Who is the Bride?

December 2, 2009 in Ahnsahnghong | Comments (0)

Revelation 22:17-17The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life.

Many people misintenrpret the above verse saying that the bride is the church/saints. However, when we look closely into the context of the verse, one can see that this bride that is testified in the book of Revelation is not the church but God.  Lets look at the reasons one by one.

1) The bride spoken of in revelations has the power to give the water of life! but lets see who can only give this water of life..

Revelation 21:6-He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.

The above verse clearly testifies that only the Alpha and the Omega, that is God, has the power to give the water of Life. Therefore, the bride cannnot be interpreted as the church since we can not give each other eternal life.

2) Revelation 21:9-9One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” 10And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

The angel showed apostle John that the bride is the holy city Jerusalem coming out of heaven.  However, we, the saints/church, are not the holy city Jerusalem coming from heaven.

Revelation 21:2-I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

3) Revelation 19:7-

7Let us rejoice and be glad
      and give him glory!
   For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
      and his bride has made herself ready.
 8Fine linen, bright and clean,
      was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)

 9Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ ” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”

The above clearly testifies that there is the groom, the bride and the guest. Then if we are the bride, who are the guests? it makes no sense! how can we be the bride and the guest at the same time. Also it says that the bride has made herself ready! Then are we saying the early church that was built by Jesus Christ 2000 years ago was not ready? Apostle Paul and Peter were not ready to go to heaven?! of course they were! This is why it is nonsense to say that the bride testified to in Revelations is the church/saints.

4) Gal 4:26- But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our mother.

Apostle Paul testified that the Heavenly Jerusalem is our mother!

look at the connection: Revelation 21:2-…..new jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.

Then, if apostle paul,who is part of the church, is the bride, how can he say the Jerusalem(the bride) is our mother?  if he was the bride he should have said the following:

“But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is us”.

However, he clearly says: “But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our mother”

Therefore, the bride testified to in revelation is God. She is God  Our Heavenly Mother New Jerusalem who came down out of heaven to this earth to save us and give us the water of life.

Believe in Christ Ahnsahnghong, the Spirit. Believe in our Heavenly Mother Jerusalem, the Bride! Amen.


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