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Sunday, February 19, 2012

SPOT REMOVER


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If you want to get someone’s attention just mention a tip for getting stains out, and how to remove spots from clothes and carpets.

This is a problem we have to deal with often due to either our own or someone else’s carelessness.

There are literally hundreds of different kinds of stains and some are set to the point where they fall into the category of “Live with it.”  This is especially disturbing when it is a new and expensive garment.

I like the information given in a “Quick and easy stain removal guide.”

“The following general procedures apply to nearly all stains. Fresh stains are much easier to remove than old ones, so take care of stains promptly.”

In the book of Ephesians the fifth chapter right in the middle of how to treat your wives Paul interjects the following verse;

Ephesians 5:27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

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The church is alluded to as the bride of Christ to whom He is espoused. 

Ephesians 5:31-32 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.

If you view this in the context of a young bridegroom taking a wife and behold she comes forth with a spotted and stained wedding dress, all wrinkled up with blemishes, and she expects him to be pleased with her.

Then consider the church, His body with the same imagery and the picture isn’t pretty.

Paul is trying to show forth the church as being chaste, and most desirable to Christ. And even though she has spots and wrinkles He has made provision for his church to be without spot or wrinkle, and expects us to use His cleansing remedy.

In Romans 7 Paul uses the analogy of marriage to illustrate two states of our being. He uses the law to represent us in an unsaved state (being married to the world) and then shows us in a saved condition whereby we are married to Christ.

Romans 7:4 Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.

So what is it to be; are you going to be the spotted, wrinkled, and blemished bride or the unspotted, fresh, young bride who keeps herself for Christ alone?

Remember; Fresh stains are much easier to remove than old ones, so take care of stains promptly.

Don’t ever go to bed in a spotted condition.


This post is linked to
Deidra’s Sunday Jump Tandem
And to: Michelle’s  Hear it on Sunday    

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