Without Spot Or Wrinkle
By A. B. Simpson
The Heavenly Bridegroom would have His church free not only from every spot, but also from every wrinkle, or any such thing – “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” (Eph. 5:27).
The spot is the mark of sin, but the wrinkle is the sign of weakness, age and decay. He wants no such defacing touch upon the holy features of His beloved.
Therefore, the Holy Ghost, who is the Executor of His will and the divine Messenger whom He sends to call, separate and bring home His bride, is jealously concerned in fulfilling in us all the Master’s will and is ever searching us through and through, with more and more tenderness and with the most earnest solicitude, to find out every hidden fault…and to bring us up into the fullness of the stature of spiritual manhood and entire preparation for the marriage of the Lamb.