Tuesday, February 26, 2008

And Who Is The Bride?

In the previous post we see how Jesus compared the Kingdom of heaven with a wedding banquet. In the parable He described all the characters but someone, the most important one in the wedding. Who is missing? The bride… would the bride be?

As mentioned before most people say it’s the church. If it was so, then who would be the guests? And also If the church was the bride then the church would be the one being able to give eternal life in the lasts days. And if it was so, then which church would be the bride? There are 850 different denominations out of Christianity only, and they all say they are the true church. If it was the case, then there would be 850 different brides who followed different believes (it even sounds funny) Can a church give eternal life? Certainly not . Only the possessor of eternal life can give eternal life, and That is only God..

Let’s remember that the church was established by Jesus 2000 years ago; but the bible testifies about the appearance of the Bride in the last days. If the bride was the church she should have been there since the beginning. Take a look at this:

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.

As we know the lamb is Jesus Christ, and His bride has NOW (in the last days) made herself ready. The book of revelations was written after Jesus Christ had already ascended to heaven; and we know He didn’t have a bride 2000 years ago. Then this verse is definitely talking about Second Coming Christ (Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.)

So who would The Bride be then? The bride is the one who is able to give the water of life in the last days.

Revelation 22:17 The 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.

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

In this last verse we see that only God can give water of life. But in the same book of revelations is says that the spirit and the bride gives it. God never contradicts himself. If the Spirit and the Bride give the water of life and only God can do it, they must be God almighty. We know the Holy Spirit is God our Father, so let’s see who The Bride is. His bride should our Mother shouldn’t she?

Galatians 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.

Let’s confirm the bride is the New Jerusalem:

Revelation 21:9-10 One 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.

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.

The bride is New Jerusalem, the One that comes from heaven, the spiritual Jerusalem (not in the Palestine). The New Jerusalem from heaven is our heavenly Mother.

This is something we all should take to heart if we really believe in God and the holy Bible. We want to received salvation in the last days; we don’t want to risk our salvation just by not studying the bible.

Matthew 22:29 Jesus replied, "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God

Hosea 4:6 “my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge…”

In the only place we can surely know God and understand the Scriptures in the Church of God World Mission Society

Why? … Only the author of a book can fully explain it. Jesus Christ explained fully 2000 years ago. But the Church of God World Mission Society does the same thing now days. Who then is the one who restored all God’s teachings who had been lost throughout the years? The Author of the bible: God Himself, Second Coming Christ Ahnsahnghong.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Prophecy of he Wedding Banquet and Mother God

All people believe in God for one reason: To receive salvation and go to the kingdom of Heaven. God’s plan of salvation is described in parts of the bible for every different age, but in the last days we must understand How God our Father and Mother give us the way to be saved.

In the last page of the book of Revelation is said in the last days The Spirit and the bride will give us eternal life. Most Christians well know that “the Spirit” (with capital S) in the bible refers to the Holy Spirit; but there is a big confusion about who the bride is. In a survey the answer number one was: The bride is the church. If we want to receive the water of life promised by God we must be sure of whom the bride is.

In the book of Matthew, Jesus described the Kingdom of Heaven as a wedding banquet (ref Matthew 22). The characters in the parable of the wedding banquet are: the food, the servants, the guests and the bride groom. Since it’s a parable, as every other parable this one must have a meaning behind.

The food does not mean physical food since the kingdom of heaven is not a physical place. The food refers to the word of God: Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, "It is written: 'Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'". 1 Corinthians 10:3 They all ate the same spiritual food

The servants are the ones who invite the people to the wedding banquet (kingdom of heaven) meaning the people who preach the good news, Disciples of Christ:

2 Corinthians 4:5 “For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake” 1 Corinthians 4:1 “So then, men ought to regard Us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret things of God..

And finally Jesus Christ called the believers the guest. And he himself is the bride groom.

Matthew 9:15 Jesus answered, "How can the guests of the bridegroom mourn while he is with them? The time will come when the bridegroom will be taken from them; then they will fast.

Who is missing? The Most important person in the wedding is who? The Bride. Find out in my next post…

All this truth is revealed in the Church of God World Mission Society, not from me but from God Ahnsahnghong, Second Coming Christ.