Spiritual Shower

cleansing

 

We start today our 40 day Fast of Jesus, and I will be posting 1 message everyday here in the  blog. We need to see this 40 day fast, not in a religious way, rather in a spiritual manner. Let this 40 day journey be a way to cleanse ourselves from everything that keeps us away from God.

Give a glance to the following:

John 13

(The Message)

Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the feet of the disciples, drying them with his apron. When he got to Simon Peter, Peter said, “Master, you wash my feet?”

Jesus answered, “You don’t understand now what I’m doing, but it will be clear enough to you later.”

Peter persisted, “You’re not going to wash my feet—ever!”

Jesus said, “If I don’t wash you, you can’t be part of what I’m doing.”

“Master!” said Peter. “Not only my feet, then. Wash my hands! Wash my head!”

10-12 Jesus said, “If you’ve had a bath in the morning, you only need your feet washed now and you’re clean from head to toe. My concern, you understand, is holiness, not hygiene. So now you’re clean. But not every one of you.” (He knew who was betraying him. That’s why he said, “Not every one of you.”)

 

We can clearly see, that the Lord Jesus apart of the lesson of humbleness He gave and taught, was also giving us a huge lesson!.. We need to live in holiness!..They were physically washed, nevertheless there was still someone who was “Spiritually Unclean”!.. It was Judas!..

To be holy, means to be separate from sin, from the worldly manners and customs. We should audit, check, investigate our heart, intentions, thoughts, actions and see our wrong doings and amend our ways.

Judas was a disciple, however strayed from the path and eventually got corrupted by the greediness. But how everything started? Thoughts, suggestions in his mind!…He should have rebuke them and take that “Spiritual Shower” to wash away all those thoughts, that led him to betray the Lord Jesus.

Let us also take that “Spiritual Shower”, throughout this 40 day fast and be holy as He was holy. 

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10 Responses to Spiritual Shower

  1. Nicole Takavarasha says:

    Yes pastor
    And as today is the first day, Jesus is here waiting for us to take this opportunity to be holy. 40 days is a long time, to other people in the world that would be crazy!
    But to us, it’s 40 days of getting closer to God, for him to renew us, mould us! And after all these 40 days, we will be stronger spiritually than we’ve ever been before. But this will require full time sacrifice

  2. Pr. Rui Bacala says:

    And why did He wanted to wash their feet? because its the point of contact whith this world… in other words, do not alow yourselfs to be contaminated whith the filtyness of this world, you are in this world, but you dont belong to it. So in this 40 day fast we will be disconnected from all the things of this word,great things will happen from insideout. Amén

  3. Catherine Dean says:

    Thanks Pastor for sharing this inspiration. Yes we must clean ourselves. Each one of us needs cleansing. Even it is one bad habit (only feet) or more (whole body). Look at the attitude of Peter when he saw the opportunity as Jesus told him he offered his all. Similarly we should see this 40 days as an opportunity not only for our spirit but for flash as well. When we fast our consciousness is at alert and able to differentiate between GOOD n BAD. If we fast with reverence of God then I believe fast is the only time when spirit n flash are one.

  4. What a powerful message. Our great and mighty God is not failing to speak through this message. Glory be unto his name forever and ever.

    The bible tells us that “by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners”, Romans 5:19 but the greatest thing God has ever done for us is to provide a solution to deliver us from that condemnation that was upon us and “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” Romans 8:1. Living according to the Spirit of God, which is an environment where there is no sin, requires us to work in our faith, to constantly be doing something to preserve ourselves within that Spirit and abide there. And fasting is one of the powerful tools created by God we have to be able to work on our faith. Working in our faith should mean for us rebuking/EXCLUDING from our lives whatever is not holy but from evil, not including it or watching it stay in our lives. For then it would transform us just like it slowly transformed Judas and he sinned against the Lord.

    Dear Pastor, to emphasize on what you are saying about this time of ‘Spiritual Shower’, in the book of Isaiah 58:6-7, God highlights in which ways fasting is supposed to change us and we shall not harden our hearts to those changes. And at the beginning of the chapter, he highlights the fact that fasting the way he would like it be done should be about a separation, it’s a time to invest in separating ourselves from any wickedness and drawing closer to him and him only. I am inspired. Many thanks.

  5. Pr.Elijah says:

    Dear Patricia,

    That’s the all purpose of what you just wrote. This world is growing wicked, and we need time to time to make that detox…isn’t it? I will post a message every day, trough out the 40 days of the Fast of Jesus. Also would like to invite you for a special radio program that will be held in Libertyradio.co.uk @ 10 pm in the evening going on air today…join us as hundreds of people will be tuned in.

    God bless you.

  6. Jodian falcher says:

    Jesus knew that the disciples were clean physically but He still washed their feet so they and also us today could understand the importance of spiritual cleanliness.
    These 40 days will be a great time to separate and clean ourselves from the dirt of this world and Get close to God.

  7. Karema Henderson says:

    Yes pastor this is so true we need to be humble,resisted sin and stay Holy.

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