“For whoever is ashamed of Me and of My words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when He comes in His glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” Luke 9:26 (ESV)
We have grown use to a sub-par experience of the Bride of Christ. Somehow it has become acceptable within the church to live with compromise, stain and sin, thinking Jesus is ok with it. No, Jesus will have a spotless, holy, pure, uncompromising Bride. He will have a bride that is unashamed of His name, who is unafraid of offending others because of it!
Pray for faith to arise in you to stand and proclaim the name of Jesus Christ, unashamedly, even if others might take offense. Pray that your church would first and foremost be known for the name of Jesus, not for other things. Pray for your pastor to have wisdom and boldness to navigate these shark/demon infested waters without being afraid of the name of the One who loves them, died for them and is now seated in glory at the right hand of the Father! May your church be known for the name of Jesus, for its holy lifestyle and no compromise teaching. May your church shake off the sub-par experience of living as Christ’ Bride in this hour!