When Entering the Church, Bring Clean Hands and a Pure Heart

09/15/2018 10:34

God wants us to come together in fellowship with other citizens of the Kingdom of God. But many coming into the Church are vain in their attitude of worship and prayer to the Living God. In fact, the prayers of many coming into the Church today are disgusting to the Living God. Their soul and spirit is full of pollution and corruption that has nothing to do with redemption through what Christ has done for us at the Cross. Whatever it is that they are praying is disgusting to God because they love the ways of the world far more than they love God. When we come into the Temple of God our hands and heart need to be clean from the affairs of this world. Who will ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who will stand in his Holy place? He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

It matters not how many fellowship gatherings a Church has, matters not how many Easters and Christmas’s one honors, it matters not how many communions one partakes of, it matters not how many Good Friday services are observed, matters not your “importance” in the Church activity….if one loves the things in this world more than God then it is disgusting and trouble in the eyes of God. Worship without loving God with all your heart, soul, and mind will cause God to turn His eyes away from you…He will not recognize those uplifted arms to Heaven and will not hear the prayers….those hands are full of blood. Who will ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who will stand in his holy place? He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

When we walk through the door and place our feet onto the floors of the Church, we should be there as one whose hands are clean and heart is pure from the corruption, immorality, and hypocrisy of living for this world. Our heart and hands must be focused on the Kingdom of God. The only way to receive the treasures of blessings flowing from the Kingdom of God is through what Christ has done for us on the Cross. When the Living God sees that you are set apart from this world by the Blood of His Son Jesus Christ, then He will turn His eyes on you and hear your prayers. Who will ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who will stand in his holy place? He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

Satan will do all he can to get you to use your hands against the Living God, to do things against the Cross of Christ, and to attack the presence of the Holy Ghost. Satan’s intent is to steal, kill, and destroy the Temple of God as a place of prayer and worship. BUT, at the Cross of Christ, Satan and all the powers of darkness are defeated! The Blood of Christ puts our sin in remission so that sin is not able to do anything through our hands, sin becomes inactive and dormant. By the Blood of Christ, our heart is made pure by the infilling of the Holy Ghost. We are justified because Christ lives in us, and that by faith, and it is no longer I who lives but Christ who lives in me! Who will ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who will stand in his holy place? He that has clean hands, and a pure heart; who has not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

Scriptural Reference
“When you come to appear before me, who has required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination to me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hates: they are a trouble to me; I am weary to bear them. And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide my eyes from you: yes, when you make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.”

“Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.”

Isaiah 1:12-15 King James Version (KJV)
Psalm 24:3-4 King James Version (KJV)