Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The Bride's Offspring;The Return Of The Bridegroom

Rev 21:
1  Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
2  And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3  And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God.
4  He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away."……

9  Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, "Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb."
10  And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God

The dispensationalists are big on teaching about jewish wedding customs, i.e. the groom comes to get the bride and bring her back to His dwelling place where he has prepared a place for her.
Well, here in Revelation we see the bridegroom bringing His bride down from above to His dwelling place with man on the earth.
The eschatology of the Darby/Schofield crowd is just plain awful.

Galatians 4:
26  But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.
27  For it is written, "Rejoice, O barren one who does not bear; break forth and cry aloud, you who are not in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more than those of the one who has a husband."
28  Now you, brothers, like Isaac, are children of promise.
29  But just as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so also it is now.
30  But what does the Scripture say? "Cast out the slave woman and her son, for the son of the slave woman shall not inherit with the son of the free woman."
31  So, brothers, we are not children of the slave but of the free woman.

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