Those who are part of His bride honors God’s covenant of surrendered love – John 15.
His bride understands that He died for them, so they might die to themselves and only live for Him as those who are truly led by His Spirit according to His plans, will and heavenly agenda – 1 Peter 4:1-5.
GOD GAVE YOU A LIFE TO GORIFY HIM, NOT YOURSELF.
After we have been born-again into the level of salvation as babies, we have to learn that to truly become the habitation of God by His Spirit, it is going to take a raising up, alot of discipline and discipling to grow up in Him until the Holy Spirit can present us to Christ as a mature, holy and fully consecrated to God and His ways and purposes, bride that walks with Him in covenant – 1 Peter 2.
If we ignore being stripped of our own ways then how can we expect to walk in His ways?
God’s Spirit will never be in agreement with our fleshly ways and standards for He is the way and means to get us out of ourselves into godliness which is CHRIST-LIKENESS.
God gave us only 1 doctrine, which is the doctrine of Christ which brings us into the glory and manifestation of His life as manifested sons and daughters.
The Holy Spirit takes the bride of Christ through the cross as she is baptised through fire and suffering into the death of Christ.
This is the meaning to partake of the cup of the Lord. It’s a cup of self denial not a cup of self-indulgence by which we pour ourselves out unto God through the work of a personal cross, because how can you fill a cup with a new substance unless you first empty the cup of the old contents?
THE FLESH MUST DIE SO THAT CHRIST MIGHT LIVE THROUGH US
As with Adam (Christ) Eve (the bride).
God again reaches into the side of the last Adam and brings the bride out of Christ through the washing of the water through the Word into the redemption of the blood.
THE BRIDE BECOMES ONE WITH HIM IN VISION, DESIRE AND PURPOSE