Lucifer: A Bride in Heaven
I was recently redirected by a posting from Ed Nydle to look at a section entitled "Satan was Ordained
as a Bride in Heaven" from pgs 46-47 in "Who is the Bride of Christ?" by
Eddie Chumney. I had read over it previously, yet I must have been blinded
at the time because it honestly didn't registered one iota at that time. But
while re-looking at it again something lit up within me, this time recognizing
many things I had never seen before, which are not in his book. And so
I have expanded a bit from what Eddie had written, and from a completely
different perspective. I believe the truths shared here are edifying
to the Bride of Christ in that they add to her understanding, enjoy.
Lucifer as is described in Ezekiel 28:12-15 would have been the original
ordained bride in heaven [positionally].
In reading this account and comparing it with other scriptures
pertaining to the Bride of Christ, both directly and allegorically,
we should begin to see Yahweh's sovereign work [plan, purpose, and will]
...So says the Lord Yahweh:
You seal the measure full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You have been
in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, the ruby,
the topaz, and the diamond; the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper; the
sapphire, the turquoise, and the emerald. And gold, the workmanship of
your tabrets [tambourines] and of your pipes in you-- in the day you were created,
they were prepared. You were the anointed cherub that covers, and I
had put you in the Set-Apart [Holy] mountain of God; You walked up and down
in the midst of the stones of fire. You were perfect in your ways from
the day that you were created, till iniquity was found in you.
From the description given of Lucifer [minus the iniquity and his fall],
we can see some the following
traits of a this original bride in heaven;
1) Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
2) Adorned with every precious stones.
3) Adorned with tabrets.
4) Anointed as a covering.
5) In the holy mountain of God [Mount Zion].
6) Walks in the midst of the fire.
7) Perfect in his ways.
The Bride of Christ is also mentioned in the scriptures as having these
same traits or characteristics
as we'll see in just the few examples given below;
1) Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which those having been set against you will not be able to withstand
or contradict. [Luke 21:15]
We speak wisdom among the perfect, but not the wisdom of this age, nor
of the rulers of this age, those
being brought to nothing, but we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery,
having been hidden, which God predetermined before the ages for our glory.
[1 Cor 2:6-7]
Which He causes us to abound in all wisdom and understanding, making known the mystery of the will of
Him, according to the good pleasure which He purposed in Him. [Ephesians
But the hidden man of the heart in the incorruptible [beauty] of the meek
and quiet spirit, which is
of great value before God. For then also the set-apart [holy] women, hoping
on God, adorned themselves, submitting themselves to their own husband.
[1 Peter 3:4-5]
You are all beautiful, My love. There is no blemish on you. [Song of Solomon 4:7]
2) Adorned with every precious stones.
And I John saw the the holy city -- New Jerusalem, coming down out of
heaven from God having been prepared
as a bride, having been adorned for her Husband. And I heard a great
voice out of heaven -- Behold, the Tabernacle of God with men! [Rev 21:2-3]
And the foundation of the wall of the city having been adorned with every precious stone -- the first
foundation jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth
emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth sardius, the seventh chrysolite, the
eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh
hyacinth, the twelfth amethyst. And the twelve gates twelve pearls... [Rev
3) Adorned with tabrets.
Yahweh has appeared to me from far away saying -- Yes, with an everlasting
love I have loved you! Therefore,
with loving-kindness I have drawn you, again I will build you, you
shall be built again! O' virgin of Israel. You will again adorn your tabrets
[tambourines] and go forth in the dance of the merry ones. [Jeremiah 31:3-4]
4) Anointed as a covering.
And Yahweh Elohim [God] said, It is not good the man being alone, I will
make him a helper [root word
meaning surround, protect or aid] corresponding to him. [Genesis 2:18]
For Yahweh has created a new thing in the land, a woman shall encircle
a man. [Jeremiah 31:22]
And you shall make two golden cherubs of gold: You shall make them of
beaten work from the two ends of
the mercy-seat. And make one cherub from the end here, and one cherub from
the end there. From the mercy-seat you shall make the cherubs. And the cherubs
shall be spreading out wings above, covering the mercy-set with their wings,
and their faces each towards his brother, the faces of the cherubs
shall be toward the mercy-seat. [Exodus 25:18-20]
And I answered and said to him, "What are these two olive trees on the
right of the lampstand and on its
left?" And He said, These are the two [sons of fresh oil] anointed ones standing
by the Lord of all the earth. [Zechariah 4:11,14]
And behold, two men talking with Him, who were Moses and Elijah who appeared
in glory and spoke of His
exodus, which He was about to accomplish in Jerusalem. [Luke 9:30-31]
5) Put in the holy mountain of God [Mount Zion].
Come I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb. And he carried me
away in Spirit onto a great
and high mountain and showed me the great city, Holy Jerusalem coming down
out of heaven from God. [Rev 21:8-10]
But you have drawn near Mount Zion, a city of the living God, to a Heavenly Jerusalem and to myriads
of angels. [Hebrews 12:22]
6) Walks in the midst of the fire.
And it shall be in all the land says Yahweh, two parts in it shall be
cutoff and die, but the third
part shall be left in it. And I will bring the third part through the fire
and will refine them as is silver refined and test them as is gold tested.
They will call on My name and I will answer them. I will say, it is My
People, and he shall say, Yahweh is my God.[Zechariah 13:8-9]
7) Perfect in His ways.
You shall be perfect with Yahweh your God. [Deut 18:13]
Be perfect therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect. [Matthew 5:48]
There is enough similarity in the seven attributes listed for the Bride
of Christ and for the pre-fall
position or estate of Lucifer that it quite reasonable to say he was
in fact the original bride in Heaven, if not only in typology.
As we know though, iniquity was found in this original bride, the anointed
cherub that covers, and so
Satan was cast down to the earth, as Yahshua witnessed, behold -- I saw
Satan fall as lightning from heaven.
In a very similar account found in the Book of Esther, king Ahasuerus's bride, Vashti the queen,
was also removed from the king's presence for her rebellion, refusing the king's
call, and her royal estate was given to another who was better then
her. Mordecai the Jew's adopted daughter Esther, by Yahweh's predetermined
purpose, was to be that new bride and became the anointed covering
for her people, again testifying to Yahweh's will, purpose and plan for
the Bride of Christ. Her willingness to lay her life down, to be cut off,
in order to save her own people was the very act of intercession that saved
both herself and her people, all in the name and seal of the king, and by
his decree. Thereby also making the way for the defeat and destruction of
their mutual enemy.
Yahweh seemed to have broken his own precepts or instructions to make
this transaction happen. In closing
out the two preceding books of Ezra and Nehemiah just prior to the
Book of Esther, Yahweh concludes both books with
similar commands concerning
the putting away of foreign wives and forbidding
intermarriage with foreigners;
You shall not give your daughter to their sons, nor take their daughter
for your sons... [Ezra 9:12, Nehemiah 13:25].
Yet in the book of Esther,
He sets up exactly the opposite pattern, allowing
Esther to be given in marriage
to a foreigner, even the king.
Transcending His own law or precepts, by the act of saving souls or showing mercy, is always the right
of the King. In fact even earthly kings, presidents, governors, and
judges have this God "ordained" given right, for their authority comes from
this King of kings. And this King's mercy is first granted to His bold
yet humble foreign bride, whose calling is to intercede for others. Mercy
is then shown towards her people, under the covering she helped to make
through obedience, though suffering and death stood on either side of her
decision. Furthermore, I'm speaking of the beloved Bride of Christ,
for truly Yahshua the Heavenly King has and is taking a foreign bride, a
helper, from among men!
But unlike queen Vashti's removal and replacement by one who was better
than her, that being Esther; Lucifer
the anointed covering cherub, was replaced by not one, but two anointed
covering cherubim [Exodus 25:18-20]. These being the two anointed brothers
as they're called, at either end of the mercy-seat as given in the
pattern shown to Moses on the mountain of God. Why did He replace the one
fallen cherub or bride with two golden cherubim or a two-part bride?
That answer is partly found in the command given concerning clean and
unclean animals. Man, who
is made in the image and likeness of God was formed out of the dust of
the earth, as were all the animals. And an animal must both chew the cud and
have a split hoof to be considered clean. Chewing the cud has to do
with the ability to ascend and descend, hence the golden cherubim, being only
types of the two-part bride, are shown with wings. But also the Bride
of Christ is shown to also have a split hoof, being a two-part bride, and
having two corresponding parts that encompass or encircle the mercy-seat,
thereby making her clean by Yahweh's grand design, as shown on the Ark of the
And this fulfill Jeremiah 31:22 -- For Yahweh has created a new thing
in the land, a woman shall encircle
And that encircled man, in the first instance -- at the highest level,
is the last man Adam, being
Yahshua, in the heavenly tabernacle above who sits on His throne -- the mercy-seat,
between the two golden cherubim, actually being his two-part bride,
where He meets with them [see Rev 4:4, 10-11], who are also called the elders.
This was also revealed on the Mount of Transfiguration, with Moses
and Elijah, the two anointed ones or sons of fresh oil, glorified on either
side of a glorified Yahshua and encompassing Him, revealing the heavenly
tabernacle -- the glorified Bridegroom with His glorified two-part Bride!
And that encircled man "in the land" will also be the first Adam, or natural man in the flesh, not yet
glorified bodily. The Church of Christ, shown in typology as Peter, James,
and John who were heavy with sleep while also present on the Mount of Transfiguration.
They, the Church, are the tithe or first fruits of all fleshly
men. The Body of Christ, represented by Peter of whom it was said, When
you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you
and lead you where you do not want to go. Yahshua said this to indicate
the kind of death or sleep by which Peter, whom is also sifted by Satan,
would glorify God.
On either side
of Peter, as the heavenly pattern would dictate, were the two that Yahshua had bestowed
the royal or kingly titles, the Sons of Thunder, that being James and his
brother John. It was also these two disciples whose mother had came kneeling
and asked that Yeshua would command or grant that they sit one on His
right and on His left in Yahshua's kingdom, being the places belonging to those
for whom Yahweh the Father has prepared them. And when Yeshua heard this
He said to their mother, You do not know what you are asking, can they drink
the cup that I am going to drink? And the two brothers, the Sons of Thunder
said, Yes, we are able. Then Yahshua says, You will indeed. [Hallelujah!
says this writer] This whole interchange was offensive to the other ten
disciples at the time, as it still is to some today.
James the Apostle stands in the same place of Moses as shown in the pattern, as his mother had requested.
Though seeing the promised land "of habitation" as it was, he
did not enter it bodily alive, that being into the glorified incorruptible transfigurations
he himself had eye witnessed on the Mount of Transfiguration.
Furthermore James was the first of the Twelve Elect to be cut off by martyrdom
[see Acts 12:2]. His death by the sword, brought about Peter's imprisonment,
who was chained and bound between two soldiers. While he slept,
Peter was struck in his side [as were both Yahshua on the cross and
Adam to bring out his bride] by an angel who was delivering him out of the
prison. Peter thought it was all just a dream, until he was fully delivered,
then he went to the place where those interceding for him were
And then later,
as historians purport his final account, Peter was crucified upside down fulfilling Yahshua
words, When you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else
will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go. Yahshua was speaking
prophetically to the Body of Christ and not to Peter alone. To this
very day an upside down cross is symbolized on St. Peter's or the Pope's
throne. The upside down cross is full of symbolic meaning, and it usually it
has to do with going where God-fearing people do not want to go physically,
spiritually, or even mentally -- that is antichrist.
Nevertheless, Peter was at that time miraculously unbound and delivered
out of prison, escaping death
by God's helper, as is the promise and pattern for the Body of Christ, prior
to their escape from the grave.
Now then John the Apostle, who was called the Beloved, a term of endearment for the bride, stands in
the of place Elijah according to the pattern, being the last of the Twelve Elect
to go -- who could not be martyred, though the enemy tried. Yahshua, while
in resurrection form told Peter [the Body of Christ], If I want him [John,
My Beloved] to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? And
John did see Yahshua's return "in the Spirit" and recorded it for us in the
book of The Revelation of Jesus Christ, before his natural end.
The earthly pattern revealed here as James, Peter, and John in comparison
to the heavenly pattern of Moses,
Yahshua, and Elijah speaks loudly of Lucifer's fall from his estate.
All three disciples were rebuked by Yahshua as if they were Satan himself.
Saying, Get behind me Satan [Mt 16:23, Mk 8:33], and You don't know
of what spirit you are of [Lk 9:55]. Why, because corruption fills the whole
earth including the Church of Christ, for all have sinned and fallen short
of the glory of God. To this day we know sin and death intimately, and
have not yet physically escaped death and the grave, even though the price
was paid fully by Yahshua Himself.
But there is another truth that we already know about these earthly men, that being James, Peter,
and John together with the rest of the Elect Apostles, who will rule and
reign with Yahshua, even sitting on thrones in the Holy of Holies, the throne
room in heaven, whom also worship and cast their crowns before Him. The
12 Apostles or elders as they're called, have already passed away being
cut off in the land, and so they fulfill the Moses pattern of dying yet being
glorified along side Yahshua on one side of the mercy-seat. There is another
group of elders who must ascend alive, also being earthly men of lowly
stature, to fulfill the Elijah pattern revealed in the Ark of the Covenant
as shown to Moses on the Mount of God, and that being the same shown to James,
Peter, and John on the Mount of Transfiguration. And these
must also take their place in the Holy of Holies, on the other side
of the mercy-seat, being the throne of the Lord God Almighty.
This is a great hope for all creation, for only after the Elijah comes
and fulfills Yahweh's "doing a
new thing in the land, a woman shall encircle a man" prophesy of Jeremiah
31:22, that completes the two-part Bride of Christ work, will Yahshua return
as promised. Only then can the Body of Christ be raised out of death and the
grave into their born from above bodies in the timing predetermined for
them to ascend.
As it is written; And it shall be in all the land says Yahweh, two parts
in it shall be cut off and die,
but the third part shall be left in it. And I will bring the third part
through the fire and will refine them as is silver refined and test them as
is gold tested. They will call on My name and I will answer them. I will
say, it is My People, and he shall say, Yahweh is my God. [Zechariah 13:8-9]
The two parts that are cut off and die are symbolized by the 12 Apostles, and the Body of Christ, meaning
they die in the land. This is the death and burial pattern -- followed
by the resurrection. The third part taken through the fire that rise
alive are symbolically the 12 anointed Elijah elders, who hopefully will
be made manifested soon for all creation's benefit, though they'll be
We have now witnessed from nearly last Passover until this day, that the
Ark of the Covenant design of
the two golden cherubim on either side of the mercy-seat from Exodus 25,
and the two olive trees on either side of the golden sevenfold lampstand
from Zechariah chapter 4, are two testimonies of the same work. That being
the completion of the Yahweh's work, which is not by might nor by power but
by my Spirit. And His work is the completion of the Church of Christ, being
Yahweh's Temple, consisting of a beginning - a former rain remnant bride,
the middle - corrupt christian church in the wilderness, and an ending
- the latter rain remnant bride. And this ending, which is not the end of the
world or Armageddon -- is near! His latter rain outpouring has already begun,
and His word and truth are increasingly being poured out every day.
There was a flood that brought death and destruction to all mankind save
a few in Noah's day, but there
is now a tangible and steady increase of Yahweh's truth in His word.
A remnant of His people are growing in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding
in His ways, by His decree and by His Set-apart Spirit. So that the interceding
Bride and those whom she covers by petition shall escape the end-time
wrath that so many preach in the earth, and it will not come as they say.
Yahshua came to baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire, and it is this fire
that refines and purifies truth in the heart of his people, not by destroying
two thirds of the earth's population as some have misinterpreted, but
transforming it a new along with a renewed heaven. The pattern in Yahshua is
death, burial, and resurrection. The time for death and the grave [burial]
are passing away, making way for the time to live, in bodily resurrection.
In summary; Lucifer, a type of bride in heaven, that fell so that Yahweh could raised up a two-part
foreign bride as a covering from among men in His stead for the completion
of His work -- the tabernacle, Yahweh's temple, so that He could dwell with man
forever, eventually bringing about the full redemption of all creation
in both the earth below and heaven above. The Bride of Christ is the two-part
covering for the Body of Christ, as revealed in the pattern of the two
cherubim encompassing the mercy-seat. And as was it with Esther, so the two-part
Bride of Christ is willing to lay her life down for others by way of
intercession by boldly entering into the throne room of grace, acting as a
covering for and bringing new life to herself and her people, in the name, seal,
and by the decree of her king, at the higher kingdom level, and effecting
the destruction of their mutual enemy, death and the grave, Ushering in
a time of resurrection life for mankind in the earth. Yahshua's return is
near, the Elijah is being fashioned into a bride by the outpouring of the
Holy Spirit, the rain is His word made clear in His truth, and His bride will
be made manifest to the praise Yahweh the Father and Yahshua his Messiah.
Yours in Yahshua,
Ps: And above it, cherubim of glory, overshadowing the mercy-seat -- about
which now, we speak not piece
by piece [Hebrews 9:5]. Today we have seen some of these things formerly
hidden revealed piece by piece, blessed be the name of Yahweh!
Pss: While researching and meditating on this subject I shared some of
what I was learning with my friend
and pastor Gary Naler, who by chance was simultaneously preparing
to record an audio presentation on the same portion of scripture taken from Ezekiel
28. That audio presentation will be available soon at http://www.remnantbride
in the new audio download file
section. I suggest you read
more from his site if this e-mail has been a blessing to you, the smell
of rain is in the air.
Psss: Yahshua says: Let him who seeks not cease seeking until he finds,
and when he finds he shall be
troubled, and when he has been troubled he shall marvel, and he shall reign
over everything, and find repose. [Gospel of Thomas verse 2]