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Who is the Bride of Prophecy?

Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife. 
Revelation 21:9b
The main division (2 Tim. 2:15) in the scripture is between the things which were spoken by the prophets since the world began (Acts 3:21) and the things that were kept secret since the world began until they were revealed to and through the apostle Paul (Rom. 16:25). Israel, her King, and the kingdom is the subject of prophecy (Acts 1:1-6). Christ as the Head of one spiritual body wherein there is neither Jew nor Gentile (Gal. 3:26-28) is the subject of the mystery (Eph. 3:1-13).

The book of Revelation is a book of PROPHECY (1:3). It is based on OT prophecy and is the consummation of God's prophetic kingdom program concerning Israel and the nations. If you will lay aside preconceived ideas received by religious tradition and simply read the following passages, I believe that the word of God will tell you who the bride of prophecy is. Israel became the wife of God under the old covenant (Jer. 2:1-2) She co…

Revelation is not about the Body of Christ

The body of Christ is not the subject of the book of Revelation. Here is some evidence to support that fact: 1. Its placement in the sixfold division of the Bible: The OT - The King and His coming Kingdom in promise and prophecyThe 4 Gospels - The King and His Kingdom offered and rejectedThe Acts - The King and His Kingdom re-offered and rejected, transition to the body of ChristThe Pauline Epistles - The Kingdom postponed, the King made Head of the ChurchThe Jewish Epistles - The King and His Kingdom once again at handThe Revelation - The King comes to establish His kingdom on the earth 
2. The Jewish character of the book. It is full of Hebrew idioms, expressions, words and phrases, and imagery. The number of OT passages quoted or alluded to in Matthew is 92, Hebrews is 102, but Revelation is 285! 3. Revelation is a book of PROPHECY (Rev. 1:3; 22:7,10,18-19). The body of Christ is not the subject of prophecy but a great mystery that was hid from the prophets and was first revealed t…