This morning, I was struck by an email sent to me by a friend! As I read it, the Holy Spirit brought this word back to me that He had spoken to me in the early hours of June 13, 2019! This was coupled with something He quickened to me last week in a corporate prayer time. As these two things came together, they created quite a different picture. It’s interesting to see how the WORLD speaks the heart of God, albeit with a different understanding of the thing that they know! This is a prime example of two different views of what “The Camels are on the Horizon” means – the natural/worldly view and the Heavenly view! Perhaps this will minister to you too, so you can determine which type of camel you will be looking for! There’s no doubt that the world is getting crazier and crazier! We never imagined that we would be living in these days, but once we see God in them with clear understanding, they become to us the most exciting of times to be alive! The keyword is ALIVE, for we must be ALIVE, AWAKE, VIGILANT, DISCERNING, and WISE in order to be on the RIGHT SIDE of the way any word is received, believed, embraced, and acted upon! The merging of the SUPERNATURAL with the NATURAL … that’s where we find God! Heaven touching earth!
Here’s the article that was sent to me: “THE CAMELS ARE ON THE HORIZON! Never a truer word spoken. We have heard it before but this enlarges upon it. The founder of Dubai, Sheik Rashid, was asked about the future of his country, and he replied, “My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I ride a Mercedes, my son rides a Land Rover, and my grandson is going to ride a Land Rover…but my great-grandson is going to have to ride a camel again”. Why is that, he was asked? And his reply was, “Hard times create strong men, strong men create easy times. Easy times create weak men, weak men create difficult times. Many will not understand it, but you have to raise warriors, not parasites.” And add to that the historical reality that all great empires…the Persians, the Trojans, the Egyptians, the Greeks, the Romans, and in later years, the British… all rose and perished within 240 years. They were not conquered by external enemies; they rotted from within. America has now passed that 240-year mark, and the rot is starting to be visible and is accelerating, not just in America, but applicable in the western world. We are past the Mercedes and Land Rover years….the camels are on the horizon.
The greatest generation consisted of 18-year-old kids storming the beaches at Normandy. And now, two generations later, some 18-year-old kids want to hide in safe rooms when they hear words that hurt their feelings. They also want free stuff from the government because they think they are entitled to it. The “camels are on the horizon” for sure. Something to ponder? History has a way of repeating itself.” (End of article).
There is so much truth to this word! We have lived up until now in a world that someone else paid the price for! We have had it easy, relatively speaking. The Body of Christ has been living on Easy Street with a form of godliness but without the POWER! Certainly we have had little bits of power here and there, but we have been consuming a gospel that has made us weak and filled with incorrect doctrines of who God really is! It’s time now to RISE UP, STAND UP, and GROW UP! It’s time to be humble enough to admit that our version of the gospel has not accomplished what we say it will! Until we can admit to that, we will never grow into TRUE DISCIPLES, or BECOME THE ARMY OF GOD, much less THE BRIDE OF CHRIST! We have been erroneously taught that just because we are Christians and part of the Body of Christ, that we are automatically The Bride of Christ! That, my friends, is not the truth! Becoming the Bride is available to all of us, but it is not an automatic relational position. Just because we meet someone, or become friends, or even live in the same house with them, do we automatically assume the position of being their spouse … NO! Equally, we can even “be married”, “live with”, “wear a ring”, “have relations with” another, but still not have an INTIMATE and UNITED RELATIONSHIP with them! We may have the world’s version of “intimacy and marriage”, but not understand the true covenantal meshing of “two becoming one”. As we grow in closer and closer relationships and blend our lives together with another, we begin to understand what a Bride and a Bridegroom share. Song of Songs is the beautiful story of each of our lives as we journey into the HEART OF OUR BRIDEGROOM. There are many places and challenges along the way, but those who press past the shepherds stand to discover the One that they love, will be drawn by Him, prepared by Him, nourished by Him, until we are ready to arise as the BRIDE – not just in word, but in total and complete surrender to His love and leadership.
Last week at a corporate prayer meeting, this thought was triggered in me … I am NOT a widow … I am the BRIDE OF CHRIST! In a very real way, it was not until I became a widow in the natural sense, that I was drawn into the deep, deep waters of the love of God. I knew Him, I loved Him, I served Him, I had seen Him do many wonderful things, but my relationship was not as covenantal as I would have thought it was! It was through my brokenness, that I discovered the true INNER HEART of my Father, who then introduced me to His Son, as my Bridegroom in the inner depths of my being! The precious Holy Spirit unveiled His glory in ways that shattered my boxes of what and Who I had believed Him to be up until this time of true desperation in my soul. We are not supposed to be the WIDOW, but instead, we are to ARISE, COME AWAY WITH HIM, and BE AWAKENED TO THE REALITY OF OUR BRIDEGROOM! Let’s let Him kiss us alive, kiss us awake, break the Alabaster jar on the inside of us until we arise as a LOVER-WARRIOR who can only be forged in the depths of His caress!
Song of Songs 1::1-4 (TPT): DIVINE ROMANCE! “The most amazing song of all, by King Solomon. The Shulamite: “Let him smother me with kisses – his Spirit-kiss divine. So kind are your caresses, I drink them in like the sweetest wine! Your presence releases a fragrance so pleasing- over and over poured out. For your lovely name is “Flowing Oil”. No wonder the brides-to-be adore you. Draw me into your heart. We will run away together into the king’s cloud-filled chamber.”
During this season of time after Ron went to heaven when I had absolutely no idea how I would go on, the Lord did the most amazing work on the inside of me. It is still hard to describe as it was an inner spiritual work that the mind has a hard time comprehending. We think we understand, but when this deep inner work takes place, we cannot put into words what must first be grasped with our spirit and then allow our spirit man to teach the mind. As the Lord was doing this work in me, I found myself saying, “Lord, I don’t have a grid for what you are doing. I don’t have any idea what is taking place, but please don’t stop! Don’t stop, just help me to catch up with what is going on. Keep dropping the Plinko balls into my inner being and causing them to land in the right slots so they will accomplish what you are desiring to do. (You’ll only understand the Plinko reference if you remember the game on the old Price is Right show where someone stands above a maze of channels and drops balls into the slots and whatever prize is at the bottom of that slot is what you would win)! I felt like a Plinko machine as downloads from Heaven where. being poured out beyond my ability to comprehend! The balls (or downloads) were being dropped so quickly and deeply into my being, that I was overwhelmed – in a good way! I was drawn to submit myself in such a place of trust, even though I did not understand. As I responded, the Lord did this most glorious and rich work on the inside that healed me, bound up my broken heart, set me free, delivered me, turned my mourning into dancing, poured out the oil of joy instead of the spirit of heaviness, sorted our my doctrinal beliefs, and literally brought me back to LIFE! As He did this work and I cried out for understanding, “Lord, what in the world is going on? What are you doing? I don’t understand this! I know it’s you, but it is incomprehensible to me! Don’t stop, but help me catch up”. As He did this work, He led me to Song of Songs and spoke to me … “This is what is going on! I am taking you on the journey deep into my heart where you will arise as MY BRIDE!” He used the scripture in SOS to reveal to me this journey He was leading me on into total submission, total trust, and complete healing & deliverance so that I might arise and never again consider the cost of UNION WITH MY BRIDEGROOM! It was then that I learned we are not automatically the BRIDE! We must BECOME THE BRIDE by taking the journey laid out in the Song of Songs until we can say, “But now, I have grown and become a bride … (SOS 8:10-14 TPT).
All of this to say, THE CAMELS ARE ON THE HORIZON??? YES! Because the camels are being sent FOR THE BRIDE!!! If you aren’t receiving the camels ladened with gifts sent for the BRIDE, then you will be stuck with the outcome of only camels for the sake of going back to a time of hardship and the incorrect type of warrior will rise up! There are difficult times coming – no doubt, but we don’t have to be the ones who receive the hard times! We can ARISE AS THE BRIDE AND ACCEPT THE GIFTS BEING SENT TO HER! We find the story when Abraham sends his servant to his hometown to find a bride for his son. Get the analogy? He instructed the servant (Genesis 24) to take camels ladened with GIFTS FOR THE BRIDE!!! The Holy Spirit is laden with GIFTS FOR US! He has only GOOD GIFTS! They are the best possible gifts available, without equal, without compare!
During the season mentioned above when the Lord was doing this marvelous, most splendid, inexplicable (at the time) work on the inside of me, on June 13, 2019, @ 2:03 am I was awakened to these words: “Morocco. Casa Blanca”. Then I heard this: “An exotic land filled with spices, oil, honey, and fruit. A mysterious land to many as its ways are ancient and cloaked in a veil both wild and extravagant but also dangerous and dark. Let my people go! Set my people free! That’s the sounds I hear calling out over the land. I will use many people to accomplish my plans. You will see the most unusual of people brought into my plan – my plan of redemption. I’m about to sweep over the land of the old. Fresh winds are beginning to blow – up out of the desert places. Refreshing is on its way to the parched and weary lands. A move unprecedented will begin and it will rise and rise until there is no holding it back. Mystery and romance are in the air. Mystery as I remove the veil and romance as I draw my bride from around the world into a love relationship with me. It’s a romance that will move the hearts of the children to return to their father. To return home. I am an extravagant father and will yet run to them to embrace them and draw them into my kingdom and introduce them to my Son. The land of camels will see the gifts unpacked and opened up to my bride. Ladened with gifts of beauty so rare and exotic. Gifts fit for a queen – for a bride. Don’t be surprised when it happens for I am telling you now that it is going to happen. One step at a time but it is coming and you will see it. You will be a part of it”. (End of the word of the Lord to me)
WOW! I had no idea what this meant at the time! I thought He was speaking literally of the PLACE called Morocco! It was only as I came up out of my desert, clinging to my beloved, having been awakened under the apple tree, feasting upon Him, as He awakened my innermost being with the travail of birth, and I longed for more of Him, that I understood what He was saying! The mystery of the “veil being removed and Christ is unveiled IN US – TO US … as our Bridegroom”. Romance is in the air as He woos us, and draws us, prepares us as His bride! It must be a mysterious romance known only in the SPIRIT between His Spirit and our innermost spirit – the real us! He has gifts and He will unpack them, open them up to us, and laden us with the most precious, glorious, and beautiful gifts, unlike anything we’ve seen before – so rare and so exotic! Gifts fit for a Queen – for a bride! It’s the parched and weary lands that lay within us (His children) that He desires to blow upon bringing mystery and romance as He reveals His Son as our Bridegroom! In this, we will be set free from our Egyptian ways!
Song of Songs 8:5-7 (TPT): The Bridegroom-King: “Who is this one? Look at her now! She arises out of her desert, clinging to her beloved. When I awakened you under the apple tree, as you were feasting upon me, I awakened your innermost being with the travail of birth as you longed for more of me. Fasten me upon your heart as a seal of fire forevermore. This living, consuming flame will seal you as my prisoner of love. My passion is stronger than the chains of death and the grave, all-consuming as the very flashes of fire from the burning heart of God. Place this fierce, unrelenting fire over your entire being. Rivers of pain and persecution will never extinguish this flame. Endless floods will be unable to quench this raging fire that burns within you. Everything will be consumed. It will stop at nothing as you yield everything to this furious fire until it won’t even seem to you like a sacrifice anymore”.
There is so much more to the Song of Songs. It is a love story between Jesus and His Bride. It is the journey we take to become His Bride. The journey so deep inside His heart that we are changed in ways that we are no longer recognizable even to ourselves. I could go on and on here, but I will leave that for another time! Even though, this is the main point of the story, I must get back to making the intended conclusion!
Will your camels take you back to hard times, living in lack, seeing God as a hard task-master trying to teach you something, or trying to turn you into a warrior? Or, will YOUR CAMELS BE LADENED WITH GIFTS FIT FOR A BRIDE? You must decide, and once you decide, then it’s time to embrace your union with Jesus, as your Bridegroom! The process of being prepared as the Bride is also described in the Book of Esther as she entered the palace and went through the process of being prepared to be presented to the King. There is a process involved in knowing Him as the Bridegroom-Bride relationship. The first part of her preparation was with myrrh, after that, came the oils, spices, perfumes, and beauty regimen! But, oh what joy as we go through the process and come out leaning on our Beloved! GET READY NOW because the CAMELS ARE ON THE HORIZON! What are your camels bringing? HIS CAMELS ARE COMING READY TO DISTRIBUTE GIFTS TO HIS BRIDE! I know it’s true because I have been in the secret place where there was no one to turn to but Him, and as a result, I came out of the time of preparation with a deep inner revelation of the BRIDE and BRIDEGROOM – no longer a widow! Not in my mind or in theology, but in my inmost being – with every fiber of my being resounding with His love and faithfulness! We are ALL called to prepare ourselves as THE BRIDE! The time is NOW, my friends …. there is no more time to waste! You must buy oil for your lamps, but be aware that the cost is high as it only comes through UNION & COMMUNION WITH HIM! It comes by way of laying down our own ideas and doctrines and allowing Him to reveal Himself and His ways BY THE SPIRIT to our inmost man. I dare you to enter into a conversation with Him about where you are in the journey to becoming THE BRIDE! Lay aside your own ideas, perceptions, teachings, and doctrines, and perhaps, like me, you will be surprised, shocked, shaken, healed, delivered, set straight, put back together, taken beyond your mind into your spirit, and brought to life in ways you didn’t even know you needed to be!
“Mystery and romance are in the air. Mystery as I remove the veil and romance as I draw my bride from around the world into a love relationship with me. It’s a romance that will move the hearts of the children to return to their father. To return home. I am an extravagant father and will yet run to them to embrace them and draw them into my kingdom and introduce them to my Son. The land of camels will see the gifts unpacked and opened up to my bride. Ladened with gifts of beauty so rare and exotic. Gifts fit for a queen – for a bride”. One last thought … the prodigal sons may not be as we have thought! Perhaps WE ALL are those He desires to introduce to HIS SON AS OUR BRIDEGROOM! SELAH!
Once we have taken this journey deep into His heart, we can truly say … THE SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE SAY COME! Revelation 22:17