Contributed by Glenn Bleakney on Jun 14, 2008
Often in the scriptures the relationship between God and his church is likened to that of a husband and wife. On that glorious day when the Lord Jesus returns, the true church of God will be joined to him as a bride is to her groom on the wedding day. Rev
Apostle Paul instructs us that Jesus so loves His church that He gave his very life for her in order that He might sanctify and cleanse her. "Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word" (Eph. 5:25-26).