There is the invisible church which I’ll equate to the “I do” acceptance of the Bridegroom’s offer. This is where the personal love relationship enters the private bed chamber. Though we all share this experience in Christ there is another relationship where we are the visible church, a visible bride, a body. There is a certain reputation or expression exhibited in the public venue of this world. In the gospel of John 13:34, 35 and 17:21 we get a flash glimpse of the love between the members and Christ identifying Himself as the Christ who loves His body. The world looks upon this church visible and can say we are loved and that Christ is who He claimed to be. This is a witness that may not lead to their repentance but most certainly to their recognition. This is the grand finally to the Big Show. I think of that moment where the groom sees His wife to the tune “here comes the bride” approaching Him. She is jeweled and arrayed in all things beautiful. Will this be how His body exits this world? I think so. We will hear “come up here” but we will have already been made spotless and cherished in this world.
Part of my contempt for the retards is they claim to be this bride but they show none of the identifying marks of love. I could not imagine being apathetic or polite if my bride in all her glory was coming down the isle and my brother was berating her as an unclean whore of apostasy. Yet these retards who think their lips are their own ridicule God’s beloved with ease. Truly God only has to use their own judgments to condemn them. I then think of the others who have loved me in my faith trial. How they have prayed and supported me. This is my beloved Christ loving me through His visible body.
Let me pose this question; who displays the love of Christ, me or the retards? They’ll say I’m a selfish conman thief. They have to ignore banking facts and give them a pass from the judgment they pass on me. They ignore the courts and title 18 are frauds and give them a pass also. Is this truth in judgment? Do any of them make any personal sacrifice that would display love towards you or me. They are so self absorbed and lazy that they won’t even invest the time to liberate themselves. This is not love in any measure. How do you spot the real bride? She is lovely !