Monday, July 18, 2016
Cleanliness - Spiritual
Bible Questions Answered:
“...even the religious seems corrupt, by filthy greed...”
Rafaela/ State of Sao Paulo, Brazil South America
Ezekiel 22:26 KJV
Her priests have violated My law, and have profaned Mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between
the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from My Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
I Peter 4:17 KJV
For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
When so called religious leaders deny the virgin birth, miraculous incarnation, blood of Christ, atonement for sins, holy living, etc. etc.
Where, are the masses to find any vestiges of holiness or morality?
And what of Christian people? We think we're OK, we do the best we can certainly we must be clean!
But, hear of the prophet of God …
Isaiah 6:5 KJV
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips:.....”
Well, that's OK for you Isaiah, but we're doing good.
What made Isaiah confess such guilt, wasn't he a man of god?
Something had happened to Isaiah, that needs to happen to us all!
Isaiah 6:5 KJV
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen The King, The Lord Of Hosts.”
Every one seems devout, until.....they have seen The King, The Lord Of Hosts.
Matthew 17:1,2,5,6 KJV
1 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light.
5 "...a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is My Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him.
6 And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
John 18:4-6 KJV
4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon Him, went forth, and said unto them, Whom seek ye?
5 They answered Him, Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am He. And Judas also, which betrayed Him, stood with them.
6 As soon then as He had said unto them, I am He, they went backward, and fell to the ground.
Revelation 1:12-17 KJV
12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto The Son Of Man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
14 His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire;
15 And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters.
16 And He had in His right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead..."
I Corinthians 10:12 KJV
Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
I Thessalonians 4:7 KJV
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
1 Peter 1:16 KJV
Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Isaiah 52:11 KJV
Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her;
be ye clean, that bear the vessels of The Lord.
II Corinthians 6:17 KJV
Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith The Lord, and touch not
the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
God Calls His People To Cleanliness:
Isaiah 1:16 KJV
Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before Mine eyes; cease to do evil;
Jeremiah 4:14 KJV
O Jerusalem (God's people), wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?
Ezekiel 36:29 KJV
I will also save you from all your uncleannesses..."
Acts 22:16 KJV
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.
II Corinthians 7:1 KJV
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
II Timothy 2:19-21 KJV
19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are His. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor.
21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for The master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
James 4:8 KJV
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
I John 3:2,3 KJV
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.
Dear Christian friend, may we live consecrated lives, in answer to our saintly calling.