The Bible often refers to the Church as Christ’s bride, and one thing you will notice about a bride is you will not see her walking down the isle with any spot or wrinkle on her dress. Likewise, when Jesus Christ returns to take His people He will be looking for a bride without any spot or wrinkle too. Those spots and wrinkles represent sin. So in other words, Jesus is returning for a blameless church.

Many Christians feel security in that they have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives, but the Bible also talks about working out one’s salvation with fear and trembling. This does not mean that our works save us, but what it does mean is that after making Jesus Christ the Lord and Savior of your life, you have a daily responsibility to maintain your relationship with Him and walk in obedience to His Word.

When Jesus Christ returns, it will not be enough that you accepted Him as Lord and Savior of your life, but it will also matter how you are standing in your relationship with Him. For example, were you doing your absolute best to walk in obedience to Him, or did you use grace as an excuse to indulge in your flesh here and there? Did you nurture your relationship with Jesus everyday or did you neglect spending time with Him?

If you are feeling convicted by what I am saying, it is because Jesus Christ loves you and He wants to help you have a better relationship with Him. He doesn’t want you to be left behind when He returns to take His people. You can change your standing with Jesus right now by repenting for your ways and asking Jesus to help you be devoted in your relationship with Him. If there is a particular area you struggle with you can fast about it so that God will help you overcome it.

James 2:19-20 KJV

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

Ephesians 5:27 KJV

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.