When the church is presented to Christ as the bride of Christ at the wedding supper of the Lamb, she will have prepared herself (Revelation 19:7). She will be pure and dressed in fine linen--the righteous acts of the saints. We are not ready for that event, but we can be. I believe God gave us the Lord's Supper to return to our first love for Christ. Then, because of our love for Him, we will prepare ourselves to be the beautiful and pure bride He deserves. If we will prepare ourselves for that future wedding supper of the Lamb every time we partake of the Lord's Supper, we will always be close to being ready. As a result, we will be more powerful in our witness and fruitful in our service to our Lord.