The secret of the New Covenant is that Jesus is our model for everything (Galatians 2:20). So, when you’re tempted with a jealous or judgmental thought, let Jesus model for you how to respond with praiseworthy thoughts instead (James 3:14, 4:11). When you stand in front of the mirror in the morning getting dressed, let Jesus model your clothes for you (I Peter 3:3-4). When you’re tempted to have a complaining or unjoyful attitude, let Jesus model thankfulness and joy for you (I Thessalonians 5:16-18).
Jesus was the light of the world while He was on earth by manifesting the Divine Nature as a human being. He received the Father’s commandment to lay down His life and did so on His own initiative (John 10:18). We are the light of the world now if we manifest the life of Christ similarly (Matthew 5:14-19). We prove whether we are in the New Covenant by our attitude toward the least of God’s commandments.
The Bride is comprised of the overcomers who make Jesus their model, and seek God’s highest. Others, including even professing “New Covenant Christians”, make the world their model, and live their lives trying to see what they can “get away with” on earth. Such can never be Jesus Bride. Make it your goal to be standing at the altar with Jesus at the marriage of the Lamb.