by Duane Bemis

I Want to Be Free and Clean
Duane Bemis

The week was long and very hard. Many troubles came my way and yet every time I talked to God He kept saying, "Keep on preaching son and doing what I called you to do." It seems that everything was going on. Two funerals, four preaching's inside the prisons, and guests were in town that I escorted to four outdoor services and one inside our local church. I was tired, I asked the Lord for some time off but nothing happened except more things that I needed to due. Three inmates had deaths in their families so I needed to counsel them. Staff members needed to talk and all God kept saying was, "Keep on doing what is right and keep on preaching son." And in the midst of this the Lord revealed and anointed this message of great hope, faith, and purity. Are you ready to hear what the Lord would say to the church today?
Come and join hearts with me as we seek the voice and teachings of Jesus. Let us pray, "Father God Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth, may Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Let us sit at Your feet and hear Your words of truth. Give us understanding as You challenge our hearts to be free and clean. Yes Lord, yes open our ears to hear what the Spirit is saying. And in all of this I ask that Your receive all the glory for You alone are worthy to be praised. Amen and amen."

Open your Bible to the Gospel written by Doctor Luke and turn with me to the Seventeenth Chapter:

Now it happened as He went to Jerusalem that He passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. (Luke 17:11 and 12) NKJV1

To understand the fullness of this portion of our selected text let us go back into the Old testament scriptures to see what was required of those pronounced with leprously. We need to understand why they were standing afar off. We need to understand what their dreams might have been. We need to unders ...

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