A few years ago I had a dream about my husband, Walt. In the dream, he was filthy, like he had just finished working in the yard weeding. He was standing in the shower but the water was barely coming out. He was talking to me, telling me about some things that had happened. Suddenly a fire burned in his eyes and as he was talking, he reached his hand in the pipe and pulled out a huge nasty thing that had been plugging up the pipe and the water ran freely, cleaning off all the dirt from his body.
It woke me up a 1/2 hour before my alarm went off because I knew it was a significant dream but didn’t know the meaning of it, till I began to type it out. This is what the Lord showed me; There is only one thing that cleans us, its the Word of God (Eph 5:26). Some of us have been dirty far too long, not realizing we look and smell like the world because we’ve grown accustomed to it. Sometimes we just have to get a little angry and say, “THAT’S ENOUGH!”
How many know that the only way to get clean is to unstop the pipe (our ears) and be doers of the Word not just hearers. As Christians, we can’t just talk a good talk, we must be clean, set apart from the things of the world. If others don’t see a difference, how is Jesus going to recognize us when he returns. Don’t just read this post and continue on living the way you’ve been living. Change comes by renewing your mind in the Word and doing what the Word says. “Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.” John 14:23 NLT
Are you fed up with the way things are? John 8:32 says, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” What is the truth, it’s the Word of God. There are certain truths you must know so that nothing and no one can steal that truth from your heart. It is this; God loves you. He loves you so much that He gave His son to die so that you could have real life with Him. He did it so you could prosper and be in health as your soul prospers. If you’re not in health and your soul isn’t prospering, take another look at what ‘truth’ you believe.
Ephesians 6:12-13 says, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” This says that although Jesus did it all, it’s an ongoing battle to keep all that was given. Continue reading the entire chapter to learn how.
Father, thank You for loving me that much. You’ve made all things new and You’ve wiped my slate clean of all past, present and future sins. Nothing can separate me from Your love! You’ve unstopped the pipes and the water of Your word freely flows in me, constantly cleansing me from all unrighteousness. It’s no longer me who lives, it’s You who lives in me. May I reflect that today! You in me, the hope of glory. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen