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As will be shown in this book, honor and reward are at the heart of the matter of

               determining who from among Christ’s body will be a part of the Bride and who will not. God
               does not bestow honor lightly. One must be worthy to receive the honor of the Father.

               Salvation is a free gift, but reward and honor are according to our deeds.

                       Revelation 22:12

                       "Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man
                       according to what he has done.”

                     To be a part of the Bride of Christ is to receive the highest honor. The Bride is given

               intimate access to the Bridegroom; the two will become one. This honor, however, is not

               given freely. It is reserved for those whose hearts beat with a passion for the Lord Yahshua
               the Messiah. It is reserved for those who have allowed the work of the cross to bring a

               cleansing and separation in their lives, removing that which is fleshly.
                     We are taught in God’s word that access to the presence of God and to His most holy

               things  is  based  upon  the  worthiness  of  the  individual.  The  Old  Testament  Levitical
               priesthood was a type of the kingdom of priests that the body of Christ is today. In the book

               of Ezekiel we read of God making a distinction among the priests, as to who could come into
               His presence and who could not. Access to His presence is a great honor, reserved for those

               who have kept themselves pure and free of idols.
                     Today the body of Christ consists entirely of priests (Revelation 1:6). Some will be

               granted access to God’s most holy things, and some will not. Some will have access to God’s

               presence, and some will not. Some will be accorded the intimacy and honor of being a part
               of the Bride, and some will not. The following words spoken to the Levitical priests will be

               applied to those within today’s kingdom of priests who have not cleansed themselves from
               the impurities of the flesh and the world.

                       Ezekiel 44:13-14

                       “And they shall not come near to Me to serve as a priest to Me, nor come near to any

                       of My holy things, to the things that are most holy; but they shall bear their shame
                       and their abominations which they have committed. Yet I will appoint them to keep
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