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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I. Will every Saint be in the Bride?

​    A. What isthe Bride?

          The Bride
is the "prize
[32] 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) 
[45] 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;
and the Church is compared with Eve which is "espoused (i.e. being made / formed) [46]
                 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[17] head (as Joseph was over Mary - Matt:18-25,
) 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
) 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." 
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)
[3] 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."

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"

               God "blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and
[28] it: and have dominion [29] over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over
               every  living thing that moveth upon the earth."

              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    
...over every...thing...upon the earth."
                    (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.12:9deceived (1Tim.2:14) the woman,
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.5:12all 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 
Isa.64:6are 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:
 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

 beganto sketch [30]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)
[30] 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;
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 [14] 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 [14] uses this "figure"[30][3] 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
" 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)[31] then
(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;
                     5:21-33, 1Cor.15:45)​

                   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
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.
[17] (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
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) [33]because they misinterpreted the
               letter / epistle that 
Paul, Silvanus  and Timothy had written unto them. The Thessalonians were thinking
"day of Christ was at hand."(2Thes.2:1-2) The apostle Paul writes
[34] 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) 
[35] 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 [36] you, I told you
            these things?

               (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,
) because the mystery of God is finished at the Second Coming. (parousia)

          3.  The fruit of this marriage (Not fulfilled yet)

               From this union[00] / unity (John.17:21-24, Eph.4:1-16) of Christ and His Church there will be the
               man child.
[18] (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)
 [37] and those that arealive and remain in Christ. (1Thes.4:13-18)

         1. Why does the dead in Christ include both the Old[37]and New Testament saints
             together in one resurrection at the same 

             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)