Eph. 5:27 That He may present it to himself a glorious church not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing.
This verse is better translated to present as himself, she is already presented to him holy and without blame, but she has not been presented as him to all the earth.
The church that is not being presented as him is the one who has the spots and wrinkles of an old covenant and an old man.
Eph.3;10 so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
7 Things about a Glorious church:
1—-Jesus is the builder of it. He builds from the inside out. God never starts anything he hasn’t already finished. In Exodus 25 in the Tabernacle of Moses, God started with his view from the most holy place then revealed ( disclosed ) His pattern to all the people.
2—Proverbs 7 is a description ‘or an allegory’ of a harlot church which can be defined as that which substitutes for the headship of Jesus Christ, not a particular denomination or group.
In contrast to this Proverbs 31 is a glorious church, a virtuous woman whose husband is made known in all the gates. The children rise up and call her blessed, the law of kindness is in her tongue not the law of wrath and judgment.
3—-The Glorious Church brings forth the seed in the earth meaning she bares the image or fruit of Christ in both character and ministry.
4—-The Glorious Church is relational not religious toward Jesus and toward one another.
5—-The Glorious Church is eternal. She is not a concubine until he can get to his true bride, she is not a Delta Dawn with her faded rose in her hand waiting for her lover to take her home, but she is the eternal wife of Jesus Christ.
6—-The Glorious Church has dominion in the earth not through violence, but through the overcoming Lamb of God shepherding the nations with his love, beauty and strength.
7—-The Glorious Church is a standard of divine justice for all men revealing God’s mercy, wisdom and forgiveness.
Scott Stimson Sr