Psalms 51:7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

I love this scripture verse because it’s something I strive for in my relationship with the Lord. Hyssop is a plant that has many good uses. It’s a cleansing herb and was used for spiritual rituals in the old and new testaments. It was used for purification such as cleansing a leper or after someone touched a dead body.
David wrote this Psalm in response to his repenting declarations of his guilt from his sinful acts. He was truly very remorseful and sought forgiveness from the Lord. He wanted to be cleaned, not just cleaned some, but a complete cleansing until he was shinny, pure and new.

There is no one on this earth that never sins (does bad things not pleasing to God/does things against God’s word). I sin and as a prayer intercessor this scripture means a lot to me because I cannot pray and ask things of God with a dirty heart. I need to be 100% when I pray.

Before you ask for this cleansing you must first recognize that you need to be cleaned!!!!!

The scripture in Psalm 51:7 tells us in a very simple but powerful way how to be spiritually cleaned. Let’s break it down:

1. Ask for the cleansing…..pray…confess your sins to God. If you don’t know what you’ve done, ask Him to reveal your sins to you. Also read the bible and it will also reveal your sinful heart to you. Ask Jesus to forgive you.
2. Have confidence that He will do it. It makes no sense to think He might make you clean. Then you will still feel dirty.
3. Let the Lord wash you…you may feel like you are in the wringer…but Let Him do it. He’s been washing folks since Adam and Eve, blood on the door post, sacrificial blood from the Lamb……He has done everything to allow us to be able to be cleansed.

How white is snow? I am amazed when I go outside after a fresh snowfall. It’s so white that it’s almost blinding if the sun is shining. If you drop a piece of white paper in the ground it will look dirty compared to the snow. This snow is so white that at times it can have a blue hue to it. This is how clean our spiritual insides should be and can be.
The enemy knows that a dirty heart blocks prayer and this is his greatest weapon against us…so….we need to keep a check on our walk with the Lord.

My first pastor after committing my life to the Lord was Pastor Ross Davi. (If my Full Gospel church friends are reading this check this out: http://othersideofmusic.blogspot.com/2008/10/ross-davi-and-gospel-singers.html) Rev. Ross Davi had a big impact on me and my husband.(We loved him so much and miss Him dearly)  We prayed a lot at Full Gospel and Pastor Davi was always at the altar with his parishioners leading the charge in prayer. We would always hear him say this “wash me Lord…wash me whiter than snow.” He thought it was important so I thought it was important and it is.

Then many years later John P Kee came out with a song which was very popular called “Wash me (reprise)” I’m including the video so you can be ministered to by it.  Close your eyes and listen to this song ……let the word of the Lord do it’s work in you.

Maybe this scripture will be the cry of your heart today:

Psalms 51:7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Message for today: You should check yourself before you wreck yourself…….Your relationship with God and your prayer life.

Whiter than snow…… Whiter than snow……. Whiter than snow…… Whiter than snow

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