Sunday, June 14, 2009

The Bride of Christ, --a city?

Christ, Savior, I Am Who I Am, The Lamb of God

To Man4G, I'm sorry, I can't agree with you when you say "What the Bride of Christ Is: Saying that: "It is that great city, the holy Jerusalem (Rev 21:2,9-10). This is what the angel pointed out to John when he promised to show him the bride, the Lamb's wife — the Holy City, the heavenly Jerusalem. What a simple revelation!"

Rev 21:2 coming down from God: The new creation is a gift from God. In the beginning, God created everything good, and in the end, God will create a new, unbroken world. *This picture of Jerusalem as a beautiful bride (see Isa. 61:10) contrasts starkly with the vision of Babylon (or Rome) as the prostitute (17:4-5; 18:2-3.)

This symbolic vision of the new Jerusalem uses vivid word pictures to describe the bride, the wife of the Lamb---all those who respond to Christ's message of salvation. " And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." (Rev. 21:2) " And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." (Rev. 22:17). " Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church." (Eph. 5:22-32). (Ref: NLT Study Bible) --dc


Answered by DonColeCartoons on June 14, 2009

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