Let’s look at the example of Moses and Israel before the mountain after leaving Egypt. God proposed marriage to the people. When the people returned the answer of
Exodus 19:8 “All that Yahweh has spoken we will do.”
Yahweh God told Moses to
Exodus 19:10″Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their clothes.”
In like manner when one becomes a Christian they become a bride in waiting for the bridegroom, Christ. How does one consecrate themselves and wash away sin?
Acts 22:16 “And now what should you do? Arise to be immersed and wash away your sins, being called by His Name.”
Romans 6:3-4 “Or don’t you know that all we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?We were buried therefore with him through baptism to death, that just like Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we also might walk in newness of life”.