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December 2020 Newsletter: Questions & Answers

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Who Is God’s Word Bride?


“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.” [Ephesians 1:4-5]

“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist: and he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.” [Colossians 1:17-18]

“Now then, there will not be one person who will sit in the throne of the Lord Jesus Christ unless he has been living that Word. Your prayers, your fastings, your repentances--no matter what you present to God--none of that will gain you the privilege of sitting in that throne. It will be granted only to the WORD Bride. As the throne of the king is shared with the queen because she is united to him, so only they who are of that Word even as He is of that Word will share that throne.” [Church Ages Book 360]

“But now He is standing in the midst of the Church. As He stands there revealing Who He is in this last age, He calls Himself the "Author of the creation of God". This is ANOTHER CREATION. This has to do with the church. This is a special designation of Himself. He is the CREATOR of that church. The heavenly Bridegroom created his own bride. As the Spirit of God, He came down and created in the virgin Mary the cells from which His body was born. I want to repeat that. He created the very cells in the womb of Mary for that body. It was not enough for the Holy Spirit to simply give life to a human ovum supplied by Mary. That would have been sinful mankind producing a body. That would not have produced the "Last Adam". Of Him it was said "Lo a body hast Thou (Father) prepared for Me." God (not Mary) provided that body. Mary was the human incubator and she carried that Holy Child and brought Him to birth. It was a God-man. He was the Son of God. He was of the NEW creation. Man and God met and joined; He was the first of this new race. He is the head of this new race. Colossians 1:18, "And He is the head of the body, the church: Who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence." II Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away, behold all things are become new." There you can see that though man was of the OLD ORDER or creation, now in UNION WITH CHRIST, he has become the NEW CREATION of God. Ephesians 2:10, "For we are His workmanship CREATED IN UNION WITH CHRIST JESUS unto good works." Ephesians 4:24, "And that ye put on the NEW MAN which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness." [Church Ages Book 336]

“In very plain language the True Bride of Christ was in the mind of God eternally, though not expressed until each came forth in the designated, decreed season. As each member came forth it became EXPRESSED and took its place in the body. Thus this bride is the literal SPOKEN WORD SEED BRIDE. And though she is feminine in designation she is also called the "body of Christ". It is very apparent that she ought to be called that for she was predestinated in Him, came from the same source, was eternal with Him, and is now manifesting God in a many membered body whereas once God was manifested in ONE MEMBER, even our Lord Jesus Christ.” [Church Ages Book 152]

“May I add to this Woman, Grace. May I place Her in the Bible, also, is called the elect Lady, this Miss Grace I'm going to talk about. Know, the Bible declares, said, "To the elect Lady." That, if you notice, "elect" come from the word "elected Lady." One Lady, amongst all the other ladies, was elected. [Par] Like, the virgin was to bring forth the body of God, on the earth. She was an elected woman. God chose Mary. [Par] And, also, God has chose an elected Lady, which is His Bride. She's elected. I hope we're members of that, tonight, across the world, across the nation, rather. [Par] The illustration here, showing the relationship of Bride to Christ, the elect Lady: and how She was to be brought to Him; where She would come from; and how that She would be brought to Him. The Church here, in illustration that we got in view, is illustrated by a woman. Which, a woman is always a type of the Church, because the Church is considered a Bride. A Bride, She is the Bride of the Lord Jesus, the Son of God.” [The Invisible Union Of The Bride Of Christ, Shreveport, LA 65-1125]

“You're standing, completely. You never sinned at the first place. God don't even know. It's in the Sea of Forgetfulness. You never did it. You were accused of it, by the accuser. But really, from the beginning, you were predestinated to be a son and daughter of God. You're standing there, washed. And your old book of divorcement is put away, and it's dead, absolutely out of existence, even in the mind of God. [Par] You're the virtuous Bride of Christ, washed in the Blood of Christ. Precious, virtuous, sinless Son of God standing with a pure, unadulterated Bride-Word that He washed by the Water of His Own Blood; that become flesh and manifested, that He might take you which were predestinated in the bosom of the Father, before the beginning, the same as He was. He was that great attribute of God, called "love." [The Invisible Union Of The Bride Of Christ, Shreveport, LA 65-1125]

“Now, then, you are a son of God in the house of God, you are a part of God's economy. Romans 8:1, "Then there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus." For they are dead to the world, alive in Him, and living in this present day, making the Word that God has used them for, foreordained them, placing their names in this Bride Book. And when the Waters comes upon that seed that's in the heart, raises it up to the Bride of Christ. Oh, my! Just perfect as it can be. In every age it's been that way.” [God's Only Provided Place Of Worship, Shreveport, LA 65-1128m]

“Dear God, the Word has gone forth. It cannot return void, It'll find Its place somewhere. If the seed has already been planted, It'll water it till it grows. And none can pluck it from Your hand, "All the Father has given Me will come to Me, no man can pluck them out of My hand. My Father has given them to Me before the foundation of the world"; when the plans were all drawed up, as so, Jesus was given Hist Church, His Bride. [Par] The bogus marriage of the world, to these denominations. You came and died into the world, You redeemed Her, You justified Her, She never did it at the first place. She was trapped into it, blind.” [Trying To Do God A Service Without It Being God's Will, Shreveport, LA 65-1127b]

“Now we notice that God begin to make Him a--a Bride for Christ. So... And the Bride must be identified with Him and in Him, because it is part of Him. Now, the Bride is part of Him. She is part of Him. The Word for that day, the Bride becomes part of that Word, for it's Christ. Now, you believe that? We have to be in Christ. In Christ, we have to be of Christ, in Christ, part of Christ. What is a woman, when she takes a man, or a man takes a woman? That woman has to be part of him. They're no longer two. They're one. [Par] And when God and Christ became one, they were One. Cause, God was the Word, and the Word was made flesh. The flesh and the Word became One. And when the church becomes Christ's Bride, She and the Gospels are the same.” [The Identified Masterpiece Of God, Yuma, AZ 64-1205]

"Predestinated!" There's the mystery. He, before Christ or anything else was ever on earth, you see His great mystery, that He chose the Bride. Knowing Eve would fall, from disbelieving the Word, knowing that she would fall; but He would choose a Bride that would not fall, that would hold to that Word regardless of what all the rest of the world had to say about It. They would hold to that Word! They are predestinated to stand there, "the adoption of children by Jesus Christ," predestinated the Church to that great, glorious stand!” “How did He? What happened in the prefigure now? He opened Adam's side and took part of his flesh, which was Adam, to make Eve. The Bride has to be the Word, for He is the Word. She cannot stand on creeds. She cannot stand on denomination. She cannot stand on good behavior. She has to stand alone on the Word, because She is part of It. She was taken from Christ.” [Christ Is The Mystery Of God Revealed, Jeffersonville, IN 63-0728]

“Paul according to Ephesians 1, by… or Ephesians 1:5, He said, "God predestinated us before the foundation of the world to the adoption of sons in Jesus Christ." How you going to stop it? All devils in hell, you might as well quit fussing about it. It's going to be there without a spot or a wrinkle. It's going to be a what? A bride church. Hallelujah. God said, "I will restore." Restore what? One without an organization touch to it, one with the pure unadulterated Word. It has to come. Why did we get a bunch of denominations this time out of this revival? We sowed denomination seed. What we need today... Brother, you can say what you want to about it, we need the Gospel, pure, holy, unadulterated Word of God, sown. And when this Light comes out it'll bring forth that church, God's predestinated. Amen. Don't presume about nothing. Take God's Word and move right on. He promised He'd be here. He's here. Amen. I'd better stop.” [Presuming, Aberdeen, NC 62-0610m]

“But what? He was God's perfect Prophet Tree, the example Tree, the Bridegroom Tree. Amen. Glory! Going to say something, directly. If... He is the Bridegroom Tree. Do you believe it? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] From the garden of Eden? ["Amen."] Then, the Bridegroom Tree, without the Female, don't bear fruit, so He's got to have a Bride Tree. She has got to be born of the same material, the Word made flesh in the Tree. Hope you get it. It's the same Life in this female Tree, the Bridegroom, as It is in the Bride. "The works that I do shall you also." Is that right? ["Amen."] He was the Bridegroom, remember.” [The Restoration Of The Bride Tree, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0422]

“The true Bride, hallelujah, there's going to be One. Why? She's predestinated. She won't be denominated, because She's predestinated. See? She don't have to worry about some denomination. She's already predestinated to take the place. Look. Like Mary... (136)  I want you to get this now, and don't fail. Are you ready? Say, "Amen." [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] (137) When Christ comes to His Bride, She will be a virgin like Mary was. For God will not bring Christ through a womb of a whore, and neither will He bring the Bride. He can't bring His Word through a whore of His Word. (138) Them is horrible words, but that's what the Bible says. I'm saying what It says. Cause, It's... This has got to be understood. (139) The prove, true Bride, like Mary, will have a virgin womb for the Bride of the Word, which is Christ. When Christ, the Word, comes to the Bride, She'll be the same as He is, a virgin by the Word. O God! (Par.) I hope--I hope it's going over, Brother Neville. I... (140) See? See? I hope you understand. What was He? Word, the Word of God. "Upon His vesture He had a Name written, 'The Word of God.'" "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word, made flesh and dwelt among us." He is God, and God is the Word. (141) And when His Bride comes, She'll be the same product that He is. Virgin! Did Christ belong to a denomination? Did Jehovah? Neither does His Bride. She is part of Him. She needs no dogma. She won't have any. She'll be absolutely virgin. How? By the Word. Amen. She'll punctuate every Word God says, with an, "Amen! Amen!" Oh! "Be it unto me according to Thy Word. Amen!" Oh, my! There you are. Punctuate God's Word. (142) Have a virgin womb. What will She come out of? A virgin womb, the Word. What did Jesus come out of? A virgin womb. See? [The Spoken Word Is The Original Seed 2, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0318]

“All the Old Testament was types that point to Christ and His Church. You believe Adam and Eve pointed to Christ and His Church? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed] You believe Jehovah and His wife pointed to Christ and His Church? ["Amen."] Well, if them are--are--are types, and this is the antitype, it has to be like the type. Cause, the type takes from the--from the... The antitype takes from the type. (315) Christ is the Head, the true Stone of God. Do you believe that? [Congregation says, "Amen."--Ed.] The true Word! The Bride is the Body. You want some Scriptures on these, so you can look them up? I--I was going to read the Scriptures, but I won't. First Peter 2:1 to 6, Ephesians 5:22... See? First Peter 2:1 to 6, Ephesians 5:23. Read that chapter, both of them, in there. See? The Old Testament: Christ.” [The Spoken Word Is The Original Seed 2, Jeffersonville, IN 62-0318]

“But, you see, first, decisions made. Next, engagement. Then, promise.  And, then, the ceremony. And that's when the bride--bride takes the bridegroom's name. She is no more then of her own name. She takes the bridegroom's name. And then when the Church has the ceremony, makes their promises, then she takes the Bridegroom's Name. Then she is no longer a church of the world. She is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Not... I don't mean, that, by Name. I mean, that, by Birth, by nature, by...?... power of God. By the revealed Truth of God, in the heart, she becomes a Christian Church, the great universal apostolic Christian Church. She becomes a part of Christ. When she does that, she... Christ injects into her His Own Spirit, His Own Life. And the Bible said, to Adam and Eve, there, "You are no longer twain, but one." And when the woman, Church, is married to Christ, they are no longer two. They are One. Christ in you! Amen. That's it. His Life has been brought into you, then you become the Bride.” [The Marriage Of The Lamb, Phoenix, AZ 62-0121e]

Bible References: Ephesians 1:4-5; Colossians 1:17-18

 [Answer provided by Bro. Ken Andes, Minister, Lynden, Washington, USA]


LWB is dedicated to all who are looking for the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ; to you we owe credit for the materials used herein."Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."[Heb 10:25]."So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase."[I Cor 3:7]
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