Male Child Bearers
This newsletter is centered around Revelation
The "us" is the happy couple celebrating their marriage (see previous verse). The groom always has
given GLORY to Him (God, the Father - John
5:17-47). So this request is most likely a reminder for the
- BE HAPPY, and
- give HIM GLORY
because it's time for the MARRIAGE of the LAMB.
When we become a believer
in Christ, the engagement period leading up to this marriage
begins. This is a spiritual marriage and has nothing to do with the
physical urges that drive so many of the earthly marriages (Matthew
Note that "the LAMB" is previously used for Jesus Christ in the
Revelation (Revelation 5:6 and Revelation 14:1).
His BRIDE has made herself READY.
Who is the BRIDE? From a Revelation viewpoint, she is
As one can see, there is no distinction as to race, religious
affiliation, social status, or wealth. Thus for the BRIDE to make
herself READY must be something other than that. It is left to the
reader to determine how the BRIDE has gotten herself ready.
- Those who came out of Babylon (Revelation
- Those who are not defiled by women (Revelation
- Those who didn't take the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:16),
- The tribulation martyrs (Revelation
- The overcomers (Revelation 3:21,
Revelation 3:12, Revelation 3:5, Revelation 2:26, Revelation 2:17, Revelation 2:11, and Revelation 2:7),
- Those who occupy the new Jerusalem (Revelation
- Those who are wearing bright and clean linen clothes (next verse).
An interesting sidebar here: while the BRIDE is referred to in the
feminine form here, it probably is to reinforce the concept of
believer procreation. That is, it is the female side of human beings
which bears the child. In the same manner, believers beget other
believers when the Gospel is proclaimed with the help of the Holy
3:1-5-21). This partially explains why it seems more difficult
for male believers to witness to others about Salvation. They aren't
use to being child bearers.