God, Hope & Helping Others
More on the bride. Is there proof of the bride of Messiah Jesus in the Old Testament scriptures?
Daniel 12:1 states that “at that time” [the last days], “there shall be a time of trouble” [this refers to the tribulation/great tribulation] “and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” [The book is the book of life or also known as the Lamb’s book of life.] In Daniel 12:2 it is written that “many of them” [thy people], “that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, [heaven] and some to shame and everlasting contempt [hell].” Daniel 12:3 “they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”
It is my understanding that these scriptures are referring to the moment in time when the Lord Jesus returns to the earth’s atmosphere [Acts 1:9-11] to gather His bride and the righteous dead in Jesus unto Himself.
Other supporting scriptures are: Matthew 25:10 [the wise virgin brides]; Matthew 25:11-13 [the fate of the foolish virgin brides, no entrance into the marriage feast but instead entrance into the tribulation]. Revelation 3:10 [for the wise brides] “I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation [tribulation/great tribulation], which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 “(16) For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” Revelation 21:9 and 22:17 both speak of the bride. There are more scriptures on the bride.
I find few who can accept the concept of the bride of Messiah. She is written about within scripture, but few understand about the bride. It seems to me that the main reason few understand who the bride is and why she exists; is that few understand the “power of the Lord God” to gather together a few people who love Him above all else, and know their Savior and Redeemer Jesus.
For those wanting to know more of the bride, here is a link to my “forum” posting on the bride at this website: http://www.project.nsearch.com/forum/topics/who-is-the-bride-of-jesus