1. We are the BRIDE, Jesus Christ is the BRIDEGROOM, “He that hath the BRIDE is the BRIDEGROOM: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the BRIDEGROOM’S VOICE: this my joy therefore is fulfilled” [John 3:29] There must of necessity be a BRIDEGROOM before there is a BRIDE, so it was in the beginning; God formed Adam first, Eve later and presented her to him [1 Timothy 2:13] In like manner, God was in Jesus Christ to RECONCILE and present us to Himself, “To wit, that GOD WAS IN CHRIST, RECONCILING the WORLD UNTO HIMSELF, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation” [2 Corinthians 5:19] Listen carefully, before Adam “KNEW” his wife, the SERPENT crept in and defiled her with SIN; let us be careful not to be polluted before our marriage is consummated, “But I fear, lest by any means, as the SERPENT BEGUILED EVE through his SUBTILITY, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” [2 Corinthians 11:3] BEAST was in the SERPENT, the ever-changing apparition of Satan invested with his power and demands worship, “And they WORSHIPPED the DRAGON which gave POWER unto the BEAST: and they WORSHIPPED the BEAST, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” [Revelation 13:4]

2. BRIDE is the SPIRITUAL BODY of Christ on earth, “For as the BODY IS ONE, and hath MANY MEMBERS, and all the members of that one body, BEING MANY, are ONE BODY: so also is Christ” [1 Corinthians 12:12] As members of a man’s body act in concert to his will, so do we to abide in His LOVE, “If ye KEEP MY COMMANDMENT, ye shall ABIDE IN MY LOVE; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love” [John 15:10] BRIDE is not a denomination or ecumenical group but a distinct fellowship of SAINTS joined in one BODY by the Holy Ghost, unlimited by distance, race or status, “For BY ONE SPIRIT are we all BAPTIZED INTO ONE BODY, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit” [1 Corinthians 12:13] We are one BODY yet individual MEMBERS with mandate of chastity in a world overrun by the “HARLOT”, “… the GREAT WHORE that sitteth upon many waters:… With whom the kings of the earth have committed Jesus Christ is fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made DRUNK with the WINE of her FORNICATION” [Revelation 17:1-2] The HARLOT is BABYLON, seat of spiritual wickedness riding the BEAST to reign over kingdoms of this world. Those who fight over affairs of kingdoms of this world yield their bodies to the HARLOT “Know ye not that YOUR BODIES ARE THE MEMBERS OF CHRIST? shall I then take the MEMBERS OF CHRIST, and make them the MEMBERS OF AN HARLOT? God forbid” [1 Corinthians 6:15]

3. BEAST is the presence of Satan on earth, “And the BEAST which I saw was like unto a LEOPARD, and his feet were as the feet of a BEAR, and his mouth as the mouth of a LION: and the DRAGON GAVE HIM HIS POWER, and his SEAT, and great AUTHORITY” [Revelation 13:2] LEOPARD and POWER illustrate naked FORCE to intimidate and or kill the BRIDE, as did “… Cain, WHO WAS OF THAT WICKED ONE, and SLEW HIS BROTHER. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were EVIL, and his brother's RIGHTEOUS” [1 John 3:12] BEAR and SEAT signify satanic control of GOVERNMENT and ECONOMY of this world and favours those who worship him, “Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt FALL DOWN and WORSHIP ME” [Matthew 4:8-9] LION and AUTHORITY represent overbearing influence of FALSE RELIGION through time, to draw men down to perdition, “Be SOBER, be VIGILANT; because your ADVERSARY the DEVIL, as a roaring LION, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom RESIST STEDFAST in the FAITH, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world” [1 Peter 5:8-9] Brethren, we are the BRIDE yet the marriage is not consummated until we have fought the GOOD FIGHT and by FAITH slain the BEAST. I charge you, therefore, “FIGHT the GOOD FIGHT of FAITH, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses” [1 Timothy 6:12]

4. Jesus bruised the BEAST, “And I saw one of his heads as it were WOUNDED to death; and his deadly WOUND WAS HEALED: and all the WORLD WONDERED after the BEAST” [Revelation 13:3] Satan was busted in heavenly places and “HEALING” is the “SHORT TIME” he has left to trouble the earth, “… for the DEVIL IS COME DOWN unto you, having great WRATH, because he knoweth that he hath but a SHORT TIME” [Revelation 12:12] This time, the resources of the BEAST are invested in a MAN to duel with the BRIDE, “Even HIM, WHOSE COMING is after the WORKING of SATAN with all POWER and SIGNS and LYING WONDERS” [2 Thessalonians 2:9] The MAN is here or very close by, busy behind the scene to seduce some with affairs of this life and intimidate others to compromise their FAITH with sexual sin, greed, politics, hatred, false reports, needless strife in affairs of this world, “No man that warreth ENTANGLETH himself with the AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier” [2 Timothy 2:4]Beloved, FIGHT the GOOD FIGHT of FAITH and FIGHT to the end to take your place at the MARRIAGE SUPPER of the LAMB, “… Blessed are they which are called unto the MARRIAGE SUPPER of the Lamb. … ” [Revelation 19:6-9]

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