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Characteristics of the Bride of

ChristThe Destiny of a Generation

Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? And


who may stand in His holy place? He who has
clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted
up his soul to falsehood and has not sworn
deceitfully. He shall receive a blessing from the
LORD and righteousness from the God of his
salvation.
This is the generation of those who seek Him, who
seek your face-- even Jacob. Selah. Psalms
24:3-6
Threefold Mandate of this Generation

Redeeming the TimeA Body of people who fulfill


the promise of restoration of destiny and redeeming
of lost time.

Mantle of SonshipA generation of people who


enter into mature Sonship to bear His nature and His
ability.

Characteristics of the Bride of ChristIdentifications


of those people who enter in to bridal union and
display the appropriate characteristics foretold for a
generation.
Signs of the Sons of God
Devils come out screaming Luke 4:41
Blind receive sight Matthew 11:5
The Blame Walk Matthew 11:5
Lepers (AIDS) are Cleansed Matthew 11:5
The Deaf Here--- Matthew 11:5
The Poor Have the Gospel Preached Matthew 11:5
Angels Ascend and Descend Upon Them John 1:51
Dead Shall Here His Voice and Live John 5:25
Resurrection Power Romans 1:4
Heir of God; Access Inheritance Galatians 4:7
Destroy the Works of the Devil 1 John 3:8
Three Reasons Revivals are Lost
Failure to correct the influences of the flesh
resulting in; excessive wildfire; overstating the
truth; taking things to extremes; carnal
enthusiasm.

The Unholy Trinity-- Pride, Jealousy, Control

Criticism of other Christians and our Reaction


to Criticism. We must overcome the fear of
man and remaining in an offensive posture..
alleviate the mindset of playing not to lose.
Characteristics of the BrideMany
Called, Few Chosen (Matt 22:14)
2 Corinthians 11:2For I am jealous for you
with a godly jealousy; for I betrothed you
to one husband, so that to Christ I might
present you as a pure virgin.

Christ has a Bride


Process of making us ready
The Ten Virgins Matthew 25:1-13
1. Profound Admiration for the Lord.

O righteous Father, although the world


has not known You, yet I have known
You; and these have known that You sent
Me; and I have made Your name known
to them, and will make it known, so that
the love with which You loved Me may be
in them, and I in them. John 17:25-26

This High Priestly Prayer will Be Answered


in Fullness. A People will love Him with
Perfect Love
2. TrustworthinessA Covenant of
Faithfulness

Numbers 12:7-8Not so, with My servant


Moses, He is faithful in all My household; With
him I speak mouth to mouth, even openly, and
not in dark sayings, and he beholds the form of
the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to
speak against My servant, against Moses?

1 Corinthians 4:1-2Let a man regard us in this


manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of
the mysteries of God. In this case, moreover, it
is required of stewards that one be found
trustworthy.
3. Zeal Derived Through Experience

Romans 10:2-3For I testify about them that


they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance
with knowledge. For not knowing about God's
righteousness and seeking to establish their
own, they did not subject themselves to the
righteousness of God.

We cannot fully impart to others something we


haven't experienced ourselves. Genuine spiritual
authority is obtained through experience rather
than mere theology.
4. Unyielding Dedication and Unwavering
Commitment

1 Samuel 17:29And David said, "What have I done


now? Is there not a cause?

During his captivity, Algren learns that these so-called


"savages " are in fact the most disciplined people he's
ever met, a people "dedicated to perfection.

It is with the Samurai where he sees the art of war,


with only swords, armor and arrows, in its most
tactically mesmerizing, and in Katsumoto he has found
a leader who is everything Custer wasnt, a man of the
people, a dedicated warrior, and a poetic visionary.
5. SelflessnessLiving a Life Hidden in Christ

Colossians 3:2-4Set your mind on the


things above, not on the things that are
on earth. For you have died and your life
is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ,
who is our life, is revealed, then you also
will be revealed with Him in glory.
6. Cloaked in Humility
Whatever we do in word or deed let all be done to the
glory of God.

Philippians 2:3-4Do nothing from selfishness or empty


conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as
more important than yourselves; do not {merely} look
out for your own personal interests, but also for the
interests of others.

Philippians 2:8-9Being found in appearance as a man,


He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point
of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also,
God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name
which is above every name,
7. Divine LoveThe Capstone
Ministry
2 Peter 1:5-8Now for this very reason also,
applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral
excellence, and in your moral excellence,
knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control,
and in your self-control, perseverance, and in
your perseverance, godliness, and in your
godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your
brotherly kindness, love.

For if these qualities are yours and are increasing,


they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in
the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.