A Race Into the Wine Press
We are living in a time as the body of Christ that the Lord is requiring a lifestyle of purity. I have referred to it as an intense pressing compared to a choice* grape in a wine press. Purity looks like something. It is the constant pressing out, removal so to say, of all that is within us that is not pleasing to Him.
* 1 Peter 2:9 but you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellence of him who has called you out of darkness into the marvelous light.
* Ephesians 1:4-5. just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him in love. He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to himself, according to the kind intention of his will.
Yes, according to scripture we have been chosen and set apart.
This intense pressing is in the preparation for the great outpouring of the Spirit of God. It will produce humility, obedience, repentance, purity, and much more, as it is personal within each of us.
A plumb line has been dropped from heaven to earth. The righteous will grow in righteousness and the wicked will gnash their teeth and curse God.
Which side of this plumb line are you on?