Matthew 6:13 – “But deliver us from evil.”
THE WORD “EVIL” REPRESENTS THE ENTIRE CURSE OF SIN UPON MAN. “PONEROS”, THE GREEK WORD FOR EVIL, CAME FROM THE WORD “PONOS,” MEANING PAIN. AND THAT WORD CAME FROM THE ROOT WORD “PENES,” MEANING POOR.
PAIN (SICKNESS), AND
JESUS DESTROYED THE POWER OF SIN, SICKNESS, AND POVERTY THROUGH HIS REDEMPTIVE WORK ON THE CROSS.
Psalm 23:4,5 – “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil: my cup runneth over.”
Because God is with me, every adversity I face will unfold in victory as I maintain my faith in God! The battle I am in will soon become a meal to me, an experience that will nourish and build me up spiritually.
John 13:8 — Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”
Once we have received Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are bathed all over, and cleansed by His blood once and for all eternity! His blood has perfected us forever (Hebrews 10:14), and we only need to wash our feet because we walk in the world and our feet pick up dust and dirt, causing us to stumble.
Ephesians 5:25-26 tells us that “Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the Word.”
We, the church, are cleansed with the washing of water by the Word. The more we come under anointed teaching that unveils Christ through the Word, the more the cleansing goes on. And as our feet are washed, instead of stumbling, we will be walking and even running!
I LET JESUS WASH MY FEET WITH A DEEPER REVELATION OF HIMSELF THROUGH HIS WORD.
John 3:6 – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.”
IF I AM TRYING TO DEAL WITH GOD OUT OF MY HEAD OR OUT OF MY FEELINGS, THEN WHAT I AM DOING IS TRYING TO DEAL WITH GOD OUT OF MY FLESH.
John 4:24 – “God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth.”
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY