"That he might present her to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish." Ephesians 5:27
IN JESUS TODAY!
"Eyes Right!" This command is given at a Military function at which high ranking officers participate in a viewing of their troops as a part of what is called, "Pass and Review" The object of this tradition is to observe and evaluate the companies within the Battalion, and to see all of the many efforts of preparation and discipline coming together to be approved. We see here that God also desires to observe his church as she presents herself to him without spot or wrinkle. "The Church" A.K.A. (also known as) "The Body of Christ" is continually being washed with God's loving word, that it may be presented to him Holy as he is Holy, and in preparation for that day that she will be presented to him as his bride, A bride without blemish! Likewise husbands ought to lovingly wash their wives and present her unto God, following this example of God's care for his bride. Now this washing is with the utmost for his highest, always done in love, gentleness, and the care that we see here, knowing that she belongs to our God! The Church is God's bride, the Body of Christ his wife, as we read, "Then one of the seven angels who had seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, "Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife." Revelation 21:9
This glorious showing is a sight that will drop the jaw of every viewer that is privileged to see! The Church, The Body of Christ, The lamb's Wife, The Bride is always being prepared for this "Pass in Review" at the great marriage of the Lamb! The Gentle Washing of God's Love!