What comes first, the resurrection or the manifestation 8-4-23
The bride and the groom get married. That night there is a consummation. This produces new life. The new life is the manifestation of the Son’s on God.
Who is the Bride of Christ and who is the Body of Christ? We are the Body of Christ. The Bride of Christ is that great cloud of witnesses that have gone on before us. Our Grandma’s and Grandpa’s who are now in heaven.
Hebrews 11 describes that great cloud of witnesses. By faith, Abel, by faith Enoch, by faith Noah, Abraham, Sara, Isaac, etc. Hebrews 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. Wait. What did that say? We make them perfect? Yeah, right. How do we make them perfect? By the way we remember them. The way we make our Bride perfect is the way we look at her.
Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
Ohhh she is already, ready! She is waiting to hear the music, to be called.
Revelation 21:9 & 10 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife, 10. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
The bride of Christ comes down from heaven. We are not the bride. The bride is that great cloud of witnesses.
Revelation 19:9 And he saith unto me, write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.
Romans 8:22 & 23 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
We have to go get our Bride. We don’t want to be stood up at the alter! We need to pray her here. So that we can marry her, then we will get new life. Don’t worry. Father says, She is ready. Take a breath, she will be here momentarily.
Ephesians 3:15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
The resurrection of those who have gone on before us, brings us the marriage and that produces the manifestation of the Son’s of God.
First comes Love, then comes marriage, then comes the evidence of that love in a very elaborate carriage. Ha! Ha!
Forever in His Love
Diane Ebaugh Sutton