Pieter Kirstein SWAT ministries
The Worthy Bride
THE WISE VIRGINS SHALL ARISE AND SHINE BECAUSE THEY HAVE FILLED THEIR LAMPS
If you esteem anything or person yes even your own life more than Christ you are not worthy of Him. His bride abandon themselves to Christ because like the Apostle Paul they count all things loss that they may gain Christ through the road of the cross. Philippians 3.
God says; "My is bride is a queen and she allows Me to lift her up into a reigning position next to Me because she is willing to let go of the defiling influences of this world."
She is willing to sacrifice everything that interferes with her being fully devoted to her Bridegroom King. She understands that in order for her to be found in Him she must be willing to sacrifice and let go of her former sinful way of life. Philippians 3:8-10.
She yields herself to the preparatory work of the Holy Spirit as with Queen Esther to be brought into the Presence of the King and she allows herself to be stripped of the sinfulness of the flesh through the circumcision done by the Spirit of God according to Colossians 2.
Matthew 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of Me: and he that loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
38 And he that takes not his cross, and follows after Me, is not worthy of Me.
These are the ones that will be counted worthy to escape through resurrection glory into the fulness of Christ to be preserved in Him because there is a great harvest that shall be gathered. Joel 2 and 3.
He warned us to be ready and to walk worthy of the calling and to let go of the lower life of the flesh. He warned us to stay sober and not allow ourselves to be entrapped by the things of this life. God can only do this kind of preparatory work in those who turn their back on the world and pursue Him with their whole heart.
Luke 21:34 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with carousing, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36 Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.