self-cleansing

Self-Cleansing. RCCG Sunday School Manual.

 

Memory Verse: “having, therefore, these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God”.

 

Bible Passage: 2 Corinthians 7:1

Introduction
God’s desire is that his people will be cleansed outwardly and inwardly. (Zechariah 3:4). He loves those whose hearts and lives are perfect towards Him and has made adequate provision for their all-around cleansing. (Hebrews 10:22). In Psalm 51:2 David prayed for God’s cleansing. We also have a crucial role to play in this matter.
 
 

Outlines

  1. Self-cleansing and its benefits
  2. How can a man cleanse himself?

 
Self-cleansing and its benefits
Self-Cleansing is a conscious and decisive effort put in by man to purge himself from all filthiness (2 Corinthians 1:7) in order to become whole and acceptable to God, through the help of the Holy Spirit. It involves the thorough sanitation of a life whose filth has been revealed through the mirror of God’s word.
 
It is a renewal of one’s mind (Romans 12:2). It is putting away evil deeds. (Is 1:16), the wickedness of the heart and impure thoughts (Jeremiah 4:14). It is giving no room for sin in one’s life. (Romans 6:12).
 
Self-cleansing makes us honourable and useful vessels (2 Timothy 2:21). It is essential for those that have the hope of eternal life with Jesus (1 John 3:3). It provides a platform to appear before God blameless and to obtain answers to prayers. (Hebrews 10:22, Hebrews 4:6).
 

How can a man cleanse himself?

It is absolutely true that we are purged and cleansed through the shed blood of our Lord Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:14, 22). However, the Bible raises a fundamental question in Psalms 119:9 “wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way?” The bible also provides the answer, “…by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”
 
Having identified the grey areas in your life, “take heed thereto” necessary adjustments and make changes to show that you fear God. Lay aside weights and besetting sins (Hebrews 12:1). Steer clear of the appearances of evil (1 Thessalonians 5:22). Wash thoroughly in the water of God’s word (Ephesians 5:26, Ezekiel 36:25). Mortify the deeds of the flesh (Romans 8:13, Colossians 3:5) – and draw near to God. (James 4:8).
 

Conclusion

God is looking for a clean and pure vessel. You can be available for His use by cleansing yourself.
 
 
 
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