If you don’t clean yourself daily by taking a bath or having a shower, what will happen? If you don’t brush your teeth & tongue daily, what will happen? If you don’t wash your clothes weekly, what will happen?
The answer is simple, you and your clothes will eventually start to STINK!
Common sense tells us that REGARDLESS of how we FEEL, we need to keep ourselves clean to maintain a healthy life, BUT, Did you know that many people in this world & even believers of Jesus neglect this fundamental act of cleaning themselves daily & weekly! No, I am not talking about the homeless people who don’t have the means to have a shower, clean their clothes or brush their teeth. I’m talking about the many people & believers in the world who neglect the importance of the deliverance prayer in the church (the spiritual shower).
The LORD Jesus after He rose from the dead, just before He was taken up to Heaven, gave His disciples a Great Commission: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.(…)And these signs will follow those who believe: In my name they will cast out demons;” Mark 16:15-18 NKJV
Throughout His time on earth, the Lord Jesus made strong prayer for deliverance & cast out unclean spirits(demons) from people & He gave authority to His disciples to do so also, Matthew 10, why? Because He knew that it is very important, probably more so than the exterior body, to clean the interior of a person and maintain it’s cleanness.
Unclean spirits(demons) and the various things that are in this world make a person’s SOUL (the spiritual being inside all of us) dirty. The soul of a person gets dirty in various ways e.g. listening & using vulgar words, lying, gossiping, watching pornography, being selfish & proud, being lazy, doing illegal stuff etc… overall stuff that the bible classes as SIN. The soul of many people in this world has been robbed of this fundamental act of it being cleaned daily & weekly.
Therefore we have many people nowadays who’s character STINKS. Some know it and try to fix it while others seem to be getting worse everyday, by not trying to fix the problem. They are like a person who’s breath stink or has body odour but doesn’t realize it, they have got so use to the smell that they no longer realize how bad it is but those around him/her smell it and it STINKS.
THIS IS COMMON SENSE… Keep clean or you’ll stink. It applies both to the exterior and interior.
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer. Psalms 18:2
Let your garments always be white, And let your head lack no oil. Ecclesiastes 9:8 NKJV
How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults. Keep your servant from deliberate sins! Don’t let them control me. Then I will be free of guilt and innocent of great sin. Psalms 12-13 NLT
I found this picture very funny but true…
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