Who Is The Bride Of Christ?
Hello friends! If you read my last post you'll see that I came to the realization that the body of Christ (or the church as a whole) is NOT the Bride of Christ. The Bride of Christ is actually one person that is currently living on earth today! So because I had that revelation, I decided to go online and see if anyone else also came to that realization. And I ended up finding some people who did come to that conclusion as well, and have been studying the bible to figure out the prophecy surrounding the Bride. So with their help, I knew where to start looking for myself. Many people say that references to the Bride in the bible are shown through the personification of wisdom, the woman in Song of Songs, the personification of Jerusalem, Zion, and Israel, and in the Holy Spirit. She's been called a queen, a mother, and a member of the Godhead (trinity: like Father, Son, Spirit)(which gives the implication that she's also God). I've seen people search the bible to find her physical characteristics (which sounds like a waste of time to me tbh). I've seen people blaming her for the evil that's going on in the world because her light is too bright and causes others to stumble (which makes no sense to me). And I've even seen people essentially wishing death on her and saying that she has to die and be resurrected just because Jesus was and that's her husband (and again that makes no sense to me. Jesus ALREADY paid the FULL price for our sins already. No more death is required. God is a God of the LIVING not the dead. And maybe don't speak death over people? idk just my opinion) I've seen so many people say so many things on this topic and I've even seen many people online claiming to be the Bride themselves, and all of this info was starting to overwhelm me at times, but my curiosity wouldn't let me pull away from it. Finally, God spoke to me and told me to just remove everything that everyone else has said, and to just think about who He is and how He would go about this situation. So I did just that and I believe I've made some headway on this mystery.
First and foremost, I believe that any claim saying that the Bride is God or the Holy Spirit is not true. The bible repeatedly says that God is the one true God and there are no others before Him so I personally don't believe that the Bride is God. However, I do believe that she is someone that people shouldn't play around with or disrespect because she's literally Jesus's wife and Jesus does not play around about the people that He loves. Touch not my anointed ones is what the bible says, so to everyone speaking ill on her, I wish you the VERY best; and may God truly have mercy on your soul. Because babeyyyy EYE wouldn't try it if I were you, but that's just me lol.
Secondly, being the Bride of Christ means that this person will literally be queen of the world. And to be honest, even greater than the world because God made the whole universe. So because of that fact alone, this person has probably been through hell and back multiple times over, in order to be prepared to lead and rule over all of creation. They probably are STILL going through it because she has yet to be revealed to us all on the Earth. So personally, I believe that the Bride of Christ is someone who has gone through the fire and is being perfected in the Lord. And if y'all know what perfection within the context of the bible actually means, it means being perfected in His love. So because of that (and some scriptures that I'll post below), I also think that the relationship that the Bride and Jesus have together is romantic! Ain't that cute? (Not me supporting heterosexuality looool) But anyways, I personally think that this person would exhibit all of the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control) and is a perfect match for Jesus both in character and in personality. And I think that they would be a light and a joy to everyone that they meet. However, because of who they are, I believe that they would be someone who is essentially hidden in plain sight. So because of that, and another reason that I will discuss later, I don't think that anyone who is claiming that they are the Bride of Christ is the actual Bride.
Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.
2 Peter 3:14 ESV
How beautiful you are, my love; how perfect you are!
Song of Songs 4:7 GNTD
There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear. So then, love has not been made perfect in anyone who is afraid, because fear has to do with punishment.
1 John 4:18 GNTD
Your lips cover me with kisses; your love is better than wine.
Song of Songs 1:2 GNTD
I've seen many videos online about people claiming that they themselves are the Bride of Christ. Most people who claim this are a clear cut case of them not being the Bride because most of them wouldn't even be good pastors, much less a good equal for Christ Himself. Many of those people clearly only see the bridal position as being a means to access power, or to position themselves as being God in others lives, so they clearly don't have the proper heart for the Father. However, I have also seen multiple people say that they are the Bride who seem to have kind hearts, and those people gave me pause. But as I looked through those videos, they all said that they received revelation of this through dreams. Dreams where they are in wedding dresses and are standing at the altar, or in dressing rooms, or on honeymoons with Jesus. And they all seemed to be so happy and fully convinced that they were the Bride, and I was wondering how all of these people could be convinced of this when I know that Jesus is not a two-timer. So I thought about it, and I realized that any person who believes that they are the Bride of Christ because of a dream is being deceived by the Enemy. As I CONTINUE to preach heavily throughout my posts, God is a God of CONSENT. And God is fully aware of His position and status in our lives. Many people do not know that they can tell God no, or even feel like they have the option to tell God no. Most of us (if not all tbh) have been indoctrinated with a form of the gospel that tells us that we must always and forever submit to God without complaining, asking questions, or even doubting what's happening. So this, my friends, sets all of us up to having an abusive relationship with Christ. But because God is fully aware of this stronghold in many people's lives, He would NEVER tell that person that they were His Bride through a dream. Or through a prophet or messenger. Because doing so would be manipulative, especially if this is someone who has endured this kind of toxic ideology. God is a gentleman; and He would simply allow His Bride to realize the feelings that she had for Him, and once she realized how she felt, she would ask Him if He felt the same way and He would say yes, and their romance would begin.
The real Bride of Christ probably is struggling to believe and accept herself for who she is, because this seems like ALOT of information to process for anyone, but especially her, so prayers up for her. But if yall want to know my opinion on who she may be shown through in the bible, I think that she is shown through the personification of wisdom, and of Jerusalem/Zion/Israel, the proverbs 31 woman, and oddly enough through Joseph in the Old Testament because Joseph went through trials and became second in command of a Kingdom. I'll post a couple of scriptures down below if yall wanna start researching this topic for yourself, and you can comment below if you see anything interesting! I might do a separate post on the biblical prophecy alone because I feel like I'm becoming lowkey obsessed with this lol sooooR be on the lookout for that soon!
Let us rejoice and be glad; let us praise his greatness! For the time has come for the wedding of the Lamb, and his bride has prepared herself for it. She has been given clean shining linen to wear.” (The linen is the good deeds of God's people.)
Revelation 19:7-8 GNTD
And I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared and ready, like a bride dressed to meet her husband. One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came to me and said, “Come, and I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb.” The Spirit took control of me, and the angel carried me to the top of a very high mountain. He showed me Jerusalem, the Holy City, coming down out of heaven from God and shining with the glory of God. The city shone like a precious stone, like a jasper, clear as crystal.
Revelation 21:2, 9-11 GNTD
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!” Everyone who hears this must also say, “Come!” Come, whoever is thirsty; accept the water of life as a gift, whoever wants it.
Revelation 22:17 GNTD
But the heavenly Jerusalem is free, and she is our mother.
Galatians 4:26 GNTD
Shake yourself free, Jerusalem! Rise from the dust and sit on your throne! Undo the chains that bind you, captive people of Zion!
Isaiah 52:2 GNTD
to proclaim this message to everyone in Jerusalem. “I remember how faithful you were when you were young, how you loved me when we were first married; you followed me through the desert, through a land that had not been planted. Israel, you belonged to me alone; you were my sacred possession. I sent suffering and disaster on everyone who hurt you. I, the Lord, have spoken.”
Jeremiah 2:2-3 GNTD
So I am going to take her into the desert again; there I will win her back with words of love. I will give back to her the vineyards she had and make Trouble Valley a door of hope. She will respond to me there as she did when she was young, when she came from Egypt. Then once again she will call me her husband—she will no longer call me her Baal. Israel, I will make you my wife; I will be true and faithful; I will show you constant love and mercy and make you mine forever. I will keep my promise and make you mine, and you will acknowledge me as Lord.
Hosea 2:14-16, 19-20 GNTD
'Then he said to them, “These are the very things I told you about while I was still with you: everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the writings of the prophets, and the Psalms had to come true.” '
'Among the women of your court are daughters of kings, and at the right of your throne stands the queen, wearing ornaments of finest gold. Bride of the king, listen to what I say— forget your people and your relatives. Your beauty will make the king desire you; he is your master, so you must obey him. The people of Tyre will bring you gifts; rich people will try to win your favor. The princess is in the palace—how beautiful she is! Her gown is made of gold thread. In her colorful gown she is led to the king, followed by her bridesmaids, and they also are brought to him. With joy and gladness they come and enter the king's palace. ' Psalm 45:9-15