According to The Holy Bible of God, The Bridegroom and The Bride represent a man and a woman who are engaged and are preparing for marriage to give them the status of Husband and wife.

[ISAIAH 61:10]

10   I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.


Jesus Christ is going to have a wedding supper. The bible says His Bride, The True church, has made herself ready:


7    Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

8    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.

9    And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.


THE GLORIOUS Church without spot or wrinkle

The Apostle Paul describes her in [EPHESIANS 5:25-27]

25    Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

26    That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

27    That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing;          but that it should be holy and without blemish.

-She is beloved of the Lord Jesus Christ. He loves her so much that He left Heaven, came down to earth, took the form of man, and went to Calvary to redeem her from sin, death and hell, and to cleanse her to meet His qualifications as stated above.

-She is made up of the called out and the set apart.


Jesus Christ does not expect her to be mixed up; and found in association with and participation in the unacceptable, unbiblical activities of denominationalism.[II CORINTHIANS 6:14-17]

14    Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with         unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness?

15    And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

16    And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as         God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in [them]; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

17    Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,


-This is what will characterize them who are The Called out.

Abraham was a typical example of such a member of this Bride. He was called out from a life which would avoid conflict of interests between God’s will and man’s will. He was called out of His Father’s House, His kindred, and his country. He was called to another kingdom or country, whose King he literally met according to [HEBREWS 7:1-4]

1    For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

2    To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

3    Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

4    Now consider how great this man [was], unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

-They are in this visible world, but not of this world.

-They live here for now but their lifestyle is not of this world

-Their king is King of righteousness, so their lives is after righteousness, holiness peace, and not evil and wickedness.

-They are them who worship God in spirit and in truth.

-They are peculiar to the world around them, because they are not doers of the things the world does.

-They are not peculiar for the sake of being peculiar; they are doers of the word rightly divided.


Saul of Tarsus, who became known as PAUL, said he was separated and called from His mother’s womb to serve God in another capacity; Prisoner and Apostle of Jesus Christ.

[GALATIANS 1:13-16]

13    For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews' religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:

14    And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.

15    But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called [me] by his grace,

16    To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:


-Paul had to leave his former religion as well as the traditions of his fathers because the y would be in conflict with God’s Word and His will.

-The True church of God that makes up The End Time Bride, will have to come out of present day denominations, and their unbiblical doctrines:


2    And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become       the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

3    For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have       committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the       abundance of her delicacies.

4    And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

5    For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.


-You do not want to be a partaker of the sins and iniquities and plagues, of this modern day Babylon.

-So, to be spotless, without blemish, holy and clean, you must come out from her, and her system, as Paul  did from the Pharisees and the Sadducees ; the Babylon of his day.

As the natural bridegroom expects his bride to remain true and faithful to Him, Jesus Christ expects His Bride, The True Church to be faithful to Him and to His Word. For spiritual adultery, God has no place for them in heaven: [1CORINTIANS 6:9]

“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,”




2    Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.


Jesus expects no private interpretation to be used to explain away his expressed thoughts in the scriptures: [II PETER 1:19-21]

19     We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a          light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:

20    Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

21    For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were]          moved by the Holy Ghost.



Like it is in the natural wedding ceremonies, The Bride and The Bridegroom must be dressed in wedding garments: God’s definition of the wedding Garment is THE HOLY GHOST.

[MATTHEW 22:8-14]

8    Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.

9    Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

10    So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

11    And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

12    And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

13    Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast [him] into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

14    For many are called, but few [are] chosen.

-There will be several filters to allow who will be there and who will not.

-One filter will be The Wedding Garment. It is a requirement for one to be there. That is the reason why the 5 foolish virgins couldn’t make it.

-It is called The Fine Linen, clean and white, which means, righteousness of saints.

-The next filter at the gate will be Jesus Christ Himself:



[JOHN 10:1, 7]

1.    Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

7    Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.


Jesus told Nicodemus the requirement for entering into His Kingdom: This is another filter to qualify for Brideship. She must be a born again Christian.

[JOHN 3:3, 5]

3    Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he       cannot see the kingdom of God.

5    Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he       cannot enter into the kingdom of God.



She must be like Esther who did not enhance her acceptance by a beauty temporarily achieved by cosmetics: She nurtured in herself an overwhelming character, which comprised a meek, gentle, and loving spirit.


E-78   Esther was to become a bride, so she didn't want none of the adorning of the world. She wanted to go in to the king just like she was. She adorned herself like the Pentecostal women ought to, with a meek humble spirit. And when all these fancy first ladies come by with all their new fandangoed things, the king looked at them, and put them in the chamber with the concubines. But when this Esther comes into his sight, and he got a glimpse of that sweet, humble, meek spirit, he said, "That's her. Go get the crown and put it on her head." That's it.

Let them adorn themselves with that kind of a spirit, not only the women, but the men too, adorn themselves with that kind of a spirit. Then you're becoming ready for the  bride, sweet, reverent. Esther made her heart clean.



E-51    Well, what have we done? We've added members, got better churches, bigger membership. What we need is quality, not quantity. That's the trouble. That's the hunting of the Bride today. Eleazar had an awful time finding--finding quality. And then to get her ready to go was the next thing, after he found it. So that's--that's the next thing to do. We're hunting for that now. The Holy Spirit, God's servant as Eleazar was, is hunting for that quality, that genuineness, that something that won't take back on God's Word. It'll stand there, live or die, and say it's the truth. "God said so. That settles it."



The Wedding Day of The Heavenly Bridegroom [Jesus Christ] and His Earthly Bride, is the only Wedding day in the entire universe not known to both The Bride and The Bride Groom ; and not even The angelic attendants: [MARK 13:32]

“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, BUT THE FATHER.”


-She therefore doesn’t waste her time setting dates, seasons and times. She is concerned about getting ready.

-She is feeding daily on His unadulterated word to make her character match His character.

-She is making sure; she is maturing into bearing the attributes of the stature of the perfect man.

-Her readiness includes praying, feeding on the word, watching and waiting.



This bride will not be bolted down on earth by any earthly constraint: She is free from any bondage. Brother Branham dramatized her Husband’s influence on her as a magnet is to iron filings.


... And as that magnet passed down through that line, I begin to notice those shavings flying up to meet it, like that, them metal shavings. I noticed some of them didn't come up. And I noticed several pieces of iron didn't come up. And as that magnet went on back over into the cupola and dropped all this stuff down into the cupola, and it was melted and made over again...

And I said, "Well, why didn't it all rise up?" I said, "I see some shavings."

He said, "Rev. Branham, we make some aluminum parts here." He said, "And those aluminum pieces are not magnetized to that magnet."

I said, "Praise the Lord." And--and I said...

He said, "What's the matter with you?"


164    I said, "I was just thinking." So I said, "Why--why didn't them other iron pieces go up?"

Said, "If you noticed, they're bolted down. They can't raise up."

I said, "Praise God. Hallelujah."

He said, "What's the matter, Rev. Branham?"

I said, "I was just a thinking."

He said, "You must've been."

I said, "Brother, way back yonder somewhere, in the eternities (hallelujah), there's a great Magnet. The Son of God is going to be turned loose, one of these mornings. He's sweeping down over this earth like a magnet. And every soul that's magnetized to Him will go up to meet Him in the air, and there be in the resurrection to live with Him, be taken out yonder. And these old bodies that we now live in, or even like we have now, that's getting old, and draping up, and dropping down, will be dropped over yonder into the cupola of the dust, and molded over, and made like unto His own glorious body in the final resurrection, when He comes again."


167    And I said, "Well, now looky here, there's many people that's not magnetized. There's many people that's bolted down with circumstances, say, 'I can't do it. I just couldn't do it. It's too much of a price.'"

Brother, except that heart is changed, and that soul setting yonder, magnetized with God by the Holy Ghost, when Jesus comes, you'll be left on the earth alone.



Like all the members of the bride from all the ages, they had to be filtered by the message of their day.  Their messenger will have to pass their test for their followers to qualify: Here is the revelation Brother Branham received when he was taken beyond The Curtain of Time and saw all who follow his message.



E-105    And I looked coming down across the hill, and there come old Fritz. He looked at me and come up and licked me on the hand, and I patted him. Just then old Prince, my horse, come put his neck around my shoulder and begin to nicker.

I said, "Oh, God." I looked up.

And He said, "All that you ever loved, and all that ever loved you is gathered here."

And I said, "I want to see Jesus. I want to see the One that I've loved and worked for."

And they said, "You can't see Him right now; He's higher than this. But someday He will come back. And when He comes, He will come to you first. And you'll be questioned on the Gospel that you preached. And then, if you pass the test, then we will go with you back to Him, back to earth and live together forever in a body, a fleshly body where we'll eat and drink."

And I said, "You mean, He will question me on the Word I preach?"

Said, "Yes." And that Voice speaking to me said it.

And I said, "Well, will Saint Paul be questioned too?"

Said, "Certainly, with his congregation."

I said, "Then if Saint Paul passes it, I will too." I said, "I've preached it just exactly the way he did, not moved one word."

And then those millions screamed out, "We know that, and are resting assured."

And about that time, I heard the Voice say, "Keep pressing on."

And I felt myself slip. I said, "I don't have to go back, do I?"

"Keep pressing on." And I turned and looked at my body; I seen it move. I was coming to and just a moment, I was in the room again.

-Some ministers who preached this message and have made claims to some special positions in the body of Christ have told their congregations never to question what they preached.

-If The Message that The Prophet Messenger to Ephesus [PAUL]; and ALL THE OTHERS way down to LAODICEA have to be tested, who are these who have placed themselves above God’s test?

-As for THE SEVEN STARS of [Rev 1:20], they are under control, in THE RIGHT HAND of The Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Yet The Prophet said they will be tested by Jesus Christ Himself. How about everybody else? Their preaching can be questioned if need be. There is nothing wrong with that.



And when these questions confront us about the Bible truths, there's got to be the right answer somewhere. That's right; it's got to be there.

And when we see something presented, I think instead of just running away, say, "Oh, nonsense, I couldn't believe a thing like that; I couldn't believe that," why don't you take the Bible and set down and face up to it. Study It. You're here in the meeting now; just look it over. Check it out yourself with the Word; check the Word by the Word. That's the only way to make It tell the Truth. And It must tell the Truth from Genesis to Revelation.

Christ is the revelation of the whole Bible...”


The Messenger of [Malachi 4:5-6] has given this counsel in many places in the message, that we check what we hear by the Word of God. Why should any minister of the Gospel be afraid of being checked, or questioned? Truth will always prevail over error. If truth is spoken, it will prevail every time, no matter what. So, let us not be afraid to be questioned, even if it is by those who do not agree with us. Truth has never been defeated at all.

God bless you. I hope these thoughts will make you to check up what you have read and then take inventory of yourself as we see the day of the Lord approaching.


Pastor Martin Tombe: Restored Bible Truth Assembly.

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