"For YOUR Husband is your Maker, Whose name is the Lord of hosts"
'For the Lord has called you, like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit,
Even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected,' Says your God.
Just about every Believer would agree that when the Lord comes back for His Bride, His “Church”
Is He coming back for a building?
May I ask what or who is He coming back for?
Not a church building—He is coming back for YOU! This TRUTH along with what He promises when God told us,
“For your Husband is your Maker, whose name is the LORD of hosts...For the LORD has called you, like a wife forsaken and grieved in spirit, even like a wife of one’s youth when she is rejected, says your God” is not what WE said, God said it and what's more...
We have proof, not only in our own lives—but based on each of our Restoration Fellowship Members who are living these truths!
Becoming His bride will mean your Husband will soon become everything you'll ever want or need, too!!
Every single one of us has felt “forsaken,” “grieved” and “rejected” just like you have.
Yet, the more we learned we are His bride, the more each of us was able to experience His LOVE for ourselves.
We discovered we had let go of everything—all our burdens and fears!
We grabbed onto His hand in both of ours—and He became our Husband a "Heavenly Husband."
Grab His hand in both of yours!
Soon everyone and everything
— every burden will be gone!
“...just as He loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless."
He gave Himself up for you, His bride. It is YOU who He wants to sanctify and cleanse from all the pain and shame of your past. Shameful things done to you and shameful things you fell into yourself. Experiencing His love will make you new, "holy" (which actually means “set apart”)—and blameless! How wonderful is that?!?!?
Sadly, the “church” has become just another "religion" rather than being the loving "relationship" He longs to have with each of us, with you!
“Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; how blessed are all those who long for Him."
Most Christians have stopped longing for HIM.
If we want our relationship with our Husband our "Heavenly Husband" to grow, we can't just meet with Him on Sundays and maybe Wednesdays. How can we become intimate with a Lover by meeting casually and in a group of people?
Nor would you begin to know Him intimately by adding it to a check-off list, like reading the Bible. You'd long to read His Words to you, you'd cherish His love letters to you just like the women in PS123. Once you realize this it will cause you to yearn and thirst for Him. “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants and longs for You”—and also listening to and singing ♥ songs—just as you do when you fall in love!
Love At Last
We long to help you treasure your RELATIONSHIP with your Husband, you Lord, Who is not just your Savior. We want to encourage you to really feel like a bride, His Bride, and experience Him as your Husband. We encourage you to read the lyrics of this Love Song.
“I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.”
With our faces glowing, radiating His love when we speak to others, we couldn't help but share His love, sharing with everyone what He was doing in our lives, because most of the time they noticed and asked! They were "witnessing" a transformation in us—often because of the crisis that people knew we were living through. Many knew nothing but still said how happy we looked! Then the moment someone asked, our excitement, the joy in our hearts, without even trying, began pouring out and we began encouraging other women to also become His bride—what better gift could we give anyone?
“Once I experienced the love of my Husband, God began creating miracles with my relationships in my family - I’m able to share with my Mom about how we come to know God, as our Lover, Friend, Lord, King, and Husband, and she is enjoying it (at the beginning she was very against it and thought that I’m getting crazy— because nobody knows God in this way in my family)."
"A year ago, when I let go of my church and began to translate the RYM book and I told my family about it, everyone was condemning, criticizing, and scoffing at me, nobody understood that He called me to be set apart. But now, a year later, the situation is so calm. Nobody laughs, nobody is challenging, even my dad always asks me if I have some work I have to finish. I am happy that I am able to help and passed through a hot furnace, which was very hot, but now I see only His blessings, His peace, and joy in my restored relationships with my entire family.”
What may also help is a Heavenly Husband lesson to really understand Him as He longs to be in your life!
What's also comforting is this truth, "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst”, which means that if you want Him close to you, to be in your house, to be with you at work, and everywhere else you need Him, just mention Him and as His bride, He will be right there with you!
Everywhere you go HE will be with you, next to you—and this means you will also begin having "church" everywhere!!!!
Just share this GOOD NEWS in your life just as you would share anything and everything that has changed your life...
"And He said to them [as He was leaving this world], 'Go into all the world and share the Good News to all creation.'"
Wasn't it "Good News" when you heard and later experienced how much your Husband LOVES you?
When we were girls my friend told me that she always needed to be in love with someone (meaning a boy) in order to feel ok. And this was our life. We chased after men and they rejected us and then we could feel the pain but as long as this was the pain because "of love" we thought it was all right. How sad! We actively chased pain and rejection. I could sense somewhere deep inside of me this was not the way we were supposed to live, but we did not have any "older woman" to lead us and show us how to fill the void in a correct way - HIM. Yes we went to church every day and prayed a lot, as there is this spiritual hunger in every woman and girl, but the true relationship of crazy Love was missing and so we tried to find "love" there, but just pain and rejection were to be found.
Now with this understanding of my RJ, I could feel such a freedom rising inside of me. No one can fulfill desires of my heart but You my sweet Lover. ~ Esther in Poland
I was a basket case when I started this RJ with the Lord. Now, I love spending time with Him, letting Him love me and comfort me. I no longer feel unloved and I no longer feel ANY pain from being a rejected wife. ~ Dora in Maine
The moment when I knew that no matter what I am loved by my Creator, and that He will always be my Husband, I felt like dancing in the streets!!! My heart skipped a beat, and His Joy, His Love, His Peace is like nothing anyone or anything could ever give me!! ~ Heather in Massachusetts
God wants us to live our lives abundantly but I think mostly our perception of what abundance is may be rather off. It is not the accumulation of possessions. Some people have everything u can think of but are still desperately unhappy. No, it's living in his abundant love, that no matter what you have or what you get that it will be enough for you. That is what living in His presence is all about.
Abundance means overflow when you are overflowing then you can also give out of the abundance of your heart. Not only material matters but also, and most importantly, matters of the heart. The joy we have in the Lord can be passed on to someone else, we owe it to Him to see to it that others also experience His love, mercy, and goodness.
Ultimately living the abundant life turns out o be not that which you came to this Ministry for. You might have thought having your loved one back is what would make your life whole again. But it is living the life that He intended that will make your life whole again.
Finding the Abundant Life is not about giving up it is about surrendering... surrendering your life and everyone else who touches your life to Him. It is about living a fuller life so that the fullness overflows and you can through His Spirit enrich the lives of others.
Finding the Abundant Life will show you the ways He has always come through for those that BELIEVED and TRUSTED in Him. You can also only really start trusting someone when you know a great deal about that person. This book will teach you more about Him and who He is.
There are so many books that teach us so many things ..but none of it matters if we are not taught how to live life abundantly. Self-help books teach you how to help yourself but this book teaches us How He helps us.
Finding the Abundant Life is not about you, it's all about Him. When we started this journey we were focusing on what we wanted. Then we come to realize it's what He wants. You get to understand His ways a lot better through Michelle's personal experiences and can put yourself in many of those scenarios. So that one day you too can write a book.
Living the Abundant Life is all about living victoriously no matter what the circumstances are that you are faced with. That eventually everything will turn out for good. No matter how bad it seems. That even though you are backed against the red sea ..there will be a path opened up for you. By Him and only Him. No one else can do this for You only He can and He will.
You will find that God not only works on your marriage during this journey but He also works in your life. Dreams that you may have had even as a child He brings to fruition. By the power of His outstretched hand, He can do all things. Be amazed and be astonished it is happening all around you right now.
Finding the Abundant Life gives us guidelines as to why certain things are happening to us and also how to handle situations. Especially the situations that seem unfair to us. God uses these situations still for our benefit. But only if we ask for His guidance and do not go off by ourselves doing what we please. Embrace living the abundant life through Him you will never be ashamed.
As I have gone through most of the chapters in the Abundant Life book and have seen the changes in myself where the things that were important on my journey at the beginning seem far less important now. I have truly discovered more and more who He really is and more so How God works it is absolutely fascinating to read the trials that Michele has gone through but how she is the one that has come out victorious. Oh Heavenly Husband, You are faithful.
What’s important to understand is that it’s not knowing more “about” Him, as most churches focus on. You and I don’t need more history about Him, but to know Him personally, which will mean He knows you too! And the best way, the easiest way, the way most women find Him like this is by reading Finding the Abundant Life. It's free! ~ Mercy in South Africa