I.   Espoused 


      A.  Strong's Con.

            1.   NT#3423 from a derivative of G3415; to give a souvenir (engagement present), i.e. 
​                   betroth:—espouse. To woo her and ask her in marriage to be promised in marriage, be betrothed. 
                   (Matt.1:18, Luke.1:27; 2:5) 

            2.    Also Strong's Con. NT#718 from G719; to joint, i.e. (figuratively) to woo (reflexively, to betroth): —
                   espouse. 

      B.  English Dictionary / Thesaurus. 

            To be betroth / engaged / spoken for / to woo her (romantically pursue, pursue, chase (after); 
            dated court, pay court to, romance, seek the hand of, set one's cap for/at, make love to)

      C.  Mary and Joseph are a picture of Christ and His Church, because...

​           1.    Mary was "espoused" (engaged) to Joseph. (the bridegroom) She was promised to Joseph in 
                  marriage and Joseph "knew her not"
(Matt.1:25) i.e. they had not came together as Husband and 
                  wife. Paul writes, the Church is "espoused" to Christ. (Promised in marriage) but the marriage has 
                  not yet been consummated. 
(Review: PHASE 10 and 7th. Seal)

           2.    She was found with child "of the Holy Ghost" while being "espoused"
(Matt.1:18)

           3.    Joseph thought she had being unfaithful to him and he "was minded to put her away" The 
                  Levitical Law gave Joseph this authority over Mary
(Matt.1:18-19, Deut.24:1-3, Matt.5:17-19, 
                   Rom.3:21- 31;16:25-26, Luke.24:44-45)

                  a.  Jesus (our bridegroom
Luke.5:44-45) / The last Adam 1Cor.15:45) will fulfill this Law of 
                       Marriage.
(Matt.5:17-19, Note: Lev.21:10-15)

                       Note: This is the connection between Joseph and Mary with Christ and His Church

                 b.  He is the head of the Church / The last Eve 
(2Cor.11:1-3, Eph.5:21-32) with the same authority 
                      to put us away if we are commit spiritual adultery with this world.
(James.4:1-4 / 1 John.2:15-17,      
                        2 Cor.6:14-18)

                 c.  This is why we need Jesus (our bridegroom / Last Adam) to prepare / present us "a chaste 
                      (pure, holy) virgin / last Eve unto Himself. (
2 Cor.11:1-3, Matt.25:1-13) Some are expecting this
                      to be automatic, 
"in the twinkling of an eye." (1Cor.15:51-52) at any moment. However this is 
                      only speaking of our mortal bodies being changed, not our presentation as  the Bride of Christ. 

                 d.  One we are prepared as a chaste (perfected, completed) virgin, then 
(PHASE 1012) the Holy 
                      Ghost will overshadow the Church / the chaste virgin as He did with Mary
Luke.1:35) the Church 
                      / the chaste virgin 

                 e.  THIS IS THE PURPOSE for the Church being presented as a "chaste virgin" in order to be 
                      presented and married to Christ, to produce a man child that will cause war in heaven to 
                      remove Satan from his access to the heavenly places 
(Eph.3:1-12) and be limited to this earth.                                 (PHASE 1012