Handwashing & Falling Idols & Worldwide Selah Moment
March 16, 2020 10:39 AM
Today’s insights: March 12-14, 2020
The bolded statements were spoken to me by the Holy Spirit while at work.
1) First in the natural, then in the Spirit – I Corinthians 15:46
Hand washing and disinfecting has become the response to preventing spread of coronavirus. We clean the outside of the vessel. This is a prophetic sign.
However, Jesus warned of this:
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and all uncleanness. Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” Matthew 23:26-28
The people are content with an outward appearance of good, clean, family-fun, patriotic. However, God does not consider the nation’s corruption, idolatry, murderous, and sexually immoral to be “good”. Throughout the Word, pestilence/plague, famine, fires, violence/death, poverty, earthquakes and tornados are synonymous with God’s judgments for national/regional sin. Yet He offers the promise of 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from unrighteousness.” The inner cleansing. Individually, we must submit to Psalms 51 and satisfy our God.
The second prophetic insight is reminiscent to an idiom. We want to wash our hands of this problem. We want to be clean of the responsibility of this epidemic. We want to be innocent of the responsibility to know, to act, to pray, to cry aloud and spare not. But truly we all are partially responsible. National sin is a result of all our iniquity, whether we committed these offenses or willfully ignored speaking up about them. Revelation 18 is a statement of a guilty plea that has been entered by the courts of heaven and sentencing of the nations has begun. The nations have made a league against God and his statutes. The judgments are similarly to those aforementioned: plagues, famine, death, fires, economic ruin. God does not change.
Selah means to pause and reflect.