Who/what is the bride of Christ?
keeps herself pure and betrothed to one man/husband, engaged to him before the
wedding day. A whore or prostitute sleeps with the richest and moves on and on,
never satisfied trying to fill a void likened unto a bottomless pit never
content and wanton. In the last days the man of Sin of (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4), will raise himself up above all
that is worshipped; so that he as God will sit in the temple of God, showing
himself that he is god (2Thes 2:4), saying that he is the Messiah, which fallen Israel
who rejected Christ Jesus their true husband will accept, apart from a small
number of elect being set apart in the day of Jacobs trouble: I am come in my
Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name,
him ye will receive (John 5:43). The scriptures are designed
by God to call His people into the promised seed of
the woman (Jesus the Messiah) and out of false religions which are
leading to the man of Sin who will shortly appear on the world scene. Jesus the messiah/Christ who was and is the
Messiah that the scriptures testify of (John ), the anointed one that was
spoken of by Moses and the prophets of old: And beginning at Moses and all the
prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning
himself. (Luke 24:27); Jesus of Nazareth who came and dwelt in a city
What does it mean to be born again?
John chapter 3 is the first mention of "born again" in the Bible as spoken by Jesus while teaching Nicodemus, who was a Pharisee. The “traditional Jewish understanding” of the promise of salvation was that being rooted in "the seed of Abraham" Matthew 3:7-12, referred to physical lineage from Abraham. Jesus explained to Nicodemus that this was not so—that every person must have two births—the natural birth of the physical body, the other of the water and the Spirit.
John 3:5-6 Jesus
answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of
the Spirit, he cannot enter into the
This discourse with Nicodemus established the Biblical belief that all of mankind—whether Jew or Gentile—must be "born again" of the spiritual seed of Christ in order to understand His word. The Apostle Peter further reinforced this understanding:
1Peter . Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
Jesus used the metaphorical corn of wheat to explain the principles of what it means to be born from above as He always did through Parables for this reason, that only those who are born of God will understand them...
Mat 13:14-16 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Elijah, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
We were born once in
the flesh by the will of man but a second birth has to occur in us in the
spirit: Which were born, not of
blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John ). Flesh and blood cannot stand before God nor inherit God’s kingdom (1Cor ), because of our fallen sin nature which we
have all inherited through Adam (Romans ). Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom
of God but only those who have been born of God’s Spirit. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and
blood cannot inherit the
What is earthly will return to the earth and what is heavenly will return to heaven. The first man Adam, was made from the dust of the earth and from there his body will return. Not annihilated as some cults teach but awaiting the great white throne judgment at the end of time.
Rev 20:11-15 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
The second man, the Lord Jesus Christ, came from heaven and was made a quickening spirit (1Corinthians 15:45) and there He/Jesus has returned and all those that have not died in their sin: I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins (John 8:24). The earth rejected Jesus because He was not from her at His death and therefore was resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit as those who are in Him shall also. Believers in Christ Jesus have already been judged at the pint when they understood the cross
Gal 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.