Cleanliness is Godliness, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
That’s right, dear reader. I’ll say it again: Cleanliness is Godliness, in the Name of Jesus Christ. That’s because God meant for things to remain and to stay in order. The universe is order. Order is because of what God meant to be: The divine is now in complete order and serenity because of Jesus Christ.
~”But godliness with contentment is great gain.”~1 Timothy 6:6, New International Version~
I went through a time of my life in which my room was in complete disarray and dirty. Books were stuffed in my closet, clothes were scattered on the floor, and papers were disorganized on the floors of my bedroom. My mind was scattered. My brain was disorganized. I did not know the meaning of order nor did I know the meaning of what cleanliness meant to God in my walk with Jesus Christ.
I did not understand that cleanliness is EVERYTHING to God. I did not understand that cleanliness is really next to Godliness because Jesus Himself washed us of our uncleanliness with His blood.
His blood washed me clean of my impure state. His blood washed my mind clean of disorganized thoughts. His blood washed my heart and soul clean of impurities that needed to be tidied, all for His sake, so that I could put my focus on my Heavenly Father.
~”Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”~Philippians 4:8-9, New International Version~
The red foxes are gone. The big and the small red foxes have been washed away by the precious blood of Jesus Christ. All of the red foxes (the sexually immoral, the thieves, the liars, etc.) are completely gone, in the Name of Jesus Christ! Praise Him!
This means that keeping my personal space clean was a sure sign that God would be pleased with His daughter for keeping her space clean!
~”Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards are in bloom.”~Song of Solomon 2:15, New International Version~
Almighty God is pleased with me for stepping out in obedience. Almighty God is pleased with me for tidying my room so that it can be a reflection of Heaven on earth. Almighty God is pleased with me for cleaning my space so that it can be a place of fellowship and communion with my Abba Father, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
No to the dirty. No to the impure. Yes to cleanliness, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
I am now pure in His sight. I am now white as snow in the eyes of the LORD. I am now His bride. The veil has been opened. I see Jesus face-to-face!
~”Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”~Isaiah 1:18, New International Version~
~”But when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed.”~2 Corinthians 3:16, English Standard Version~
I am His. I am now His bride. I am a bride of God, in the Name of Jesus Christ. This is a privilege since I stepped out in obedience and cleaned my living space so that the Holy Spirit of God could touch me with His hands.
With His hands, my sins are washed away. With His hands, I am as white as snow. With His hands, I am altogether beautiful because every flaw is removed for His sake. I am a new creation. I am made new, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
~”You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.”~Song of Solomon 4:7, New International Version~
Let us pray for you, dear reader:
Thank You for touching the lives of every reader. Thank You for touching the lives of every reader, who is reading this blog post, so that he or she can gain understanding of what it means to be close to you. May each reader accept what it means to You to be Godly and that cleanliness is a part of being a Godly man or woman of Your Kingdom. May each reader accept Your blood as a part of the cleansing process. May each reader be still and trust in You as he or she fixes their gazes on You and learns about what it means to be Godly from Your Word. Thank You for revelation by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for divine insight and wisdom. And Thank You for healing. I give You the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless you, dear reader! Grace, peace, and many blessings to you! ❤