In the Heavenly Wedding Banquet, Does the Bride Stand for Saints?-WMSCOG

Some people insist that since the bride in the Bible stands for saints, the teaching of the World Mission Society Church of God (WMSCOG) the Bride is “God the Mother” is wrong. Does the bride only indicate saints as they insist? No.

A word of the Bible does not always have only one meaning. For example, the word “lamb” sometimes means saints (Jn 10:10), and sometimes Christ who takes away the sin of the world (Jn 1:29). Like this, bride sometimes means saints or sometimes means “God the Mother.” Therefore, we should understand the exact meaning of bride according to the context.


1. When the saints are referred to as bride

  • 2 Co 11:2 I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.
  • Eph 5:23-32 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior . . . “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery but I am talking about Christ and the church.

In the above words, the saints are likened to the wife of Christ who is the husband.


2. When the saints are referred to as those who are invited to a wedding

  • Mt 22:2-10 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son.He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come . . . Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.”
  • Mk 2:19-20 Jesus answered, “How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? They cannot, so long as they have him with them.”
  • Rev 19:7-9 “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. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) Then the angel said to me, “Write:?‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’

In these parables, the saints are likened to those who are invited to the wedding banquet.
Comparing the two cases, the saints are described as bride or sometimes as the guests of the heavenly wedding banquet. If then, who is the bride in the heavenly wedding banquet?


3. The bride of the heavenly wedding banquet

  • Rev 21:9-10 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.
  • Gal 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.

Apostle Paul testified that Heavenly Jerusalem, the wife of the Lamb is our Mother.

In the words of “our mother,” “our (we),” are the saints. Therefore, the mother is distinct from the saints and she is the saints’ mother.

In the heavenly wedding banquet, Heavenly Mother who is the Bride surely appears. The saints are described as guests of the wedding banquet. Therefore, the insistence that the bride of the heavenly wedding banquet in Revelation 19 is the saints is not consistent. Imagine that you are invited to a wedding. When you go there as a guest, what if you are suddenly asked to stand by the groom as his bride? Besides you, so should all of the guests.

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  • January 16, 2012 at 5:11 am
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    Well..it’s difficult to me a little bit. Can you explain about this more?

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    • January 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm
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      Utterly they are claiming that the bride is not God the Mother, by insisting that the bride is indicating the saints, since we are the bride in 2 Co. However as mentioned above, if we are the bride, how can we become the bride and as well as the guests (those who are invited = us)?

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  • January 17, 2012 at 7:43 am
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    The Bride is the wife of lamb in bible. The lamb means the Jesus, God the father.
    That is, the bride = the wife of the Lamb(Jesus) =Heavenly Jerusalem=Mother.
    Thanks God to let me know the truth~

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  • January 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm
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    The bride who recorded in rev. is our mother!! our mean saints, there is our Mother in Heaven!

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  • January 23, 2012 at 3:19 pm
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    Isaiah 34: 16 Look in the scroll of the Lord and read: None of these will be missing,
    of one will lack her mate. For it is his mouth that has given the order,
    and his Spirit will gather them together.
    According to the Bible, the bride who recorded in rev stands for God the mother crystal clear!

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  • January 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm
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    Thanks to Elohim God, Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother, who appeared in the flesh.
    The bride of the heavenly wedding banquet is God the Mother.

    Rev 21:9-10 [ 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. ]

    This prophecy came from Christ Jesus, who is in very nature God Almighty ( Rev 1:1).
    God clearly said that the bride is the wife of the Lamb, heavenly Jerusalem !! We cannot be the heavenly Jerusalem.
    Why? The heavenly Jerusalem represents God the Mother.
    Gal 4:26[ But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother. ]
    We must listen to the voice of God, believing what is written in the bible.

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  • January 31, 2012 at 1:22 pm
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    Elohim God, Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother !!
    ■Rev 19:7-9 “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. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ ”

    Those who are invited to the wedding banquet are those who believe in God.
    In other words, we who is mortal cannot be the bride. We are the ornaments of the bride !!
    We must not distort the bible. Only God can give us eternal life.

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  • February 4, 2012 at 1:50 pm
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    Thanks to Elohim God, Christ Ahnsahnghong and God the Mother.
    Elohim God, God the Father and God the Mother have come in the flesh in this last age.
    The bible teaches us about Elohim God even through the heavenly wedding banquet.

    I want to ask one question to those who insist that the bride in heavenly wedding banquet is the saints.
    ## If the bride stands for the saints, that is,themselves, who is the bridegroom of them?????

    ## The saints are consist of man and woman!! + The bride is female!!
    Then, on condition that the saint is a man, a man becomes a woman????
    So, their insistence make no sense!!

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  • February 16, 2012 at 3:14 pm
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    If the bride stands for saints really, then at this point, I just want to ask one question to them.
    “Can saints give the water of life(eternal life) to saints?”

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  • February 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm
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    I agree with John, saints cannot give the water of life.

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  • February 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm
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    I don’t want to believe saints is bride who can give us the water of life. I want to believe God the Mother.

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  • February 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm
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    Every answer is in the Bible. Why don’t they carefully study the Bible rather than insisting or arguing about something?
    As a sinner, we should be more humble in front of God’s words.
    “Leave them; they are blind guides. If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” (Matt 15:14)

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  • March 4, 2012 at 4:49 am
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    We need to understand that Christ is the mystery and God the Mother appeared to give us the eternal life as a bride in this age of Holy Spirit. Everything secret of kingdom of heaven is hidden in the bible (Matt 13:11) and we should open our spiritual eyes to find out this truth! then how? — Only through the Bible! 🙂

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  • March 7, 2012 at 10:59 am
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    The knowledge of the truth can be obtained through the Bible only.
    Many people fall into destruction as they interpret the words of God as their own. We need to study the Bible really
    carefully to underatand the secrets of heaven!

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  • March 9, 2012 at 6:27 am
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    Jesus Christ taught the disciples through many parables .
    What’s the difference between people who do not understand and realized one?
    It’s the different between believe and do not believe in bible.
    who can give us the water of life is only the God..

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  • March 9, 2012 at 10:56 am
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    There can not be no doubt that the bride is the mother of our spirit.
    Only God can give ua the salvation and it is the time our God the Mother as well as God the Father would appear and give us the salvation.
    Those who slander the truth should study the Bible, and more importantly,they need to believe it.

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  • March 13, 2012 at 4:09 am
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    Gen 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…

    Mat 6:9 This, then, is how you should pray: “Our Father in heaven…

    Gal 4:26 But the Jerusalem that is above is free and is free, and she is our Mother.

    After reading the above 3 verses, how could we deny that we have God the Mother as well as God the Father?

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  • March 13, 2012 at 3:00 pm
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    It is clearly prophesied that our Heavenly Mother would appear and give us the water of life in this age of Holy Spirit.
    For our sinners, God came down to this earth to give us the eternal life according to all prophesies in the Bible.
    Apostle John got the vision when he wrote down the book of Revelation and Mother was described as a bride.
    A bride truly referred to the Mother of our spirit- Heavenly Mother for sure!

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  • March 13, 2012 at 3:05 pm
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    As we have a physical mother on this earth, we do have a spiritual mother and she is the God in female image as recorded in Genesis 1:26-27. God allowed us the earthly family system in order for us to understand heavenly family.

    “But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.” (Gal 4:26)

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  • March 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm
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    If it is true that the bride represents the saints, then what about me? Can I be the bride?? Is it possible??
    Sorry!! Unfortunately, it does seem impossible! Because I can not give the eternal life to people.
    I am just a sinner, such a mere person and I only receive lots of blessing and even the eternal life from the Spirit and the bride
    in this age. I should always not forget how deep God love toward us is!

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  • April 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm
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    Their insistence makes no sense!!
    Does the bride stand for saints?
    In other words, heavenly Jerusalem is the saints?
    Then, they does not need to believe in God for receiving eternal life.
    However, they cannot live even 100 years even though they want to!!

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  • April 13, 2012 at 9:40 pm
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    The bible is the teachings of God Almighty!!
    **1. Jn 1:29[The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
    “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.]
    **2.Rev 21:9~10[“Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
    ~ and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.]
    Then, the bride is the wife of the Lamb, and the heavenly Jerusalem.
    As U know, Jesus is God the Father[Php 2:6]. So, the bride is the wife of God the Father!!

    If God is your Father, U also have God the Mother!!

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  • April 23, 2012 at 10:44 am
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    I think we really need to be super honest on this one question.
    Are we truly following God’s teaching or man’s teaching?

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  • August 28, 2012 at 5:28 am
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    in the wedding banquet, we need the bridegroom and bride and guest
    bridegroom is represented as Jesus espacially Second coing Jesus
    guest as we who are invited
    what about bride? of course! the wife of Second coming Jesus
    God the mother in Rev 22:17,21:6~,Gal 4:26
    We don’t need any words more

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  • December 3, 2012 at 1:49 am
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    People who have been invited to the Heavenly Wedding Banquet are surly the saints who will enter the kingdom of Heaven.

    Rev 19:7~9 is about the last days and it says the wife of the lamb made her self. The saints of Jesus have been existing since Jesus came to the world 2,000 years ago. You know what I am saying.

    The wife of the Lamb, bride in the Heavenly Wedding Banquet must be God the Mother who will appear in the last days to give us the water of life (Rev 22:17)

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  • December 7, 2012 at 5:38 am
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    Their thoughts are narrow. Fixed upon their own Ideas and thoughts. Even if what they believe doesn’t feel right.

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  • December 21, 2012 at 8:33 am
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    How can we be invited and then also be the one who is to be married at the same time.
    We must attend the Heavenly banquet and receive the water of Life our heavenly Mother
    is giving.

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  • October 25, 2013 at 10:57 am
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    The bride in Heavenly Wedding Banquet cannot be saints because the bride is prophesied to appear and give the water of life with the Spirit in the last age.
    Can saints give the water of life? No, so the bride in the wedding banquet is surely God the Mother who leads us to salvation in the last age.

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