The Bride did not appear at Jesus’ first coming
A wedding banquet is a happy event. Jesus compared our receiving salvation to attending a wedding banquet.
Mt 22:1-10 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come …. Then he said to his servants, ‘Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.”
There should be a bridegroom, a bride and invited people who are guests for the wedding. However, in the parable, the son who is a bridegroom and guests appear, but there is no bride. Why did the bride not appear at Jesus’ first coming? It was because the bride appears at the end of God’s 6,000-year redemption work.
The Bride who appears in the last days
Rev 19:7-9 “Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ ”…
The bride of the Lamb, who did not appear at Jesus’ first coming, appears at the wedding banquet. Who is the wife of the Lamb then?
Rev 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.” And 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.
So, the bride, the wife of the Lamb is the heavenly Jerusalem. What relationship do we have with the heavenly Jerusalem? Let us find out through the book of Galatians.
Gal 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
The Bible prophesies that Heavenly Jerusalem Mother comes down from heaven in the last days.
Then, who is the Lamb who has our Jerusalem Mother as His bride? As He has our Mother as His wife, He is our Father
Rev 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 19 and 21 says that they are the Lamb and His Bride, and the Lamb and His Wife. And Revelation 22 says that they are the Spirit and the Bride. So, this is also a prophecy that our Father and Mother will appear together in the last days.
Then why do our Father and Mother appear in the last days? What’s Their purpose? It is to give us the water of life, that is, eternal life. This is why the Bible says, “Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb” (Rev 19:9). Therefore, to receive eternal life, we must receive Heavenly Mother as well as Heavenly Father.
Who lets us know the Bride, our Mother?
Who establishes the bride of the Spirit, our Heavenly Mother? The Bible clearly testifies that Heavenly Father Himself establishes Her.
Isa 62:6-7 “I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.”
According to the Bible, who is to establish Jerusalem our Mother? He is God Jehovah, Heavenly Father.
Heavenly Mother is not established by men, or by Her personality, wisdom or appearance. As prophesied in the Bible, only Heavenly Father establishes our Heavenly Mother.
God made His will known to us through Adam and Eve who appeared in the book of Genesis.
Ge 2:23 The man [Adam] said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
Adam called Eve “bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.” Adam represents the One to come, the Second Coming Jesus (Ro 5:14), and Eve represents Heavenly Mother. So this is the prophecy that the Second Coming Jesus, Heavenly Father, will testify about Heavenly Mother. The Bible also tells us who Heavenly Mother is.
Ge 3:20 Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living.
Who named his wife Eve? It is Adam who represents our Heavenly Father. The Hebrew name Eve means living. (Refer to the footnote.) So this is the prophecy that our Heavenly Father will let us know our Heavenly Mother who gives us life.
Christ Ahnsahnghong who has come as God the Holy Spirit according to the prophecy testifies about our Heavenly Mother. He taught us that we could receive eternal life only through Mother. Let us believe in our Heavenly Mother whom our Heavenly Father made known to us, and follow Her to the end. Let us receive eternal life from Mother and enter the kingdom of heaven.