Thursday, March 10, 2011

Made Totally Holy

In John 13 we have the account of Jesus/YahShua washing the disciples feet at the "Last Supper." Peter hesitates ... Christ insists ... Peter then asks for Christ to wash not only his feet, but his hands and head also. Christ then responds that if He washes the feet then Peter would be totally clean.

Do you know what is going on here?

YahShua is demonstrating His far and exceeding superiority to the Old Testament/Old Covenant ... Christ demonstrating how He would accomplish what the "Law" could never touch.

In Haggai the priests are asked whether a person would become unclean all over if just a flap of their garment touched an unclean object ... and the answer is ... yes ... they have become unclean all over. When they are then asked if a garment carrying a consecrated host touches an unclean thing ... would the unclean thing then become totally clean as a result? The answer is ... no, the unclean would not become clean by simply toucing a purified object.

If a man is carrying consecrated meat in the fold of his garment, and with his fold touches bread, stew, wine, oil, or any other food, does it become holy?" The priests answered, "No." Then Haggai asked, "If someone defiled by [contact with] a corpse touches any of these, does it become defiled?" The priests answered, "It becomes defiled." Haggai 2:12-13 (HCSB)

Jesus tells Peter, and all of us, that He is far and away superior to the law ... for when we touch Christ ... we are made totally clean ... we are made totally holy.

The "law" could never do that.

This is why Jesus/YahShua tells Peter ... "If I wash your feet then you are totally holy."

And friends ... we are as well.

Reflect on the marvel of our Messiah.

xtnyoda, shalomed



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