In a dream I found myself in a house holding a loaded and pumped pellet gun. I was thinking of discharging it to unload it but did not want to damage the house or things in the house. I looked at a large box of cleaning supplies and thought of shooting it there.
I have a spiritual gun loaded and pressurized by Holy Spirit. My aim should be to activate cleaning solutions!
There are cleansers for dishes, laundry, windows and walls, toilets and carpets. God has “Solutions” for us! When we look into God’s box of cleansing agents here is what we find:
Holy Spirit Cleanser
Christ’s Appearing Cleanser
“These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Rev 7:14
“In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” Heb 9:22
“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death so that we may serve the living God!” Heb 9:14
Both blood and water were used in the temple service for cleansing.
“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.” Hebrews 10:22
“For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.” Mark 9:49
“…anything else that can withstand fire must be put through the fire, and then it will be clean.”Num 31:23
“They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.” Acts 2:3
God will use lashes and wounds to cleanse us. Physical chastenings and hard knocks in life cleanse us.
“Lashes and wounds purge away evil, and beatings cleanse the innermost parts.” Prov 20:30
“…Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.”Eph 5:25-27
“The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion: He will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by the spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.” Is 4:4
Christ’s Appearing Cleanser
The appearance of Jesus brings a harsh, caustic scrubbing and a fiery smelting. The good news is that Saint’s willing to stand this scouring will present their offerings in righteousness!
“But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, so that they may present to the Lord offerings in righteousness.”
WHAT SHOULD WE CLEAN TODAY?
Let’s start by cleansing our hearts and thoughts.
“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8
PRAYERS FOR CLEANSING
Lord God, please show me (and your Church) what you would like us to clean up today.
“Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalms 51:2
“Cleanse me with hyssop [dipped in blood and sprinkled], and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7
FATHER PROMISES CLEANSING
A loving father cleans his baby’s bottom. Our heavenly Father goes farther!
“I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean: I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.” Exe 36:25
DEEP CLEANING GRAVEYARDS
Jesus does a more dazzling job at cleansing than “Mister Clean!” Our Lord comes to renew the face of the earth. Every lonesome grave and every massive boneyard will be made clean!
Outside the Eastern wall of the old city of Jerusalem there are hundreds of thousands of graves. Many religious Jews wish to be buried there so they may be among the first raised when Messiah comes.
On the other hand, Muslims also have graveyards near the Eastern Wall and the “Golden Gate.” These are a “strategic” attempt at preventing the Messiah from coming. They believe the Messiah would not contaminate himself by coming through a cemetery. Putrefying flesh and dusty bones are considered unclean.
How can Jesus walk through a contaminated cemetery? By raising the dead!
How can Jesus make a cemetery plot holy? With resurrection power!
“The whole valley where dead bodies and ashes are thrown, and all the terraces out to the Kidron Valley on the east as far as the corner of the Horse Gate, will be holy to the LORD. The city will never again be uprooted or demolished.” Jer 31:40
We have a part in the cleansing process but God finishes the job because of His mercy in Christ!
OUR PART IN CLEANSING
“Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:8-10
The following verse has been called “The Christian’s bar of soap.”
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9.
GOD’S PART IN CLEANSING
God can wash places we cannot reach, like the middle of our backs and the center of our hearts. Praise His Holy name, because in Christ Jesus His Son He washes us white as snow!!!
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.” Is 1:18
Steven C Johnson
An end note:
The past four years President Trump has drained perhaps 2% of the swamp. Watch what happens in the next four years! If you are part of the swamp it is time to get out, humble yourself before God, and apply cleaning solutions.