“'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.
"For YOUR Husband is your Maker, Whose name is the Lord of hosts;
And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel,
Who is called the God of all the earth.'"
—Isaiah 54:6, 5
Just about every pastor would agree that when Jesus comes back for His Bride, His “Church”...
He is NOT coming back for a building.
May I ask what or who is He coming back for?
Right, not a church building—He is coming back for YOU!
“Fear not, for you will not be put to shame;
And do not feel humiliated, for you will not be disgraced;
But you will forget the shame of your youth,
And the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
“For your husband is your Maker, whose name is the LORD of hosts; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, who is called the God of all the earth. 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”—Isaiah 54:4-6
Though we began calling RF “Restoration Fellowship” a “church without walls” because it was a virtual church without walls, we began to understand that our Restoration Fellowship Members ARE His church—the women themselves are His church, His bride. Women, who decided it was time to tear down the walls in their lives.
Now we have proof, not only in our own lives, but based on each of our members who are living these truths with our whole heart—He can become everything you'll ever want or need too!!
Every single one of us have been “forsaken,” “grieved” and “rejected” by our earthly husbands, just like you have. Yet, the more we learned we are His church, we are His bride, the more each of us were able to experience His LOVE for ourselves. We were able to let go of everything, all our burdens and fears. With our hands and hearts free we took His hand in both of ours—and He became our HH "Heavenly Husband."
TEMPLE of the Holy Spirit
“...just as Christ also 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" —Ephesians 5:25-27
His Church is clearly not a building that Christ loved and gave Himself up for. It is YOU who He wants to sanctify and cleanse from all the pain and shame of your past. Shame that was 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?!?!?
His Bride and His Church are one and the same and WHO Jesus is coming back for.
Pastors would agree that when the “church” first began they did NOT meet in a “church” building but instead would meet or “fellowship” in each other’s homes. He says in Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.”
“Church” has become just another "religion" rather than being the loving "relationship" He longs to have with each of us.
“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”—Isaiah 30:18.
Christians no longer long for HIM. Sadly, each of His brides is now missing the true relationship that fills each of our needs DAILY and moment by moment—like a true love relationship should do.
For our relationship with our Heavenly Husband to grow, we cannot and should not be restricted meeting with Him to Sundays and Wednesdays. Nor should we ruin the experience of knowing Him by adding any rules or tasks to check off as a morning "ritual" like reading the Bible. Reading His Word, understanding it is His love letters to us, will make us yearn and thirst for Him. “As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God.” Psalm 42:1. Something you are doing everyday during your lessons.
RF wants to help you focus on learning how to enhance our RELATIONSHIP with the Lord, not just your Savior—helping you feel like His Bride, and experience Him as your Husband.
When WE really feel like His Bride and fellowship with Him all day, every day, then when we speak to others, we can’t help but share what He is doing in our lives, which is what "witnessing" really means. And when we do, because of the excitement in our hearts, without even trying, we will be encouraging other women to also become His church, His bride.
“Once I knew the Lord as my Husband, God began doing 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 left 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.” ~ Amalia in Poland
Remember, "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst”—Matthew 18:20 This means that if you want the Lord to enter your house, your workplace and everywhere else you know His peace and presence it needed, as His bride He will be right there with you once you are His bride!
Everywhere we go HE is in our midst—therefore we are experiencing and, in a way, having "church" everywhere!!!!
Isn't that what Jesus said to do in Mark 16:15?
"And He said to them, '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 the Lord LOVED you?
We'd NOW Like to INVITE YOU to JOIN Restoration Fellowship.
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