Search for the Bride
by Arlen L. Chitwood

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   Foreword     Chapter 1      Chapter 2

   Chapter 3     Chapter 4      Chapter 5


   Chapter 6     Chapter 7      Chapter 8


   Chapter 9     Chapter 10    Chapter 11


  Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14


  Chapter 15


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   Foreword      Chapter 1      Chapter 2

   Chapter 3      Chapter 4      Chapter 5

   Chapter 6      Chapter 7     Chapter 8

   Chapter 9     Chapter 10    Chapter 11

  Chapter 12    Chapter 13    Chapter 14

  Chapter 15

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The Holy Spirit is presently in the world performing a special and particular work, peculiarly related to the dispensation in which we live.  And this work, according to Scripture, has to do with one purpose alone.  It has to do with a search for and a procurement of a bride for Gods Son.

When Christ came two millenniums ago, God was about to complete His dealings with Israel during Man’s Day, preceding the Lord’s Day.  But God interrupted His dealings with Israel seven years short of completion, set Israel aside, ushered in a new dispensation, and brought an entirely new entityy within mankind into existence.

This new entity was separate and distinct from both Israel and the Gentile nations, forming a new nation, one new manin Christ” (Ephesians 2:12-15; 1 Peter 2:9, 10).  Those comprising this new man would be taken from both Israel and the Gentile nations, becoming new creations in Christ.”  And together, as one new man, they would form a third creation — “the Church of God” (1 Corinthians 10:32; 2 Corinthians 5:17).

This new man, in turn, would comprise a people among whom the search for the bride could be conducted.  And God has set aside an entire dispensation (which will last for 2,000 years), during which the Spirit will conduct this search and procure the bride.

These are not necessarily the things taught throughout most of Christendom today about the reason for the present dispensation and the work of the Spirit during the dispensation.  Such, however, is of no moment.  These are the things that Scripture teaches about the matter.  And that which Scripture teaches is what must be followed.

This book, SEARCH FOR THE BRIDE, covers all aspects of the matter, beginning with the Spirit being sent on the day of Pentecost and ending with the Spirit removing the bride from the earth at the end of the dispensation (following a successful search).  And, as well, this book deals with both God’s interruption of His dealings with Israel (preceding the search for the bride) and with the completion of His dealings with Israel (following the search for the bride).

In the grace of our Savior,