Thursday, September 27, 2012
Our God the Mother is the Bride of the Lamb
Now, we need to find out who the bride, the wife of the Lamb, who has made herself ready, is. Jesus said that there are two kinds of people: those to whom the knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given, and those to whom it has not been given (Mt 13:10-11).
The people, who have received a wedding invitation from the bridegroom and bride, know them and their names as well, but those who are not invited can’t know them or their names at all. Only those who are chosen and invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb can know this secret. As the Bible says, “Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” the knowledge of the Lamb and His bride at the heavenly wedding banquet is a blessing given only to those who are chosen from among the six billion people.
Rev 21:9-10 『One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.』
Gal 4:26 『But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.』
The angel said to John that he would show him the “bride, the wife of the Lamb,” and then showed him Jerusalem. Here, we can see that Jerusalem represents the wife of the Lamb.
Jerusalem is our spiritual Mother who gives us eternal life. Without our spiritual Mother, a new life can’t be born. When God created all things, He let them receive life through their mothers. This is God’s will and providence.