,,,"If I don't wash you," Jesus told him, "you don't belong to me." "I have set the example, and you should do for each other exactly what I have done for you."------John 13:8, 15
In the first part of the scriptures, Jesus was speaking to Peter, in the last part He was speaking to ALL of His disciples (followers). Yet this is a STRONG and POWERFUL message that is APPLICABLE to those of us who are His followers, and also for those who are being led by the Spirit to come to Him and to TRULY be one of His followers.
Jesus told Peter, that unless Peter was willing to be washed by Him than Peter didn't belong to Him. If we are NOT willing to be WASHED and CLEANSED by the PRECIOUS, SOUL-CLEANSING BLOOD of our Lord Jesus Christ, then we too do NOT belong to Him.
We CANNOT come to Him any other way. If we desire to belong to Him. This is the ONLY WAY!! I know I have said this MANY times, but I feel led to say it again. YOU MUST COME TO THE FATHER THROUGH THE BLOOD OF THE SPOTLESS LAMB OF GOD, the Lord Jesus Christ!!
In the last part of our scripture, Jesus is speaking to ALL of His disciples, telling them that NOW that He had set the EXAMPLE they SHOULD follow it. And DO what He had just DONE, NOT just wash some DIRTY, SMELLY FEET, but to have a SERVANT'S HEART, and to SERVE EACH OTHER, so lies the MESSAGE for each of God's BLOOD-BOUGHT, SOUL-CLEANSED CHILDREN, whether you like it or not WE are to be SERVANTS and not EXPECT to be SERVED, but with a JOYFUL and WILLING HEART, SERVE others.
If you are NOT a follower of Jesus, you can be by being WASHED in the SOUL-CLEANSING blood of the SPOTLESS LAMB OF GOD BY: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE, in Heaven making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He's waiting !!!