Isaiah 61:10 “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; I will be overjoyed because of my God. For he clothes me in garments of deliverance; he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication. I look like a bridegroom when he wears a turban as a priest would; I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry.”
This verse sums up very succinctly what it means to prepare ourselves for Jesus return. We are to use the clothes of deliverance He gives us.
Deliverance is a GIFT from God. Are you going to open it, or are you going to leave it unopened? A gift that is unopened isn’t much good.
We know that through the parable of the wedding feast in Matt 22 that we need to be dressed correctly for the wedding.
Are you going to open up the gift of deliverance that God gives you, and put it on to be able to overcome those things in your life that are not right? Or are you going to try and enter the feast not dressed correctly? (hint: it didn’t end well for the one who tried to enter the feast incorrectly).
Also see this post: https://lifebythespirit.org/2010/11/29/the-bride-is-not-ready/