A cleansing must come to the Body of Christ, for it has not yet been purified, to be presented–
My perfect Bride.
“But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? ‘For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap; he will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, till they present right offerings to the Lord.” Malachi 3:2-3
The spirit is made perfect by My Blood, but the soul must be perfected by love.♥
- Love is what changes the heart and the soul.
- Love is what makes a broken man whole.
- My love gave the perfect sacrifice.
- It is My Love that makes an evil man nice.
Do you understand that My Word is Love?
For it is the substance of Me–substance that you can see and hold in your hand; that you may understand that I gave My Life to set the captives free.
When you feed on that Word, you are inviting Love in.
Every day that you stay in the Word, you stay in Love. If you make it your habit to maintain My Word–you will love habitually.
“He who says ‘I know him’ but disobeys his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps his word, in him truly love for God is perfected. By this we may be sure that we are in him: he who says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” I John 2:4-6
For some it is easy, for others it takes a lifetime of yielding to My Love–to be loved; for their soul has been so tightly bound.
Stay with it, stay in My Word.
For I came to set the captive free, and I will come for a Bride without spot or blemish–purified in My Word; sanctified by My Blood; made holy and wholly in Love–it is My substance—
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 KJV
“Husbands love your wives, as 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, 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.” Ephesians 5:26-27
I AM Love.
“Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.” I John 4:7-12
“And you, who once were estranged and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and irreproachable before him, provided that you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which has been preached to every creature under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.” Colossians 1:21-23
“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:1-2
“The Lord is not slow about his promise as some count slowness, but is forbearing toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up.
Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of persons ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be kindled and dissolved, and the elements will melt with fire! But according to his promise we wait for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Therefore, beloved, since you wait for these, be zealous to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.” II Peter 3:9-14