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Who is the Bride of Christ?
AN OVERCOMING BRIDE
The Bride of Christ is an overcomer. There are two primary things that we overcome. First, the Bride of Christ overcomes the desires of the human flesh. Secondly, the Bride of Christ overcomes the ways and values of the world's system. Both the desires of the flesh and the ways of the world's system seek to dominate and control the lives of believers by imposing their values upon them. The evil force who is behind the desires of the flesh and the ways of the world is Satan.
After God's people are saved, God desires for all believers to love God with all their heart, mind, soul and strength (Mark 12:30) and yield their lives to the indwelling Holy Spirit so that every believer has the power to overcome the evil in this world. In Romans 12:21 it is written:
Believers overcome the
flesh and the ways of the world by faith in Jesus Christ, by the power
of the blood of Jesus, by the Word of God abiding in our hearts and by
the power of the Holy Spirit.
Believers overcome the desires of the flesh and the ways of the world through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of our lives. In I John 5:3-5 it is written:
Believers overcome the desires of the flesh and the ways of the world through believing the Word of God and allowing the Word of God to abide in our hearts. Jesus said in John 8:31-32 as it is written:
In 1 John 2:14 it is written:
THE BLOOD OF JESUS AND OUR TESTIMONY
We overcome the desires of the flesh and the ways of the world by the blood of Jesus and the testimony of our faith in Jesus Christ. In Revelation 12:9-11 it is written:
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
In the book of Revelation chapters 2 and 3, there are letters written to seven different churches in Asia Minor. The Apostle John was instructed by Jesus to write these letters to these seven churches when John was exiled to the Isle of Patmos. In Revelation 1:9-11 it is written:
Some Bible teachers interpret these seven letters to prophetically represent seven different periods of time within the present Church age. Others believe that these seven letters represent the composite condition of the Body of Christ at the present time. In any event, Jesus gives exhortation to those believers who are within each of the seven churches to overcome. To those believers who do overcome, they are promised eternal rewards by Jesus.
Because these seven
letters are written to churches, these seven letters are written to
believers. Because Jesus gives promises to those believers within the
churches who do overcome, this means that there are believers within the
seven churches who do not overcome. Those believers who do overcome will
be the Bride of Christ. Those believers who do not overcome, will be in
heaven because they are saved by faith in Jesus Christ but will lose the
eternal rewards given to the Bride of Christ (I Corinthians 3:13-15).
Let us examine the promises of Jesus to those believers within the
seven churches who do overcome.
THE CHURCH OF EPHESUS
In Revelation 2:7 it is written:
THE CHURCH OF SMYRNA
In Revelation 2:11 it is written:
THE CHURCH OF PERGAMOS
In Revelation 2:17 it is written:
THE CHURCH OF THYATIRA
In Revelation 2:26-27 it is written:
THE CHURCH OF SARDIS
In Revelation 3:5 it is written:
THE CHURCH OF PHILADELPHIA
In Revelation 3:12 it is written:
THE CHURCH OF LAODICEA
In Revelation 3:21 it is written:
NEW WORLD ORDER SYSTEM
Since the time Satan first plotted to overthrow heaven, he has desired to sit on the throne of God. In Isaiah 14:12-16 it is written:
When Satan tried to overthrow heaven and the throne of God, he did so by creating chaos in heaven. According to his plans, after creating this chaos, he decided to bring about his new order of rule. This is the motto of those who are plotting to establish the "New World Order" and One World Government. They seek to create chaos and confusion. Through this chaos, they desire to bring about change. They desire for this change to bring about the "New World Order" and One World Government.
In reality, the New World
Order and the One World Government is not a new plan of Satan for this
world. It first started in heaven in the passage we just cited in
Isaiah 14:12-16. It continued with the Tower of Babel.
THE NEW WORLD ORDER / ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT
The leader in the movement to build the Tower of Babel was Nimrod. Nimrod founded the kingdom of Babel (Genesis 10:8-10). When Nimrod built the Tower of Babel, it was built under the following conditions:
"New World Order" is a code word for One World
Government. One World Government is able to become a reality in this day
and age because of the increase in technology and knowledge as predicted
by God through Daniel (Daniel 12:4). Language and distance is
no longer a barrier within the world. Although there are many languages
spoken in the world, this is no longer a barrier to the nations of the
world uniting together to establish One World Government. Therefore,
today we have the same condition as when Nimrod built the Tower of
Babel. The world is one, and they had one language (heart and purpose) (Genesis
Even as Satan desires to
exalt his throne above heaven (Isaiah 14:12-16), Nimrod desired
to build a city and a tower whose top would reach heaven. Even as Satan
desired to make his name greater than God (Isaiah 14:13-14),
Nimrod inspired the people to build the Tower of Babel to make of
themselves a great name (Genesis 11:4). Clearly, the goal was
to build a world organization without God.
THE SURVIVAL OF THE EARTH
The greatest reason given today for the need to establish one world government is to preserve the earth and to preserve the people who are living on the earth. In the name of preserving the environment, organizations exist and are being formed which will be incorporated into the One World Government structure. In the name of preserving the earth against a nuclear holocaust, the nations of the world are uniting to disarm and give control of the weapons of war to various United Nations agencies. Therefore, One World Government is being organized through the United Nations for the reason of protecting the citizens of the earth and for protecting the survival of planet earth. This was the exact reason for building the Tower of Babel. In Genesis 11:4 it is written:
THE RICH MEN OF THE EARTH
One of the methods that Satan used in his rebellion against God was merchandising. In Ezekiel 28:13-14,16 it is written:
In the same manner, One World Government is being accomplished through the rich men of the earth controlling the economic and financial systems of the world. Through the international banking system and through economic treaties among the nations of the world, the world is very quickly merging itself toward a system of One World Government. In doing this, the rich men of the earth have defrauded the common people in the earth through fraud, usury and corruption. Meanwhile, the majority of the people of God are ignorant of these plans.
The rich men of the earth are plotting to establish One World Government to give them the power, rule and authority over all the people who live on the earth. In doing so, they desire to establish for themselves a great name. This is the same reason why Nimrod led the people to build the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:4).
However, in plotting to establish these plans, the rich men of the earth are trying to do these things based upon their own morals and values which are contrary to the ways of God. Also, they are plotting to exclude God's people from having any power or influence once the system is established. The book of James speaks about the plans of the rich men of the earth. The judgment of God upon this system will occur prior to the second coming of Jesus to the earth to rule and reign on the earth in justice and righteousness during the Messianic Age. In James 5:1-8 it is written:
This passage tells us
that God will judge the rich men of the earth prior to the second coming
of Jesus. The Bride of Christ can understand these days and know how to
Biblically respond to them. We will be examining the response of the
Bride to the plans being made against God and His people in the rest of
A DISOBEDIENT PEOPLE OF GOD
Why do the heathen rule over the people of God? Why do the heathen make the laws and rules of the world and not the people of God according to the values of God's Word? The reason is God's people are in disobedience to Him. They are more concerned with the ways of the world than they are building the Kingdom of God and doing the Will of God. The prophet Haggai spoke about this. In Haggai 1:4-8 it is written:
The people of God who are more concerned with the ways of this world than the Kingdom of God can be compared to the church of Laodicea in the book of Revelation. In Revelation 3:15-19 it is written:
In John 14:15, Jesus said, "If you love me, keep my commandments". In the book of Leviticus, God gives the warning to His people if they would not obey Him and keep His commandments. In Leviticus 26:33, 37-38 it is written:
Because the rich men of
the earth are ruling the people of God and plotting to establish a One
World Government system that is anti-God, this is evidence that the
people of God are living in disobedience to God and to His Word. The
heathen are ruling over the people of God and God's people are in
HIS PEOPLE WHEN THEY REPENT
In the last chapter, we discussed that the Bride of Christ will be a glorified Bride. Presently, the people of God are in reproach and the heathen are ruling over them. When God's people repent with all their heart and cry out to God so that the heathen will not rule over them, then God will pour out His glory upon His people as a witness to the rich men of the earth. When this happens, the rich men of the earth will be judged. In Joel 2:12-17 it is written:
HIS PEOPLE WHEN THEY REPENT
When God's people cry out to God and repent of their sins, God will pour out His Spirit in a mighty way for all the world to see prior to the second coming of Jesus. In Joel 2:18-19, 28-29 it is written:
THE GLORY OF GOD UPON HIS PEOPLE
When this happens, the outpouring of God's Spirit will be so mighty and so powerful that nations and kings and all the rulers on the earth will see it. During this time, God will take away the reproach of His people and God will manifest His glory among and upon those who are serving Him with a pure heart. In Isaiah 60:1-3 it is written:
When the rich men of the earth try to establish their One World Government system upon the nations of the earth by bringing upon them planned chaos to establish a "New World Order" what should be the response of God's people? There are three destinies for the people of God when this happens.
gave His people many examples in the Bible to show us how His
people should respond to the rich men of the earth and how God
will deliver His people. In this chapter, we will examine two
examples. The first example is found in Daniel 3. In this
chapter, Nebuchadnezzar the king of
Nebuchadnezzar had an image made of himself which was gold and demanded that all people in his kingdom worship him. This is prophetic of the last days when the False Prophet will demand that the entire world worship the image of the Anti-Christ (Revelation 13:11-18). The height and breath of this image measured 66 cubits. In Daniel 3:1 it is written:
"Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold , whose height was threescore, cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits ..."
was commanded that all those who were under·the rule of
Nebuchadnezzar would bow to the image that he made (Daniel
3:3-5). Those who would not worship and bow down to the
image were sentenced to be cast in the fiery furnace (Daniel
3:6). However, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to
bow down to the image and were cast into the fiery furnace (Daniel
3:20). This is a parallel to what Jesus said in Mark
13:9-11. Because they trusted in God for their deliverance
and because of their faith in God, Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego were delivered by God from the fiery furnace and was a
witness to Nebuchadnezzar of the power of God.
THE DEFEAT OF GOLIATH BY DAVID
second example that God gave to show us how He desires for His
people to defeat the plot of the rich man of the earth to
establish a One World Government through the leadership of the
Anti-Christ is David and Goliath. Goliath is a spiritual picture
of Satan's kingdom, the Babylonian system and the desires of the
rulers of the earth and the rich men of the earth to establish
One World Government. Their desire is to make all the peoples on
the earth conform to this system. Saul and David are a spiritual
picture of the two different responses of God's people to fight
against this anti-God system. Saul and his army are a spiritual
picture of the response of carnal Christians. David is a
spiritual picture of the response of the Bride of Christ. Let us
examine these truths in greater detail.
GOLIATH IS A SPIRITUAL PICTURE OF
"And out of his (Jesus) mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God."
height of Goliath was six cubits (I Samuel 17:4). The
head of his spear weighed 600 shekels of iron (I Samuel 17:7).
The helmet on his head was brass. Brass in the Bible represents
judgment. Therefore, Goliath is a spiritual picture of the
rulers of this world who follow after the desires of Satan's
SAUL IS A SPIRITUAL PICTURE OF
Goliath mocked Saul and his army. In the same way, the rulers of this world mock God and those who follow after the ways of God. In I Samuel 17:10 it is written:
the Philistine (Goliath) said, I defy the armies of
The response of Saul and his army is a spiritual picture of the response that carnal Christians will have to the plot of the rich men of the earth to establish One World Government. Saul and his army only viewed the situation with their natural eyes. According to the natural circumstances, Saul and his army could not defeat Goliath. Therefore, Saul and his army were afraid. In I Samuel 17:11 it is written:
Saul and all
DAVID IS A SPIRITUAL PICTURE OF GOD'S BRIDE
David is a spiritual picture of God's Bride. David is the Strong's word 1732. The word David in Hebrew means, "Beloved." . Beloved is a term for God's Bride. There are many verses in the Epistles which are addressed with the word, "Beloved." The Song of Solomon is a love song between God and His Bride. In the Song of Solomon 6:3 it is written:
"I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine ..."
DAVID WAS TRAINED IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE
like the Bride of Christ, David was trained in spiritual
warfare. When the lion and the bear attacked David's sheep,
David saw the deliverance and salvation of God and slew the lion
and the bear. Because of David's faith in God, David was
convinced that God would defeat Goliath just as God helped David
to kill the lion and the bear. However, Saul viewed the zeal of
David and his faith in God to defeat Goliath through natural
eyes and natural circumstance. Saul showed concern for David
that David would be killed by Goliath. On the other hand, David
had faith in God that God would defeat Goliath because of
David's faith in the covenant that God had with His people,
"And Saul said to David, You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for you are but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. And David said to Saul, Your servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God."
Saul (a picture of a carnal Christian) attempted to arm David (a picture of God's Bride) with natural warfare. David refused the weapons of natural warfare because David was not skilled in them. In I Samuel 17:38-39 it is written:
"And Saul armed David with his armor, and he put a helmet of brass upon his head; also he armed him with a coat of mail. And David girded his sword upon his armor, and he attempted to go: for he had not proved it. And David said to Saul, I cannot go with these: for I have not proved them. And David put them off him."
the same way, when those who are desiring to establish the "New
World Order" and One World Government by bringing about chaos in
the world, many Christians will try to defeat the armies of the
rich men of the earth by fighting with natural weapons. They
will respond like Saul responded to Goliath. By living by the
sword, they will die by the sword (Matthew 26:47- 52,
Revelation 13:6-7,10). However, the Bride of Christ will
respond to these hard times by trusting in Almighty God for her
deliverance. They will overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the
word of their testimony (Revelation 12:9-11).
DAVID DEFEATS GOLIATH
than choosing to fight Goliath with natural weapons, David chose
five smooth stones. The stones represented David's faith in God
and in the Messiah. Goliath came to the battle in the name of
his gods and David came to battle in the name of the God of
"And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saves not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord's and he will give you into our hands."
David defeats Goliath with a sling and a stone. In I Samuel 17:50 it is written:
"So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him: but there was no sword in the hand of David."
when the rich men of the earth try to establish their One World
Government by creating chaos and making war against the people
of God, the people of God will have two responses to make. They
can choose the way of Saul who is a type of the carnal Christian
and fight the enemy in the natural and be defeated or they can
choose the way of David who is a type of the Bride of Christ and
defeat the enemy by trusting in the supernatural deliverance of
THE LORD WILL DEFEAT THE PLANS OF
The rulers of the earth with the backing of the rich men of the earth are plotting to establish One World Government and rule over the people of God. When the people of God repent of their ways and cry out to God, God will bring deliverance to all those individuals who put their complete trust in Him. In doing so, God will take away the reproach of His people. When this happens, God's people who trust in Him will once again be a glory on the earth. In Isaiah 60:1-3 it is written:
"Arise, shine, for your light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee, For; behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light and kings to the brightness of your rising."
Just as when God confounded and scattered abroad those who attempted to build the Tower of Babel, in like manner, God will bring derision upon the plans of those who are planning to establish a system of government on the earth which excludes God and His ways in their plans. In Psalm 2:1-4 it is written:
"Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us, He that sits in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision."
will defeat the plans of Satan through the rich men of the earth
through the second coming of Jesus. When Jesus returns, the meek
and humble (God's Bride) will inherit the earth and rule and
reign over it forever and ever with the King of kings and the
Lord of lords.
THE OVERCOMING BRIDE
From studying the things in this chapter, we can understand that God desires for ALL believers to be OVERCOMERS. We overcome by our faith in Jesus as Messiah, by the power of the blood of Jesus, by the Word of God abiding in our hearts, and by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
The heathen of this world are presently ruling over the people of God because God's people are in disobedience to God. When Satan's plots to rule this world through the plans of world leaders and the rich men of the earth to establish One World Government, they will do so by bringing about chaos in the world to establish their "New World Order". During this time, God's people will cry to God for deliverance and repent of their sins with all their hearts. When God's people cry out to God for deliverance and repent of their sins, God's glory will be seen upon His people. God will fight for His people and take away the reproach of His people through mighty and miraculous supernatural deliverance.
Not all believers will put their trust in God to defeat the enemy. Many carnal Christians will trust in natural warfare. To those who do, they will be defeated by the enemy. However, those who put their trust in God like David when he defeated Goliath and like Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego when they refused to bow their knee to the demands of the enemies, God will supernaturally deliver and save His people who trust in Him. These people will have the characteristics of the Bride of Christ and will have the power to overcome the enemy.
God promises mighty rewards to those who are OVERCOMERS. All believers who accept Jesus as Lord and Savior are saved (Romans 10:9-10). However, not all believers who are saved are OVERCOMERS. Those that overcome will overcome by their faith in God, by the blood of the Lamb and the Word of their testimony (I John 5:3-5, Revelation 12:9-11). Those who overcome will be the Bride of Christ and will rule and reign with Jesus during the 1,000-year Messianic Age (Revelation 2:26-27, 3:21, 5:10).
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