16LHCD3-5 - Nickie Pinson - A GREAT MYSTERY - Donation $4.00 - Ephesians 5:32 is about the mystery of the relationship between Christ and His Church. God the Father is looking for a Bride for His Son. The work of the Holy Spirit is to prepare the Church to be His Bride. Esther 2:2 is about the purification and beautification process of selected young virgins of their land to see who would qualify to be the wife of the king. Maidservants were assigned to assist in their purification. God will give us ‘maidservants’ to help us with our preparations. The purification and beautification process is a lonely and difficult task and must be undertaken with detail and effort. John 6:44 Right now is the time and it is our purpose to be drawn unto Him. Preparing the Bride of Christ involves those whom the Holy Spirit has called to an intimate fellowship as in marriage where two become one flesh. The Coming of the Lord is about the Marriage of the Lamb. We are to desire Him in marriage, live with Him and be one with Him throughout eternity. He is our reason for living. Our only real destiny, our one purpose in life is this, “The Bride has made herself ready.” John 14:1 “I will receive you unto Myself, that where I am there you may be also.” Personal ministry follows.