Let Jesus Wash Your Feet

Churches are crying out for revivals…

Many members feel that a drastic change is needed in the church, but very few know what to do.

Let me suggest simply… let Jesus in, take hold of the Gospel and allow the change to first begin in you.

The Power of God’s Grace

Was identified and demonstrated in Jesus.

For the good news of the kingdom of God is the message of salvation which Jesus, who was God himself, preached and taught with authority and power.

God’s goodness and mercy at work became the reality for many through Jesus who was the true picture of the grace of God and His unconditional love towards us.

And if you are still looking for solid proof about how God feels about us then let me point you to Jesus. For in Him it was plainly seen just how much God cares.

In His presence the poor, the oppressed, the bound, diseased and even the dead, Jews and gentiles alike – if they dared to believe – experienced phenomenal relief and deliverance from sickness, sin and death.

In fact, countless people were drawn to Jesus in droves, like a moth to a flame, and received their deliverance with joy, excitement and great rejoicing.

Then there was the apostle Paul, one of the greatest apostles of Jesus, who many would have ‘damned’ to hell for his persecution of the early church immediately after Jesus’ ascension.

He also received this ‘unmerited and undeserved favor’ from God. God touched him and he was changed forever. He lived the rest of his life preaching and teaching about the grace of God.

You see, this unconditional love just brings about a supernatural change to your life. Apostle Paul’s life is living testimony of this. His life was transformed and by his letters to the churches, the anointing still resonates and abounds even to this day. To the glory of God.

The scriptures and many transformed lives including my own, bear record today.

Furthermore, the mighty works that Jesus accomplished on the cross for us and His raising up from the dead is proof enough of God’s unconditional love and his will to bless and to save us. For me this truth is, unequivocally clear and life transforming.

You know, it’s no secret that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. And no one is exempted from this. We are all guilty. Period.

But God, let me stress this, by His amazing grace has made a way possible through Jesus whereby we were all forgiven, our healing guaranteed and Satan’s oppression broken and instead the way to eternal life is open to all – where goodness and mercies flow increasingly toward us – who will believe.

Changing Lovers

That being said, what are you waiting on, what is hindering you from stepping into the dwelling place and awesome presence of the Most High God?

Could it be you that is holding yourself back? Then let go. Resist the urge to continue being a lover of yourself and of the pleasures of this world.

Turn and receive Jesus into every area of your life, for He is all you will ever need and you and only you can make this decision. He will not force Himself on you.

If you are ready to follow Jesus all the way, this choice is the beginning of your empowerment as a child of God.

You see, before the truth of the knowledge of God was revealed to me, I was blindly going about aimlessly chasing after the things of this world and its deceitful riches and fleeting pleasures even though I was a Christian.

Still believing there to be a better way, a more satisfying and fulfilling way, but could not find it. Then I heard the good news of the kingdom of God and I was profoundly changed by this truth.

Jesus made the difference for me and all the work that was required of me was to believe on Jesus.

I received a revival that was mind-blowing, my priorities were straightened out and the Lord was reinstated to be the ruler and the head of my life, period. I no longer cared what other people thought or said about me, God’s love and His grace was simply enough for me.

You need to see and experience the love that God has for you, to the extent that He made the ultimate sacrifice, in order that you can enjoy the blessedness and joy of His presence forever.

My friend, the love of God in you will break, destroy and free you from all bondage.

So much so that you will find your desires for sin and everything else, which you had a problem with before, pale in comparison to His love.
Love will wash over you and within you like a river.

Begin by Trusting in God’s Words

Remember, we do have an adversary, the devil, who is also the prince of this world. And you and I know that he comes about to steal, kill and to destroy and as long as we give him access into our lives, He will cause havoc.

Don’t you know that he has no power over you, except what you give to him?

Do not entertain him. Guard your heart from all his lies, which only you can do and take nothing from him.

I know this can be seen to be a challenge. For me, it was almost impossible until I learned to let Jesus lead me and cast all my cares upon Him.

First of all, I believe it is very important that you understand clearly that the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God that is living within you is not there to remind you of your faults and to belittle you when you do wrong. That is not the office of the Holy Spirit.

He is with you to help you in your weaknesses, to guide and teach you, to comfort, love and to carry you when the going gets rough. And when you don’t know what to say when you pray, He makes intercession for you.

Trusting Him completely must be your way of life and you will receive His peace as you hand over the reigns of your life to Him. Allow Him to minister to you otherwise you cannot be a part of Him.

You will be happy to get rid of anything that remotely reminds or looks like what you once held dear while living in bondage. I speak from experience.

As a child of God you need not live in bondage, not when you have been set free.

Knowing God and living by the Word of God, by faith, is the key to bringing victories into your life. And indeed be the light of the world you have been called to be.

Finally let me say this. There will be a great revival of the church because the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

However, you being a member of this great body are dependent on you checking yourself and allowing Jesus to have His way with you and in your life!

Again, this decision is one that only you can make.

Where Is The Kingdom of God?

My journey to finding the kingdom took me back.

By that I mean I had to leave the place I had ventured to… the place of dread, hopelessness, selfishness, greed and pain to find it.

As I walked the lonely narrow road back with just my savior and I, I realized that in my deep hunger for success and the fulfillment of my dreams, I had gone away from the Lord. Like a sheep that strayed from the security of the fold and the presence of the good shepherd.

Yes, I admit that I made some steps which took me in the right direction but I foolishly thought that I could have accomplished it all on my own. And having gained much confidence in my strength, I proceeded to make several running steps in the wrong direction.

Not all at once but gradually over the years that took me out from the rule of God over my life. On account of which, it was only a matter of time before my disordered steps would take me to the place a child of The King had no place to be.

I was tethering on the edge of a mental and emotional breakdown wrapped in the sheet of fear and doubt.

But with falteringly slow steps I made my way with the Lord at my side. He never stopped reminding me of His love along the way. Yes, He did. Every step of the way.

I was Desperate for Change

I wanted instant gratification.

So I read books and articles on self-development. I repeated the mantras, tried thinking positively and engaged in a positive attitude as an attempt to change my lifestyle. This self-help information was my olive branch and I clutched onto it for dear life.

While reading and trying to transform my life, I came upon this well-known scripture from the book of Proverbs 23:7… For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…  This particular scripture that I thought about literally took hold of my attention. I could not understand its meaning but felt in it. I would find help.

Meanwhile, as I embraced the concept of self-development and implementing it in my life, I paid more attention to my outward appearance to make it look as if I had it all together. I realized that this was just a façade because I remained unhappy.

I cannot fool God. The Lord is real and so should my relationship be with Him. With God there is no place for pretense.

At some point along the way I was mentally convinced that there were some slow physical changes. But I later learned through careful examination by the Word of God, that they were only superficial. As I was still grappling with fear, doubt, anxiety, panic attacks and stress.

All of which, I now know, are all nasty disease-causing bugs in my life which by the way, are all associated with that place I left behind.

Allow me to break for a moment to say if you are residing at this place, please do yourself a favor and leave now!

Friend, consider yourself served.

Returning to my testimony, I had to make another decision.

Where did I go for help?

My lightning fast mind soon realized that this job of total change and transformation was a job best left to the Creator.

I was deeply tired, frustrated and sorrowful. I humbly turned my life over to the Lord again.

I was tired of dragging the burdens of this life on my back. I wanted to rid myself of it for good. So I began to talk to the Lord candidly. You know, just as you would confide in a very close friend who you know will listen and not judge you.

I told him about my struggles and my inadequacies, my weaknesses and pain and my fears.  If everything or anything bothered me, I told Him about it. By doing so, it soon became clear to me that my heart and my mind became more receptive to His presence and I experienced a deep sense of relief.

This experience was so fresh, new and wonderful to me that I refused to separate myself from it. This was my choice and I prepared my heart to go all the way with Him.
I began reading the Bible more, particularly the gospels and by unashamedly placing myself among the disciples, living and being with Jesus. I became like a child again, listening to His teachings, preaching and the personal times shared together.

When I arrived at the place where the words of Jesus became so precious and valuable to me, I obeyed them. Whatever Word I did not understand, I hid in my heart and meditated upon until my understanding was opened and, friends, whenever this happened I was eager to practice it.

Yes, I was curious and excited all at once to see what would happen. I expected great changes that only He could do in me and friend, he never, not once, let me down.

And the Word Never Fails  

It wasn’t long after that I saw the awesome changing powers of God’s words working in my life. He not only put in order what I couldn’t, He also showed me how to use the key to staying in control and on top of situations that always got the better of me.

Now I can gladly say confidently that the greatest personal growth comes as a by-product to your spiritual growth.

And the Word led me into the Kingdom. I neither labored nor toiled to enter in. All that was required of me was that my heart believed. There I found rest from all my labors, a place saturated with the grace of God and His unconditional love.

Friends, as you sit at the feet and in the presence of Jesus you will become attracted to His gracious, kind, loving, compassionate, all-powerful, all-wise, peaceful, always at ease, triumphant and fearless guiding Spirit. The true light of the world spoken of in the book of John 8:12. In whose presence there is fullness of joy.

Now as my heart became open and entwined with His, I became aware of His almost “enviable” relationship with The Father which, praise God is available to me, you and indeed to all.

I am proud to say that I am resting at home in the Kingdom in the presence of God who rules my heart. I have found peace, joy and contentment and I am enjoying God’s love like there is no tomorrow.

My friend, this place is always filled with God’s grace, His favor and His love for you. The feeling of condemnation, which I think most of us suffer from, just does not exist here.

You are free. The pleasures of sin have lost its hold and you become bold as you stay restful in the righteousness of Jesus. You will realize that God is not angry with you and His love for you is undoubtedly second to none.

So be encouraged and as you continue in the Word of God, know this…

The Kingdom is Truly Accessible to You

It is not far off into the unknown and you need not wait to experience this thrill, excitement and fulfilling love when you die. This eternal quality of life is available to you today.

Finally, my brothers and sisters… look to the Word of God and not to the world and allow God to carry out through you more than you could possibly dream of.

Put Him to the test and prove Him now. I have and I will never regret it.