I disagree with the OP. You just cannot load up one phrase with such meaning as you have done.
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Matthew 24:26 NKJV
26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it.
There is no allusion to a secret rapture. Nothing is secret when it comes to Jesus calling for His Bride. The world will sit up and take horrific notice.
While I agree with you as to the OP.
You arew wrong about the bride.
This stems from the misconcpetion and bad teaching that states the
Sorry you didn't finish your thought, but let me state this: I am not wrong about the spotless Bride. Tribulation involves judgment, and the Bride will not suffer through any judgment that is to be poured out upon the wicked inhabitants of the world.
Hello, Sorry abou that all went funny.
I agre with you that the bride of Chrust will be presented before the Lord spotless and with out spot or wrinkle. etc.
What I was going to say was that the general teachign in the church that the whole church will make up the bride is not upheld in scripture.
It is this wrogn teaching by people who have jumped to conclusions much like the 5 foolish virgins .That ahs confused the understandign about the rapture.
For if you make it the whole church scripture clearly shows that people will get saved durign the great tribulation as wella s the Jews.
So how can the church be raptured before the great tribulation breaks out right?
The trouble with logic is that if it strats with a wrogn premise it will logicly lead to a wrogn conclusion.
It has to be said that EVERY true biblical BORNagain child of God is CALLED to that high calling.
The will and desire of God is that all should coem to the knowldge fo the truth.
But let us look at the divers ways God seeks to show us the truth .
Jesus is caled the last Adam. He is then likened unto the first.But seeign that ther eis no other 'adam' after him he is the last adam.
But a she is likened unto the first we can with justfication look at the first for it says in another place that the first was the shadow of that which was to come.
Now Adam was given a bride.
She was not created from the dust of the earth.
But was created from the rib of his body.She therefore came out of the BODY of Adam. Durign a deep sleep(a type of death)
Thgis is the first mention of the bride of Christ.
Adam sougth a bride for his son he then sent his servant noit into thew world but to "go among his bretheren"
out of thr 12 tribes of isreal 11 had an inheritence.
levi had no inheritence for God was ther ein heritence.
Out of the 12 apostles there was Peter james ansd JHohn who saw heard and did things the other s did not.
and even out of these three there was one Johm who was not devived by Judas.
and he alone said WHO is it not "is it I"he knerw it was not him.
It cannot be said that the church that in ist own eyes was rich increassed with goodsd and in need of nothign was or is recognisable as a bride.
For teh Lords said ye are poor wretched and in need of eye salve.
yet along side this church was another who said I am poor But the Lord said "ye are rich "
The Spirit of the \Lortd says he is outside the church knocking on the door.
That is a call to the whole church to repent.
But the promise is only to those who have ears to hear and open the door.
The Bride of Christ is not carnal no full of her own ways.
When the lord will say "coem up hither" She will not only hear Him but also will respond and risew to meet bhim in the air.
She bign full of the holy ghost and having been the by Him the restrainer of the spirit of antichrist.Once she has gone to be where He is and to the marriage supper .Then the antichrist will be given his ropeas it nwere.
Those christians who were not" ready" will then be tried in the fires of persecution unto death.
The bride is the first fruits.
Those saved after is the main harvest.
Those who are saved when satan is loosed for a season again are the gleanings.
Then the whole haRVEST is taken in .
Then cometh the end of this earth and heaven and a new will will come.
and all that offendes willbe removed forever.