Just as Eve was taken from the side of Adam (his rib was taken from his body), so the Bride of Christ will be taken from Yeshua’s body. Yeshua’s bride will be taken out from His body of believers from among those who are saved.
The bride of Christ in Scriptures is pictured as a female, though the distinction of His bride being made up of males and females is irrelevant. There is no gender in our heavenly position in Messiah. Scriptures tell us we are all sons of God through faith. Galatians 3:28 says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Many Christians today believe the “body” and “Bride of Christ” are synonymous terms. However, that is simply not true. The Greek word, Ekklesia, means “congregation of believers” as referred to as His body in Ephesians 1:22-23. The definition of “church” is “called out ones” and refers to the remnant that came out from the body and is set apart for Him alone.
Not everyone who has received the gift of salvation will respond to this closer walk. Believers who continue to live a worldly, or carnal, lifestyle will not be ready to meet the Bridegroom.
Rebecca at the well blog