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I. Will every Saint be in the Bride?
A. What isthe Bride?
The Bride is the "prize of the high calling" (Phil.3:14) because there is NOTHING greater. (Matt.22:,
25:1-13, Rev.21:2, 9; 22:17) When Eve was made (formed) and presented to Adam, she was made (built)
from a "rib" taken from Adam. She was a help meet (aid)  COMPLETING him. (Gen.2:18-25) Note:
(Gen.2:18) Without the "rib" Adam was not complete. This is a "high calling."
1. The first Adam
The first Adam was a "figure" (Rom.5:14) of Jesus who is called "the bridegroom" (Matt.9:15;
Mark.2:19) and the Church is compared with Eve which is "espoused (i.e. being made / formed) 
as a chaste virgin to Christ" for the last Adam (1Cor.15:45, 2Cor.11:1-3)
2. As of the moment
As of this moment Christ (our bridegroom)is our head (as Joseph was over Mary - Matt:18-25,
Deut.24:1) preparing us to be His Bride, sanctified and cleansed by the washing of water by the word.
The purpose is "that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle,
or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." That they two (Christ and His
Church) shall be one flesh. (Marriage language) This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning
Christ and the church. (Eph.5:26-33) making her self ready. (Rev.19:7-8; 21:2, 9-27, Heb.12:22)
B. Why is there a Marriage of Christ (last Adam) and His Church (Eve)?
The Marriage is not a "end of the season / year ending party" or some extravagant Banquet Dinner
where everyone is invited. The purpose for the Marriage of Christ and His Church is seen in
the first marriage of the first Adam. (Gen.2:18-25, 1Cor.15:45)
1. Make man is His (our) image and in our likeness. (Gen.1:26)
2. Create Eve to be His (Adams) Bride / Marriage (Gen.2:18-25)
3. After Marriage ("God blessed them..."Adam and Eve) were told to be fruitful...subdue... have
dominion...over every...thing...upon the earth." (Gen.1:28)
4. Have fellowship with God in the "cool of the evening" (Gen.3:8)
5. Dress...keep the garden of Eden. (Gen.2:15)
6. Eat freely of every tree in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Note: The apostle Paul called Christ the last Adam and addressed the Church as Eve, to explain
the ultimate purpose of God's redemptive plan. (Note: 1Cor.15:45, 2Cor.11:1-3, Eph.5:21-33 / Eph.3:1-12)
C. The marriage of the "firstAdam" sets the pattern
The "first man Adam (the figureRom.5:14 / model)  was made a living soul; the last Adam (Jesus,
the reality) was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual,(Jesus) but that
which is natural;(Adam) and afterward that which is spiritual. The first man is of the earth, earthy: the
second man is the Lord from heaven." (1Cor.15:45-47)
1. The "first Adam" was to be married and to be one with Eve
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be
one flesh." (Gen.2:24-25, Eph.5:31-32)
2. After marriage Adam and Eve were to be fruitful...replenish the earth and
subdue it: and have dominion" (Gen.1:28)
God "blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and
subdue it: and have dominion  over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over
every living thing that moveth upon the earth." (Gen.1:28-29)
a. God's plan / purpose for the fist Adam and Eve
(1) Make man is His (our) image and in our likeness. (Gen.1:26)
(2) Create Eve to be His (Adams) Bride / Marriage (Gen.2:18-25)
(3) After Marriage("God blessed them..."Adam and Eve) were told to be fruitful...subdue... have
dominion...over every...thing...upon the earth." (Gen.1:28)
(4) Have fellowship with God in the "cool of the evening" (Gen.3:8)
(5) Dress...keep the gardenof Eden. (Gen.2:15)
(6) Eat freely of every tree in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
b. However sin entered the world (Rom.5:12-14)
The serpent (dragon, old serpent, the Devil, Satan Rev.12:9) deceived (1Tim.2:14) the woman,
by omitting  part of God's Word. (Compare Gen.2:16 with Gen.3:1-3, 2Cor.2:17; 11:3, 2Peter.2:1-19,
Jude.1:1-4, Matt.4:1-11) This omission and question led to Eve's deception. (1Tim.2:14) When the
woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be
desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband
with her; and he did eat...and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men. (Rom.5:12-14)
This resulted in Adam and Eve being driven out of the Garden of Eden. (Gen.3:1-24, note:v.24)
(1) Now by "one man"(the first Adam Rom.5:12) all men are out of fellowship with God
Now all men (mankind, humanity) are "dead in trespasses and sin."(Eph.2:1-19) Our fig leaves
(i.e. our righteousness Isa.64:6) are rejected by God. (Gen.3:8-10, 21) and the flaming sword
(God's Word Eph.6:17, Jer.23:29) is set to preventus from entering into God's presence (Gen.3:
22-24) This left the Garden of God neglected (no dressing / keeping Gen.3:8,15 / 1Cor.3:9) and
there was no subduing or taking dominion.
(2) But God who is rich in mercy (Eph.2:4) provided the way back
He beganto sketch out a plan (Blueprint Gen.3:15) of how He would redeem man back to
where Adam and fell from. This began with the Old Covenant / Testament which is divided into
two sections by the apostle Paul. (Rom.5:12-21) Adam to Moses and Mosesto Christ) This Blue-
print / sketchy outline) began with the "coats of skins" and unfolded through each Old
Testament book until(Heb.9:10) God sent "his own Son (the last Adam 1Cor.15:45, Ron.5:14)
in the likeness of sinful flesh, (John.1:1-14, 18, Phil.2:6-8) and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
That the righteousness of the law (i.e. the types,(1Cor.10:11) patterns,(Heb.8:1-5; 9:1-26;
10:1-10) shadows,(Col.2:16-17) and figures (Rom.5:14, Heb.9:24) might be fulfilled in us, (as we
are inChrist Matt.5:17-19, 2Cor.5:17) who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."(Rom.8:3-4)
Now God is redeeming us beginning with the "last Adam"
D. The Paul interprets  Jesus as the "last Adam"
The "first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. Howbeit
that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. The
first man (Rom.5:15-19) is of the earth, earthy; the second man (Rom.5:17) is the Lord from heaven. As
is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are
heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly."
1. The Paul  uses this "figure" to explain about the Bride (Eph.5:21-32)
a. The Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam
God caused a deep sleep (a figure of the Last Adam's / Jesus' crucifixion). to fall upon (the first
1Cor.15:45) Adam, and he slept: and he (God) took one of his ribs. (Gen.2:21-22)
b. Then God "took one of his (the first Adams) ribs
From this "rib" which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman." Just as the "first
Adam" gave himself for his bride (Eve), Jesus has given Himself for His Bride the Church. (Eph.5:25)
Once the preparation of Eve / Church / Bride / building completed (finished / perfected) then
God (as in the figure Gen.2:22)will bring the Church (Eve / Church Eph.5:27) to be presented to
the last Adam (Jesus) as "a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it
should be holy and without blemish. (Eph.5:21-32) Then Jesus (the last Adam1Cor.15:45, Rom.5:14)
will be married to the Church as Eve was to the first Adam. (Gen.2:18-25, John.17:20-23, Eph.4:11-16;
Note: This is the language of the apostle Paul (who was taught by Jesus Gal.1:11-12) "That he might
present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it
should be holy and without blemish...For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they
two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Jesus prayed that the Church would become "one" (Eph.5:30-32, John.17:17-23) / "unity of the faith"
(Eph.4:13) which is foreshadowed by the Day of Atonement / Feast of Tabernacles Col.2:16-17,
2. Today the Church (Eve) is "espoused" the last Adam while she is being built
This is similar to our modern understanding of being "engaged" which should carry the same
seriousness and commitment of the Biblical pattern. (2Cor.11:1-3)
3. Once the Marriage has taken place, then Gen.2:28 can be completely fulfilled
A review ofGen.1:26-28."God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them
have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all
the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own
image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them,
and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have
dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth
upon the earth.
E. When is the Marriage?
In order to explain WHEN the Marriage will take place, the order of events in Revelation must
be studied. This is because some think the Marriage and the Second Coming happen at the SAME time,
at any moment "in the twinkling of an eye". (1Cor.15:51-52, 1Thes.4:13-18)
1. This doctrine had to be corrected in the Thessalonian Church
After Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy's (2Thes.1:1; 2:1-2) first letter to the Thessalonians (1Thes,4:13-18),
they became shakened by spirit, by word, by letter (epistle) because they misinterpreted the
letter / epistle that Paul, Silvanus and Timothy had written unto them. The Thessalonians were thinking
the "day of Christ was at hand."(2Thes.2:1-2) The apostle Paul writes  there is a order."Let no man
deceive you by any means: for that day (the day of Christ) shall not come, except there come a falling
away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; (antichrist)  Who opposeth and
exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the
temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Paul wrote the Thessalonians, "Remember...when I was yet with  you, I told you
these things? (2Thes.2:5)
(Note: Therefore the Thessalonians were told this order BEFORE they received Paul's the first letter /
epistle which included 1Thes.4:13-18)
2. The Marriage will take place during the time of the 7th. Seal
The reason for this conclusion is because what the angel did at the opening of the opening of the
7th. Seal, (Rev.8:1-4) which is what Aaron the high priest did on The Day of Atonement in the Feast of
Tabernacles. (Note: This is still future to us but not passed Second Coming (parousia) (Rev.10:7,
Acts.3:19-21) because the mystery of God is finished at the Second Coming. (parousia)
3. The fruit of this marriage (Not fulfilled yet)
From this union / unity (John.17:21-24, Eph.4:1-16) of Christ and His Church there will be the
man child.  (Rev.12:1-17) \ Review: Phase.12 (Note: Rom.16:20)
4. Then (Christ / last Adam and His Church / Eve) will "subdue...(Not fulfilled yet)
After marriage(Gen.1:28) they will have dominion (Heb.2:8-9, Eph.1:20-23 / Eph.3:1-12, Phil.2:10,
Rev.11:15)over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living that moveth upon
the earth, "continuing on from where the "first Adam" and Eve fell from in the new earth (Rev.22:1) and
the new heaven. Obviously the Church is not married to Christ yet, and there is no dominion yet
F. There will two groups at the time of the marriage
At the time of the marriage of Christ and His Bride there will be thedead in Christ (Old and New
Testament saints)  and those that arealive and remain in Christ. (1Thes.4:13-18)
1. Why does the dead in Christ include both the Oldand New Testament saints
together in one resurrection at the same time?
To be continued......
(Still to come. Out of those that are "alive and remaining" there will be those that refuse
the invitation to the the Wedding, and those that are not prepared)