Revelation 21:1-3 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

This is a glimpse of the end game. Once you have committed to this covenant contract, you become the betrothed. This church age we live in is before the wedding feast and the key word in Revelation 21 is prepared. We were sinners and our garments are soiled by sin. The prepared bride has to be presented pure, white, and sinless. That means we start all over again and learn God’s plan for dealing with sin.

Genesis 3:21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

Where did God get those coats of skin? From an animal of course, one God Himself not only provided, but sacrifice and prepared for the covering of their nakedness. Now here is a more subtle note which many have missed, including myself. God did this before He exiled them into the world. This is an indication that God did this from His point of view, His eternal point of view.

Since sin has consequences, and God is just, then God Himself has provided a way that He is satisfied that sin is dealt with. We, like Adam and Eve, look at things from a momentary point of view, to easy our conscience and cover our sin temporarily. We only want to feel better about ourselves and forget that God has a different point of view.

5 thoughts on “Betrothal”

  1. Won’t the judgment seat of Christ be where all that was not of God or His will in our post-salvation lives be dealt with? It is then that the bride will be made fully ready.

    1. What do you mean about our post salvation lives being “dealt with”? I thought it was finished with Christ crucified. Why don’t we ever talk about this post salvation judgemen? This will be for things we’ve done that went against Gods will for us? What kind of punishment does this carry? A little confused.

  2. Once again, you are speaking about seeing things from our point of view not Gods.

    This blog was meant to accept that God’s point of view and ours are vastly different.

    As to Fred’s point of what we do post salvation pre-translation, it is not what we did in Christ but rather what Christ did thru us. We will get into that more during obedience of faith discussions.

  3. I only have my point of view. Any other view is speculation on my part. I guess this topic is just too deep for my little human brain. Either Christ died for all sin, past, present, and future or He did not and that wasn’t the plan. Not much is getting through these days.

  4. He did die for all sins, yours mine and the lost as well. That is why He and only He is qualified to judge all of use, saved and lost alike.

    As for our personal view, it is emotional, historical, physical, everything but spiritual.

    To see things from God’s point of view, one has to do so in the Spirit.

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