The Bride of Christ

Revelation 21:1-9 and Revelation 22:17. The bride of the Son of God or the Messiah is the new city that comes down from heaven and all that live in her make up the bride.

This heavenly city is sometimes called the New Jerusalem.

Revelation 21:6-8 speaks about those who will be in this new City and those who will not make it.

The bride is made up of all the people who have taken the free gift of the water of life.

Background Reading:

The Vision of the New Heaven and the New Earth – The Bride of Christ

21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared, and the sea was gone. 2 I also saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.

3 I heard a loud voice from the throne say,

“See, the tent of God is among humans!

He will make his home with them,

and they will be his people.

God himself will be with them,

and he will be their God.

4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes.

There won’t be death anymore.

There won’t be any grief, crying, or pain,

because the first things have disappeared.”

5 The one sitting on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new!”

He said, “Write this: ‘These words are trustworthy and true.’”

6 Then he told me, “It has happened! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will freely give a drink from the spring of the water of life to the one who is thirsty. 7 The person who conquers will inherit these things. I will be his God, and he will be my son. 8 But people who are cowardly, unfaithful, detestable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars will find themselves in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death.”

8 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came to me and said, “Come! I will show you the bride, the wife of the lamb.” 10 He carried me away in the Spirit to a large, high mountain and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven.
Revelation 21:1–9

Concluding Invitation
22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!”

Let everyone who hears this say, “Come!”

Let everyone who is thirsty come!

Let anyone who wants the water of life take it as a gift!
Revelation 22:17

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