Becoming a bride to Jesus Christ is the reality foretold for those who, after death, will be resurrected to the heavens to become the king/priests, used to restore all things and bring all things into harmony with God and Christ ....that is, those who will respond favorably.
I'd have to insist that statements such as this are beginning to be more in line with what the scriptures actually teach. Nevertheless I would like to submit a couple of things found in the holy writings that should direct this line of thinking to a place that would be even more accurate.
Regardless of whether the scriptures happen to be relating their priceless "hidden treasures" or "sacred secrets" to us in the form of a prophetic dramas, visions, dreams, illustrations or parables such as we are currently considering at Matthew 25 in connection with the "foolish" and "discreet virgins," its important to understand exactly what is being represented symbolically with this figurative marriage found here. (Pr 2:4) (1 Cor 4:1) One of the things we are being helped to better grasp here in this case is the following:
The kingdom covenant that is ALWAYS in desperate need of being renewed with a "coming of the Christ" or "birth of the kingdom" after an "apostasy" of God's appointed earthly shepherds has broken it with spiritual adultery is also much like a MARRIAGE covenant. (2 Th 2:1-4) (Da 11:30-32) This is because a renewal of this covenant actually brings humankind back into God's family in much the same manner in which a new bride takes on the name of her husband along with any children that are subsequently born from this marriage. Any among mankind who are now willing to join this new family by formally ACCEPTING this covenant in turn are once again recognized by Jehovah as part of the "WOMAN and HER seed" as opposed to the SERPENT and HIS seed. (Ge 3:15) (1 Pe 3:21) Being a part of Jehovah's family in turn places humans in line once again for salvation. The fact that this salvation would be forfeited by spiritual adultery on the part of Jehovah's appointed earthly shepherds AFTER 33 CE is exactly what accounts for prophesies such as those from the Apostle John at Revelation 13:7, 8.
Jesus had actually renewed this broken covenant with the more "discreet" ones of the anointed "virgins" right around the same time that he is found to be giving this "Sermon on the Mount" here in Matthew 24 and 25. (Lu 22:28, 29) In fact this would prove to be the fifth of the "seven times" in which this cycle of spiritual deaths and rebirths or "baptisms of holy spirit and fire" were foretold to occur in the setting of the "times of the nations" or otherwise the foretold time span of "exile and captivity" of God's people. (Da 4:23, 32) (Mt 3:11) (2 Ki 5:14) (1 Sa 2:5) (Jer 1:3 15:9) As we can see right here in accounts such as with this parable at Matthew 25:1-10, obviously Jesus himself is prophesying that this holy covenant that he is renewing in 33CE would be broken and renewed on future occasions. So what is the point here?
Just as is also the case with a literal marriage between a man and a woman, they BOTH experience a change in their identity the moment this marriage covenant is formally adopted by them, whether it be the identity of a bride or a groom. Jehovah's holy covenant had of course ALREADY been formed AND broken several times with mankind even PRIOR to the occasion mentioned in Luke 22:29. (De 26:16-19) Moreover we can establish the fact that Jehovah recognized his covenant people as a "bride" even well before the year 33CE as it could of course only be in this manner that he would subsequently recognize their violation of this covenant as a "divorce." (Isa 50:1) (Jer 3:8) Clearly these people were not in heaven any more than the ones that Jesus renewed the covenant with in 33 CE. This would of course soon change in their case, but the fact that they were ALREADY now recognized as a kind of bride by Jehovah is precisely what accounts not only for the fact that they immediately began to serve in appointed positions of genuine theocratic authority and power on the earth, but also for the words of the Apostle Paul found in accounts like Colossians 1:13. Yes in at least some sense or to some EXTENT the ones Jesus is renewing the covenant with there in Luke 22:29 IMMEDIATELY began to subsequently sit on thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel. This was the case even if they would for the time being serve more as mere "stewards" on these thrones as opposed to full fledged "kings and priests." (1 Cor 4:1) (Re 5:10)
Its important for us to understand that Jesus' disciples actually became theocratically appointed or otherwise "APOSTLES" the moment their "discretion" and "wisdom" involved in actually listening to Jehovah's "two witnesses" and humbly making necessary adjustments led to them being officially assigned to join in with this "prophesying" or ministry to the "lost sheep of the house of Israel" as well. (Mr 3:14, 15) (Mt 10:5, 6) (Re 11:3, 7, 11, 12) While a "blood inauguration" or otherwise a heavenly resurrection of these "two witnesses" is of course ALWAYS part and parcel of completing this figurative wedding ceremony and thus making it completely official in the eyes of Jehovah, essentially its only real effect on these earthly Apostles is a THIRD anointing of the holy spirit that now empowers and authorizes them to begin performing works that are even "GREATER" than the "two witnesses" that renewed the covenant with them. (He 9:16-18) (Re 11:11, 12) (Joh 14:12 20:22)