“Is Your Feet Clean?”
When Jesus came to Simon Peter, Peter said to Him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” “NO,” Peter protested, “You will never ever wash my feet!” Jesus replied, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to Me.” John 13:6-8
Before the Passover Meal, Jesus got up from the table, laying aside His Robe, He wrapped a towel around His waist, and poured water into a basin. Then He began to wash the disciples’ feet drying them with the towel. In Israel, this was a custom provided by a host, and carried out by their servant, never by the Head of the Household. It was done as a courtesy, because most people WALKED everywhere, and their feet would get really dusty and dirty. So, the LORD JESUS took on the role of a SERVANT, by administering this act of courtesy for His Disciples.
Most of the Disciples submitted to this act of courtesy, but Simon Peter, questioned this lowly act that Jesus was performing. Jesus KNEW Peter’s limited understanding of what He was doing, and Jesus’ reply to Peter was: “You don’t UNDERSTAND now what I am doing, but someday you will.” Then Peter replied with a REFUSAL to allow Jesus to wash his feet: “NO,” Peter protested, “You will NEVER EVER wash my feet!” And Jesus replied to Peter’s REFUSAL with: “Unless, I wash you, you won’t belong to Me.” In order to have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP or FELLOWSHIP with JESUS, there must be a FREQUENT CLEANSING of the TRUE BELIEVER, as they CONFESS their sins.
This lowly act that was carried out by the LORD JESUS, was an example of SERVANTUDE and of the CONSTANT NEED for this CLEANSING of the sins that DIRTIES up the souls of mankind. And this CLEANSING is a CONTINUAL PROCESS, which keeps us in a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP, with NOT ONLY the SON of GOD, but GOD, Himself. The INITIAL CLEANSING, brings REDEMPTION, and SALVATION to a LOST and DYING SOUL. So, my question is: “IS YOUR FEET CLEAN?”
Have you been to the foot of the CROSS of CALVARY and have you SURRENDERED your HEART and LIFE to JESUS CHRIST for that CLEANSING POWER, and to have a RIGHT RELATIONSHIP with Him and His HEAVENLY FATHER? If not, you can by: WILLINGLY TURNING AWAY FROM your sinful life-style, and TURNING TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. And CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that JESUS died for YOU and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. You
MUST LET JESUS WASH YOU and CLEANSE YOU, from ALL your sins, and ACCEPT God’s Gift of SALVATION. And receive HEAVEN as your ETERNAL HOME, with ALL its BLESSINGS, and ESCAPE an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s WAITING and COMING SOON