From Rags to the Riches of His Grace
By Deborah Waldron Fry
I saw the Bride of Christ. She was wearing a pure and spotless white dress, a Garment of Grace.
But as she walked through the earth, I saw people trying to place old and worn out pieces of cloth
on her, rags as it were. And I heard that these were the “remnants” of the law.
But though the enemy tried to weigh her down with these dusty remnants, Jesus was right there walking with her
and just took His hand and brushed all these off of her and they fell to the ground behind her.
“Beloved. You have been perfected for ALL time by the Grace of God. You are all fair, My Love, and
there is no spot in you.
You are blameless and holy through the Blood of the Lamb. You have come from “rags” to riches.
There are those
who attempt to weigh you down with heavy burdens through remnants of the law and do not lift a finger to lighten the load. But I came to set you free, My Bride.
He who knew no sin became sin for you, that
you could be made the Righteousness of God in Christ.
You are a new creature born from above. Daily, you are being changed from glory to ever increasing Glory, your body and soul are being sanctified,
but your spirit man is perfect.
You are the Bride of Christ, who with unveiled faces contemplate The LORD’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from
The LORD, who is the Spirit.
Will you believe this, My Child? Let no one steal your confidence. Let no one steal your peace. Allow no one to burden you with a works mentality.
For you have been saved by grace through faith and not of works, and not of yourselves, lest any one should boast.
I have clothed you in My Garments of Salvation and covered you in My Robe of
Righteousness, as a Bridegroom decks Himself with ornaments, and as a Bride adorns herself with jewels.
I have put My New Wine into new Wineskins for such a time as this. I have given you a NEW garment
for your old. You are now clothed with Christ who is your Purity.
You are My glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blameless. You are all glorious within.
You wear the very BEST your God has to offer, Beloved. This is My Love Letter to you, that you are no longer under the burden of the law but you walk in the Freedom of the Son by the Spirit of Grace.
For by a single offering you were made PERFECT for all time. My Bride, you are all glorious within; your clothing is interwoven with the Golden Splendor of the King.”
“And we all,
who with unveiled faces contemplate The LORD’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from The LORD, who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18.
are all sons (and daughters) of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have CLOTHED yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might display the surpassing RICHES OF HIS
GRACE, demonstrated by His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God.” Ephesians 2:6-8.
clothe yourselves with The LORD Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh.” Romans 13:14.
“The King’s daughter is all glorious within; Her clothing is interwoven
with gold.” Psalm 45:13.
“I have given them the glory You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one…”John 17:22.
will greatly rejoice in The LORD, My soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorns herself with her
jewels.” Isaiah 61:10.
“because by a single offering He has made PERFECT for all time those who are being sanctified.” Hebrews 10:14.
of the experts in the law told Him, “Teacher, when You say these things, You insult us as well.” “Woe to you as well, experts in the law!” He replied. “You weigh men down with heavy burdens, but you yourselves will not lift a
finger to lighten their load.”” Luke 11:45-46.
“You are all fair, My love, and there is no spot in you.” Song of Solomon 4:7.
love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the Word (Jesus) and to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish,
but holy and blameless.” Ephesians 5:25-27.
“And Jesus spake also a parable unto them; No man puts a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new makes a rent, and the
piece that was taken out of the new agrees not with the old. And no man puts new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved.
No man also having drunk old wine straightway desires new: for he saith, The old is better.” Luke 5:36-39.
By Deborah Waldron Fry