When I first studied with the COGWMS, the woman I talked to asserted strongly that the Bride in Revelation was "God the Mother" and that in fact NOWHERE in the Bible did the God's Bride refer to the Church.
Now when members explain about the Bride, they will say that yes, in other places in the Bible, the Bride is the Church, but NOT in Relevation. In Revelation, the Bride must be "God the Mother" (Mother Jerusalem).
Now let's think about the logic they are using. The COGWMS says...
- "Clouds" are used metaphorically for people in a few verses. Therefore, when Jesus returns "on the clouds" it means He will be born as a person again.
- Jesus kept the Passover with bread and wine. Therefore, other verses that mention bread and/or wine are referring to Passover. (For example, Gen. 14:18 and Is. 25:6).
- The Heavenly Jerusalem in Rev. 21:2 and Gal. 4:26 is "Mother God." Therefore, many other verses that mention Jerusalem (especially in the Prophetic books) are talking about "Mother God."
- BUT even though the 'bride' of God throughout the Bible refers over and over again to God's people (His nation or His church), it does not in Revelation.
For more information about who the bride (wife) of God is, please read Who Is the Bride?