Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Understanding The Mystery Of Feet Washing - John 13:1-17



Feet Washing is a mystery.

The Kingdom Of God Operates By Mysteries.
Only those who understand the mysteries benefit from them.
Luke 8:10 - And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.

These Mysteries Are Also Called Keys
Matthew 16:19 - And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Teachings Of The Kingdom Are Foolishness To Those Perishing.
1Corithians 1:18 - For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

Never Be Ashamed Of The Mysteries God Has Revealed To You
Romans 1:16 - For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; ……
When you Discover The Power In The Gospel, You Take Dominion Easily

God has given his people mysteries to live a glorious and successful life!

Some of The Common Mysteries
  1. Anointing oil – Isaiah 10:27, & I Samuel 10: 1 – 10, James 5: 14-15.
  2. Prophetic Mantle – Acts 19: 11-12, 2Kings 2: 8 - 14
  3.  Holy Communion – John 6: 48 – 54, Luke 24: 30 – 31
  4. Blood of Sprinkling – Exodus 12:7, Hebrews 12:22 – 24
  5. Impartation – Laying of hands – Deut. 34:9 (Joshua), Acts 6:6 (Deacons)
  6. Feet Washing – John 13: 3 – 17.
To many Christians these Mysteries are Parables and therefore they loss where they are expected to win.

Example of the Children of Ephraim
Psalms 78: 9 – 10. The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law

The Mystery Of Feet Washing
Every part of Part of Your Body Has Spiritual Significance
1.     Head is a symbol of your destiny (psalms 23:5, Gen 48:17)
You have the mind of Christ (I Cor. 2:16)
2.     Hands are a symbol of productivity (Deut 28:12)
You hands Shall be Sufficient For You – Deut 33:7
  1. Feet are a symbol of Dominion
    - When Adam lost his dominion the serpent was instructed to bruise his heals –
    Genesis 3:15 - And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou SHALT BRUISE his heel.) (..by you, his foot will be wounded. (BBE))

    (A) All Things Are Supposed To Be Under Your Feet
    - Psalms 8:4, 6
    4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

    6 Thou madest him to HAVE DOMINION over the works of thy hands; thou hast PUT ALL THINGS UNDER HIS FEET:

    (B) You Can Make Your Feet "Beautiful Feet"

    Romans 10:15 - … How BEAUTIFUL are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

    (C) You Can Deep Your Feet In Oil (In Wealth)
    Deuteronomy 33:24 – And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.

    (D) Your Feet Are For Possessing Your Possession
    Joshua 1:3 - Every place that the SOLE OF YOUR FOOT shall TREAD UPON, that have I given unto you,….

    (E) Your Feet Are To Bruise Satan And All Demonic Powers
    Romans 16:20 - And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly.

    Luke 10:19 - Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

How Jesus Treated (Washed) The Feet Of His Disciples
John 13:3 – 17
Verse 3
: -Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;
Jesus knowing that, he applied a mystery to TRANSFER All things.
Revelation 5: 12: Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing
Verse 7: -Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter. (By Effect, by Testimonies)

When Jesus Departed, they began to manifest, they took over Jerusalem.

-He advised them to keep the feet washing mystery
John 13:14
- If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.

-He concluded by saying we will be happy (fulfilled) if we keep doing it
John 13:17 - If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.