“The Church bear a Surname which is after Christ for which they become the bride of the Lamb”
The church can not live by any other name than the name of Jesus the Christ. We are begotten by God
1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath BEGOTTEN US AGAIN unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
And by that we became the second begotten after Christ because Jesus was the only begotten
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the FIRST BEGOTTEN of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
- THE JOINT-HEIR WITH CHRIST
Clearly scriptures says that we are an heir of God and joint-heir with Christ
Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; HEIRS OF GOD, and JOINT-HEIRS WITH CHRIST; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
What does this indicate? We understand from God’s word that we are the bride of the Lamb beause Jesus is a Lamb
John 1:36 And looking upon JESUS as he walked, he saith, Behold the LAMB OF GOD!
Revelation 21:9 And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the LAMB’S WIFE.
Peter was talking to husband and wife and he said the wife is the heir together with the husband of the grace of life
1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being HEIRS TOGETHER OF THE GRACE OF LIFE; that your prayers be not hindered.
So you’ll understand when scriptures says we are joint-heirs together with Christ this is because we are the bride of the Lamb as we have seen from God’s word.
- THE MARRIAGE FIGURE THAT POINTS TO OUR NAME IN CHRIST
When it comes to marriage we understand that the woman bear the name of the husband no matter the country that the person comes from either the woman is black or white she just take to the name of the husband, so do we as the bride of the Lamb we took the name of Christ. Let’s see to it,
Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
3:15 OF WHOM THE WHOLE FAMILY in heaven and earth IS NAMED,
So we understand that every man is part of this as the Lord so desires. The Lord Jesus have only one church for which He will come for very soon. Walk according to the name.