The Bride


From “Seeking Him Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival” by Nancy Leigh
DeMoss & Tim Grissom with Life Action Ministries, pg. 106/107;

“Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify
her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he
might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or
any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.” Eph.5:25-27

“Sadly many Christians today live as if they’ve forgotten about the wedding.
In one sense, revival could be defined as “the Bride getting ready for the
wedding”! It is the church (which includes every true believer) preparing to
meet her Bridegroom by becoming holy – cleansed of all that defiles.” If
this is the intent of our Savior for His bride should it not also be the
life long focus and motivation of every child of God.”

I don’t know about you but I (ELLEN) don’t think I’ve every considered my
life in the context of getting ready for the ultimate wedding. Yikes that
really struck me. Thank goodness I’ll have a white dress/robe because of
what Jesus did for me regardless of my failures. But I do want to be
motivated to be active in leaving behind whatever keeps me from being holy.
I like the part of the passage that talks about being without spot or
wrinkle or any such thing. The older I get and the more wrinkled and spotted
I become the more I appreciate that thought! 🙂 I know it’s deeper than that
but just let me fantasize a little!

Along these same thoughts and thnking about holiness I need to remember that
God is my standard and not other people. How do I measure up to what God
wants me to be?

Eph. 5:1-2; “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in
love as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and
sacrifice to God.”

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

2 thoughts on “The Bride

  1. Ellen!

    Tooooooo Cool! I am so excited that you have a blog and I will be one of your frequent visitors – just like I am to The Temple. Great debates by the way Steve!

    Happy Blogging!

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