” THE BRIDE OF CHRIST “

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Who is the BRIDE OF CHRIST? Some say it is the redeemed and saved, while others say it is a city for the people of God and both these answers are correct.

 

John was given a revelation of who or what is the BRIDE OF CHRIST, for it is a great city that will descend from heaven to earth and the prepared people of the Lord will forever dwell there. (Revelation 21:2,9,10). And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

 

 

It is not the word bride used here for only female gender, as in the BODY OF CHRIST believers are neither male nor female as written all are of one accord as brethren, and are heirs according to promise. (Galatians 3:26-29).  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

 

 

This is confirmed in Isaiah how even if a man be a eunuch who keeps Gods covenant and Sabbath will have a place in the HOUSE OF GOD. (Isaiah 56:3-6). Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the Lord, speak, saying, The Lord hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant;

 

 

The marriage supper of the Lamb is explained very well in the story of the wise and foolish virgins, as five were wise and they prepared their lamps with oil but when the foolish left to go to town to get oil the BRIDEGROOM arrived and those who were ready for HIS arrival went into the MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB and the others came back only to see the door shut and unable to enter in. (Matthew 25:1-12). We do not know what hour our Lord will come and we need to always be watchful unto prayer, for heaven and earth will pass away but the word of the Lord will remain forever and also within the believer! (Mark 13:31-37).  Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

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