Bride comes out of her closet

The Bride comes out of her closet

By:  Jo Smith     April 23, 2021

Joel 2:16  Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts: let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet.

Sanctify the congregation.  Yes, this idea of sanctification seems to be not too well liked.  But see, it is necessary.  So, what is sanctification?  It is cleansing yourself from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit;  it is being Holy as God is Holy.  It is living your life for God and not yourself.  It is rejecting all idols.  It is refusing the lies of man and finding the truth of God and obeying God in all things.

Gather the people;  Our gathering unto him.  Get people into serving Jesus in truth and in spirit.

Assemble the elders…  Forsake not the assembling of yourselves together…. Not a church service but joining together in truth, believing the same thing and teaching the same thing.  It must be TRUTH.  Jesus will not come to a people living and believing the lies of man.

Gather the children:  do not send children out to play or set them in front of TV and other worldly things.  Teach them to pray and worship.  Save them from the evils going on in this world today.  Pray for those who are being abused.

…and those that suck the breasts:  even infants need to be brought to Jesus.  But this also looks to the spiritual babes and children.  Those who have not been weaned from the breasts are those who still need someone else to ‘feed’ them or teach them.  Teach them the truth.

Now, this congregation is ready.  Now let the midnight cry go forth:  the bridegroom cometh.  He is coming out of his chamber.  Go ye out to meet him.

First let’s see what the bridegroom’s CHAMBER IS:  

I prayed and asked God to give me anything important that I may have not gotten into this message.  As I began to read it just now, it came to me, what is that chamber.  I have never heard this explained by anyone.  It kept slightly digging at me, but I was dwelling on the closet.  But now I stopped and asked God, what is that Chamber.  He answered me right back and it astonished me.  I called Wanna and asked her.  At first she did not get it, but then she saw it and answered what God had told me.  I had not told her.  (Do you see how people just skim over words in scripture and never attempt to learn what they mean?  Have you ever heard anyone come out with what his chamber is?  Why not? )

So I said I will look it up in the dictionary and here is what I found:

3 an enclosed space or cavity: an echo chamber.

a large underground cavern.

see that, a large underground cavern.  His grave.    A Chamber has many meanings.  But the ones are here that fit what God told me;  his grave.  I always thought a Chamber was a bedroom;  and it is;  but it is also many other things.   The Bedroom is what I was looking for, because that is where you SLEEP.  So that would fit Jesus being dead.


 2 archaic a private room, especially a bedroom: he had his meals brought to his chamber.

See it said, especially a bedroom.  The place of SLEEP. 

But look at this one:

  • Execution chamber, a place where capital punishment is carried out
  • Gas chamber, execution method

A place where capital punishment or murder is carried out.

Wow, boom.   So the answer that came to me proved out… it means the resurrection.  When Jesus came out of his grave……..THEN came the trial time for the Bride to enter into her closet.  

SHE MUST ALSO BE SHUT AWAY FROM THE WORLD TO MAKE HERSELF READY FOR THE MARRIAGE TO THE BRIDEGROOM.  THEY HAVE BOTH NOW SET THEIR RIGHTFUL PLACE IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD.  Wow, what a message!!!   So then the midnight cry is not in the future.  It is in the past.  It was when Jesus came out of the Grave.

That had to take place BEFORE any Bride could begin to make herself ready.

So her making herself ready is her going into her closet, shutting the door and staying alone with God until she has gotten the truth and obeyed it and thus made herself ready.  

Then and only then can any Holy Marriage take place.

So then, all down through the church time, those foolish virgins have gone about buying and selling the things of God and this he HATES.

Those of us who found the truth know the things of God 


 Peter told the sorcerer  your money perish with you because you thought that the gift of God could be PURCHASED WITH MONEY.


Now that is what this message is about = THE BRIDE GOING OUT OF HER CLOSET. 

2 Corinthians 7 King James Version (KJV). 7 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

See then that it is necessary to cleanse ourselves from all filthiness.  God will not allow a filthy person into his Holy City.

If you have never studied Joel 2 you truly need to do so.  Study it over and over and seek the truth of it.  It is a marvelous chapter about the army of God.  This is the Bride coming out of her closet.  I will show that to you in this message.  It is so glorious.  My messages are long because I bring in much quoted Scripture.  Without the pure word of God, there is no truth coming forth.  You are just listening to some man ranting and raving about how great he things himself to be.  This will never prepare you for the coming of the Bridegroom.

Joel 2 King James Version (KJV)

2 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;   [see that this is going to affect everyone.]

2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.  [these CLOUDS are the saints of God;  the CLOUDS that Jesus returns in]

3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.

4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.

The trumpet is the sounding of those seven trumpets in Revelation.  The seventh trump bring the bridegroom out of his chamber and the bride out of her closet;  the saints out of their graves.  The Resurrection. 

V2, the greatest people who have ever been.  It is the second witness of Jesus, with the baptism of Fire.  See the fire devouring before them!   They are the horses in Revelation 9.  It is the army of the Lord. See that this people will devour the STUBBLE.  That means all hypocrites and sinners will be brought down through this Fire of the Lord that these people have coming out of the mouths.  Rev 11. 

9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.

Now see that this is the coming of the Lord like a thief.  It is this bride going out in the power of Fire.   Watch how they run upon the wall (of harlot city/church) and climb up upon the houses….see THE HOUSETOPS.

Now let me show you what Jesus said about this:

Luke 12:3Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

See, while the Bride was in her CLOSET, praying and seeking God in SECRET, she was speaking the secrets of God that He was revealing to her while she was in her closet.  She obeyed Jesus and came out of that harlot church and got alone in her CLOSET.  She prayed ALONE and studied the Word of God ALONE.  No one was with her in her CLOSET EXCEPT GOD’S SPIRIT.   He spoke secrets to her in the darkness of her closet and she spoke to him in his ear.  They talked secrets to each other in the darkness of her CLOSET.

Now don’t go thinking of this carnally:  the closet does not mean a clothes closet in your house.  It means your place alone with God;  out of church; out of organizations;  alone so God can teach you his truth without the mixture of the lies of man blocking your understanding.  I can bear witness that this is the only way you will ever get it.

We don’t gather the congregation together till we come out of the closet.  Until that time, we are alone with Jesus.

Right now there are many, many who are working in the outer courts;  the profane place or the natural.  It is the carnal church;  the government or social works or anything of that nature.  There are many working to bring about some good in this world.  And I am sure that God put them there;  BUT, THEY ARE NOT IN THAT CLOSET, ALONE WITH GOD, BEING TAUGHT HIS SECRETS.

We who are alone in that closet, hearing the secrets of God, are not in any group.  We have forsaken all to follow Jesus.  We do not even put our own selves into it.  We are sanctified to Jesus and him alone.  We do not keep idols (or holidays).  We do not even let our own personal stuff count.  We deny ourselves and seek to know the truth of SCRIPTURE.  I am telling you, THIS IS THE ONLY WAY.

We pray and ask Jesus to teach us his Word.  His disciples were with him as he taught the multitudes.  He spoke to them in PARABLES.  The disciples asked Jesus, why do you speak to them in parables?  He said, because it is not given to them to know the mysteries of the kingdom.    Get that….  The mysteries of the KINGDOM.

He said, but to you it is given.

They privately asked him, what did that mean?  What did that parable mean?  He taught them because they wanted to KNOW.  They were chosen to be in that first witness, to go forth as an army of God, with the power of the Holy Ghost and turn the world upside down for Jesus.  They got this because they went to him PRIVATELY and asked him to teach them, plainly.  He did.  But to the ‘church’ crowd, he taught them in parables.  It blinded them.

They said to Jesus, We have forsaken all to follow you.  Now that is what you must do.  Forsake that idol xmess.  Forsake that church that is carnal and gets together at man’s timing and calling.  But they leave there EMPTY.  No milk.  No bread.  No meat.  No honey.  No oil.  nothing. 

No healing;  No gifts of the Spirit.  No knowledge of the Word of God.  No power.  Empty;  blind, naked, poor, miserable and don’t know it.

They never entered into their CLOSET alone with God.  They loved watching that MAN parade around the platform, screaming and prancing and all kinds of fleshly show;  but no truth.

When someone came to them with a word of Truth, which was totally different from what their ‘man’ said, they scoffed at them and cast their name out as evil.  But that person was alone with Jesus, in their CLOSET, seeking to know the secrets of God.  And God GAVE IT TO THEM.

There was a first covenant.  It was LAW.  By the law is no salvation.  It is carnal and weak through the flesh.  It is sanctified by the blood of animals and denies all the power and love of God.  They go by the works of the law;  killing an animal;  keeping a weekly sabbath;  tithing, etc.  but it did them no good.

Jesus nailed that law system to his cross and took it out of the way.  God was never pleased with the law system. 

Jesus gave us grace.  By Faith are you saved through faith and not of yourselves,  not the works of that law.

But the old law system of prophets and priests did not like being set aside so they faked a church, in which they still had the priest system of man ruling over God’s people.  It is so dead now that God hates it and will spew it out of his mouth.    They are just as carnal, sinful and love idols as much as the old Law system, Israel, did.   So this church system is just as much against truth and God as the law system was. 

It will be done away with as surely as the old law system was abolished.  11Cor 3. 

The church is antiChrist.   They are the beast. Yet they pretend to be looking for an antichrist and the beast.  They are so ignorant of God’s truth that they fail to see that the man they pay is that antichrist.  They both have that mark;  paying for the things of God.  Buying and selling.  That is the mark.  GIVING is the mark of God; and NOT GIVING MONEY TO PREACHERS/CHURCHES/. That is the mark of the beast.  God does not deal with MONEY.  Satan does.  The love of money is the root of all evil.

There you have it…. The mark of the beast;  not some shot;  not some computer chip;  none of the man-made junk. 

They never got alone with God in their closet to seek the right answer.  They just accepted the lies of that beast.  They will not read a message like this for it is too much for them.  They will sit for hours and hours watching worldly junk;  but read a message full of Scripture and truth.  . .  no way.  So they will not be ready when that midnight call is made.  They will not be ready to go out to meet him.  They will be in with the foolish virgins, had no oil (Holy Ghost) and were used to BUYING AND SELLING;  so they wanted some of our oil.  They were told to go to those who SELL, (PASTORS/EVANGELISTS), AND buy.  So they went to do just that and while they were at it the door was shut and they were lost.

If you fail to get into that closet, = alone with Jesus, and seek the truth from SCRIPTURE;  by searching/studying Scripture, (not some man-made commentary or study course, but scripture opening scripture up to you),  you will miss that wedding and have to stay on the outside of the Holy  City.  You will be either lost, in hell, or in that profane place, never able to come into the presence of God.  I personally do not want that.  I would give up anything and everything to be in the presence of God;  to be able to minister to God.  I would rather have what God gave me in this message than all the riches of this world.  Nothing out there interests me;  take this whole world but give me Jesus.  Give me the true revelation of God’s Holy word.

Matthew 6:6  But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

Now listen to me a bit:  the carnal mind is an enemy to God.  The dust is the serpent’s meat.  This means a natural interpretation of Scripture.

So now, do not take the above verse as natural/carnal.  Closing your door is not speaking of a natural door to a natural closet.  It is not natural;  it is spiritual as is all Scripture.

To enter into your closet means to get alone with God; not in some church;  not in a group; out alone with God.  Just you and the holy Book.

So closing your door, means shutting out worldly sounds, things and doings.  Stop listening to music, TV or cooking or whatever you are doing.  Paul said mediate and give yourself WHOLLY to this.   Get rid of all carnal thinking and listening to others.  Pray, ask Jesus to teach you his truth.  Then set down with the KJV Scripture and read and read and read and study and search;  compare scripture with scripture.  It you think it crosses something, ask God to show you the truth.  Truth does not cross any Scripture.

Until and unless you do this, you have not entered into your CLOSET and you will not find God’s SECRETS.

Without His Secrets, you will not be in the Bride of Christ.  You will either hit hell or remain in the profane place.

Now we are doing this SECRETLY to God.  It is a personal thing.  It is a private thing.  Our Father hears us in this SECRET place and he will reward us OPENLY.  This means when we will be brought out of that closet and made manifest to the world that we are God’s true child and minister his truth.  The glorious Truth that God has taught us, telling us his Secrets, while we were alone with him in that closet, will be fully manifest at that time.

We will no longer be hid.  We will be made manifest that we have the TRUTH OF GOD.  He will then empower us with the power from on high, with his Fire, to take down the kingdoms of this world and set up the KINGDOM OF CHRIST ON THIS EARTH.

This will be the third move of God, this side the flood, and this will last forever.  It will never wax old and vanish as did the law  and church systems.   Praise my God. 

Luke 12:3  Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

We spoke to God in the darkness of our ‘shut-in’ time in our closet.  He spoke his secrets to us.  His secrets are with those who love and fear him.  Now when we are out of our closet, what we have heard in the ear in our closet, as God spoke his secrets to us, WILL THEN BE PROCLAIMED upon the housetops.

Remember Joel 2, we ran up on the housetops?  That is what we are doing;  proclaiming the truth of God to this world.   We will then be on ‘top’ of ‘church’ law and all else.  We will be the teaching family in the earth at that time.  We will take down all the lies and make known the real truth of God.

Then all who followed afar off, can finally see the light and come to the truth.

Psalm 18:11He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

Darkness?  His secret place?  What?  See, the carnal mind could never get this.  But study, placing Scripture with Scripture reveals it≥

That CLOSET is our DARKNESS.  So in this darkness, or aloneness, This is God’s secret place.  So how is it God’s secret place?  It is the place he chose to reveal himself and his secrets to those who obeyed and got alone with HIM. Dark Waters?  Jesus said he spoke dark sayings of old.  It was Jesus teaching the secrets of God.

Thick clouds?  This is the people of God.  Yes, it is all here;  his secrets, being revealed, why?  Because I am alone with him in my closet seeking his truth.  HE IS REVEALING HIS SECRETS TO ME.

Another part of this message is ‘secret’:   Psalm 91 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He that  dwells or stays, in the secret place of the most High….  This secret place is where He chose to meet with us and reveal his secrets to us…… in that CLOSET.  He chose that;  getting alone with God and allowing God alone to teach us.  This is God’s way and it is what Jesus taught us.  If we get into that secret place, not out with a crowd, but alone with God, we will abide or stay under his shadow.  He will then be our refuge and fortress or place of safety.   He will deliver us.  This was prophecy to Jesus, but also to all who get into that secret place.  Remember, how Jesus went out alone and prayed all night?  He did this to be alone with God so God could teach him.

See, a person believing the lie that Jesus was God could never never see this kind of truth.

Deuteronomy 29:29  The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Until God reveals his secrets they are his alone.  But after he reveals them to those of us who get into that closet, then they belong to us and our children forever.  So, when God reveals a secret to me, I tell it to my children and to you.  It is ours then.

So I am still in my closet seeking more and more of his secrets to tell you.

Psalm 25:14 The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

If you truly fear the Lord, you will not go along with the world’s and churches idols.  You will sanctify yourself as God demands us to do.

Psalm 27:5. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

OK, trouble surrounds us.  Do you wish to be safe?  You must learn to get alone in that closet.  The Rock that he sets us upon is truth;  truth that Jesus taught.

Psalm 31:20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

Getting alone in that closet, praying in secret, brings us into the very presence of God.  He then keeps us free and safe even though a legion of folks lie about us and come against us.  God keeps us and we enjoy the strength of his presence.

Isaiah 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

What are the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places?  Jesus said he spoke dark sayings of old.  These teachings are those hidden riches and treasures.  It is being given the mysteries of his kingdom.  Much of it is in this message, because God gave me some secret treasures today.

This treasure is that when he brings me out of my closet, the true messages that he has given me will finally be made known for the glorious truth that they are.  He will finally vindicate the ministry that He has given me.

Ezekiel 7:22 My face will I turn also from them, and they shall pollute my secret place: for the robbers shall enter into it, and defile it. [the robbers are your paid preachers….preaching their lies.


Matthew 6:4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

See, even our giving of alms must be in secret;  not out in the open to be seen of man;  passing around a money-plate.  They did pollute his secret place and ROBBERS got in and destroyed the power and life out of church. 

The word, ‘closet’ is only mentioned three times in Scripture.  Two of these times was Jesus himself, teaching us to get alone with God.  Telling us that we will be rewarded OPENLY.

The Bride will come out of her closet at the coming of the Lord.

He said, do nothing before the time.  He said, wait for me.  Wait till I rise up to the prey.  Then we will go forth and take down the kingdoms of this world and they will become the kingdoms of our Lord and his Christ.

We will then be given our place of rulership that we have earned with our obedience and good works. 

As I sit here, year after year, wearing myself out typing up messages, telling you the secrets that God has revealed to me, I am in  a closet.  No one seems to know or acknowledge that this is the truth or that I am a true minister of God.  BUT THAT DOES NOT MATTER.  I now know why this is;  I am still in my closet and have not come out.

That is what God revealed to me today.

I am not yet manifest that the words I speak were given to me by my God and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

I do not seek glory for myself.  But I wondered why  with all the truth that I have put out it seems  to go unheeded and ignored.  Sometimes that bothers me a bit;  not for myself, but I wonder why is this truth, and I KNOW that it is the truth, but why is it not being manifest and believed?


Praise you, Jesus, for showing me your glorious truth.   Even if it does not happen In my lifetime, these messages of truth will be manifest and given to this world.

The Kingdom message is not the church message nor is it the law message.  The Kingdom message has not been made manifest to the world yet.  Jesus said upon this Rock of truth I will build my Church.  The kingdom of Christ is not going to be built on such lies as…. Jesus was God in flesh.

God is three people.

Celebrate his birthday

You must go to church every Sunday or Saturday.   etc. etc.  No truth.

The robbers/preachers failed to get alone in their closet and seek the truth.  They turned to other men and got their lies.  They doted on stone buildings as did the law folks.  They robbed families of their living to make the fancy stone buildings that God hates and has rejected.

They want to make a fair showing in the flesh, so they never get alone in their closet and pray.  It does not mean just get into a room a few minutes and say a prayer.

It means a life-style of living alone with God and listening to only Him;  only Scripture.  The Word of God is God.  If what you believe, say and live by is not written in Scripture, it is lies and you will be rejected by God.  You failed to enter into your closet and stay till God brought you out.  He will bring me out in his own time.  And if I stay there till I pass over, that is fine with me



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