Whom Does the Bible Testify About?
The bible is the book testifying about the Savior who was to come to give us salvation.
John 5:39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.
“Christ” in Greek or “Messiah” in Hebrew means “the Anointed One”, which means God would come as man and be anointed to fulfill the prophecies of the bible as king, prophet, and high priest. 2000 years ago, Jesus Christ came as the Anointed One, but people rejected him and at the end crucified him on the cross. Only those who believed the words and prophecies of God in the bible could accept him and receive salvation.
The same bible testifies that Christ would come as man for the second time (Heb 9:28), and get anointed again to complete the prophecies of the bible. When it happens, it would be a great test to people today. Many who look at the appearances of the Christ would reject him. Only those who believes in the words of God in the bible would receive him as fulfillment of the prophecies of the bible and receive salvation.
The Spirit and Bride Giving the Water of Life
The Water of Life
According to the bible, the salvation of God is expressed through many different metaphors. Sometimes it is compared to bread that gives life (Jn 6:35), or to water (Jn 4:13), or even to seeds (Mt 13:37). Especially powerful is the metaphor of water that gives life. It is used all throughout the bible as the main motif of God’s salvation. Prophet Isaiah says:
Isaiah 55:1 Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! ….. Give ear and come to me; listen, that you may live.
In Ezekiel, we can see the water of life flowing out from the temple of God and in Revelation too there is the water of life from the throne of God. Water is essential to lead a life on this earth. By using this function of water God is comparing his salvation and to receive the salvation we have to drink the water of life.
The Water of Life From God
Then who is the source of the water of life? According to the bible the only source of water of life is God himself because only God can give eternal life. (Ps 133:3, Jn 10:28) In the Old Testament, God the Father Jehovah was the Savior and thus He was the source of the water of life.
Jeremiah 2:13 My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
Therefore, those who wanted to receive salvation must come to God Jehovah for the water of life. In the Age of the Son, it was only Jesus who could give the water of life.
John 4:13 Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
Then what about us? Who is the source of the water of life in our time? Definitely, it is God. Then who is the true Savior that we have to receive as God in the last day? Without paying attention to the bible, we cannot find the true Savior. Then what does the bible say about the Savior in the last day? Who are the source of the water of life?
The Water of Life from the Spirit and the Bride
Revelation, which testifies about the last day, teaches us the true source of the water of life in the last day.
Revelation 22:17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.
Revelation prophesies that the water of life or salvation of eternal life is coming from the Spirit and the bride. Then who must be the Spirit and the bride? We have agreed that the only one who can give the water of life is God himself. In this respect, we can say that the Spirit and the bride must be God.
The Spirit is God the Father in terms of the Trinity that God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are one. Then who are the bride of the Spirit (or the Lamb in Revelation 21:9 and 19:7)? Since this bride is the wife of the Lamb Jesus, who is God the Father, we can guess she must be God the Mother.
Who is the Bride of the Lamb?
The Bride of the Lamb, Heavenly Jerusalem
In the Book of Revelation, John testifies about the bride of the Spirit who gives the water of life. Let us follow his testimony one by one to find out the identity of the bride in Revelation.
Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
Here we can see the wedding banquet of the Lamb and the bride. Since the Lamb in Chapter 19 is referred as the Spirit in Chapter 22, we can see the Lamb (or Jesus) is the Spirit. That is, the bridegroom of the wedding is Jesus himself. Since this is about the last day, we can say that this is about Jesus’ Second Coming as bridegroom to complete the parable of wedding banquet which he taught 2000 years ago. (Mt 22:1) Then who is the bride of Jesus? She was never mentioned in the parable of the wedding banquet 2000 years ago since it was not the time for her to be revealed.
Finally, the time for the bride has come and she is ready to be revealed. Then who is the bride or the wife of the Lamb?
Revelation 21:9 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.
Heavenly Jerusalem Our Mother
Here the angel showed John the wife of the Lamb. Strangely enough the bride of the Lamb is described as “the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” (Rev 21:2) As we know that the bible is mainly written in a parabolic language, we have to understand this also as parable. We should not think that a city of precious gems is coming down from heaven.
To find out the true meaning of the Heavenly Jerusalem we have to find a mated verse in the bible as Isiah said: “Look in the scroll of the Lord and read: None of these will be missing, not one will lack her mate.” The vision of the heavenly Jerusalem can be explained through the mated verse in the bible.
Apostle Paul had the same vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem and testified about it.
Galatians 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.
Paul clearly testifies that the Heavenly Jerusalem is our Mother, which means God the Mother who give us life. The reason God the Mother is compared the Most Holy Place of the Jerusalem Temple (Rev 21:16) can be found in Jesus Christ himself, who compared his body as temple of God where the Spirit of God dwells. (Jn 2:20) This is true with God the Mother who will appear in human likeness, forsaking the divinity of God. (Phil 2:7)
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Through these testimonies of the bible, we can conclude that the Spirit and the Bride are God the Father and God the Mother, coming together to give the water of life.
Therefore, those who want to receive the salvation of God in our time must know the Spirit and Bride to receive the water of life. If we look at the outward appearance of the Spirit and the Bride, we can be deceived and reject them. Then what the consequences would be!! Rather suspending our disbelief, we have to pay attention to the words of God in the bible. Then we can see the divinity hidden in the form of human likeness.
Christ Ahnsahnghong and Heavenly Mother appeared as the Spirit and the bride to us to give us the water of life. Now come to the Spirit and the bride and receive the salvation of eternal life.