John 11:55 Amplified Bible (AMP) says,
Now the Passover of the Jews was approaching, and many from the country went up to Jerusalem before Passover to purify themselves [ceremonially, so that they would be able to participate in the feast].
The Holy Spirit led me to this verse and unexpectedly I was to share it.
What He is showing us here is simple. The Passover was sacred to The Jews. This is why they went and ceremonially cleaned themselves prior to the feast to be able to participate in it.
Let us check our hearts. How close are we walking with God? Are we keeping Him rightfully first in our lives? How do we purify ourselves?
The easiest answer for me is found in these 2 verses:
Ezekiel 36:26-27 (KJV)
26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
God has put it on my heart to look at my life in regards to purification.
How Holy (or set apart) are we in all that we do? Do we see any attributes of the world in our lives that are not of God? Let us ask The Holy Spirit to shine His Light in our lives and convict us or show us what we need to see. God loves us all the same today as yesterday. It’s time to go Home, and we have NEVER been to a FEAST like this one! God bless you in Jesus’ Name!