We all know about the Covid-19 pandemic that is going on in the US and around the world. As I was cleaning up the house and doing chores, I felt a sense of accomplishment. I heard a still small voice telling me you are cleaning surfaces, cleaning your body, eating clean/healthy, but what is most needed is a spiritual cleaning. We focus so much on the natural that we forget about the spiritual. We have to put the ‘super” on the “natural.” It is okay to follow the natural and use wisdom/common sense, but we also need to do a spiritual cleaning.
Quarantine: 1. to detain in or exclude 2. to isolate from normal relations or communication
Clean: 1. to rid of dirt, impurities 2. to rid of corruption 3. Remove, eradicate. 4. strip, empty
We have to isolate from normal relations and exclude anything in our lives that is dirty or corrupted by meditating, listening, and speaking the word of God as well as spending time with God.
One way to take a spiritual bath is through the word of God. Ephesian 5;26 says 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.
Repentance is also needed to stay spiritually clean. 1 John 1:9 says If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
We have to do a self examination and ask God to clean up everything that is not like God as believers.
Wednesday, April 8th is the start of Passover. In Exodus 12, the people of Israel had to sacrifice unblemished lambs and used the blood to put over their doorposts so the plague would Passover them. We are under a new covenant. God sacrificed His son Jesus for us. He was the lamb who was slain. All we have to do now is have faith and trust in His Blood.
I challenge us as believers to take Wednesday April 8th and dedicate that day for prayer fasting, and repentance. I am fasting from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m the next day. I am thanking God for Jesus’ Blood and that the plague will pass over us. I am thanking God that those who are not saved will give their lives to Christ. I am thanking God we as believers are examples of His love, mercy and grace. I am thanking God that those who have backslide will return to Christ.
Whether you believe there is a heaven or hell, you wouldn’t want to gamble with your eternity. Matthew 25:13 says “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.
If God was to return right now, would you be ready? 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
God loves us, He wants the best for us, and He wants a relationship with us. I view God’s word not as a list of dos and don’ts, but as Him wanting the best for us. God gives us the choice like a parent would. If you do this there is a consequence, but if you do this you will have the best. I want the best God has for me.
Let us as people of God take time out to get alone with God and clean ourselves through the word of God and repentance.