The Virgin

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in Revelation 19:7-9

Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready.  And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.  And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb”

Brother Eby wrote concerning this passage:

The thing we need to understand in order to grasp the great mystery of the Lamb and His wife is that the bride of the Lamb is the virgin church, and the virgin church is just that — a virgin.  I do not mean that every person who makes up this virgin church company is naturally and physically a virgin, one who has never had sexual relations in the flesh.  The Spirit is not talking here about natural things, but He is teaching us of spiritual realities.  Can we not see by this that the beautiful bride of the Lamb is spiritually a virgin, that is, she is virgin in her relationship to the Lord, reserved for Him and for Him alone.  We have known what it is to be conformed to the course of this world.  Then we have known what it is to trust Christ as Saviour and seek to serve Him while being entangled in all  the defilement of a corrupt Babylonish religious system.  But God is calling forth a glorious body of Christ who, because of the word  of the Lord and the quickening of the Holy Spirit, is desiring to be VIRGIN — separated only unto her glorious Bridegroom.  How lightly we sometimes take the purposes of God in us!  It is one thing to be washed in  the blood, freed from all our past sins, and quite another thing to truly be virgin in our desires to keep ourselves only unto the Lord — no other loves.  Separation is coming from everything of the flesh, the world, the devil, and from every vestige of entanglement with the false church systems  of man which we have made our Head in place of the living Christ.

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As we mature as Son or Daughter, we will see a change in our individual priorities and preferences.  W were once blinded but now see are seeing more clearly which causes us to separate ourselves from those former entanglements which perpetuated spot and wrinkle.  The cleansing becomes apparent over time.  Our focus moves away from entitlement to pure gratitude because we now see Love in its purest form.  We are amazed at those who continue to chase after the temporal which always ends in loss.

Let us embrace our part as being include in the remnant known as the Virgin Church.  What an exciting time!

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