It is indeed great, spending time with the Almighty God. The second day of the “Recharge” Summit held on Thursday, 30th December 2021 with soul lifting praise and worship as well as Bible Study.
Pastor Isaac Olori (International Director, GEWC) spoke on the theme, “The Glorious Church” (Ephesians 5:25-27). He stated that the primary purpose why Christ came, died and resurrected was to prepare for Himself a glorious church where the Church is the assembly of believers.
Going further, he said that Paul referred to the Church as the bride of Jesus Christ hence we, as believers are that bride in the making, while God is the King, preparing the marriage feast for His Son (Matthew 22:2). Elaborating on the euphoria, expectations and preparations of a couple for their wedding, in the same vein, he said, we must be prepared as the bride of Christ for the marriage supper of the Lamb (2 Corinthians 11:2, Revelation 19:7-9, Isaiah 54:5). We must live in expectation of that marriage.
Being glorious is to be held in honor, gorgeous, shining brilliantly in majesty . We must also be in the right wedding garment and be glorious from the inside to the outside. (Matthew 22:2, (Psalm 45:13).
He further spoke on the characteristics of the Glorious Church.
- Purity and power: A Glorious Church is a pure church and purity produces power. We must examine ourselves according to the standards of the Bridegroom (Ephesians 4:13-14).
- No Spot: A Glorious Church is one without spots. Spot refers to any impurity derived from sin. The glorious Church must be unspotted from the world.
- No wrinkles: A wrinkle is a deformity as a result of decay. We must remain fresh spiritually and Christ has everything that can keep us spiritually fresh (James 1:27).