Bride exclusivity is reality and you need to decide soon. This post will be a little complex. I’m trusting the Lord to show me how to put it together. But it’s something I’ve rarely heard in sermons, teachings, or discussions.
I believe that part of the effort against the Rapture concerns a simple fact. The fact that Bride exclusivity is fought so hard might be partially the result of the enemy wanting to hurt believers any way he can. The sad truth is that if you miss the Rapture, you’re not part of the Bride of the Messiah—you won’t be at the marriage supper of the Lamb.
As a tribulation saint, you’ll be asked to help Jesus rule during the millennium, and get the benefits given to those who pass through millennium as believers. But the make up of the Bride is sealed when Jesus calls her to himself in the clouds. It’s for those who know Him.
Bride exclusivity is reality for those who are ready when the Groom comes to get us
Remember the parable of the ten virgins — don’t be a foolish virgin. The key verse may be Hebrews 9:28: “so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many, and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to save those who eagerly wait for Him.” [MEV] How many times have you heard someone say, “Yes, I want Jesus to come, but I want to see my granddaughter married first,” or… “I want to get my house finished,” or… “I want to enjoy retirement a little, first.” There are countless variants of that statement.
In truth, I want the Lord to come today, this hour. I can say that knowing that He will not do that until the Bride is complete. He will not do that until the last person from the Gentile Age who can be saved is born again.
Yes, I know there will be people saved during the final seven years. But that horrendous tribulation is about the Jews — Israel. So, maybe all who are saved are some kind of Jew? I wouldn’t count on that untimely salvation —as a Gentile. If you can’t do it now — you probably won’t be able to do it then.
Please don’t risk it! Talk to Jesus now.
He will be happy to add you to the Bride. All you have to do it repent of all your sin, ask Jesus to forgive you, and then ask Him to come live in you. The praise will probably bring about the baptism of the Holy Spirit which the gospels tell us that Jesus came to bring to us.