Ten years ago in 2003 I was given the words to a prophetic song (see below). They speak of a time when the Bride of Christ will emerge in the fullness of the stature of Christ. They speak of a coming season, when having embraced His Cross, she will also embrace His resurrection life. That resurrection life is not something waiting in the clouds. For those who will hear, it is here, now, flowing out of active fellowship with Christ our Bridegroom. We have barely skimmed the surface of the “unsearchable riches of Christ.” The deep places of Christ will be unfolding to us for eternity hereafter.
So much emphasis is placed on miracles, signs and wonders. But these are not our objective – they are simply the overflow of resurrection life in Christ Jesus. Few of us have truly learned as yet what it means to embrace resurrection life on an active daily basis. We may have tasted it, but few have fully transitioned to this spiritual atmosphere where the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus overrules all other influences, spiritual or material.
But I believe that is where the Bride is heading. Something is stirring. Something is in the air. Something mysterious and wonderful is breaking through the poisonous atmosphere of religious hype and worldly compromise that has been choking Western Christianity and all it touches. The holy and the profane are about to be separated irreversibly.
A fresh wind is rising bringing the unpolluted, breathable air of Heaven to the nostrils of the Bride of Christ. The counterfeit false bride will continue more deeply into the delusion she has willingly embraced. But for those with ears to hear a fresh wind is rising and it beckons us to follow.
The other side of the Cross is no more a prophetic dream. More and more it will become the Bride’s living reality. It will be costly, but she already knows that. This overcoming Bride has been to the Cross and is overcoming fear. Nothing can keep her back from the fullness of resurrection life waiting now to manifest through her, not things present or things to come, nor any other created thing.
And the Spirit and the Bride say ‘Come”!
The Other Side of the Cross
I’ve been to Calvary, and I’ve laid down on the Cross
But I feel a fresh wind rising, and it sounds like Pentecost
And I’m staring at an empty tomb,
And I’m standing in an upper room
And I hear You say, “Hey, come see the view
From the other side of the Cross”
Then I heard the demons running, and I saw the Kingdom coming
And a little child was leading as the darkness was receding
And the Word was preached with boldness
As the Bride put off her coldness
Then I knew we stood on the other side, the other side of the Cross
Then the lame they started dancing
As the Kingdom was advancing
And the deaf and blind were healed as Your glory was revealed
And I heard a mute child talking
And I watched a dead man walking
I’m gonna run to You on the other side, the other side of the Cross
And the saints were overcoming by the Blood and by the Word
And the Spirit was outpouring as they did the greater works
And I heard all Heaven raise a cheer
As Your tried and tested Bride appeared
And she followed You to the other side, the other side of the Cross
And the glory it was rising like a sea upon the earth
And the servant hearts were shining as the last became the first
And I heard a Voice like the Son of Man
Roar to the nations: “Do you know Who I AM?”
And we knew the Lion was one with the Lamb
On the other side of the Cross
(Words and Music copyright Cheryl McGrath, Great South Land Ministries, 2003)