The Barley Bride

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Her Sons and Daughters

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I have taught the living truth that some saints will grow up in heaven by the ministering aid of the 144,000 who go into the Temple on Mt. Zion as pillars, leaders, Revelation 3:10-12. Some have taken exception to this fact because they do not have spiritual discernment and knowledge of the Scriptures that would enable them to understand the truth relative to this spiritual concept. Gar is one of these persons and he expresses his lack of knowledge in the following post to an SDA Internet group forum. It would have been wiser for Gar to ask question(s) of me rather than accuse me as he does in the following post. But that is the way of those who are ready and willing to accuse the true brethren. Folk like Gar have shaken themselves into a position that will involve a very rude awakening on judgment day. This fact is one of great pathos.





----- Original Message -----

From: Gar


Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:37 PM

Subject: Re: [Adventist-fm] Steve's Satanic Spirit


The wheat ripens before the 1000 years not during-- so Ron is wrong!




Ron’s Response to Gar and Other Who do not Understand the Bride of Christ and Her Children


In Isaiah 62, Zion is defined as the virgin (Bethulah—Strictly pure virgins) who is married, verses 1-5. This is the bride of Christ, the 144,000 who are made pillars in the Temple, Rev. 3:10-12, because only the 144,000 enter that Temple, Early Writings, p. 19. And the message is to Philadelphia, so it is Philadelphians who constitutes Zion, the Bride.  


Isaiah 62

1 For
Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth. 2 And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name. 3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. 4 Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married. 5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God rejoice over thee. 6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, 7 And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth. 8 The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured: 9 But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and praise the LORD; and they that have brought it together shall drink it in the courts of my holiness. 10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people. 11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him. 12 And they shall call them, The holy people, The redeemed of the LORD: and thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not forsaken. Isaiah 62:1-12.


The Family of God


·       Jesus is the bridegroom (Father).

·       Zion is the Mother, the wife, the bride of Christ.

·       The bride has sons and daughters (the bridesmaid guests) (verses 5 and 11 and Great Controversy, pp. 427, 1911 edition.


The sons and daughters of Zion are all others who are saved who are not part of the 144,000. They do not reach the stage of perfection on this earth that the bride reaches. For example, consider little children who are saved. Ellen White said that the fate of children depends on the fate of their parents. If the parents are saved, their children will be saved, but consider that little children and/or new converts right up till the close of probation will not have had time to develop character (ripen) to the extent the 144,000 have. The Lord has shown me that these “babes in Christ” will be instructed by the 144,000 for the millennium period in heaven. That will be the priestly function of the 144,000 in the heavenly Temple during that time frame. God knows that they are safe to save, but they will need education in spiritual maturity.


The Difference Between the Barley Bride and the Wheat


The bride, the 144,000, not only reach a stage of development that her children do not reach, but as the barley was the first crop to ripen, the bride is ready first and she constitutes the true overcomers. The bride reaches perfection as depicted in Revelation 14:1-4. This link should be studied very carefully:



Revelation 14

1 And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps: 3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and
no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. 4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. 5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God. Rev. 14:1-4.


In the Middle East, barley was the firstfruits crop to ripen and this was the first offering of the spring feasts. It was the wave sheaf offering.


Lev 23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

Lev 23:12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto the LORD.

Lev 23:15 And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:


Exd 22:29 Thou shalt not delay [to offer] the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons shalt thou give unto me.


Exd 23:19 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.


Exd 34:26 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.


1Cr 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.


Jam 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.


Exd 23:19 The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.


Rev 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, [being] the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.


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For more teaching on further differences between the bride and the guests at the Wedding Feast, see the following link: