A Body Prepared

Sacrifice and offering you have not desired but a body you have prepared for me ~ 

Heb. 10:5


While we understand this speaks to the physical body God had prepared for Jesus, there is a body that is still being prepared.  


Jesus is coming back for a body; the church, His bride, that has made herself ready,  His body is without spot.  No blemishes.  Dressed in righteousness.


John the Baptist was a prophet who was ordained to go in the power of Elijah, to turn hearts and prepare a people made ready for the Lord.  His message demanded change then and the message of the kingdom still requires it.


Jesus preached if any would come after him they must deny self, take up their cross and follow him.  The reality here is, if we do not engage in this process we will not follow.


Jesus, in John 21, finds Peter and friends have returned to their old occupation.  In a moment of divine intervention, Jesus sets him back on the right track.  I believe this is exactly what the Spirit of God is doing in these days, getting us back on the right track by asking, Do you love me more than these?  


We say we love God with all our hearts, soul and strength, but what are we spending our time and money on?  What are the priorities of our daily lives?  God demands we have no other Gods before Him.  He is a jealous God who will not compete with anything.  We are responsible for eliminating the completion.  He woos, leads, calls, and beckons.  We must yield.  


Paul preached we are not our own.  We were bought with a price and commanded to glorify God in body and spirit because they belong to God. Jesus literally paid the price for these natural physical bodies to become the property of His Father, enabling the Father to use them for His purposes.  


We are in the last hour (1 John 2:18)  of the last days. (Acts 2) and His church, His bride is making herself ready.  She has no appetite for the things of this world.  She is not distracted with the pull and allure of what she sees in it, but her focus is on that day when she will meet her beloved. She is working to be the very best version of herself, radiant in fine linen, clean and white, clothed in righteousness.  Rev. 19:8.