Why Sprinkle Water? – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional March 21st

(Your Heart Has Been Sprinkled Clean Already)

TO THE BIBLE: Hebrews 10:22 ESV
“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”

Looking at our opening verse, it would seem like we’re supposed to draw near to God, have our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and then have our bodies washed with pure water.

But hold on, who’s supposed to do this sprinkling? Some other folks out there are splashing or sprinkling some water on people, claiming it’s the blood of Jesus. But that’s completely wrong!

Nobody can sprinkle the blood of Jesus today. So, don’t even try doing so. The Bible doesn’t say, “having our bodies sprinkled”; rather, it says our hearts.

That means it’s the sprinkling of the heart, and what our opening verse is saying is that your heart has already been sprinkled from an evil conscience. It’s not an ongoing process; it’s been done by the Holy Spirit already!

Some other translations, like the Rotherham’s, put it more clearly. It says, “Let us approach with a genuine heart, in full assurance of faith, having been sprinkled, as to our hearts, from an evil conscience, and bathed, as to our bodies, with pure water.” Hallelujah!

If you don’t understand this, you’ll be trying to do what God has already done, and it won’t work.

When it says, “…Our bodies washed with pure water,” it’s close to what we have in 1 Corinthians 6:11 ESV: “And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” Hallelujah!

When you were born again, you were baptised into Christ (that is, the baptism of the Holy Spirit); the Holy Spirit came upon you to live in you.

His purpose in coming upon you was to make your body His temple, the tabernacle where He now dwells. But first, He must wash that temple; He must purify and sanctify it. That’s His work, and at the New Birth, He sanctified your body and made it His home. He has made your heart His home! Glory to God!

Go Deeper
Colossians 1:21-22; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Titus 3:5

I’m washed, sanctified, and justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God! Therefore, consciously, I walk in the light of God’s Word, in the light of my righteousness, knowing that I’m holy, unblameable, and unreproveable in His sight. I’m impacting my world with the light of God in my spirit, turning many to righteousness. Glory to God!

Daily Bible Reading
Luke 4:1-13, Deuteronomy 18-21
Matthew 24:34-44, Exodus 30

Thank the Lord for having washed your heart from an evil conscience.

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