A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus
Was Jesus Married? Yes, to His Bride, the Church.
A Bride Without Spot or Blemish
Two passages talk about the Church being unified and powerful at the end of the age when Jesus returns, Eph 4:11-13 and Eph 5:24-5.
The Lord actually tells us how we will be made pure in spite of the falling away in Eph 5. This is a prophesy, and the clearest Biblical instruction on marriage:
Eph 5:24-25: Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the Church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the Word, that He might present her to Himself a Glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be Holy and without blemish. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the Church. 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the Church.
Jesus selflessly nourishes and cherishes His Bride through the washing of the water of the Word. This is moving to a whole nother level with the prayer and worship movement. Without blemish, what does a Church without blemish look like?
Eph 4:11-13: And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers for the edifying of the body of Christ, until we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ!!
Now this verse puts forth the mission statement of every minister of the gospel, which is to do their part to bring the Church to maturity before Jesus returns. To understand how the Church will become fully spotless and unified is to understand a few prophesies in the Bible. Many theologians don’t believe the bride will achieve this before Jesus returns or in reality. There are a few prophesies that will help their unbelief. 2 Cor 6:14 shows that God wants us to have an equally yoked spouse, do you think Jesus wouldn’t have one as well? One of the most obvious prophesies is where John saw into the future in Rev 22:17, seeing the glorious church, he said “the Spirit and the Bride say come.“ He could have said Church there. The Church will see itself primarily as a Bride. Anyway the Bride in that verse is interceding for the return of Jesus, in total unity with the Holy Spirit. Total Unity!!! <p>
*Some may still say they are not convinced that Jesus did not have an earthly wife. But I believe that if this were true, it is too important a point to leave out and that man not believing that Jesus was the Christ was looking at Christ’s teaching’s with an earthly mind and heart and rejected everything that was Spiritual and Godly. I believe that many years from now, it would be quite easy to find old documents denying the belief in Christ Jesus and His Salvation, possibly up until His Second Coming when all will be judged. Until then, BLESSED BE THE NAME OF JESUS THE SON OF GOD WHO IS FAITHFUL AND TRUE!
*) This person’s opinion. More to come and God Bless You.