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Prayer by me
In obedience to GOD, Pastor Dews, associate ministers, deacons and my family in Christ. I greet you in the name of JESUS.
If you have your BIBLES, I would like to uplift a word coming from 2nd Timothy Chapter 2 verses 19-26; 2nd Timothy Ch 3 verses 1-5, 7, and 12-15. It reads as thus..
May GOD have a blessing to the hearers and doers of HIS Holy Word.
I want to talk about with the aid and permission of the HOLY GHOST, It’s Time To Clean Up.
For a subtitle: Learn From The Past
I remember when I was in junior high and I started playing organized sports. Every fall semester most of the athletes came back taller, more mature looking and more wiser about the sport of football. The came back more advanced if you will. If you serious about something, you should want to get better at it. When you mature in sports you should look the part. You should look more chiseled, more in shape and more muscular.
I remember myself in 6th grade. I was the fastest kid in Van Vleck, but there was 1 boy named Odell Wyche who always gave a run for my money. So, that next summer I worked strictly on speed drills just to make sure I wouldn’t get beat. I learned from my past to help my future. I knew that if I always ran long distance, I wouldn’t get any faster. That next year in 7th grade no one could touch me until I got into high school. Not only did I learn from the past on how to work out, but my body matured. I was muscular and ripped. I cleaned up all my old habits and refocused. GOD is telling us to go into this new year, clean up our old ways and mature in HIM in 2017.
Let me give you a definition of cleaning up. It’s getting rid of something that’s undesired and no longer needed. It’s removing something that's a hindrance that can cause harm.
As a Christian we got to get rid of those negative bacterial so called friends that are using us, we got to clean up and remove the dirt from our lives; It’s time to clean up. GOD is saying don’t back bite like you did in 2016, don’t slander someone’s name like you did in 2016, don’t start confusion, but confess; don’t sleep around but get married; don’t tell white lies but get washed white as snow; don’t try to get over but try to get saved. Child of GOD learn from the past because it’s time to clean up.
But brothers and sisters why do we clean up? Why do we clean up? I clean my house and vehicles because I’m grateful on what GOD has blessed me with and I won’t to take care of it. If you don’t clean something it slowly deteriorates. People spring clean to remove things and restore with new. Back in the day we would have revivals for our spirit. We would go through the motions and we would need a shakeup.
I enjoy cleaning. When I clean, even though it’s hardwork, when I’m done I get a feel of accomplishment. You ever clean your car and rims just right and you turn heads. People will tell you oh man I see you bro, they will say them rims glossing and your ride on point.
When we clean your spirit we should turn heads as well. Other Christians should say things like I like the Christian you’re becoming, you’re a great man or woman of GOD or I love the way you are growing spiritually.
When I’m cleaning my car I won’t to get rid of every piece of dirt I see. 1 piece of dirt will take away from the cleanness of the car. In out spirit man, 1 sin can drive us from the will of GOD. That’s why we we try our best not to sin, but when we do we ask for forgiveness.
When you clean a car body but the rims aren’t clean it takes away from it. You need both the body and rims clean for the full effect.
Child of GOD to get to Heaven not only must your head be right but your heart must be right to get the full effect.
I’ve realized that when you clean with someone else you get done faster cleaning. Both of yall motivate each other. With two people trying to become better Christians you should motivate each other with GOD in the midst. Matthew 18 verse 20 says where 2 or 3 or joined together in HIS name, HE’LL be in the midst.
So now my brothers and sisters we know why we clean up but what products do we use? I use all types of products to clean my house. I use dishwashing liquid, tile cleaner, mops, brooms to name a few. All the different items have different uses.
I learned what specific items I like by learning from the past. For example: I used to always buy febreeze because it smells good, but I found out it didn’t kill germs. What good does it do to have a home smell good but full of germs? So what I did was start using Lysol to kill the germs then febreeze to make it smell good inside. For our spirit, we must use the cleaning products like The BIBLE, JESUS and prayer. When we use all these things it will help us get to Heaven.
Now we have our cleaning items, it’s time to clean up for the new year.
We get rid of dirt, we get rid of dust, and we get rid of stains. For our spirit, we must get rid of that person who’s straying us away from GOD. Remove yourself from people who practice witch craft, who steal and kill.
GOD forgive me for saying this but, have you ever clean your car inside and someone wants to get a ride in it and they stink and they dirty? You don’t want to give them ride because they will stink up the car after you just cleaned it. In our spirit lives after we have cleaned ourselves and removed unclean stinky sin, we shouldn’t want to bring it back and dirty us up.
Let’s not go into 2017 woe is me, how am I going to make it? Don’t worry about the loss of a loved one, worry about the ones who are here with you. Don’t worry about the divorce, worry about who GOD will bring in your life. Don’t worry about your finances. You haven’t missed a meal and you won’t in the future. Don’t worry about your enemies, pray for them in the name of JESUS. GOD’S love is marvelous, it’s long suffering, it’s patient. For GOD loves us so much that HE gave us HIS only begotten son named JESUS. JESUS was put on that cross where HE died a dirty death so our sins would be clean, HE died to furfill the prophecy, HE died until that centurion solider said surely, it must be the son of GOD, died until the blood came streaming down, died until HE was put into Joseph’s borrowed tomb, died until early Sunday morning HE got up with all power in HIS hands.
Power to clean my heart, power to make me white as snow, power to clean me from all unrighteousness.
Do you know HIM have you tried HIM? If you know stand on your feet and show some sign. What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of JESUS. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of JESUS.
Create in me a clean heart O GOD and renew a right spirit within me.
For it is on this day that atonement shall be made for you to cleanse you; you will be clean from all your sins before the LORD. Yea, Yeaclean, even though it’s hardwork, when I’m done I get a feel of accomplishment. You ever clean your car and rims just right and you turn heads. People will tell you oh man I see you bro, they will say them rims glossing and your ride on point.
So now my brothers and sisters we know why we clean up but wh