Throughout the New Testament, the Bible describes the relationship of the church with Christ by using the analogy of a bride and groom. This bride-groom relationship plays itself from the beginning to the end of the New Testament, prophetically as well. Identifying the stages of the ancient Jewish wedding can enhance our understanding of prophecy and our own role in it. We are all familiar with the phrase, “Here comes the bride,” but the New Testament emphasis is “Here comes the groom!”
Scripture reference: John 14:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
A view of Jesus’s crucifixion from two different perspectives —
through Pilate’s eyes – one who is guiltless being put to death; from Barabbas’s standpoint – it’s a picture of the innocent dying as a substitute for the guilty.