Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Clean Heart - Part Five
New Testament references to the word clean:
11: Matthew 8:2 ~ Jesus heals a man with leprosy; notice his faith, "If You are willing, You can me clean!"
11: Matthew 8:3 ~ see Matthew 8:2
12: Matthew 12:44 ~ Cleansing from evil; see also Luke 11:25.
11: Matthew 23:25 ~ Outward cleansing without inner cleansing is useless. But inward cleansing cleans us in and out! See also Luke 11:39.
11 and 13: Matthew 23:26 ~ see Matthew 23:25
13: Matthew 27:59 ~ A clean linen cloth was used to wrap Jesus' body.
11: Mark 1:40 ~ Healing of a man with leprosy; Jesus immediately heals him.
11: Mark 1:41 ~ See Mark 1:41.
11: Mark 7:19 ~ It is not what comes in; it is what comes out of our hearts that makes us unclean.
11: Luke 5:12 ~ Healing of a man with leprosy ~ Jesus was willing to cleans him.
11: Luke 5:13 ~ See Luke 5:12
12: Luke 11:25 ~ cleansing from evil spirit; we must have safeguards in place and not just sweep the evil out for it will return
11: Luke 11:39 ~ outward cleansing to appear clean vs. inward
13: Luke 11:41 ~ complete cleansing; concentrate on inner and you'll be right all around
13: John 13:10 ~ spiritual cleansing is complete and then requires dealing with individual sin - not a second complete cleansing
13: John 13:11 ~ see John 13:10
13: John 15:3 ~ we are clean - through God's Word
11: Acts 10:15 ~ Peter's vision
11: Acts 11:9 ~ Peter's vision on a sheet; do not judge unclean what God has made clean
14: Acts 24:18 ~ ceremonially clean in the temple; when going into God's house - go with a pure heart
13: Romans 14:20 ~ all food is clean; do not cause another to stumble
15: Hebrews 9:13-14 ~ conscience cleansed; Christ's blood; enables us to serve God
13: Revelation 15:6 ~ clean, shining linen; angels; glory of Heaven
13: Revelation 19:8 ~ bright and clean linen; righteous acts of the saints, clean because of Jesus
13: Revelation 19:14 ~ white and clean linen; comes from following Jesus
Ok, we've made it through the entire list! Next time, I'll share the definitions of the words translated into clean in the NIV. The numbers at the beginning of each line will correspond to these definitions.