A short article about what it means for Christ to wash our feet.
By Tom Piecyk
Hello, all of you precious brother’s and sister’s in Christ Jesus. I just got an amazing revelation in the scriptures from the Lord and no not an audible sound either. lol! As some of you know I have requested prayer for my feet which swell up and get some sharp shooting pains anyway some of us are under suspicion that I might be diabetic I have not had a doctor to diagnose me because I don’t have medical insurance.
But aside from that I hope you enjoy what I am about write to you all in Love, and I think your going to see alot of Love in this article.It almost brought tears to my eyes.
4) He riseth from supper,and laid aside his garments;and took a towel,and girded himself.
5)After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6)Then cometh he to Simon Peter and Peter saith unto him, Lord dost thou wash my feet?
I find it ironic that Peter call’s him Lord but does not want his feet washed by the Lord himself at this point.Many in the so called christian community will call him Lord but do not that which scripture teach.
7)Jesus answered and said unto him,What I do thou knowest not now;but thou shalt know hearafter.
The next verse I quote has to do with what Peter will know hearafter.
1 Pe 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren,see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently. Peter can say this now because of his conversion at the day of pentacost.He finally understood what Christ was teaching when washing the feet of his disciples.
8)Peter saith unto him ,Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him,If I wash thee not,thou hast no part with me.
Christ was showing an example of his Love towards his disciples by being a servant, if you or I try to deny someone else within the body of Christ from showing Love towards you,you will have no part of him.
When Peter said unto Jesus Thou shalt not wash my feet,He really was saying no don’t pray for me or no I don’t want your advice or help or even saying, no teachers, I don’t want you to teach me I am just fine,oh! really! Peter?
Are you saying Peter that you are clean and need not to be washed by the word of God, or any of us?
Joh15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Christ was teaching us to wash each others feet by prayer, exhortation,teaching,comforting,to encourage and above all servitude. I call it spiritual feet washing.
9)Simon Peter saith unto him,Lord not my feet only,but also my hands and my head.
Peter feared losing his relationship with Christ if he did not allow Christ to wash his feet.I want to spiritually wash your feet just like you want to wash mine and others, one way of me doing that is by writing this article to you.
We all get our feet washed when we hear God’s word on Sunday (and at the other studies),I wash your feet by praying for you as well as you pray for me etc. We are all servant’s of one another. I think the rest of the scriptures say it better than I can.
10)Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet,but is clean every whit:and ye are clean,but not all.
11)For he knew who would betray him,therefore said he,Ye are not all clean.
12)So after he had washed their feet,and had taken his garments,and was set down again,he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
13)Ye call me Master and Lord:and ye say well;for so I am.
14)If I then,your Lord and Master,have washed your feet;ye also ought to wash one anothers feet.
15)For I have given you an example,that ye should do as I have done to you.
I hope this was edifying for you all and I’m sure some of you can add to this. I am however open to correction so please do, if you see anything wrong.