The bible tells us very clearly that Jesus is coming back after a church without spot or wrinkle. That it should be holy without blemish.
Christ loved the church and gave himself for it, WHY? That he might sanctify and cleanse. 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.
The word blemish means any mark of imperfection. A spot or blemish of imperfection in me means that I am not ready to go in the church. ( The rapture ) Because he is coming back after a church without spot or wrinkle. And that it should be holy and without blemish.
I can't be perfect and imperfect at the same time. I am going to be one or the other. I am going to be righteous or unrighteous. I am going to be a child of God or a child of the devil.
I wonder if Jesus when he comes back after his church and he yells alright every body that is perfect come on lets go, I wonder how many is going to get on board. Well I am not perfect, well I, well I, do you mean that you are only going to take the perfect? They are not going to have a mark of imperfection. Not even going to have a spot, no wrinkle, no mark of imperfection. Because if they do they are not going up in the church.
When he says come up hither, he is going to be talking to the perfect or complete in God people. ( Mat.22:12 )
the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. 1Cor.4:20 Little flock, it is my Father's good pleasure to give unto you the power. Power for what, to be imperfect? It don't take any power to be imperfect. It don't take any power to be a sinner.
I sure hope that you won't be thinking that I am trying to exalt myself. I am showing you that I am putting myself in the place where Jesus put me. If Jesus said that I am perfect, I am perfect. If he said that I am imperfect then I am imperfect. He is the judge. He is going to be our judge and the bible said for you to be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. ( John 5:22 ) ( James 1:4 )
You know that we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God but Jesus made a way for us to get out of that place. (Romans 3: 23 ) The bible said the Lord was not willing that any should perish, but all should come to repentance. ( 2Peter 3:9 ) He made a way of escape didn't he? (1Cor.10:13 ) Glory be to God.
What makes you perfect? Being complete. Complete means having all of the properties that belong to you. Jesus said, I will go away and I will pray the Father and he will send you another Comforter. (John14:16, 26 ) Then if I don't have him I am not complete.
Christian means Christ like. If I want to be Christ like what will I be? I will be perfect. I will be without sin, I will be without spot, I will be without wrinkle,and I will be without blemish. The bible said he that sin is of the devil. (1John 3:8 )
Some say that you have got to sin a little every day. Then who's doctrine are they preaching? They are preaching a self-willed doctrine. Not a doctrine of Christ. My bible never said any where in it that I had to sin. Said if I did sin I am of the devil. ( 1 John3:8 ) Then if I sin my father is the devil. And if he is my father, he said the works of your father you will do. ( John 8: 44 ) .
I will not allow the devil to degrade me and bring me down and try to put me on his level. Because he has got spots and blemishes and tells me that I can't live any better than he does. The devil is a liar, and a father of it. ( John 8: 44 )
I am a child of God and without sin and I am walking perfect before God, that don't mean that I am exalting myself. That means that I am putting myself in the rightful position that I was exalted to. I am not exalting myself but just taking my rightful place to where I was meant to be.
If you say you are not perfect then please don't claim you are sanctified.
Heb 10:14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
To those who will say you can't be perfect until you die and are in your glorified body I ask this..when Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me. Luke18:18,Mat19:21. Was he saying this will kill you and then you will be in your glorified body?
When the bible said that Noah was a perfect man Gen 6:9 or Job was a perfect man Job1:1 were they already in their glorified bodies? NO...but they did have all the properties required in their days.
Why do we have scriptures ?
2Ti 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Will a perfect man ever be tempted, will he ever be tested ? YES
Jas 1:4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
As Be..notice the AS BE here
Phil 3:15 ¶ Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.