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:
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?”
7 Jesus answered, “You don’t understand now what I’m doing, but it will be clear enough to you later.”
8 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.”
9 “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.