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Day 55: Washing Your Body

The Daily Word: Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
Leviticus 15:1-16:28
Mark 7:1-23
Psalm 40:11-17
Proverbs 10:13-14
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
He shall put the holy linen tunic and the linen trousers on his body; he shall be girded with a linen sash, and with the linen turban he shall be attired. These are holy garments. Therefore he shall wash his body in water, and put them on. – Lev. 16:4

Aaron had to wash his body in water before he entered the presence of God. What does this mean for us under the New Covenant? Do we have to take a bath or shower before we go to pray?

No! Being washed with water on this side of the Cross means studying God’s Word:

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word… – Eph. 5:25-26

New Covenant cleaning happens with the Word of God! And here is why that’s important. If you go into God’s presence without understanding what His Word says, you will not pray correctly. You will pray according to your own, fleshly desires, instead of according to the desires of the Lord. But if you bring the Word of God into prayer with you and pray it out, you are guaranteed to pray the will of God – and not the will of man! – over your life.

Base your prayers on the Word of God. Don’t pray what you think you need! Pray what God says you need. And as you bring His Word back to Him in prayer, it will bear eternal fruit.

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth;
It shall not return to Me void,
But it shall accomplish what I please,
And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. – Isa. 55:11


Father, thank You for Your Word! Thank You for giving me an incredibly powerful Guide so I know I am praying according to Your will. I am going to base my prayers in and on Your Word – now and forever – in Jesus’ name.

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