إن كنت تريد أن تخلص من خطاياك وتتطهّر منها حتى التمام، عليك أن:
- تقبل بشارة الله لك في كلمته المباركة، وتؤمن بفداء المسيح. - تعترف بكل ذنوبك الروحية والجسدية بقلب تائب. - تطلب من الرب أن يطهّرك بدمه الذي سفك بدلاً عنك على عود الصليب لأجل تطهيرك.
يارب ساعد النفوس لكي تفهم هذا الكلام وتؤمن وتتقدّس. باسم يسوع. آمين
God expects us to love and obey Him from the bottom of our hearts. This can be challenging if not impossible because our hearts are cruel, unclean, fragmented and disingenuous. For that reason, God took the initiative to provide us with a solution for our heart problem, all we have to do it to trust in his plan for our salvation and give him our hearts for Him to rule over it.
The plan of God to save man and change his heart is accomplished in 3 phases. Today we will talk about the first phase:
Ezekiel 36 verse 25 talks about God sprinkling clean water to wash his people and purify them from their moral filthiness and spiritual sins.
This prophecy is related of Christ's purifying work. The old testament has many pictures and practices pointing out to Christ.
What is this clean purifying water which Ezekiel talks about? It is:
- The pure Word of God. "Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for herto 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." ( Ephesians 5:24-27) Christ loved his church and wanted to unify himself with her, so he cleansed her with his blessed word so that she might become his, worthy of him, holy and glorified. Jesus said to his disciples that they are now purified because of the word he has spoken to them. The word of God has the power to clean a man from all of his sins through the blood of Jesus Christ. "and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood" (Revelation 1:50). The word of God brings our attention to the blood of Christ which was shed on the cross to purify us from our sins. It is the ransom which was offered to the heavenly justice on the behalf of all man. "in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."(Colossians 1:14). If you want to be saved and totally cleaned from your sin you should: - Accept the gospel of God to you through his blessed word and believe in the redemption of Christ. - Confess all of your spiritual and materialistic sins with a repenting heart. - Ask God to clean you with his blood which was shed on your behalf on the cross to purify you.
Dear Lord, Help souls to understand your word and believe in it and become holy. In Jesus name. Amen.