Who is the Bride in Revelation 22:17

Many say the Church, some say different. Let's see.

Let's Examine:

Now, Let's see what the Bride is in Revelation:

"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 Spirit to a mountain great and high and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God"

Here, in revelation the Bride is described as the Holy City Jerusalem coming down out of heaven. In Ephesians, the bride is clearly the church. Let's look a bit deeper.

"I Jesus have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches...."
"The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" and let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life" Rev. 22:17

Jesus gave the testimony to the churches that the Spirit and the bride are offering the water of life. If the Church were the bride in revelation they would have already known that without having Christ give them the testimony. In 21:9, the bride is Holy City Jerusalem coming from heaven. The Church cannot give itself the water of life. Then, in order to understand the heavenly Jerusalem, it's important to know the earthly Jerusalem first..why? because.....

"They serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven" Hebrews 8:5

The reality of the sanctuary is in the Kingdom of Heaven, the shadow is on earth. However in the last days, the reality is coming down out of heaven to this earth.
If we think about this logically for a second without even looking into it, the church itself isn't in heaven, the church is already on earth, then how is it that in the last days the church will come from heaven to this earth to give us the water of life? Doesn't make much sense does it.

"The man brought me back to the entrance of the temple, and I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east)." Ezekiel 47:1

"On that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem.."Zec 14:8

Physically, this has never happened to Jerusalem temple, but what does water represent in the Bible?

"Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst, indeed the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life" John 4:14

The water that Christ gives is eternal life.

As we Know, only God can give us eternal life. However, in the last days, the Spirit and the Bride are calling us to receive the free gift of the water of life, which is eternal life.

Spirit = Father - Son - Holy Spirit
Bride = ?

"But the Jerusalem that is above is free and she is our Mother" Galatians 4:26

In Revelation 21:9 the bride is clearly explained as the Holy City Jerusalem coming down out of heaven. She is the reality to the temple flowing with living water. The Living water that she is giving us is eternal life. Physical life can only be given by a Mother, spiritually, it is the same way. Eternal life is given to us by our Heavenly Mother.

"You are worthy our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things and by your will they were created and have their being." Rev 4:11

** Everything was created by the will of God. What was God's will in having Mothers be the life givers? In the last days our Spiritual Mother gives us eternal life. That is why Jesus said pray to our Father who is in heaven. A father cannot have children without a mother existing. This is God's will.


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