Pray that we will have a clear view of the inward divine history within the outward human history, the divine history being primarily the history of God in man, beginning from Christ’s incarnation through His ascension to become the life-giving Spirit, continuing with His indwelling His believers through God’s organic salvation to make the believers the glorious bride of Christ, culminating in Christ as the Spirit marrying the church as the bride, and ultimately consummating in the New Jerusalem as the bride, the wife of the Lamb, at the end of the thousand-year kingdom (John 1:14a; 1 Cor. 15:45b; Col. 1:27; Eph. 5:27; Rev. 19:7; 22:17; 21:9-10).
John 1:14a—And the Word became flesh and tabernacled among us.
1 Cor. 15:45b—The last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.
Col. 1:27—To whom God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Eph. 5:27—That He might present the church to Himself glorious, not having spot or wrinkle or any such things, but that she would be holy and without blemish.
Rev. 19:7—Let us rejoice and exult, and let us give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.
Rev. 22:17—And the Spirit and the bride say, Come! And let him who hears say, Come! And let him who is thirsty come; let him who wills take the water of life freely.
Rev. 21:9-10—And one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, Come here; I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And he carried me away in spirit onto a great and high mountain and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.
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