and our desire.

182. It should be a loving gesture, something we really want to do; not that we do this because we feel bound and that the Lord is going to be displeased if we don’t! When I finally came to this realization through this wonderful Word that Dad was giving us, it was very liberating! Now I am not masturbating just because I think I should, but rather because I want to!—And whenever I feel like it!

183. In fact, you want to know something? Right now, right here in the middle of this dictation I just stopped because I felt so much love for Jesus welling up within me and I just felt like I really‚ really wanted to love Him in a special way, and I started to feel quite sexy! So I stopped everything and just had a little love-up time with Jesus, which was so nice!—So much different than doing it just because I felt the Lord was requiring it of me! I know that it means so much more to Him when He knows that I’m doing it just because I want Him and I feel love for Him. I feel so much better too when I don’t feel that it’s a requirement or that I’m bound to do it, but instead that I can just enjoy Him and enjoy His fellowship whenever I wish.

184. I hope, dear Family, that it encourages you that I go through many of the same things you do! I also hope that it greatly encourages you that I get victories, and that you can get them too. You can see that I’m still learning too. It’s so wonderful to be able to go to the Word to get the faith to relax and just let Him take care of everything. What a relief! It’s so liberating just to relax and not be on such a works trip. Like Dad used to say, “If it come, it come! If it don’t come, it don’t come!” All of you can apply this to your own situations. If you’re turned off by the idea of masturbating, then don’t masturbate; just say the words. And even if you can’t say the words yet‚ don’t despair! Yes, the words are necessary in order to participate in this more intimate way of loving Him, but the Lord will give you time.

185. Study the Word and let your faith be increased through it, and eventually it will come! Just because something is necessary doesn’t mean you have to do it right this minute. Just be patient, relax, keep enjoying the Lord’s Love, keep reading and studying this Word that He has given, and eventually your faith will grow!

186. The Lord’s not going to condemn you or criticize you for going slow. Dad says that it doesn’t matter how fast you go, as long as you’re going, because you’ll all reach the goal in the end as long as you keep going and having faith. Let’s just all take it easy, okay?—And try to understand that it’s the Devil that’s trying to get us under this bondage and this condemnation for whatever! It’s the Lord who loves us and is trying to shower His Love abundantly upon us and make it easy for us to draw closer to Him, because He loves us, because He knows we love Him, because He wants us to be happy and He knows that drawing closer to Him will make us happy—and that’s the goal!

187. Dad says that the goal is not to be masturbating all the time or (if you are of age) loving Jesus with someone else, the goal is to be loving Jesus, drawing nigh to Him so He can draw nigh to you!—Through words, through masturbation, through sex with someone else, through raising your arms, through singing to Him, through speaking in tongues, through reading His Word, through hearing from Him in prophecy. All these things work together to draw you closer to the Lord.

188. I can’t help but repeat the beautiful thought that Dad leaves us with: “All the children of David who receive these Words of Truth will eventually grow in power and anointing and strength‚ and they will discover that this revelation is a great, great gift of God, a wonderful‚ wonderful gift of love!”

189. I love you very much, dear ones‚ and am so thankful for your yieldedness and willingness to receive the Lord’s New Wine! Keep trusting Him and you will see His promises fulfilled in you and your loved ones, and you’ll be so glad you once again said “yes” to Jesus, your Husband, Lover and wonderful Savior!

Loving Jesus–Part 6

Karen Zerby

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—By Maria DO 3032 12/95

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1. So far in this series we’ve dealt quite specifically with saying words of love to the Lord, and with the possibility of masturbating while doing so. One other facet of this revelation is loving Jesus with your mate or sexual partner. For some of those who have already read this revelation, loving Jesus with a partner comes very easy; for others it’s very difficult. I want to again emphasize that this is a personal matter between you, your partner and the Lord. No one is forcing you to do this; it’s completely voluntary.

2. In paragraph 143 of “Loving Jesus!—Part 5,” Dad said: “Each person must go according to his own faith, whether he wants to say the words or whether he wants to masturbate or whether he wants to have sex with Jesus and another. The Lord will reward each person according to how they follow Him, according to the leadings He puts in their heart, according to the way He speaks to their heart, and according to the way they feel led by Him as an individual.” As with the other parts of this revelation, it is my duty to you and the Lord to pass on to you what He has told us. How you use what the Lord has revealed is between you and the Lord.

3. In “Loving Jesus!—Part 3,” paragraph 65, the Lord said, “Be not ashamed to even love Me together in this way‚ because when you are loving one another‚ you are loving Me. So do not be afraid to say, `I want You‚ Jesus! Come into me, Jesus! Make me go, Jesus!’ For in loving Me in this way, you are proving to one another your love for Me, and we are then altogether one.”

4. As I explained earlier in the series, Peter and I have had many such love–ups with the Lord. We greatly enjoy these precious times together with the Lord as we feel it draws us very close to Him. There is something very special about it. It took us awhile to get used to saying love words out loud to each other and the Lord, but as we went ahead by faith it became much easier, to where now it is very natural and pleasurable. It has even enhanced our sexual relationship, as saying erotic words to either the Lord or to each other can make the sexual activity even more exciting.

5. Some people, of course, haven’t learned yet to voice sexy things to each other while having sex‚ so verbally expressing their love for the Lord may seem very awkward. Others might feel that because they are not close to the one they are making love to, it would be too embarrassing to say love words together to the Lord, as well as voicing them to each other. Some married couples may feel that they are so used to each other and have lost all passion for each other that it might hurt their partner if they were to say sexy things to the Lord, but didn’t say them to him or her.

6. In the next prophecy, the Lord gives you counsel that will help you overcome these difficulties. He speaks to you married couples; He speaks to you who are in, or beginning, a relationship; and He also speaks to you who are single and not involved in a relationship. I guess that covers just about everyone, doesn’t it? Throughout this series I haven’t commented on the prophecies until we came to the end of it, but let’s do something different this time. As it’s a longer prophecy and the Lord is speaking to different groups of people, I’ll comment after each section, God willing.

7. The Lord gave this prophecy right after Peter and I had made love, which is why it starts out the way it does.

Married to Jesus!

8. (Prophecy:) So do I love you and so do I fill you with the seeds of My Words. So do I wish to fill all My children with the seeds of My Words. For lo, I pour forth My Spirit upon all My children, and I pour forth My Love upon all of My children, if they will just receive by faith and believe that I am able to do these things unto them. So deep is My Love for My children‚ for those that love Me and those that obey Me and those that serve Me and have given their lives for Me.

9. I have given My life for them, and they do give their lives for Me, for they lay down their lives day by day by day in service unto Me, in obedience unto Me, and in yieldedness unto Me. And I wish to reward them with the lovemaking of My Spirit that they may feel a touch of My Love in this way, that they may be empowered by the Spirit of My Love and the strength of My Love.

10. For there are many places that we shall go, My Bride and I. For I am as a rich man who can go here and there and not worry about the cost, and who can treat his love, his bride to anything that she needs and wants. I know that My Bride loves Me, and so do I love her, and so will I pour forth My Love in abundance upon her‚ and so shall she receive of My Love.

11. What do I ask in return? Simply that she love Me and that she obey Me and that she serve Me and that she yield unto Me. In the doing of these things there is great reward, for in the doing of these things you prove your love for Me. I will pour forth My Love upon you in great abundance and in great power, and you shall see My Love manifested in a greater anointing upon My children‚ and a greater supply of your needs.

12. For if you give love unto Me, and if you remain faithful in your obedience of preaching My Word, so will I pour forth unto you in great supply to fill your great needs.—That your children shall have what they need, and that your young people shall have what they need‚ and that your older people will have what they need. For you are all My Bride and I will pour forth in great abundance. For you shall no longer be the beggar woman, but you shall be the Queen, for you have bestowed great love unto your King, unto your Lover, unto your Husband.

13. Therefore, love Me and honor Me with the praise of your lips, and lay yourself down before Me inviting Me to come, and, lo, I will fill you. I will fill you with inspiration. I will fill you with seeds. I will fill you with words. I will fill you with love. I will fill you with supply. I will fill you with renewed strength. (End of section of prophecy.)

14. (Mama:) Isn’t this beautiful? The Lord says that His Love for us is so deep and that He is rewarding us with His lovemaking because we lay down our lives day by day in service, obedience and yieldedness. What a precious reward right here on Earth, a special touch and empowerment of His Love.

15. Isn’t it wonderful how the Lord gives so many word pictures? This time He likens Himself to a rich man who can give his bride anything she wants, as He promises to give His Love in abundance. To receive of Him, He simply states that we must love‚ yield to, obey and serve Him. Since He just got finished saying that we already do yield, obey and serve Him, all there is to add is loving Him in the way He has told us to, in order to receive the blessings He is promising.

16. He goes on to say that, besides the things mentioned above, if we also continue to preach His Word‚ He will pour out great supply, so that everyone’s needs are met—our children, our young people and our adults. From the sounds of it, He is talking about our physical and financial needs. He also lists a number of spiritual blessings that He will fill us with: inspiration, seeds, words‚ love and renewed strength. All this because we love Him‚ our King and Lover, the way He wants us to.

17. Let’s go on to the next part of the prophecy in which the Lord addresses those who are married:

Precious Promises to Our Married Couples!

18. (Prophecy continued:) Unto you who are married one to another, if you will but follow the example of love of your king and queen and the way that they love Me together, the way that they sing unto Me and praise Me and worship Me, the way that they make love to Me, and the way they put Me first and seek My face together and seek to hear My voice and seek to praise Me, and seek to lift one another up in praise unto Me, and the way they pray one for another, you shall have a new marriage and a new strengthening and a new spirit of love. The fires that have dwindled can be rekindled as you worship Me together‚ as you seek Me for a renewal.

19. But to do this thing, you must lay aside the old—the old weights, the old ways—and you must become renewed in your relationship with Me. And as you together renew your relationship with Me, so will I renew your relationship. You must humble yourself and lay aside the ruts and the familiarity. You must humble yourselves before one another and look not with scorn one upon the other when you do these things and when you seek Me together, and when you love Me together.

20. You both must make a commitment to change your ways and to seek Me together, and truly become one with Me together. I will bless this, and I will renew you and I will strengthen you. I will return unto you the love that you once had, that fresh new love. For you will be focusing on Me, your eyes turned unto Me. And‚ yea, I am Love.

21. As you pour forth your love unto Me, so shall I pour forth My Love unto you, and so shall My Love renew you and rekindle your love one for another. You shall see new things about each other, things that you knew not. As you deepen your love together unto Me‚ so shall I deepen your love together.

22. For I have put you together, but through familiarity and through day–to-day living, you have set aside that deep communion together and that deep communion with Me. But I say unto you, renew the communion with Me together, and set aside the old ways and preconceived ideas. Set aside all that you think about one another, and instead focus on Me together. Love Me together. Praise Me together. Sing unto Me together. Worship Me together. Adore Me together. Seek My face together. Cry out to Me together. Make love to Me together. Yea, fuck Me together. And I will fill you together, and I will be one with you together, and we shall be a three–fold cord together.

23. Your children shall see this renewed love and this renewed connection, and this renewed presence of My Spirit, and they shall say, “Behold, God lives, for I see a great miracle. I see a renewed love, and I see the Spirit of the Lord moving.” They shall rejoice, for they love you‚ and they feel so assured when they know that you love one another. They find great, great peace when they know that you love Me, and this inspires them to draw close to Me. For they know that I have inspired your love together and have given unto them this great security and this great feeling of being loved. For as you love one another and as you love Me, then we together can love them, and they will rejoice. For there is so much fruit in loving Me together. I will do things for you that you cannot even imagine. (End of section of prophecy.)

24. (Mama:) I am overwhelmed at all the Lord has said in this section of the prophecy! What precious promises to our married couples!—Promises of a renewed relationship, a rekindling of the love that in some cases has grown cold, a closer communion with one another.

25. He not only gives the promises but tells clearly how to obtain them.—By praising, worshipping, praying and making love to the Lord together. By laying aside the old weights, old ways, your preconceived ideas about each other, and having a renewed relationship with Jesus. By laying aside the ruts of familiarity, especially in your prayer life and communion with the Lord together. By humbling yourselves in front of each other as you love Jesus together. By making a commitment together to change, to seek the Lord and to become one with Him together.

26. He says if you do these things He will return the love you once had, probably meaning the more passionate love that couples have when they first get together, but which often cools down somewhat as the years pass. He points out that He is Love, inferring that if you have more of Him, you will have more love because He is Love‚ and you will therefore be able to love one another more.

27. Isn’t it neat how He says that as you together pour out your love to Him and He pours His Love unto you, that you will see new things about each other, things you didn’t know before? Then on top of everything else, He explains the wonderful benefit your renewed connection together will have on your children and how it will affect their lives. They will see it as a miracle, as a proof of God’s Spirit moving upon you. It will give them great assurance‚ peace and security, a great feeling of being loved, and because of this, it will draw them closer to the Lord. What an incentive! Praise the Lord!

28. So do what He says and renew your communion with Him, focus on Him, love Him‚ praise Him, sing to Him, worship Him, adore Him, cry out unto Him, make love to Him! Do all these things together with your mate in order to be a three-fold cord together with Him. Praise the Lord!

For Those in Relationships: Focus on Me and Love Me Together!

29. In this next section of the prophecy, the Lord gives invaluable counsel and direction to those in non-married relationships, those who are considering getting mated to one another. The Lord also speaks a great deal to you senior teens and YAs.

30. (Prophecy continued:) For you who are thinking about becoming one with another, set your affection together on things above, even before you are married. Come unto Me together, set that foundation, for no other foundation can be laid than that which is laid on Me. For if you build on any other foundation, the marriage will crumble, for I will not bless it.

31. In the days of your courtship and in the days of your wooing, woo with My Spirit. Together woo with My Spirit, and together woo My Spirit. Humble yourselves one before another. Come together to Me in love. For I put that love in your hearts to begin with, that you may become a union.

32. But for that love to remain, you must focus on Me, for I am the supply of oil that keeps the warmth of the fire burning, and you must tap into My source together, lest the fire die. But if you do not begin in this manner, loving Me together‚ praising Me together, making love to Me together, and focusing your love and affection and attention upon Me together, the love shall grow cold and you will be building on a foundation that is not sure.

33. You must learn to look at these relationships with one another in a new way; no longer in the carnal way, no longer in the selfish way, no longer in the immature and gossipy way. But you must look at these relationships as an amplification of the relationship that I wish for you to have with Me.

34. When you look deep into the eyes of the one that you love, the one that I have poured a love into your heart for, you must see Me and My Love for you, and this should cause you to praise Me and to thank Me. And together, when you are wrapped in each other’s arms and you feel so close and so warm and so one, this should cause you to praise Me.

35. You must understand that it is I that do these things. I even give this love unto those who don’t love Me, as a token of My Love for them. But unto you who know that it comes from Me, there is no excuse for not praising and worshipping and thanking and glorifying Me in this thing. For you know and you are responsible.

36. But you young ones have not fully understood this. You look at love in such a shallow, frothy and worldly way. But now I open unto you the things of the Spirit and I show you how you must look at these matters‚ that they are blessings from Me—blessings, I say, blessings unto you. I am willing to pour forth these things unto you, but you must be willing to look unto Me and say, “We thank You and we glorify You because we know that You are pouring forth Your Love upon us. And I look upon this one that You have given me to love and I say, `Thank You, for this one is Your love unto me.’”

37. You should worship Me in this love that I have given unto you. And when you become one with one another and in the throes of your lovemaking, and in the throes of your passion, you should say, “Thank You. Thank You for this, Your Love unto me.” For so great is My Love for you that I would give you this great joy and this great happiness‚ but I wish for you to share it with Me, that we three can be one together.

38. It is humbling. It is very humbling, especially for you young ones who are so full of pride and self. When you are with one another you feel you have to uphold your image, and you’re afraid that the other will talk about you when you part. But care not what man thinks, care what God thinks, and love Me together. Love Me together and I will bestow upon you great love and great joy. (End of section of prophecy.)

39. (Mama:) It’s so precious that the Lord would give those of you considering marriage or that have feelings of love for each other such wonderful counsel. Counsel which shows you how to have enduring love and how to build your relationship on the proper foundation—Jesus. If any relationship in the Family is built on any other foundation, it will not last.

40. The detailed way in which the Lord speaks just amazes me! He says that in the days of your courtship, the time when two of you have budding romantic feelings towards each other and you are exploring those feelings‚ you should woo one another in the Spirit.—Meaning that you should really show God’s Love to one another, that you should read His Word and pray together, to see if you are compatible in the Spirit. You should also woo His Spirit together.

41. He says you should begin your relationship together by focusing your love, affections and attention on Him together, by praising and loving Him together. If you don’t, your love will grow cold, as you will be building on the wrong foundation.

42. The Lord also makes it plain that you should show Him great thankfulness for His placing such feelings of love in your heart and for allowing you to love each other. He gives a number of tips on what to say, like praising Him when you are wrapped in each other’s arms, thanking Him for the love He’s given you; that you should thank and glorify Him for this wonderful and great blessing He’s given, acknowledging that it comes from Him; that when you look at the one you love you should thank the Lord that he or she is Jesus’ Love for you; that when you are in the heat of passion together you should again thank Jesus.

43. The Lord points out that He also puts love into the hearts of those who don’t know Him, but He doesn’t expect them to thank Him, because they don’t know Him. But for us who do, who know that He is Love and that all love comes from Him, there is no excuse for not praising, worshipping, glorifying and thanking Him for it. In fact, He says we are responsible to do so. He calls the love He puts in our hearts great joy and great happiness and says He puts it there because of His great love for us. Isn’t that beautiful?

44. The Lord makes a special mention that He knows it will be hard for you younger ones, our senior teens and YAs, to be that way together, because of your pride. He says it’s very humbling, but nevertheless, He expects you to do it. The Lord chides you a bit, saying that the way some of you have looked at relationships has been somewhat shallow, frothy and worldly. He says you need to look at relationships in a new way, no longer in a carnal, selfish‚ immature or gossipy way, but instead as an amplification of, or part of, your relationship with Him. Just think of what you want your relationship with Him to be, and then act accordingly in your relationship with your loved one.

45. The Lord a second time refers to gossip, pointing out that some of you will be afraid that others will talk about you if you love Him the way He says He wants to be loved; that when you’re with someone and you love the Lord together, you may fear the other person will go and tell others about it. Well, I certainly hope no one will do that! You wouldn’t want to be guilty of causing someone to stop having intimate communion and love with the Lord because you foolishly gossiped about what you did together with that person, would you? You wouldn’t be so unloving, would you? You wouldn’t be so unkind, would you? I pray you wouldn’t.

46. Won’t you follow Him closely by loving Him‚ thanking Him, praising Him and giving Him the spiritual sex that He’s asking you for? Will you try? Will you young ones accept and believe what the Lord is saying? Will you lay down your pride and humble yourselves and love Him so that He can bless you beyond all measure?

47. For some of you this might be a big battle, and you might wonder how the Lord could ask so much of you, to be so humble as to actually talk to Jesus when you’re making love with someone, to tell Jesus that you love Him and want Him‚ to thank Him for His Love being manifested in the man or woman that you love. But just stop and think for a minute what the Lord asked of your parents years ago. He asked them to be the Love of God for those that they didn’t even know, to outsiders, the unsaved!

48. If you think this is a bomb, think about what a bomb it was for your parents when FFing first came out! They had to take a stand; they had to believe God’s Word and act on it! Will you believe what God is saying to you today?—That He wants you to manifest your love for Him in this way so that He can receive the love that He wants and He needs, and that others can receive His Love as well? Isn’t this the least you can do for all He has done for you? And this isn’t just a message for our senior teens and YAs, it’s for all of us!

49. He has given us His all—can’t we give Him what He’s asking of us‚ our unconditional love, no matter how He wants us to show it to Him? He’s probably had to tell us over and over about the multitudes of blessings He will pour out upon us if we love Him like this, to motivate us enough to do so. He wants you, just you! He loves you, just you! He needs you, just you! Will you love Him? Please do.

For Singles: A Special Calling of Love!

50. Lastly, the Lord speaks to you who are single and aren’t in a love relationship with anyone. The good news is that now you can be! You can have one with the greatest Lover in the universe‚ Jesus. Praise the Lord!

51. (Prophecy continued:) For you who have no loved one, I say unto you, I am your Lover. I am your Husband. It is I that love you. For I have given you a special calling, that you may be married to Me and that you will love Me, and that you will be single-minded unto Me. In your loneliness I will be with you and I will wrap My arms around you, and I will kiss you. I will caress you. I will fill you. Make love to Me, love Me, and I will fill your every need. I will be the love that you need so that you will not need another.

52. But I supply for you in the love of your brethren, in the sharing of love one with another. When you love these and you do not have these great deep feelings of love, think of Me. In those times think of Me. So together with these, love Me and praise Me. Praise Me for supplying your needs. Praise Me for the love that I bestow upon you. Praise Me for this special calling of Love that I have given unto you, that you may be virgins unto Me. For you are Mine, you are My Bride, you are My loves.

53. In loneliness seek Me and I will relieve your loneliness, for I will be as a husband unto you and you shall be married unto Me. For great is My love for you. Do not pine away and think on those things that you have not. Think on that which you have. You have Me fully.

54. When you wake, you will not be distracted, for your eyes will be upon Me. And when you sleep you will not be distracted, for your eyes will be upon Me. Great is your reward in Heaven. For I know your sacrifice, and I know your loneliness and I know the desires of your heart. But look not on that which others have.

55. Turn your eyes upon Me, for I am your True Love. As you deepen your relationship with Me, I will pour forth all the love that you could need, for you are special unto Me and I hold you in My arms and I say, “I understand. I understand your need, but I have reserved you unto Me. I will be your Husband, I will be your Lover, I will be your Child, and I will be all of these things that give love unto you. For I am Love and I love you.” (End of section of prophecy.)

56. (Mama:) Isn’t it wonderful how the Lord says that He will be to us all the things that give us love? What a comfort these Words should be to any of you who are alone or lonely, that He will wrap His arms around you, will kiss and caress you and will fill you; that as you make love to Him, He will fill your every need.

57. If you are desperately lonely for some arms to be wrapped around you, craving a warm body next to yours as you go to bed at night, it may be difficult for you to see how the Lord’s Love, as wonderful as it is, could ever take the place of a human being’s love. It’s another one of these things that requires faith to believe and faith to act upon. You can’t just say‚ “Well, it doesn’t work that way. I’ve been lonely for years! My heart has ached, my body has ached to have someone there when I need them, someone who I can feel, someone who can say comforting and encouraging words.” I can’t tell you how it works, but I know it does.

58. After Dad went to be with the Lord, I didn’t have any idea that I was going to be together with Peter. Oddly enough, the thought never entered my mind at that time. After those beautiful‚ exceptional, marvelous, warm 25 years with the most wonderful man in the world, when I would have had every reason to be devastated, to feel extremely alone, to feel like my life was over, God in His great love gave me such peace, such warmth, such a feeling of His presence, such an assurance of His Love‚ just like I was enveloped in warmth and security. He really did fill the big emptiness. I knew without a doubt it was a miracle, such a great gift of His Love!

59. Then several months later after I had started living with Peter‚ when he had to go on a two-month trip, the Lord did it again! He miraculously filled my need by being there for me‚ by holding me and telling me He loved me! I don’t know how it works!—All I know is that it does! If you don’t think it will work for you, He says to just give Him a chance. Try loving Him in this new way that He has shown us, and patiently wait for His promise. He says that as you draw closer to Him, you can know that He will meet your need. He says, “I will be the love that you need so that you will not need another!” Here He is talking about a permanent relationship and having someone with you fulltime.

60. He goes on to say that He will also supply a human touch for you as you share with others. Knowing that you don’t have feelings of love for these you sacrifice to be with, He encourages you to think of Him during these times. If you ever wondered what the Lord thinks about “fantasizing,” now you know! The Lord certainly is putting His stamp of approval on it—at least fantasizing about Him!

61. He says‚ when you are lonely‚ seek Him and He will relieve your loneliness. He would like you to concentrate on the positive things, as He knows that that will make it easier for you. He points out some of the advantages of being single, which, believe it or not, married couples often wish they had. In addition, you also will reap a great reward for your sacrifice in being His, and His alone!

62. I know it’s hard not to compare—He acknowledges this!—Especially if all around you are cozy couples who laugh and talk together, hold hands‚ can go to bed at night with each other, can pray together and praise together! It looks so wonderful and you feel so left out! But the Lord says this is one thing you really must fight: You must not look at what others have and what you don’t have. Instead of looking at your loneliness and what you don’t have that others do have, He wants you to look at Him and at what you have that others don’t have!—That special love relationship with Him that causes Him to want you for Himself without the distraction of others. He says you are special to Him, and He holds you and says He understands, but that He has reserved you unto Himself. What a precious, special calling, and one which He says you should praise Him for, for this special calling of love, for having the priceless opportunity to be a “virgin unto Him.”

63. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you will never be married or have a love relationship, but when you are without one, you should recognize that it is His will. And not only His will‚ but a special privilege and calling, which you should be praising Him for. Remember, He is your Husband, He is your Lover, so love Him!

Loving Jesus Brings Forth Fruit!

64. The last part of this prophecy tells more of the magnificent blessings and fruitfulness resulting from our obedience to love Jesus completely. Listen to what the Lord says here!

65. (Prophecy continued:) So whether you are single, or whether you are married, or whether you are considering being married, I will bless all of youall of you—if you will give your love unto Me. If you are together with one, worship Me. If you are alone, worship Me. In all that you do, love Me, worship Me, give your love unto Me, and I will pour forth a blessing. I will pour forth abundantly, far beyond that which you can comprehend. For I will bless you in Spirit. I will bless you in flesh. I will bless you in supply and in abundance. My Love for you is so great!

66. As you love Me‚ it unclogs the wellsprings of My Love and it allows My blessings and My Love to pour forth unto you in such great measure and such great anointing, in a flood of My Love upon you! I will fill you and fill you and fill you to overflowing, and you will overflow upon others!

67. So shall the abundance of My Love pour forth and fill your cups. And the abundance of your love will pour forth and fill the cups one of another. And the abundance of all of your love shall pour forth and fill the needs of your friends and of your close ones. And the abundance of My Love will give you all that you need to pour forth My Word and My Message and My Love upon the dry and dusty and needy world. All because you turned and gave your love unto Me.

68. Just as the pleasurable act of lovemaking brings forth fruit in a new life, a child‚ so does your lovemaking with Me bring forth fruit, the fruit of My Love. The fruit of My Love brings forth great joy and great responsibility, as you must care for the fruit of My Love, whether it be the fruit of relationships with one another, or the fruit of the close friend that you must care for‚ or the fruit of the lost souls that come unto you and hunger and thirst for feeding. For as the fruit of your lovemaking brings forth a child that requires much work, so does the fruit of our lovemaking together. But, oh, the joy that this fruit brings! Oh, the joy that it will bring unto you for eternity!

69. So, come! Come, let us love together! Let us be passionate lovers together, that we may bring forth fruit‚ and that this fruit shall remain, and it shall remain with us together forever! (End of prophecy.)

70. (Mama:) See, the Lord’s ultimate goal in our loving Him so passionately is the fruit it brings. It fills us with His Love, which then pours out from each of us onto one another. It then overflows on our friends and those close to us and to the needy world.

71. All of this love that is pouring out brings forth fruit of different kinds, and each kind of fruit must be cared for. His Love will bring about new and fruitful relationships, and these relationships must be nurtured, cared for and kept alive. In many cases such relationships will bring forth children which will need to be cared for.

72. Another kind of fruit will be bringing our friends and contacts in closer, feeding them the Word and helping them to grow spiritually. This, in a sense‚ is like having children‚ who also need much feeding and care. Another fruit will be the souls won who will need feeding and follow-up. All of this fruit needs care, just as the Lord says the fruit of lovemaking, children, need care. But what joy He says this fruit will bring to us, both now and for eternity.

73. Jesus again promises that as we love Him, He will pour out abundantly, more than we can comprehend. He will bless us in every way! Everything He can do for us that He knows we need or want, He will be doing, because we have given ourselves to Him fully, in the way that He desires. There is a spiritual principle at work here that goes into effect when we love Him in this way. When we do, somehow in the Spirit it causes an “unclogging of the wellsprings of His Love,” the result of it being that it brings His blessings in whatever way we need them, and most of all in the great love that will overflow on us and fill both us and others.

74. So if you’re married, or single, or may be considering marriage, or you’re in love with someone but not considering marriage, or you’re just friends, it doesn’t matter, He will bless you if you will love Him! If you’re together with your mate, your lover or your friend, you should love and worship Him. If you’re alone you should love and worship Him. He wants you, He loves you, He’s yours, you’re His‚ so love Him.

75. Even if you find it difficult at first to say love words to the Lord when you’re together with someone, you can still love Him together through praising Him, singing to Him, reading His Word, praying, adoring, worshipping and thanking Him together. If you still have a hard time telling Jesus out loud that you want to love Him, and Him you, when you’re with someone, you can at least say it to Him in your heart.

“Be Jesus!”

76. In the following prophecy the Lord again speaks about our loving Him and one another. After an introduction where He talks to everyone, He then talks to you senior teens, then He speaks to you YAs and you second generation adults (those over 21 who were born in the Family); and lastly, He speaks to you first generation folks and gives specific counsel and words for each group. Isn’t it something when He gets so specifically involved with the details? Don’t you feel like He really cares personally and is trying to do everything possible to help us and make it easy for us? He explains things so clearly and so beautifully.

77. (Prophecy:) Oh how My children can love one another with My Love, if they would but receive My Love for one another. If they would but understand that it is My Love that they are pouring forth to one another, then they would not hold back but they would give. They would give and they would give some more, for they would understand that they can be vessels of My Love. They can be Me loving one another!

78. Why would they hold back? It would no longer be a matter of the flesh, but it would be a matter of the Spirit. They would no longer look with eyes of the flesh and say‚ “This one does not appeal to me.” But they would say‚ “I can be Jesus and His Love to this one.” Handsome or homely, it makes no difference. They could say‚ “This one will be Jesus loving me.”

79. It gives a whole new outlook on that special gift that I have given unto you, that gift of love, My precious Law of Love. For I have delivered this unto you and I have given your David the understanding of this precious love and this precious law. And he, through the Words that I have given him, has freed you from the bondage of the flesh into the freedom of the Spirit!

80. This is the freedom that I give unto you, and this is the knowledge that I give unto you, that you can be My Love to each other. When you hold each other you can think, “This is Jesus holding me.” When you kiss each other, you can think‚ “This is Jesus kissing me. I am kissing Jesus.” When you caress one another, you can say, “Jesus is caressing me. Thank You! Thank You!” And will you not show great gratitude unto him or her that is the vessel and vehicle of My Love unto you?

81. Can you see how wonderful My Love is?—How I can enhance your lovemaking? For I am Spirit, but you are only flesh. But as you praise Me and as you thank Me, and as you love Me, and as you call for Me, and as you love one another in Me, so do I come and so do I empower you, and so do I give special love unto you. It is yours if you will but humble yourselves. Humble yourselves before Me and humble yourselves before one another, for in humility is great love. In this humility is My Love and the rewards of My Love and the passion of My Love‚ and the Spirit of My Love. For I am Love.

82. The love of the flesh is only a small part‚ for the love of My Spirit is so much greater, and you benefit so much more! For you are given golden seeds! You are given seeds of the Spirit, and these seeds bring forth fruit.

83. So hold not back. Hold not back one from another, but look at the gift that I have given you in a new light. No longer feel, “Oh, I must just share with this one or that one.” But look at it and say, “This is the Love of Jesus for me.” Or, “I can be the Love of Jesus for him.”

84. And you young ones (senior teens), you inexperienced ones, it will take great humility, but I am calling unto you in this matter too. Humble yourself. Be not proud, be not afraid. Sing unto Me and worship Me and adore Me together, and you will find that I will help you to overcome your shyness and your pride, and I will teach you to love, and to love Me. For you, too, need the power and the strength and the love of My Spirit. You are young, but there are many things that you must do; yet you cannot do them in your own flesh and in your own strength, nor with your own love, nor with your own power, for it is not enough.

85. And you older ones (YAs and second generation adults), you must set aside your carnal attitudes towards love and towards sex, and your pride and these System hang-ups that have encumbered you these years. You, too, must lay down your garments of pride with one another. Humble yourself, for you have more to overcome, for you have already built up walls—walls of pride and walls of peer pressure and gossip. But I will bless you as you humble yourself in each other’s sight.

86. It is already humbling enough to be in a bed of love with another, being naked, but if you will humble yourself but a bit more and seek Me and praise Me and love Me and call unto Me one with another, I will bless your lovemaking in a new way, and I will rip down these walls, I will cast them down as rubble! I shall sweep them away and I shall free you in the spirit of David. You shall know the love of David and the spirit of David!—And this spirit shall free you.

87. I will free you from the bondage and from the chains that have bound you—bound you in pride and bound you in peer pressure and bound you in System influence. I will set you free! Free as the birds! Free as the children of David! But you must humble yourself. It costs, yes, it costs your pride.

88. I know it’s going to be hard for you! I know your reactions. I know how you are going to feel! I know how you are going to cringe when you hear these words and when you hear that I want you to call out to Me as a lover in the bed of love with one another. It will be difficult, I know this, but I will reward you if you will do this. I promise you‚ I will reward you with power and with love. I will draw you nigh unto Me, for you will be drawing nigh and I will draw nigh unto you.

89. I will greatly empower you, for you (YAs) and the young ones (senior teens), you are they which I will empower with the embodiment and spirit of David that you may reach the world with My Love and with My Message. You shall do great exploits, and you shall be great witnesses unto Me!

90. But you must learn now to be empowered by My Spirit, empowered through My Word. You must be empowered through My Word and humbled through this love. With the empowerment of My Word and the humility of My Love, you shall be an irresistible force. For with this Love and with these Words, you shall win many, and you shall fulfill My will.

91. And you older ones (first generation), you married ones, you older soldiers who have fought valiantly through the years, you too must humble yourselves. But for you it will be easier, for you have undergone a great deal of humbling throughout your lives and you have given up much and you have sacrificed much. This shall be a humbling, but it will not be the same as for those who are young and proud and haughty, and who are fearful and who think they must keep up appearances. You will have an easier time shedding these appearances and your pride and your worries‚ for you have husbands and you have wives and you can more easily humble yourselves in front of one another.

92. I ask you to do this thing, for it will renew you. It will renew your love for Me and it will renew your love for one another. And it will empower you, too, with love and with might, and it will give you love to do the task that you have at hand. It will give you love for your children. It will give you love to care for them and to teach them. It will give you love for the teens‚ to encourage and to strengthen them. It will give you love in your witness—in your witness to the older generation and your witness to the younger generation. It will give you great love. So humble yourselves as well.

93. I call unto all of you and I say, Come! Come! Come! Be My Love one to another. Come‚ come! Come and love Me! Love Me together! Come! Come! Come! Humble yourselves. Humble yourselves before the mighty hand of God. Come, come, come! Let Me empower you with My Love. Come, come, come! Let Me empower you with My Words and the power of the Words of David, the power of the Words of God, that you may be empowered with the power of My Word and empowered with the wonderment of My Love.

94. So give‚ give, give unto one another! Love one another! See Me in one another! Treat one another as if you are speaking to and treating and talking and touching and loving and kissing and interacting and feeding and encouraging and strengthening Me. For I dwell in each of you, and My abode is there, My Spirit lives within the tabernacle of your body. Therefore I am in each of you, and that which you do to the least of these your brethren you do unto Me‚ whether for good or whether for evil.

95. Thus look at one another as My Love and look at one another as Me. Therefore love one another, for by this shall all men know that you are My chosen ones, My called-out Church. For you are the Children of David! (End of prophecy.)

A New Outlook on Sharing!

96. (Mama:) Isn’t it wonderful that we can be Jesus’ Love for each other? It’s very much the same as the Lord said in “I Love You!—Just You!” (ML #2985, GN 627), where He says that the greatest love He can give us is the love of another person. That’s because He has put a desire in our heart for human love, as well as for His Love. By receiving love from each other, we are at the same time receiving His Love! No wonder it’s such a powerful gift! It’s an unbeatable combination!

97. Over the years there has been quite a decline in sexual sharing between Family members for various reasons. Within this prophecy the Lord brings out the point that used to be understood so well in the past when FFing was going on, a point which is much less emphasized today.—The point that when we show love, including sexual love to others, that it is His Love we are giving. In the FFing days we women made it clear to the men that the love being shared with them was God’s Love, that we were the Love of God for them.

98. This kind of expression in your lovemaking with each other seems quite rare, as evidenced by the following letter I received from a woman who was attending the last Summit Meeting:

99. “I had a sweet date with one of the men here, and throughout the date he was praising Jesus over and over again. In addition, he repeatedly told me, `Thank you for loving me so sweetly. You are truly God’s Love for me.’ It was like a flashback to the past. It had been so long since I’d had anyone refer to me as God’s Love for them. Yet in years past, I was very much aware of being an expression of God’s Love, that my love represented His Love and that it had power to change lives. When we were in the throes of FFing and sharing more, it was looked upon almost matter-of-factly that our love for someone was the very embodiment of God’s Love for them.”

100. Apparently the Lord wants to make us vividly aware that we are His Love for those we are making love with, and that they are His Love for us as well. Often when Peter and I are making love, besides thanking the Lord for His Love and for loving us, we will thank each other for being His Love and for showing His Love. Sometimes while we’re holding and loving each other, one of us will say to the other, “I’m Jesus’ Love for you, I’m Jesus holding you and loving you.” And the other one will respond, “Thank You Jesus for loving me and holding me.” We often thank the Lord for showing His Love to us through each other’s lovemaking.

101. Let’s look at what the Lord has said, shall we? He says we need to receive His Love from one another and understand that the love He gives us for each other is His Love‚ so when we share it with someone it is His Love that is being shared. If we understand that we are vessels of His Love, then we will not hold back but will give. If you are asked for a date by someone in need‚ and you are looking at things the way the Lord is, you will most likely be willing to help this person, since it will be Jesus giving love to them. You will “be Jesus” for them.

102. He says it’s a matter of the Spirit, because we will be a vehicle for His Spirit, a vehicle of His Love to others. Even if the person doesn’t appeal to you in the flesh, you can still show them Jesus’ Love. In fact, if you are seeing in the Spirit, it will be easier for you because you will know that you are a tool of the Lord’s Love.

103. Seeing it this way, and remembering that you are being the Lord’s Love, gives a whole new outlook to the sexual sharing portion of the Law of Love. With all the Lord has said lately about the Law of Love, it is evident that He does expect us as a Family to continue to share His Love with each other. In the “Go for the Gold” GN, the Lord made it clear that He is trying to take away the excuses people have used for not sharing. He’s trying to make it easier, first by saying that if you are unmarried you can decide to make love without actual intercourse, and now by saying that we should see it in its proper light, that you are a vehicle of His Love to the other person, and they to you.

104. Perhaps if we do as the Lord says by thanking Him for holding us, kissing us, caressing us, it will also help us to show more appreciation and thankfulness not only to the Lord, but also to those who are being His vessels of love. This is quite a need, as apparently some of you aren’t showing enough gratitude for the love that is being shown you. The following is a portion of a letter that I received from a single mom that expresses the point quite well.

105. “Someone told me about how she shared with a brother out of love and sacrifice and tried to do her best‚ but afterwards he didn’t thank her or anything. This has happened to me too, where the men don’t thank you.—In fact, I’ve had one man in the last five years thank me, and actually in that situation, he didn’t even come‚ he just helped me out.—But he thanked me! I almost fell in love with him just because he said thank you to me. (I asked to share with him.)”

106. Please, dear ones, try to realize how vitally important it is that you be thankful and express gratitude to one another when you share love together, or for that matter, whenever others help you or serve you in some way. Dad was known for his appreciation and thankfulness, and in his lovemaking never neglected to vocally and profusely praise the Lord‚ as well as repeatedly express his thanks to the woman who was with him. Likewise, Peter and I always thank both the Lord and each other for the sweet lovemaking times we have. I find it very sweet when he thanks me. It makes me want to do it more because he is very appreciative, just as Dad always was. Dad constantly thanked both me and the Lord for our love and lovemaking. Sometimes when masturbating me, he would tell me that Jesus was fucking me. He was an example of all that the Lord is trying to get us to do and be.

107. In the prophecy the Lord says that He will enhance our lovemaking if we will see that He is loving us through the one we are making love to. So if you are looking for enhancement of your lovemaking, that’s how to do it! The Lord really covers it all, doesn’t He?

108. The Lord calls the freedom to share sexually with one another a gift‚ and says we should look at it in a new light.—That now we should look at the one we are going to share love with and say‚ “This is the Love of Jesus for me” or “I can be the Love of Jesus for this one.”

Love Him and He Will Be Your Strength!

109. To you senior teens, who He calls “younger ones,” He says that loving Him while with one of your peers will take great humility, but He’s asking you to do it. If you do, He promises to help you overcome your shyness and pride. Even if you don’t feel that you can yet do this, you can take the beginning steps of praying, praising and thanking the Lord together. He points out that there are many things you must do in your life, but that you can’t do them in the arm of the flesh or your own strength. But if you are filled with His power and strength and the Love of His Spirit which will come through loving Him together, He will reward you with whatever you need for your job. So love Him and He will be your strength!

Rip Down the Walls and Be Set Free with the Spirit of David!

110. The Lord then speaks to you YAs, and those of you who are over 21 and thus adults‚ but who are not of the first generation of Family adults. I guess I could just call you all YAs, but I don’t like to since once you reach 21 you are full-fledged adults. In your case the Lord hits harder regarding various attitudes towards love and sex. Perhaps the reason He made a differentiation between you and the senior teens is because for quite some time you have been able to engage in sexual activities, whereas they haven’t. That’s probably why He referred to them as “inexperienced ones.”

111. He says you must lay aside the carnal attitudes, pride and System hang-ups which have encumbered you. Apparently you have more to overcome in this area than do the younger ones, though I’m sure those things the Lord says to you He intends the senior teens to listen to as well. The Lord brings out the need for you to overcome the walls that have been built up between you—the walls of pride, negative peer pressure and gossip.

112. The Lord goes as far as to say that many of you will cringe when you hear that He wants you to call out to Him in this manner. He says it’s already humbling enough for you to be in the bed of love with another, but if you will do what He says, He promises to rip down the walls, cast them away as rubble‚ and He will free you with the spirit of David. But it costs. It costs your pride. But isn’t that what you should always be trying to get rid of anyway?

113. Pride is a great enemy of love, and the Lord sounds quite concerned about your pride and haughtiness and System attitudes. They have stumbled many of your brethren and your younger brothers and sisters, and you must go on an active campaign to get rid of these things that hinder you from loving Jesus and loving others. He says, “In humility is great love. … In humility are the rewards of My Love.” He says the love of the flesh is only a small part of life; but the love of the Spirit is so much more. He says, “You must be humbled with this love.” So when you have a chance to choose between the humble and the proud thing, please desperately pray for the Lord’s grace to choose the humble thing!

114. As you take one step for Him, He will take two for you. And‚ as you continue to try to break these habits, which are very difficult to overcome‚ He will give you the strength and victories that you need, and little by little it will become easier, until it will bring you great happiness and freedom! Just don’t give up, though, because it will be hard!—But anything that is worthwhile always takes some effort!

115. If you obey, if you humble yourselves, He will reward you with His power and Love. Then He makes quite a statement, which should help you to see why He is asking you to be so close to Him. He says, “I will greatly empower you, for you and the younger ones (the senior teens) are they which I will empower with the embodiment and spirit of David that you may reach the world with My Love and with My Message. You shall do great exploits, and you shall be great witnesses unto Me!” He’s saying that you, our younger generation, are going to do the job. You are going to have His power and you will do exploits‚ reaching the world! But to do this you must learn to be empowered by His Spirit through His Words and His Love. This is true for all‚ young and old! So love Him, won’t you, so that He can use you to the full?

Love Him Together and Be Renewed and Empowered!

116. Next He talks to the older generation of the Family. He says we have to humble ourselves as well, but that it will be a bit easier for us, since through the years we have gone through a lot of humbling and sacrifice. It’s wonderful how He’s saying that you are humble, not proud and haughty nor fearfully trying to keep up appearances. Now you can see more the reason for all those difficult things you’ve been through over the years. Now you can be more thankful for them, and you can see better some of the good that has come out of these great humblings.

117. He promises you that if you love Him together it will renew you and your love for Jesus. Also that it will empower you with love and might, so that you will be able to love and care for your children and for the teens. It will also help you in your witness to both the older people and the youth. Of course this is added to all the other many blessings He promised in the last prophecy about renewing your marriage, etc.

Be Jesus for Others in All You Do!

118. The Lord then so lovingly and wisely tells us that we are to treat each other as if we are talking to, touching, loving, kissing, feeding‚ encouraging‚ strengthening and interacting with Him.—Because you are, since He dwells in each of us. That which we do to one another, we do to Him. So we’re not only supposed to be Jesus for each other when we are in the bed of love together, but in our everyday interactions with each other.

119. So the next time you come across a brother or sister who needs help, help them, be the Lord’s Love for them. The next time a single mom needs assistance with the children, help her, be Jesus’ Love for her. The next time someone in your Home is down and discouraged and needs companionship and prayer, help them, be God’s Love for them. The next time you have a love-up with your mate, your lover‚ or another Family member, love them, “be Jesus” for them. And in doing so you are doing it to Him, your Husband‚ your King, your Savior‚ the Lover of your soul—Jesus.

120. Even if it’s a little awkward or rough loving Jesus during your lovemaking, just tell Jesus that you love Him and you want Him, and thank your partner for being Jesus’ Love for you. If you have a hard time getting free and uninhibited in your lovemaking, at least don’t let it stop you from freely applying what He has said in this prophecy to all the other areas of your life. You can be Jesus to others in all you do. Just love your brothers and sisters, every day in every way.

121. I am so proud of you for your willingness to receive all the Lord has said throughout this series of GNs. It has been some very “strong meat,” yet you have taken it by faith. There are a few more prophecies that I want to share which I believe will encourage you and will help you understand more about this precious gift of love the Lord has given to us, His Bride.

Strong Meat Belongs to Them that Are of Full Age!

122. The Lord has given many spiritual gifts to Christians throughout the ages, gifts of healing, miracles, prophecy, tongues‚ etc. Many of the charismatic or Spirit-filled churches that I’ve heard about recently have various manifestations of the Spirit. Besides speaking in tongues, some are “slain in the Spirit,” others have “holy laughter” and other such manifestations. In the following prophecy the Lord explains a bit about these particular manifestations and the special gift He is giving us.

123. (Prophecy:) For verily I give unto My children the gifts that they need, that they deserve and that they want, those gifts that help them to grow in their spiritual lives. I give them gifts that they can receive‚ and I base these gifts on their maturity in Spirit and what I know they will do with them. For unto some I give this holy laughter, and unto others other manifestations of the Spirit, being slain in the Spirit, running and jumping and leaping for joy, tongues and other gifts.

124. But unto you I am giving the greatest gift of all, the gift of love‚ the gift of love that you can love Me as a lover, as I desire to be loved. For you will not use this gift as a vain show and only for fun and only for the edification of yourselves, but you will use this gift to bear Me children. As a wife receives the gift of orgasms in lovemaking, but also produces fruit from their lovemaking, so shall you from My lovemaking with you.

125. And they (the churches) who receive these gifts from Me, they use them, and it edifies their spirit and helps them to feel a touch of the Heavenlies, of things that they can see and feel and touch in the Spirit so that they can have a measure of understanding of the things Above.—Even as I am giving unto you this special gift of love that you too can feel and hear and see things from Above.

126. But the things that I am showing you are the deep things from Above, and these are the gifts that will bring you into a deeper relationship with Me, into a deeper love with Me, and into a deeper understanding of My Truth. For‚ yea, these are the deep things of God.

127. They are all manifestations of My Spirit‚ for I give unto all My children those good gifts—gifts that edify them, gifts that make them feel love, gifts that are a tangible proof of My existence, My Love for My children. Yea, these are as children and they play with the toys that I give them and the manifestations of My Love that I pour upon them, and they joy in them and it makes them feel loved by Me.

128. But because your David sought the deeper things and was willing to pour forth by faith the truths that I gave him, and you were willing to put these things into action—the love of God, the FFing, the witnessing, the living together‚ the loving together, the sacrificial spirit—you have proven to Me over the years your love and your desire for the deeper things. So now I give unto you a new and deeper love for Me.

129. For they are as little children who learn to kiss a little and to pet a little, and they find enjoyment and pleasure in these little manifestations of love. But with you I deep kiss. With you I send My tongue into your mouth. With you I hold and I kiss and I caress your breasts and I suck on them. And with you I have deep lovemaking and deep penetration. As I love you, as I fuck you, as I bring forth orgasms of My Spirit, we are united as one, as the husband and the wife are united, even as the husband thrusts his penis slowly deep, deep into your caverns and you two are made one. So these are the gifts, these are the loves that I have given unto you.

130. Rejoice and be exceeding glad in the gifts that I have given unto you, in this, My precious gift of love! For it is more than just My kisses, it is more than just My caresses, it is more than just these small gifts that I have given unto others. For you are My Bride, you are My lovers. I do love these others with a sincere and deep love, but they do not know how to return that sincere and deep love unto Me. They do love Me and they are happy in their loving unto Me, and I am happy with their loving, for this is all they know and this is all they can understand.

131. But you understand Me better because of the Words of David and the depth of his Words and the width of his Words and the breadth of his Words. For I have revealed unto My David secrets that I have revealed unto no one else. And they are there, there in My Words, and I will continue to open them up unto you that you can know the deeper things of God. For you have let Me into the deepness of your caverns and I will fill you there with My golden seeds of love. (End of prophecy.)

132. (Mama:) Can you imagine? The Lord says that He is giving us the greatest gift of all‚ the gift of loving Him as a lover, as He desires to be loved. And do you see why He’s giving it to us?—Because Dad sought the deeper things of God and was willing to pour forth the truths that the Lord gave him‚ and because all of us, the Family, were willing to put them in to action. Praise the Lord! The wonderful fruits of obedience, faithfulness and yieldedness!

133. The Lord says He has a very deep love for those in the churches as well, and that they do sincerely love Him, so He gives them spiritual manifestations, thus allowing them to be touched with things from Above. That’s so precious, isn’t it? He says that these gifts edify them, give them a tangible proof of the Lord’s existence and make them feel loved. He likens these things to affectionate kissing and petting. He would like to do more and He would give it to them, but they can’t accept it.

134. By contrast, He likens the special gift He’s given us to deep kissing, heavy petting, deep lovemaking and having orgasms. While one is very sweet and very loving, the other is much more passionate, more fulfilling and results in more fruit. Now that we know what He wants, I pray that we each will give it to Him.

135. One of the major things the Lord brought out was that we understand Him better because of the Words of David. The churches may have more money, more members‚ more acceptance, and may offer an “easier” religion‚ but we have a better understanding of God, of Jesus and of His will, due to Dad and all he has poured into us. Isn’t that wonderful? Doesn’t that make you thankful to be part of the Family? And isn’t any sacrifice that you have to make for this special privilege worth it?

136. In some of the prophecies in this series the Lord indicated that the churches would scoff at us and say that we aren’t wives but prostitutes, but the Lord said we would be queens unto Him. I’m sure that as news of this gift the Lord has given us gets out, we will be mocked and thought of as crazy, nasty, sinful, sacrilegious, blasphemous, etc. But remember, Jesus Himself was called similar things. He was willing to be made of no reputation, to be humble (Phil.2:7-8).

137. I’m sure that when the Lord told Isaiah to walk around naked or Ezekiel to eat dung sandwiches or Hosea to marry a whore, they all had a few battles about it. We know that Ezekiel did because the Lord first told him to use human dung, but Ezekiel couldn’t handle it, so the Lord let him use cow dung instead. (Eze.4:9-15). But in spite of their battles, they obeyed anyway and they fulfilled God’s will. I don’t suppose that now, in Heaven, they feel too bad about having obeyed and pleased God. I’m sure the Lord greatly honored and rewarded them.

138. If people mock you, tell them you’re thankful that you don’t have to walk on hot coals or lie on beds of nails, or be celibate, or live in a cloister and not talk to anyone for the rest of your lives. You don’t have to shave your head or wear funny clothes. You don’t have to refrain from drinking, dancing or sex. You don’t have to sit in front of a picture of Dad or me and chant the same thing over and over again for hours‚ or drink the urine or bath water of your leadership, or any of the other torturous, odd or even repulsive things that many other religions have to do! Actually, most religions have something within them that seems a bit odd to others who are not of that faith‚ so for us to participate in spiritual sex with Jesus isn’t really so odd after all!

139. Though it sounds like the churches will ridicule us, in the next prophecy the Lord says that some individual Christians will believe it and will benefit from it. The Lord indicates that no other group will receive this gift, but some individuals will. The Lord also adds more reasons why He’s giving this precious gift of love.

140. This prophecy was received as Peter and I were loving up together and praying and speaking in tongues. The first part was a little song that came in tongues, verse by verse‚ followed by the words in English.

Dropping the Veil!

141. (Prophecy:) Oh, for the precious love, precious love, precious love,

Oh, for the precious love,
for our dear Lord!
Oh, for the precious love,
precious love, precious love,
Oh‚ for the precious love of our dear Lord!
So sing our song of love, song of love,
song of love,
So we’ll sing our song of love‚
for our dear Lord!
So we’ll sing our song of praise,
song of praise, song of praise.
So we’ll sing our song of praise,
to our dear Lord!
So we’ll sing our song of love,
song of love, song of love.
So we’ll sing our song of love,
to our dear Lord!

142. And so sing the songs of praise and songs of love and songs of rejoicing that you sing in your heart as you love Me! It is a joy unto My ears to hear your song, to hear your singing‚ to feel your love and your desire for Me. And so is My love great for you, My children.

143. And does not this bring great joy unto you? Lo, I say unto you it will bring great joy unto My children and they shall rejoice greatly in that they can learn to love Me and to be with Me and to sing unto Me and to praise Me and love Me. For so shall they rejoice!

144. I will give them grace and power and understanding. For they do seek to be closer to Me, to draw nigh unto Me that I may draw nigh unto them. And they have found it not, for I have concealed this from them. But now I reveal it unto them that they may find new power and new love and new strength for the task that is at hand. For as the Evil One strengthens his forces‚ so do I strengthen Mine!

145. But who will listen? Who will receive this new power? Yea, I say unto you, only the children of David! For there are none other that are open and ready and willing to receive these seeds of life and this Truth! So I reveal it unto you, for I shall give you great strength and great power.

146. As you preach this message and share this news‚ some others will listen and understand and will know and will learn and will grow and be strengthened because of it. But they are few‚ few in number.

147. As the darkness comes, I will empower them too, but not with the great power that I will give unto the children of David for their obedience, but mostly for their love unto Me that they will show, and yea, they have shown. For the children of David have proven themselves faithful and loyal unto Me and willing to sacrifice and to die daily for Me, that I can pour forth upon them in great abundance this great measure of power and love that I have for them, that they may use it greatly in the times to come.

148. So rejoice! Rejoice, I say, rejoice in this wonderful gift that I give unto you! A wonderful gift! A gift that I have given unto you!

149. I am revealing this unto you alone and I am pulling back the veil of My Word on that which was written by My servant David, to give you a greater understanding and a fuller knowledge of what I meant. For the time was not then, but the time is now, for we enter into the dark days, the days coming when there shall be gross darkness upon the people and upon the Earth. But you shall be a gleaming light, a light of love!—A light of strength and power and of My Words. As the darkness grows, the light shall shine brighter, yea, brighter I say!

150. There will be those who will listen unto you that are not of you‚ and they will have faith and it will draw them closer unto Me. But because of the great obedience of the children of David, and their great love for Me, and their great sacrifice, and their years, yea, years of faithfulness‚ so will I pour forth upon them in greater measure!—Greater than I have ever poured forth upon this Earth and upon My children in any times past. For now is the time that the power is needed and the strength is needed and the light is needed.

151. And as My children learn to love Me‚ to draw upon My strength, to put Me first, to call unto Me and to desire Me, so shall I pour forth unto them in great abundance all that they need, for I shall care for them as a king cares for his bride, his queen. I will pour forth great love and great anointing and great provision and great protection, for you shall need all of these things. And you shall know that you are the delight of your King and your Savior and your Lover and your Strength. And for this delight that you bestow upon Me‚ so shall I delight to give you all the desires of your heart, all the power that you need and all the strength that you seek.

152. I will bestow much, much love upon you for your humility, for your willingness and your yieldedness‚ for your faith and for your love, for I know that you truly love Me, and I am well pleased in you.

153. So sing a song! Sing a song of love unto Me! Sing a song of rejoicing! Sing a song of praise! And I will sing a song for you, a song of the showers of My blessing. (End of prophecy.)

154. (Mama:) The Lord once again brings out His pleasure in our singing and praising and loving Him. He then tells us He will give us grace, power and understanding as we draw closer to Him. We will receive new love and strength for the task at hand. It’s so obvious when you look around at the confusion of this world that the Enemy is strengthening his forces, so it’s wonderful to know the Lord is strengthening His‚ isn’t it?

155. The Lord then asks who will listen and who will receive this power. Apparently only we, as a group, will receive, believe and put into practice this special love for Him. Because of it we will receive the blessings of His great strength and power. However, eventually the public will probably hear about this through various sources, and some others, though few, will also apparently receive and believe it, and He will empower them as well‚ but not as much as us.

156. The reason the Lord says we will receive the full blessings and power is because of our obedience, our great love for the Lord, our great sacrifices and our years of faithfulness. So if you’ve ever wondered if it’s been worth it for you to “shtick,” to be faithful and yielded‚ there’s your answer! It’s because of your faithfulness, obedience and yieldedness, your sacrifice and love, that the Lord can bless you to the full. As we enter into the dark days, He will bestow upon us all that we need to carry on and do His will.

157. As we love Him, He says He will care for us as the King caring for His Bride, His queen, because we will be His delight. Wow! I just can’t get over how much the Lord wants to be loved by us. I guess if you desperately wanted love and you finally found someone to love you deeply, the way you wanted to be loved, you would love and cherish them, care for them‚ provide for them and do all you could for them because of their love for you. That’s just what the Lord has been saying about Himself, that He very much wants our loving and that He will bless us abundantly for giving it to Him. I hope you will.

As the Shepherdess Seeks‚ the Lord Gives the Answers!

158. Receiving and explaining this series of prophecies, which all together make up the revelation the Lord has given us, has been a monumental job. It has required a great deal of prayer and faith. I wanted to make sure I was getting it right and understanding all the Lord was saying, so I’d come before Him desperately seeking His wisdom. I often had questions that needed answers, and when I did, He was faithful to answer them. Initially I thought He might get fed up with me asking Him so many things, but He never did.

159. This next prophecy was a real blessing to me, especially as He encouraged me with, “She is My true shepherdess and she leads My sheep in a clear path, in a safe path. Therefore fear not, for I will not lead this one astray.” Thank you, dear ones, for your willingness to follow. I love you dearly.

160. (Prophecy:) Behold this My faithful shepherdess, My queen‚ My faithful keeper of the Words!—This My flame, My prophetess, My great and precious lover‚ My wild and passionate bride! Behold how she seeks after righteousness. Behold how she has been faithful and continues to be faithful in that which is least. As she seeks and as she questions and asks‚ it is My great joy and pleasure to give her the answers‚ to fill every need, to satisfy every longing, that she might have peace, that she might have blessed assurance that she leads her children aright.

161. For she is My faithful shepherdess. She overlooks not one detail, and in her great love and her great desire to feed the sheep, she seeks Me at every turn and at every move. This brings Me great joy! For I have promised that she has but to open her mouth and I will fill it; and I will pour forth to this one My Words of Love and My kisses of Love and My caresses of Love, to fill her heart’s desire, to give her peace of mind. Then she can say with complete assurance‚ “This is the way, walk ye in it.” For she is My good shepherdess, faithful and wise.

162. She is My true shepherdess and she leads My sheep in a clear path, in a safe path. Therefore, fear not, for I will not lead this one astray and I will not cause her to stumble. For she seeks Me diligently with her whole heart and does not lean to her own understanding and does not make assumptions, but in humility and desperation she calls out to Me. This is a great thing in My eyes, and because of this, I can bestow upon her these precious truths. I can shine a light upon her that the world has never seen before, because of this faithfulness and this desperation, and because I know that she will faithfully pass these Words on to My children.

163. What love I bestow upon this, My queen, for her faithfulness, for her love, for her diligence. What a shepherdess! What a lover! What a wife! What an ardent love relationship we have! How precious she is! How I long to take her into My arms! How I treasure the wonderful, passionate love times that we have together! Oh‚ how she loves Me and desires Me!

164. This is how I would that all My children would love and desire Me. I would that they too would read My Words and with eagerness would jump to obey, would be happy to obey, would have the same desire and desperation to obey, to please Me, to make Me happy, to fill My need, to show their love, to humble themselves‚ to reach out to Me, to receive all that I have to give! For, behold, it is a step of faith, yes, but the gift of love that I have to give is so great by comparison! (End of prophecy.)

The Volcano of My Love!

165. This last prophecy points out how just because I had yielded to Him and loved Him the way He wanted to be loved, it would bring about such a blessing for the whole Family. This prophecy was received after one of the first times Peter and I loved up the Lord together‚ and though the first part is speaking to me specifically, it applies to all.

166. (Prophecy:) Do you understand better now? Have you not now felt My Love and the ecstasies of My Love and the power of My Love and the intimacy of My Love? Yet this is only a touch of the Love that I have in store for you, if you will follow Me faithfully day by day, one step at a time, holding My hand and going where I guide and where I lead and where I direct you. For you should have no thoughts but Mine, no desires but Mine, and you should seek only to go where I would lead and not in your own way in anything.

167. For if you will follow Me hand in hand‚ footstep by footstep, I will lead you to new heights and new places. I will lead you to new horizons that you have not even dreamed of. For there is so much that I have yet to pour forth unto you and to My children! I will use you as My vessel to pour it forth unto these that seek and hunger, that love Me and want to go where I lead.

168. For you are the shepherdess, you are the one that I have chosen, and I have poured forth unto you My Love in great measure, in greater measure than I have poured before. For these are the End times, and these must know that you love them‚ so that they will follow you wherever you go. The place that you go will be the place where I lead you, for you will follow Me closely, because you love Me dearly. I will pour forth My Love upon you in great abundance, yea, great abundance! You will be satisfied and happy‚ for I will fill you to overflowing.

169. You shall rejoice in Me, your Lover! You shall rejoice and rejoice in Me, your Husband! You shall rejoice, for the angels of Heaven will be at your beck and call, and they shall come and do the things that I have said unto them that they should do. A host of Heaven encamps about you and rejoices with you, that you have learned this touch of Heaven, that you have learned to love Me in this way. For this has been a mystery‚ for so few love Me in this way.

170. But through you, and through your love, and through your words, and through your honesty and openness, many shall love Me in this way. Yea, many, I say many, will love Me in a new way and a greater way and a more fulfilling way. They shall be filled and they, too, shall know the ecstasies of My Love, and the power of My Spirit‚ and the power that I will pour forth into them through My seeds of Love.

171. They shall shine brightly with My Love and many shall see them, and they shall be beacons in all the land, beacons of My Love in the time of darkness when the world is so dark. Yet My beacons shall be a shining bright light that many shall see. Many shall come unto them, and they shall be enlightened and they shall be filled with the warmth of the light. And they shall put forth their candles unto the light and they too shall be lightened, and they shall go forth with their light.

172. And though their light may not be as strong as the beacons of light, yet it shall lighten the hearts of many, and many shall rejoice! But My beacons shall be deep wells of love‚ and deep wells of light, and deep wells of encouragement, for they shall be filled with Me because they have loved Me and they have lain in the bed of love and they have been empowered by My seeds.

173. This world shall see a new thing. They shall see the Christians that I have made, the Christians that have the Love of God, the true Love of God, that share My Love and that give My Love unto one another. And by this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another, and if you have love for Me. For how can you love one another unless you love Me above all? For it is My Love that I will pour forth unto you for one another. It is My Love that will enable you to caress one another. It is My Love that will cause you to have great communication with one another. For it is Me.

174. It is My Love that will do this thing in this new day, and people shall see it and shall rejoice! They shall see that you are unlearned and ignorant men, but they will know that you love Me. For you shall glow! Your eyes shall be enlightened. Your hands shall hold the Elixir of My Love to heal their broken hearts.

175. And all of this shall spring forth from this one who loves Me. For this is a great thing and a great mystery that I show unto her, how I want My people to love Me. All because she said yes, and all because she laid down in the bed of love and said, “Come, come unto me‚ my Love! Come unto me, for I want You! I need You and I love You!”

176. From this seemingly small thing‚ in love for Me, I shall bring forth love in tremendous proportion which shall burst forth abundantly upon the face of the Earth! As a volcano that is just an ugly mountain until it explodes from the heart of the Earth, so shall My Love explode from this one, from these words of Love, these caresses of Love, this lovemaking that she has done with Me. So shall the volcano of My Love explode into all the world! So shall the heat of the volcano and the globs of heat that shall fall everywhere enlighten the land. My children shall rejoice in a new day and rejoice in the love that I have given unto them through My sweet queen, through her love for Me and through My love for her. (End of prophecy.)

177. (Mama:) These are great, great promises that our natural minds cannot even comprehend right now. It boggles my mind to think that things of such great proportion could come out of this little step of obedience, this act of trying to love Jesus in this closer way. I don’t understand how doing this thing that He told me to do could have such worldwide repercussions, like a volcano of love pouring out everywhere‚ but because He said it‚ I believe it.

178. In this last prophecy we are able to see more vividly than ever the ultimate purpose for this whole Loving Jesus revelation. If you have been reading through this series thinking that all of this love-up with Jesus was nice for some people, but you felt just fine, and you didn’t need any more “blessings,” and that you were just doing great without them, well, now you know! The blessings are not just for you alone! While they are very much for you personally, their effects go far beyond you!

179. The personal benefits are very great: To make you happy and to make you feel loved and to draw you closer to Jesus and to give you strength and anointing and power and to prepare you for the days ahead! But don’t you see that by giving you all these blessings, He is making you into His beacon of light that will shine on many others to enlighten their darkness and to help them to find the Truth? He is not only making you happy, but He is making others happy at the same time!

180. Everything the Lord does for us—all the love He showers upon us, all the happiness He gives us, all the blessings He bestows upon us‚ and all the supply He provides—these things are not only a sign of His Love for us, to make us happy, but are for the purpose of our sharing that love and happiness with others, especially the lost and dying world, His hungry, needy, starving sheep!

181. The Lord is very efficient in what He does, and He gets everything possible out of a situation. True, He wants us to be happy, and He wants to shower us with many gifts! He loves us so much, that even if there weren’t any lost souls in the world to reach, He would still be total Love to us and heap the richest of blessings upon us. But because there are lost souls and because He wants us to reach them so they can know His Love‚ as we have known His Love, He can use the fact that we are happy and satisfied “customers” to be a powerful testimony of His light and Love.

182. Maybe if you are still having battles over this whole thing, it will make it easier for you to know that in learning to love Jesus this way and in letting Him love you more deeply and more intimately, you will be a much more powerful and more effective witness. That doesn’t mean you should go out and tell everybody you witness to that they too can love Jesus like this!—I don’t think it would go over very well! Ha! This is your private, intimate relationship with Jesus that doesn’t need to be noised abroad. However, from what the Lord says, He is going to empower you and anoint you through this new relationship with Him, to shine more brightly than ever with His Love and to have a greater impact and influence on the needy world than ever before!

183. Someone once told me, “Even though accepting FFing and having my wife practice it was extremely difficult‚ I was able to take it because I knew that it was something that was winning souls!” Well, now you know that you can say the same about this!: The Lord has promised that this new, more intimate relationship with Him will result in many souls, because of the love they will see in you! In addition, you will reap many personal benefits from it, and be showered with great blessings, as a result. What a way to go!

184. So if you have been wondering why there’s all this big fuss and what’s the whole purpose for this‚ when you would just as soon have kept things the way they were, now you know! The ultimate and probably the greatest reason for your lying in the bed of love with Jesus and being filled with His Love and being empowered by His seeds is so you can have love to pour forth upon each other and upon the world. He says, “How can you love one another unless you love Me above all?” So your getting filled up with Jesus’ Love will result in it overflowing on others so that they can receive Him into their heart to live and love with Him eternally.

185. What better reason could there be?—And how could there be anything more important to sacrifice for? What a thrilling, exciting, wonderful way to get the job done! It’s like He is giving us priceless treasures and the richest rewards, knowing that it will naturally make us want to reach His lost sheep with the Gospel in a greater way than ever before!

186. It’s like what you do with your children!: You want to make them happy‚ so you do all you can for them‚ because you love them! But at the same time, you know that if they feel happy and secure and fulfilled, these attitudes will be conveyed to others and will rub off on them too. They will be better able to interact lovingly with others. They will spend less time thinking about themselves, and more time trying to do what is good for others. They will have fewer problems. It’s not that your main purpose in making them happy and showing them love is to help make others happy, but this is one of the results. It is a natural outgrowth, and one which is extremely important!

187. So as we get filled to overflowing with Jesus’ Love, and as we become His beacons of love and light throughout the whole world, Jesus will be happy, we will be happy, and together—we and He—will make His sad sheep happy! Our sample of happiness, satisfaction and fulfillment will be a testimony that they can’t ignore!—And they will know that we have been with Jesus! All of these rewards, all of these great blessings, all of His Love will spread throughout the world, because His brides are saying “yes” to Him in humility and love!

Please be sure to read part 7 of this series, “Question and Answers on the Loving Jesus Series” (GN 665), which addresses many of the most frequently asked questions. Some questions in that GN serve as a summary of the main points of this revelation‚ and others provide important new information that is not included in parts 3 through 6. So please take time to read part 7 of the “Loving Jesus” series carefully and thoroughly. Thanks!

Copyright (c) 1998 by The Family

Loving Jesus–Part 7

Karen Zerby

—Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Loving Jesus!—By MariaDO 303312/95For Voting Members Only

Maria #314

1. (Introduction:) Because this Loving Jesus series is long and a bit complex, I felt it would be helpful to present to you some of the most frequently asked questions, with simplified or summarized answers. I pray this will make it easier for you to understand this revelation and put it into practice.

2. During the time that this series was being finalized, it was read by many members of WS and by the CROs. These dear ones shared their honest reactions, which were very helpful. Along with sharing how this revelation affected them personally, they also brought up various questions which needed to be answered. After hearing their questions, and compiling some questions which others might ask, I was able to make some additions and clarifications in Parts 3 through 6 of this series, which helped to make the presentation clearer.

3. However, at the time that some of the questions were brought up, the Lord had not yet shown us the answers, so Peter and I, as well as prayer teams from our Home and another WS unit‚ came before the Lord at various times to hear from Him in prophecy. Peter and I, and the WS prophets, prayed desperately and asked the Lord for additional information and confirmations and answers to the questions that had come up; and each time we’d come to Him in prayer, the Lord would explain more and more and fill in important details.

4. Rather than my trying to incorporate the answers to every single question that came up in Parts 3 through 6 of this series‚ which would have made them even longer, I opted to address some of the new points in this “Question and Answer” GN. So along with questions and answers that review and summarize some of the main points of Parts 3 through 6, in this GN you will also find questions and answers that provide new or additional information and excerpts from new prophecies that you have not heard before and that you would not want to miss. So please take time to read this GN thoroughly and prayerfully! Thanks!

General Explanation About the Loving Jesus Revelation

5. Question 1: What is the purpose of this Loving Jesus revelation?

6. Answer: Some of the main reasons for coming to the Lord in this new, intimate way are:

  1. To love Jesus more. To draw nigh to Him so He can draw nigh to you.
  2. To make Jesus happy, and to supply His need for love, as He says He needs us and desires us as His Bride, His lover. He wishes to be loved in a new, more intimate way. He desires a new relationship with us. He wants us to be in love with Him, like He is with us.
  3. Because He has asked it of us.
  4. To receive the blessings He has promised us if we step out by faith and love Him in this new way.
  5. To be better prepared for the future, for the great battles and struggles in the dark days to come, by having a closer relationship with Jesus.
  6. To bear more fruit by being filled to overflowing with His Love, which will result in our loving our Family more, feeding our sheep and contacts more‚ following up more, winning more souls, and witnessing more to the needy world.
  7. To be much more powerful and more effective witnesses.
  8. To become Jesus’ beacons of love and light for the whole world!

(See Part 3‚ paragraphs 34-49, 134-142‚ 192-195; Part 4, paragraphs 31, 95-98‚ 103-120; Part 5‚ paragraphs 81, 89, 98, 152, 163, 190; Part 6, paragraphs 65-72‚ 171-176, 184-187.)

7. Question 2: If I don’t believe or want to practice this Loving Jesus revelation, will I lose my place in the DO Family?

8. Answer: No. This is not a fundamental Family belief, so you are not required to believe, practice or teach it in order to retain your DO membership. If you find this too difficult to implement in your spiritual walk with the Lord, you will not be looked down upon or considered a second-class citizen. This is a personal matter that you can freely choose to act upon according to your own faith.

9. I want to mention, however‚ that the Lord has promised wonderful benefits and blessings in the lives of those who choose to believe and practice this new intimate way of loving Him. Please seriously consider the promises from the Lord when you’re praying about this revelation and deciding how you will personally react to it. The Lord has asked you to love Him in a new way and He has made clear what the blessings will be if you will do so, and it stands to reason that conversely, if you choose not to love Him in this new way, then you will forfeit some of these promised blessings. This is the choice that is before you.

10. We will not require this of you by declaring it a fundamental Family belief, but we pray that you will do your best to believe, receive and practice this‚ at least as far as saying the love words to Jesus, so you will benefit from the wonderful rewards the Lord has promised. Peter and I know these promises are true because we have seen them fulfilled in our lives and in the lives of others, to varying degrees. We wholeheartedly believe this Loving Jesus revelation is of the Lord‚ and we believe you need this and that it will greatly enrich your personal relationship with the Lord; but we leave the decision with you as to whether you will personally choose to believe and act upon it.

11. If you personally decide not to practice this revelation, that is up to you. However, we ask that you please not discourage others from loving the Lord in this way. Please refrain from such things as negative comments, ridicule, voicing your doubts, etc. For you to do so repeatedly would be contravening the Charter. (See page 120 of the Charter, Offences Warranting Excommunication, point H.)

(See Part 3, paragraphs 8-13; Part 4‚ paragraphs 65‚ 96.)

12. Question 3: How do I know it’s really worth all the humbling and having to get used to loving the Lord in this new way? You say there are lots of promises attached to the Lord’s requests, but what exactly are they?

13. Answer: I have gone through Parts 3 through 6 and compiled a list of the wonderful promises from the Lord. I thought it was worth including these to help you better understand what the Lord says will be the fruit of practicing this new revelation. Reading this list is a reminder of what a special privilege it is that the Lord has revealed His secrets unto us.

© We’ll be a strong Family, and you’ll be strong‚ valiant soldiers, well prepared for that which is ahead. Being in love with Jesus will help you through the dark, difficult days to come.

© You’ll enter the Promised Land of the Spirit, where great blessings, great anointing, and great open doors await you.

© You’ll be used in new and greater ways and accomplish more with effortless ease, because the Lord will answer your prayers, needs and desires in an even greater way.

© You’ll receive new strength‚ new power, new anointing, and the gift of humility.

© You’ll be pulled out of discouragement and disheartenment to do a better job for Jesus, and be happier and more fulfilled.

© You’ll understand this new love‚ and you’ll revel in His ecstasies and be renewed.

© You’ll be humbled, empowered, refreshed, happy, relieved, and you’ll fight again with new vigor.

© You’ll love the Lord as never before and have a closer relationship with Him.

© You’ll understand the Lord and His Words better, and be led to a new realm of His Spirit.

© You’ll have physical blessings as well—great supply and abundance, great provision, great protection.

© You’ll be filled to overflowing with His Love‚ and that Love will flow out to fill the cups of each other and the needs of your friends, sheep and contacts. You’ll pour forth the Message to a needy world.

© This gift of love will make your yokes easier, your burdens lighter, and will fill your hearts with joy.

© Your lives will change as you grow in Spirit and get more connected to Jesus.

© As you follow the Lord step by step, He will lead you to new heights and new places, new horizons that you have not even dreamed of.

© You will become beacons that will shine brightly with the Lord’s Love and light throughout the whole world. Many will see and come to you. (More witnessing!) They too will be enlightened and will become fruitful witnesses.

© You will become a sample to the world of Christians who have the Love of God‚ and who give that Love to one another.

© You will have great communication with one another.

© You will glow, and you will have in your hands the elixir of God’s Love to heal broken hearts.

© The volcano of God’s Love will explode into all the world, and enlighten the land!

© You will be filled with His Love and empowered by His seeds, so you will have more love to pour upon each other and the world.

14. Wow, that’s a pretty impressive list of blessings and benefits! And this is not to mention all the wonderful fruit that He promised in our relations with one another. Some of the benefits along that line include: Your marriages would be renewed; new relationships would be more founded on Him and therefore stronger and more fruitful; you’ll receive a whole new outlook on the Law of Love and sharing; it will enhance your lovemaking; it will break down the walls between you and bring a “great binding together” with each other and the Lord. Thank You Jesus!

15. If you’ve been battling and greatly needing blessings such as those listed above, then this is the answer to your prayers! What the Lord asks of us is so little when compared to all the rewards He has promised us!

(See Part 3, paragraphs 8-13, 95-103, 114, 121, 126, 130; Part 4, paragraphs 31, 91, 102; Part 5, paragraphs 5-7‚ 9, 88-92, 110, 137, 139; Part 6, paragraphs 65-67, 126, 151, 171-176, 178.)

16. Question 4: Wasn’t our previous relationship with Jesus intimate enough? Couldn’t we have just read Loving Jesus Parts 1 and 2 and left it at that?

17. Answer: This is a question you’ll have to ask yourselves. I know for myself personally, and Peter feels the same, the answer is no, our previous relationship with the Lord was not intimate enough. He wanted more from us and He wanted to give more to us; and now we’re very happy with the renewed‚ deeper, more intimate relationship we’ve gained with the Lord by loving Him this way. We may have thought we were doing pretty good and getting by all right in our relationship with the Lord‚ but He says it is not going to be enough for the future, and we need more!—We need a more intimate relationship with Him and to see Him as the Lover that He is!

18. Loving Jesus Parts 1 and 2 were very important and they laid the foundation for the subsequent parts of the series, but if we had stopped after Parts 1 and 2 and had not published Parts 3 through 6‚ then you would have missed most of the revelation, and a great deal of the information from the Lord. In order to find out how to love Jesus more intimately, you had to have the information the Lord gave in the rest of the Loving Jesus series.

19. Question 5: If this Loving Jesus revelation is so important and such a special blessing from the Lord, why didn’t Dad tell us the details about it when he was with us?

20. Answer: Dad explained that he did not tell us about this revelation because the Lord didn’t reveal it to him. He could only give us what the Lord gave him. But Dad did give us the concept, the idea of the love relationship between Jesus and His sexy Bride, and now I’m giving you the details. The Lord is building my ministry upon Dad’s ministry. We learned about the theory, the concepts and the spiritual principles from Dad, but now the Lord is expanding or amplifying those concepts, and we’re learning more about the practical application. Dad said that we didn’t need to know the details of this revelation when he was with us‚ but we need to know them now.

21. Also, as you read the many specific graphic quotes from Dad’s Letters in Part 5 about loving Jesus intimately, you probably were amazed at how much of this truth Dad had already given us through the years, but we just hadn’t seen clearly then what it all meant. The Lord explained that that’s because He was keeping it a mystery!—Until now! Now He’s unfolding the Words of David to us and allowing the “scales” to fall from our eyes. He’s doing all this so that in this new day He can pour out His Love and anointing on us in a greater way than ever before!

(See Part 3, paragraphs 169-180; Part 5, paragraphs 4-12, 25-50.)

22. Question 6: Weren’t we Jesus’ Bride all along? The Bible talks about us being the Bride of Christ. In the Letters, Dad often referred to us as the Bride. Even some of the prophecies in these Loving Jesus GNs refer to us as the Bride. But then there are other prophecies that indicate that we are going to become Jesus’ Bride, that He’s looking for a wife and a bride, that we’ve had a long engagement‚ or that we’re virgins, but that now He wants to be married to us. Can you please explain this seeming contradiction?

23. Answer: When Peter and I prayed about this seeming conflict of terms and this varied use of the word “Bride,” the Lord said: “Are you a virgin? Or are you married? Or have we been married for years? Or are we just engaged? In the Spirit, in the Spirit, there is no tide nor time. You can be all of these things, for in the Spirit we are not bound by the mind of man.”

24. This means that in the Spirit we can be all these things: a virgin, His soon-to-be Bride, His new Bride, His long-time wife. There is no time in the Spirit‚ so apparently we can go back and forth between these different relationships with Him, and He can use any one of these terms interchangeably, depending on the point He wants to make in the particular message He’s giving to us. Dad said, “There is no past‚ no present, no future to the Lord! In the spirit world there is no time, it’s one great eternal now. In the Spirit, it’s like the past, present and future are all one” (Mop 123:21,40,88).

25. Question 7: We’re now supposed to be Jesus’ lover, His Bride, but does that mean He is no longer our Friend? Now when I sing the song, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” I wonder if it’s really lukewarm; whereas I used to like that song very much.

26. Answer: Jesus is still our wonderful‚ caring, ever-present Friend. Just as our earthly lovers can fill many different roles in our lives—that of mate, companion, lover and friend—so does Jesus. He is many things to us: King, Savior, Lover, Husband and best Friend. So of course you can still sing “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” and enjoy it as much as ever! I like that song very much and sing it often!

27. Question 8: I thought we were supposed to love Jesus for Himself and all He has done for us, not just for what we can get from Him, or what His seeds can do for us! When we’re having intimate sex with Jesus, are we really loving Him? When we ask to become one with Him, to receive His seeds, for Him to fill us and come into us, is this really what He wants? What about just loving Jesus for Himself? I thought there was more to real love than just wanting to get the seeds, to just have sex.

28. Answer: I had this same question, so we prayed, asking the Lord to help us understand better what He meant when He said, “My goal is to give you the seeds, and yours is to receive them.” As always, He was very happy to explain. The things that He said are very precious and very important, and a key to understanding this new revelation.

29. (Prophecy:) To love My seeds is to love Me. For all that I am is represented in My seeds. In giving you My seeds‚ I am giving you everything. I am giving you My life and My love and My power and My anointing and My strength; I am giving you joy and blessings. As a man feels that a woman receives him completely and wholly when she receives his seeds—as to a man his penis represents his very manhood, his very self—so it is with Me, so that when you receive My seeds, you receive Me! You receive all that I am! When you receive My seeds in lovemaking‚ you receive Me, you are loving Me!

30. Do not fear that in loving and desiring My seeds and My lovemaking that you are not loving Me for what I am, because My seeds are Me! They are everything I have to give you—My seeds of Love, My seeds of caresses and kisses‚ My seeds of Words, My seeds of fruitfulness, My seeds of childbearing, My seeds of contentment and fulfillment. All that I have to give, I can give through My seeds!

31. To love Me is to love My seeds. To desire Me is to desire My seeds. In receiving them‚ you are receiving Me! In loving them, you are loving Me! For My seeds and My penis do not just represent sex, they represent all that I am. They represent Me as your Husband, as your Lover, as your Savior‚ as your King, as your best Friend! So open your heart and receive Me, that we may become one again and again and again, and our love will be without end! (End of prophecy.)

32. The Lord made it clear why He said that His goal is to give us His seeds and our goal is to receive them. He and His seeds are one and the same. So if we love Him, we are loving His seeds. If we love His seeds, we are loving Him!

33. Question 9: When we’re loving Jesus in this intimate way, saying love words to Him when having prayer and praise time‚ or when masturbating, or when having sex with a partner, how will He give us His seed? What is His seed in this case? Does it mean He will give us His Word by way of prophecy while we’re loving Him in this way?

34. Answer: Sometimes the receiving of the Lord’s seeds will be manifest through the Words you receive from Him in your heart or in prophecy either during or after your time of loving Him intimately. The Lord sometimes speaks to Peter and me in prophecy after we make love to Him. The same may happen to you. Other times the Lord doesn’t speak right then, but Peter said that sometimes he has the distinct impression that the seeds he receives from the Lord during the time of loving Him come to fruition in prophecies that are given later.

35. But as is explained in the prophecy in the previous question, the Lord’s seeds are not only His Words. His seeds represent everything He has to give us—His life, love‚ power, anointing, strength‚ joy and blessings. He and His seeds are one and the same. When we love Jesus in this intimate way, we aren’t just loving His seeds or His Words, we’re loving Him. When we are receiving His seeds, we’re receiving Him—Jesus! He is the Word, He is the seeds! We can receive the Person, Jesus, and all that He has to offer us by receiving both the seeds of His Word as we read it and the seeds from His intimate lovemaking.

Men Loving Jesus Intimately

36. Question 10: Are we men in the Family now female in Spirit, and will we be female for eternity?

37. Answer: No‚ you men are not always women in the Spirit. You are only women in the Spirit during your times of intimate lovemaking with Jesus. In this one facet of your spiritual life, your intimate love relationship with the Lord, He wants you to be as a bride with her husband. In other words, He wants you to be a woman in Spirit, loving Him as your Husband. But in the other facets of your spiritual life, He will continue to see you as men—as strong, valiant‚ manly soldiers for Him, mighty men of David. So you don’t need to think that you are now going to be a woman in the Spirit all the time, or that you’ll be women when you get to Heaven. This is not a permanent spiritual transformation. This is just one of your many roles and one aspect of your spiritual life.

(See Part 3, paragraphs 88-103‚ 109-113, 181-183, 185.)

38. Question 11: How can men have this intimate, sexy relationship with Jesus and it not be a male-with-male homosexual relationship?

39. Answer: Because you men become female in Spirit during your times of intimate lovemaking with Jesus. In your lovemaking with Jesus you are not a man. You are making love to Him as His Bride, His spiritual wife. This has nothing to do with a male-to-male relationship. This is not a homosexual relationship. It is a spiritual female, you, making love to a male, Jesus. He is the Man‚ the Bridegroom, and you are the woman, His Bride, His wife.

(See Part 3, paragraphs 87-95, 109-122.)

40. Question 12: Does this new Loving Jesus revelation mean that man–with-man homosexual relationships or thoughts are now okay?

41. Answer: No. The Loving Jesus revelation does not change the Biblical laws, nor our present policy that forbids male-with-male homosexual relationships; and partaking of this intimate lovemaking with Jesus in no way condones homosexual thoughts. As I said previously, this has nothing to do with homosexuality. There is no male-with-male relationship. You must remember, and you must get firmly fixed in your mind and constantly remind yourself, that your intimate, loving relationship with Jesus is not a male-with–male relationship. There is only a woman (you) with her Husband (Jesus)!—Nothing else! The Lord is not asking you men to do anything that He has already told you not to do.

(See Part 3, paragraphs 115-122.)

42. Question 13: Why can’t men just make love to the Holy Spirit? Dad talked about this in earlier Letters, and it would be much easier for the men.

43. Answer: The Holy Spirit Herself is calling us all to be Jesus’ Bride. She loves Jesus so much that She wants Him to have many Brides. She tells us that Jesus is the picture, manifestation or embodiment of the Love of the Father and the Holy Spirit‚ and that by loving Him, we are loving Them. The Holy Spirit will still come to us and comfort us and strengthen us, but because Jesus gave His life for us, He purchased our Salvation, and we are His Bride. Being the Husband of the Bride (us) seems to be one of Jesus’ roles or portfolios in the Heavenly Teamwork, the Trinity.

44. The Holy Spirit gently chided us in prophecy‚ saying that if we can believe that Jesus atoned for our sins, and we can give our lives to serve Him, then why can’t we believe that God and the Holy Spirit have called us to love Him as His Bride and to manifest our intimate love for Him in this new, passionate, sexy way.

(See Part 3, paragraphs 152-159, 165-168.)

45. Question 14: As a man, when I say love words to Jesus, do I have to be able to visualize Him making love to me? Do I have to see it?

46. Answer: No, you men do not have to see or visualize Jesus making love to you. Many men are naturally inclined to visualize sexy pictures when they think sexy thoughts or say sexy things. A fairly common problem some of the men had when they first read this series was that they weren’t visualizing themselves as women, so when they saw pictures of Jesus, a man‚ it was very difficult for them. This type of mental picture was a problem for some men‚ because they said it was a huge distraction for them during their intimate prayer time.

47. Different men coped with their tendency to see these mental pictures differently. Some decided to say the love words to Jesus out of obedience, to please Him‚ but they choose words that are less graphic, so as to avoid the words bringing up sexual pictures in their minds that turn them off.

48. I understand that other men, when they say love words to Jesus or masturbate with Him or have sex with a woman while loving Jesus, visualize a scene of Jesus making love to a woman. In such a case, the woman that is making love to Jesus, that the man visualizes in his fantasy‚ represents himself. In other words, the man sees himself as the woman making love to Jesus‚ but he sort of mentally observes the act from afar, as a third party bystander, instead of being the one who actually partakes firsthand of Jesus’ touches, kisses, lovemaking, etc. This way some men have pleasant sexual experiences when loving Jesus.

49. Also, there are men who were able to become accustomed to seeing themselves as women in the Spirit. They’ve learned how to effectively visualize themselves as a woman. They can now see themselves as having a female spirit body‚ and as such can have very intimate, detailed, erotic, sexual experiences when loving Jesus either privately or with a partner.

50. So as you can see, we have come across a variety of reactions from the men, and they have come up with different ways to cope with the sexy pictures that naturally come to their minds when saying graphic love words to Jesus. Do whatever works for you.

(See Part 4, paragraphs 62-63.)

51. Question 15: Won’t this be extremely embarrassing for the men? And won’t their loving Jesus in this new way cause their wives or lovers to be turned off and to look down on them for being “effeminate” or “strange”?

52. Answer: This may be quite humbling or embarrassing for some of you men in the beginning. The Lord said, “Do you want to know the road to the Promised Land? It’s the road of humility, the humble road. March on the humble road. This thing will humble you.” But as He promised, the rewards are worth it. He said‚ “Unto all you men, I say, be not afraid to humble yourselves in My sight. For I love the humble, I love the weak, I love the meek. … With all this strength and all this power and all this valiantness, you have need of more. You have need of great humility, great meekness and great weakness. So I ask you to lay down the armament of war and to play the role that I have asked you to play, of the meek and the weak, of the woman, of the Bride‚ of My darling. This humbles you, but it also empowers you. For it is this that will make you the strong soldiers that you need to be for the days ahead.” Are you willing to be humbled, so that you can be empowered to be what the Lord wants you to be?

53. The attitude you women display—you who are wives and friends and lovers of the men—will make a very big difference. By being supportive and understanding, you can help make it much easier for your man! If you look upon the men with skepticism or disdain, or you get offended or turned off, this will make it very difficult or almost impossible for the men to venture out by faith. Please do your best, women, to encourage and support the men in this.

54. As I said, I’m so proud of Peter when I see him loving Jesus in total abandonment. It’s a wonderful picture of yieldedness, surrender and love. I wouldn’t want him to be any other way. I think it’s beautiful and sexy! Loving Jesus in this way has now become a part of Peter, and I can see the Lord’s blessing in his life. I want to do all I can to help him maintain that close, hot, intimate link with the Lord!

55. On this subject, another woman commented: “I have never felt the least bit turned off by my lover’s love words to Jesus. It never felt as if he were doing something weird or feminine or bordering on homosexuality. I just look at him and marvel and think, `Wow, thank You Jesus for such a humble man who loves You so much, someone so wonderfully yielded and willing to do this for You.’ His yieldedness and his willingness to humble himself before me and his desire to love the Lord, his desire for the seeds actually turns me on. I don’t quite know why, but it does. It’s great! The more he gets into his love talk to Jesus, and the freer he gets and the more turned on he gets with Jesus, the more I like it! Praise the Lord!”

Saying Love Words to Jesus

56. Question 16: Should I always say these sexy, intimate, loving words to Jesus when I pray?

57. Answer: No. There are many different types of prayer‚ and it would not be appropriate to say love words to Jesus during all of them. There is intercessory prayer‚ when you’re praying desperately for others. There is petitional prayer, when you’re asking the Lord to do something or to supply your needs. There is penitent prayer‚ when you’re confessing sin or asking for forgiveness. There is fighting prayer, when you’re fighting in the Spirit or battling the Enemy. And there are prayers of praise and adoration. You would say the love words to Jesus mainly during your praise and adoration prayers.

58. Loving Jesus in this intimate way is a private matter. To wisely judge when to say love words to the Lord, you’d have to consider the occasion, the subject of your prayer, those that are praying with you, etc. Different situations call for different words. Just as you and your mate or lover wouldn’t say sexy and intimate things in public, or in front of your children, or when you’re in the middle of discussing business‚ etc., neither would you say sexy love words to Jesus in public prayer or in front of your children.

59. When you’re praying for healing, or you’re praying against persecution‚ or you’re laying hands on someone to pray against jealousy, or you’re praying at morning devotions for the Lord to supply your needs at the market, you wouldn’t begin such prayers by saying intimate, sexy love words to Jesus. Also, if there are children or outsiders in your prayer meeting, you would of course refrain from saying love words to Jesus. Coming before the Lord intimately should be reserved for when you’re spending time in sweet communion with Him, loving Him, praising Him, reading His Word, communicating with Him in a very personal way.

60. Question 17: I feel very awkward saying things like, “Fuck me, Jesus!” Must I say those exact love words, or can I say other words that are less graphic or less sexual that I feel more comfortable with?

61. Answer: Yes, you can. In the prophecy entitled “Words of Love to the Lord” in Part 3, there are examples of words of love and endearment that we can say to the Lord. Some of those include: “I want You and I need You! Come in unto me—let us be one! Let us love! Let us lie in each other’s arms. Love me, fill me to the full! Hold me! I love You! I want You! I desire You! Come lie with me! Come fill me! I love Your caresses, I want You in me. I want You, Jesus! Come into me, Jesus! Make me go‚ Jesus!”

62. It is very helpful to have specific examples of what Jesus would like to hear from us, His Bride, but you don’t have to feel bound to using just those words. Basically you can say anything that a woman might say to a man. If you feel uncomfortable saying the erotic love words, then say something less erotic. You don’t have to follow a script, and you’re not obligated to say certain words. If you have a hard time saying, “Fuck me, Jesus!” then maybe try saying something less specific such as, “I want You, Jesus! I desire you! Come lie with me! Come fill me!”

63. All of us are different in how we make love and express the desire and passion we feel within our hearts for our earthly lovers, and so it is with speaking love words to Jesus. There is no set vocabulary‚ no standard ritual as to what to say to Him. We each relate to Jesus differently in our personal love relationship with Him, so you should feel free to choose the words of wooing, endearment and excitement that you feel will adequately express your love and desire for Him. This is not a competition to see who can say the most graphic, sexy, erotic things to Him. If certain love words are a distraction to you, then find other words that you like better.

(See Part 3, paragraphs 53-67.)

64. Question 18: What is the difference between the love words you would say to Jesus in private and those you would say publicly?

65. Answer: There is a big difference! When you’re alone with Jesus‚ or you’re in private with your mate, lover or sharing partners, you can be much more intimate in your love words to Jesus, you can say words that are much more sexually graphic. Only when you’re in private would you say very sexy things like, “Fuck me, Jesus. I want to have You inside me, I want you to make me go,” etc. You should reserve the graphic words for when you’re in private with Jesus in the bed of love.

66. When you’re in public, such as during prayer and praise meetings or before reading the Word unitedly as a Home, your words of love to Jesus should be toned way down so as to be appropriate for children and/or outsiders. The Lord explained in prophecy that when you’re preparing to read the Word together, you can prepare your hearts by saying love words to Jesus, to let Him know that you want to receive His seeds. But those love words should be much more general than the things you’d say to Him in private. You can say, “We love You‚ Jesus! We are ready and open to receive Your seeds. We desire Your Love. We want to be united with You,” etc. But it’s very important that you use great wisdom so as to not stumble the children or expose them to the sexual side of this doctrine, which is only for those who are of age! We do not want our children saying sexually graphic love words to Jesus!

(See Part 4, paragraphs 27‚ 55–60.)

The Loving Jesus Revelation and Children

67. Question 19: How much should children know about the Loving Jesus revelation, and should they practice it?

68. Answer: The sexual aspects of the Loving Jesus series, including the sexy erotic love words, the revelation about men being women in the Spirit during their intimate times of loving Jesus‚ the idea of masturbating or having sex with another while loving Jesus, etc., should not be shared with children. They do not need to know nor should they know about these aspects of the Loving Jesus revelation. The sexual side of loving Jesus is not for children.

69. When the prayer teams from one of our WS units were praying about this revelation, the Lord spoke on this subject, saying: “As a husband and wife have a special and private and close relationship, so I would have this relationship be with My Bride. This is not for children. This is for those that are of age‚ those that are married [to Me]. Those of the outside [people outside the Family] can understand this—that a husband and wife have a private relationship that is not for their children, which they do not display in front of their children, nor speak of in front of their children.” In other words, our intimate activities with Jesus should not be carried on in front of the children, just as a husband and wife do not display or talk about the details of their intimate love relationship in front of their children.

70. Please refer to the MLK of Loving Jesus 1 and 2 if you want to see how the general principles of Loving Jesus can be explained to the children.

(See Part 4‚ paragraphs 59-60.)

The Loving Jesus Series and TRF Supporters

71. Question 20: Will the TSers ever read the Loving Jesus series, Parts 3 through 7?

72. Answer: The TSers are not receiving Loving Jesus Parts 3 through 7 now. They will receive Loving Jesus Parts 1 and 2 for their Family Birthday Celebration. But‚ Lord willing, later they will receive the rest of the series.

73. When Peter and I prayed about this, the Lord confirmed what we had already been feeling, that it would be better for the DO Family to receive this revelation first and have a chance to get used to it and strengthened in it before the TSers receive it. It’s not because the TSers wouldn’t be able to handle this strong meat. It’s because the security amongst our TSers is not as strong as in our DO Family, and there’s a pretty good chance that when it goes to TSers it will spread to those not in the Family‚ who will either ask questions about it or criticize us for it. The Lord showed us that it would be best for the DO Family to have some time to experiment with loving the Lord in this new, intimate way and get grounded in their faith in it before having to answer questions from outsiders.

74. The Lord said in prophecy: “Behold, I say unto you, this is not the time to pour forth these strong and meaty Words unto these who dwell not within the inner fold. It is not because they cannot take it, but it is because My children in the inner fold must first hear it, absorb it and receive it, before they are faced with questions from the outside. Let them first be strengthened that they may have the strength and the faith to stand strong in this area. Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Faith cometh by experience.

75.When they have tried this method of loving, and when they have seen the fruit, when they have been drawn unto Me, when they feel close to Me‚ they will know that the Words through you are true. Then they will rejoice and be willing to stand up and say‚ `Yes‚ this is so, and it has brought forth this fruit in my life.’ They will have a personal testimony on which they can stand, with which they can defend their belief in these Words that I poured forth. But first these things must be established in their own hearts, and then when they are strengthened can their brethren of the outer circle be given it. So feed these first‚ strengthen them that they may be strengthened, and then feed those of the outer flock.” (End of prophecy.)

Will This Revelation Cause Persecution?

76. Question 21: Should this revelation be published? What kind of fire is this belief going to bring down on our heads from the System? Are we supplying our enemies with “fresh ammunition” to persecute us just when things have finally cooled down? Is it worth it?

77. Answer: Some of the people who read this series in advance raised these questions, so two different prayer teams of WS prophets came before the Lord to ask Him about this. He made it very clear that yes, this revelation should be published. There were many confirmations that you need this Word, that it’s the Lord’s will that the Family receive this, and that Peter and I should not hold back the message.

78. The Lord said that His children long for these Words, “For many have felt the loneliness and the heartache of being without a lover‚ and for many [this message] will be the thing that will keep them in the fold.” He said, “Many will follow, and they will be thrilled by it and excited by it, as it is presented in love and wisdom. … Have I not said that this is a new day and a new way? As you have managed to hurdle the revolutions of the past, the many things that back then seemed too hard to accept, even now I will give you the faith to carry on. … They that have an ear shall hear and shall rejoice and shall understand, for they shall come to the fullness of the Kingdom, and the full stature of My Bride.

79.Said I not that all that is required is to speak the words of love, and that shall be the starting point?—And many there be that shall receive it. Step by step lead them along, that they may be able to accept all this revelation, and they shall receive the Word with gladness, and it shall be a joy to their heart.”

80. One prophecy said‚ “This Word is the very thing that will strengthen you, and will give you the power to withstand the Enemy and have the faith and the strength to save your children. Be not afraid. … I tell you, this gift will give you the grace for whatever will come. Withhold it not from My children, for they need it.”

81. Concerning whether this revelation would bring down the wrath of the System upon us, the Lord indicated that this would be another source of division between us and the world‚ but He also encouraged us not to fear and not to worry about the opinions of man. In the prophecies, the Lord reminded us of the many mighty miracles He has done in the past to protect us, and He reassured us that He will not abandon us now, but He will continue to be a mighty forcefield around us‚ a covering for us. He indicated that the greater power that will be given to our Family as a result of this revelation will be related in some way to His protection, as we will be following Him very closely and hearing His voice very clearly.

82. The Lord promised to protect us, saying, “As you keep My Words and fulfill My Words, so shall I keep you from the hour of tribulation, so shall I keep you from the ire of the System, so shall I protect you. For [this revelation] shall be misunderstood‚ as many of your doctrines have been misunderstood, but I will protect you and I will keep you and I shall not suffer the righteous to be moved. For in Me is a strong tower that the righteous run into and are safe.”

83. The Lord indicated that He will keep our friends who have grown close to us who seek to understand our doctrines. Of course, some will not be able to understand this revelation and some may fall by the wayside, but the Lord said, “Fear not, for I will bring those along that I will bring along. I will not make you such an island that no bridge will be able to be reached between you and those who need to understand you. … Yes, it is a step further, but it is not too far, for you have already given much. You have loved Me with an everlasting love. Therefore‚ fear not, for I can very well attend to the consequences. For if this work be of God‚ no man can stand against it.”

84. The Lord instructed us several times to walk circumspectly, to walk in wisdom towards them that are without. He indicated that we should not flaunt this truth to outsiders. He said, “Use wisdom with those that are without, for the days are evil and many seek to ensnare you and trap you and destroy you, and to seek out your liberty and destroy it. But in private and in the privacy of your rooms and in your Home, without the peering eye of the outsiders, we will be ravished together in My Love, enveloped and embraced and as one, as we love each other to the full. So enjoy this fellowship with Me‚ but let it not be a stumblingblock, and you will be able to enjoy this with Me forever.” This makes it clear that our most intimate times of loving the Lord are to be a private affair.

85. He goes on to say, “Use wisdom, as much wisdom as is possible, and as much as is possible live peaceably with those about you. But within the confines of your Home, and within the confines of your own heart, you must serve the Lord your God with all of your heart and with all of your mind and with all of your soul and with all that is within you, according to the life that is given unto you, according to My Truth that is given unto you. For I seek such to worship Me. I seek those who worship Me with all of their hearts, and if I seek those to worship Me, I will not abandon them in their time of need.”

Masturbation While Loving Jesus

86. Question 22: Why can’t our love relationship with Jesus continue to be in the Spirit only? Are we going too far by putting it into practice in the physical by saying love words, and even masturbating?

87. Answer: Some of those who read this series in advance had this question, so we prayed about it and the Lord answered wonderfully and specifically, confirming His desire for us to have this new relationship with Him. I’ll share with you now a summary of what He said in these prophecies, which were not included in the previous parts of this GN series.

88. He explained that this revelation is the answer to your prayers to be closer to Him‚ and that this is the method He’s chosen to accomplish it. We may think we’re doing just fine in our relationship with Him, but judging from the message He keeps giving over and over again through many different channels, we can and will be much closer to Him, which is what He wants.

89. That’s one of the major points of this revelation, to bring us closer to Jesus!—And who are we to argue with the way He decides to do it? If saying the love words to Jesus is what He knows will do the trick and bring us closer to Him, then so be it. If loving Him while enjoying some form of physical sex is what He wants, then I’m sure willing to give it to Him. He wants more of us. He wants to love us more deeply and for us to love Him more passionately and to feel the need for Him more desperately. He wants to be our Lover.

90. In the prophecies on this subject the Lord commended you for the many breakings, afflictions, moves, separations, and trials that you have experienced. He said that now He is coming to you in a new way, to heal many of the hurts that you have had, to comfort you as only a lover can. You’ve had parents, shepherds and teachers who have led you and taught or corrected you, but you’ve probably noticed that when you’re in love with someone, you hear what they say more readily. You open your heart more easily. You don’t resent their instruction and their sharing their thoughts with you. You long for it and love that closeness and that time together. That is what Jesus wants you to feel towards Him. He wants to be a lover to you‚ so He can love you more intimately, and teach you more, and draw you closer to Him.

91. The Lord explained in prophecy that this revelation is the next step in the progression of our learning about and growing in our relationship with Jesus, our Husband. He said that other Christians cannot receive this truth because they have not understood the blessing that sex can be in the Spirit, but that Dad prepared us step by step, so that now we’re ready for this new, more intimate relationship with Him, which will be such a strength and comfort unto us.

92. It is easy to see how most Christians would not be able to receive the idea of having an intimate‚ sexy, love relationship with the Lord. If you were plagued with guilt complexes and didn’t understand the beauties of Godly sex and the sexual freedom that is allowed under the Lord’s Law of Love‚ how could you ever have the faith that you could enjoy such an intimate relationship with the Lord? You’d never be able to receive it or believe it was God-given. Thank the Lord for Dad, who prepared us for this revelation by faithfully giving us the truth, the wild radical truth of God!

93. The Lord also explained that we need this greater intimacy with Him not only for the future but for today. If you’ve felt at wit’s end, not knowing if you have the strength or vision or stick-to-itiveness to carry on, then take heart‚ because the Lord has promised that you’ll find renewed strength and comfort from Him, your Lover. He promises, “These are the End Days‚ and I will pour out My Spirit as never before. This is but one of the many ways that I will pour out My Spirit, and you shall be washed in My Love, and cleansed, and strengthened‚ and you shall rejoice, as one who finds great spoil!”

(See Part 3, paragraphs 34-49, 53-67; Part 4‚ paragraphs 29-31, 90, 95-102; Part 5, paragraphs 81-83‚ 87-94, 137.)

94. Question 23: I can understand Jesus wanting a more intimate relationship with us, as His Bride, and I can understand the idea of saying words of love to Him. But I have a hard time understanding how my masturbating or loving someone else sexually while saying the words of love to Jesus would make any difference to Him. What is the purpose of physical sex, either through masturbation or loving someone else, when loving Jesus? Why does Jesus suggest we do that? Is it for His benefit, or is it for our benefit? And if it’s for our benefit‚ how is it supposed to help us?

95. Answer: The idea of masturbating or having sex with someone else while loving Jesus raised some questions when our proofreaders read these GNs, so Peter and I and some of our WS prophets asked the Lord for further explanation about this subject. As usual, the Lord spoke wonderfully, giving us very clear‚ helpful answers, including the two prophecies from Dad which I included in Part 5. (See “It Doesn’t Matter What You’re Doing, As Long As You’re Doing Something” and “Enjoy Yourself!—Don’t Try So Hard,” paragraphs 137-158, 175-181.)

96. From the prophecies given‚ we can see that there are many very good reasons why He has given us the option, if we so desire, to masturbate or love someone else sexually while loving Him. To begin with, as Dad explained, this is a gift of love from the Lord and He wants to use it to make us happy. That’s a pretty good reason—to make us happy. He loves us and He wants us to enjoy our time loving Him. If you’re having big battles about this, it might be difficult for you to see how this could possibly be enjoyable or make anyone happy. But I can testify that it has made Peter and me very happy, as well as others who have chosen to love the Lord in this way, even some who initially had some battles with it, but who stepped out by faith and tried it.

97. Dad also said that the goal is to love Jesus, and including some kind of physical sex with your spiritual lovemaking with Jesus can help you to do just that‚ to love Jesus more!

98. The Lord also explained that another one of the main reasons He has given us this option of involving masturbation when making love to Him is because when you are masturbating and you near the time of orgasm, the desire you feel at that moment is a picture of how the Lord wants you to desire Him in the Spirit. Remember how you feel when you’re close to having an orgasm? At that point your greatest desire is to reach the marvelous release of the orgasm that you want so desperately, right? Well‚ that’s how the Lord wants us to want Him in the Spirit.

99. The Lord said in prophecy, “As you experience that passion and that desire before the moment of orgasm, this is an illustration of how I want you to desire Me, to long to become one with Me. That feeling that you have in the flesh that you cannot stop‚ that you must have it, that you must have that release—this is what I want you to see as an illustration of the love that I want you to have for Me. This desire is what I want you to feel, so that you will cast off your pride and your inhibitions, and you will yield to Me completely and we will become one.”

100. In another prophecy in which the Lord talked about masturbation and loving others while loving Him, He brings out the important point that the purpose of these physical manifestations of our loving Jesus is to make it easier for us—easier to feel and understand His Love, and easier to say words of love to Him. The option to include some form of physical sex in your lovemaking with the Lord is not intended to be a test or a heavy burden; it’s a gift, something that He wants to be helpful, pleasant, fruitful and pleasurable.

101. He said, “If you can do this‚ it makes it easier for you to feel and experience My Love, it makes it easier for you to express these words of love, it makes it easier for you to understand how much I want to love you, and how I want you to love Me, because you have there an illustration in the flesh, in the physical, something you can see and something you can feel.”

102. So in summary, for those who choose to masturbate or love someone else while loving Jesus, there are many benefits:

© It makes us happy and helps us to love the Lord more.

© It helps us to feel, experience and understand the Lord’s Love more.

© It helps us to focus and concentrate.

© It’s a reminder or skit or illustration of what’s happening in the Spirit.

© It’s humbling.

© It helps us forget ourselves, our inhibitions and whatever comes between us and the Lord.

© It helps us to feel good, which is a gift of pleasure that the Lord likes to give us. He also wants us to feel unity, comfort in spirit‚ and relaxation in heart, mind and body.

© It helps us to feel that desire for Jesus manifested in the physical build-up to orgasm, and even the orgasm itself, which is an example of the way He wants us to crave and desire Him and His Love.

© As we feel the heat of passion in the flesh, saying the words of love to Jesus will come more easily and more naturally.

(See Part 4, paragraph 29; Part 5, paragraphs 139, 154, 190.)

103. Question 24: Is masturbation required if I want to love Jesus in this new intimate way?

104. Answer: No, it’s not required. You do not have to masturbate when having intimate time loving Jesus. It’s your personal choice. It’s up to you‚ and no one will be looking down on you if you don’t masturbate.

105. The Lord said, “In the quietness of your chamber when you are alone, you can tell Me you love Me and you can show Me you love Me. For this is a very intimate and special way of loving Me. I do not require this and I do not demand it, for I will even be happy with the words and with your caresses, and with the symbolism of your love unto Me. But if you want a special time with Me‚ and if you want to feel My loving, you can touch yourself and you can make yourself go, and it will be Me loving you. This is intimate and this is between you and Me alone, as we kiss and caress in our bed of love together.”

106. This is a private affair, between you and the Lord alone. As Dad explained, the Lord will speak to your heart, and you can follow Him and do as you personally feel led. As I explained, at first I went very much by faith and I did it because I knew the Lord wanted me to; He was speaking to my heart about it. In the beginning I did it out of duty, in obedience to what I knew the Lord was asking of me personally. But after I had learned those initial lessons of obedience and yieldedness‚ then the Lord and Dad showed me that I could act according to my desires, and I didn’t need to masturbate unless I wanted to.

107. The Lord doesn’t want this option to be a big works trip or to put you under pressure. Remember the personal lessons I shared about masturbation in Part 5, when Dad had to remind me to relax and “quit trying so hard”?

108. I can understand if you don’t feel a desire to masturbate right now. Maybe you’re busy trying to get used to the idea of saying intimate love words to Jesus, and the thought of masturbating might be just too much for you. If that’s the case, don’t worry, and don’t get under a cloud about it or feel like you have to work up the desire to do so. Just do as you personally feel the Lord is leading you.

109. When our WS prophets prayed about masturbation, the Lord said: “I will not force you, I will not require it, and you do not need to feel sad or condemned if you cannot yet love Me in this way. For as I said, your words of love, your words of desire, these too are precious unto Me. I am happy with whatever love you give Me, for I love you with such love that anything you give to Me of your heart and your love is precious unto Me. I will only expect you to give as much as your own heart desires to give to Me.”

(See Part 4, paragraphs 29, 36, 61; Part 5, paragraphs 137-158, 172-192.)

110. Question 25: I don’t personally have a problem with the idea of masturbating or loving Jesus while having sex with others‚ but in my present circumstances‚ I rarely or almost never masturbate. I’m not in very good health so I don’t have much sex drive; also I don’t have much privacy, as I live in a room with other people. All this is not conducive to much masturbation. Also, I am very busy‚ so I don’t have many dates. If I want to please Jesus, do I now have to start masturbating more with Him, and having more dates so I can love Him with others?

111. Answer: The Lord made it clear that this is not a requirement and you don’t need to feel obligated. He is very considerate of each person’s limitations and circumstances.

112. In prophecy He said: “It is not a requirement. It is not something that I would force upon every single person across the board without consideration of their limitations or their circumstances or their weaknesses. For those who never masturbate, I would not require that they start masturbating just to please Me. Or for those who have no one to have sex with, I would not want them to feel that they are failing Me because they cannot love Me while loving another. Because to love Me through masturbation or to love Me while loving another is a gift, it’s not a requirement. It’s not a burden, it’s not a test, it’s not some heavy load that I have put upon every single person. If a person can’t do so for one reason or another, I will not look upon that person critically or condemningly.”

113. I understand how if you live in fairly close quarters, like many of you unmarried people probably do, then you will likely not have much opportunity for love-ups with the Lord while masturbating. And if you aren’t having many dates, or you’re very shy on your dates, then you may not have much opportunity there either. So in some cases, how you practice this new way of loving Jesus will depend partly on your circumstances. Don’t let the Enemy trouble you and get you to feeling condemned or frustrated. Just do the best you can, and don’t worry.

114. Also, if you’re a person who doesn’t masturbate because you can’t bring yourself to an orgasm or you just don’t like to, then don’t feel like you now have to invest a lot of time and energy trying to learn how to do it. The Lord said: “If you desire not to masturbate, do not fear, do not tremble, do not look down upon yourself. For you are My creation. I created you thus. And that is how I have created you. I am proud of you and happy with you and thrilled with you, and I have ecstasies with you as well. So be yourself. Be humble and yielded in My Spirit, and I shall take over and empower, and I shall wash away all your doubts and fears, and I shall bring to full fruition My Love in each of your lives.”

115. You’ll notice‚ however, that the Lord indicates that He would like to participate in your masturbation and other lovemaking, just as He wants to participate in every other area of your life. He doesn’t expect you to go out of your way‚ but if you’re already going to masturbate or make love, then He would like to at least be acknowledged and invited to join you in some way. He’s not going to force Himself upon you, but it’s only natural that someone who loves you as much as He does would remind you of His desire to love you and feel your love.

116. The Lord said: “But if you can and if you do already masturbate and have love times with others, then why not bring Me in? Why would you exclude Me when I so want to love you and I so want to be with you, I so want to be a part of every facet of your life? So if you are going to masturbate and you are going to have love-up, why not invite Me, why not call out to Me and let Me love you?

117.In the normal times that you would masturbate, the regular schedule that you already keep, whether it be once a month or once a day, if you are going to give yourself pleasure in that way‚ why not invite Me? Why not call out to Me? Why not receive My Love and My seeds and My satisfaction? Why not humble yourself and call out to Me so that I can love you, and I can feel your love and you can feel My Love? If you are going to have a love time with someone else and share your love with them and receive their love, why not call out to Me and bring Me in, so that I too can receive your love and you can receive Mine?”

118. Now please don’t take the Lord’s little nudge here to the extreme. This doesn’t mean that you need to feel that you must include the Lord every single time you masturbate or have love–up. As I mentioned earlier, Peter and I sometimes make love together with the Lord‚ and sometimes we just make love to each other.

(See Part 5, paragraphs 137-171.)

119. Question 26: Doesn’t this masturbation idea border on a works religion, suggesting that we have to do certain things in the flesh in order to draw closer to Jesus?

120. Answer: Dad made it very clear that this is not a work of the flesh. He said, “It’s not a matter of works. It’s not something where you have to work and you’ve got to do this, or you’ve got to do that to attain some kind of self-perfection. It’s by faith! It’s according to each person’s faith and each person’s desire. … It’s not a matter of self-effort.”

121. Please understand that your participation in this revelation is voluntary. The Lord is asking you to draw close to Him, and He’s showing how you can do that. But you don’t have to do anything. If you do, however, choose to believe and receive what the Lord is saying, the only thing He says is necessary to reap the benefits of this new, more intimate relationship with Him is that you express your love for Him with words of love.

122. He said that with those who He wants to do more, He will place it in their hearts to do so, and He will bless you for doing so. But what you do is up to you and dependent on how you personally feel led of the Lord. No one’s pushing you. No one is expecting you to “perform” or to do anything that you don’t want to do. So this is not a question of works. This new intimate relationship with the Lord is a gift of His grace.

123. Jesus said: “This is a gift of love, it is a gift of happiness. It is a gift intended to make your lives brighter‚ more joyous, to make your burdens lighter in the love relationship that we will share and the contact that we will have and the intimacy that we will discover. You will find great joy and you will see that this is a gift, it is not something that you can work for. It is not something that you earn by your self-effort, by trying so hard in the flesh, by working to meet this or that requirement, by laboring in your own strength to try so hard to be good and to be righteous, as if you were to earn this, when I have said it is a gift that I long to give unto each one.”

(See Part 5, paragraphs 137-192.)

124. Question 27: I have tried masturbating when saying love words to Jesus‚ but I haven’t been able to have an orgasm. Should I keep doing this, keep trying, or should I just forget it? It’s very frustrating, and I end up feeling like I’ve failed the Lord.

125. Answer: If you choose to masturbate, don’t worry and feel like you failed if you can’t reach an orgasm. Just having a climax is not the goal when loving Jesus while masturbating. In a prophecy on the subject of masturbation‚ Dad explained that the climax is not the thing that matters; what matters is the humility you demonstrate by saying the love words to Jesus and touching yourself. The Lord understands that to masturbate while loving Him is humbling, it’s a step of faith, to some it’s embarrassing, but He will honor it and bless it by giving you His Spirit and power and anointing.

126. Of course, when you masturbate and say love words to Jesus, you will probably get turned on, as you usually do when masturbating, so not having an orgasm would probably be rather frustrating in the physical. But you don’t have to let your lack of orgasm discourage you or make you feel like you’re failing or not pleasing the Lord. He really doesn’t care if you have an orgasm or not‚ what He wants is to see your humility and for you to experience that desire for Him.

127. He said, “Even your orgasm is not as important as the desire that you feel, as you go toward the orgasm.” So just having an orgasm isn’t the point. It’s not a big deal to the Lord if you do or don’t. But if you find that your not being able to go causes you to feel frustrated, then you don’t have to go to all the trouble to masturbate when loving Him.

128. Question 28: Reading all this about masturbation is very embarrassing to me. Why do you have to get into all these embarrassing specific details and explanations?

129. Answer: The Lord explained in prophecy that as people say love words to Him, many will desire to masturbate‚ so He wanted it made clear that it is okay to do so. This is important, because He doesn’t want the people who masturbate to feel bad or like they were doing anything wrong.

130. He said, “Many of you shall desire to feel the full ecstasy that you are experiencing in the Spirit, to feel it in the flesh as well, and this I shall honor. This is not a requirement, but I shall honor it. I do not want to withhold these Words from those who feel My ecstasy of Spirit and wish to masturbate. For if I withhold these Words from My flock, many shall masturbate when they feel this ecstasy of Spirit, and they shall question and wonder if they are on the wrong track and if they are belittling My Love. So I must let them know that it is a great and wonderful gift that I am giving unto them.”

131. Question 29: One man commented, “I’m fine with saying the love words to Jesus, and loving Him with a partner goes well and is very inspiring, but I have a difficult time with the masturbation idea. For some reason it doesn’t go as well for me and I end up feeling a little bit bad that it doesn’t go better. Do I have to masturbate while loving the Lord?”

132. Answer: No one is obligated to masturbate while loving the Lord. If masturbating doesn’t go well for you, but saying the words or loving Him with a partner goes well, then you can just skip the masturbation part and just do what is most rewarding for you.

Loving Jesus While Having Sex with a Partner

133. Question 30: Is loving Jesus in this more intimate way mostly beneficial for just our personal relationship with the Lord, or will it also improve our relations with others?

134. Answer: Loving Jesus more intimately will definitely improve your relations with others. As you draw closer to Jesus in this way, you will begin to reap the blessings listed in question number 3, which will inevitably improve your relations with others‚ though somewhat indirectly. But if you choose to love Jesus together with another person while having sex, the Lord has indicated that that will not only bear good fruit in your personal life, but it will have a big impact on your relations with others. In the prophecies called “Married to Jesus” and “Be Jesus” in Part 6, the Lord brought out the many wonderful benefits of loving Him with a partner, showing how it would improve your interaction with others, change the way you see others‚ cause more love to flow between you and others, etc.

135. Of course, it’s not simply including physical sex when loving Jesus with someone else that makes the difference, but rather doing the many actions involved in loving Jesus more intimately and more ardently together, such as: singing, praising, praying, putting Jesus first, hearing from Him, seeking Him, praying for one another, and loving Him together as your Lover. If you do these things together, the Lord promises to richly bless you.

(See Part 6, paragraphs 8-75.)

(Note: The following question is from a married person, but my answer is for everyone. It provides important information not only for you mated couples, but also for you who are single or engaged! Please read it carefully.)

136. Question 31: I’m married, but I just don’t know if I can love Jesus while having sex with my mate. We get along well enough together‚ I guess, but we don’t have a close romantic relationship like you and Peter have. We don’t say sexy things to each other, so I’m very self-conscious about saying love words to Jesus while we’re making love. Do I have to do that? Will I be missing the mark if I don’t?

137. Answer: As we were in the final stages of preparing this series for you, Peter and I came before the Lord and asked Him about this very question. We were wondering about how important it is to the Lord that all of us—both married and single people—love Jesus while having sex with a partner, either with our mates or with others. We had learned from earlier prophecies that saying the love words to Jesus when alone is the minimum that is necessary if any of us want to participate in this new intimate love relationship with Him. We understood that regardless of whether you are married or single, you are not required to say love words to Jesus while making love to your mate or partner. The Lord is not demanding that. He is giving everyone, married and single people, a choice. But on the other hand, judging from all that the Lord said in Part 6, it seemed that loving Jesus with others—being married to Jesus and being Jesus for one another—is very important to Him and something that He really wants us to do, regardless of whether we’re married, single or engaged.

138. So Peter and I desperately prayed, asking the Lord to please clarify this and show us the right balance on this. His answer was tremendous! Speaking to Peter and me, He said: “Have I not said that these are the days of choices? For I am showing My children in these days that which I wish, that which I want, and wherein lie My blessings—for I am showing them My highest will. I am showing them where My blessings reside and where they can be reached; then I am making them make the choice as to how close to Me they will follow.

139.Your job is to tell them the truth‚ to show them where My highest is, where the best is. Your job is to show them the blessings that are there, to deliver unto them My Words which show My highest and My best. You are the presenters‚ you present My will‚ you present My highest, you present the best. They are the choosers, they choose how much of those blessings they wish to receive, by choosing how closely they wish to follow. No longer is it someone else saying unto them, `You’re not following closely, you are not obeying this, you are not doing that.’ For now they themselves make these decisions, and it is I that judge them and reward them accordingly.

140.So present to them My highest, My best‚ that which I wish for them to do, but then let them make their own choices. They will see in time, and they will learn that I bless those that follow closely. For they are growing and they are maturing, and they must learn these lessons‚ that he that follows closest is most blessed, and he that follows afar off struggles more and cannot receive the full abundance of the blessings that I would give unto him.

141.So make it clear that which is My will for them to do. Present the best, but let them choose, so that they do the things that they do, not because you said they must do them, but because they have chosen to do them, and they are fully set in their hearts to do these things by their own choice, by their own desire, and out of their decision to obey, because they want to be close to Me, they want to please Me.

142.So be faithful presenters, that the choosers may choose and then make their decisions according to their faith, according to their desire to please Me, according to their desire to yield and obey, that they may be blessed and rewarded accordingly. For it is in learning these things, it is in learning to make the right choices, it is in the learning to follow Me closely that they will be strengthened for the days ahead. Forced obedience is no obedience, but true obedience comes from the acceptance and the willingness to obey from the heart, from the decisions made in the mind and heart of man.”

143. The Lord wouldn’t have given this complete revelation if He didn’t want us to apply it in our lives. He has made it clear that He’s hoping we will love Him the way He’s asking us to, and that if we do, there are many blessings awaiting us. When giving this revelation, the Lord has given the full story‚ He’s told us everything that He wants us to do, which He calls His highest. However, He is not demanding it, He’s not forcing it. He wants you to choose how much you want to participate—of course hoping that you will choose to fully participate. The choice is completely yours.

144. It’s up to you to prayerfully consider the choice the Lord is presenting to you, and the wonderful promises He has given for those who will humble themselves to love Him and others in this way. When you see all that the Lord has in store for you, it seems that it’s well worth the effort you’d have to put forth, or the humbling you’d experience‚ to make this change and step out by faith to do what He’s asked of you.

145. Of course, it won’t be easy to change and to start loving Jesus with your mate or sharing partner if your relationship is steeped in familiarity and old ruts, but if you and your mate or partner both make a commitment to try to do this together‚ the Lord will meet you and make it as easy for you as possible. But even if you don’t find it to be that easy, if you keep trying and keep pluggin’ along by faith, no matter how awkward or out of character it seems, I believe you will be thankful, as you’ll reap the wonderful benefits the Lord has promised.

146. We know that just saying the words privately is all the Lord asks in order for you to be able to participate in this new intimate way of loving Him. We also know He would prefer that you do love Him intimately with your mate (or sharing partners), or else He would not have gone to such great lengths to try to woo you into it, by explaining in great detail all you have to gain by it and what choices you have before you. Why not take the time, when you are praying about this decision, to reread paragraphs 18-120 of Part 6, and ask yourself if you don’t desperately need some of the benefits that are promised to those who love the Lord intimately together?

147. I’ll list in brief point form His promises to you married couples here‚ so you can prayerfully consider them as you make your choices: (Please also see questions 33 and 34 below for more counsel, and blessings promised to those who are engaged or single.)

© Your marriage relationship will be renewed, and you will have a fresh, new‚ deeper love. You’ll have a “new marriage‚ a new strengthening and a new spirit of love.”

© The fires of your love will be rekindled if they’ve grown cold.

© You’ll see new things about your mate that you hadn’t seen before.

© You will be filled together and become one with the Lord together and become a three-fold cord with Him.

© Your children will be inspired when they see your renewed love for each other and the presence of God’s Spirit in your lives. It will be a testimony of God’s existence to them, for they will consider it a miracle, and it will make them feel secure. It will inspire them to love Jesus more.

148. In the prophecy “Be Jesus,” there are promises to the older generation, and since many of you older ones are married, I’ll include those promises here too:

© Jesus said that if you’re willing to love Him intimately with another, He will renew your love for Him, which will renew your love for one another.

© He will empower you‚ and give you the love you need to do the tasks that you have to do, some of which are: love, care for and teach your children; love, encourage and strengthen the teens‚ and be a loving witness.

© Loving Jesus together will give you great love, which will help you do all these things.

149. That list is quite an incentive, isn’t it? If you were to weigh up what it would cost you to do this, comparing it with what you stand to gain, I think you’d see that this is a great investment and well worth it. So while the Lord won’t require that you say love words to Him while having sex with your mate‚ I believe He’s eagerly awaiting His times of intimate lovemaking with you and your mate, and He’s really looking forward to being able to bless you greatly. The choice is yours! Won’t you give it a try? I know you won’t be disappointed!

(See Part 5, paragraphs 137-158; Part 6‚ paragraphs 18-28.)

(Note: Although the following question is from a married person, my answer also provides important tips for people who are single or engaged who want to love Jesus when sharing with others. Please read it carefully.)

150. Question 32: Okay, I see your point. It really does seem to be pretty important to the Lord. I’ll try to experiment with loving Jesus intimately with my mate. But can you give me any tips on how I can do it? I feel very unsure of myself. In fact, I feel embarrassed. Please help!

151. Answer: I know it will be difficult to get started. For one thing, you can be sure that the Devil will fight you! He will do everything in his power to dissuade you and discourage you and get you to procrastinate or give up. So my first bit of advice to you would be to keep trying!

152. You’ll notice that the Lord gives you very specific counsel on what to do. Of course, what the Lord is asking isn’t easy, but if you’ll try your best to do the things He has pointed out, He will honor it; and I believe you’ll have good success. He suggests you:

153. Begin strengthening your spiritual relationship by singing to the Lord together; praising‚ adoring and worshipping Him together; putting Him first; seeking Him and hearing from Him together; and praying for one another.

154. Renew your communion with the Lord together. The closer you are spiritually in your day-to-day life, the easier it will be to be open, honest and full of faith when loving the Lord together while having sex.

155. Make a commitment to change your ways, to seek the Lord together and to become one with Him together. Why not talk about this together and make a definite decision together that you want to love the Lord in this way, no matter how difficult it is or how awkward you feel. If you know the other person really wants to do it, that will eliminate a lot of the uncertainty, confusion and frustration that comes from not knowing how the other person feels.

156. Focus on the Lord, Who is Love. Remember, the more of the Lord you have, the more love you will automatically have‚ because He is Love!

157. Humble yourself and lay aside the old weights and old ways, the old ruts and familiarity. It’s always humbling to try to break out of ruts‚ because to change you have to admit that you need to improve, you need to do better, you need help. But cheer up‚ because the answer is on the way, as you step out by faith to obey the Lord!

158. Be humble before one another. When you actually get ready to have a love-up with the Lord, you’ll have to be humble before one another. Especially when you first start, you may be embarrassed, but don’t let that stop you. Do the humble thing, and say those love words to Jesus. Even if you can only say a few to start with, do what you can, and it will get easier. Remember I told you that it was difficult at first for Peter and me too, because we weren’t used to saying sexy things to each other either. But as we got more accustomed to it, it became easier, and now we really enjoy it. It now enhances our lovemaking, just like the Lord promised it would!

159. Set aside preconceived ideas and how you usually look at each other. If the Lord is going to make you new creatures and renew your marriage, you’ll have to try to look at each other with new eyes of love and hope. Put on your glasses of faith and see your mate as the Lord sees him or her!

160. Make love to Jesus together. But don’t criticize each other‚ don’t look down in scorn when you hear your mate say love words to Jesus. Try to be very supportive and encouraging when your mate puts forth any effort whatsoever to love Jesus intimately during your love-ups together. Acknowledge the love words he or she says with an encouraging “yes” or “amen.” It makes a world of difference when you know your mate is pleased with your efforts! So tell him or her that you admire them and it makes you love them more.

(See Part 6, paragraphs 18-28.)

161. Question 33: I’m thinking about getting married. My boyfriend and I will probably be entering our period of engagement soon. I really want to make this new intimate love relationship with Jesus a part of our lives. How can I do that?

162. Answer: Good for you! I know the Lord will bless you, because you are building your relationship on the right foundation—Him! In fact, the Lord cautions you that if you try to build your marriage on any other foundation‚ it will crumble and your love will grow cold. So if you want a strong, united, happy, fruitful marriage, which I know you do, you’re beginning on the right foot by focusing on the Lord and tapping into His source.

163. The Lord sweetly gives lots of excellent specific advice for you who are thinking of getting married. I like lists, so I’ll just list in point form the things He suggests you do even before you get married. Oh, by the way, that’s a key point!—Don’t wait until you’re already married to do the things He asks of you; practice loving Jesus together now, while you’re courting! The behavior patterns you set early on in your relationship will be lasting!

164. Humble yourselves before one another. Marriage is the most humbling relationship there is. So you’d do well to get used to humbling yourselves in every way possible right from the beginning. Humility brings love‚ unity, closeness, warmth, honesty and lots of other wonderful things that will help your marriage succeed. Being humble will also make it much easier for you to love Jesus together.

165. Learn to look at your relationship in a new way, as an amplification, or part of the relationship Jesus wants to have with you. Try to remember that the way you love and desire each other is how the Lord wants you to love and desire Him.

166. See Jesus in your potential mate. His or her love for you is Jesus’ Love for you. Recognize that the love you feel for and receive from your loved one comes from the Lord, which should cause you to praise and thank Him. The Lord even gives you specific tips on what to say, like praising Him when you are wrapped in each other’s arms, thanking Him for the love He’s given you. He says you should thank and glorify Him for this wonderful and great blessing He’s given, acknowledging that it comes from Him. When you look at the one you love, you should thank the Lord that he or she is Jesus’ Love for you. And when you are in the heat of passion together, making love‚ you should again thank Jesus.

167. Forsake any “shallow, immature, gossipy‚ frothy and worldly” ways of looking at relationships. As you learn to look at your relationship the way the Lord wants you to, you’ll naturally shed these other wrong attitudes. But it may take some work at first to see things the way the Lord does. Review His Word on the subject often.

168. Recognize that your relationship comes from the Lord. He gives the love. He put the love in your hearts in the first place, so don’t you think He deserves to be thanked and praised for it?!

169. Don’t worry about upholding your “image” and pleasing man. Be more concerned about pleasing God. The quicker you let go of your “image,” the better your marriage will be!

170. Don’t gossip. Keep your loving Jesus experiences private. Gossiping is very unloving and will quickly destroy the trust your loved one feels. So please be very discreet concerning your intimate lovemaking with Jesus together! Of course, you can counsel with others if necessary, but any such exchange of confidences should also be kept private.

171. Please also review the points listed in my answer to the previous question. You can also benefit from and put into practice the tips the Lord gave to those who are married.

172. If you will do the things listed above, the Lord promises to bestow upon you great love and joy. Praise the Lord!

(See Part 6, paragraphs 29-49.)

173. Question 34: I’m a single person and I feel a little left out. How does this Loving Jesus revelation relate to me?

174. Answer: This new, intimate way of loving the Lord is very much for you! The Lord gave wonderful promises for you, explaining that as you learned to draw nigh to Him intimately, He would be your Lover and Mate! He wants to alleviate your loneliness; He wants to kiss you, caress you, and make love to you. But He also says that a lot of the love you receive from Him will come via others! In other words, He wants to love you and meet all your needs, but He’ll often use another person to do that.

175. You too can love Jesus together with another person, by doing the same things the married or engaged people do.—Praise, adore and worship the Lord together with someone else; seek Him and hear from Him together with someone else; pray for one another. And when you’re having a love-up with someone—even if you don’t have emotional feelings for that person—you can think of Jesus and thank Him for showing His Love to you through that person. You can share a very intimate, wonderful time together with another person, even if you’re not in love‚ if you’re willing to see Jesus in that person and love Him together.

176. If you are single, the Lord promises:

© He will be your Lover, Your Husband‚ and you will be married to Him.

© He will relieve your loneliness. He will love you, kiss you, caress you, hold you, and fill you.

© He will supply your every need.

© He will not only supply your needs Himself, but also as you love Him with others.

(See Part 6, paragraphs 50-63.)

177. Question 35: I find it very difficult to open up to people, so even though I live with many others, I feel alone. I feel like people don’t really understand me. Do you think if I enter into this new love relationship with the Lord that He will help me in this respect?

178. Answer: As we begin to love Jesus in the way in which He desires, He is going to fill us with more love for one another. He also promises He will cause us to have better communication with each other. What a promise and a real need for us all!—That many walls will be broken down and we can share our heart with each other without fear, knowing that we are understood and accepted unconditionally.

179. Communing heart to heart with each other is a rich and satisfying experience that is almost nonexistent in today’s world. But the Lord wants to give us a little touch of Heaven in helping us to open up our hearts and lives to each other through the deep love relationship that we will experience with Him. It reminds me of that little song that we sometimes sing: “Blest be the ties that bind our hearts in Christian love. The fellowship of kindred minds is like to that above.”

Senior Teens and YAs and the Loving Jesus Revelation

180. Question 36: I’m 17 and I live in fairly close quarters with other teens and YAs, so I don’t have a whole lot of privacy. How can I manage to put this Loving Jesus revelation into practice?

181. Answer: Just do what you can. You can say words of love to Jesus quietly whenever you have a chance, like before your personal prayer time or private Word time or individual affection times. If you’re having Word time, prayer time or praise time with someone you feel comfortable with, you can say words of love to Jesus together, if you wish, and if you are in a fairly private location. Or you can even say words of love to Jesus in your heart silently, if you are in a room with others. Some people commented when they read this series that often during their private prayer time they don’t vocalize their prayers or praises in an audible voice because their circumstances aren’t conducive to it‚ especially if they share their bedroom with others, whether other singles or a mate. It’s perfectly all right in such a case to say your love words to Jesus quietly in your heart. If you’ve begun having dates with others, that’s also an excellent time to love Jesus together with your partner. That’s one time when you have more privacy, and it’s certainly conducive to loving the Lord. But you don’t have to start having dates just to obey the “Loving Jesus” revelation.

182. Question 37: How important is it for senior teens and YAs to love Jesus intimately while making love either with their mates, lovers or sharing partners?

183. Answer: Judging from what the Lord said in the “Be Jesus” prophecy in Part 6, it appears to be quite important for you senior teens and YAs to learn to love Jesus while loving others. The Lord gave several very good reasons why He wants you to do this. Let me list them for you here:

© So you can learn more about His Love—how to both give it and receive it.

© So you will draw closer to Him‚ as you experience receiving His intimate love via His earthly channels or vehicles, the people you share with sexually.

© To give you a whole new outlook on the Law of Love.

© So you can learn to help supply the needs of your peers for love and sex.

© To set you free from the things that have you bound.

© To help you be more fruitful, as you’ll be filled to overflowing with His Love and golden seeds.

© As preparation for the future. The Lord has a lot for you young people to do in the future, but you’re not strong enough now. You’re not ready. You need more of His Love and power. You must prepare now for what’s ahead, and this is one of the ways He wants you to prepare.

184. Of course, there is some personal sacrifice involved as you young people learn to love Jesus and each other in this way, but the rewards are well worth it. In question number 3, you already read about many of the wonderful blessings that the Lord has promised to the people who are married, engaged or single who will humble themselves in this way, and He also gave specific promises for you young people.

185. Concerning both you YAs and you senior teens, He said: “I will reward you if you will do this. I promise you, I will reward you with power and with love. I will draw you nigh unto Me‚ for you will be drawing nigh and I will draw nigh unto you. I will greatly empower you, for you (YAs) and the young ones (senior teens), you are they which I will empower with the embodiment and spirit of David that you may reach the world with My Love and with My Message. You shall do great exploits, and you shall be great witnesses unto Me!” If you can learn to be empowered by the Spirit and the Word, and humbled through His Love, the Lord says, “You shall be an irresistible force. For with this Love and with these Words‚ you shall win many, and you shall fulfill My will.”

186. What outstanding promises! Isn’t this what you want?—To be full of God’s Love and power; to do great exploits; and to be great witnesses who are reaching the world? He’s promised that these blessings can be yours, if you will just humble yourselves before the Lord and each other and love the Lord together in this new intimate way.

(See Part 6, paragraphs 77-90, 93-95, 109–115, 118-120.)

187. Question 38: I’m a YA. In the prophecy called “Be Jesus” the Lord talks a lot about sharing with others‚ even sharing sacrificially. Am I expected to share with someone even if I don’t find them personally attractive?

188. Answer: This question brings us back to the point the Lord was making earlier when He told us that this is a “day of choices.” (See paragraphs 137-149 in question 31.) I have just enumerated some of the wonderful blessings and miracles the Lord will do in your lives if you will be vessels of His Love one to another, but it’s up to you to choose to do so, and He will bless you according to the choices you make.

189. One of the most important things the Lord wants you to learn from the “Be Jesus” prophecy is that you can be Jesus and His Love for the people you share with, and they can be Jesus and His Love for you. You can be a channel that the Lord can use to show your brothers or sisters how much He loves them. If you’re looking at sharing in this light—that you are Jesus loving one another—then it won’t matter so much if the person that you are going to share with is someone you “click” with or is someone who is handsome or homely, beautiful or ordinary in the flesh, because it will become a matter of the Spirit. This attitude will give you a whole new outlook on the Law of Love, because you will be loving Jesus and giving His Love to another. The love, kisses and caresses you receive will be from Jesus, and this will cause you to praise and thank Him.

190. The Lord would like you to be willing to share even “sacrificially.” When someone you’re not too attracted to asks you for a date, instead of sharing begrudgingly or not at all, He would rather you say, “Oh, this person will be the Love of Jesus for me” and “I can be the Love of Jesus for him (or her).” I know it’s not easy to do this, especially if you’re used to being quite picky about who you share with, but the Lord would like you to learn to be more giving. He’s already made it easier for you to do this by allowing you to share with others without having to have full sex, as was explained in “Go for the Gold.” (See ML #2961:121-122, 126, 331-332; GN 657.)

191. The Lord wants to free you and help you break down the walls that surround you. You may not even realize that you have built up walls that divide you from your brethren. But those walls are there, and the Lord isn’t happy about it. He acknowledges that it’s already pretty humbling to be in bed with someone, but He says if you’ll go ahead and humble yourselves a little more, and love Him together, then He’ll rip down any walls between you and set you free. What a promise!

192. You may not see now that you’re encumbered with what the Lord calls chains—chains of pride, gossip, System influences, peer pressure, being worried about what others think of you, and thinking you have to keep up appearances. Sometimes you don’t even grasp how bound you’ve been until you’re set free‚ and then you look back with astonishment!

193. I know it won’t be easy to learn to love Jesus with others and to learn to share without partiality, even when it’s somewhat of a sacrifice for you. In fact, the Lord says you’ll “cringe.” But when you see Jesus in your sharing partner, and when you try to be Jesus for him or her, you’ll be surprised at how the Lord will bless your interactions with one another. In fact, I’d venture to say that you might find that a date that you thought was going to be very difficult and uninspiring will turn out to be very precious and sweet and loving, because the Lord will bless you and pour out His Spirit of Love. That makes all the difference in the world!

(See Part 6, paragraphs 77-90, 94-108, 110-115‚ 118-119.)

194. Question 39: The idea of making love to Jesus together on our dates is a really big change for us senior teens. I mean‚ it’s not like we are so free sexually or spiritually; at least that’s my opinion. I’m just now starting to have dates. But the thought of loving the Lord in that way with my dates really breaks my bottle! It almost kills me! I really want to do it, because I want to receive and live the New Wine‚ but I don’t know if I can. I think I’d get completely tongue-tied! Do you have any advice?

195. Answer: The best thing I can tell you to do is just try it, and even if your efforts seem small, keep it up. The Lord says specifically that He is calling you senior teens to “be Jesus” to one another. This new way of loving Jesus and others isn’t just for the YAs or older folks. This is for you too. In spite of the fact that you’re inexperienced and young, the Lord promises to help you overcome your shyness. So even if loving Jesus in this way seems nearly impossible to you, even if it kills your pride, just trust the Lord and do whatever you can. If you’ll take the littlest steps, He’ll meet you and help you.

196. So step out by faith and try to do something to love Jesus intimately with your sharing partner.—Try to praise and thank the Lord together and say whatever love words you can. Even if you say just a few love words to Jesus during your prayer time together before your date‚ that will be a good start, and little by little it will become easier. If you just can’t bring yourself to say the love words to Jesus with your partner yet, you can begin by praying and praising and thanking Him together. The rest will come with time.

(See Part 4, paragraphs 62-71; Part 6‚ paragraphs 3-4, 42, 75, 106, 120.)

197. Question 40: I’m a YA and I really like to share. I have had some very sexy dates. I’m worried that loving Jesus with my partners will be a turn-off. Won’t it make our dates overly “spiritual”?

198. Answer: The Lord promises that if you will love Him together, He will enhance your lovemaking! Love in the flesh can only take you so far, but the Spirit has no limit! Jesus is Love, so naturally the more you have of Him, the more love you will have in your sex and the better it will be! This might sound far-fetched to you right now, but Peter and I have experienced this, as have others. We know it’s true! Our sex is better and more exciting and thrilling than ever before since we started loving Jesus together.

(See Part 6, paragraphs 4, 81, 107.)

Practical Tips When Loving Jesus with a Partner

199. Question 41: If I’m making love with my mate or my partner, do we always have to have Jesus involved in our sex?

200. Answer: No. Peter and I don’t always actively involve the Lord in our lovemaking, though we do always thank Him for it during and afterwards. Sometimes when Peter and I are praying and saying love words to the Lord we get excited and engage in sex. Though we are physically making love together, our thoughts and words are completely focused on the Lord. It’s as if the Lord is using our bodies as a vehicle for His Love to us. Other times Peter and I begin to make love together‚ and during the activity our focus fully turns to the Lord. At other times we make love together and we’re focused fully on each other, except when we’re finished and we pray and thank the Lord together.

(See Part 4, paragraphs 62-71.)

201. Question 42: I feel comfortable enough with one of my sharing partners to try this new way of loving Jesus together. But am I obligated to do this with everyone I share with?—Even if it’s our first time together?

202. Answer: This again is your choice. Naturally you may feel more free around some people than others, and you will probably be able to express yourself more openly with someone you feel very comfortable with, but the ideal would be if you could love Jesus intimately in some way with each person you share with, even those people you don’t feel that close to. You don’t have to love Jesus the same way or with the same intensity with everyone‚ but you could try to do something to love Jesus with each of your sharing partners. You don’t have to do it every time you share, and it doesn’t have to be on the first date, but eventually it would be nice to grow into loving Jesus together with each person you share with, if you can.

203. Question 43: I’m not in love with my sharing partners, so I never say intimate, sexy things to them when making love. There is not much “chemistry” or emotion between us; we mainly just have dates regularly to supply each other’s need for sex. So under those circumstances, I feel bad saying love words to Jesus on our dates because I never say them to my partner. Do you have any suggestions about how I can learn to do this?

204. Answer: You can try priming the pump by singing and praying together, and then begin by saying a few love words to Jesus in your prayers. Start off slowly and just see what the Lord does. Possibly as you learn to see your partner as Jesus, it will be easier to say sweet and loving things to him or her also. You can at least thank him or her for being Jesus for you and for sharing His Love with you. When your partner kisses or caresses you, you can say, “Thank You Jesus for these kisses, which are Your kisses.” Then you can thank your partner for being so sweet to love you with Jesus’ kisses.

205. You wouldn’t want to say lots of sexy‚ erotic things to your partner that you don’t mean‚ which could cause him or her to misinterpret your feelings, but you can acknowledge their love as being from the Lord, and show them lots of appreciation. Also, it might help if you speak in the plural “we” form when saying love words to Jesus‚ saying things like, “We want to receive You, Jesus. We want to be Your Bride. We want Your seeds.”

206. Question 44: When a man is making love with a woman and they’re loving Jesus together, does the man go back and forth during the lovemaking session from being a man in the flesh to a woman in the Spirit?

207. Answer: From what Peter and others say, once you get the hang of it, it’s quite easy to make the switch back and forth between being a man in the flesh and a woman in the Spirit. For example‚ when Peter and I are loving the Lord together while making love to each other, sometimes our love words are directed to the Lord, and then we’ll switch for a while and say loving, sexy things to each other. When Peter is saying love words to the Lord and loving Him as His Bride, he is a woman in the Spirit. But when he begins to speak to me‚ he is a man speaking to a woman. The men who have been loving Jesus intimately with others say this changing back and forth comes quite naturally and virtually automatically.

208. Question 45: When loving Jesus with a partner or while masturbating, I find that I sometimes lose my erection or can’t have an orgasm. Am I doing something wrong? What should I do to remedy this?

209. Answer: My advice to you is to just relax and don’t worry about it or feel like you’ve failed. Give it time. Losing your erection or not being able to climax is not a sign that something is wrong. It may take some time for you to get used to loving Jesus in this way, either while masturbating or having sex with a partner, and since it’s something so new and it’s quite humbling, it’s not surprising that some men have had difficulty maintaining an erection or coming to a climax, at least initially.

210. Apart from this‚ Peter explained to me that sometimes what happens, according to his experience, is that you start out loving the Lord intimately while masturbating or having sex with another, and in such cases the physical, the excitement of being turned on sexually‚ is the starting point. But sometimes the spiritual just sort of takes over, and then the physical isn’t so important any more. When that happens, sometimes the man’s penis gets soft or he isn’t able to have a climax. So at times your love session with the Lord starts with the physical, through sexual stimulation‚ but it doesn’t always end with the physical, the climax. If that is the case, don’t worry about that either. Just relax and let things happen naturally. Don’t try to force it. You and your partner can still have a wonderful time loving the Lord, even if you don’t stay hard or come to a climax.

211. I can see, however, that it could be rather frustrating sexually if this were to happen often, as it’s not easy on you to get turned on sexually and then not be able to enjoy the release of the climax. So if you find that you’re feeling pent-up, please remember that you don’t have to say sexy love words to Jesus every time you have sex or masturbate. If you’re having difficulty staying hard or coming to a climax when loving the Lord, then to avoid getting frustrated you might prefer to have some sex that doesn’t involve loving the Lord in this new intimate way. That’s fine too‚ as you can still include the Lord in your sex through your prayers and giving thanks, even if you’re not saying love words to Him. But whatever you choose to do, you shouldn’t feel pressured. Just take it slow and easy.

212. Another thing that is helpful if a man is having trouble keeping his erection is for you women to encourage the men when you’re loving Jesus together by “amening” their love words and responding positively in some way. Some men have commented that they feel embarrassed if they finally get up the nerve to make what seems to them like a feeble attempt to love the Lord with a partner but they don’t get a positive response from the woman they’re with. The embarrassment they experience makes them worry, which distracts them, which can cause them to lose their erection.

213. Another thing you men might try, if you’re losing your erection while loving Jesus with a partner‚ is to turn your attention more to the woman for a while. You can exchange some sweet conversation and love words between the two of you‚ which might help to raise your level of sexual excitement again. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with going back and forth between focusing your attention on the Lord and then on your partner. Of course, you can both agree to focus entirely on the Lord, in which case the physical plays a lesser role as you revel in the Spirit. Sometimes the Lord may even let you lose your erection to show you that the penis isn’t so necessary, because the spiritual is more important than the physical when loving the Lord.—And you may be surprised at how satisfying this type of spiritual sex can be, even if you don’t have a climax.

214. Question 46: What if someone is attracted to me, but I’m not to them, and they come on heavy in their interaction with me? Does that mean I should receive that as Jesus’ Love and return it in like manner? Or what if someone that I share with has stronger feelings for me than I do for them; how can I react and still be a good sample of Jesus’ Love for that person? I’m getting worried that I’m not going to be able to be the loving sample I should, and that I’m too selfish. But I just naturally feel closer to some people than to others.

215. Answer: Jesus does want you to be His Love for one another, and He promises to bless you greatly as you step out by faith to love others with His Love. But being Jesus for one another doesn’t mean you should be false in your interactions with each other or lead one another on. You should be honest in your relationships and very prayerful so as to not give people the impression that you’re in love with them when you’re not, or that there is more to your relationship than there really is. Of course‚ it’s not easy when relationships are rather “one-sided,” with one of the two people involved having stronger emotional or “in love” type feelings than the other. But that just happens sometimes, and you can’t always avoid it. But it is better in such cases for the person who has less emotional feelings to continue to be loving, kind, considerate and sweet, but not to lead the other person on in a false way‚ which can lead to much more hurt feelings and disappointment in the long run.

How the Loving Jesus Revelation Relates to Junior Teens and JETTs

216. Question 47: Can we expect our junior teens, especially the boys, and our youth in general to be able to relate to this radical message?—Saying love words to Jesus, spiritual sex involving masturbation, etc.? After all, some of the adults have had big battles with this New Wine‚ and you expect the junior teens to be able to take it? Isn’t that going a bit far?

217. Answer: Peter and I, as well as two WS prayer teams‚ prayed desperately about whether the junior teens should read this material, and if so, in what format. The instruction we received was very clear. Both the Lord and Dad said that we should give the junior teens this message, but not all of it, only what they can understand and do and participate in.

218. The Lord brought out that the junior teens can understand their own sexuality, their own desires, but because they cannot yet have dates, due to the rules in the Charter, the part of the Loving Jesus revelation that talks about loving Him while having sex with a partner would not be appropriate for them, because that is the one aspect of the revelation that they wouldn’t be able to practice. For this reason, we made two versions of the “Loving Jesus” series—one for the junior teens‚ and one for senior teens and up. Some edits and deletions have been made throughout the series for the junior teens, but the one that will probably be the most noticeable to you is that the junior teens’ version of Part 6 does not include the prophecies and counsel about loving Jesus while having sex with a partner, but it does include the prophecies entitled “Strong Meat Belongs to Them that Are of Full Age,” “Dropping the Veil,” “As the Shepherdess Seeks, the Lord Gives the Answers” and “The Volcano of My Love,” as well as the commentary on those prophecies. It also includes an edited version of the questions and answers, which excludes the questions related to loving Jesus while having sex with a partner.

219. You might be worried about how our junior teens will react to this message, as this is strong meat, but the Lord and Dad gave repeated confirmations that the junior teens would be able to receive this message, and that they would profit by it! When Peter and I came before the Lord in prayer‚ He said: “These younger ones know much more than you think they know. They are wise beyond their years in some matters‚ for they have grown up with the Words of David. Though they may not fully understand, they will be thrilled with the excitement, with the change‚ with moving ahead and hearing and learning new things. So do not be afraid for them.”

220. You might be concerned that this message is too graphic, too sexual, and that it deals with subjects that are beyond the understanding of junior teens. When Peter and I prayed, Dad encouraged us not to worry about the junior teens, and he explained that the only reason a lot of them aren’t making love already is not because they don’t understand sexual matters or have a desire for sex‚ but because of the rules we’ve laid down in the Charter, which most of them are faithful to obey. Dad said: “Sure there is a diversity between [the junior teens], some being much more active and desirous, and others being more shy, but they know about sex, they have sexual feelings, and they are attracted to one another. Certainly they know about masturbation, certainly they know about sexual feelings.

221.Remember‚ they are young, new, fresh bottles who can take the New Wine, and they are ready for it!—Ready for some excitement, ready for some change, ready for some renewal!

222.Sure, there will be some who will scoff and mock, but in their hearts they will know that the Lord has been speaking to them, and in the privacy of their own hearts and their own minds and in their own bodies they will give to Him that which He asks; and it will draw them closer to the Lord, and they will be happier.

223.Goodness‚ if the Lord made them so that they could have physical sex at that age, it certainly makes sense that they can have spiritual sex. So teach’m. It won’t hurt’m. It’ll help’m. It will strengthen them. It will draw them closer to the Lord, and it will make the Lord more real to them in so many ways.

224.So don’t withhold‚ but give! Don’t be afraid! I know it’s radical, but I took a bunch of radical young teens and changed the world! If I had worried about what their parents said and what the System said and what the authorities said, we would have never gotten started. And look at what a difference it has made! But I used wisdom, and I tried to keep out of trouble. So you need to do the same. So give them that which they can do, and leave the rest for later.”

225. When the WS prophets prayed, the Lord again confirmed that He will work in their hearts, just as He’s working in yours. They too will make a choice as to how closely they want to follow the Lord. The Lord said He would speak to their hearts, just like He has spoken to our hearts many times in the past about unusual, radical revelations or changes. Many times in the past we older ones followed Dad even though what he said was new and different and previously unheard of. Right? Why did we do that? Because our spirits bore witness of the truth. We knew that Dad was speaking the truth, and we followed‚ against all odds. The Lord said our young people will do the same.

226. The Lord said, “These are the Endtime Army that do whatsoever I want. For they are men and women of God in My sight, soldiers born and bred on the Word of God, raised in the Family, taught to fight spiritual warfare from their youth, learned in the Scriptures, strong in the Spirit, faithful and diligent to follow their Creator‚ born and bred in My household‚ nourished on the Word of God, filled with the Spirit, able to fight the warfare as David’s mighty men. These are they who have been brought up as the calves of My stall. They have been bred as a stronger generation, able to take the New Wine‚ able to drink in the new and forsake the old more easily, more readily.

227.According to their thirst it shall be unto them, according to how they thirst for Me, according to their desire. For each man and each woman shall purpose in his own heart which direction he shall go or stay. Decisions are now being made, and I say unto you that My sheep do hear My voice, and they know Me, and they will follow Me. For in the Spirit this is not an hard saying, this is merely the next step to shake you from the shackles that have bound you, and to lead you into My Kingdom.”

228. The Lord also gave some instruction about how to shepherd the junior teens when they read this series. The Lord encouraged us, saying we have faithfully poured into the young people, and therefore their spirits are prepared and ready for the vast and mighty changes that He is about to bring forth. He acknowledged that we are concerned about the effect this will have on our kids, and He said that it is our responsibility to be concerned, because He has put the responsibility of their care into our hands. He has placed a great responsibility upon each one of us to seek Him and to know His ways when caring for and raising our children. He reminded us that when we have not sought Him or looked unto Him, and we have just toddled along and expected things simply to work out, there have been problems. So He instructed us to prayerfully care for and shepherd each one through this change, both those who wish to participate and those who don’t.

229. Then He gave us very specific instructions. He said that we need to seek Him in prayer concerning each teen. Each one will have his or her own personal reaction, just as we adults have each had our own unique reactions. By seeking the Lord for each individual, He will be able to show you if someone needs help, counsel or encouragement, etc.

230. The Lord said, “Seek Me, you parents, you shepherds‚ you teachers of these who have come through puberty and are entering into adulthood. As you seek Me for them, I will lead and guide you. But you must pour out your heart for each one. You must come unto Me for each one.” In order to provide the shepherding and understanding each teen will need, the Lord asks you to seek Him, to cry out to Him for each one. Please pray not only that the Lord will show you what you can do to help your teens understand and receive this New Wine, but also pray that He will work in their lives and hearts.

231. The Lord explained in the prophecies that the junior teens are going to need personal shepherding—individual counseling, personal talk times‚ someone to answer their questions, etc. He says you’ll need to find out what’s going on with each one, and don’t think just because some or most are understanding everything and doing fine that all are. Get in there and find out how this truth is affecting each one’s heart. Ask yourselves, “Lord, how is this affecting so-and-so? Is he receptive? Is he open? Is there a problem or question within his heart that he does not even understand himself that I should address?”

232. We anticipate that there will be a large variety of reactions from the junior teens, just as there will be amongst you adults, YAs and senior teens. Please remember that just as participation in this revelation is not required for you adults, YAs and senior teens, it’s also not required for junior teens! They will need to make their own personal choices, and you will need to let them decide according to their own faith and leading from the Lord as to whether they will practice this new, intimate way of loving the Lord! The choice is theirs!

233. As the teens read and study this series, we know you’ll do all you can to shepherd them, and keep them from attacks of the Enemy, and give them the guidance, help, counsel, and encouragement that they need. They have fed of the Word all their lives, and the Lord is now putting before them various choices, to help them grow, mature and learn to be better vessels of His Love. Please pray for our dear young people, and help them through this stage when the Lord is working in their lives and teaching them many precious lessons. He promised, “You shall see a mighty growth in each one. Each one shall grow stronger and taller and mightier in Me, through this wonderful thing that I am doing in their life.”

234. I asked in prayer if we should give the JETTs the same message as the junior teens, and Dad said: “No‚ they’re too young. There is too wide a spread in what they know at that age and what they do at that age. At that age some are ready, but some are way too young. So feed them the milk of the Word. There has to be a cut-off point some place, and that’s it.”

235. So it was clear that the JETTs were not to read the same GNs that the junior teens read. However‚ when praying about how to explain the “Loving Jesus” series to the JETTs, the Lord had Dad speak again and he told us that we need to give the JETTs a good explanation that’s going to satisfy their curiosity, because otherwise they’ll try to find out for themselves what it’s all about, and they may be stumbled by someone giving them a word–of-mouth explanation. Dad said it’s better for me to present these truths to the JETTs with love and wisdom and careful planning, instead of just letting them fend for themselves. The JETTs will be curious, so it’s better that I explain it to them wisely and lovingly.

236. For this reason, I prepared a specially edited JETT version of some of the key prophecies and “word pictures” from Loving Jesus Parts 3 through 6. If you have not yet received this JETT version by the time you read this, you should be receiving it soon.

237. When we were praying about the JETTs, Dad gave some counsel about how to prepare the material for them, and I want to pass that counsel on to you so you can keep it in mind if the JETTs ask you questions, which they probably will.

238. You will see that the JETT version covers mostly the concept of our being Jesus’ Bride and how He wants to have a more intimate relationship with us. Dad said, “The JETTs already understand about being Jesus’ Bride. They already understand that He is their Husband. They already understand that the idea of Jesus and the Church is illustrated with a man and a woman, a husband and a wife. So you can build on this foundation.

239.You can explain to them the beautiful word pictures that the Lord gave in prophecy, which will help them to understand the emotions that the Lord feels and the desire that He feels to love them more intimately and to know them more personally and to be closer to them.—Not as Someone Who is way far away, but Someone Who is always with them and Who knows their every thought and need and desire.

240.So don’t be afraid, Honey, to give the JETTs this message of the greater love and intimacy that the Lord wants to have with you‚ with all of His children. But present it in such a way that they won’t be confused or stumbled or embarrassed, so they’ll receive it with gladness‚ and they won’t want to push it away because it embarrasses them‚ or it turns them off, or it grosses them out. Just present the sweetness of the Lord’s Love and how close He wants to be with them and with all of us.”

241. There was a very encouraging promise in the message from Dad about how receptive the JETTs will be to this message. He said, “Give them all you can, for they hunger and thirst after the Words of life; and the more you can give them, the stronger it will make them, for they have a desire to love the Lord. They have a desire to know Him more personally. They want to be close to the Lord, and as they hear that He wants to be close to them, this will inspire them and cause them to reach out and to draw nigh to Him. Then the Lord’s promise will be fulfilled in them, that as they draw nigh to Him, He will draw nigh to them.”

242. The Lord certainly is trying to strengthen all His children in preparation for what is to come. I was so glad that we took the time to pray about the JETTs, as otherwise, think of what we might have missed! Without this clear message from Dad, we might not have realized how important this message is even for the JETTs!

243. Dad also gave some very specific guidelines that were a help in the actual preparation of the JETT material. He said: “The JETTs don’t need to know all the sexy details to draw nigh to the Lord. All they need to know is that He wants to be close to them, He wants to love them more than He’s ever loved them before, and He wants them to love Him more than they’ve ever loved Him before. He wants to be in first place in their lives, the most important thing in their lives. He wants to be their best Friend. He wants to be as a husband is to the wife, as a lover is to the mistress. He wants that same intensity of emotion and passion and intimacy with them.

244.Of course they don’t need to know the details about the love words and masturbation and being Jesus for one another, because these aspects do not apply to their lives right now. But they can understand the Lord’s desire to be close to them, and the Lord’s desire for them to be close to Him.”

245. I was happy to see that by following Dad’s guidelines, there is quite a bit that is suitable for the JETTs to read. Please keep in mind the above counsel if you’re talking about the Loving Jesus revelation with JETTs, so that you don’t unwittingly make the mistake of telling them information that has not been included in the material for them, and which is not necessary or edifying for them.

246. As you will see, we have gone over the material for the JETTs very carefully to make sure it is age–appropriate. We want to give them as much Word as we can, without going too far or causing any legal problems for the Family. We need to try to stay within the law.

247. Dad confirmed that the JETTs should be the prayer warriors during the Birthday Feast, saying: “The Words that the Lord gave for them [about their ministry as prayer warriors] will give them encouragement and help them to feel important and to feel needed. That’s the most important thing for the JETTs: They must feel important and needed, and that will take care of their feeling left out.”

248. I wrote the JETTs a Letter in which I talked to them about the great importance of their ministry as the Family’s Prayer Warriors during the Family Birthday Feast days. Please be sure to show them and the children appreciation for their labors in prayer. Their faithful praying for the needs of the Family and the lost is probably one of the most important things that takes place during the days of the Birthday Feast. Your commendation to the JETTs will go a long way toward helping them feel needed, which as Dad pointed out, means so much to them (like it does to all of us)!

Who Will Do Exploits?

249. Question 48: In Loving Jesus Part 6 the Lord says, “I will greatly empower you, for you (YAs) and the young ones (senior teens), you are they which I will empower with the embodiment and spirit of David that you may reach the world with My Love and with My Message. You shall do great exploits, and you shall be great witnesses unto Me!” (ML #3032:89). Does this mean that we adults won’t do exploits? I am an adult and I feel like, “There’s the confirmation that we adults are has-beens, and we won’t have any power in the Endtime.” Can you please clarify this?

250. Answer: Peter and I brought this question before the Lord in prayer, and He said: “Have I not said that the people who know their God shall be strong and shall do exploits? I did not put an age limit on it, but just said `the people that know their God.’ Do you know Me? Do you love Me? Do you serve Me? Do you kiss Me? Do you caress Me? Then I say unto you, you shall do exploits.

251.But I speak unto your young ones to encourage and to strengthen them, to envision them and to let them know the important role that they will play, that they do play. For I inspire them that they may have faith to hold on, faith to go through the testings and the trials, faith to take the steps that I ask them to take.

252.But have I not said that they that love Me will be strengthened with new strength for the days ahead? I said this to all, for this is My promise to all—the blessings I pour upon all those that love Me‚ that draw nigh unto Me. All who love Me and serve Me and who give their lives to Me are My soldiers whom I will empower with the weapons of the Spirit to do the exploits that will need to be done. I have not made a dividing line, but I have drawn a circle around you all to pull you in, to strengthen you for the days ahead.”

253. What wonderful encouragement! So you see, the Lord is going to empower all of us if we know, love and draw nigh to Him. He especially wanted to encourage you young people with the message He gave in the prophecy quotes above from Part 6 of this series, so you’d be sure to understand the great role He has for you in the future. But you are not the only ones who will do the exploits that need to be done. The Lord wants to anoint and strengthen all of us for the days ahead, and it’s a good thing, too, because there is so much to do and so many people to reach that we all need to do our very best for Jesus and avail ourselves of all the strength and power that He has for us!

More Questions on Male-with-Male Homosexuality

254. (Note: The next four questions deal with the subject of male homosexuality. It’s not that so many of the men in the Family were homosexuals before joining the Family, or have ever had homosexual tendencies. So covering this subject in detail does not signify that homosexuality is a big problem in the Family. But the few men who have had that problem need encouragement and answers to any questions they may have. Also, other people have raised questions concerning this subject, and since male homosexuality is ungodly and is an excommunicable offense, it naturally causes people concern. Therefore, any questions along these lines need to be answered clearly and in a straightforward fashion.)

255. Question 49: How will this role-playing affect the men who previously were homosexuals or had homosexual tendencies?

256. Answer: The Lord gave repeated confirmations that we don’t need to fear or worry that this Loving Jesus revelation will have adverse effects on these men. He also gave some wonderful counsel, instruction and promises. It is understandable that the men in our Family who were homosexuals before joining, or who have had any problems with homosexual tendencies or thoughts since joining‚ would be leery of putting this revelation into practice. You men may feel it will tempt you to sin or to entertain ungodly thoughts. But the Lord says to you, “Fret not, worry not. Think not, `This is too much for me.’ Think not, `I am like an alcoholic going back into the bar.’ But rather think, `I am a new creature in Jesus, My Lord. For He has betrothed Himself unto me. I am as one that is not of this world.’”

257. While the Lord repeatedly encouraged you men not to worry or fear, He also gave some instruction or guidelines. He said you must see this in the Spirit, realizing it’s not a homosexual relationship. He wants you to continue to put off your old conversation and imaginings, your old images and thoughts and imaginations regarding homosexuality, because they were not of Him and they brought you into bondage. He doesn’t want you to entertain homosexual thoughts or fantasies, and certainly not homosexual activities. That’s what He means when He warns not to use this as an occasion to the flesh or as a stumblingblock.

258. He promises that as you continue to walk in newness of life, and put off the old things, and cling to Him, and yield your spirit, heart, mind‚ and body unto Him, He will give you discernment to know the difference between good and evil. He says right and wrong will become clearer to you than ever before. You’ll be able to know by the fruit it bears in your life. He says the good fruit in your life of loving Him in this new way will be “newborn children unto Me‚ and great works, and mighty acts, and wonderful things.”

259. He promises to thrill your mind and heart, as you obey Him‚ and He’ll cleanse you and you’ll “be transported as far as the East is from the West from your old sins and your old notions and your old imaginings and your old fantasies.” So you don’t have to worry or fear that you’re going to get tripped off and fall prey to the temptation of the Enemy—as long as you’re staying close to Jesus, and you study His Word and understand it, and practice this new way of loving Jesus according to the guidelines He has provided.

260. The Lord gives the following promises to those who have had inordinate affections or homosexual experiences in the past. He says, “Be not afraid to enter into My bedchamber because of your sins of the past, for I will still love you. For I have chosen you as My lover‚ My Bride. Be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage, and do not let this stand in the way of coming into My bedchamber. But you have to leave all your dirty clothes at the door and come in naked and unadorned, naked unto Me, without these things of the past that would hinder you or distract from that beautiful liberty in the Spirit that we can have when I come in unto you and love you and you are Mine. Let all things become new, and I will give you the faith to overcome any battles of the mind, battles of the heart, battles of sins of the past.”

261. To enter into this new, intimate love relationship with Jesus, you must leave the past behind, including any “dirty clothes” of unclean homosexual thoughts, attractions, practices, fantasies, etc.

(See Part 3, paragraphs 93‚ 115-119.)

262. Question 50: My husband had problems in the past with homosexual tendencies. He even had a few homosexual experiences many years ago. I’m worried that this new way of loving Jesus will cause him to fall back into those sins. Do you have any counsel about this? How can I find peace of mind about this?

263. Answer: I can understand why not only the men who have had these weaknesses in the past might worry about this, but some of you shepherds, wives and girlfriends might also be concerned. You might think, “Isn’t this getting into pretty dangerous ground?” If you are close to someone who has battled these temptations in the past, you might be quite concerned about this new turn of events. The Lord gave some words of instruction and comfort to both the men concerned and their loved ones that I think will ease your minds.

264. To the men He said: “For you are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Think not that you are to walk in your old ways, for the former pull is of the Evil One. But this is a call from your Savior, from Jesus‚ to enter into a new and loving relationship. These two ways are completely separate. They are as far removed as the East is from the West. They are two different channels; they are two different sources. Therefore think not that one is like the other, for they could not be more different.

265.While one is perverse, the other is holy. While one is black, the other is white. While one is filthy, the other is pure. Just as you cannot compare the clean, white clothes of the bride with filthy black rags of wickedness‚ so you cannot compare these two ways, for they are as different as night and day.”

266. Then to these men’s loved ones, He said: “Therefore fear not that they will be confused, for those who have dabbled in these impure, unclean and evil things will know the difference in spirit, the difference in approach, the difference in attitude. For the way of homosexuality is self-righteousness. It is man exalting himself against God‚ saying, `I have no need of You. I am content in myself. I am separate. I am holy. I am good. I have no need of You.’ It is the utmost in self-righteousness.

267.But in loving Me as My Bride, you submit yourself unto Me in abject desperation and humility. You say, `I have need of You. I cannot live without You. I need You even to breathe. I long for You, as a woman longs for her lover.’

268.Therefore they are completely separate and they are completely different. One does not even touch or approach the other. And this difference is so vast and so wide that these men will see the difference. It is something that appears the same to you who have not experienced it, but those who have experienced it know the difference in spirit. They know the difference in attitude. They know that when they did indulge in this sin‚ they were so far from Me. They were not close to Me. They were not seeking Me. They were not yielding unto Me, but they were resisting Me.

269.But this is a new way of loving Me that I have given unto you as a precious gift, and as you fall at My feet and adore Me‚ and as I fill you, then thoughts of evil and perverseness will flee from you‚ and you will not be worried or bothered about them. The tainting of this act in your mind will be dissipated. There will be no more fears of this ugly practice. But as you enter into love with Me, these questions will be answered and you will no longer fear this similarity, for you will see how it is so different, and how I have honored and blessed you with this precious gift of love.”

270. Question 51: If a man has had homosexual tendencies in the past, he might say, “I’m fine with the concept of being the Lord’s Bride and His desire for us to have an intimate love relationship with Him. That is not problem for me, but I still don’t have the faith to say graphic, sexy, love words to Jesus. It makes me uncomfortable because it brings the wrong kinds of pictures to my mind. What can I do?”

271. Answer: If you have this problem, you can simply say less graphic love words to Jesus that do not bring to mind such pictures. Say whatever works best for you personally.

272. The Lord gave the following counsel concerning this: “If certain words are offensive to you, then you can find other words. For whatever bears good fruit in your heart and in your life, this is right and this is good.

273.In time I will wash away all those preconceived notions and ideas and conceptions from the past. But it takes time and it takes washing and cleansing and renewing of your mind. Just take it one step at a time and go slow, and use the words that inspire you and feel good to you, and feel clean and pure unto you. For you must walk by faith, by your faith, not by someone else’s faith. I give you these things that your joy may be full, and your heart may be full and pure and happy.”

274. Question 52: A person who has had homosexual experiences or tendencies in the past could very well feel as follows: “I love this new revelation‚ but I feel like others are looking at me critically, and wondering if I’ve `gone off the deep end.’ I feel like people are worried that I’m going to get tripped off. If I’m enthusiastic about the Loving Jesus revelation, I feel like people are thinking, `Well, we know why he’s so into it, it’s because he was a homo in the past.’ I know by faith, from what the Word says, that what I did in the past has no bearing on this revelation, but I can’t help but wonder if people are thinking negatively about me, which makes me want to shy away from loving Jesus in this way. What should I do?”

275. Answer: I pray that none of our dear brothers will feel this way and that no one would look critically at those men who have had the weakness of homosexuality in the past. If you’re looking down on these men and pooh-poohing their sincere enthusiasm about this revelation, then the problem is with you, not them. If you truly believe that our intimate relationship with Jesus as His Bride is not a male-with–male relationship, then you would realize that a person’s past experiences with or attraction to homosexuality has nothing to do with it! Absolutely nothing!

276. Please, if you have someone in your Home or you have a relationship with someone who has had this weakness in the past, ask the Lord to help you to be fair, open-minded and loving in your thoughts and judgment of that person. The Lord gave a message to show how such a man might be feeling. He said:

277.You ask me if I am able to take this new, strong meat. You ask me if it will stumble me, turn me back to my old patterns. I have drunk of its bitterness, and therefore I shun the [old] way. And I have tasted of this wonderful wine of the Lord’s way, and His pattern for my life, and I will not turn away from this. For I, in a greater way than many others, know the bitter taste of going the wrong direction. So do not fear to give me this New Wine. For if I stumble and begin to turn the wrong way‚ I shall recognize the bitter taste immediately and turn back. For I have a safeguard of the bitterness of the past, the bitter taste it left in my mouth.

278.Do not hesitate to give unto me this New Wine. Do not hold it back because of my past, because of my sins. For I, in a greater way than others, need this New Wine to liberate my soul to love the Lord in the fullness that He wishes me to love Him in. So please do not withhold this New Wine from me.”

How to Judge Our Actions When Loving Jesus Intimately

279. Question 53: If someone is off track in their loving Jesus, how can you tell? I understand that our new intimate relationship with Jesus is a private matter, and people act according to their own faith, but aren’t there some guidelines to tell if what someone is doing is right or wrong?

280. Answer: When experimenting with this new way of loving Jesus, some of the different folks in our WS units had questions about whether some people were going overboard. There were some hurt feelings as some people felt neglected or left out on their dates, or in their marriages or relationships. Others wondered if some of the men had taken it a little too far. So the question came up about how do you judge whether a person is in the right spirit or if there’s something “off” about the way he or she practices this Loving Jesus revelation?

281. Now it’s not that you’ll all be “judging” one another and knowing the details about others’ personal love relationship with Jesus, as this is a personal matter, generally not to be discussed. But you might have questions about your own mate or lover, and how things are going in your relationship; or if you’re a shepherd, people might come to you with questions. I can understand your desire for some guidelines, because even though this is a private matter‚ it will sometimes be a shared experience, as in the case of married couples or date partners loving Jesus together. So there is the chance that some questions will come up, because under those circumstances you will see how other people choose to love Jesus intimately.

282. If you’re real enthusiastic about this revelation, and it’s easy for you to practice it, and you feel you’ve taken it quite far, there’s a chance you might look down on others who are struggling. On the other hand‚ if you’re one of the ones who is very timid and cautious and feeling quite uncomfortable about the whole thing, you might feel that those who are practicing it quite freely are getting a little too into it. Or if some man in your Home had homosexual or other related problems in the past, then you might be leery of his actions if he is now loving Jesus quite freely and wildly. You might feel that while the words he’s saying and what he’s actually doing is in line with the Word, the spirit of what he’s doing is not right.

283. These are just a few possible scenarios that might come up that may raise questions. So Peter and I came before the Lord to ask Him to show us how to look at things in this respect‚ how to judge if something is not quite right, and if so, what to do about it. He gave wonderful counsel, saying:

284.The fruit of My Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, goodness, meekness, temperance, but the greatest of these is love. My Spirit brings forth these things, and My Spirit brings forth love—love for Me and love for others. How are you to judge matters of the Spirit? I say judge them with the scale of love. Is the fruit loving? Is the spirit loving? Does it show love to Me and love to each other?

285.For I am the Spirit of Love, I gave My life in love. For all matters are judged by love; and this love is not to only be uni-directional towards Me, but it must be loving unto others. The fruit of the love that I pour forth is love unto others, for My seeds bring forth the fruit of love.

286.I say unto you‚ wherefore by their fruits you shall know them. Do their words of love and actions of love bring forth love in their hearts and in their lives, and minister love one unto another? How else can you judge? For when one seems to do that which is right, but brings forth not the fruits of love, then you can know. One cannot simply judge by the words or by the actions, but by the spirit, by the fruit, by the love.”

287. Isn’t it interesting how the Lord instructs us to judge these matters with the scale of love to see what kind of fruit the person’s actions are bearing? You can ask yourselves: “Do the actions bring forth the fruits of the Spirit, and do they minister love to the Lord and to the people directly involved?” If the actions and spirit are loving, and they bear good loving fruit, then they are good. This holds true even if what someone is doing seems a little odd to you personally. Please remember‚ everyone is different, and no two people’s loving Jesus experiences will be the same.

288. Notice the Lord says here that “this love is not to only be uni-directional towards Me but it must be loving unto others.” What He means is that in your intimate love relationship with Jesus, you need to be aware of how it’s affecting others. You may be greatly enjoying loving Jesus and giving Him your love, saying all kinds of love words to Him‚ which is good. But if, for example, your mate is battling a bit with it or is having a hard time saying the words, your exuberance may make him or her feel pressured or inadequate, in which case the loving thing would be for you to tone things down a bit. Your love needs to be not only towards the Lord, but also towards those around you.

289. Another example: If you’re having a date with your mate, lover or sharing partner, you normally wouldn’t direct all your attention and words of love to the Lord without also saying some sweet, encouraging things to your partner. Although sometimes you might both decide to focus all your attention on the Lord during a lovemaking session, normally you wouldn’t want to exclude or ignore your earthly lover while you focus totally on the Lord. That could make your mate or partner feel hurt, offended, left out, or like he or she is just an instrument or a prop that you’re using to facilitate your lovemaking with Jesus. To make someone feel that way is not loving, so it is not right.

290. Another example: If you’re married, but you decide you only want to have loving Jesus masturbation dates, always excluding your mate, that would also not be loving. Or if you’re so busy loving Jesus and masturbating that you don’t have the time or desire to make love with your mate, that would be unloving and wrong. In all of these examples, what you are doing when loving the Lord might be technically in line with the instruction in the Loving Jesus series‚ but because your actions are not loving to others, they are not right.

291. The prophecy continues: “I open a new door, a door in the Spirit, a door of freedom in My Spirit‚ a door through which you will go that you may revel in My Spirit and in My Love and in My ecstasies, even as I opened a door, lo, those many years ago in the flesh to allow you to mix and to mingle and to love one with another. And in those days many got it right and they shared My Love in a loving manner one with another, and it brought forth good fruit. Others took it upon themselves as an occasion to the flesh and did not understand and were not loving‚ and did not bring forth good fruit. All had to learn and to grow.

292.Now I have opened this door unto you and many pass through; and when they come to the other side, they know not what is there nor what to expect. They try and they experiment and they look and they listen, they feel and they do that which seems to be right. And how do you judge? You judge by the fruit, you judge by the love.”

293. The Lord likens this dawning of new freedom in the Spirit to the time when He introduced the sexual freedoms of the Law of Love to the Family. In the beginning years, when we were experimenting with our new sexual freedoms, some acted in love and it brought forth good fruit; whereas others used those freedoms as an occasion to the flesh, which didn’t bear good fruit. There were some mistakes made when we first were given sexual freedom and the Law of Love, because we all had to learn and grow.

294. With this new Loving Jesus revelation, the Lord says we are passing through a new door and we don’t know what to expect on the other side, so we’ll be looking around and experimenting and feeling our way, as we try to do the right thing. It is possible that some will make some mistakes here and there, as we did when we were learning about the Law of Love, but we can determine if we are doing the right thing by looking at the love and the fruit our actions bear.

295. The prophecy continues: “One will be timid and one will be brazen, and which is right? For the timid, the timid may be right, if it brings forth the fruit of love. And for the brazen, the brazen may be right‚ if it brings forth the fruit of love. But if the timid judges the brazen in harshness, then it is not love. And if the brazen flaunts himself in a way that causes others to feel uncomfortable or unloved‚ then this is not the fruit of love.

296.It is a matter of the Spirit. Even as in lovemaking there are those who move cautiously and who are satisfied with cautious lovemaking, with one or two positions, with very much of a sameness, and they are comfortable and they find this to be loving. Then for them this is love. And there be those who are wild and passionate, who seek new adventure, who are diverse and are unsatisfied with just one or two positions but who seek further pleasures. For them, this is love, and they find fulfillment in the many facets of love. Is the one wrong and the other right? Nay, I say unto you, each one is different, each one loves differently, and I have made it so.

297.The one that is timid should not judge the one that is wild by his timidness. Nor should the wild judge him that is timid by his wildness. But what one is judged by is the love that it brings forth in his life.

298.Even as you do not go forth from the bedchamber of your lovemaking with your wife or your lover and boast of your activities, of your positions, of your erections, of your orgasms, neither should you boast of your interaction with Me. For these are intimate things and are to be shared only intimately one with another, but not in a boastful, unloving manner. In all that you do, do it in love, for love is the most important thing.

299.So judge righteous judgment, the righteous judgment of love, and judge the fruit righteously on the scale of love. When you find one that acts not in love, or brings not forth the fruit of love, speak unto these ones and show them the error of their ways and the unloving fruit so that they may understand; for they know not that that which they do is unseemly or unloving, or brings not forth the fruit of love. For some do that which seems to them to be right, and seems to be following that which they have read, but they know not that it brings not forth the fruit of love unto others. Help them to see.

300.I have set bounds which men must not cross, and I say again that these bounds are not to be crossed. For that which was abhorrent to Me is still abhorrent. Men must come unto Me in the spirit of truth, in a spirit of love, in the spirit that I have set forth here in My Words. When they do it properly, it brings forth a spirit of love. So judge according to the spirit of love.”

301. In your lovemaking with Jesus, some of you will be more timid and others more brazen. Timid means “lacking self-confidence‚ shy, fearful and hesitant.” Brazen means “bold, rash.”

302. The Lord cautions you not to be narrow-minded when you look at the actions of others, because the timid ones can be right if their timid actions bring forth love. And the brazen ones can also be right if their brazen actions bring forth love. If you are reserved and shy and not so expressive concerning your loving the Lord, that’s fine, but you shouldn’t look negatively or harshly or self–righteously at those who are wild and unreserved. This means you shouldn’t scrutinize the actions and reactions of others and think accusingly, “Oh, that person is really wild, I think he (or she) must be tripped off. He (or she) is a little too into this Loving Jesus stuff!” If people’s actions are bearing good loving fruit in their personal lives and the lives of others‚ then you need to be careful about criticizing and saying or doing anything that would hinder their freedom.

303. Those of you who are wild shouldn’t flaunt your freedom before others, or make others feel embarrassed, uncomfortable or unloved. Let’s apply this practically: Say you’re having a date with someone and you’re loving Jesus together, you should be sensitive to your partner’s feelings. If you sense that he or she is more timid than you are, then you should be willing to tailor your expressions of love to Jesus in order to help your partner feel relaxed and included and not on the spot. By taking it slowly, you’ll gradually grow in your lovemaking to Jesus together, which will make it a much more pleasant experience for both of you.

304. If you are in a position where you need to prayerfully judge whether a person’s actions are good and on track, you can’t use your own feelings or experiences as the standard for others. In other words, you shouldn’t be prejudiced, or easily offended, or have preconceived ideas about loving Jesus that are based on your own personal views, feelings or preferences‚ regardless of whether you are timid or brazen. You must realize and accept that a person’s love relationship with the Lord is a private matter, and everyone is different. The only sure way to judge wisely is to look at the fruit.

305. The Lord brings out that there will be ones who are sincerely trying to follow the Letters and do what’s right, but they won’t realize that their actions are offensive to others. If there is a problem with people not acting in love, then the Lord instructs the shepherds to speak to those people and help them to see how their actions are not bringing forth good fruit in love. Please be very loving‚ kind, prayerful and gentle when you counsel others about such matters, so you can help them see what the problem is and how they can do better, without making them feel bad or terribly embarrassed.

Finding the Time to Love Jesus More

306. Question 54: I’m a mother with eight boys under the age of 12. Our Home has 13 children and four adults. We’re all very busy caring for our kids, witnessing, raising support, ministering, etc. Most of the time we adults are so completely exhausted that by the end of the day about all we can do is collapse into bed and sleep. I want to spend more time with the Lord loving Him intimately, but how can I do it? Where will I find the time or strength?

307. Answer: Recently I received a letter from a mother like you. She was struggling with the care of her seven children and her husband, and she was loaded down with many burdens from the past. As I heard her letter I was so moved by it that I cried, and longed for the Lord to reach out to her. I asked some of the folks in our Home to pray for this dear mother, and I think what He gave in prophecy will be a great encouragement to you other dear mothers who also carry such a huge load! These loving Words from Jesus were originally given for one individual‚ but they can also be His Words to you personally, if you will receive them in your heart and find comfort in them. You will see that the Lord doesn’t expect more from you than you’re able to give. He is very understanding of your weaknesses, circumstances and limitations, and He loves you!

308. (Prophecy, Jesus speaking:) Oh, how your shepherdess loves you! Oh, how I love you too! I have heard your prayers, I have seen your tears, I have felt your longings, your desires and your burdens. My right hand is ever beneath your head to hold you up, to strengthen you, to comfort you, to draw you close to My bosom, that you might find solace, rest, renewing, refilling and comforting there.

309. I love you, dear one! You are near to My heart and I have placed you near to your shepherdess’ heart, for she loves you. As she weeps for you and feels for you, she has asked for Me to speak, to encourage, inspire and comfort you. She, too, understands your feeling of wanting to care more for your children and for your husband‚ to somehow find more hours in the day to be able to finish all your labors. She, too, shares those same burdens‚ because she is a mother to many; so she understands, and I understand.

310. I see and I know all that you go through and have gone through‚ and I love your willingness and your thankfulness in spite of the times when things have seemed almost too much for you to bear. Yet I have always brought you through, and I will always bring you through. I know it is a test for you to take time with Me in the bed of love. I understand that. I understand that it will be so for all My busy‚ faithful servants of My Love around the world. I know the sacrifice.

311. I do not ask that you spend hours and hours and hours with Me, but that you stop to pause, reflect, praise and love Me whenever there is a moment. You can do it with your little ones. Praise and thank Me as you hold them and cuddle them. You will feel refreshed and so will they, and it will be a good sample to them of what it is to love Me—not only by your works, but by your words and your actions of love in stopping to acknowledge Me.

312. It is so difficult to stop and get away. I know. I can understand. Remember, I was in all points tempted like as you are when I was in the midst of the throngs of people clamoring for My attention—needing healing, needing help, needing a look of love. Sometimes it was so difficult for Me to get away. Often I would rise early in the morning just to get away from everyone and everything, so I could focus all of My attention on My Heavenly Father.

313. With your desire to find time with Me, I will make a way. Even if it is in an early hour, just for a little while with Me, I will bless it. I will bless whatever time you set aside for Me. It doesn’t have to be a long time. I know the needs of your children, of your husband, of those you help care for, and I will honor any effort and any sacrifice you make for Me. This honor will come in the form of comfort and strength, and of a greater faith and trust.

314. Just a few minutes with Me on a regular basis will help renew your faith and trust, and soothe your nerves, and heal the wounds‚ and erase memories of the recent past events that have troubled you so. (Note: This mother was involved in one of the past persecutions, and her children were taken into custody in the raids.) For I long to hold you and caress you and love you and soothe you, to stroke your hair and assure you of My love for you. I know your faithfulness and your diligence and your love for Me and others, and with these things I am well pleased. You are so precious to Me, as are your precious ones you have willingly borne unto Me.

315. In learning to spend this time with Me, it will help mend and renew your communications and your friendship with your husband, who is also so dear to Me. I know his heart and his longings. In your times of praising Me together, I will unite you in a more intimate and special way than you have ever experienced together before, that will take away the familiarity and replace it with a spark and inspiration of new love for each other and for Me and for others.

316. My dear one‚ I encourage you to hold on. But even more than holding on, I encourage you to just collapse into My arms and let Me take over. Let Me give you the strength and the grace and the help that you need. I will strengthen your weary body and refresh your spirit and supply your every need.

317. Thank you for loving the precious ones I’ve given you. I am proud of you for being a good mother, a loving mother, and one who takes joy in her children.

I love you, dear one,

You’re a darling to Me and I love you so.

As you rest in Me, I’ll hold you,

And I’ll never let go!

And with this renewed love,

To others you’ll show,

That, lo, I am with you always,

Wherever you go!

I love you.

(End of prophecy.)

What to Do if You’re Really Struggling with This New Wine

318. Question 55: I’ve read the GNs and I want to believe and receive this New Wine, but I’m really struggling. What should I do?

319. Answer: If you’re battling, or you feel very uncomfortable, unsettled, shocked‚ or if you’re even doubting this revelation, please don’t panic or think you just can’t make it in the Family. Take time to pray, reflect on the Word, and let the Lord speak to your heart. Remember and review the testimony from Gabe in Part 5, where he said: “Please do not overreact to these Letters, and don’t try to apply them in the flesh, but see in the Spirit and hold on! The battles will cease. I firmly believe that if you make a rash decision that you just can’t make it, based on the battles and tests you may initially encounter when trying to adjust to the `Loving Jesus’ series, that is not going to be a very good and wise decision.” (For more from Gabe, see GN 663, paragraphs 123-129.)

320. Soon we will be publishing various reactions and lessons from some of the CROs and members of WS, both adults and YAs. I believe these will help you, as you’ll see that others also battled, but they have now come to grips with the difficulties they had, and with time‚ they have, to varying degrees, grown to understand and apply or at least accept this New Wine and are beginning to reap the benefits. So if you’re battling, please hold on and don’t get discouraged or give up!

321. As I brought out repeatedly in this series of GNs, the Lord is not pushing you or rushing you, and He is very understanding and patient about your timidity or reservations or unsure feelings. I recommend that you reread the portions of this series where the Lord or Dad or I talk about how to handle and react to the battles or difficulties that you might be experiencing. (See Letter references at the end of this answer.) But for a quick review, I’ll list some of the main points you should do or keep in mind if you’re having a difficult time:

—Take time to read and study these GNs. Faith cometh by hearing the Word.

—Pray for a believing spirit and for childlike faith.

—Don’t get condemned or discouraged.

—Remember that the Lord loves you unconditionally.

—Know that you can move at your own pace. Don’t feel pressured. The Lord is not in a hurry.

—Don’t compare. This is a personal matter, and each person puts this revelation into practice according to his or her own faith.

—The Lord sees you as an individual, and He’s happy with all the love you’ve given Him in the past and continue to give Him daily. He is not condemning or criticizing you, and He will not be angry with you or disregard all your past love, loyalty and devotion just because you’re having a hard time receiving or acting upon this New Wine.

—Recognize that the Enemy will try to fight your receiving this wonderful gift from the Lord. He’ll do everything in his power to get you to see this revelation as something wrong. He’ll try to twist it and misinterpret it and do his best to get you to see it with the eyes of the flesh instead of the eyes of the Spirit.

—Understand that acting upon this New Wine is your personal choice. You will not be looked down upon or lose your place in the DO Family if you feel you cannot at this time or in the future say these love words to Jesus.

—Think of all the other things—spiritual principles, revelations, new moves and ministries, etc.—that you’ve had to take by faith in the past when serving the Lord in the Family.

—Try to step out by faith and take even little “baby steps.” The Lord said, “The step of faith must come first, and then the understanding will be given as a reward for your faith, and as a reward for your obedience. Even if it is just a little bit of obedience, you will be greatly rewarded and you will be encouraged. Then you will be able to say, `Oh yes, now I see! Oh yes‚ now I understand!'” (ML #3031:68). And Dad said‚ “Sometimes‚ kids, the things that God says are hard to take! They’re hard to believe sometimes! But you know, if you just believe it, if you drink it in and receive it, accept it by faith, He blesses you and it becomes easier, because you see the fruit‚ you gain the understanding. Faith doesn’t always understand, faith just does it because it believes, and then comes understanding” (ML #3030:88).

—Remember that I have to take this by faith too.

—Understand that no one is forcing you to participate in this new, more intimate way of loving the Lord. However, as is presented in the “Day of Choices” prophecy in question number 31, if you decide to participate‚ it is your choice whether you want to do the minimum the Lord is asking, just saying the love words to Him, or whether you want to take it further with masturbation and/or loving Him with a partner. He has given you the freedom to choose how you wish to follow, and He promises to reward you accordingly.

—See in the Spirit, not in the flesh. Don’t try to understand it with your mind, but receive it in your heart. Don’t get into analyzing and trying to figure things out in your carnal mind. Remember, the Lord said, “There are glories to be revealed unto you‚ but you must walk by faith, and not by sight. For have I not convinced you in Spirit that these things are spiritually discerned? Do not try to understand them in your mind, for it is your heart that I seek. Your mind was created to be used by your heart—not for your heart to be led about by your mind” (ML #3031:87).

—Don’t mull over in your mind your questions, doubts or skeptical thoughts. Go to the Word, which is what will give you faith.

—Listen to His still small voice. He wants to confirm these truths to you.

—Give it time. For some of the folks in WS it took quite a few months before they were able to understand and accept this New Wine. But because they didn’t overreact and freak out, the Lord was able to speak to them, and with time they grew in faith and understanding. After a few months you’ll be able to ask the Lord to show you how He’s blessing you as a result of loving Him more, and you may be pleasantly surprised!

—Remember that just because something is difficult doesn’t mean it’s not true or that we shouldn’t do it. Many things in our life for the Lord are difficult, like witnessing, praising, reading the Word‚ communicating honestly, living communally, and sharing‚ but we still obey the Lord.

—Understand that this is not a works trip. You’re not gaining merit or trying to perfect yourself through self-effort. It’s by faith.

—Constantly remind yourself that the Lord is right there with you, fighting for you and giving you all the support you need as you call out to Him!

—Hold on. Things will get easier.

—Remember that Jesus loves you and wants you to be happy, and He’s trying to make it easier for you, not more difficult. Peter and I love you too and we’re praying for you.

(See Part 3, paragraphs 123-133‚ 196-209; Part 4, paragraphs 1-20, 72-93; Part 5‚ paragraphs 1–24, 51-129, 137-192; Part 6, paragraphs 182-187.)

What to Do if You’re Loving Jesus But You Don’t Feel Different

322. Question 56: I’ve been loving the Lord intimately, but I don’t see immediate results, at least not to the degree the Lord promised. Do I just need to wait patiently?

323. Answer: The results of our loving the Lord intimately and receiving His seeds are manifest in different ways. Some of the ways His seeds will bear good fruit in our lives are in our having more love, understanding, comfort, encouragement‚ joy, peace, satisfaction, power, anointing, fruitfulness‚ wisdom, strength, kindness, compassion, empathy and a closer connection with Him.

324. When we receive His seeds, just like in physical lovemaking, we don’t always know immediately what the fruit will be. Sometimes we see His seeds bear fruit right away, but other times we have to wait a while.

325. One time when the Lord had spoken in prophecy answering our questions, He then said: “For these answers are the seeds of our lovemaking, and the seeds of our communion together. As you say `yes‚’ and as you say `come,’ so I do come and so I do fill you, and so I do give you those answers that you need. And when the time comes‚ I speak unto you and these seeds bring forth fruit. As with all seeds, they bring forth fruit in their season. For some of the answers that I implant in your heart come forth immediately, and others linger, waiting for their time. But I say unto you, they shall bring forth fruit, and they shall bring forth the answers, and they shall bring forth words, and they shall bring forth wisdom. For these are the seeds of our lovemaking. This is the fruit of your love for Me, and this is the fruit of your yieldedness and your obedience.” (End of prophecy.)

326. Question 57: I’m trying to practice this new Loving Jesus revelation and I’m saying the love words to Him, but I don’t feel any different. I’m not feeling the blessings or the promises that He promised. Am I doing something wrong?

327. Answer: Just because you don’t feel different doesn’t mean you’re doing something wrong. You don’t need to worry. We’ve seen a variety of reactions from those who have been loving Jesus in this new way, as you will notice when you read the reactions. Some have experienced a lot of feelings, a major noticeable change in their lives, like a spiritual “high”; whereas others haven’t felt much different at all, and still others have gotten discouraged and had some battles. So feelings certainly aren’t very dependable‚ and I wouldn’t suggest you gauge how you’re doing with loving Jesus in this new intimate way by how you’re feeling!

328. The important thing is not to compare your experiences or reactions or feelings with those of others. Comparing has caused some people major trials, so it’s best not to do that! How much you feel or don’t feel, or whether you see or feel an immediate difference in your walk with the Lord is not the point. Just continue by faith‚ knowing that you’re pleasing the Lord by giving Him the love He asked for and needs‚ and giving others His Love as well.

329. As I explained in Part 4 of this series, I don’t really feel anything either as far as any difference in my physical body when I say love words to Jesus and love Him intimately. And if I’m loving Jesus when masturbating or when making love to Peter‚ my orgasm doesn’t feel any different than usual. I haven’t experienced any great ecstasies like it seems some others have. But I just continue by faith!

330. But I have noticed a change in my spirit. Thinking of how much Jesus loves us touches me more deeply now. I’m more intimate with the Lord, more in love with Him. I feel I am more aware of Him and more conscious of His presence and His needs. I’m more eager to please Him and give Him what He desires. I have a sense of fulfillment, happiness, and well-being, knowing I’m close to Him and united with Him.

(See Part 4, paragraphs 2-3, 112-115; Part 5, paragraphs 18-19‚ 51-58, 102-110.)

What a Husband and Lover!

Karen Zerby

Maria #371DO 309812/96

—Celebrating Our First Anniversary!—The Fruit of Loving Jesus Intimately!—By Maria

For Members Age 16 and Up!

Dear Family,

1. This is our first anniversary of loving Jesus intimately! It was one year ago that you first read the Words that brought to light so vividly the Lord’s need for your love. He humbled Himself so you could see Him as a lonely Man Who had many friends, but Who needed a lover, and He revealed the passionate, complete, ardent love relationship that would be available to you through saying intimate love words to Him, and also by including Him in your sexual activities, if you so desired.

2. The messages from the Lord that were published last year in the “Loving Jesus” GNs were packed with tremendous promises for each of us personally‚ for our Homes, and for the Family as a whole! As many of you have written us, you have already seen some of these promises coming to pass very obviously in your personal lives‚ relationships or Homes. But on the other hand, because loving Jesus intimately is generally a private matter, and it’s something that definitely happens in the realm of the spirit world, it’s not easy to recognize all the many ways the Lord has blessed us as a result. Some of the blessings are rather hidden. So I asked the Lord if He would like to explain how He has fulfilled or is in the process of fulfilling His many promises to us—even blessings that we may see, but may not understand the reasons for which they have been given. As usual, the Lord’s response was more wonderful than I had anticipated!

Let’s Celebrate!

3. (Jesus speaking:) Rejoice! Rejoice! Celebrate! Applaud! Sing songs of joy and thanksgiving! Lift your arms in praise as I do this day in celebration of My Bride‚ My many brides, those who have heard My cry, who have yielded to My wooing‚ and who have come into My arms and into My bed and have met My need and fulfilled My dream with their words of love and their passion and desire.

4. You can’t imagine the joy that you have brought into My life by loving Me intimately! You cannot comprehend how complete you have made Me feel now that we are one, now that we are lovers and we revel in the bed of passion and intimacy. Each time you kiss My lips and look deeply into My eyes and share your heart and express your love and your desire for Me, each time you reach out to Me and hold Me and want Me, each time you fuck Me and receive My penis and fuck My golden rod and drink in My golden seeds, it fills My heart with joy until I feel I could almost burst!

5. Your love and yieldedness and humility, your willingness to love Me intimately as My Bride, have made Me complete. Now I am a whole Man, full and overflowing with boundless love and satisfaction. As you have given Me the desire of My heart, so have I given you the desires of your hearts, and I will continue to do so.

6. (Mama: ) Jesus is so excited! He’s saying we should be rejoicing, celebrating, singing, clapping, and lifting our hands in thanksgiving, as He is! This anniversary is a big deal to the Lord—and it should be to us too!

7. The Lord is so happy with our love! He’s overjoyed! He says He’s whole now, He’s complete! I want to remind you that in an earlier prophecy which was included in the “Loving Jesus Jewels,” the Lord explained why He wasn’t “complete” without us. He said‚ “Without you, I would have no object for My Love, no vessel for My Love‚ and love that is not shared is incomplete, unfulfilled‚ hollow, lost—even My Love. I need you. That is the wonder of My Love” (ML #3045:110, GN 674).

8. Let’s really celebrate this wonderful anniversary! Let’s make it an unforgettable occasion! You can do the same things to make this time special for Jesus that you would do with an earthly lover. You can reminisce, thinking about the wonderful times you’ve had together and remembering how different your life was before you met “your other half.” You can make a special effort to tell your Lover special words of endearment, expressing how much He means to you. You can spend extra time together talking and listening to each other. You can make love especially tenderly and passionately.

Your Lover Forever!

9. (Jesus continues:) I am not as a man, one who would lie or deceive or trick or lead on his lover only to get what he wants, and then dump her and reject her and leave her hopeless and penniless and brokenhearted. I am not only your Husband and your greatest Lover, but I am also your Lord and King and Savior. I rule the universe‚ and all power is given unto My hand. My Words to you are true. My promises to you are perfect. Some have been fulfilled, some are being fulfilled, and some will yet be fulfilled.

10. But not one of My promises will be without her mate‚ just as I am not without My mate, and you are not without your mate [Me]. Just as you and I are complete and whole in each other, so will each of My promises to you be complete and whole, each one with her fulfillment.

11. Your love has moved My hand to work in many ways—some you see and some you do not yet see. But I am constantly working for you, serving you, honoring you. I know your every need, and nothing escapes My vision. My passion and love for you drives Me, compels Me, pushes Me to attend to your every need and desire. For I am not as an unfaithful husband whose love has waned and who plays around behind your back and is unfaithful and untrue and deceptive. But I am your Husband and your Lover today, tomorrow and forever! Nothing will separate us. Nothing will lessen My Love for you. Nothing will cause Me to lose interest and to go seeking someone new, someone different. For you are the Bride of My dreams, and I will take such good care of you—pamper you, spoil you, honor you so before the people—that you will never regret marrying Me!

12. (Mama:) As the Lord explained, He is not an insincere lover or con man like some men in the System are. Maybe you’ve heard or read about or watched movies about this, where a man will hustle a woman by telling her all kinds of nice things just to use her to get what he wants—promising to marry her, take care of her, provide for her, honor her, be true to her—but then only dump her in the end, leaving her lost and brokenhearted and more skeptical than ever. That is such a sad story. But we don’t have to worry about that‚ because our Lover is sincere and true to His Word. He’s not only our Husband and most intimate companion‚ but He’s also the King of the whole universe and all power is given into His hands. So He is more than strong enough and rich enough to do over and above what He has promised. He has already proven this again and again.

13. In the first part of this message and in the paragraphs that follow, Jesus mentions repeatedly that some promises have already been fulfilled, some are being fulfilled, and some will yet be fulfilled. He is working in many ways in our different lives and Homes, and some of His blessings are more quickly manifested than others, depending on the circumstances. But one thing we know for sure is that because we are loving the Lord as He has requested, and we are humbling ourselves to give Him what He wants—our love and desire for Him manifested in intimate love words—He won’t fail to reward us, His Bride, as He has promised.

Promises for the Individual

14. (Jesus continues:) Those of you who have loved Me intimately have benefited from My blessings both in ways you have seen and ways you have not seen.

15. I work in each individual’s life differently, and I manifest Myself to each one in a unique manner. Some see signs and hear wonders, and others do not. Some are aware of obvious changes, and others are not. Some have felt the ecstasies of the honeymoon and the marriage‚ and others have not. But I guarantee and promise to each of you‚ My brides, that regardless of what you feel, or whether or not you think you can detect evidence of My blessings, I have blessed you and I am blessing you and I will continue to bless you.

16. You have humbled yourself before Me, some at great cost, and for this I honor you. You have been willing to come into My arms and into My bed and express your love for Me with intimate, personal, tender love words. Each step that you have taken by faith I have looked upon as great progress‚ great humility, great love. And as you have humbled yourself in this way and desired to draw nigh to Me, so have I been able to draw nigh to you.

17. This is the dynamics of the spirit world. No matter how much I desire to draw nigh to you, you must take the first step. You must desire Me. You must draw nigh to Me. You must create the vacuum and show the hunger and then I am able to draw nigh to you, to give you all that I wish to give you and all that I have for you.

18. (Mama:) The Lord sweetly acknowledges that it has been very humbling for some of you to love Him intimately, but He has blessed your efforts, and He looks at every step you’ve taken as great progress, humility and love! It’s been worth it.

19. There’s a spiritual law that we’re very familiar with: “Draw nigh to God‚ and He will draw nigh to you” (Jam.4:8). But in this message Jesus brings out a side to that well-known verse that we don’t always consider—that in a sense His hands are tied. No matter how much the Lord wants to be close to you, He has to wait for you to first come to Him and desire Him. We could paraphrase that verse to say, “Draw nigh to Him, because even as much as He would like to, He can’t draw nigh to you until you do.”

20. He has buckets and buckets of love that He’d like to pour down on you! In fact, He describes His Love as a free-flowing, magnificent waterfall! But He can’t manifest as much love to you as He would like until you first create the vacuum. So the closer you come to Him, desiring Him, seeking Him‚ wanting His Love and seeds and the wonderful intimacy, anointing and power that comes from loving Him with love words‚ the more He can give you of His great Love! I don’t know about you, but that makes me want to suck and suck those seeds, because I sure don’t want to miss out on even a tiny bit of His warm, tender, soothing, exciting Love!

21. (Jesus continues:) Those who have loved Me intimately, I have helped and strengthened and blessed in an enormous variety of ways. Victories that have been won, lessons that have been learned, tough decisions that have been made in My will were all part of My reward, My blessing. But the greatest reward, the greatest gift‚ is greater intimacy with Me. As you have learned to love Me intimately‚ as you have lain in My arms, received My kisses and caresses and seeds, so have you learned to be attuned to Me. You recognize My Spirit and My voice more easily. You feel the nudges of My Spirit more obviously. You sense the direction that I am leading. You discern My will and My way more completely.

22. Just as it is with earthly lovers, as they spend more time together and share their hearts and learn to know one another deeply and intimately, they become attuned to each other’s desires and needs and ways, and with time they are as two hearts that beat as one. They think alike and act alike and are alike. So it is with us—you, My dear bride, and Me. You have learned to recognize My needs and wants and desires. And as we have spent many precious hours in the secret place in passionate lovemaking, so have you become more like Me—thinking My thoughts, reacting as I react, feeling as I feel, and loving as I love.

23. You who have loved Me intimately have allowed My penis to plow the soil of your heart and I have planted My seeds deep within you. You have received the bursts of My seeds in Heavenly orgasms again and again and again. I have caused these seeds to pour forth from your mouths as you have been My channels and My witnesses.

24. You have exercised your gifts of prophecy. You have grown in faith, and My seeds‚ the results of our lovemaking, have poured forth through your mouth in the form of more specific instruction, more abundant message. For as your desire to receive My seeds and My lovemaking has grown, so has your desire to hear My personal, fresh, Heaven-sent Words increased as well. Your increased ability to hear from Me‚ to receive help from Heaven, specific answers to your immediate questions through My living Word for you is a direct result of your loving Me and receiving My seeds. You love Me and I fill you to overflowing, and My truth bursts forth from your mouth and heart and spirit.

25. Likewise‚ so it is with your witnessing. You have been willing to give yourself to Me, to receive Me, to show Me your desire. You have not only allowed Me but you have wanted Me to fuck you‚ to fill you deeply and fully with My penis and My seeds. Such ardent lovemaking has moved you and warmed you deep inside. It has touched your heart and caused you to be renewed, and anointed with compassion and understanding and tenderness. As you look into the eyes of the person to whom you are witnessing, you are not businesslike or in a routine, just to make a sale. But you look upon each of them with a broken heart, gazing deeply into their eyes and their spirit to see what their needs are, how you can help them and minister to them and really make a difference in their lives.

26. I have brought new life into your witnessing—new purpose, new vigor! It has caused you to want to be more honest, more real, and to have a deeper witness, a more sincere connection with each person you meet.

27. You have also sensed this change in your interactions with one another—with your husband or wife‚ your friends, your children, your co-workers. As you have broken down the walls of pride and the cover-ups and the false fronts with Me, a desire has been born within you to do the same with those around you. As you have learned to be honest with Me and to confess your need and to show yourself weak and hot and horny before Me, it has made you also want to be more intimate, more humble and closer to those around you.

28. Each time you love Me and fuck Me and humble yourself before Me, the wildness and movement and energy of our lovemaking shakes and weakens and causes to crumble the walls that you have built up around your heart that separate you not only from Me‚ but from others. For as your lovemaking with Me creates greater intimacy between you and Me, it does the same with those around you—your husband, your wife, your friends, your co-workers.

29. We are so in love! We stay on a permanent “high,” always looking forward to and anticipating and daydreaming about the next time we can be together. Not only do we love to make love and feel the pleasures and explosions of the Spirit, but we also love to talk to each other.

30. I love to speak to you with My still, small voice in your heart. I love to speak to you with My fresh Words from Heaven. I want to pour out to you. I want to answer your questions! I want to tell you whatever you need to know or want to know. But I also want to hear your words of love, your sweet prayers of thanksgiving and petition and intercession.

31. You, too, want to talk to Me. You want to pour out your heart to Me, to feel Me right there with My arms around you‚ looking in your eyes, nodding My head understandingly, saying to you, “Tell Me more! Tell Me more!” So you want to tell Me whatever is on your heart. You want to unburden yourself completely to Me, and in our newfound intimacy and trust you have found the freedom to do just that.

32. But you don’t only want to talk to Me, you want to hear what I have to say to you. You have a tremendous hunger in your heart and mind to read My Words, to know My thoughts, to know My views. You want to hear My stories and feast your eyes on My word pictures. You want to revel in My Words of love for you and marvel at My Words of wisdom. You feast not only on My written Word, but in peace and quiet you come before Me hungry to hear My whispers—My special, personal, individual Words of love and instruction and encouragement that are just for you.

33. (Mama:) How can I, with my limited, frail, earthly tongue, comment on such marvelous Words from the Lord? His assessment of how we as individuals have grown as a result of loving Him intimately is so very encouraging! And it’s so easy to understand that, rather than offer further explanation or commentary, I’ll simply list a summary of the many blessings He mentions in point form. Remember, even if you don’t personally notice all these changes in your life‚ He assures you in the preceding message that He has blessed you for loving Him intimately. He is blessing you, and He will continue to bless you in the following ways and more!

* Greater intimacy with Jesus, which means you’re more in tune with Him. This helps you win victories and learn lessons. He also gives you the grace to make any difficult decisions that may come your way.

* You recognize His voice, sense the direction He’s leading, and discern His will more easily and clearly.

* You spend more time with Jesus, and as a result become more like Him—thinking His thoughts, reacting as He reacts, feeling and loving as He feels and loves.

* You have a greater desire to hear from Him in prophecy and receive the personalized instruction and shepherding He has for you.

* You’ve grown in faith to exercise your gift of prophecy, which means you’re getting more specific and abundant messages from Him.

* You’ve become better witnesses—more aware of people’s feelings, more “real,” not so routine or businesslike. This causes you to give a deeper witness and have a more honest and sincere connection with people, doing more to make a difference in their lives.

* As you’ve been more humble and honest with the Lord, it’s made you want to be the same with others, which means your relations with your loved ones—your mate, friends‚ co-workers‚ etc.—are closer and more intimate. The walls and false fronts that had separated you are being broken down.

* You’re more in love with Jesus! And just like two people on Earth who are in love, you are excited about being together. You treasure every moment when you can spend time together, making love, communicating, talking, listening! Just to be in the company of the One you love is a thrill in itself‚ as you hang on to every Word He says, and you want to know everything about Him, just as you want Him to know everything about you—every detail‚ every secret, every battle and victory, every hidden thought. You don’t want to hold back anything. You want to be completely united, like He said, as two hearts that beat as one!

34. The Lord is so good to us! It would be enough reward just to be able to lie in His arms and receive His Love and give Him pleasure and satisfaction in return, and yet He sees fit to also bless us so abundantly and enhance and beautify our lives! Praise the Lord!

Promises for the Homes

35. (Jesus continues: ) Those who have loved Me intimately as a Home—saying [non-sexual] love words to Me in their public prayers, having an attitude of faith, and manifesting support and acceptance and belief in this hot new relationship of ours—have also been the recipients of My special blessings. The circumstances of each of your Homes are different, and so the manifestations of these blessings are also different. To some they come more quickly, to others they come later—but to all they will come, I promise.

36. My blessings shall be manifest in a variety of ways. You shall feel more unity and a greater bond of love between you. You shall have greater grace to accept and overlook and not be bothered by each other’s little idiosyncrasies and bad habits.

37. You shall learn to have greater sacrificial love so that everyone’s needs can be met, not only spiritually and physically‚ but also emotionally and sexually. The individuals and marriages that have been selfish and closed and untouched by the needs of others will open up and reach out and become more giving.

38. You shall learn to fight more effectively unitedly and through prayer to overcome the battles, the difficulties and the problems you encounter. As you are loving Me together intimately as a body, it will create in you a greater desire to come to Me and hear My Words of direction and instruction and encouragement for your Home. As you more closely follow not only the general principles of My written Word, but also the specifics that I will give you as My channels, you will become more fruitful, and you will be able to stay in the center of My perfect will more easily. By loving Me intimately as a Home, it will be easier for you to come to Me together as a Home to hear My voice and receive My fresh Words from Heaven for you.

39. As you enjoy greater unity and greater love amongst yourselves and a greater closeness and intimacy with Me as a body, you will become more powerful witnesses and a greater testimony to those on the outside. You will have more of the drawing power of My Spirit. When you go out to the highways and hedges to look for the lost sheep, or when they come to your Home to see a sample‚ the people who see you will look upon you and marvel! My Spirit will rest heavily upon you, and they will know that you have been with Jesus. They will know that they see a miracle‚ because a life of such sacrifice and a Home of such love and unity can only be wrought by My Spirit.

40. All will behold and partake of your love and peace and the unity of your Home of hearts. Whether it be the adults, young people or children who live there, or whether it be outsiders who simply visit, all will feel My Love and sense My Spirit and know that I am alive. They will know that I am not a King and a Savior Who is distant and afar off, but I am right here beside you, with you and in you, loving you personally and intimately as My Bride.

41. (Mama:) You can love the Lord intimately as a Home by singing “Loving Jesus” songs and saying love words to Him during your times of united prayer and praise. Of course‚ these words should not be sexually explicit like those you might say privately, but nonetheless they are a powerful witness to each other and they bring the Lord great pleasure. As a Home‚ you can also have some times of heart-sharing (without children present) when those who wish can discuss the benefits of loving the Lord intimately, the good fruit it has borne in their life, how it has brought them closer to the Lord‚ etc.

42. Also, you can talk positively amongst yourselves about the “Loving Jesus” revelation in a supportive, full-of–faith manner. As I explained in the “Loving Jesus Jewels” (GN 674), just because loving Jesus intimately is a private matter, and whether or not you practice it is your personal choice, that doesn’t mean you can’t talk about it at all. You wouldn’t discuss it with your kids, of course, but you can discuss it positively with your shepherds, friends, lovers, peers, etc.

43. The Lord will bless you for manifesting faith in the revelation in your Home and personal conversations. Some of the greatest blessings are more unity and love. He says you’ll even have more grace to tolerate or overlook those bad habits or idiosyncrasies that bug you about each other. Those little things that are relatively unimportant, but which can grate on you and cause you to be critical and which can lead to damaging rifts in the spirit, will not be so hard to live with.

44. You’ll see people more as the Lord sees them. Their dedication, faithfulness, and love for Him will shine so much more brightly than all those little things that could stand improvement. Having more positive attitudes toward one another certainly makes Home meetings, decision-making and working together go much more smoothly, and you generally just feel happier about your situation.

45. You’ll also be more effective in your prayers together‚ petitioning the Lord with greater fervor and thereby overcoming more problems and battles together. It’s difficult to know exactly why your loving the Lord intimately would help you as a Home to fight in prayer more effectively, but it’s possibly because you have more boldness to come before His throne of grace, knowing you’ve been loving Him and pleasing Him and giving Him what He desires‚ and therefore you can claim His many promises more wholeheartedly and with greater expectancy and appropriating faith.

46. The preceding message explains that loving the Lord together makes it easier for you to hear from Him in prophecy together. That stands to reason, because it’s humbling to love the Lord together, even when saying love words that are not erotic or sexually explicit. To hear from the Lord in prophecy is also humbling, but if you’re already used to humbling yourselves before each other in one way, such as loving the Lord together‚ then it becomes easier to do so in other ways also.

47. The Lord goes on to explain that one of the great benefits of your seeking Him more in prayer and prophecy is that as you follow more closely by heeding the specific instructions you receive, your Home will be more fruitful and it will be easier for you to stay in the center of His will.

48. If your Home and Home members are loving the Lord intimately, He promises that it will result in greater sacrificial love. The fruit of that will be that everyone will have their needs met more—including sexually and emotionally. People and marriages that have been selfish, closed or private will open up and share more. When you’re receiving lots of love, encouragement and comfort‚ have you ever experienced how it breaks your heart and really moves you to see someone who is lonely and in need? You feel like, “Wow, I’m so blessed, I should be willing to give a little, even if it’s difficult. How could I not give when I’ve received so much?!” Loving the Lord intimately has that effect too, because you feel so full, so rich in love, that you want others to feel the same way. So you’re motivated to spend more time talking to that brother or sister who is lonely, listening to that single mom who needs a companion, and being a friend to that JETT or teen who looks up to you‚ as well as doing what you can to supply the sexual needs of those around you (within the boundaries of the Love Charter).

49. As you love the Lord more and love each other more, humbling yourselves and sacrificing for one another‚ you’ll become better witnesses‚ as you’ll have more drawing power of the Spirit. The love‚ warmth and unity in your Home will be proof that you have been with Jesus! Not only will this be a great testimony to those on the outside, but even to each other. All who come in contact with you will feel the Lord’s Love and Spirit, and will know that He is alive!

50. We’re learning as time goes on how very real our new intimate love relationship with the Lord is. In the preceding paragraphs, Jesus says He is right here beside us, with us and in us, loving us personally and intimately as His Bride. Reading about all these marvelous benefits and blessings that are the result of the “Loving Jesus” revelation will likely stir within you a desire to love the Lord more ardently, and to take more time with Him, to say the words He desires more often, and to include Him in your sexual fellowship more regularly. I want to share with you excerpts of a prophecy the Lord gave to Peter and me after we had loved the Lord together. I think these Words will help you see just how very real it is when the Lord loves you!

51. (Jesus speaking:) Oh, My passionate brides! How I love it when you come to love Me. How I love this time together! How I love to fuck you. And all that you say‚ all that you see‚ all that you feel is real, for I am there with you and I do these things. I do fuck you. I do kiss you and caress you. You do suck Me. You do fuck Me. These things are not an imagination. These things are not unreal, but they are real—very real—and they bring great joy and pleasure. As a man is pleasured by a woman, and as he is ecstatic, as he explodes in orgasm, so do I.

52. It is not just an imagination. It is not merely a fantasy, for it is true! For truly I go within you! Truly My seeds explode within you, within your spirit‚ and truly these seeds bear fruit. These seeds bear the fruit of yieldedness‚ love, compassion, mercy, wisdom, guidance, and knowledge of My Spirit. These, My seeds, are real! (End of prophecy excerpt.)

Promises for the Family as a Whole

53. (Jesus continues:) The children of David have become the brides of Jesus. They have been set free to love Me intimately, wildly, wholeheartedly, with utter abandonment, without restraint, without limit. As the heat of their passion abounds, so do My blessings abound. As they pour forth their hearts and their desire and their longing for Me without limit, so do I open the windows of Heaven and pour out a blessing to them that is without limit.

54. There is nothing that I won’t do for the children of David, because they please Me so. I am mad with love for these, My sexy, hot young brides! Because they have been willing and had faith to receive the truth about My desire for them, My desire to love them and fuck them and become one with them, so have I been able to honor this faith and pour forth to them abundantly, without reservation, of the truth of Heaven.

55. Their greatest blessing and reward for loving Me intimately and coming to My bed of love to revel in pleasure and ecstasy is that I have poured forth to them the treasures of Heaven that none other on Earth has partaken of. They are rich beyond any people on the face of the Earth! Their wealth is beyond description! They are millionaires and billionaires in the Spirit because they receive in such abundance—I give even more than they can receive—of the gold and precious jewels from My Heavenly mines.

56. Deep truth have I given unto the children of David because they have manifested such deep faith. Their willingness to say yes to My desire, to receive Me and humble themselves and disrobe before Me and make passionate love, opens the very vaults of Heaven! And God the Father, the Holy Spirit and great multitudes of Heavenly helpers began to pour forth the riches of Heaven as they have never been poured forth before. The riches of Heaven had been waiting in reserve‚ waiting only for those who were worthy‚ those who deserved such honor.

57. It was My responsibility, My part to put forth My requests—to open My arms‚ to beckon you, to call you to come into My bed of love, to be wed with Me, to become one with Me. And it was your responsibility‚ your part to simply say yes and obey in love and humility. Then that put the wheels in motion for you to receive the abundant riches that are now yours for the taking because you are My wife, My Bride. What is Mine is yours. Now all the secrets of Heaven and the universe are open to you, and all the wealth of Heaven is at your fingertips. You have but to ask and you will receive.

58. Because you, the children of David, were willing to receive the shocking truth of My need for you and My love for you and My desire to be wed to you and to become one with you, so were the gates of Heaven opened to you, that you might be able to see in freely and partake of all that is there.

59. This was a test, a requirement, a challenge to the children of David. If you as a whole would be willing to accept the deep, radical, revolutionary new truth of the “Loving Jesus” revelation, then would be given into your hands the keys to the truth of the universe. The God of the universe was testing you, and you have passed the test! Now you have entered a new era in which you are given more deep truths of the Spirit. You have proven yourselves worthy of such honor and privilege, and now all Heaven rejoices at your yieldedness! Great preparation is made for the pouring forth of the Words of truth and revelation that will come to Queen Maria and King Peter. This is the greatest reward of the children of David.

60. (Mama:) The greatest blessing for the Family as a whole, from which each of us benefits immensely, is that because we have been willing to receive the truth of the “Loving Jesus” revelation, the Lord now knows He can trust us with the deep truths of His Spirit. As a result, He’s pouring out His Heavenly riches to us almost faster and more abundantly than we can possibly receive them! Because we have manifested deep faith, He has unlocked the vaults of Heaven, which are brimming with riches! They’ve been there all along, but they had been in reserve, waiting until this time to be revealed.

61. When we said yes to the Lord’s request to love Him intimately, it was like He bequeathed all His riches to us, as His wife. Just like in worldly marriages—or at least how they used to be before all this prenuptial agreement business got started—when two people become one as husband and wife‚ they are then joint owners of all their combined assets and possessions. What was once the husband’s property then belongs to his wife as well. Now Jesus says to us, His Bride, “What’s Mine is yours!” All the riches of Heaven and the secrets of the universe are open to us!

62. Not long ago I held a meeting with the members of our Home, and in the course of this meeting we discussed the subject of prophecy and how abundantly the Lord is pouring forth His Words. At the end of the meeting, before closing, we asked the Lord to speak in prophecy and He gave the following message, which again illustrates the tremendous wealth that He’s showering upon us.

63. (Jesus speaking: ) This is a day of great riches! For did I not show you before that I opened the doors of Heaven and I swept the streets of Heaven, and gold dust and precious jewels did fall from Heaven to enrich you, to bless your lives, to answer your questions, to lead you in the way in which you should go? (See “Prayer and Prophecies About Our Financial Needs,” GN 598, paragraphs 73-76.)

64. I have so much to give, so many riches, so many jewels! For you have struck the Divine mother lode, and I have much, much more to give! Now I won’t just be sweeping the halls of Heaven, but I will bring out bulldozers and pour forth My gold and jewels in great, great abundance‚ more than you will be able to receive! You will be loaded with diamonds and sapphires and rubies and precious gems of all kinds, and I will speak to you of the mysteries of My Kingdom. I will speak to you in revelation. I will speak to you of current events. I will speak to you of the things to come. I will give you the words of encouragement that individuals need. I will answer your questions. I will clarify your policies and doctrines. I will show you these mysteries and many, many more. … You will look upon these riches with astonishment!

65. For now you think you are wealthy, you think you are the richest people on the face of the Earth, but you haven’t seen anything yet! There shall be bulldozers pouring forth the riches from Heaven on all sides! You will be buried in the riches from Heaven! You will revel in My jewels, in My golden seeds, My diamond seeds, My sapphire seeds, more than you ever imagined! You have but to open your mouth and hear My whispers and pour forth. Make yourselves available and I will give more than you ever imagined. (End of prophecy excerpt.)

66. (Mama:) You probably noticed in the previous message about the “Loving Jesus” revelation that the Lord said it was “a test‚ a requirement, a challenge to the children of David.” You might be a bit confused about this, thinking, “How can this be a test, a requirement, when it was made clear that this revelation wasn’t a fundamental Family belief?” In other words, you might wonder how the Lord can say that it was a requirement‚ when to believe and practice the “Loving Jesus” revelation was not required.

67. The key to understanding this is where the Lord says in the following sentence: “If you as a whole would be willing to accept the deep‚ radical, revolutionary new truth of the ‘Loving Jesus’ revelation, then would be given into your hands the keys to the truth of the universe.” The Lord wanted to see if the Family as a whole would receive this revelation. And in the next sentence He says‚ “The God of the universe was testing you, and you have passed the test.” You, dear Family‚ have passed the test. Overall you have received it. So even if there are some who don’t believe it, or who are still battling with it, or who do believe it but choose not to practice it, obviously the Lord is pleased with the overall reaction and acceptance and willingness of the Family as a whole.

68. While on this subject, you’ll see from the “Loving Jesus” FSMs that you received for this 1997 Feast that there are many, many positive reactions from around the world. And I assure you, those FSMs represent just a drop in the bucket of the hundreds of supportive full-of-faith reactions that we’ve received. Our FSM editors compiled just the most helpful reactions to avoid repetition, and we still have enough reactions on hand to prepare at least five or six more FSMs! We will probably not be able to publish all these wonderful reactions, because there are so many other timely important subjects that we also need to address, but I at least wanted you to know that we have received a very large number of positive reactions via your personal letters and TRF comments, as this certainly is a strong confirmation of what the Lord says here—that the Family overall has received the “Loving Jesus” revelation. Praise the Lord!

69. Now the Lord goes on to list many other fascinating ways the Family has been blessed as a result of loving Him intimately.

70. (Jesus continues:) There are other [rewards]‚ some of which have been manifest fully and some of which are still hidden. Doors have been opened to new mission fields‚ and faithful ones have pioneered and been met with open arms and hungry hearts. The message has reached those who have never heard before, and the Words of David have poured forth with great abundance in lands that are cold and barren and where the people are brokenhearted.

71. I have encamped round about you an enormous armor guard of angels that have protected you from the attacks of the Enemy in the form of persecution. I have kept at bay your enemies and those who seek your downfall, those who hate you and long to destroy you. Those who live to destroy you have been powerless and helpless because I have tied their hands. It is but for a time, but I have allowed you these years of peace and prosperity, and there are yet more to come, so that you may continue to progress and be strengthened and take full advantage of the doors that I have opened before you.

72. I have also set you upon a new path of ministering My Word. New tools and new ways and means will soon be at your fingertips. I know the desire of your heart to reach the world, to minister more effectively and efficiently. I know the desire of your heart to do new things, to reach out, to pioneer, to break free from your ruts and the ways of the past. I am even now preparing the way, and great will be the company of those who publish the Words of David!

73. The armies of David will march forth with greater power, strength and anointing, and their witness shall be heard around the world! As you have grown in the power of the Spirit through your intimacy with Me, your yieldedness, your willingness to believe by faith and take Me as your Husband, so will your witness grow in power. You shall reach the ends of the Earth‚ and all shall know of the children of David and the message they bear.

74. As your witness grows in power, so shall your finances grow. Because you have been My faithful beggars and you have been willing to be humble and to be in need year after year, you have proven yourselves worthy of My abundance. As I promised unto your Father David‚ I will make you a financial power, strong not only in the eyes of God but in the eyes of man, because I know you are trustworthy and responsible and accountable. You have passed the test of poverty and difficulty and desperation. You have proven yourself faithful with that which is least, and now I will pour forth in great abundance so that you will have the wherewithal to do the job that I have asked you to do in the short time that is left.

75. All of these many blessings and benefits are yours as individuals and as Homes and as a body, because you have been willing to give yourselves wholly to Me. You have humbled yourselves by faith. You have said to Me the love words I desire by faith. You have come to My bed of love and reveled in the ecstasies of lovemaking by faith. You have received My Word, the strange truths, the deep truths of My Spirit, by faith.

76. Continue to walk by faith, and My promises will become a reality to you. I love you, My brides, My precious ones, and I will never fail you. You are Mine forever, and I am yours forever. We are forever one. I love you‚ My loves. Thank you for loving Me. (End of message from Jesus.)

77. (Mama: ) It’s almost more than I can fathom to read the outstanding ways the Lord has blessed our Family because we’re willing to yield to Him and be the lovers that He desires. We give so little and He gives us so much in return. I’ll list here some of the blessings the Lord has poured forth‚ which are pretty phenomenal!

* Open doors to new mission fields, some of which we’d visited in the past but which have been almost untouched with the Gospel in recent years—at least the Gospel as we preach it—such as new Homes in Nepal, Turkey, Lebanon, Botswana, Nigeria‚ Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Mauritius, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Namibia, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, the far reaches of Russia, and China!

* Protection from persecution. Our enemies have been very limited in their attacks these last few years because the Lord has tied their hands. They can’t do anything without His permission, and He has allowed us this time of peace so we can continue to progress and be strengthened and take full advantage of the doors that He’s opening for us to minister to the lost. Of course, we have had some minor skirmishes here and there with our enemies as well as some negative media coverage. But thank the Lord, we have not suffered any attacks as drastic as major raids or whole Homes being imprisoned‚ with children being taken into custody‚ as happened in the not-so-distant past. The Lord says this peace isn’t permanent; it’s only for a time, so Lord help us to use it wisely!

* Progress toward new tools and ways to minister the Word. The Lord is surely referring, at least in part, to the creation of the new GP Pubs unit whose primary responsibility is to produce new GP tools and books! They will also be researching and pioneering other means to distribute the Word en masse.

78. When speaking about the GP Pubs unit three months ago when it was first being established, the Lord said, “Great fruit will come about as a result of the work of this unit. Through their humble, meek efforts, multitudes will hear the Words of David. Multitudes will come and kneel at the feet of the children of David to be blessed and fed and led in the paths of righteousness! Through the small beginnings of this small unit will come great, monumental effects! Door after door after door will open, and great will be the company of those that publish the Words of David! Many who have never heard will hear! Those who are starving will be satisfied. Those who are dying of thirst will be brought back to life!” (End of prophecy excerpt.)

79. Another new way to minister the Word that has opened recently that we don’t want to forget or minimize has been the establishment of our new Web site! God bless our dear pubs workers who labored month after month to prepare the material that is now available on the Internet! It’s reaching thousands all over the world, and will continue to do so!

* Greater finances to do the job! I’m sure the promise that as our witness increases that our finances will also increase was a big relief for you who are struggling. Because we’ve been willing to be God’s beggars, and we’ve been humbled by desperate financial situations year after year, and have been faithful with a little, the Lord says He can now bless us with abundance. I was thrilled to read in the above message the Lord’s confirmation of Dad’s vision that we would become a financial power. In case you don’t remember, in Dad’s “Dream About Finances” he said, “The picture was that the Family became very, very blessed financially. Because we gave so much, the Lord gave so much. We not only would be a spiritual power‚ but the Lord would make us a financial power!” (ML #2937:3, GN 604). It may stretch your faith to imagine that now, but the Lord said it, and I believe it.

Love and Thanks—to You and Jesus!

80. Thank you‚ dear Family, for having the faith to believe and practice the “Loving Jesus” revelation. Thank you for the love words you say from your heart to our dearest Lover and Husband. Your love means so much to Him that it has moved His heart and hand to bless us in ways that we never dreamt possible. You are responsible for such blessings—because you love Jesus so much, and because you are open and humble enough to believe and live His Words! I know you don’t do so begrudgingly, but willingly and cheerfully. I’m so proud of you! So proud of your faith!

81. Dear sweet Jesus, in showing us how to love You intimately, You have given us a gift that is so precious to us and that brings us such joy that we would gladly be Your yielded, passionate, sexy brides just because we want to make You happy. Just to be able to love You and have greater intimacy with You is reward enough for us. And yet on top of such privilege and honor, You load us with blessings beyond description! Thank You from the bottom of our hearts. We are Yours forever, Jesus! We love You eternally‚ our precious, wonderful Husband!

Explaining the Loving Jesus Revelation

Karen Zerby

Maria #360DO 308711/96

—A Sample Brief Verbal Explanation for Non-Family Members—By Maria

Dear Family,

1. I love you! It’s been very inspiring and encouraging to hear from many of you of the wonderful difference that the “Loving Jesus” revelation has made in your lives, as you’ve put it into practice! Many of you have testified in your letters to Peter and me that as you stepped out by faith in the Lord’s Words, He has rewarded you with the love, peace and closer relationship with Him that you had been seeking. Praise the Lord!

2. By now you should have received the “Loving Jesus Revelation,” a GP publication which explains the “Loving Jesus” revelation to the public. Though designated GP, this publication is not meant for widespread distribution, but is a tool for you to give to those who may inquire about the “Loving Jesus” revelation, or who may have heard or will hear about it through the press or other sources.

3. Apparently several news reporters have gotten ahold of copies of some of the “Loving Jesus” GNs, and news of the revelation will probably surface in the media at some time or another. This is nothing to be afraid of, though‚ because as the “Loving Jesus Revelation” pub brings out, we have nothing to be ashamed of, nor any reason to hide the wonderful blessing and privilege that the Lord has given us of being able to love Him in this way!

4. As the “Loving Jesus” revelation becomes more known outside the Family, it’s possible that at times you will be faced with questions about this “new doctrine,” or be asked to explain it, particularly those of you who are in contact with the media, academics, etc. The “Loving Jesus Revelation” statement provides an excellent and thorough explanation of “Loving Jesus,” so that should be a real help to you! Before giving someone that publication‚ though, you may need or want to explain in brief about the revelation yourself, in your own words. While people will be happy to receive the statement, they may also want to hear a brief summary from you as to what it’s all about.

5. With that in mind, we thought you might appreciate a sample response you could give in such a situation. The following is a brief explanation of the “Loving Jesus” revelation which you might find helpful. Of course you don’t have to memorize this script or necessarily use these exact words, but it’s an idea of how to address this particular issue. This is written as if in response to a reporter or academic asking, “What is the ‘Loving Jesus’ revelation?” I pray that it will be a help and blessing to you. God bless and keep you as you wisely stand up for the truth!

Sample of brief verbal explanation to outsiders of the “Loving Jesus” revelation:

6. I have a statement which goes into detail on this topic and will provide you with a full explanation. But in brief‚ the main purpose of the “Loving Jesus” revelation is to provide a means whereby adult Family members can develop a closer and more personal relationship with Jesus. The desire to have a closer walk with the Lord is nothing new or unique to the Family, but is the goal of sincere and dedicated Christians worldwide.

7. Eager to find new ways to pray, praise and worship the Lord, in early 1995, Maria‚ the spiritual head of the Family, prayed and asked the Lord to show her how she, as well as the Family, could draw closer to Him and have a deeper personal relationship with Him. The “Loving Jesus” revelation, given through direct prophecy, was the Lord’s specific answer to Maria’s prayers. It was published for the Family in February 1996 in a series of internal publications (GNs) called the “Loving Jesus” series.

8. The Bible repeatedly refers to the Church —that is, all Christians both collectively and individually—as the Bride or Wife of Christ. This is a belief held not only by the Family, but also by many Christians worldwide. The essence of the “Loving Jesus” revelation is that as individuals, we can develop this relationship in a more personal and intimate way.

9. The Lord explained to Maria through prophecy that we could look at our individual relationship with Him as that of a wife with her husband. Therefore, we could even express our love and need for Jesus during our personal times of prayer, praise and worship by using very personal and intimate words of love and affection‚ such as a wife would use with her husband. Those who so desire could even take this a step further, by verbalizing their love for the Lord in this way while engaging in sexual activity, either alone or with their partner, and thus become even more intimate and passionate with Jesus by means of sexual expression.

10. One of the Family’s basic beliefs is that natural‚ normal sex is God-ordained and a beautiful part of His creation. It is also one of the most wonderful ways of demonstrating one’s love for another. So as the Bride and Wife of Christ, why should we not express our love for our Husband and Lover in this most intimate and meaningful way?

11. Let me make it very clear here that this practice is for adult Family members, and it is not meant for children. It is to be practiced in private only. Whether or not to engage in loving Jesus in this fashion, and to what degree, is the personal decision of each adult Family member‚ according to their faith and convictions. This is not a requirement for membership, and no one is under any pressure or obligation to do so. It is simply encouraged as a means of obtaining a deeper, private, personal relationship with Jesus, whereby we can feel free to say such words of love to Him as His Bride, just as a wife would say to her husband, and express our love for Him in an intimate and even sexual fashion. Since finding a loving, intimate relationship with another human being is one of the ultimate joys in life, how much more should we want to find a loving, intimate relationship with our Creator? But each individual’s relationship with the Lord‚ and the degree of intimacy that they choose to exercise and express is up to them and according to their own faith.

12. The “Loving Jesus Revelation” publication will hopefully answer any further questions that you may have about the details of this revelation. But one that I would like to address here, which you may have thought of already, is the question of how male members can adopt the role of the Wife of Christ. Would this be a male-male relationship, or is this revelation restricted to women only? The answer to both of these questions is no.

13. The Lord explained to Maria that in the realm of the Spirit, when it comes to our relationship with Him, He regards us all as the Bride or Wife, whether we are male or female. This is because He wants us to manifest the attributes of a woman in our relationship with Him—that of being a wife who is attentive and yielded to her husband’s wishes and freely expresses her love for him, while resting securely in his care and love. So in our times of intimacy with the Lord, we each, male or female, play the role of His wife, and at those times He looks upon us as such.

14. In short, loving Jesus intimately in this manner is simply one facet of our spiritual relationship with the Lord. We look at it as a form of very intimate personal prayer and communion with Him, during which we can feel free to express our love and devotion to Him, and likewise receive His unending love for each of us.

It’s Cool to Love Jesus!

Karen Zerby

Maria #374DO 31011/97

A Letter to the Junior Teens and JETTs—From Mama

Dear Junior Teens and JETTs,

1. God bless you! I love you!—And I’m so proud of you when you let the Lord use you as vessels of His love, light, and truth. When you’re on fire for Jesus, witnessing and helping others, being unselfish and caring for those around you and those in need, you’re a tremendous sample! You’re the proof of the pudding! Maybe you don’t realize it, but people look at you and marvel that there could be such sweet‚ loving and even sacrificial kids in this day and age. They’re surprised, and it’s a terrific example to the world. Because as you probably know, many of the poor parents of today’s world have their hands full trying to care for directionless, unhappy‚ unmotivated teens. And some have to contend with uncontrollable teen terrors who have no regard for their family, other people, or the law! So they look at you and your parents and your happy Homes with amazement! Of course, you have problems too—we all do—and things are not always hunky-dory, but compared to the kids in the world‚ you’re miles ahead!

2. Thank you for your love. It makes me so happy to see you loving the Lord and others. It thrills me when you are motivated by love, pouring out love, learning about love, and partaking of the Lord’s love.

3. Love is where it’s at! Love is the light and power of God! Love is what the whole world yearns for. Like the old song that used to play when I was a teen, “What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of!”

4. You teens and JETTs have grown up all your lives surrounded by the love of God. You have felt the love of Jesus in your parents, your teachers, your brothers and sisters, and your friends. You’ve been strengthened and fed by the Lord’s love as you’ve partaken of His Spirit each day and as you’ve fed on His Word. Your lives have been so rich with love, overflowing and bubbling over with love! You’ve had love coming out your ears compared to the average System kid‚ so maybe you don’t quite realize yet how powerful this love is, what a fantastic testimony it is, and how, if you are willing to be a vessel of that love, people marvel when they see you.

5. Love changes the world! Love heals the sick and brings those who are almost dead back to life. Love gives you something to live for. Love is the secret to that warm, cozy feeling you get when you know you’re safe and secure and that everything is going to be okay, because you know Jesus loves you. He’s your Good Shepherd, He’s your Husband, He’s your Best Friend. That’s the key to all this love—Jesus!

6. The ability to love and care for others unselfishly isn’t something you can just muster up yourselves or try to do in the arm of the flesh, is it? I’m sure you’ve probably tried that before and have seen how frustrating it can be and what a bummer it is when you feel you’ve failed or when you recognize the limitations of your own love. In yourselves, in your own strength or your own mind or your own heart‚ you just don’t have the love for others that you need. The Lord sometimes lets things happen that show you clearly how you lack the love, sympathy and unselfishness that would motivate you to sacrificially love and serve others. He does this because He wants you to reach out to Him, He wants you to know how much you need Him. He wants you to have a desire to be close to Him‚ He wants you to see how good it is when you love Him and are a vessel of His love to others.

7. You know, loving the Lord is very cool. He’s such a far-out Person. He’s such a dependable Friend. Kids in the world don’t realize it, but it’s very hip to be the Bride of Jesus. It’s awesome! There’s nothing better in this life than to be married to Jesus and to be one with Him. He’s unconventional‚ different, wild and unique. He’s a pretty far-out, cool Guy. He can be called by some pretty far-out names. He’s not only your friend‚ He’s your top guy, your number one. He’s a mighty man, an awesome dude. He’s your main man. You can picture Him as a buddy, a friend, a cool dude to hang out with, or anything else you like. That’s okay with Him! He’s all these things!

8. The Lord has revealed precious secrets of His Kingdom to you. He has brought you into a very special, private, intimate place with Him. He’s whispered in your ears things that most kids your age around the world have never even imagined! The poor kids of the world are all looking for adventure, excitement and satisfaction. They’re all looking for something new. That’s why they so frequently seek for thrills in drugs, or perverted, unloving sex, or extreme sports, or demonic types of music, videos and computer games—because deep inside they have an aching void, and they’re trying to fill it. Those poor kids! It’s really tragic, because all these things they’re trying are just counterfeits of the Enemy to get’m tripped off‚ to weaken them in the flesh and in the spirit, to pollute them and make them sick, and even to kill their bodies and their spirits.

9. You are some of the few kids in the whole world who know the truth—the deep truths of the spirit world. You don’t need drugs or all-night parties or the incessant driving music of the Devil to push you into the spirit world, to throw you into the dark kingdom of the Enemy in your quest for the truth, because you already have the truth. You have something more precious than could ever be bought with money or discovered through these other means! Jesus has made you His child and His Bride‚ and day by day, as you get to know Him better and spend time loving Him personally—singing songs to Him and praying from your heart to Him and listening to His voice—He brings you closer to His bosom. Then you become more united, more of one mind and one heart, and you begin to think more like Jesus and act more like Jesus. The more you love Him, the closer you want to be to Him, and it’s this close personal relationship with Jesus that gives you power‚ strength, and happiness.

10. Loving the Lord and being close to Him is the secret! That’s really it! That’s what’s really cool, or as I think you say these days, that’s way cool! Being the Bride of Jesus is so far-out and so awesome that the kids of the world haven’t even heard of it yet! You’re so far out front and so far ahead of them that it’s like they’re living in the Dark Ages, while you’re living in the future, in the eternal now, in God’s beautiful Heavenly Kingdom of love that will never end!

11. Jesus has so much to give you—so much truth, love, and happiness! He wants you to overflow with joy! He wants you to be so turned on with life that you feel you could almost burst! He wants you to be flying high in the Spirit! But the secret to receiving these blessings or gifts from the Lord isn’t our communal living, or our work for the Lord, or our overcoming all our personal problems—but it’s being close to Jesus, loving Him‚ and being His Bride.

12. You shouldn’t be ashamed of your relationship with Jesus. You shouldn’t feel you have to hide how much you love Jesus and how much you depend on Him and need Him and want to be close to Him. You shouldn’t think it’s something that’s corny or “religious” or un–cool. When you go out witnessing and you see other kids with their new haircuts and clothes, hanging out with their friends, and they look like they don’t have a care in the world as they smoke cigarettes, listen to music, ride skateboards and basically just “chill,” you shouldn’t feel intimidated or be tempted to compromise your convictions. Because what you have is so much more valuable, so much more precious than what they have! Even though you can’t see your riches, they’re there nonetheless.

13. What can you do if you’re tempted to be embarrassed or to feel afraid of their faces when you’re witnessing to the so–called cool kids in the System, or when you see kids who seem to have so much more than you have in the flesh?—They have money to buy the latest fashions and they’re up on all the latest music and they seem to have so much time on their hands and the freedom to do whatever they want. Well, just ask the Lord to help you see it in the spirit, to see things the way they really are. (See Psa.73:3-23.)

14. If all your blessings and the wealth of the truth that you know were portrayed in a physical illustration, it would be as if you kids were driving down the streets in a Rolls Royce (the Revolution for Jesus). You’d be decked out with gold, fine jewels and diamonds (the truth of God’s Word). You’d have servants all around you just waiting to serve you at your beck and call (your guardian angels and spirit helpers). Whereas those poor kids are like paupers and beggars. They have nothing by comparison. They’re sick and dying, and everything you see that they have that looks so good and so desirable is just trash! While you’re driving around in riches and plenty and safety and security, it’s like they’re digging through the garbage dump trying to find a few scraps to feed on to keep them alive. That’s how it is in the Spirit. That’s how God sees it, and that’s how it truly is.

15. You may need to take this by faith right now‚ because you may not feel very strong or powerful or rich. But believe me, you are God’s princes and princesses! You are His Endtime soldiers and prophets and prophetesses, and you are His Bride! He has so much that He desperately wants to give you, and what He wants from you in return is your love. As I said before, that’s the key—your personal relationship with Jesus—the time you spend in prayer and in the Word, the time you spend praising Him‚ the way you keep your heart soft and open to His checks, and the burden you have to please Him. That’s what counts with the Lord and really makes Him happy.

16. He’s so turned on when you love Him! He’s thrilled and flipped out when you want to be close to Him. He really wants you to understand how much joy it brings Him when you love Him. He wants you to see the joy He feels when you want to be close to Him and you want to spend time with Him. He loves you! He’s so happy to be your Husband. He’s crazy about you! He’s in love with you! In fact, He wants to tell you Himself how much He loves you and how important you are to Him. He gave a special message for you junior teens and JETTs, and I’m so happy to have the privilege of passing it on to you.

17. It’s such a thrill to hear from the Lord! It’s such a blast to get His messages! He really knows how to “become all things to all men.” When He addresses kings and the rulers of nations, He speaks with great eloquence and authority. When He speaks to those who are brokenhearted and lonely, He sympathizes and comforts and wipes away their tears with His Words of encouragement. When He speaks to the wicked, He blasts His Words of warning with great power, exposing their hypocrisy and rendering them accountable for the truth that He revealed to them. And as you’ll see in the following message, when He speaks to you‚ He “gets down” and talks your lingo. He gets on your wavelength, and I think you’ll enjoy it. The Lord gave this message in this style because He loves you so much and wants to make it easy for you to receive these important principles, these foundations of faith that you can stand on.

18. This is a message from Jesus for you personally. He gave it especially for you, and it’s important! He’s talking to each of you as an individual. He’s telling you of His love for you. He’s telling you how much He needs you and how important you are to Him. More and more, as He speaks to us as our personal Shepherd through His Heavenly messages that are fresh for today, we are seeing how much Jesus can relate to us and how much we can relate to Him. We’re understanding Him better. We’re seeing more of His human side. We’re realizing what a close Friend He actually is.

19. In the following message He also explains to you the benefits of loving Him. In the prophecies contained in the “Loving Jesus” series, the Lord gave us some very precious promises about what He’d be able to do for us as we drew closer to Him. He said that as we understood more about how much He loves us and how He wants to be close to us, that we would reach out more to Him‚ and then He would be able to fulfill in our lives the promise in the Bible that says, “Draw nigh to God‚ and He will draw nigh to you” (James 4:8).

20. He said we’d have a greater hunger to be close to Him, and He would respond to that hunger by showing Himself to us more clearly, making His Word come more alive, and helping us to better understand and recognize His presence in our lives. The Lord said that we’d be much closer to Him and we’d learn to love Him as never before; we’d find new strength, power and anointing; we’d be better prepared for the dark days to come; we’d have greater love for one another; and we’d be better, more fruitful witnesses! The Lord promised that He would strengthen us and prepare us for the future.

21. I understand if you find it a little difficult to relate to these promises, or at least to see if they’re being fulfilled in your life personally. You might think they sound good, and you might be trying to take them by faith, but as far as seeing the actual results, you might be a bit skeptical. You might feel this way because it’s often hard to recognize what the Lord is doing or has done in your own life and how His promises are being fulfilled. Sometimes we can’t see it very easily. Either we don’t see the blessings clearly, or even if we do see them, we don’t fully realize the reason for which they’ve been given. So I asked if the Lord would like to explain how those of you who have tried to have a closer walk with Him have been blessed as a result, or are in the process of being blessed.

22. Please remember that the Lord is talking to each of you individually in this message‚ and you’re each different and experience different manifestations of His love. So even if all of these blessings may not be manifested right now in your own life, they are being manifested in the lives of some of your fellow teens in the Family, and some are taking place in your life, too.

23. I hope the following message is an encouragement to you and that it helps you to know how much Jesus loves you, understands you, and wants to be close to you. Thank you for being willing to be Jesus’ Bride, for loving Him and letting Him love you. Now I’ll let Jesus‚ our wonderful Husband and King and Friend, speak to you Himself.

Personal Message from Jesus to the Junior Teens and JETTs!

24. (Jesus speaking:) Oh boy‚ I love you guys! I’m crazy about you, My loving young ones, My young vibrant brides! I’m sooo happy! Hasn’t it been wonderful? Hasn’t it been fun—this closer relationship that we’re able to enjoy? You’re all learning and growing so much, and as you keep it up, I’m getting more inspired as the days go by! Thank you for loving Me! Thank you for reaching out.

25. Isn’t it great to get to know each other? You‚ My explosive younger ones, are extra special to Me. I love you! I love you so much. I want to hug and kiss and talk with you all the time. I just can’t get enough! Hasn’t it been thrilling for you to discover all the new things I have in store for you? Some of you have ventured out more than others. Wow! What a high! What a rush! Hasn’t it been great? Keep the love a-comin’!

26. And for those of you who are just learning to love Me more deeply and have a closer relationship with Me, please promise Me you won’t worry if you’re not progressing so quickly‚ okay? Whatever you do, don’t worry. I’m right here waiting for you as you learn to have a deeper, more personal walk with Me. I’m not going anywhere. Are you kidding? I can’t wait to have you close by My side and to share more heart to heart. No way I’m going to miss that, you can bet! I’m right here, close by you.

27. Oh, I love your loving! We’ve had a great time! I just love the way you love Me. I love the way you speak to Me and draw close to Me in those times when you sing to Me and praise Me. Hasn’t it been a strength to you when I pour down My comfort and love? Thank you for loving Me with your songs and words of love. I see you feel much lighter and freer and at ease and at peace, and I’m very happy for that. Just as I promised, sweet relief was on its way. Hasn’t it been great to have relief from worries and fears and all those hang-ups? Boy, hang-ups—who needs’m? Waste of time is what I say! Get My drift?

28. I’m so happy to be able to pull you out of the depths of discouragement. What a drag that is! It sure jazzes Me to be able to fill up all your empty spaces—those achy feelings of heartbreak and disappointments. I just love to zap’m all away! You’ve gotta admit, My electric charges are much greater than all that down-in-the-dumps stuff. I love to give you meaning and purpose in life. Don’t you love it when I help you to accomplish more? And better yet, all with such ease—’cause for Me it’s a breeze!

29. I’m so happy to lift your burdens and bear your weights, just like I promised I would! Goodbye boredom is what I say! Isn’t it a welcome relief? I love to fill your days, and keep you through the nights, and chase that ol’ Devil away. What a punk! Pitiful sight!

30. We’re havin’ a good time! I’m thrilled and really groovin’ on your love! So keep lovin’ Me!—It really gets Me movin’ with blessings galore, protection and power! I’m supplying all your needs and there’s more on the way!

31. One thing I love about our times of sweet, intimate communion together is that I am now able to whisper deeper secrets in your ear and help you understand more about My Word. After all‚ now that we’ve gotten closer, I can confide in you. You’re trusting Me more and are able to receive the things I have to say. I see it’s helped y’all to hold on, too‚ and to have better communication—not only with Me, but you’re blossoming and reaching out and it’s helping you to communicate with others, with those around you. Since you’ve been loving Me more, life is much easier all around, isn’t it?

32. It makes Me so happy to answer all your prayers, too! Please keep’m comin’ strong and steady—how ’bout it? I’ve got some far-out ATPs (answers to prayer) that’ll knock your socks off!

33. Hey, know what I love? Know what really turns Me on? I love to see your face. I love to see the light of your smile and that twinkle in your eye when I answer your prayers. Don’t ya just love it when you give a present to someone—something you know they always wanted or that they really need—and you’re the one that’s able to give it to them? You get all excited and you can’t wait to see the look on their face when they untie the package, because you know it’s going to make them so happy and they’re going to be so surprised.

34. Well, that’s a little bit like I am when I look at you and see the expression on your face when I answer your prayers, or when I give you your heart’s desire and meet your needs. Now that you’re loving Me more and learning to come to Me and trust Me more, I’m able to do all these things on a much larger scale. And I love to watch you! I love to see the look on your face when I shower you with presents, with all the gifts I have for you. I love to feel the same warmth that you feel inside when I meet your needs and give you your desires, when I supply for you and care for you.

35. I just love you! I love the way you’re getting close to Me. This new relationship we have in this deeper, closer way is inspiring Me sooo much! Everything is so much better because we’re closer. And of course when I hear from you more often, when you come to Me like you do, I just want to do more and more and more and more for you. I’m yours! Isn’t that how it is with two people who are in love? The more you love each other, the more you want to love each other, and the more you want to give and give and give to the one you love—just because you love them tons! That’s how I am with you. The more you love Me, the more I want to do for you, and the more I am able to do for you.

36. Keep that love a–comin’ this way, My young, vibrant, alive and moving Bride! In fact, I’ll do anything for you! So keep holding tight!

37. I’m so proud of you—all My live wires! You’re My live wires and you’re beginning to get hot! Keep it up! Keep lovin’ Me like you do, because as we keep at it, the more heated you’ll get, and you’re gonna glow! You’re gonna burn bright with My hot, explosive power! You’re gonna light up the sky in an explosion that will enlighten the whole world! All the Earth is gonna see! Everybody’s going to see it!

38. I’m filling you up with My love power and nothing is going to stop us! You’re feeling the awesome love power of My elixir, and it’s making everything all right. It’s healing and soothing and comforting. It’s burning away all the worries and fears and ugly dark clouds of burdens and confusion and frustrations. It’s all begun. It’s all in motion now. And there’s plenty more to come! You’ll be free at last, so keep at it! And if you have yet to feel it, if you have yet to taste it, come on, get on board! Start lovin’ today! In the Spirit we’re going places and seeing people and doing things you never dreamed possible, so don’t miss out!

39. This closer relationship we have and are growing into is making it possible for Me to move you into new realms in My far–out spirit world, new realms that I’m only able to share with those closest to Me. Finally‚ at long last, I can share it all with you—deep secrets from My alive, vibrating, pulsating, ever-moving‚ ever-changing, far-out Spirit; deep thrills and ecstasies of My wild and free spirit world; far-out facts and zany zonkers! Finally I can confide in you. You know how difficult it is to have to keep a secret? I’m so happy—the word’s gettin’ out! You’ve made Me so happy that now I can let the cat out of the bag! Because as you love and trust Me more‚ I can love and trust and confide in you more, too!

40. I told you I had far-out secrets‚ didn’t I? Like’m? Well, if you think what I’ve told you so far is rad, be sure to stick around, because I haven’t even begun to get into the really far-out stuff yet! Hey, I’m totally serious here! This ain’t no joke!

41. Thanks for loving Me! I love it! Those songs of love you sing to Me lift My soul, just like they do for you. I know you love music. Don’t you just love to hear it? Me too!—Especially when it comes from you! I love your songs and uplifting tunes! It moves Me to action when you love Me that way. I get so moved, as you know, when you love Me like you do, and praise Me and sing to Me and cuddle up close by My side. Thanks, you guys! It’s been wonderful! And do I love to see you praise Me together! Keep it up! I love all the glory you give Me as you sing and dance unto Me!

42. I’m happy for you and happy for Me! Haven’t the benefits of all our sweet love been great? Now I am able to comfort you and hold you and lift you up when you feel down. I know life seems pretty rough at times‚ but now as we’ve grown closer, and as we continue to grow closer, I am able to walk you through these things. I can zap you with My power—power for the hour! Power to be and power to do, power to say, power for the day! I love it when you catch it!

43. You’re lookin’ so good when I beam My light down! Beautiful! You sure need it nowadays, ’cause things in the world are getting so dark. It’s wonderful‚ though, isn’t it, all the things I am able to do for you? Things are dark‚ but you’re shining bright. Keep the love comin’ My way! Keep laying it on Me! I want more and more of you. The darkest night is yet to come, but as it falls and the darker it gets, the brighter you’ll be, because I’m able to turn up the lights.

44. I’m thrilled that I can be your light when everything around you seems pretty dark and drear. Gets pretty scary at times, I know, but with My strength in you, because our love bond is firm and steadfast, no man can stand against it! Now that you’ve had a touch‚ a glimpse of what I can do, you just keep holding on. You’re gettin’ the hang of it‚ so keep hangin’ tight and we’re gonna go, go, go! Stick with Me and I’ll guide you to higher heights and new places, new horizons you never dreamed possible! Nothin’ can stop us now! We’re gonna live forever!—Together we’ll light up the sky!

45. Oh‚ you look so beautiful! I can see you on the horizon—My beautiful young ones, My jewels of the eternal now! You’re gonna stand tall and strong and valiant, bold and brave! Nothing will quench your fire! See why it’s so important that we get close in this personal way right now? We’re the unbeatable force! Woe to the wicked!

46. I am your destiny and I am calling! Forward march to new realms beyond the bounds of mortal men! We’re gonna light up the sky! I’ll give you power—power for the hour, here and now, and there and then! It’ll never end! I love you sooo! I need you, too. Keep the love a–comin’! It’s only the beginning! I’m pouring it out, and there ain’t no end to where all this came from.

47. I love you, My precious young ones, My valiant warriors and lovers of Kingdom Come! Keep the love a-comin’! You’re gonna live forever! We’re gonna light up the sky! (End of message from Jesus.)

48. (Mama: ) That’s terrific! Thank You Jesus! I think it’s so neat how the Lord talks to us with language that we like and can understand. He’s becoming more and more real to us as we get to know Him better, isn’t He?

49. The Lord is blessing and helping those of you who have reached out to Him and wanted a more intimate walk with Him. But I can understand that if you’re not feeling real good about yourself, and you don’t think you’ve got much of a connection with the Lord, then you might wonder about whether you’ve actually grown closer to the Lord or not, or if He’s closer to you. But I assure you, if you’ve tried to have a deeper personal relationship with Him by doing your best to pray sincerely, read the Word faithfully and attentively, draw nigh to the Lord with words and songs of praise, and obey Him as much as you can, then He’s happy with you!

50. You might not think you’ve made much progress, but if you’ve had a desire to learn and grow and you’ve been trying the best you can, then of course the Lord hasn’t failed you and you have made progress—maybe not as much progress as you’d like‚ but some progress nonetheless. And you can know by faith that He has blessed you and will continue to bless you! He’s right there beside you. He’s not in a hurry and He’s not disappointed in you. He loves you! He’s happy with you and thankful for your every effort to draw close to Him. So please don’t worry or let the Enemy lie to you or discourage you!

51. The Lord lists some tremendous blessings that He has given, or is in the process of giving, to you who are loving Him more deeply! However‚ as I prayed about this message, I became a little concerned that you might not be able to relate to these blessings so well. In fact‚ you might think that this message from the Lord doesn’t apply to you.

52. For example, the Lord says He’s provided “sweet relief” from worries, fears and hang-ups. But you might wonder about that if you’re still worrying about different things that bother or concern you. He also says that He has pulled you out of the depths of discouragement, and taken care of your disappointments and heartbreaks. He’s given you meaning and purpose in life, He’s helped you to accomplish more and with ease. In fact, He says life is much easier all the way around! But if you’re feeling kind of stagnated, and don’t seem to be accomplishing much at all, and if you’re having a particularly tough time right now and battling a lot, then you might be quite discouraged, and life definitely may not look easier to you! So you might wonder how all this can be true, at least for you personally.

53. I thought you might have these questions, because I know some of you junior teens and JETTs are having difficulties. Many of you are battling different degrees of discouragement‚ and some of you are feeling a little bored or unchallenged right now. You’re also struggling with various trials, feelings of frustration‚ comparing battles, and temptations of the System‚ etc. Some of you don’t get along very well with your parents or brothers and sisters, and others of you aren’t very happy in your present Homes. I know this is the case not only because I read your personal letters‚ as well as reports from your shepherds, but also because I know the Enemy attacks you ferociously and does everything in his power to cause you trouble. So life is definitely not without its battles. Chances are, life is anything but problem-free for many of you.

54. But I also know that what the Lord said in this special message to you is the truth! I know He sees things the right way, and He doesn’t exaggerate or make broad‚ sweeping statements just for effect, just to get our attention. Sometimes we’re distracted with the immediate affairs of this life—our daily problems, worries, and battles—so we don’t see things right. But the Lord sees the whole picture, the whole 360 degrees, the whole panorama.

55. I knew the Lord was right, but I figured there must be something I was missing. I felt He had more to tell us that would help complete our understanding of what He’s saying and how it applies to your daily lives. So I asked if He would please clarify for us this seeming contradiction between these blessings He’s given, or is in the process of giving to you, and the so–called “reality” of the way things are in your daily lives.

56. He’s so caring and available and always happy to answer any question we have and explain whatever we don’t understand. You never have to worry that you’re bothering the Lord. He likes it when we come to Him with our questions or problems. When we prayed about this, He had the following to say:

It’s For Real!

57. (Jesus speaking:) Yo, man! It’s Me again—Jesus! Thanks, kids‚ for hanging in there and being willing to listen and tune in, because I have more to say. I’m happy to answer your questions. I’m eager to give you what you want‚ to make it easier for you, ’cause I don’t want you battling and feeling down in the dumps and wondering what in the world I’m talking about!

58. I know you think it’s cool when things are a little mysterious. For example, you like the words of your songs to be a little deep and poetic, to make people think. You like mysteries and spy movies. You don’t necessarily like everything to be given to you on a silver platter. You don’t like to be spoon-fed, as if you have no brains and you can’t think for yourself.

59. But when it comes to My personal messages for you and the Words of love and encouragement that I want to give you, I need to be clear, because otherwise the Devil will try to come in and make you doubt. Because, you know, the Devil’s always around—and, man, he’s evil! He’s bad news! He hates you, and he’ll do anything he can to get you sidetracked, or to get you feelin’ down, and especially to get you doubting. So I’m gonna make sure you understand what I’m sayin’! So listen to Me now, and I’m gonna explain some pretty cool stuff that has to do with My blessings in your lives.

60. First, I want you to understand something that’s very, very important, and that is, each one of you is different, you’re unique. No one else is just like you, and the way I manifest My love and My blessings in each of your lives is also different. I’ve listed the blessings of loving Me deeply and seeking to have a closer walk with Me, but you all won’t necessarily see all of those blessings manifested equally in your lives.

61. One person may be able to recognize some aspects of the blessings very strongly in his or her life, and another person will be able to recognize other aspects of the blessings, because your lives are different, and your paths of growth and experience and maturity are different. Hey‚ that’s just the way it is! No two people are exactly the same‚ and I work in each of your lives differently. So you, as an individual‚ may not be able to see every single one of these blessings manifested in your life right now. But if you trust Me and have faith, you’ll be able to see some of them become a reality in your life. And as the days go by, you’ll see others more and more.

62. When I gave you this great big list of all the blessings that are available for those who love Me deeply—this list that looks pretty awesome to you and possibly even pretty far-fetched or exaggerated—I was speaking the truth. I was telling it like it is! Because, dig it, man—I’m way up Here. I’m the King of the universe‚ and from My vantage point Here in Heaven, I can see things as they really are! This isn’t just phony jive talk. I’m not tryin’ to tickle your ears or make you feel good, but I’m tellin’ you the truth! I know how it is, and this is for real, man. This is for real! (End of explanation from Jesus.)

63. (Mama: ) I get such a kick out of the Lord’s lingo! He sure makes a wonderful teen shepherd, doesn’t He?

64. Since the Lord made it very clear that He did have more to say—in fact, He had some “pretty cool stuff” to tell us—I then asked if He could possibly comment specifically on each blessing that He talked about in the preceding message, so we could understand more clearly how each one applies to you. He sweetly accommodated my request, and on most of the points He explained more about how the blessing is manifested. In many cases He also explained what you can do to be able to receive more of that blessing in your lives. I’ll list each point, followed by Jesus’ comments.

Sweet Relief Is There for You!

65. Point #1: To begin with, I lumped together the various blessings that have to do with your encouragement, strength, overcoming, etc. The Lord explains in His special message to you junior teens and JETTs that He’s been able to pour down His comfort and love. The result has been that you feel lighter, freer, more at ease and at peace, and He’s provided “sweet relief” from worries, fears and hang-ups. He also says He’s been able to pull you out of the depths of discouragement, and take care of your disappointments and heartbreaks by filling up all those empty spaces in your heart and life. He’s able to comfort you, hold you up and lift you when you feel down, and during rough times He can “walk you through it” and zap you with His power—power for the hour!

66. (Jesus speaking:) Well, I know that some of you have been goin’ down a rough road. I know it ain’t been easy. Some of you have been feelin’ real down. But you know what? The answer is right there at your fingertips—the relief you’re lookin’ for, the peace and love and freedom that you want so desperately. I have it right here in My hands to give to you. This is no joke, man. This is for real! You can be set free from that negativity and discouragement and worry and fear that’s bringin’ you down. You can find deliverance from that emptiness, that boredom, those bummer times when you think, “What in the world am I accomplishing anyway?”

67. You see, “sweet relief” is there for you. I’ve given it. It’s a very real blessing that you can receive if you just have faith. Others of your friends and buddies and brothers and sisters have received it; they’ve felt it in their lives. They know it’s real because they’ve reached out and grabbed ahold of it by faith. They fought the attacks of the Enemy and his attempts to get them to doubt and to give up. And because they fought the Devil, and because they wanted My blessings, I’ve been able to give them. They’re there for you‚ too, but you have to fight, you have to want them, and you have to believe!

68. If you’ve been doin’ your best to love Me, if you want to be close to Me, if you’ve been tryin’ to read the Word and obey, if you’ve been takin’ time to praise Me and pray and spend time with Me, then of course I’m gonna bless you and reward you! I love you‚ and what I want more than anything else is to be close to you. That’s the most important thing to Me—to have your love, to spend time with you, to hear your words and songs of praise.

69. I know sometimes you feel crummy. You feel like an idiot and like you blow it so often, and of course you’re tempted to give up. You feel like a jerk, and you wonder if it’s even worth it to keep fighting. Listen to Me, man; it’s the Devil that makes you want to quit. It’s the Enemy that makes you think that I’m so far away, and I don’t get it, and I’m not here for you. But if you just keep doin’ the best you can to love Me and obey Me, and if you have faith and fight the attacks of the Enemy, you’ll see these blessings that I have promised manifested in your life.

70. Open your eyes and look around you, and you’ll see that some people have already partaken of these blessings. They’re happier and more encouraged. They feel more of My love movin’ in their lives for their friends, for their brothers and sisters‚ for the sheep. Even when they go through rough times or things don’t turn out as they had hoped and they feel a little bummed out or they get a little down, they feel My presence more, they experience My strength, and I’m able to help them make it through those tough times. So you see, it’s happenin’! This isn’t a joke or just some pretty words but it’s real, and if you look around‚ you’ll see that it’s happening.

71. But hey, remember‚ the Devil is an evil‚ horrible creep, and he’s doing everything he can to stop you from seeing My blessings in your life. The first thing he does is to try to get you to doubt. He tries to get you to think, “Oh sure! Yeah, yeah, right! This is just another prophecy, just more to read‚ just another GN that doesn’t really mean anything—not to me, anyway.” Man, if you’re thinkin’ those thoughts, you’d better get down to some serious praying, ’cause the Enemy is trying to steal away not only your faith‚ but My blessings in your life.

72. Get this! Doubt builds a wall and it stops the flow of My blessings and My love. It’s just like if one of your friends there in your Home kept trying to show you how much they loved you, and they always wanted to do nice things for you, or say nice things to you, but you just constantly said, “Nah, that’s not true. Nah, you don’t mean that! Nah, that’s a lie.” Then no matter how much they loved you or wanted to show you their love, they wouldn’t be able to, because you wouldn’t be open to it. You wouldn’t be receiving it or believing it. Their love is still there; they love you just as much as ever‚ but you’re the one who loses out, because you don’t believe. You don’t make a way for them to show you, to prove their love to you, because you don’t create a vacuum, you don’t have faith, you don’t want to see it. Well, that’s the same way it is with Me.

73. I want to show you these blessings! I want to make these benefits real in your life! But if you doubt and are skeptical and you think that loving Me doesn’t really pay, then it makes it very rough for Me to manifest My love, to make it real to you, and to give it to you as much as I would like to.

74. So that’s one of the most important things: If you’ve been doing all you can to love Me, if you’ve really been wanting to draw close to Me and you’ve been trying hard‚ but maybe you feel it hasn’t made much difference or you don’t feel much happier, you don’t have much more love in your life and you’ve battled just as many battles with discouragement or negative thinking, and you’re just generally bummed out, well, you’ve just gotta keep fighting! You’ve gotta fight the Enemy and hold on‚ because if you haven’t felt My blessings yet, they’re just around the corner. Don’t let the Devil steal them away! You’ve gotta fight! You’ve gotta have faith! You’ve gotta hear Me when I say that I love you!

75. If there’s anything the ol’ Devil fears, it’s your having a closer walk with Me, a more intimate, personal relationship with Me. He hates the thought of you being closer to Me and being able to hear My Words more clearly and have more faith in My love for you. It freaks him out completely!

76. When he sees that you’re obeying and you’re spending more time in the Word, and you’re praying sincerely, and you’re praising Me during the daily praise times, and you’re singing songs of love to Me, and you’re raising your arms in praise, and you’re doing all you can to try to be close to Me, even if all this doesn’t make you feel much different, he just starts shakin’ in his boots! Because he knows that your doing all those things will bring My blessings into your life, and you’ll get to know Me better and feel My love more strongly and have more of My power and My Spirit. He freaks out to see that happening because he knows you’ll be a much stronger and a more powerful disciple and a much greater threat to his kingdom. So he does everything he can to stop you! He fights tenaciously* to try to get you to give up! (*tenaciously: tirelessly; persistently; without being discouraged)

77. So you’ve just gotta hold on! You’ve gotta keep going! You’ve gotta keep doin’ the things you know you should do to draw nigh to Me, and I will draw nigh to you. I am drawing nigh to you at this very moment. Every time you look to Me‚ every time you cry out to Me, every time you want My help‚ I am there for you. But sometimes it takes a little while for you to see it and feel it, because it’s a spiritual battle. But believe Me, I am the Victor! I will overcome!

78. My promises to you are true‚ and I won’t let you down. You’ve seen them manifested in others’ lives, and they’ll be manifested in yours too—if not today, then tomorrow, or the next day, or next week, or next month. They will come to pass. (End of explanation from Jesus.)

Power to Hold On!

79. (Mama:) Point #2: Next the Lord says that this new closeness to Him has helped you to hold on. Here are some more thoughts on this point:

80. (Jesus speaking: ) This new closer relationship with Me has given you power to hold on! You might not feel that you’re doing so great—in fact, you might feel that you’re doing pretty lousy, that you’re not much of a blessing, you’re not accomplishing much. But, hey, cheer up! You’ve held on! You haven’t given up! You’re still here fighting and trying!—And that in itself is a great victory!

81. As you’ve done what you could to draw nigh to Me, I’ve drawn nigh to you and I’ve given you strength—even strength that you know not of. Even when you felt your weakest‚ I was there holding you up, lifting you and comforting you and making sure you didn’t give up. Sometimes it’s hard to see the connection between your closer relationship with Me and some of these blessings, like your holding on, because it’s something that happens in the spirit world. You can’t really see it in the flesh, but believe Me, it’s real! Just the fact that you’re willing to humble yourself and obey and try to be close to Me and draw nigh to Me so we can love each other more, makes Me so happy that of course I’m not going to let you fall, and I’m not going to let you give up. (End of explanation from Jesus.)

New Meaning and Purpose in Life!

82. (Mama:) Point #3: The Lord said that as you’ve gotten closer to Him‚ it’s given you meaning and purpose in life. The following is how He explained this has happened:

83. (Jesus speaking:) The closer you get to Me and the Word and prayer and praise, the more you realize that this is what really counts in life. You start to see that loving Me and hearing from Me is pretty cool, pretty awesome, and by comparison, the things of the world seem pretty shallow, pretty boring, pretty empty. When you’re tryin’ to find satisfaction in the flesh just by doin’ fun things or watchin’ movies or playin’ video games or hangin’ out with your friends, you really don’t get very far. It may be okay for a while, and you might think the extra freedom is real great and pretty cool, but after a while it gets really boring. It’s the same old thing.

84. Even if you think it’s cool at the moment, afterwards you have this dead‚ sort of yucky feeling inside. It’s like eating a whole bunch of candy, real sweet fudge or something like that, and you just scarf down piece after piece after piece. At the time it seems just great, but afterwards you feel sick, and it’s gross, and you realize it’s not so great after all. Then, by comparison‚ the next time you see a plate of food like fried chicken and french fries with ketchup and salad with thousand island dressing, it looks much yummier than fudge!

85. Well, it’s the same with you after you get burned-out on or glutted with the things of the world. You realize they’re not so great and they’re not so much fun after all. They don’t make you feel so good. Then you start to realize that the things of the Spirit are really where it’s at! That’s where true thrills, pleasure and lasting joy are found.

86. As you draw closer to Me and really want to know Me better, and you create a vacuum for the Spirit, and you want to partake of those far–out spiritual experiences, then you see more and more how cool the things of the Spirit are! When you participate in a prophecy meeting that’s really heavy, you see how awesome it is to hear from Me. Or when you’re feelin’ down and you read a Letter that really gives you the victory and the specific answers you need, and afterwards you feel light and encouraged and have renewed strength‚ you realize how powerful the Word is.

87. Or when you get together with your friends and you have a real far-out, wild inspiration, and you sing the songs that made the Revolution and you really get out of yourself and you get free and you dance and you praise Me, then you see how high you can get in the Spirit! You see how far–out it is, and you realize you never felt that way after watchin’ a movie or playin’ video games or hangin’ out with your friends. So you begin to see what really counts, and you begin to have new meaning and purpose in your life. (End of explanation from Jesus.)

Accomplishing More, with Ease!

88. (Mama: ) Point #4: Next you might have noticed that the Lord said He’s helped you to accomplish more, and with ease. Here’s His explanation of how this wonderful blessing has come to pass:

89. (Jesus speaking:) Have you ever tried and tried to do something, and nothing was going right and everything was a bummer? You couldn’t find what you needed, nothing was falling into place, and you were just getting more and more frustrated. By comparison, have you ever experienced how cool it is when you want to do something, but before you get started you really pray about it‚ you come to Me and let Me establish your thoughts, and you counsel with others and you hear from Me? Then when you go to do whatever it is you want to do, things just seem to fall into place so easily, and it’s just great! You have so much fun, and it seems to be so fruitful, and you don’t get all tired and frustrated. Instead you just get more and more inspired ’cause you see that something’s getting done. You’re actually accomplishing something, and you’re even having fun while you’re doing it!

90. Well, that’s what happens when you’re close to Me, when you’re used to seeking Me and depending on Me and praying and asking for My help. Comparatively speaking, it’s no sweat to get things done! You can get so much more done with ease‚ as compared to when you just try to do it in your own strength, without even looking to Me, without even seeing how much you need Me. (End of explanation from Jesus.)

Goodbye Boredom!

91. (Mama: ) Point #5: Now let’s talk about boredom! Everyone dislikes boredom, but this subject is probably of particular interest to you young people. Here is Jesus’ explanation for how you can overcome boredom:

92. (Jesus speaking:) I said that one of the benefits of drawing closer to Me is that you’ve been able to overcome boredom. Now that’s like major‚ because I know that boredom is a big deal in a lot of the lives of you teens and JETTs. But some of you have found the secret! You’ve cashed into the treasure of excitement. Even though you’re sometimes a little bored here or there, or you have a boring afternoon, or a boring day‚ or maybe even a boring week, overall you’ve overcome the heavy cloud of boredom by discovering the endless challenges there are in the Spirit and in the Family, and by letting Me show you how much there is to do and how you can help to get it done.

93. Of course‚ your life can’t be constant excitement and thrills. Everybody has to face some monotony and some routine—that’s just part of life. But overall, if you’re close to Me and you’re seeking to love Me more, then that’ll create in you a hunger for the things that really count—the things of the Spirit, the things of the Word. If you have a vacuum and you’re looking to Me and praying and seeking and having faith that I can make your life exciting‚ then I can lead you to all kinds of far-out things that will fill your life with challenge! You’ll wake up in the morning excited, with something to do and a reason to get up.

94. You see, it’s not My will that you just hang around and waste time! That’s so junky, so boring! I don’t want you to be bored. I don’t want your lives to just be a drag with nothin’ to do‚ every day the same, with no challenge and nothin’ to really test you and push you and encourage you to do your best. But if you seek Me and draw close to Me and let Me speak to your heart‚ and if you counsel with others and are open to My will and the things of the Spirit, I can give you all kinds of things to fill your life and your days! And you’ll really feel needed! You’ll feel like what you’re doin’ makes a diff, either to your brothers and sisters, or to your Home members, or to the sheep.

95. See, when you’re close to Me and you’re loving Me‚ then you have a desire to live for others. You don’t want to just live for yourself. You don’t want to just have fun. You’re not just thinking about your own entertainment, but you’re thinking about others. As strange as this may seem to you, serving others and helping others is really the way to have fun!

96. That may sound very weird to you, and it may not sound like much fun at all. You may think I’m crazy when I tell you that organizing the provisioning, or helping on the mail ministry, or taking care of the babies, or overseeing the kitchen‚ or being in charge of the lit and tools, or teaching Word class to the OCs, or helping your mother with her laundry, or being in charge of keeping the yard looking nice‚ or going out witnessing or out fundraising is fun! Pouring out to others when personal witnessing, leading people to the Lord, following up on hungry sheep, getting out the Word when postering, and distributing the tools is a blast! But you may not see things that way, because maybe your idea of fun is so different. Your idea of fun and not being bored is entertainment, pleasure. Working or serving others isn’t your idea of fun. But see, that’s where you’ve got it wrong.

97. If you really want to get over your boredom, as you draw close to Me, let Me speak to you about how you can be a blessing to others and how you can serve others. Then you’ll find the key to getting over your boredom. Then you’ll find what’s really fun and challenging! Then when you go to bed at night you’ll have this great feeling like you really did something. You accomplished something, and it’s going to last! You didn’t just spend the day hangin’ with your friends, or vegging in a mall‚ or playin’ stupid video games‚ but you spent the time pourin’ out to others!

98. You pushed yourself to the limit to serve others! You had to really pray. You had to research the Word. You had to think and plan and work hard. As strange as it may sound to you now, if you’ll do that, you’ll find out that it’s fun! That’s the key to overcoming boredom. And the closer you are to Me, the more I can speak to you about how to spend your time‚ and the more satisfaction you’ll find! (End of explanation from Jesus.)

99. (Mama:) Lord willing, we will have a GN coming out in the not too distant future that will help with more ideas of things you junior teens and JETTs can do to be a blessing to your Home. I pray that will be an answer to your prayers to do more and have more responsibility. In the meantime, however, I hope the above message from the Lord will inspire you. He brings out the very good point that your boredom is not always dependent on your circumstances. Many times it has to do with your attitude or expectations. There’s a lot you can do to improve your situation and overcome boredom, even if you stay right there in the same Home! A lot has to do with your personal initiative. Life is what you make it!

100. Of course, as I’ve said before, there’s nothing wrong with some fun and entertainment. Don’t get me wrong; I expect that you will enjoy your get-outs, movies, dances, and other activities. But the point the Lord is making is that just being entertained or having fun isn’t enough to make your life satisfying and challenging; and sometimes what you think is just going to be real hard, boring work, turns out to be exciting and fulfilling, because you’re being a blessing to others and you feel needed, trusted‚ and important.

Good Communication!

101. Point #6: Jesus says that as you’ve learned to love Him more dearly, you’ve also learned to have better communication, not only with Him, but with others. Here’s how that works:

102. (Jesus speaking:) To have good communication you’ve gotta have honesty and humility. And if you’re in the habit of being honest and humble with Me, then you’ll be honest and humble with others. If you’re accustomed to hearing My counsel and being open to My instruction to you, then you’ll also be open to the counsel and instruction of others.

103. That’s why the closer you are to Me, and the more time we spend in good communication through prayer and talking and listening to each other, the more practiced you’ll be at sharing your heart with others and being willing to admit your weaknesses and needs. You won’t always be trying to prove yourself, or put on some fancy air‚ or be somethin’ you’re not. You’ll just be yourself!

104. When you have good communication with Me and you have the faith that I love you and I accept you for what you are, then it makes it easier for you just to be yourself with others. And then you can trust Me that even if they see all your flaws and your NWOs and your imperfections, they’ll still love you, they’ll still want to be around you and be your friend, and they’ll still respect you.

105. When you communicate with Me honestly and you get in the habit of pouring out your heart to Me and receiving My Words of encouragement when I speak to your heart with a verse‚ or I speak through your mouth in prophecy, then you just learn to relax and take it easy. You don’t try to be so perfect and you don’t expect perfection from others either. You just learn to have more faith in My love and in the love of others, and all of these things bring about good communication with one another.

106. Good communication is so important. Because when you live communally and in such close quarters and you need to work together, it’s a real drag when there’s division and hard feelings and walls built up around different people. When you can’t be honest and free and trust that the other person is going to understand you, or give you the benefit of the doubt, and not take things too personally or be overly sensitive, it brings a lot of stress and tension into your lives. And of course, under those circumstances My Spirit can’t flow as freely as I would like it to.

107. So good communication is super-important. You know, business executives spend thousands and thousands of dollars trying to learn to be good communicators and to understand people. It’s a really important quality, and unfortunately‚ some never learn to be good communicators or to understand others. They spend their whole lives in bondage, feeling misunderstood and fearful of the opinions of others, and it’s just terrible. It’s awful! So you can be glad that you know the secret of good communication.

108. But if you don’t feel like you’ve made tons of progress in this area, don’t be discouraged, because learning to communicate takes quite a while. So give it time‚ but be encouraged and take it by faith that you’re making progress. As you learn to communicate with Me, you’ll naturally learn to communicate better with others. It goes hand in hand, because both communicating with Me and communicating with others takes humility, honesty‚ and faith. (End of explanation from Jesus.)

Life Is Easier!

109. (Mama:) Point #7: One of the blessings that Jesus tells us He has for those who are loving Him more deeply is that life is much easier all the way around. That’s quite a promise. I’ll bet you’re eager to hear how the Lord will explain that one!

110. (Jesus speaking:) If you’re going through a difficult time, if you’re really struggling or you’re generally bummed‚ or worse yet, if you’re having a really tough time and barely hangin’ on by the skin of your teeth, then it may be very hard for you to relate to the fact that by being closer to Me, life is much easier all the way around. What you’re experiencing right now may definitely not be your idea of anything that is “easier all the way around.” You might be going through a time where you’re particularly frustrated or confused or just uninspired. Maybe you don’t feel very happy right now. And even if you’ve been trying to be closer to Me and trying to love Me more and spend more time with Me, you may wonder how come life isn’t easier for you, and why you don’t feel happier.

111. You might not like this answer very much, but figure this: You might not think it’s very easy for you now‚ but if you weren’t drawing closer to Me and loving Me more and having a deeper personal relationship with Me, it would be even harder. So the point is, the key to understanding this is that comparatively speaking your life is easier. Even if it’s very difficult, it’s easier than it would be if you weren’t trying to be close to Me, if you weren’t loving Me more and trying to have a deeper and more personal relationship with Me.

112. You might not like this‚ but the life of a revolutionary, a disciple‚ a true dropped-out Christian, is never really “easy.” It’s ’cause life is a struggle, and the Devil fights you hard, and you go through tests and trials to prove you and purge you and prepare you.

113. So I hope this isn’t too big of a disappointment for you, but even if you’re doin’ your best to love Me, and you’re really obeying and I’m pouring out My blessings on you, your life may never be what you think is “easy.” But it will be easier because you’ll have the power and the strength of the Spirit to fight the attacks of the Enemy. You’ll be able to stay in the center of My will, so I’ll be able to protect you from mishaps and unguarded moments, and the Devil will be limited—very limited—in the ways that he’ll be able to hinder you or test you. You’ll not be tempted above that you’re able, but because you’re in communication with Me and you’re hearing from Me and you’re praying desperately and you’ve learned to hear My voice, I’ll be able to lead you through and over and above the Enemy’s attacks.

114. So don’t worry or be tempted to doubt, thinking I’ve failed you if you’re not living an “easy” life. In fact, it might be pretty tough, because we’re in a war and you’re a soldier! But it’s a Heaven of a lot easier than it would be without the sweet personal relationship that we now have. (End of explanation from Jesus.)

Whispering Secrets and Confiding More in You!

115. (Mama:) Point # 8: Next is a pretty awesome blessing, and that is, as you draw close to Jesus, He can whisper secrets in your ear and confide in you. He can help you understand the Word better. He says He can move you into new realms in His far-out spirit world and share it all with you—”deep secrets from His alive, vibrating, pulsating, ever-moving, ever-changing, far-out Spirit; deep thrills and ecstasies of His wild and free spirit world!” Wow, that sounds fascinating! Here’s how and why He explains that’s possible:

116. (Jesus speaking: ) Have you ever had a really good friend who you were super close to and you’d talk to a lot? Sometimes you’d stay up late at night and you’d talk and talk, and you felt like that person knew you better than anybody. You could tell them all your secrets and you knew that they’d understand. They knew all about your battles and your trials, but they loved you anyway. And the closer you got, the more you felt you could confide in them‚ the more you trusted them. Well, you know, that’s how it is with you and Me—the more time we spend together when you’re pourin’ out your heart to Me and I’m able to speak to you, the closer we get, and the more I can confide in you.

117. This is one of the coolest things that you can experience when we’re close and we’re really one in the Spirit, when we’re best friends‚ when you’re My Bride and I’m your Husband—and that is that I can whisper to you really cool things that you need to know. I can answer your questions. I can tell you what you should do. I can speak to you about what Word you should read. And if you come to Me in faith to hear from Me in prophecy, I can even give you special, personal words of encouragement and guidance. I can be your personal Shepherd, and I can help you through your rough days. When your heart is aching or you’re real bummed ’cause something didn’t work out like you’d hoped, you can come to Me. You can confide in Me, and I’ll confide in you.

118. Not only will you be fed by your personal link with Me in the Spirit, but you’ll also be more fed by the Words of David. (And when I say the Words of David I don’t just mean the MO Letters that Dad wrote, but I also mean the Letters that Mama writes. Now she has the mantle of David and now she gives the Words of David.) The closer you draw to Me and the more faith you have, the more intimate we are, the more you’re going to be able to be fed from those Words of David, from the new Letters and new revelations and the far-out prophecies and messages. Man‚ you have some very awesome stuff at your fingertips—mysteries and discoveries and answers that millions of people would love to be privy to (have secret of private knowledge of). But I only give this very special meat of the Word to those I can confide in, to those I trust and to those who are close to Me, who I know will appreciate it.

119. So you see‚ it really pays to spend that time with Me. As you get close to Me, then I can get close to you. We can talk to each other. We can share our secrets. I’ll lead and guide you and answer your questions. I’ll bring the Word to life for you. See, when you’re closer to Me and you spend more time praying or praising or reading the Word or seeking Me, of course it creates a bigger vacuum‚ and then I can pour out to you more. See, it’s very easy to understand: The greater the vacuum, the more you get. The closer you are to Me, the more the vacuum you have for the things of the Spirit, and the more I can pour out to you. (End of explanation from Jesus.)

120. (Mama:) You might have a question about the points above where the Lord is talking about the Words of David and the new Letters and new revelations and the far-out prophecies and messages. He explains that you have some “very awesome stuff” at your fingertips, but He also says that He only gives this very special meat of the Word to those He can confide in‚ to those He trusts and to those who are close to Him, who He knows will appreciate it. You might wonder about this, since it’s obvious to you that Family members have the opportunity to read the new GNs regardless of whether they’ve been trying to be closer to the Lord or not.

121. I thought and prayed about this and the Lord showed me that just getting the GNs in your hands isn’t what He’s talking about. Just having the opportunity to read the Words of David isn’t necessarily what makes the whole difference. The Lord talks about how important your vacuum is for spiritual things, how important it is to really desire with all your heart to get fed and learn and grow. So I realized that the Lord is able to bring His Word to life more for those who are close to Him and really want to know Him and His ways. If you’re closer to Him, He blesses you with a greater vacuum for the truth, which then enables Him to fill that vacuum with His mysteries and awesome truth!

122. I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s a big difference between just reading the new Letters out of duty, without much interest, and reading them seriously with a desperation to get fed and follow closely. So that’s the answer to your question about how the Lord can confide more in some than others, even if everyone has the opportunity to read the Letters. He can more easily whisper His deeper truths and His applications of the Word in your heart when you have a vacuum and a greater desire to be close to Him.

Answered Prayers and Hearts’ Desires!

123. Point #9: The Lord says when you have a deeper relationship with Him, He’s able to answer your prayers, give you your heart’s desires and meet your needs more. The more you love Him, the more He wants to do for you and the more He can do for you.

124. (Jesus speaking:) Sometimes it takes time to answer your prayers, give you your heart’s desire or meet your needs. It’s like the ol’ time lesson that your Father David taught you about “Prayer Power” (ML #302) and the balls on the billiard table. Sometimes it just takes time for all the circumstances to be right, for all the balls to be lined up just right‚ so I can give you the things that you want, desire, and need. So just because you haven’t seen the answer to some of your prayers, that doesn’t mean that the answers aren’t on the way. The answer’s comin’ and it’s almost here! You know the words to that poem; you’ve probably heard it a hundred times. “Keep on believing, trust and obey! The answer’s comin’ and it’s on its way!”

125. Some prayers are answered right away, others take more time‚ and still others have been answered but you don’t recognize the answer. Maybe it’s not what you expected, so you don’t even see that I’ve answered some of your prayers. But you’ll see it eventually; it’ll become clear to you with time.

126. Your love inspires Me, it motivates Me, it compels Me to make you happy. I want to give you everything you need and want and desire. I want to spoil you as My pet and My precious Bride. I can be a very doting Husband when I see that My wife loves Me and wants to please Me. Your praises move My heart and hands to act on your behalf.

127. How much you’re loving Me and seeking Me and how much you put Me first in your life directly affects the blessings I can give you. It’s like the verse that says, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” You see, seeking Me first and putting Me and My Kingdom first is the condition; that’s what you do. And then I am able to give you the desires of your heart. (End of explanation from Jesus.)

Promises for the Future!

128. (Mama: ) Point #10: Did you notice that in this special message to you junior teens and JETTs the Lord also gave some promises for the future? He said: “The darkest night is yet to come; but as it falls and the darker it gets, the brighter you’ll be, because I’m able to turn up the lights. I’m thrilled that I can be your light when everything around you seems pretty dark and drear. Gets pretty scary at times, I know, but with My strength in you, because our love bond is firm and steadfast‚ no man can stand against it!

129. “Keep lovin’ Me like you do, because as we keep at it, the more heated you’ll get, and you’re gonna glow! You’re gonna burn bright with My hot, explosive power! You’re gonna light up the sky in an explosion that will enlighten the whole world! All the Earth is gonna see! Everybody’s going to see it!”

130. It probably wasn’t absolutely necessary to get more from the Lord on these beautiful promises, but He sweetly filled in more of the details on these points, too. He knows how important it is to have a vision, to see where you’re headed, and I’m sure He didn’t want you to miss the great significance of these promises‚ so He gave the following further explanation:

131. (Jesus speaking:) You feel so ordinary‚ so weak, and the idea of lighting up the sky in an explosion that will enlighten the whole world seems pretty awesome to you, pretty grand‚ pretty out of your league. But, see, that’s where you’ve got it wrong, because the power is not in you. I’m the One that’s gonna light up the sky. The explosive power is My Spirit‚ and everybody’s gonna see it when I call you, My precious Bride, back to My arms and back to My Heavenly Kingdom. [The Rapture!] When I call you Home, when I deliver you from this wicked world, finally all eyes will see, and everyone will know that you’re Mine and I’m yours.

132. I’m the King of the universe, and you’ll reign with Me! There will be a mighty humbling of the wicked, and all those that have hated you and despised you and persecuted you will bow down low before you, for they’ll know that you’re My Bride.

133. That’ll be the greatest reward of all! That’ll be the blessing of all blessings, when finally you, My precious, passionate young brides are raised to everlasting power and glory in My Kingdom! Then no one is going to despise you, but everyone will fear you, for you’ll bear in your hand the rod of My righteousness and My judgment! The banner of My love will be over you, and the Words of My truth will be in your mouths as fire!

134. Then, in that day, you’ll finally receive the glory that is your due. This will be the greatest reward for My Bride‚ when I call you Home to My arms of love and you’ll rule by My side forever and ever. Now that’s cool! That’s awesome!

135. I love you, My precious, valiant young brides! We’re gonna live forever, we’re gonna light up the skies! So hold on tight and don’t give up! I love you! Love, Jesus. (End of message from Jesus.)

136. (Mama:) We sure have a lot to look forward to! Praise the Lord! The phrase that Jesus used about lighting up the sky reminded me of a song that Dad commented on years ago called “Fame!” I don’t know if you junior teens and JETTs would have ever heard that song; it’s quite old now, but it was made famous in a movie by the same title. (Dad commented on this song in 1982 in the Letter “Our Theme Song of the End!” ML #1348.)

137. From what I recall, it is quite an upbeat song—something you kids would probably like! But the most important part of the song was definitely the words, especially the chorus. I’ve asked one of my secretaries to include a few excerpts of the Letter Dad wrote on this, but when you have time‚ you might want to read the whole thing. It’s very interesting and significant! Dad says:

138. That could be our theme song! Ha!—It sure is true of us! TYJ! Wow! Line by line it’s significant! Hear it!:

139. Chorus:

I’m gonna live forever! (HALLELUJAH!)

I’m gonna learn how to fly!—High!

(That’s for sure!)

I feel it comin’ together! (We are!)

People will see me and die [or cry]!

(For what we’ve got!)

I’m gonna make it to Heaven! (Amen!)

Light up the sky like a flame!

(In the Rapture!)

Ahhh’m gonna live forever! (For sure!)

Baby, remember my name!

(You’ll never forget it!)

Remember, remember, remember….

(Amen?)

140. PTL! GBY! ILY! This is the way I feel about you! I’m singing it to you!—All of you! GBY all!—You’re my Baby! My vibrant, alive New Bride! You make me explode! We light up the sky like a flame!—Amen?—You’ll never forget my name!

141. It’s also like Jesus singing it to us!—His hot New Bride! HAL! TYJ! GBY!—It’s true!—Of all of us! We’re the flame of His fame forever!—Amen? TYJ!—It’s all JESUS!—Amen?

142. That song “Fame” thrills me‚ really turns me on! Because it genuinely expresses the heart’s desire and the longing for fulfillment, which of course is only possible in Jesus and the Resurrection and the Rapture! You even get a picture of the Rapture in there—”I’m going to light up the sky like a flame! I’m going to live forever, I’m going to learn how to fly! I feel it comin’ together”—just like we’re coming together now, but especially at the Coming of the Lord! (ML #1348:1-3, 7‚ Vol.14).

143. (Mama:) I have another special blessing for you from Dad. He was so excited with this wonderful message for you junior teens and JETTs, and so turned on by your willingness to love the Lord and serve Him, that he couldn’t help but pay you a visit too, to tell you how proud he is of you. Here are Dad’s special‚ sweet words to all you junior teens and JETTs‚ whom he loves so very much!

It’s Cool to Love Jesus!

144. (Dad speaking: ) God bless you, kids, you’re really something! I’m proud of you! I know it’s not easy to be a Christian in this day and age. It’s not easy to stand up for Jesus, to tell the truth. It’s not “politically correct” to love the Lord today, especially with the younger generation. Those poor kids, they’re really lost. They have gone so far astray. The Devil has really duped them and blinded them, and they’re his servants and slaves and captives. What a pitiful sight!

145. That’s the fruit of taking God and prayer out of the schools. Now the parents and society at large are paying the price for having no absolutes. They didn’t want to love the Lord or follow the Lord, and now they have hell to pay in their kids. It’s so sad!

146. That’s why you‚ my precious children, shine so brightly! You’re like a spotlight in the dark, like those laser beams that you see shining in the sky at night—so powerful and brilliant and spectacular. But I’ll tell you, it’s not your talents, it’s not your great singing ability‚ it’s not your looks or your education that really makes a difference—but it’s your relationship with the Lord. It’s loving Jesus that counts, having a desire to be close to Him, spending that quiet time with Him, reading the Word and praying, praising and loving Him, letting Him be your First Love, and being willing to follow Him, be dropped out, and be His disciple.

147. Thank you for loving the Lord, even though it’s not very cool in the eyes of today’s world to love the Lord and be a Christian, especially our breed of Christian—totally sold-out and dropped-out and red-hot for Jesus! Thank you for being willing to do it, to be His Bride, in love with Him, firmly attached to Him, and wanting nothing more than to please Him.

148. I know sometimes it can be a little rough being a revolutionary lover of Jesus in today’s world. Sometimes you go through hard times, you get down and discouraged, and you wonder if it’s really worth it. You don’t always see the blessings and rewards that the Lord promised, but instead your life seems to be filled with nothing but tests and trials. But please‚ kids, don’t give up!

149. Keep holding on! Keep trusting that Jesus is your Husband, and He loves you and He’s going to provide for you and give you, His Bride, the desires of your hearts—just like a man does everything in his power to take care of the woman he loves. He’s faithful and true‚ and you can trust in Him. He won’t fail you or let you down.

150. The closer you get to Him, the happier you’ll be. The more you love Him, the more He’ll be able to show His love to you. So if you want to know the secret to happiness, if you want to be free‚ if you want a life that’s full of adventure and excitement, just keep loving Jesus.

151. The kids in the System may not think it’s very cool to love Jesus, but what do they know? They don’t know nothin’! We know it’s the very coolest thing to love Jesus. You want to be cool? Like the Lord said, that’s cool!—Loving Jesus, trusting Him and being His Bride. That’s cool, man, cool! Because Jesus is our cool King! He’s our far-out Husband‚ and you just can’t beat Him. He’s the greatest!

152. So keep lovin’ Him‚ kids! You won’t be disappointed, because He loves you so much‚ and so do I. We’re so proud of you—our young, revolutionary brides of Jesus. Hallelujah! God bless you! I love you and I’m praying for you. Happy Family Birthday! I love you! XXXXXXX! Love, Dad

Weakness Revolution, The–How You Can Make It!–Part 1

Karen Zerby

Happy New Year 1999

By MariaMaria #464CM/FM 321811/98

Note: Some sentences or para­graphs in this GN have been underlined for emphasis, to highlight some of the key points.

Dear Family,

1. God bless you! Happy New Year! Peter and I are so proud of you for making it through another year—and what a year it has been! The Lord has blessed us on numerous fronts, not only by keeping, protecting, prospering and guiding us, but He has also poured out His wonderful, refreshing New Wine in greater abundance than ever before! Praise the Lord!

2. I’m sure that you can testify to the increased strength and inspiration that the Lord has given you as you have opened your heart to receive the Words that He’s been giving in the GNs this past year. At the same time, however, I’ll be the first to admit that not all of the New Wine has been easy to receive. There have been some very weighty subjects addressed this past year—many, in fact. Most of the 18 goals that the Lord set out for the Family at the time of the last Feast were areas that we as a Family needed a bit of a shakeup in. Many of the resultant GNs and messages which the Lord has given on these various topics have been fairly hard-hitting. They’ve exposed the Enemy and his evil devices, and also shone the Lord’s searchlight on the areas in our hearts where we were either holding back or not yielding all.

3. Now the Law of Love series has been published. Even though the Lord’s Words contained therein are beautiful, wonderful, and liberating, it is nonetheless a tall order to put into practice in our everyday lives. It’s only made possible by our complete yieldedness and the Lord’s miracle-working power in our hearts. This series, along with the previous GNs which the Lord has used to delve into our hearts and lives‚ may have caused you to feel shaken‚ worried, or fearful of what the Lord is going to require of you. You may wonder whether or not you can live up to it. You may also be concerned about what’s next on the horizon and whether or not you’ll be able to make it. As you may have deduced from the title‚ that’s what this GN is about—how you can make it!

4. First let me tell you how proud the Lord is of you for being open and willing to receive His Words. The reason that our Lover and Husband has brought these shortcomings out in the open is because He loves us. He knows that we want to change, that we want to progress, and He, in His abundant love, wants to help us to do so. He’s been patiently working with us over the years on these areas, but in many cases we’ve become all too familiar with His loving voice and His ­loving hand, and we’ve neglected to change our attitudes and actions as much as He was asking. So over the past year He has helped us by more clearly showing us our weak areas‚ and firmly—yet lovingly—requiring us to make commitments and changes in our lives.

5. This past year‚ as the Lord Himself termed it‚ has been the “year of the bottom line.” As the GN by the same name explained, it was ordained to be a year of choices. (See ML #3176, GN 781.) The standard that our Husband and Shepherd wants us to abide by has been clearly laid out in a number of GNs, including “Charter Responsibilities‚” “The Spiritual Health Revolution,” “You Are What You Watch,” “Trash Your Trinkets,” “Quiet Time—Your Lifesaver,” “Eat Right,” and many more. Recent GNs have covered nearly every aspect of our spiritual life, growth and walk with the Lord, as well as our inter-Home relations and interactions with others. Through this counsel He has provided solutions to many of the problems the Family faces. The Lord has given the solutions and keys to victory for each of these weak areas, if we will only reach out and avail ourselves of them. This is what the Lord has been begging us to do.

6. We’re so glad for those of you who have taken hold of the New Wine and are putting it into effect. We realize that this costs you a great deal. It requires giving up your own will, your own thoughts and plans, your independence, your pride, your selfishness, your own desires and dreams. In order to live the New Wine to the full, you first of all need to recognize the need to do so and the rewards that are promised to those who follow closely—this will help to give you the determination to make the sacrifices necess­ary. Also‚ you need to be willing to study the New Wine, to understand it and grasp the spirit of it. Finally, you need to make solid commitments to make whatever changes are needed in your personal habits and attitudes so that you can grow stronger in the spirit day by day through greater obedience and yielded­ness.

7. All of this takes effort both spiritually and physically. It takes commitment, consist­ency, honesty, desperation and the will to be what the Lord wants you to be. This is difficult. It can hurt. Even if you’re really trying, you might feel like you’re going through the wringer, really being tested, and some­times you might wonder if it’s worth it. But the Lord will not give you more than you can take. He’s got a plan, and if you just hold on, you’ll see that He’s able to untangle the most jumbled messes, illumine the darkest paths, and bring you through the tightest squeezes. And in the end, He will have made you a better, more useful and fruitful tool in His hand. It’s definitely worth giving up your own life in order to live the life that Jesus wants to give you.

8. Those of you who have chosen to let the Word soak into your heart and being, who have committed to being fully on board in the Spirit, have been pulled in closer to the Lord and are being whisked along in the direction which the Lord is now moving. Praise the Lord! There is the possibility, however, that you might feel a little stagnated. Possibly you feel that you’re not pressing in as you wish you could, or that you’re not progressing in areas that you feel you need to. That might cause you some concern. Also, you might see others, perhaps those in your own Home or city‚ who have not let the New Wine take root in their hearts, and rather than being pulled in closer, they are distancing themselves or are gradually drifting further away. Some may have left the Family altogether. That might also cause you some concern. In fact, it might cause you to waver and question whether or not you can make it.

9. As we know from the Word‚ no one has an automatic guarantee that they’ll remain in the Family! There are no guarantees that anyone will remain yielded to the Lord forever; it’s a choice that each of us has to make anew each day. As Dad has said so often throughout the Letters‚ your relationship with Jesus is a personal one—between just you and Him. Your decision to serve the Lord can’t be based on who else is serving Him. Remember Dad’s well–known quote: “I can fail, you can fail‚ the whole world can fail, but God’s Word will never fail!” (ML #527:45).

10. As you know, the Lord indicated that 1998 would bring a shaking of the tree and a clear laying out of the guidelines and standard for everyone. This “year of the bottom line‚” as He called it, would bring everyone in the Family to a crossroads, to a point of choice and ­decision-making. As a result, you’ve probably found your­self in situations or circumstances where you’ve had to decide whether or not you would be willing to sign your name on that blank sheet of paper and recommit your life to the Lord.

11. This challenge has not disappeared now that 1998 has drawn to a close. The Lord is asking you to decide which way you’re going to go. Are you going to follow closely, or will you drift away? Will you do everything in your power to stay in the Lord’s highest will? This is a commitment that the Lord is asking of each of you in both the CM and the FM Family. But you might ask‚ “What is the Lord’s highest will for me?” On this point, the Lord recently said:

12. (Jesus speaking:) Being in the center of My will is just that—being in the center of My will for you. It is not associated with status or location; it is only associated with the location of your heart and the extent of your obedience to what I have asked of you. This is not hard to determine—your heart will tell you if you stop and listen, and I will show you if you ask Me whether or not you are in the center of My will for you.

13. The issue at hand is not whether you are a part of the CM or the FM Family, or whether you are in a certain Home or doing a certain ministry. The important thing is that you are doing what I want you to do, whatever that may be. That is for Me alone to judge, so you cannot look around at others and determine whether or not you think they are in My highest will for them. You can only look to Me and ask Me about your own heart, your own life, your own situation. I will show you clearly. This is something that you cannot blame on others; you cannot excuse yourself by what others are doing. This is something between you and Me.

14. I only ask of you what I know you are capable of giving and fighting through. So look unto Me and let Me lighten your load. Do not look around and compare, but look unto Me, make your heart right with Me; then, when you are in the center of My highest will for you, you can expect to receive My full blessings. (End of message from Jesus.)

15. (Mama: ) Now at the onset of 1999, some of you might ask yourselves, “Will I make it?” This year of the bottom line has been a purging, and when the Lord gives a call to greater dedication, it is a good time to reevaluate your commitment to Him and the Family, and to pray and ask the Lord for His personal counsel and will in your life. This is what the members of our Home recently did in preparation for the New Year, not only so they could recommit their lives to the Lord and receive His confirmation of His highest will for their lives, but also so they could receive His counsel on how to remain fully dedicated and avoid the pitfalls of the Enemy.

16. Later in this GN, I’d like to share with you excerpts of those personal prophecies received by our Home members, which I believe will be a blessing to you, as the counsel is applicable to all. I have also included excerpts of other prophecies received over the months—other than those that our Home members received—which I felt would be of value to you.

17. After you’ve studied this GN, I’d like to ask that you take some quiet time with the Lord to ask Him to speak to you personally. Ask our wonderful Lover to answer any questions that you’ve had on your heart, lighten any burdens, strengthen your commitment‚ and guide you as you apply these messages to your life. I know His Words will encourage and lift your heart, so please do set this time aside.

The Year of Choices!

18. It’s interesting to look back at last year—the year of the bottom line—and evaluate how it has affected the Family. But we must also look forward and see what is ahead of us‚ and how we are to be prepared in mind, heart, and spirit. Here’s an insightful message the Lord gave when we asked Him about this past year’s “year of the bottom line” message and how it will affect this new year:

19. (Jesus speaking: ) The standard has been set; the foundation has been laid. All My children are now held accountable for the multitude of Words that I have poured out. They are without excuse, and they cross the threshold of the new year aware of all that I will require of them.

20. If they are yielded to My voice and have accepted My Words, and have committed them­selves to living them, then I will greatly empower them and prosper them at every turn. I will strengthen and anoint and make their way fruitful. But those who do not obey My Word or My leading will not weather the year ahead. For if they choose to obey not, they also choose to forfeit a measure of the protection of My Spirit, and they will lack the stamina and the strength to continue on as they have in the past.

21. Those who allow doubts to creep into their hearts and minds, and who do not vigorously fight to wash them away with the cleansing power of My Word will become weakened, for they chose to entertain the Devil’s lies and untruths. Beware, for small unyieldednesses and disobediences grow to greater ones. If you are not moving forward‚ then you are moving backwards. This is how the Enemy can weaken even those of you who are strong, if you let go of the protection of My Spirit when you choose to disregard My Word or to not allow it to penetrate your heart. It is a result of your own choices, if you refuse to let Me in to clean out the garden of your heart.

22. This coming year will be the year of choices and the year of strengthening. Depending on your choices, you shall either be strengthened or weakened. The strength of My protection and spiritual force field comes from the choices you make to yield, to sacrifice, to give, to love‚ to forsake your pride and your independence, to live the One Wife vision, to care for others as you would yourself, to humble yourself before Me and your Family. The choices which strip you of your spiritual force field and disarm My protection in your life are those choices of selfishness, pride, withholding, covering up‚ dishonesty, laziness in spirit, jealousy‚ a hunger for the world and its material goods, a lack of fearing Me, straying from the counsel of My Word, mocking My messengers or My voice in living prophecy, and seeking for your own gain and comfort.

23. Therefore search your heart as to whether you can make one choice this year: the choice to say yes. You may not feel that you can live up to all the wonderful qualities which I would that you strive for‚ but don’t worry about how you feel; just trust, for I promise that I won’t make it too hard for you. If you will but yield and say yes, and be willing to do so time and again, I will put the love, humility, happiness and unselfishness within your heart. But if you cannot make the choice to yield in all things by faith, as coming from a willing heart and mind, though you know not how you will make it, then I say unto you that you will not benefit from the strengthening that I hold for you in this coming year.

24. If you can make the difficult choice to choose and accept My will above your own, then I will set you about with good things. I will hedge you about with the fruits and treasures of My Spirit. I will spoil you with spiritual delights and riches of happiness and joy. I will heap upon you goodness and mercy. I will give you understanding and love in your teamworks, and trust and faith amongst your brethren, that your work may prosper and multiply exceedingly. All this will I give to you, if you will but say yes to Me. (End of message from Jesus.)

25. (Mama:) Wow! That gives us a pretty clear goal to shoot for‚ doesn’t it? Isn’t it sweet how the Lord makes it so simple for us? When we look at the long list of things that we need to become—loving‚ giving‚ unselfish, sacrificial, willing to live the One Wife vision, willing to give up the things of the world, etc.—it looks rather daunting, doesn’t it? Actually‚ there just isn’t any way we can become all those things in ourselves. It’s impossible. But the Lord doesn’t expect us to make those changes on our own!

26. All our wonderful Husband asks is that we make one choice for the coming year—to say yes! If we have a willing heart and mind‚ even though we can’t figure out how in the world we’re going to be able to do all those other things, and we feel like we simply don’t have it within us to be so loving, giving, and Spirit-led, well, we don’t have to worry about that! That’s God’s business! He will take care of that and put those very qualities within our heart if we’ll just say yes each time He presents us with a choice.

27. So can we do that, Family? Can you do that for Jesus? Can you give Him what He wants from you this coming year—the choice of yielded­ness? Just say yes to Him, and He’ll take it from there! Yes, it does mean that there will be sacrifice and hardship at times, but that’s just part of life. You’ll have to live the Word and give of yourself in order to fill the needs of ­others, and it will hurt at times. But think of what Jesus has promised to give us in return! He’s promised His protection and spiritual force field which will enable us to weather the year ahead. Not only that, but He listed a number of tremendous blessings that He’s just waiting to heap on our heads if we’ll only let Him—by choosing to say yes! Let’s do it together‚ okay?

28. Keep in mind when reading these mess­ages that they were all given over this last year, and in many of these prophecies the Lord refers to “the year of the bottom line” and encourages those to whom the message was given to press forward and make the right choices‚ remembering that time is short and that now is the time to do it!

29. When we asked the Lord about ­sharing these messages with you and how they apply to the next year—1999—the Lord said, “These messages are very applicable, for they outline clearly what I am asking of each of My children. Those who have already made the right choices will be strengthened, and those who have not yet made the decision to go forward should take heed. These messages give the call to commitment that I am putting forth, and this coming year will bring the fulfillment of the choices that My children make—whether they answer the call and are strengthened, or whether they try to hold out and remain the same, in which case they will have a very difficult time.

30. “So while these messages were given in 1998, what I called the year of the bottom line, they apply very much to the new year. They show that what I have asked of My children, and now the progress that they make and their future service for Me, is determined by how they respond to this call to commitment. For this year [1999] is a year of reaping the fruits of their decisions. If they have not yet made the right decisions, it’s not too late. But these cannot be put off, for this year will bring the fulfillment—whether strengthening or purging.” (End of message from Jesus)

31. (Mama:) Now, here are the prophecies I mentioned earlier that were received both by our Home members as well as by others, when they prayed about their personal commitments to the Lord and what He would have them do to keep moving forward. There’s very good counsel in here for all of us, which I pray will be a blessing to you! I love you!

The Family Is Growing in Spirit!

32. (Jesus speaking to Mama and Peter:) My Family, My children, are progressing more now than ever before! Though it may not look like it, because it doesn’t have an outward show, yet the progress now is even greater. The pro­gress that I talk about is deep spiritual progress.

33. Yes, many fight battles, many struggle, but they keep moving forward and keep fighting, and this is deep progress. Many are learning to seek Me more, to operate more in accord­ance with My plan and My direct leading and guidance. Many are linking up more to the things of the Spirit and are learning to be more attuned to the checks of their spirit helpers, those that I send to help, to lead, and to guide. Although these are not all testimonies that you can put in The Grapevine to show outward growth, nevertheless, this is great growth—the growth that I am seeking at this time. And there are outward manifestations of this growth; as people hear My voice and follow My leadings, it brings forth fruit both in their lives and in the lives of others. Those who grow in this manner receive more of My blessings than ever before.

34. Another area of growth is that the great majority of My children love Me intimately in some form. They’re more keenly aware of My desire and the deep love that I have for them. This depth of love that I have is a bedrock foundation for them, which they are beginning to grasp. It is very important that they know how strongly and deeply I love them. This too is a major step of growth and strength within the Family‚ within My children.

35. They have also grown in their under­standing, knowledge and wisdom in regards to the things of the Spirit. This is very important‚ for it plays a big role in their present witness‚ and in their witness in the future. I have opened up and revealed to them many of the deep ­secrets of the Spirit, of My Heavenly Kingdom, of My inner workings, and this helps them in their inter­action with Me and with those in the spirit who help them.

36. The Family is also making great strides now in correcting many of the areas in which they’ve fallen short of late, and this is due to the Words that you have poured forth. This shows that My children are reading, grasping‚ and obeying My Words. The fact that they read and obey, absorb and do, is also a continued sign of their growth in spirit.

37. The Words that have been poured forth to My children are having a good effect. They’re strengthening them, they’re growing them up, they’re making them more well-rounded, mature Christians—the kind of Christians that I wish for them to be—those who are open to My Spirit and very free in My love‚ who can relate to ­others, who have answers to their questions because of the deep matters I have revealed to them, Christians who are flexible and moldable instead of rigid and stiff, who flow with My Spirit, who drink in My New Wine, who revel in its ecstasies and in its love. Those who partake of these qualities embrace the true spirit of Christianity.

38. Therefore‚ don’t hitch yourself up to the old. Don’t judge yourself by those that are considered normal Christians, for you are not normal Christians in the eyes of the world. In My eyes, you are they who are doing just what I want done. You are they who are living My Words and are willing to receive My truth—the truth and the Words for today. No matter how crazy it may seem, no matter how far out there it might seem, you’re willing to receive and to move there. This pleases Me. It may not please others, but it pleases Me.

39. This is the way I am leading My children‚ and how I’m leading you to lead them. Therefore follow closely, step by step. Take My hand and I will lead you to go exactly where I wish for you to go. As you continue to trust Me and to move in the direction and in the manner in which I say, so will My children continue to grow and be strengthened and be better prepared for the days ahead. (End of message from Jesus.)

The Day of the Weak

—Yieldedness Is the Key!

40. (Jesus speaking:) I gave a preview of the requirements for this past year with the message of the bottom line. I am a faithful Shepherd and I let you know ahead of time what the requirements are—not to scare you or discourage you, but to prepare you and get you headed in the right direction. I know what’s ahead for you personally and for the army as a whole‚ and I have shown My army that the direction to move is in the path of the bottom line. But I have to work in the heart of each individual, and it’s your willingness to let Me work in your heart that prepares you for the path ahead.

41. Now it’s time for Me to see how you’re each doing in the “bottom line” requirements. I don’t require perfection, but I look on the heart. Are you yielded, or leaning to your own ways? Do you look to your own strength or to My strength? Is your attitude, “Thy will, Lord, not mine, be done”? Do you think in your heart, “I am nothing, Lord, and You are everything—do with me as You will”? Do you lean to your own reasoning, or do you come to Me with your questions to get your answers? Do you insist on having your own way, thinking you know better, or are you willing to yield to My instruction and direction for your life, knowing that I know what’s best? Do you murmur, or do you praise? Do you secretly think, “I’m strong and I know what I’m doing,” or do you know you are hopelessly weak and don’t know anything?

42. The key is yieldedness, because yielded­­ness makes you weak—weak in yourself—because all you want to do is follow Me. And when you want to follow Me, all you want to do is do what I’m leading you to do and lean on Me. You’re sur­rendering your will, your agenda, your program, your heart, even your own thoughts and opinions so that your own ideas don’t get in the way. Then there’s no problem with whatever revolutions I bring, because you’re yielded. You follow Me without question, without argument, without a fuss, without criticalness, without whining, complaining or murmuring.

43. When you’re yielded in your heart, then you’re yielded to My Spirit, which will bear witness and have its way in your life and even make following Me easy—whether it be praise times‚ or “Loving Jesus‚” or “Law of Love,” or spirit stories‚ or voices from beyond‚ or instruction. It won’t crack or break your bottle‚ but it will be exciting and fresh and thrilling and a joy to your spirit!

44. Yieldedness makes you receptive to whatever comes your way. It gives you faith‚ like the faith of a little child that follows eagerly and with joy. So this is a good test if you ever want to test how you’re doing: Check to see if you’re yielded to what may come your way in the New Wine and My new revelations, or even on a day-to–day basis.

45. The best followers are those that are the most yielded, and being weak helps to make you yielded. When you know you don’t have anything in yourself and you don’t know anything of yourself, it’s much easier to be yielded. But when you think you’re strong or talented or better or smart or good, it gets in the way.

46. I’ve been bringing you, as well as many others, down the path of weakness to help My children be more yielded—yielded to My ­every whim, My every desire, My every whisper. It’s the weakness revolution, and those who think they know best or pride themselves in their strengths, abilities, knowledge or capabilities will not be prepared.

47. It’s time to lay all on the altar, the things that are the most dear, which are usually pride or things that are easy to be proud over, the things that are the hardest to let go of—abilities, accomplish­ments, works‚ knowledge, opinions, ideas, or what­ever it is. Sacrifice it and burn it and let it go and become nothing.

48. No one has to fear being weak; the only thing to fear is not wanting to be weak. I only require My children to be willing, and I will do the rest. Like the man who said, “Lord, I believe, help Thou my unbelief.” All it takes is saying, “Help me,” and I will.

49. It’s the day of the weak—weak in them­selves—and the weak will inherit all things. (End of message from Jesus.)

Don’t Worry—I’m the One

Doing This Work!

50. (Jesus speaking:) Don’t worry about the trials and tribulations of others. Don’t worry about the positions that I put them in, in which they must make decisions on whether or not to follow Me fully and wholeheartedly. These are their decisions; these are not your burdens.

51. I am turning up the heat, out of love for you, My dear ones, to help you to prepare for the days ahead. This preparation is vital to your survival, but there are many who will decide that the very center of My will is too hot for them. But don’t let this disturb you or cause you to waver or fear that you will not be able to make it. For all those who cling to Me and are willing to follow Me will make it! And as your David taught you, a Gideon’s band of smaller, more dedicated and fully committed soldiers is better than a large group who are not fully there.

52. Whether there are many or few, it will not hinder or limit Me, for I have many things yet to accomplish through My children. There is great progress that will be made. So don’t fear or fret. Don’t listen to the voice of the ­Enemy when he tries to tell you that things won’t work out, but rather look to Me, for I am the Author and Finisher of your faith.

53. I am the One Who’s doing this work, as you so well know, therefore trust Me completely. Throw your lot completely in with Me and fear nothing. For My hand is upon you and I have anointed you for the task. I have given you wisdom to be able to do all that must be done. I will give you the strength and the power that you need‚ even the faith, as you continue to cry out to Me and hold on, not letting go‚ not giving one inch to Satan.

54. Continue to fight the good fight! Continue to look to Me and don’t waver or worry about these tests and trials. Don’t fret for the choices that others make, and don’t be in awe at the challenges that are before you, for I am He that will overcome these things and will bring you to the place of My choosing. I’m leading you‚ My children. I will not fail in any of all of these things that I have shown you to do; just follow Me step by step.

55. I know the world is complex and there are many bad things happening, one which affects another, which affects another‚ and all of these do have some effect upon you, My children. But that’s My worry and not yours, so fret not yourself for these matters.

56. Don’t try to bear burdens that are not yours to bear; instead let Me carry them. Cast them upon Me. Strengthen yourself in My Word and in faith. Look up to Me and praise Me‚ give glory to Me, for I am He that does all things. I will bring to pass all that My Word has spoken. You must just help to facilitate it by doing My will and doing the tasks that I set before you. As you obey and follow closely‚ so will I strengthen you, and so will I bring to pass all that I have promised. (End of message from Jesus)

The Battle Is Intensifying!

57. (Jesus speaking:) It is the day of the weak and of the humble. It is the day of discover­ing the strengths of weakness and humility, of meekness and quietness, of lowliness and of looking to Me. It is a day of looking to Me, and not to man. It is a day of relying solely upon My power, and not upon your own gifts, the talents and ministries that I have given you. The only way that you can stay in tune with My Spirit is to keep looking to Me, to keep asking and seeking and knocking, that I may keep answering, guiding, and revealing all things to you.

58. Stay open to the moves of My Spirit. For this is the year of the bottom line, the year when each man’s heart will be tested and tried. I will prove them to see what manner of spirit they are—whether they follow after the flesh or after the spirit; whether they think this work is of man or whether they know that it is of Me.

59. Those who think this is of man will turn aside, will despair. But those of you who know that this work is of Me, who have kept your eyes on Me and on My Spirit and not on man, will keep going. You faithful ones are the ones who heed My admonition when I say unto you, “What is that to thee? Follow thou Me!” You are the ones who say, “Though He slay me‚ yet will I trust Him.” You are the ones who don’t look back, but keep your hands on the plow and move forward.

60. You see the importance of heeding My Words, My instructions. You see the vigilance you must keep in your soul, watching at all times for the Enemy, who to this day still walks about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, whom he may ensnare in his traps and devices, whom he can tempt to stray from the path of My highest and best will.

61. You see that he will stop at nothing to achieve his ends, and unless you do the same—stopping at nothing to fulfill My highest and best will and plan for you—you will be defeated. He will not stop or give up now, for there’s too much at stake. The Enemy is fighting harder than ever before, and you can no longer resist him as you have in the past. Since his offensive has intensified, so must yours! The Enemy is ­raging, more determined than ever to quench the power of My Spirit that is sweeping the world through you, My children of David, My mighty men of the End.

62. He knows that his time is short, and he’s not about to give up. He has stepped up the fight, upped the ante, and the battles are only beginning to intensify. So you must stand ready to face him down time and again, to beat him back, to challenge his genuine threats, and to call his bluffs. But you cannot stand still. You can no longer hope to keep the Enemy at bay by only quoting a few verses or praying a halfhearted prayer, for he will not be kept for long by a weak counterattack. He is on the rampage, and will stop at nothing in his aim of trying to conquer your soul.

63. The battle is intensifying, and you can no longer survive with only the primitive ­weapons of the past. It’s no longer sufficient to just resist the Enemy and have him flee from you by only using the old weapons of warfare. Although the older weapons have their place in the warfare, in today’s warfare he will not be made to flee completely with only their use. But the battle is not lost, for I have upgraded the arsenal of ­weapons for My children for this very purpose.

64. The Enemy will pursue more persist­ently than ever. He will continue his attempt to get you to quit, to despise your birthright, to forsake your crown, and to defeat My plan and purpose in your life, and unless you master the use of today’s weaponry‚ you will not have the firepower to defeat him. That’s why it’s vital to learn to use and become proficient in using these new weapons of the Spirit. For without them you will not be able to defeat the new and vicious on­slaughts of the Enemy.

65. The days of peace will soon come to an end, and the days of training will be over. As the Family moves closer to the front lines every day, more and more will find themselves in the heat of battle, and only those who are equipped with the new weapons will be able to survive—and not only survive, but carry on victoriously, defeating the Enemy at every turn.

66. These weapons are not the weapons of your own strength, your own smartness, your own gifts or talents, but they are My weapons and you wield them through your yieldedness to Me. Because only through your yieldedness to Me can My Spirit and My power overshadow you, possess you, and provide you with the defenses you need to withstand the attacks of the Enemy, and give you the power‚ courage, initiative and insight to challenge‚ attack‚ and overcome the Enemy.

67. Only through My power will you be able to defeat the Enemy. Only those who, in their own humility‚ in their own weakness, in their own incapacity‚ look to Me for the strength, the strategies‚ and the munitions they need in their battles with the Evil One, will be able to overcome him.

68. Those who think they can do without the new weapons, but who seek to preserve the traditions of the old, will find that they will no longer have the strength to hang on and stand strong against the mighty wave of evil that is washing over the world.

69. Those who look to Me, who remain faithful to My Word, who accept My new weapons by faith—even if they can’t understand them—know that My Word and new weapons will work and that through them the Enemy can be defeated. These are the ones who will overcome. This is the victory that will overcome the world, even your faith—your faith in My Words, your faith in My promises, your belief that all that I have said will come to pass, your faith to accept the new weapons of the Spirit and to practice and become proficient in using them.

70. The day is almost at hand, and the final battle is almost upon us. I will be with you, and those who have yielded their all to Me will feel My power in that day and will rejoice that they walked by faith and not sight; that they set their affections on things above and not on the things of this world; that though they did not see, yet they believed and prepared. They were not as those that slept, but they watched and waited, not knowing what hour their Lord would come. They‚ as the wise virgins, kept their lamps filled with oil. Nor were they as the slothful who ate and drank, and knew not until the flood of evil came and carried them all away.

71. These will be the ones who will overcome the Beast by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. These are they who will do great exploits. These are they who will instruct many. These are they who will shine as the brightness of the firmament, and the stars for ever and ever. These are they who will overcome, and be pillars of beauty in the house of their Lord. These are the children of David. (End of message from Jesus.)

I Would Rather Have You!

72. (Jesus speaking:) I want you to see that it’s not such a bad thing to have lost all that self-confidence of yours. You used to think that you were so smart, so talented, so special, and perhaps a little bit better than others. But over the years you’ve gotten most of that self-assurance knocked out of you.

73. You made mistakes, and you feel that most of your life has just been wasted compared to all the big dreams and hopes you had for yourself when you started out. You feel that you haven’t accomplished anything, that you’ve barely even made it by the skin of your teeth. And it’s true, there were times when you nearly didn’t make it. But here you are today, still going and growing for Me.

74. Maybe you feel that you’re not as useful to Me as you were years ago‚ and that there’s not much left of you for Me to use. I assure you, the only thing I need in order to use you is your heart. All the rest can go as far as I’m concerned. I’m into using the weak things and those who feel that they have nothing left of themselves but Me.

75. Over the years, you’ve lost just about everything you counted on: your quick mind and several abilities, your strength and health, your loved ones; even your memory is going and the ability to analyze and focus, to memorize and teach. You really don’t have much left, do you?

76. Well‚ it’s taken Me a long time to get you to this point. It was difficult‚ too. I had to watch you go through a lot of hard times, and I didn’t enjoy it. It’s not like I just sat back and enjoyed the breakings and the hurts that you had to go through. You are My child, and I love you. When you hurt, it’s so hard to watch. When your heart aches, My heart breaks. When you lose those you love, believe Me, I know how it feels.

77. The times when I saw you were going astray and making the wrong decisions‚ that hurt too. I knew the heartache it was going to cause you in the long run. The only reason I had for letting you go that route and not intervening was because I saw the end of the road and where it was going to take you. I saw the good lessons and the soft heart it was going to result in.

78. Of course‚ there were times when it didn’t look as though a soft heart was going to come out of it. There were times when the ­Enemy almost got you to harden your heart and to throw away your birthright. But you’ve continued to make the right choices, you’ve continued to let Me break you and to break your heart. And now you’ve even learned to be thankful when I’m breaking you, because you’ve learned that good is going to come out of it‚ and that it’s because I love you. You’ve learned that any breaking is worth it, because it always brings you closer to My bosom and to My heart.

79. Look back and thank Me for the breakings which have made you more moldable in My hand, and look forward to more breakings and lessons which will make you an even more useful vessel.

80. Above all‚ the most important thing to Me is not that I may use you, but that I may love you and be close to you. You’ve always wanted to be useful, to bear fruit, to be a useful tool in My hand; but now, because you have nothing left to give, you under­stand that I would rather have you—your love, your body, your heart, your all.

81. I want you not only as My tool, but as My bride of love, one near to My heart, who lies by My side‚ kissing Me and touching Me, waiting to hear My words of love. You don’t need to be talented or strong or even useful to do that. You just need to love Me and want Me as much as I want you. (End of message from Jesus.)

Time of Testing and

Decision-Making for All!

82. (Jesus speaking:) I am moving in the lives of many. I am drawing those closer who want to be closer, who want to be wholly Mine, and I am allowing those who want to step away to do so. I’m moving and working and allowing many things to happen in the lives of My avant-garde in order to purge and prepare and better them.

83. It’s a time of testing and decision, a time of praying and communing within the heart, a time of proving the faith and conviction of My children. Some will decide to follow even more closely; they will decide to put away the things that hinder and keep them from seeing clearly where I’m leading. And some will decide to follow afar off.

84. This is My will and My doing—My plan to prepare the Family for the days ahead. I am testing and trying many, and their age does not matter. What matters is their newness of spirit—whether they’re new bottles, willing to let go of the past, their own ideas and ways, and to go forward. I’m testing and trying the young and the older, both generations. I’m not looking on their outward appearance or their age or their past experi­ence, but I’m looking at their spirit and where their heart and spirit are at right now.

85. This is the test that all will go through--a purging of the heart, a forsaking of the things that are not part of the new day and the new moves of My Spirit; the things that they need to leave behind‚ old attitudes, old ways of doing things‚ old mindsets, and the need to move on with the new.

86. Those who are willing to forsake the old and adopt the new will explode with Me into the future‚ and I will use them to be the avant-garde of the future, the front-line soldiers in the battles to come. These are they who are prepared to take on the challenges of the future, who I will anoint and ordain to fight the new battles ahead. Others‚ who wish to go no further, I will use in a different capacity, to support‚ to be friends‚ and to fight in a different arena of battle.

87. The days of preparation are in pro­gress‚ and all will face the days of decision. In order to help My children decide which way they will go, I prepare situations and circumstances to test and try and purge and bring to the fore their level of faith and dedication. It’s part of My plan. (End of message from Jesus.)

Keep Your Level of Faith High

88. (Jesus speaking:) There’s a hazard in becoming familiar with prophecy, of becoming familiar with the voice of My Spirit, with the voice of My queen and king, the voice of My shepherds, and the counsel‚ training and instruction that I’m continually pouring forth. You must resist this temptation and keep your respect for these things or you will not be able to benefit from them. Becoming too familiar with My Word or voice or My counsel through ­others can lead to your becoming critical or judg­mental, which will cut you off from the life supply of the Word and the new moves of the Spirit.

89. Most of all, you’ve got to keep your level of faith high. Anyone can be affected by listening to the many questions and the various won­der­ings of others, which can wear away at your faith, especially in prophecy. If you don’t keep your faith strong through regularly receiving the Word, then it will weaken, and you will find yourself having to battle to regain that childlike faith that you once possessed. You do this through reading and believing the Word, putting the Word into practice in your life, meditating on it, giving yourself wholly to it and to Me.

90. Remember, you can’t get answers without faith. You have to be in a believing frame of mind to understand. You have to be willing to receive if you expect to be given the secret treasures. You have to do your part before I can do Mine. Tank up on the subject, soak yourself in the Word, and then make a conscious commitment to believe and to receive. Then step out and hold Me to My Word, and I’ll come through for you. It’s a step-by-step process, but if you follow it faithfully, you’ll get results!

91. When people let themselves get into wondering if there’s something wrong with the Family, and they try to put two and two together in their own carnal reasoning and figure out why some folks have chosen to leave the Family, it leaves the door open for the Enemy to come in with his lies and wrong conclusions. It’s because those people made individual, personal choices that affected their life and walk with Me, and these choices are what set them on the road of backsliding from the place of My highest will for them personally. It has nothing to do with the essence of the Family‚ only that they decided that they had gone as far as they wanted to. They weren’t willing to give up more, to leave the past behind.

92. Those who are going through severe testings, breakings and trials should be thankful that they’re coming at them one after another, because that helps to keep you yielded and not to solidify. Otherwise‚ when people fight the breakings that I know they need, or they don’t allow Me to regularly work in their lives, they solidify. Then when a new move of the Spirit comes along‚ they aren’t able to flow with it. If you choose of your own free will to quit receiving more, then the same thing happens—you solidify and aren’t able to flow with it—and this is what has happened to some. (End of message from Jesus)

Put Your Faith in Me and My Word!

93. (Jesus speaking: ) I’m using many things in the lives of My children to test and purge and try their faith‚ conviction‚ and yieldedness to Me. I’ve said that this year will be a year of testing and trying the hearts of My children, and I know just what tests each one needs to bring forth the best fruit in their lives, to help them to make the decisions that they need to make in order to follow Me one hundred percent.

94. I will work in the lives of all My children, to show each of you how important it is that you put your faith in Me and My Word and not look at others—at what others are doing or not doing, and how others are following Me. For if you have a strong personal connection with Me through My Word and through your personal prayer time, your faith will remain strong and will not falter or waver no matter what happens around you. Those of you who keep your eyes firmly fixed on Me and keep your connection strong and healthy through drinking in the New Wine and following it will have strong faith that will not waver‚ no matter what happens.

95. Many look on the outward appearance, people’s personalities, their gifts and talents and accomplishments. But that’s dangerous because even the seemingly strong ones, by measurement of outward appearance, are weaklings if they try to operate without Me and My Spirit. I am the One Who gives strength to My anointed, so you must look to Me and not unto man. You must look to the sample of strength through receiving and believing My Word, through loving Me diligently, through obeying the voice of My Spirit. (End of message from Jesus.)

The Danger of Looking to Man

96. (Jesus speaking:) My children, you must reevaluate your faith and see who you’re putting your faith in. If you have your faith in Me and My Words, both My old and My new Word given through My Endtime shepherds, Maria and Peter, I will never fail you. I will cause you to grow, to make the right decisions, to follow the path of My will, and to bear good fruit. But when you put your faith in people, even seem­ingly spiritually strong, wise, loving people‚ or in the conditions around you, these things can fail.

97. People are human; they’re not perfect. They’ll make mistakes. They won’t always make the right decisions. Sometimes they’ll make wrong decisions. Sometimes they’ll fail. Sometimes they’ll do the wrong things. Even people that you love and are close to, who are strong and dedicated‚ can fail if they don’t keep their eyes on Me and depend on Me. This is something that Maria and Peter are constantly doing. They are desperately looking to Me, checking with Me, asking for My direction and guidance and keeping their eyes firmly fixed on Me to lead the way.

98. Even people that I anoint and use mightily as bellwethers and pillars in the Family, good leaders and shepherds, are weak human vessels who are made strong, and their anointing is kept strong through their faith in My Word, through their faith in My voice of prophecy given fresh for today in the pages of each GN. If they take their eyes off of Me and My Words and get their eyes on anything else, they become weakened.

99. When you look at someone that you admire and who you think is a wonderful example of a leader or shepherd or follower‚ remember that what you’re seeing is Me working through them. It’s nothing of themselves. It’s only because they’re allowing Me full sway in their life and are yielding completely to the moves of My Spirit that I am able to work through them and use them mightily.

100. When My leaders and shepherds are yielded to Me, when they’re hanging on to My Words, studying My Word—both old and new—and clinging to My Word for the answers and the power and the strength and anointing they need‚ then I continue to use them mightily and cause them to grow and progress and lead My sheep. When they come to Me in prayer and seek Me for the answers and have faith in My Spirit speaking to them and leading them and are willing to obey and follow, then I can mightily use them to be a sample to My flock and lead My sheep.

101. The shepherds and leaders who I can fully use are those who know they are nothing and who depend totally on Me‚ who have their faith fixed firmly on Me and My Word, given through My Endtime shepherds, and who hold fast to their faith. They don’t look around them to see what other people are doing and thinking, but they look to Me and My Word; they study the GNs to see what I am asking of them‚ what I want them to do‚ and where My Word is leading the Family.

102. This is what My sheep must also do. My sheep must put their faith in Me and My Word. I have many shepherds on the field tending to many folds of My sheep, but the sheep must also learn to be fed directly from My Word for themselves. They must learn to study and feed themselves from the Words that I pour through My appointed Endtime shepherds, Maria and Peter.

103. There is great danger in looking only to the shepherds on the field and not drawing from the Words which I am providing for the Family through My GNs. Even though My sheep love their shepherds and are close to them, they must not allow this to get to the point that they look up to them more than to Me and My Words. They must not respect the man more than My Spirit in the man.

104. The danger of looking to the man, or thinking too highly of the man or woman, is that you will be disappointed at some time, because they’re not perfect, just like you‚ and like you, they never will be perfect. The more you look to them for per­fection or for your personal inspiration or en­courage­­ment, and the more you put your faith in the person rather than in Me and My Word, the more easily the Enemy can cause disappointment. Through this disappointment can come discouragement, bitter­ness, and loss of faith. And through the loss of faith can come confusion, fear, worry and doubt.

105. But if you keep your eyes on Me and My Word, then your faith will remain strong, because it’s based on the right foundation, the only true foundation. No matter what happens around you, and no matter who fails or backslides, you’ll still go on because your faith is in Me. (End of message from Jesus.)

Keep Your Eyes on Jesus!

106. (Dad speaking:) The Lord knows that it’s easier for us to look to another human ­being--someone who’s in the same frail flesh and yet manages to live according to the Word. The sample is an encourage­ment. Even Jesus Himself came down and was made flesh that we might behold His glory and the sample of His loving life. So there’s really nothing wrong with looking to others and being encouraged by their sample, or looking up to people and appreciating their dedication and love for the Lord, or their faithfulness, or whatever it is about them.

107. The problem is that often people don’t keep in mind that the Lord is the One that we’re supposed to be following. The Letters are the leaders! That’s what it comes down to! There’s a difference between seeing the Lord in someone and giving Him the glory‚ realizing that He’s using that person because they’re weak in themselves and yielded vessels; rather than looking to the person and thinking that they’re so good and so sweet and so righteous or knowledgeable in themselves‚ and forgetting that anything good about them is really just the Lord. That’s when it becomes man worship. But you see, that’s really a very fine line and not easily distinguished except in the spirit.

108. You’re just appreciating Jesus in some­one when you think, “What a wonderful sample of obedience to the Word! They really love Jesus, and He’s worked in their life to make them a very sweet vessel of His love. Lord, help me to be more yielded to You as well. Please help and anoint them‚ Lord, and continue to keep them close to You and right with You so that You can continue to make them the wonderful blessing and encouragement that they are!”

109. Then if you see them start to go through a time of testing, you automatically understand that there’s a good reason for it, that the Lord is teaching them something, He’s trying to work in their life. Then you’ll have the perspective to be able to pray, “Lord, please help them to yield to Your hand in their life. Please help them to resist the lies of the Enemy and to surrender all to You!”—rather than being stumbled by it as well.

110. You don’t think, “Man, all this time I looked up to him [or her] and thought he was so wonderful, but now look at him! I’m never going to be able to make it if he wasn’t able to make it! He always seemed so strong. The battles must be very hard at that stage of the road—I might as well quit now!”

111. When you’re looking to the Lord, He gives you understanding and helps you to see the picture more clearly. But when you’ve got your eyes on the person, you often don’t clearly see the spiritual reasons behind things. Thus it’s much easier to become very discouraged, condemned, lacking in faith, and even critical or bitter.

112. When you’ve kept your eyes on Jesus, if someone leaves the Family‚ you know that the Lord will work it all out for good in the lives of those around them, and in their lives eventually as well‚ as soon as they let Him. You know that the Lord is your Good Shepherd, and even if those around you fail or misunderstand or fall by the wayside, He’s still right there with you, strong and able, and will help you—and them—through.

113. You see, when you keep your eyes on Jesus, you have perfect faith that He’s in control of the circumstances around you. You have to make the right choices‚ yes, but even if those around you are making the wrong ones, He has the power to turn it to good for you—and that doesn’t leave room for bitterness or distrust of the shepherds that are caring for you.

114. Whereas, if you’ve got your eyes too much on man, you give them too much credit in your mind and you’re bound to have all kinds of troubles—not only when things go bad‚ but also when things are going well. You’re not learning what you need to learn about the way the Lord is working, and you’re not giving the Lord the glory, which displeases Him.

115. It’s something that you learn from turning your eyes toward Jesus and receiving His comfort and explanations for situations that He allows in your lives. When you see people fall, you start to see that it’s not given to anyone in frail human flesh to be strong enough in themselves. It’s only in Jesus. Only in Him is there goodness and strength. The more you can realize that and learn to see the anointing for just what it is—an anointing—the more you will learn to give credit where credit is due, and that’s to the Lord!

116. The Lord has to let that happen; other­wise, people can tend to try to copy what they see others do, instead of keeping their eyes on the Lord and following His standard. This is especially a tendency of young people who are inexperi­enced. There’s nothing wrong with having role models and looking up to people, but you’ve got to keep your eyes on Jesus in order to know which qualities to long for and strive for.

117. When you’re keeping your eyes on Jesus, the little mistakes don’t stumble you so easily because you remember that even our sweet, good-sample folks are only human, and are bound to blow it every once in a while. Just thank the Lord that they’re yielded to Him most of the time and that He’s able to use them to accomplish so much and be such yielded vessels of His love.

118. Our Family can be very prone to man worship. Our young folks need to learn that they have to keep their eyes on Jesus. They need to learn this lesson not only for now, but in prep­aration for their roles which the Lord is going to call them to play in the Tribulation. They’re going to be teaching thousands of people, with very little outside help and guidance, very little shep­herding or counsel. If they haven’t learned the lesson of keeping their eyes on Jesus, they’re going to be tempted to accept the praise of man and will fall into the snare of pride, and thus be useless to the Lord and easily led astray.

119. So these present lessons of learning how only Jesus gives the anointing—and He can give it or take it away according to the person’s yieldedness and obedience—and the importance of keeping your eyes on Him, are going to serve them well in the days to come. They’ll be ready to teach others the same, and thus will be better prepared for the attacks the Enemy will try to throw at them during their time of greatest usefulness.

120. More of our folks are going to fall. I’ve told you that it’s the shaking of the tree, and the Lord is purging the ranks. The quicker our folks learn that the only way to be strong is to be strong in the Lord, the more they’ll avoid the confusion of the Enemy that he would like to throw at them when they see others leave. (End of message from Dad.)

Seeing Things as

The Lord Sees Them

121. (Timothy Concerned speaking:) One of the things that struck me the most when I got Here was how very differently the Lord views things in comparison with how I generally saw them there. When I came Here it was a real shock to realize that my logical conclusions were often wrong—that the Lord sees things so completely opposite much of the time!

122. Not that you in the Family can’t see things how the Lord sees them, because not only do you have the Word‚ but He’s also opened up the channel of communication much more in recent years and can tell you what He thinks about anything that happens, which of course helps you to understand His perspective on things more. But it still takes faith, because so much in Heaven is contrary to how people on Earth perceive things.

123. When you live on Earth you see through a glass darkly, whereas when you arrive Here you will see things face to face. But for those who are somewhat rebellious or unyielded, like I was, if they persist in disobedience or rebellion, they are allowed to be deceived. They deceive themselves, with the Enemy’s active assistance, into thinking that their positions are right and proper, when they aren’t. Thus the contrast between the way they see things on Earth and the way they are in Heaven, in reality, is even greater. That’s what happened to me.

124. One thing that’s very different in Heaven is our perspective on the difference between those who are weak and those who are strong. That’s the eternal controversy for you on Earth—whether it’s better to be weak or to be strong, ha! On Earth there are some people who are very outwardly strong and they appear very together, but inside they’re very weak spiritually. There are other people who are very weak outwardly, but inside they have tremendous inner strength—strength in the spirit—and they’re able to outlast many of the seemingly stronger folks.

125. Then there are folks who are outwardly strong, but because they stay desperate with the Lord and He faithfully keeps them humble in one way or another, they also have spiritual strength.

126. There are also folks who appear very weak, who really are very weak. They don’t use their weakness to draw closer to the Lord, but rather just accept it as the way they are and stagnate. They don’t keep reaching up, reaching forward. You see, it’s all in how much you want to stay close to the Lord and how much you want to grow.

127. I was really one for judging by outward appearance. That has its definite drawbacks, be­cause if you consider yourself better than the person you’ve just sized up, it immediately lends itself to being critical of them, or at least condescending. If you consider them to be better than you—more gifted, more beautiful, more talented, more used, more loved, whatever—you immediately are tempted with comparing, envy and jealousy, among other things. So all in all, it’s very dangerous to judge by out­ward appearance.

128. Of course, sometimes you can’t help it—it’s very natural to size people up. But you have to remember to keep yourself in check, and that when you meet someone or you interact with them, you have to ask the Lord to help you see them as He sees them; otherwise it can be a real downfall of the Enemy and leave room for a lot of pride or discontent with the way the Lord made you.

129. Okay, well‚ I’m getting a little off the subject‚ because I wanted to talk to you about something else—although this, too, has to do with how you look at people. This is about whether or not you’re seeing the Lord’s strength in them and keeping your eyes on the Lord and not on the person’s outward appearance.

130. You’ve probably heard of people from time to time—even known some of them personally—who have made the decision to leave their service for the Lord in the Family. You’ve probably wondered how something like that happens in a person’s life. How do they come to that decision when the Family is such a terrific place to be? The Family is full of challenges‚ changes, new things, new steps, new moves forward.

131. Well, they simply made the decision that they were going to stop—that the next step was just too much for them. They became settled down in spirit, lazy in spirit‚ and stopped fighting. It really wasn’t too much or the Lord wouldn’t have asked it of them. But little by little, as they said no to the Lord, it chipped away at their spiritual strength and they were weakened.

132. The Lord doesn’t force anybody. If they weren’t ready to take one step, but tried to keep coming back to it and overcoming, they would have eventually overcome and gone on and continued to be strong. But they became content with the place they had. They considered themselves strong, so they stopped making pro­gress. But, like Dad said in “Greater Victories,” you just can’t stop!

133. You can’t allow yourself to become spiritually weakened and just keep up a strong false front, because when the crunch comes, it won’t hold water! We see all that now from the spiritual realm, so it’s no surprise to us. We don’t worry about others who might look weaker on the outside‚ or less talented or less used‚ as long as they really love Jesus more than anything else and are willing to obey and follow Him wherever He leads—because that’s what makes them strong in spirit!

134. You really don’t have to worry. You don’t have to think years ahead‚ or even months or weeks ahead. You don’t have to wonder how you’re going to make it, or whether you’re going to be weakened and quit—all you have to do is live each moment as it comes. Just pray and ask Jesus to help you make the right de­cisions, each one as it comes.

135. Just try each day to love Jesus a little more, to be a little more on the attack about whatever the Lord shows you. And if the Lord presents you with something that He wants you to work on, then make that your priority, the most important thing you have to do, because it is!

136. Don’t look around and compare. And don’t worry about those precious Family members who aren’t with you anymore. They’re still going to be w