Ephesians 5:27 (KJV) 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Jesus is coming back for a Glorious Church without spot or wrinkle, so where is that Church today? Just what is the Glorious Church and why aren’t we seeing it in manifestation?
The Glorious Church of the Lord Jesus Christ is the Body of Christ here on earth. He is the Head and we’re the body. Jesus gave the five-fold ministry for the perfecting of the saints ‘til we all come in the unity of the faith.
We see that the Glorious Church is to become unified in the faith and the knowledge of Jesus and His fullness by the five-fold ministry of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher.
One more thing, when Ephesians says without spot or wrinkle, I believe that refers to not wavering but standing firm in faith on God’s Word. So, putting it altogether, where is the Glorious Church that Jesus is coming back for?
I believe there are pockets of believers who are standing firm on God’s Word but even though there are pockets of revival breaking out, most of the Church at large is still sorely lacking in their stand on God’s Word.
As I observe Christians, I’m seeing that God’s Word is not their first line of defense in a crisis. They, like the unsaved, turn to the world for answers. Brothers and sisters, that ought not to be. However, that’s all they know because they haven’t been taught how to stand and believe God’s Word. It hasn’t become second nature to them. It’s as if they got saved and then stuck! They’re not standing on God’s Word because they really don’t believe that it will work for them.
We need a revival of God’s Word being taught and going forth to impact those whose hearts are hungry for God and His awesome ways.
We are the Glorious Church and that’s how God sees us because He knows the end from the beginning and calls those things that are not as though they were!
Ephesians 4:11-13 (KJV) 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Romans 4:17 (KJV) 17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Isaiah 46:10 (KJV) 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: