Come I will show you the Bride, the Lamb’s Wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and High Mountain, and showed me that Great City, The Holy Jerusalem, Descending out of Heaven from God. It had the Glory of God, it’s light was like to a precious stone, as if it was a jasper stone, clear as crystal. And it had a wall Great and High with Twelve Gates. And on these Twelve Gates sat Twelve Angels. On these gates were Twelve Names of the Twelve Tribes of the Children of Israel. (Rev 21:9-12)
Many believe that the Twelve Tribes are lost or irrelevant and do not matter anymore. Through Scripture we are shown that it does matter. As members of the Body of Christ many are of the Bridegroom and not the Bride. Wife and Bride are titles that belong to the Children of Israel of the line of Shem.