The Bible says, “- – – Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.” (Ephesians 5:25b – 27)
Jesus is a relentless Lover and Pursuer of the Church, His Bride!
The Church today may, from the outside, look old with lots of wrinkles and blemishes; flaws and faults but don’t forget, the Lion of Judah is Her Lover! He is Her Groom! He gave Himself up for Her! He is Her Head and She is His Body! (Ephesians 5:23) He will wash Her until She becomes radiant enough to be His wedded wife!
For our Lord God Almighty reigns.
Let us rejoice and be glad
and give him glory!
For the wedding of the Lamb has come,
and his bride has made herself ready.
Fine linen, bright and clean,
was given her to wear.” (Revelation 19:6b-8)
So, today the question I want to raise to you my reader is then this: Do we have a church you call home?
A Christian is not a church, a Christian is part and parcel of the Church of Christ as the temple of the Holy Spirit; a church is a group of Christians who often come together to worship and seek Christ.
If you don’t have a church, let this Sunday be the day for you to get up, go and get plugged in to one of the local churches in your area. Don’t let the devil deceive you into thinking that there is “a-lone-ranger-Christian” (which is a counterintuitive concept).
Jesus is not coming back to take a Christian, but to take His Bride, the Church! Don’t forget that! ///