The Bride of Christ - Part 3



The Bride of Christ - Part 3


The Second Adam and Eve

1 Corinthians 15:45-47-49


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"And so it is written, The FIRST man Adam was made a LIVING soul; the LAST Adam was made a quickening (live) spirit.

"The FIRST man is of the earth, earthy: the SECOND man is the LORD FROM HEAVEN.

"And as we have borne the IMAGE of the EARTHY, we SHALL also bear the IMAGE of the heavenly. 1 Cor. 15:45,47,49.

"There is a NATURAL body, and there is a SPIRITUAL BODY." (verse 44). The Spirit (Soul) of Christ, THE HOLY GHOST, is knocking at each heart's door, awaiting an entrance, pleading through infinite love, the reclamation of the soul.

"The BRIDE, the lamb's (Branch's) wife is evidently the church (represented by ONE woman Sarah)Gal. 4:26). WHOSE RIGHTEOUSNESS THE GENTILES SEE AND ALL NATIONS HER GLORY: the church that goes by her husband's 'new name,' BRANCH which the mouth (mouthpiece) of the Lord names...did you ever hear of a...lady going by her own name after she was legally married to her husband?" Branch Sabbath School Lessons, Vol. 6:1-3, p. 55, by Ben L. Roden.

"But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the HOLY GHOST" (Rom. 8:26; 2 Pet. 1:1,2,17,19,21).

Verse 21. "Keep yourselves in the love of God (Elohim) looking for MERCY (the angel of mercy – Desire of Ages, p. 578) of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

Verse 24. "Now unto him (Christ) that is able to keep you from falling and to PRESENT you FAULTLESS BEFORE the PRESENCE of his EXCELLENT GLORY (the Holy Ghost) with exceeding joy.

Verse 25. "To the only WISE God our Saviour (Wisdom), be GLORY and MAJESTY, DOMINION, and POWER, both NOW and forever. Jude 21-25.

In the light of the NEW revelation of Jesus Christ and His GLORY, WHO is the Holy Ghost, we see in the above verses that Jude is presenting TWO Persons of the Godhead, CHRIST and the HOLY GHOST, SAVIOURS (Oba. 21) who shall come upon Mt. Zion to JUDGE the Mount of Esau (S.D.A.), and to reveal the 144,000 saviours that stand on Mt. Zion in Jerusalem with the Lamb (Male and Female).

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Adam was created first, in the MORNING of the sixth day of earth's history, and Eve came forth from his side SECOND, last, in the EVENING of the sixth day pointing to the 6,000th (day) year of the earth's history. Thus, TWO Adams became ONE – male and female – representing ONE DAY, the sixth (Morning and Evening).

From the MORNING Star (Venus) came forth the EVENING star (Hesprus), TWO manifestations of ONE day, STAR. The logical conclusion is, that, as God called THEIR name Adam (Gen. 5:1,2), there were two Adams, a male and a female Adam. As a result, the conclusion is inevitable that the Day Star is, likewise, depicted by NATURE (Entering Wedge, p. 38), through the gospel in the Stars, to be TWO manifestations of ONE star, Venus; which is BOTH the morning and evening star depicting the male and femaleness of the number one (Echad – Heb.) TWO in ONE. Two persons of the Godhead, if you please, to rule in the Kingdom of Glory on earth – Eden restored – with a recreated Adam and Eve; EARTHLY representatives of CHRIST and the HOLY GHOST who intercede for humanity BEFORE the Eternal Throne in Heaven in the Heavenly Sanctuary. Rom. 8:26,34.

"And Saviours shall come upon Mt. Zion..." Obadiah 21.

"For the GRACE (Holy Ghost) of God that bringeth salvation (to all men) hath APPEARED to all men.

"Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

"Looking for the blessed hope, AND the GLORIOUS APPEARING of the (1) GREAT GOD and (2) our Saviour Jesus Christ;

"These things speak, and exhort and rebuke with all AUTHORITY. Let no MAN despise THEE." Titus 2:11-15.


GOD'S ARMY

"...The 'army' of 'horses' is figurative of the WORKERS who proclaim the FINAL MESSAGE. ...These 200,000,000 horses, we have learned, symbolize a great ARMY OF GOSPEL WORKERS, from whose lips go a MESSAGE which means LIFE or DEATH. That, therefore, must be the POWER in their MOUTH. Consequently, the 'fire,' 'smoke,' and 'brimstone,' which issue 'out of their mouths,' are figurative of the MESSAGE which they proclaim: the POWER of the HOLY SPIRIT (the 'fire'), the sacrifice of Christ ('the smoke'), and the destructive judgments of God ('the brimstone'). ...And now, as to the swelled number of PREACHERS FROM 144,000 to 200,000,000..." OF THE 3,000 ON the DAY of Pentecost... Final Warning, p. 90,91,93.

"If Christians (Branches) were to act in concert, moving forward as one, under the direction of ONE POWER, the Holy Ghost, for the accomplishment of ONE purpose, they would MOVE THE WORLD." Behold, I Make All Things New, p. 221.

"My brethren and sisters, PLEAD for the HOLY SPIRIT. God stands back of every promise He has made. With your Bible in your hands say, I have done as Thou hast said. I present thy promise, ASK, and it shall be given you, SEEK and ye shall FIND, KNOCK, and IT SHALL BE OPENED unto you. (Matt. 7:7)"Testimonies for the Church, Vol. 8, p. 23.

THE ANTITYPICAL PENTECOST

"Thus saith the Lord God: Now will I bring AGAIN the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy on the WHOLE house of Israel and will be jealous for my holy name... Neither will I hide my FACE (Shekinah) from them: for I HAVE POURED OUT MY SPIRIT UPON THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, SAITH THE LORD GOD." Eze. 39:25,29.

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"Being TWO in number...and made from wheat, the wave-loaves are figurative of JUDAH and ISRAEL... Being baken with LEAVEN, shows they are leavened with the TRUTH [of the Holy Ghost]. Waving them on the day of Pentecost shows that His people WILL BE FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT. ...The Passover lamb...was symbolic of the LAMB OF GOD, Christ. ...Therefore, the seven lambs without blemish that are offered with the bread are figurative of God's people. See John 21:15. "The number SEVEN indicates completeness." (Acts of the Apostles, p. 585). Obviously the seven lambs are figurative of the seven thousand of Israel who had not bowed the knee to Baal in ancient Elijah's day... Since seven thousands indicate a complete number of thousands, they are therefore a type of the 144,000...who have not bowed the knee to Baal in ANTITYPICAL Elijah's day.

"Plainly then, the seven unblemished lambs are figurative of the 144,000 guileless servants of God.Rev. 14:1-5. The TWO RAMS of Lev. 23:18, being the FATHERS of the SEVEN unblemished lambs and the RAM'S bodies, being offered for A MEAT OFFERING MADE BY FIRE, a symbol of the HOLY SPIRIT, and the meat being a symbol of God's WORD (Heb. 5:14) we conclude that the BODIES of the TWO RAMS are figurative of the OLD and NEW TESTAMENT SCRIPTURES – the Bible [Zec. 4:11], that which BEGAT the Bible people, the Old and New Testament churches. Now...the lambs are symbolic of God's elect and the TWO RAMS are figurative of the Bible [Old and New Testament]" – FATHERS (trees Zec. 4:11). God the FATHER, and CHRIST the EVERLASTING FATHER (Isa 9:6). The Law of Moses in the Light of Rev. 14, p. 3 by Ben L. Roden.

"Pentecost fell on Sunday as an evidence of God's method of working. He began with the FIRST DAY."Shepherd's Rod, Vol. 2, p. 22.

"Inspiration records that the same SPIRIT Who raised Christ, preached to the antediluvians... there are three PENTECOSTS to be considered, -- two in the past and one in the future [yea, FIVE (1) Noah's (2) Moses' (3) Christ's–the ceremonial Pentecost fifty days after His baptism on the Feast of Tabernacles, at the wedding in Cana, after calling His disciples. (4) The Apostles' (5) the Latter-day Pentecost for the 144,000] – brackets ours. ...the symbolical number of the two Pentecosts in one, is 240 ...to get the actual number of saints in the Third and last Pentecost, and the only one directly prophesied in the Bible, we must multiply the symbolical number of Bible time and the saints (600) with the number of the two Pentecosts. Thus, 600 x 240 = 144,000. Therefore, the Pentecost that is just ahead of us will be made up of the 144,000 saints who are to be translated without tasting death." The Judgment and The Harvest, 1934 Ed. p. 71,72, (also Tract 3 Supplement, p. 13). "Yes, the great 'army,' the 144,000 will receive the Pentecostal power -- which will designate that they are 'kings' and 'priests' of the Lord(s). As was Christ's '...ENTHRONEMENT IN HIS MEDIATORIAL KINGDOM ...signalized by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.' Christ's Object Lessons, p. 120, so the MODERN DAY PENTECOST (emphasis ours) will SIGNALIZE THE ENTHRONEMENT of His BRIDE -- Saviours, Mediators. Obadiah 21. Crowned in the Wilderness, p. 2, by Ben L. Roden.

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This statement by the Lord's Servant, Ben L. Roden, is telling us now, who have NEW light on the identity of the BRIDE of Christ, that HER enthronement as His Queen is going to be on the LATTER DAY PENTECOST IN HEAVEN, just like Christ's enthronement was IN HEAVEN on the day of Pentecost in AD 31 – in the first apartment of the sanctuary where he became engaged with the HOLY GHOST in His Mediatorial Kingdom. THE NEXT EVENT will be the MARRIAGE of the BRIDE and BRIDEGROOM in the MOST HOLY PLACE of the Sanctuary in Heaven while the 144,000 stand on Mt. Zion under the FULL manifestation of the HOLY GHOST in a "cloud by day and a fire by night" which signalizes the MARRIAGE OF THE SECOND ADAM and EVE and Their coronation in THEIR Kingdom of Glory.

In 31 AD on the day of Pentecost what happened? Actually, TWO important events took place: (1) In Heaven Christ and those resurrected with Him, the WAVESHEAF, were inaugurated into their mediatorial Kingdom, and the POWER of the HOLY GHOST, present at the ceremony, was sent down to earth upon the heads of the FIRST-FRUITS, the 120, and the 3,000 also, as TONGUES of fire, investing the disciples with the power of speech, languages, to preach the gospel of the RESURRECTION OF JESUS to the Jews present from every nation under heaven. (2) Note: the 120 and those with them DID NOT ASCEND TO HEAVEN but were to REMAIN on EARTH as the Government of God to preach the gospel, first, to the lost sheep of the house of Israel; then, to the Gentiles. So there were TWO CEREMONIES, ONE in HEAVEN for the WAVESHEAF, and ONE on EARTH for the WAVELOAVES, the FIRST FRUITS, being inaugurated into their mediatorial work on EARTH. In other words, heaven and earth were in complete unity. Read Desire of Ages, p. 113:1,2.

THE LAMB OF GOD

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"He was numbered with the transgressors." Mark 15:28. "...He made INTERCESSION for the transgressors." Isa. 53:12.

"And they crucified Him" Luke 23:33. "Now from the SIXTH hour there was darkness over all the land unto the NINTH hour and the SUN was darkened and the VEIL OF THE TEMPLE WAS RENT IN THE MIDST." Luke 23:44,45.

"And about the NINTH HOUR Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, ...My God, (Father) My God (Mother) why hast thou forsaken me." Matt. 27:46.

The SIXTH hour (Dan. 6:10) was the SECOND of the Jewish hours of prayer, the THIRD HOUR being the FIRST, and the ninth hour the THIRD.

"And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, Father, into thy hands I commend my Spirit: and having said thus, (he bowed His head – John 19:30) and gave up the Ghost." Luke 23:46.

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This VEIL, a mystic representation of the veiling of the BRIDE of Christ, which was between the holy and the most holy apartment of the earthly sanctuary, veiling HER PRESENCE in the MOST HOLY and shutting out ALL ACCESS to the DIVINE PRESENCE of God manifested above the mercy seat and between the two cherubim upon the mercy seat; "the Holy Ghost this signifying, that the WAY INTO THE HOLIEST OF ALL was NOT YET made manifest (known), while as the first tabernacle was yet standing.

"Which was a FIGURE for the time THEN present...The rending of the VEIL at the NINTH hour was a SYMBOL of the SEPARATION of DIVINITY from sinful humanity in the SPIRITUAL TEMPLE, JESUS CHRIST, on the cross of Calvary, when He gave up the Ghost, to open to humanity a NEW and LIVING way (Heb. 10:19,20) without sin unto salvation, through ANOTHER COMFORTER as he had promised, Even the HOLY GHOST! (John 14:26;16:7-15).

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Into the holiest of all, none could enter, even the high Priest (a symbol of Christ), except ONCE a year, on the great day of Atonement, and then, only with the blood of atonement, sprinkled by hand, upon and before the mercy seat, seven TIMES." (Lev 16:14). This was to SIGNIFY COMPLETE ACCESS for sinners to this Holy God, the SHEKINAH. It was, and STILL is, only through the atoning blood. Thus, until the death of Christ (shedding His precious blood) the veil over the "FACE of God," the SHEKINAH, remained.

Now, ACCESS to the Holiness of God, the SHEKINAH, can no longer be denied, for at the time of its rending, the veil between the holy and the most holy, that is to say, his flesh (Heb. 10:20)," symbolized the SEPARATION of the SECOND ADAM AND EVE (1 Cor. 15:45) as TWO DISTINCT HEAVENLY BEINGS; and again, their union, "as one," in the sanctuary service, which was to become ONE – open for all to SEE the "GLORY APARTMENT" of God, and the HOLY GHOST.

A partial demonstration was given on the day of PENTECOST–TWO tongues (sword of truth) – a double edged sword of fire (Acts 2:3). "The SWORD of the SPIRIT, NEWLY EDGED with POWER and bathed in the LIGHTNINGS OF HEAVEN, cut its way through unbelief." Acts of the Apostles, p. 38:1.

The veil had ever symbolized the separation between sinful humanity and this HOLY GOD. The middle partition was taken out of the way on the cross that mankind might have FREE ACCESS to the DOUBLE INTERCESSION (Rom. 8:26,34) in the sanctuary above, as revealed in Heb. 10:1,9,15,16,20,22,29.

The VEIL IS GONE: The mercy seat NOW stands open, our TWO INTERCESSORS, CHRIST and the HOLY GHOST, minister before the Eternal God and His Spirit. The new and LIVING way is sprinkled by the blood of Him "WHO THROUGH THE ETERNAL SPIRIT offered HIMSELF without spot unto God." Heb. 9:14.

In Isa. 6 is shown The BRIDAL CHARIOT coming TO EARTH – The Lord AND His Train – BRIDE – to minister to the heirs of salvation in the JUDGMENT OF THE LIVING!

Under the Old Covenant it was DEATH to go in. Now, there is NO LIFE unless we accept this GLORIOUS TRUTH and enter into the MOST HOLY, the Bridal Chamber, the Glory of God, for the Marriage of the King's Son. The BRIDEGROOM AND HIS BRIDE. "They HEAR (both) the VOICE of the Bridegroom AND the VOICE of the BRIDE." Christ's Object Lessons, p. 406:0.

"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him (them); for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath MADE HERSELF ready.

"And to HER was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the FINE LINEN is the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF SAINTS. [Notice, the fine linen (righteousness) is on the Bride (Jer. 33:15,16).

"And he saith to me, write, BLESSED are they which are called to the MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB. And he saith unto me, these are the TRUE SAYINGS OF GOD." Rev. 19:7-9.

"And the Spirit (Holy Spirit) and the Bride (Holy Ghost) say, come. And let him that heareth say, come. And let him that is ATHIRST (for the water of life) come. And whosoever will, let him take the WATER of LIFE freely. Rev. 22:17.


I Am,

Yours, in the name of the BRIDE WHO has come out of HER CLOSET, most Holy Apartment of the Sanctuary, now thrown open for all to SEE Her Glory!



Lois Irene Scott Roden


"THINK IT THROUGH"

"'Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him RETURN UNTO THE [1] LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and TO OUR [2] GOD, for he will abundantly pardon.' We must forsake our WAYS and our thoughts [that are evil], and in exchange, TAKE GOD'S THOUGHTS AND FOLLOW HIS WAYS. Isa. 55:8: 'For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.' NOT UNTIL AFTER THIS TRANSACTION IS MADE, CAN ONE PLEASE, SERVE, OR UNDERSTAND GOD, NOR CAN HE ENTER HEAVEN. When this TRANSACTION IS MADE, the THOUGHTS, WAYS, DESIRES, ACTIONS, AND THE WHOLE HUMAN BEING IS CHANGED. HOW DO WE GET GOD'S THOUGHTS? ...and ways are found in His Word (the Bible). The man who will follow the COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS by the SPIRIT OF GOD is in a heavenly atmosphere, and walks with God as Enoch of old." Shepherd's Rod, Vol. 1, p. 141,142.

"It is the DARKNESS OF MISAPPREHENSION of GOD that is enshrouding the world. Men are losing their KNOWLEDGE OF HIS CHARACTER [Rom. 1:20]. It has been MISUNDERSTOOD and MISINTERPRETED.

"AT THIS TIME A MESSAGE FROM GOD IS TO BE proclaimed, a MESSAGE ILLUMINATING in its influence and SAVING IN ITS POWER. His character is to be made known. Into the darkness of the world IS TO BE SHED THE LIGHT of His GLORY, THE LIGHT OF HIS GOODNESS, MERCY, AND TRUTH.

"This is the work outlined by the prophet Isaiah in the words, 'O JERUSALEM [Heb. 12:22,23] that bringest good tidings, LIFT UP THY VOICE [Holy Ghost] with STRENGTH; LIFT IT UP, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, BEHOLD YOUR GOD! Behold, the LORD GOD will come with a strong hand, and His ARM shall rule for him; behold, His REWARD is with Him, and His work before Him!' " Isa. 40:9,10.

"What man knoweth the things of a man, save the SPIRIT of man which is in him? Even so, the things of God KNOWETH NO MAN, BUT THE SPIRIT of GOD." 1 Cor. 2:11.

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"Saddest of all words that ever fell on mortal ear are those words of doom, 'I KNOW YOU NOT.' The FELLOWSHIP OF THE SPIRIT, which YOU have SLIGHTED, could alone MAKE YOU ONE with the joyous throng AT THE MARRIAGE FEAST. In that scene you cannot participate. ITS LIGHT would fall on blinded eyes, its melody upon deaf ears. Its love and joy could awake no chord of gladness in the world-benumbed heart. YOU ARE SHUT OUT OF HEAVEN BY YOUR OWN UNFITNESS FOR ITS COMPANIONSHIP.

"So the followers of Christ are to SHED LIGHT into the darkness of the world. THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT, God's WORD is a LIGHT as it BECOMES a transforming power in the LIFE of THE RECEIVER. By implanting in their hearts the PRINCIPLES of His WORD, the HOLY SPIRIT develops in men the ATTRIBUTES of GOD. THE LIGHT OF HIS GLORY – His CHARACTER – is to shine forth IN His FOLLOWERS. Thus they are to glorify God, TO LIGHTEN THE PATH TO the BRIDEGROOMS HOME, to the city of God, TO THE MARRIAGE SUPPER of THE LAMB. Christ's Object Lessons, p. 415,413,414, and on

© Charles Pace 2016