Saturday, February 01, 2014

SCRIPTURES CONCERNING THE NATURE OF THE BRIDE OF CHRIST AND THE RAPTURE

Scripture on Graphic:

~*~ Matthew 3:11-12 ~*~
“He (Yahshua) will baptize you (The Body of Christ)
with the Holy Spirit and fire. His winnowing fan is in
His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His
threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn;
but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”

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Originally Published on Facebook on August 21st, 2013

Through my studies of "The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins" (a.k.a. "The Parable of the Ten Virgins") and the description of the Church of Philadelphia in Revelation 3, I have come to see that Wise Virgins and the Bride of Christ consist of redeemed sinners of every people group who symbolically become a part of the body and blood of Christ through Communion, and then have an opportunity to become the Bride through their great love and desire for Yahshua.

The faithful ones that desire and love Yahshua above all others in Heaven and on Earth are His Bride, and they will dwell in the New Jerusalem with Christ, along with the handmaidens to the Bride who are the Wise Virgins described in the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins in the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 25. The rest of the redeemed will live outside that great everlasting city in other cities and towns within the Kingdom of God. This teaching is supported by the following Scriptures:

Matthew 24:29-31 - “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

The Parable of the Ten Virgins - Matthew 25:1-12 - “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6 And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’” 

1 Corinthians 10:15-17 - “I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17 For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.”

To The Church of Philadelphia (a.k.a the Bride of Christ): 
Revelation 3:10-12 - “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.”

Revelation 14:14-16 - “Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud, and on the cloud sat One like the Son of Man, having on His head a golden crown, and in His hand a sharp sickle. 15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, ‘Thrust in Your sickle and reap, for the time has come for You to reap, for the harvest of the earth is ripe.’ 16 So He who sat on the cloud thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped.”

NOTE: Revelation 14:14-16 is DIRECTLY tied to Matthew 24:29-31, when Yahshua will return to Rapture His Bride riding on the clouds, just as He ascended to Heaven riding on a cloud ten days before Pentecost or Shavuot. In addition, the grain that Yahshua harvests represents the desirable wheat in the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares. The wheat signifies the Body of Christ, also known as born-again believers in Yahshua.

Revelation 21:9-11 - “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God. And the nations of those who are saved shall walk in its light, and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.”  

Revelation 21:24-27 - “Its gates shall not be shut at all by day (there shall be no night there). 26 And they shall bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it. 27 But there shall by no means enter it anything that defiles, or causes an abomination or a lie, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.”

These are excellent Scriptures to memorize and share with others when attempting to explain who the Bride of Christ is, and what the Rapture will do for her and the Wise Virgins.  For more information about the Parable of the Ten Virgins, and the nature of the Bride of Christ and the Rapture, please read my detailed explanation about who the Wise and Foolish Virgins are. It can be found here:

Deciphering the Parable of the Ten Virgins

Maranatha! Yahshua is coming soon!

Yours in Yahshua,
Helena Lehman of the
Pillar of Enoch Ministry
http://pillar-of-enoch.com

Recent Important Related Article:

THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THE WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS:

Description: The key to a CRYSTAL CLEAR UNDERSTANDING of the difference between the WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS described by our Messiah Yahshua in Matthew, Chapter 25, verses 1 through 13 can be found in the Old Testament Book of Proverbs, Chapter 9. Fascinatingly, the first 12 verses of this Bible chapter list all of the qualities of the WISE VIRGINS who are filled with Wisdom, which is another Name for the Holy Spirit. But in the last 6 verses of the chapter, the FOOLISH VIRGINS are described with negative traits that are not restricted to any one particular race such as the Jews, but apply to ALL people groups!

THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
THE WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS:
http://pillarofenoch.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-major-difference-between-wise-and.html

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