Driven By Love, We Become His Spotless Bride
When Jesus was getting ready to go to the cross, He instructed His disciples, saying, “If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced.” Love would have caused them to think differently, because love controls how you think and takes you where He is.
Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her that He might sanctify her and present to Himself a bride without spot or wrinkle. He died for us to be His virgin bride—a virgin in mind, heart, spirit, attitude, and memory. We will not enter into a marriage relationship with Him carrying baggage from our past. God is bringing us out of one way of life into another. We are being washed clean and born again without blemish.
The Apostle Paul talked about the love of God controlling us, and he labored to present the Church to Christ as a pure virgin. This love is the key of the Kingdom; it will drive us, control us, and take us where Christ wants us to be. We can’t work this up in ourselves. We draw His love for us. Christ wants a virgin bride and an eternal relationship. We press into this experience and believe we can be among those who stand without spot or wrinkle.
This message titled “Driven By Love, We Become His Spotless Bride” came at Grace Chapel in Honolulu, Hawaii. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.