Where is the Wife of the Lamb?

January 18, 2007

Now in the world, there are a multitude of people who say they are the wife of the Lamb. They insist that they are the Lord’s body, which is the church. But in the spiritual perspective, they are not the wife of the Lamb, but the wife of a dog, the wife of a pig.

How can the woman who is full of lust and greed be the wife of the Lamb? They are all lying. It is written, “I said in my haste, ‘All men are liars (Psalms 116:11).'”

The wife of the Lamb is the sister of the Lamb, the bride of the Lamb. The wife of the Lamb was born of the same father as the Lamb. It is written, “Both the one who makes men holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers. He says, ‘I will declare your name to my brothers; in the presence of the congregation I will sing your praises (Hebrews 2:11-12).'”

Now let’s listen to the Lamb’s love song for his sister, his bride. “All beautiful you are, my darling; there is no flaw in you. Come with me from Lebanon, my bride, come with me from Lebanon. Descend from the crest of Amana, from the top of Senir, the summit of Hermon, from the lions’ dens and the mountain haunts of the leopards. You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace. How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice! Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like that of Lebanon. You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain (Song of Songs 4:7-12).” Can it be possible that he sings this love song to the wives of dogs and pigs?

The Lamb of God is looking for the woman who will become his bride. It is written, “All night long on my bed I looked for the one my heart loves; I looked for him but did not find him. I will get up now and go about the city, through its streets and squares; I will search for the one my heart loves. So I looked for him but did not find him. The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city. ‘Have you seen the one my heart loves?’ Scarcely had I passed them when I found the one my heart loves. I held him and would not let him go till I had brought him to my mother’s house, to the room of the one who conceived me. Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you by the gazelles and by the does of the field: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires (Song of Songs 3:1-5).”

Only his sheep who will become the bride of the Lamb can learn the song of the Lamb, the song of Zion. Only the pure virgins–those who did not defile themselves with worldly women–will sing the new song with the Lamb. It is written, “Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads. And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps. And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth. These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless (Revelation 14:1-5).” That is the song which the wives of dogs and pigs, that is, the dogs and pigs cannot learn.

Therefore, the Lord’s body, which is the bride and the church, is not the present Jerusalem (church), but the Jerusalem (church) that is above. It is written, “… Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman. His son by the slave woman was born in the ordinary way; but his son by the free woman was born as the result of a promise. These things may be taken figuratively, for the women represent two covenants. One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: This is Hagar. Now Hagar stands for Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present city of Jerusalem, because she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother (Galatians 4:22-26).”

It is written here more clearly, “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 the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal (Revelation 21:9-11).” The bride, the wife of the Lamb, is not the church from below that was born according to the flesh; the sister, the bride of the Lamb was born from above with the Lamb through promise.

Therefore, the present Jerusalem is not the church, but the new Jerusalem is. The present Jerusalem in the world sings the old song well, with lust and greed, but it does not know even what the new song of the Lamb which the church above sings is. How can dogs and pigs know the thoughts of the Lamb?

The church that belongs to the world cannot hear the voice of the Spirit and the bride. It is written, “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 (Revelation 22:17).”

The wife of the Lamb does not belong to this world, but to that world, as it is written, “They are not of the world, even as I am not of it (John 17:16).” The wife of the Lamb is not from below, but from above. Amen. Thank you, Lord.

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