What If You Imagined Your Body Washed Pure from All Shame?

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This is a podcast episode titled, What If You Imagined Your Body Washed Pure from All Shame?. The summary for this episode is: <p>Christian Meditation is a quiet time for you to re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind with your body. And re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind and body with God‘s presence with you and in you. Remember the quote from the apostle Paul in Acts 17:28 – <em>In him you live and move and have your being</em>.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.</strong></p><p><br></p><p>In our last episode we looked at…</p><p><strong>1 Corinthians 6:11 NIV</strong></p><p>“…You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”</p><p><br></p><p>I wanna come back to a verse we looked at a few months ago…&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Hebrews 10:10 (NIV)</strong></p><p>…We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>Hebrews 10:19-22 (NIV)</strong></p><p>19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through …his body, …22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.</p><p><br></p><p>This is all imagination language. Somehow the body of Jesus on the cross paid for all the sins I have committed with my body and in my heart.</p><p><br></p><p>So this passage paints a mental image for us of entering what would be the scariest place in the universe for guilty people — the holy presence of God – but because of the body of Jesus offered on the cross on our behalf, we can now enter with confidence. Not because of our righteousness but because of Jesus’s bodily sacrifice for us. So he says to draw near to God with full assurance that our guilty conscience has been cleansed and our bodies have been washed. This is imagery. But I think it’s the kind of imagery that if we can envision as true for us it makes a big difference in our lives.</p><p><br></p><p><strong>John Mark Comer</strong></p><p>“…One of the great problems of spirituality in our day and age that so few people feel safe enough to admit is how separated we feel from God. We rarely experience God’s presence throughout our day. “Love, joy, and peace” does not describe the felt experience of many Christians.”</p><p><br></p><p>I think one of the reasons we don’t experience God‘s presence is because we have a low-grade sense of guilt that we’re unworthy of him and unsure where we stand with him in his presence. So we don’t take the solitude and the silence to imagine/envision God‘s presence with us. His love for us. The author of Hebrews invites you to draw near to God with the confidence of envisioning yourself cleansed and washed pure and holy and safe in the presence of God.</p><p><br></p><p>Use your imagination to envision this reality – so that your brain will actually wire to this reality and it will hardwire this very identity into your brain. This is what the Bible means by being transformed by the renewing of your mind.</p><p><br></p><p>Use your imagination to envision your entire body as being washed completely pure. Imagine your guilty conscience completely wiped clean.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><br></p><p>Envision yourself — see yourself – this way. Completely cleansed. Washed completely pure. Made holy by Jesus once for all. Completely and forever washed. Completely and forever made holy. Completely and forever made righteous in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of God who has put his seal on your body. There is no greater authority than the Lord Jesus Christ and he has declared you washed, sanctified, and justified.</p><p><br></p><p><em>“…You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”</em></p><p><br></p><p><em>You can draw near to God with …full assurance …having your heart sprinkled to cleanse you from a guilty conscience and having your body washed with pure water.&nbsp;</em></p><p><br></p><p><em>…You have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.</em></p><p><br></p><p><strong>Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.</strong></p><p><br></p><p>Follow Dave Cover on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/davecover" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@davecover</a></p><p>Follow A Bigger Life on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/abiggerlifepod" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@ABiggerLifePod</a></p><p><br></p><p>Our audio engineer is <a href="mailto:diego.huaman@thecrossingchurch.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Diego Huaman</a>.</p><p><br></p><p>This podcast is a ministry of <a href="https://www.thecrossingchurch.com" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">The Crossing</a>, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.&nbsp;</p>

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Christian Meditation is a quiet time for you to re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind with your body. And re-integrate and re-calibrate your mind and body with God‘s presence with you and in you. Remember the quote from the apostle Paul in Acts 17:28 – In him you live and move and have your being.


If your podcast app is set to skip the silent sections, disable that in your podcast app for this podcast.


In our last episode we looked at…

1 Corinthians 6:11 NIV

“…You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”


I wanna come back to a verse we looked at a few months ago… 

Hebrews 10:10 (NIV)

…We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.


Hebrews 10:19-22 (NIV)

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through …his body, …22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.


This is all imagination language. Somehow the body of Jesus on the cross paid for all the sins I have committed with my body and in my heart.


So this passage paints a mental image for us of entering what would be the scariest place in the universe for guilty people — the holy presence of God – but because of the body of Jesus offered on the cross on our behalf, we can now enter with confidence. Not because of our righteousness but because of Jesus’s bodily sacrifice for us. So he says to draw near to God with full assurance that our guilty conscience has been cleansed and our bodies have been washed. This is imagery. But I think it’s the kind of imagery that if we can envision as true for us it makes a big difference in our lives.


John Mark Comer

“…One of the great problems of spirituality in our day and age that so few people feel safe enough to admit is how separated we feel from God. We rarely experience God’s presence throughout our day. “Love, joy, and peace” does not describe the felt experience of many Christians.”


I think one of the reasons we don’t experience God‘s presence is because we have a low-grade sense of guilt that we’re unworthy of him and unsure where we stand with him in his presence. So we don’t take the solitude and the silence to imagine/envision God‘s presence with us. His love for us. The author of Hebrews invites you to draw near to God with the confidence of envisioning yourself cleansed and washed pure and holy and safe in the presence of God.


Use your imagination to envision this reality – so that your brain will actually wire to this reality and it will hardwire this very identity into your brain. This is what the Bible means by being transformed by the renewing of your mind.


Use your imagination to envision your entire body as being washed completely pure. Imagine your guilty conscience completely wiped clean.  


Envision yourself — see yourself – this way. Completely cleansed. Washed completely pure. Made holy by Jesus once for all. Completely and forever washed. Completely and forever made holy. Completely and forever made righteous in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of God who has put his seal on your body. There is no greater authority than the Lord Jesus Christ and he has declared you washed, sanctified, and justified.


“…You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”


You can draw near to God with …full assurance …having your heart sprinkled to cleanse you from a guilty conscience and having your body washed with pure water. 


…You have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.


Who can you share this podcast with? If you found this episode helpful, consider sharing it on social media or texting it to a friend you think might benefit from it.


Follow Dave Cover on Twitter @davecover

Follow A Bigger Life on Twitter @ABiggerLifePod


Our audio engineer is Diego Huaman.


This podcast is a ministry of The Crossing, a church in Columbia, Missouri, a college town where the flagship campus of the University of Missouri is located.