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Ephesians 5:27

27 That He might 1apresent the 2bchurch to Himself 3glorious, not having 4spot or wrinkle or any such things, but that she would be 5choly and dwithout blemish.


271 In the past, Christ as the Redeemer gave Himself up for the church (v. 25) for redemption and the impartation of life (John 19:34); in the present, He as the life-giving Spirit is sanctifying the church through separation, saturation, transformation, growth, and building up; and in the future, He as the Bridegroom will present the church to Himself as His counterpart for His satisfaction. Therefore, Christ's loving the church is to separate and sanctify her, and His separating and sanctifying the church are to present her to Himself.