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Washed by the Water in the Word

February 23, 2020

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. –Matthew 5:8
Worship in spirit and truth
Be washed by the water in the word
Pure hearts see and love fervently …
Love one another fervently from a pure heart. –1Peter 1:22
All who have this hope in Him{Jesus} purify themselves, just as He is pure. –1John 3:3

Word Study
From NetBible Jn 4:23
But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him.

  • worship[4352]proskuneo = to kiss the hand towards one (meaning to kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand), in token of reverence, bow down-prostrate oneself(or kneel) in homage – worship, adoration
    • Psalm 2:12 … Kiss the Son = in trembling kiss His feet, pay homage in purity
    • The homage is to the Lord of Psalm 2:2 and to the Son of Psalm 2:7 — the Messiah King. Homage, kissing a King also implies submission. Like above: worship[4352]proskuneo this is to pay homage in recognition of royalty, to show submission to a king, to be under the king’s reign – like a dog licking his master’s hand.

From NetBible Eph 5:26
so that He{Jesus} might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word

  • sanctify[37] = make holy
    * purify: free from the guilt of sin
    * purify: internally by renewing of the soul

  • John 17:17Sanctify[37] them by Your truth. Your word is truth.
  • John 17:19And for their sakes I sanctify[37] Myself, that they also may be sanctified[37] by the truth
  • 1John 3:3And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He{Jesus} is pure.
    • 1 John 3:3 Amplified Bible (AMP)
      3 And everyone who has this hope [confidently placed] in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure (holy, undefiled, guiltless).

From NetBible Mt 5:8
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

  • pure[2513] = clean, sincere, blameless, innocent
    * purified by fire
    * free from corrupt desire, from sin and guilt
    * free from falsehoods
    * like a vine cleansed by pruning and so fitted to bear fruit (Jn 15:2)

    • 1Peter 1:22-23 Since you have purified{cleansed} your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren{believers}, love one another fervently with a pure[2513] heart. 23  for you have been born again [that is, reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] not of seed which is perishable but [from that which is] imperishable and immortal, that is, through the living and everlasting word of God.
    • Prayer:
      Philippians 1:9-11 NKJV
      9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be *sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

      From NetBible Phil 1:10

      • sincere[1506] = found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun’s light, tested as genuine, unspotted
      • *from heile (the sun’s ray) and 2919; judged by sunlight, i.e. tested
        as genuine (figuratively):-pure, sincere.

      What a beautiful picture of a sincere pure heart!

      The heart of one with a “sincere” devotion to the Lord will be found pure when examined and judged by the Son, the light of the world. It will be a heart that has willingly submitted to Lord’s searching and cleansing.

    • I am being transformed by a renewed mind!!
      Romans 12:1-2 AMP … Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].
  • see[3700] = to look at, to behold
    * to gaze – with wide-open eyes, as at something remarkable

Matthew 5:8 Amplified Bible (AMP)
8 “Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God.