Revelation 21.9 “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”[g]10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, the holy[h]Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 having the glory of God.”
Christ in John 3 said of Himself, “We speak what We know and We testify what We have seen.” He spoke of himself as being plural, which is not surprising for He is the same one who said, “Let Us make man in Our likeness.”When John wrote this, he specifically used the Greek word “Ekeinos.” Ekeinos means “they” and “them”, and not he or him, when talking about Christ, but the English translators interpreted Ekeinos into “he” and “him,” a single person. The impact of that misinterpretation in what John was trying to convey by choosing the word “ekeinos” is lost. John was speaking of the fullness of the Godhead being a plurality and being present in Christ; just as Christ said, “It is the Father that does the works in Me,” “I and the father are one,” and “He who has seen me has seen the father.” Jesus is this plurality. John called Him “They” and “Them” not He and Him in certain text.The plurality of Adam and Eve, the Crown of creation.Going back to the beginning of creation and on the 6th and final day, we read, “27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created Them.” God made them a plurality in one body. Adam was whole. Adam had not entered his deep sleep to be halved into male and female yet.It is in the first words about Adam that; God made him both male and female when He created “them.” And God said let “them” have dominion. And God blessed “them.” They also were a plurality as is the Godhead. They were Ekeinos. Why? Because Adam had Eve (the rib) still inside him when the Lord called Adam “them,” just like John called Christ “them.” They were a plurality in one body. His wife was in him. How do we know Christ’s Bride was in Him?God told John the baptizer, “Upon whom you see My Holy Spirit land upon and remain, this is My only begotten Son!” Christ is the true likeness of God who replaced Adam. When the Holy Spirit descended “in bodily form” like a carbon copy, she fit inside Him (Christ) perfectly. Like two puzzle pieces fit together, the two coming together made one whole being in the image of God — both male and female.This concept is what marriages and weddings portray. “For this reason shall they leave father and mother and the two shall become one.”To fulfill this, “The (Female) Holy Spirit descended like a dove and “remained upon Him.” The Word of God and the Spirit of God became one, the halves were fitted, they were united. They were Married at Christ’s baptism.The split that started with the first Adam, was mended in the last Adam – Christ (1 Corinthians 15.45).This is why the true association for us who are “born from above,” of things brought to us through revelation through the Holy Spirit, is Christ and not Adam. This is what constitutes the new creation. We are offspring of a different set of parents. This is what it means to be “in Christ” and in the Family of God. Why? Because Ekeinos is in us. His Spirit bearing witness with our spirit and She is the same Spirit.It is to be born again into Christ with joy and not coming out crying with those like of Eve.It was at Christ’s baptism, and only then, that the heavenly Father could say, “This is My beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” Why then and only then? Because for the first time since the fall in Eden, a man was whole and not halved, like Adam and Eve. Christ was not split into male and female. Christ’s counterpart was in him; holy, complete, male and female.For the Father to be pleased in the Son, the Son had to be like the Father. Whole and complete, male and female, into the image of God without splits, tears, fractures or missing pieces.Christ could not of been the “well pleased” of the Father if He were only half His image being male only, without female. When the Holy Spirit descended like a dove to remain upon Him, the image of God was complete for the Father to be pleased. The Son had to have all the features that were unique to the Father .Without any further ado let us introduce to you the Bride and the Groom that all others mimic and model. The beloved Son and His Bride the Holy Spirit come down from God of Heaven.In order for God to make man in His image He had to incorporate all the male and female attributes that are Holy, because God has every attribute that is wholesome and that makes a man and a woman individually unique. Why? Because these He has inside Himself, or He would not have said, “Let us make man in our image and likeness, male and female.” The female would have been left out, but the feminine is a pre-created eternal entity, being as pre-existent as is the male in Christ. You cannot have one without the other.Christ’s Helper and Comforter is the 3rd person of the Godhead called the Holy Spirit . Christ, at His baptism, received His counterpart in Himself to not be exposed. She is not to be seen. They were not naked like Adam and Eve, his rib. Christ had nothing to be ashamed about. They needed no fig leaf. Instead of Shame there is blinding Glory that prevails. Just ask Paul. (Acts 26.13)John the Baptist confirmed this saying of Christ, John 3.29 He who has (past tense) the bride is the bridegroom; (Note: there is no reference to a fiance, and the term bridegroom is inappropriate for an unmarried man) but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears them, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. They must increase but I must decrease.”This was John’s purpose in life. John was more than a spectator at the wedding, He was “the friend.” He was the best man and the carnal witness to testify to us that “the Groom has the Bride.” John’s mission was accomplished, and we testify to what we’ve heard and what we have seen.Welcome to Christ’s Wedding Banquet…if you are able to receive it. Read Matthew 22So God had said, “Let us make make man in Our likeness.” And God did, but later He took the rib out and Adam called her Eve. They portrayed the Heavenly, invisible Bride and Groom. The Bride and Groom were turned inside out in Adam and Eve for us to learn and understand things about the always invisible Godhead.The word revelation means to make known. The revelation regarding Adam and his rib is about Christ and His Bride, but in contrast. A finite to clarify some things of the infinite. Eve was exposed and made visible, but Christ’s Bride will never be displayed with things that can be experienced with the flesh. This is why Paul said, “Flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom.” She “comes down of God from heaven.” That is why She is described as, “like a transparent glass,” “like a crystal,” “like a precious stone,” “something like the structure of a city,” and such. Something like, but eternally better than any construct of time and matter.These are only common to the carnal senses and used to make comparisons. This is why one must see and hear with the heart to understand the things of God. They must be spiritually discerned. The carnal is used to make the invisible understandable.Christ said, “The volume of the book is written of Me, I have come to take away the first to establish the second.” And He did. He reformed humanity in this way in order for as many of those who would put off their old nature to take on His new nature. This is the spiritual unveiling of things that are eternal, immortal and invisible.This is food for us the elect who are born again anew, compositionally different from the old man. Even when God said, “Let Us…” He was showing Himself to be a plurality with things like we experience on earth but different. (Revelation 21-22 and Ezekiel 40+)In truth, God is more aptly defined as “They” and “Them,” of male and female and not “He” and “Him.” Him and Her come from a split view. This is why the mandate was said from the beginning “24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh”.”Why? To mend that tear, and to show the inner workings of the spirit through love.So for us, the elect who have crossed over, having confirmed our vows at baptism, having been buried in the likeness of Christ’s death, to be raised in newness of life, we can also say; 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And truly our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. 4 We write this to make your[a] joy complete.Adam was half the man of Jesus because his rib was taken from him. His hidden insides were seen when his rib, called his bride, was exposed. Eve portrays the elements and workings of the feminine of God; Christ’s comforter, helper and other parent so that we are not left orphans. (John 14.18) This was the Revelation of Adam, the unveiling and the exposure of what would not otherwise have been seen of the female side of God without the revealing of Eve.So we introduce to you Christ’s counterpart and Bride called Heavenly Jerusalem, being bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh of eternal, invisible elements of Spirit and truth and Mother of His Children born from above? [Galatians 4.26 and John 3.3 – 6]If you are waiting for Heavenly Jerusalem to appear at some time in the future, from whom are you born from and who is your mother?
This is why the Book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ is not so much about catastrophe, but about Her, the Heavenly City. She is unveiled as the final revelation in every age because She is timeless. Christ’s Bride called Heavenly Jerusalem, the Mother of the elect. Even as John the revelator described the “things that must immediately take place saying, “2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” [Rev 21.2] She is not constructed with the elements associated with time and matter but with the composition of the Father “coming down out of Heaven,” and not assembled with the base elements of time and matter. That would be totally unsuitable and unfitting for Him who is Spirit and Truth, of elements from before God’s 6 days of creation. She is fully congruent with the laws of Creation in that “kind begats after its kind”. She is His kind of Spirit and Truth; His spirit, the Holy Spirit.
Catastrophe and judgment are not the purpose of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. End times is the delusion that disperses the fold with each new theory about the end of the world, confusing more and more sheep. But we speak to you about “that which is from the beginning.” They fulfill in themselves the scripture that says “you are not entering The Kingdom of God, nor are you allowing those who are trying to do so, therefore your judgment shall be greater.” And “it would be better off to be tied with rocks and dropped into the sea then to deceive one of these little ones” to delay their entrance. But these persist hell bent and hellbound for judgment.The purpose of the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ is to expose His rib, to unveil His Eve. To describe His counterpart. This is why the book concludes with His Bride, Wife and Mother of His Children. Whose children we are if we have been begotten by the Spirit and the Word of Truth.” We are a kind of firstfruits of His creation being flesh of His flesh and bone of His bone of His attributes and sound doctrine, and not tangible things for the carnal senses.Even as a diamond is best seen in the backdrop of a black cloth, so too, Heavenly Jerusalem shines brightest in a backdrop of darkness, hence catastrophe. The Revelation is about Heavenly Jerusalem, the Mother of those who are in Christ where. The old Covenant mountain was shrouded with smoke and a fearful fire do that “if even a man or beast touch they should die”. How much more fearful Mount Zion the City of God?She is also. She is shrouded with cataclysms and spiritual darkness that occupy the flesh and the thinking of the carnal man. These we must overcome to ascend to our rightful inheritance “seated far above all principalities and powers in Christ”.It is “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants the things which must immediately take place.” The book of Revelation concludes with Heavenly Jerusalem. Why? Because She is the Revelation of what is in Christ. She is the Hidden Side of Christ that cannot be carnally seen. She is cloaked in mystery. The catastrophes are the distraction. For even Mt Sinai, where Moses was instructed to make things after the pattern you had seen on the mount, was shrouded with a tempest and a fire so that if even a man or beast should touch they would die. Why? Because flesh and blood does not inherit the Kingdom. It is not invited. The man cannot get you there. Only the Word can. The cataclysms were the distraction, the smoke screen wasto deter the flesh. But we boldly enter in Spirit and Truth.For we do not need boots and compass for our journey to the Kingdom of the Father but the Words of God. These are the tools of our trade. That which is flesh is flesh and that which is Spirit is Spirit. You must be born again? And we are. Our new nature inherits “the Kingdom of God at hand” at your fingertips, which is Heavenly Jerusalem the Mother of those born of the Spirit. (Galatians 4.26)The only thing that accesses the invisible is the newly created of the eternal newlyweds as those who never get old, but are always new. So we are. This is the Israel of God and not some silly plot of land on planet Earth. (Galatians 4.26-26 and 6 15-16)
The Holy Spirit is Heavenly Jerusalem and The Bride of Christ. She is the feminine part of the Godhead that is equally God, being co-founder and co-creator, as seen brooding over the face of the deep during creation; in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the Spirit of God was brooding over the face of the deep.
From inside Christ on earth, and through His lips She said through Him, “Oh Jerusalem how I would have gathered you as a Mother hen gathers her chicks but you are not willing.” She says that again today and the gospel confirms. “Come to the wedding for all things are now ready.” [Matthew 22.4] Even as Christ said, “I and the Father are one,” the Father is equally male and female, She is there. Where? In Christ. “In Him dwells the fullness of the Godhead body.” And She is there. If we are “in Christ”, Christ is in us. We have Her, too.
She was also seen brooding over the Israelites when they marched through the desert as a pillar of fire by night and a cloud of covering by day. But the Israelites greater Glory was after everything was set up of the things the Lord showed Moses on Mt Sinai saying; so Moses finished the work the Lord gave them to do by setting up the tents of meeting with the tabernacle and articles along with the priests the Levites and the children assembled. Then the cloud filled the tabernacle of meeting and the Glory of the Lord filled the temple. For the first time She no longer brooded over but entered because these things were assembled correctly. And if the invisible elements of the invisible God are correctly assembled in you, then She is in you as well. This is “The General Assembly and church of the firstborn described in Hebrews 12.18-28. of Heavenly Jerusalem.
So only when Israel was gathered together with all the articles of faith and assembled, then did She come into them. Her wait was over.The Lord’s Glory was in the tabernacle (figuratively speaking about Christ’s body, John 2.19+) and Her name is Heavenly Jerusalem. Now we are the temples of the living God. She is the Glory of God and like with Christ, She is in us. We were not left orphans. (John 14.18)
As it is taught in 2 Corinthians 11 that the woman is the Glory of man. The Glory of God is His female counterpart, too. Before She filled the temple, She only brooded waiting their arrival to these invisible realities. Are you ready? Can you see what we are talking about? Or is She still brooding? Are you still brooding?
The Kingdom of God is at hand in this way. It is at your fingertips.
Much like any mechanical device, you must have all parts connected for it to be active and operational. So, too, the several components, or better yet, truths, that make up the Godhead must be reassembled in the spirit of your mind to activate your faith. These truths are for us, the elect, to more clearly see our heritage in the carnally elusive one. We are to accept Them (Ekeinos) as They really are with Christ’s hidden person, counterpart and Wife.
1st Peter also rightly defined the women as “the hidden person of the heart.” And so She is in the heart of the Father and ours, too if we are able to receive Her.
She is central to the purposes of God and the centerpiece of the gospel being, “The Kingdom of God at hand.” For us the elect, “we are now fellow citizens, members and saints of the household of the living Father,” as described here from the book of Hebrews 12, “But you have come to the city of the living God, to Mt Zion and Heavenly Jerusalem, 23 to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, to the spirits of just men made perfect”.
For the time that is coming now is when you will no longer worship the Father in Jerusalem but in Spirit and truth.” The true Jerusalem. (John 4)
The scripture starts with Adam’s unveiling of Eve and concludes with the unveiling, the Revelation of Christ’s counterpart Heavenly Jerusalem, like bookends. This is the beginning, conclusion and the purpose of scripture. God’s Heavenly Kingdom and the Bride of Christ being one and the same. And the most important aspect of this remarkable Lady, the First Lady and The last Lady is… The Kingdom of God is always at hand. Even now She broods over The darkened waters of the lowly of heart and beacons it open.
Christ said “Behold I stand at the door and knock. To them that open up???
15 “If you love Me, [d]keep My commandments. 16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another [e]Helper, that She may abide with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Her nor knows Her; but you know Her, for She dwells with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
This is your Wedding invitation.