The Sacred Bath

10 Oct

The Sacred Bath…

In Galilee, there are the ruins of an ancient city in which there were structures designed to contain water. These were baths of purification called “mikvah.” The “mikvah” or “sacred bath.” Hebrew brides used them on their wedding day before the ceremony. Interesting, because Ephesians 5 speaks of Jesus cleansing the bride, the church, “by the washing of water with the Word…”

The bride is linked to cleansing. In Ephesians, it’s Jesus who is cleansing the bride with water. And yet in the Hebrew marriage, it’s the bride who must cleanse herself. Each contains a spiritual truth.

Our cleansing comes from Him. Only by the power of the Bridegroom can the bride be cleansed. But it is the bride who must choose to be cleansed and to enter the waters of her sacred bath. Are you the bride? Then you must be cleansed.

The good news is you can be. But it’s your choice. Enter the mikvah of your cleansing, the waters of the Spirit. For to every bride, there must be a cleansing.

Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Revelation 19:7

Bathe yourself in His Word, in His presence, and in the Spirit – come out cleansed.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

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