"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first" (1 Thessalonians 4:16).
Christ comes in the voice of the chief messenger:
"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven" (Revelation 12:7-8).
Michael means, "One like god."
Christ comes in the message using YOU as the messenger. He comes in the voice in you that is witnessed by the written word and the Holy Spirit unveiling Christ in you (Col. 1:27).
He comes in the shout, the command; His sound that brings the revelation of God (Christ identity) in you. The Word is flesh and dwells in and among us, and we beheld His glory. We are the glory of the Father. (John 1:14).
Truth is not "what" which Pilate asked Jesus, but Truth is Christ. "I am the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6).
We waste the Lord's time to minister truth if the Spirit and Life of God are not in us. Jesus said let the dead bury the dead. There are many Christians that are dead in Christ waiting for the coming of the Lord to raise them up.
Once His Word and Spirit quicken our flesh and spirit by a relationship of intimacy (intercourse consummation) understanding, a covenant exchange takes place that can not be separated. Our voice becomes His voice, our Spirit is His Spirit. We are the righteousness of Christ. We are bone of His bones and flesh of His flesh. We are married to HIM as our beloved ready to go into the world as the LIGHT of the world. We are pregnant with the seed of God (His WORD) to produce LIFE.
"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it" (Genesis 1:28).
Unless Christ descends in the voice, in the revelation of awakening us to Truth, we are as dead men walking waiting to be risen. When He comes in the power of His authority and the command of His voice in us, the dead in Christ will be raised. There are many professional preachers that are dead in Christ.
When we hear the WORD, we can not live on yesterday's diet, manna. God's ways are new every morning.
It is time for the church (the bride) of the Lord Jesus Christ to consummate the marriage of the LAMB that took place over 2000 years ago when Jesus Christ rose from the dead.
"And Mary said to the angel, How can this be, since I have no [intimacy with any man as a] husband? Then the angel said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon (in) you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow (the natural way of conception) you [like a shining cloud]; and so the holy (pure, sinless) Thing (Offspring) which shall be born of you (the WORD in you) will be called the Son of God" (Luke 1:34-35 AMP).
Christ is both male and female (Genesis 1:27). For over 2000 years, the voice of Christ has been spoken through the male understanding and interpretation of the ways of God. It takes the female vessel of Christ to understand what it means to be the bride of Christ, and a wife carrying the seed of God to bring forth sons of God filling the earth with His IMAGE.
"Let us rejoice and shout for joy [exulting and triumphant]! Let us celebrate and ascribe to Him glory and honor, for the marriage of the Lamb [at last] has come, and His bride has prepared herself" (Revelation 12:7 AMP).
"I, Jesus, have sent My messenger (angel) to you to witness and to give you assurance of these things for the churches (assemblies). I am the Root (the Source) and the Offspring of David, the radiant and brilliant Morning Star. The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost" (Revelation 22: 16-17 AMP).
· It was the voice of the Lord that spoke at Sinai and shook the earth.
· It was His voice that said to the dead man, Lazarus, come forth.
· It was His voice that said to the widow's son to arise
· It was His voice as the prince of peace that calmed the stormy seas.
· It was His voice that cried out it is finished, and it has been finished ever since Jesus hung on the cross.
· It was His voice that rent the veil into, and now we can go into the most Holy Place because of Christ in us.
· It was His voice that came from above and caused the dead to be raised.
The dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God, and shall live.
Christ is still descending in every dark place in our lives by the power of His WORD unveiling Christ in us, His body and His flesh. He is piercing and dividing us by the sword of truth reaching into every joint and marrow where His blood is turning water into wine by discerning the thoughts and intents of our hearts.
He became flesh and dwelled IN and among US. "And the Word (Christ) became flesh (human, incarnate) and tabernacled (fixed His tent of flesh, lived awhile) among us" (John 1:14 AMP).