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Who is the Bride of Christ?
A MARRIAGE MADE IN EDEN
Marriage is indeed an event which is ordained, sanctioned, and blessed by God. A loving committed and devoted marriage relationship between a man and a woman is at the very center of God's Will for man. God desired for man to have a helpmate so strongly that immediately following the creation of Adam on the sixth day of creation, God decided to take a rib out of Adam's side and provide a woman who would be a helpmate for Adam. In fact, God longed so strongly and desired so much to provide Adam with a woman to be his helpmate that after God took a rib from Adam's side to make a woman for Adam that God Himself escorted Eve to meet Adam and they were married. Therefore, God not only ordained the first marriage but He became the first escort in the initial marriage between a man and a woman in the Garden of Eden.
Furthermore, through this
marriage which God arranged between Adam and Eve, God was foreshadowing
His desire to be married and live and dwell with His Bride, the
believers in Messiah, for all eternity. We can understand the connection
between the marriage of Adam and Eve and Christ and His Church when we
consider that the words which are spoken in Genesis 2:23-24
concerning the marriage between Adam and Eve are the same words which
are spoken in Ephesians 5:30-32 concerning the marriage between
Jesus, the Bridegroom, and His Bride, the Church.
In Genesis 2:18, God desired to provide a helpmate for Adam as it is written:
Next, in Genesis 2:21-22, God took a rib from Adam and made a woman who was named Eve. Then, God brought the woman to the man and they were married. In Genesis 2:21-22 it is written:
This marriage between Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was a foreshadowing of the marriage between Jesus, the Bridegroom, and His Bride, the Church, as revealed in Ephesians 5:23, 27, 30-32 as it is written:
Let us examine in greater detail how the marriage between Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was a prophetic foreshadowing of the marriage between Jesus, the Bridegroom, and His Bride, the Church.
Following the incision made by God to Adam's side (which is a prophetic picture of Jesus' crucifixion), God brings forth a woman named Eve.
This is a prophetic picture of Jesus' purchasing His Bride (the Church) through His shed blood on the cross (Acts 20:28, Revelation 5:9).
Therefore, the marriage
between Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a prophetic picture of
God's future desire to be married and dwell with His Bride, the Church,
through the shedding of the blood of Jesus on the cross.
God's heart and purpose
for creating man in the Garden of Eden was based upon God's desire to
have a created being called man whom God would make with a free Will so
that man could choose to live and dwell forever with God in His
presence. By making this choice, God desired to bestow His love upon man
by promising man that God would live and dwell with man for all
eternity. God so strongly desired this fellowship with man that God
created mankind in the Garden of Eden to fulfill this purpose. In order
to show God's heart and love for man and in order to communicate to man
the fellowship and relationship that God desired for man, God created
Eve from Adam to express through marriage this love and heart
relationship that God desired to have with man.
In order to understand the answer to this question, we need to understand what happened in heaven before God created Adam in the Garden of Eden. Lucifer was originally the highest ranking being in heaven next to God. Lucifer's job in heaven was to be the worship leader among the angelic hosts toward God. However, Lucifer desired in his heart to redirect the worship which was to be given to God toward himself. In doing so, Lucifer tried to usurp the position and authority of God in heaven by seeking to overthrow God and His throne and become the Lord of heaven in place of God.
In order to accomplish this plan, Lucifer influenced 1/3 of the angels to rebel with him against God. Because of this, Lucifer was judged by God and thrown out of heaven. Therefore, God not only needed to judge Lucifer and the angels for rebelling against Him but God also needed to prove to the angelic hosts that He was righteous and just in His judgment and punishment toward Lucifer and the angels who rebelled with him against God. At the same time, God desired to fill the worship void in heaven that was being directed toward Him that was now left when Lucifer and 1/3 of the angelic host rebelled against God.
In order to fill the worship void in heaven toward God, He created man in His own image. God desired that man would someday by his own free will worship God with all his heart, mind, soul and strength. Therefore, the prophetic destiny of the Bride of Christ is to worship God for all eternity by giving glory to His name and fill the void which Lucifer left in heaven when he rebelled against God. God not only desires for man to worship God with all his heart, mind, soul and strength based upon a decision of man's free Will but God also desires to return His love upon His Bride for all eternity as well.
Because the future
destiny of the Bride of Christ is to assume the place and authority in
heaven which was once filled by Lucifer and 1/3 of the fallen angels,
Satan has an intense hatred for God and God's Bride. Therefore, Satan
plots to destroy not only God and His kingdom but God's anointed and
chosen Bride as well. This is the basis for the confrontation which has
existed on planet earth from the creation of Adam through the second
coming of Jesus Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords. In the end,
God has promised to crown His Bride with glory and honor and judge
Lucifer and 1/3 of the angels who followed him and rebelled against God
by casting them into the Lake of Fire where they will be tormented day
and night forever. This is why God created man in the Garden of Eden and
this is why God established and ordained the marriage relationship
between a man and a woman. God wanted to communicate to the world
through the marriage relationship between a man and a woman that God's
heart and purpose in creating man was based upon His desire to live and
dwell with His future Bride forever throughout all eternity.
In Isaiah 14:12-15, it tells us that Lucifer desired to rebel against God and overthrow the throne of God as it is written:
TO REBEL AGAINST GOD
In Revelation 12:3-4, it tells us that 1/3 of the angels were cast out of heaven when Lucifer rebelled against God as it is written:
Jesus told about this event in Luke 10:1-8 as it is written:
In Ezekiel 28:13-15, Lucifer is described as having the same characteristics as the future Bride of Christ in Revelation 21. Satan fell because he was exalted by his own beauty and used the wisdom which he was given by God in corruption against God.
In Ezekiel 28:13-15, Lucifer is described as having the same characteristics as the future Bride of Christ in Revelation 21 as it is written:
From the description of Lucifer in heaven, we can see the following characteristics.
The Bride of Christ is mentioned in the Bible as having these exact same characteristics. Let us examine this more closely.
When describing Lucifer in Ezekiel 28:15, the Hebrew word that is translated as perfect is 'Tamim'. It is the Strong's number 8549. It is the same Hebrew word in Exodus 12:5 that is translated as 'without blemish' when God spoke concerning the Passover Lamb. Therefore, the same Hebrew word, 'Tamim,' that speaks about Lucifer when he was in heaven and before his rebellion against God which is translated as 'perfect' in Ezekiel 28:15 is the same Hebrew word that is translated as 'without blemish' in Exodus 12:5 when God spoke about the Passover Lamb. This is the exact same spiritual characteristic of God's Bride as mentioned in Ephesians 5:27 as it is written,
The Hebrew word 'Tamim'
which is translated in various places in the Bible as 'perfect,
without blemish, undefiled, and sincerity' will be examined
in much greater detail later in the book. The Hebrew word 'Tamim' does
not mean sinless but rather instead means 'spiritual
maturity' This is a major characteristic of God's Bride. It
will be examined in detail in Chapter 4.
In Ezekiel 28:16-18,
we can see that the method which Lucifer used to rebel against God was
violence as well as merchandising and trafficking. Satan is still using
these methods today in plotting to overthrow God and God's chosen
people. This system of merchandising and trafficking in the Bible is
referred to as Babylon. It is through merchandising and trafficking (the
world's economic and financial system) that Satan is plotting in these
days to establish One World Government through the code name of the 'New
World Order'. The method by which the kings and rulers of the earth
in conjunction with the international bankers are using to bring the
world into a 'New World Order' and One World Government system
is to globally link the world and cause the world to be interdependent
upon each other based upon economics and finance. From this, we can see
that Lucifer is as much in rebellion against God today as when he
rebelled against God in heaven.
In this chapter, we examined the marriage between Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. We saw that God ordained this marriage to be a prophetic picture of Jesus purchasing His Bride by shedding His blood on the cross. Prophetically, this is a spiritual picture of the marriage between Jesus and His Bride. In addition, we can understand that it has been the heart and purpose of God from the beginning of time to create man in the Garden of Eden and give him a free Will so that he could choose to have fellowship and communion with God. By making this choice, God desired to pour out His love toward man and have a nation of people who would worship God will all their heart, mind, soul and strength. God promised that He would live and dwell with this special nation of people for all eternity and they would be His Bride forever.
We also examined how the original role of Satan along with 1/3 of the angelic hosts was to worship God in heaven before they rebelled against God. Because of Satan's pride and desire to be worshiped in heaven above God, Satan rebelled against God while seeking to overthrow God's throne.
Because of this, a void was made in heaven. God desired to fill this void by creating man in His own image so that He could eventually have a Bride who would live and dwell with God for all eternity. God desired to communicate this plan and this relationship to man through the institution of marriage. By understanding the love that God purposed for a man and a woman to experience in a Biblical marriage relationship, man could understand how God desired to have spiritual intimacy with His Bride and bestow His love upon her for all eternity by dwelling with her in God's presence for all eternity.
This DVD series reveals Yeshua in the entire Bible (Psalm 40:7, Luke 24:44). Yeshua is in the Torah. He created the heavens and earth, made covenant with Abraham, led the children of Israel out of Egypt, gave the Torah at Mount Sinai, is the bridegroom of Israel and the glory of God that filled the tabernacle. Yeshua died on the tree to unite the twelve tribes of Israel (John 10:16-17, 11:49-52). Yeshua will gather the twelve tribes of Israel during the tribulation period and be glorified. He will reign during the Messianic Era as King over the whole earth teaching the Torah to all nations. While revealing Yeshua from Genesis to Revelation, this DVD series also teaches the basic principles of the Hebraic roots of Christianity, including who is the house of Jacob, Torah is for all believers in Yeshua, and Two Houses and the New Testament. Finally, this DVD series gives a Hebraic perspective of the end of days. In all, twelve hours of power packed teaching!