Many times as a believer, I have heard, as I am sure you did, that Christ is coming back for a bride without blemish. Then the identification of blemish was obviously identified as the primary 5 Pentacostal sins (Smoking,dancing,cursing,drinking,……). As i study this scripture I am finding something else.
9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,
10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
How can we be pure and blameless? Keeping it simple ………. Approving what is excellet. Excellence is not the absence of what is wrong. Any person that strives for excellence (like the germans) will say (I Believe) that it is to do something without mistakes. If BMW builds a car, they want it done in a very specific way and the car should be without blemish…… So to speak. Pure, because it looks like the orrigional design.
Your actions is what should be blameless, without blemish.a Good example might be that your prophecy should not contain your own opinion.
Consider this verse: James 1:27
Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Can I end off with this statement. If we want to live lives that are pure we should focus on allowing to push us to action so our lights can shine purely to affect a generation of people looking for the real GOD.