Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Purity in the Bride
An excerpt from an older video... excerpting the 'good stuff'!
Have you ever had to hand wash an article of clothing before? Now c'mon, you don't just put soap on there & wring it together one time & rinse. No. If you've done this before you know this is a process...a rinse, repeat, maybe some soaking in between... but you do it til' the spots are gone or you have to throw out the garment or use it as a rag because else the haze of that spot would be embarrassing. Are you listening here?
Without spot or wrinkle. Are we looking forward to getting out that spot?
You better look forward to it...
"Whom the Lord loves He chastens, and scourges every son whom He receives." -Hebrews 12:6
Did you know that is our wedding garment and you have 2 choices.... get out that spot or throw the garment away. But don't you know you're not going to be able to just pick another one up at the store...nope, the store is closed. With each rinse and repeat....with Joy....we should be exclaiming....see, look here, you can't see it so much, it's going away---get out the soap and enthusiastically wash it again...
Didn't you know Jesus is an environmentalist? He doesn't like to throw anything away. Everything in His plan has purpose-- even those seeming bad or hard times. As the sun is setting & the light is fading...Oh, look here....I can still see this spot when I hold it at an angle, let's get out that soap again.... we'll get it this time. We have to get it out before all the light is gone and then I won't be able to tell anymore.... the garment has to be spotless and then dry overnight...
No, the ones that are too proud & think they know it all think they'll just pick up another garment at the store--- whoops, that was wrong revelation, I'll just pick and choose one of the other flavors here in the cheese case.... but that's not how it's going to be, is it? You can't even buy oil this late... every man to his own lamp! Do you have your own relationship with Jesus?
How are you looking at the test, bride?
Revelation 7:14 ... "These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.