Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Bride of Christ

Jesus Christ is taking from among the Church a “Bride” to Himself.  This is a great condescension.  For the Christ to take upon Himself the nature and form of man was certainly very humbling.  But to take a Bride company from among men and then live through eternity with this Bride, in close association and fellowship, is beyond the comprehension of finite creatures.

A common teaching is that all classes of believers, regardless of their lack in attainment, will be part of the “Bride of Christ.”  His Kingdom is altogether different and apart from the earth realm in which man is found.  How entirely unreasonable then, to suppose that Jesus Christ would consider and accept as His Bride, immature Christians, who have never sighted, entered, or operated in this higher spiritual plane.  The conduct of affairs in His Kingdom will be on this high Spirit plane.

We cannot sow in the realm of the natural and reap in the realm of the Spiritual
Like begets like” is an inherent law.  “Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” (Matthew 7:16)

“Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready. And it was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. And he said to me, "Write, 'Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he said to me, These are true words of God.”  Revelation 19:7-9 NAS

His bride has made herself ready.”  The Lord is seeking out and qualifying a Bride.  A clear vision and a practical understanding of the state and experience which is the divine standard for this calling is essential, if one is to enter this high calling.  We must know and attain to God’s requirements.

Our redemption is a free gift "whosoever will". It is a matter certain as is our home in heaven.

In order to become His Bride, we must awake and overcome lest we find ourselves to have fallen short of His calling.