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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.
  1. Israel became the wife of God under the old covenant (Jer. 2:1-2)
  2. She constantly committed spiritual adultery against Him with her idolatry (Jer. 3; Ezek. 16)
  3. After much longsuffering He gave her a bill of divorcement (Isa. 50:1; Jer. 3:8)
  4. He promised to betroth her again as a virgin bride (Isa. 54:6-8; 62:1-5; Hos. 2:14-23)
  5. Christ presented Himself to Israel as a Bridegroom but He was rejected by her (Jn. 1:31; 3:29)
  6. When He comes again she will receive Him and be His bride and wife (Rev. 19:7-11)
  7. This relationship will remain in the eternal state (Rev. 21:1-2, 9-14)
I am not suggesting that the body of Christ will not have access to the new Jerusalem but why do most Christian's believe that this city belongs to us? The number twelve is stamped all over the city (there are seven twelve's in the description of the city). This number is not associated with the ONE body of Christ but the TWELVE tribes of Israel. The names of the twelve tribes of Israel are on the twelve gates of the city and the names of the twelve JEWISH apostles of the Lamb (Matt. 19:28) are on the twelve foundations. And yet Christians, in their usual selfish approach to the Bible, want to steal this city from Israel! It is the new JERUSALEM, not the new Atlanta!

In eternity the body of Christ will rule in the new heaven, above the new Jerusalem.


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