My children, as the Time of Great Darkness overtakes the earth, you will be greatly vexed by all you see around you. Even now, evil and filth prevail over whole populations. This is not My will.
My will is that you would forsake the things of the world and abide in Me, and walk in purity. My Bride has covered herself in filth, even now. I desire to wash her clean, but this washing will not be pleasant for her. She will resist Me, for she is estranged from her first love. She has forgotten My great kindnesses and blessings to her and gone whoring after the world.
NOTE: I heard such great sadness in His gentle voice when He said that last sentence.
My Bride, I long for you to come to Me, washed clean and ready for My return for you! I long to take you to your rightful home, but you would not. I have called to you to turn from your wickedness, but you would not.
I will claim My Bride, but first I will wash her clean, that she may appear before Me. I will wash her and if she refuses to be washed, then I will refine her as silver is refined.
Which will it be, My Beloved?
NOTE: He is asking us to choose - do we prefer to turn from our wickedness, or for Him to refine us - a much more difficult path.
31 O generation, see ye the word of the Lord. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?
32 Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
33 Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.
8 Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink.
9 For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will cause to cease out of this place in your eyes, and in your days, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride.
10 And it shall come to pass, when thou shalt shew this people all these words, and they shall say unto thee, Wherefore hath the Lord pronounced all this great evil against us? or what is our iniquity? or what is our sin that we have committed against the Lord our God?
11 Then shalt thou say unto them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, saith the Lord, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
12 And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:
25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:
Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.
26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
28 But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works.