WHO IS THE BRIDE OF JESUS?
The Church (His followers) is the Bride, that is correct you and I are his
One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full
of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the
Bride, the Wife of the Lamb.”
Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins
who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were
foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones, when taking their lamps,
brought no oil with them, 4 but the wise brought flasks of oil with their
lamps. 5 Since the bridegroom was long delayed, they all became drowsy and
fell asleep. 6 At midnight, there was a cry, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out
to meet him!' 7 Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. 8 The
foolish ones said to the wise, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are
going out.' 9 But the wise ones replied, 'No, for there may not be enough for
us and you. Go instead to the merchants and buy some for yourselves.' 10While
they went off to buy it, the bridegroom came and those who were ready went
into the wedding feast with him. Then the door was locked.
us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has
come, and his bride has made herself ready.
8 Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s
holy people.) 9 Then the angel
said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding
supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
And the Spirit and the bride say, come. And let him
that hears say, come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will, let
him take the water of life freely.
For as a young man marries a virgin, so shall your
sons marry you: and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your
God rejoice over you.
2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a
king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.
3 He sent his servants to those
who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to
“Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited
that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered,
and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’5
“But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his
The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them.
7 The king was
enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.
8 “Then he said
to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not
deserve to come.
9 So go to the street corners and
invite to the banquet anyone you find.’
10 So the servants went out into
the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the
good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to
see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes.
12 He asked,
‘How did you get in here without wedding clothes, friend?’ The man was
“Then the king told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him
outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are
invited, but few are chosen.”