Apostle Grace Lubega
John 13:4-5 (KJV); He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
Tradition has taught men to periodically wash the feet of the brethren but without understanding what it truly means to wash feet.
Today, I want to take you past the physical washing of feet to the mind of the spirit pertaining this sacred act that the Christ did.
The feet represent the gospel, which is why the Bible speaks of having our feet shod with the readiness to preach the gospel of peace (Ephesians 6:15).
When we stand before men to preach to them, we are washing their feet and preparing them to be ministers of the gospel in their various capacities. When you wash another’s feet, he will in turn wash the feet of another and thus the gospel continues.
It is the lowest yet highest place of service and ministry. That is why Paul says that this service puts you in a place of one who seems sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things (2 Corinthians 6:10).
Christ told Simon Peter that if his feet are not washed then he has no part with Him (John 13:8). He did not need to wash Peter’s hands, that is, to give you material needs or to wash his head, that is to convince his mind about the working power of God, he only needed to wash the feet, which is to give you His Word. All you need is the Word, the Message, the Gospel of Peace!
Every time you share the Word, you draw men to partake in the blessing of who Christ is and what He has done. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: John 13:8, 2 Corinthians 6:10
When we stand before men to preach to them, we are washing their feet and preparing them to be ministers of the gospel in their various capacities.
PRAYER: My Lord, I thank you for this revelation. What an honour to preach this gospel. To speak of you is the highest place of humility. Today I embrace the preaching of the gospel with a new zeal knowing that by it, we partake of who you are and what you have done. To the glory of your name. Amen.