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 God’s 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 man “in
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).