“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrews 9:28
“And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.” 1 John 3:3
Why would the precious and holy LORD Jesus marry a dirty bride? He wouldn’t. He won’t.
“Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 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.” Ephesians 5:25-27
Read the above passage again beloved of God. Notice how Jesus is returning to present “to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” After reading this, do we not see that no person who was in the past saved and yet has the spot of sin, will be shut out of Christ’s eternal kingdom? Isn’t this the same thing Jesus taught? This is exactly what we see concerning the 5 foolish virgins and how they were shut out of the Bridal chamber with the Great Bridegroom? Read Matthew 25:1-13. The bride to be is espoused (engaged) to be married to Christ the Great Bridegroom. We are not yet married to Him and will not be till we are in glory with Him. Till then, we must overcome, to endure to the end (Matthew 10:22; 24:13; Revelation 2-3, etc.).
Many who claim they are saved have the spot of sin in their lives which is unfitting for any true child of God.
“He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. 5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.” Deuteronomy 32:5-6
Purity, holiness, are part and parcel with the true Heaven bound remnant of Christ’s elect.
“Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.” Psalms 93:5
The future belongs exclusively to Jesus Christ and His followers. Read the book of Revelation!