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The Cost of Love, God's Feet Washing People!

Word For Today: August 17, 2019: The Cost of love, God Feet Washing People! : Right date and updated version. Beloved, I woke up this morning and felt the check of the Holy Spirit to reread the post I posted early this morning. I am so glad I listened. I didn’t mention in the post that God was birthing this very work in a remnant people in true love and unity.

Since I wrote this starting late last night into the early morning I should have added how I see the “birth” of what I am writing about happening with my own eyes.

That addition is critical to understand the needed change of God’s foot washer being birthed as His kingdom remnant is coming together in the pure holy love of God. Plus it needs to be said how grateful we are to all those God has touched to actually love Donna and I, and our family and washed our feet in so many times of great need and still do. So I want to make that clear in this post. He also has given us the same honor to do to others.

My prayer is that my P.S. at the end bring better clarity of the work and desires the Holy Spirit he is now birthing and bringing forth in his remnant Kingdom of God people and leaders.

Much love and blessings.

Word for Today: August 19, 2019 The cost of love: God’s feet washing people!

This night and early morning as I am waiting upon the Lord and seeking His face and presence, I am overwhelmed with what his Kingdom pure holy love is and the cost of it. This post is a bit longer, so get a cup of coffee or tea, and just set some time apart to read this. I encourage you to read it slowly so the Holy Spirit can impart the fire of the words He has given me to write in your hearts.

This word may not be for everyone, but it could be, but it surely for those who are truly pursing the heart of God and desire the Kingdom of God to manifest fully in their life, their home, their church and this nation.

1st Corinthians 13:8 says, “Love never fails.” Without God’s pure holy love motivating all we do we could become a useless nobody and clanging bell.

Honestly, my experience in writing this type of post that many saints may just blow this word off? Often time this topic is passed over and the least read.

Yet, This may be one of the most important post God gave me to write, unfortunately it may be the least read.

I pray that not to be true, because God must bring a fundamental change in our hearts for the love and unity he wants displayed of his kingdom to come into existence. Love is an action word! It is the action of the Kingdom of God on earth.

To welcome this word in your heart, you have to have ears to hear, and eyes to see what the spirit says to receive the power of the revelation of what Jesus did at the last supper. If you have a spirit of religion on you, you may even hate this word and attack it because of the strength of it’s truth and the power of the Holy Spirit to bring real conviction to your heart.

But to you remnant warriors, arising Generals and leader in the kingdom of God reality manifesting on the earth, I believe it can change our life, direction and understanding of your heavenly calling. I believe that this truth I am sharing by the Holy Spirit’s prompting can bring true love and unity as a living epistle to the whole body of Christ and not just your own tribe.


Beloved, At our last “mini camp” Tabernacle of David we experienced the Glory of God and the glory realm of God which flows out of the pure holy love that He is.

In our mini camp the Lord’s love was so outpoured upon us and the love that was built between our little group of believers some who never met before was incredible.

God’s love made us like instant family in the unity and love of God. The Holy Spirit of love is the only one that can truly knit us in the bonds of true love.

In that atmosphere of His glory I don’t believe anyone one of us would have withheld anything we had to give to God or one another.

The love of God was so strong that we didn’t see each other like we do in church, but we saw each other as the Lord see us all.


Beloved, tonight like many of you, we are facing situations today that we never thought we would ever find around us, yet here we are in them, yet smack dab in the middle of God’s will.

He is here for us. He loves us. He cares for us. He comforts and encourages us. He gives us words to stand on, and when we are weak He is strong.

He increases our faith when we look past what we see with our natural eye and behold the I AM THAT I AM, as the only answer, deliverer, helper, healers and our All in All.

Yet, there is an element of God’s glory that is not just about who He is, but who He is making us to be. The word of God says, “when we see Him, we shall be like Him.” That element of glory Jesus demonstrated to us at the last supper by washing his disciples feet.


Beloved, on the day of Pentecost an amazing work of love came upon the disciples after the Holy Spirit fire came to fill them when God added 3000 to be saved in one day.

In the books of Acts 2:42-46 we see the power of pure holy love in action. We see the “demonstration of what true Kingdom life as a family of God should look like on the earth. I am going to post Acts 2:42-46 from the NIV with it’s subheading for a specific reason. That subheadings is called the FELLOWSHIP OF THE BELIEVERS. Let’ read it now:


42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.44 All the believers were together and had everything in common.45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Please note with me the sub-title: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE BELIEVERS! What believers? All of them!

I was asking the Lord today why we are not seeing this in the midst of God’s house? Why is there a mentality in most churches to only support their “own kind” their “own people, and very little to no sacrificial love to those outside the house?


What if a brother or sister trial and hardship is not only a test for them but for YOU? Could God be testing the commitment of our love to lay your life down for them as Jesus did for us? Would we even consider that?

Beloved, When people go through severe trials of their faith and extreme hardship is that test just for them and their faith, or could it also be a test of our faith proven by our works? When we find our brother beaten and dying on the Jericho road, will be their Good Samaritan? Will be God’s feet washers in their time of need even if they are not in our “fold?” Will we be like the priest and the Pharisee’s and walk right by them?

How could someone's great need be a test of our faith? I believe it could be a test by to see how willing we are to suffer with those who are suffering, mourn with those who are mourning and lay our life down as the Good Samaritan did for a stranger outside his camp. Beloved personally speaking, How willing are you or am I to become a living foot washer to the one suffering and truly give up your life to serve that one going through that trial with your entire being as Jesus did for us?

How low will you go in giving up your life to save your brothers? How low will you go to be the instrument of God to carry their cross with them as that man was chosen to help Jesus carry his? Jesus asks his disciples? “Who is my mother and who is my brother?”

I have seen churches and ministries do more to help those who are lost and unsaved then taking care of those who have need in the very house of God.

Many have neglected Jesus very words that commands to do so. Love one another as I have loved you. No greater love then this than a man lay down his life for his friends.


Beloved will we ask the same question Jesus asked? Who is my mother, and who is my brother as Jesus said in Matthew 12: 46 -50?

46 While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him.47 Someone told him, “Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”48 He replied to him, “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?”49 Pointing to his disciples, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers.50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother and sister and mother.”

My question to every person and leader in the body of Christ is this, who are your mothers, brothers and sisters? Only those who go to your group? Which parts of the body shall we take care of and which ones should we have no desire to love and care for since they are not of our fold?

Beloved have you asked the question, why are so many hurting believers lost with no place to “fellowship” that is REAL! What are they truly searching for? Where do they fit and belong?


So many saints are looking for the “real deal” of where the true and pure holy love of God is and where there are not strings attached to that love.

We wonder why so many aren’t in church? Perhaps the answer is not that they are always rebellious as some are, but because they were looking for the true pure holy love of God. What did they get instead of pure holy love? They got “baby similac or isomal, formula” instead of the pure milk of God’s love and word. Many got rejected by the ones that should of laid their life down for them.

I remember one time Donna and I were in true need and we had given to this ministry over many years. My mom decided to call them to see if they would help us since we were faithful givers to this ministry.

Do you know what answer she got? Well we don’t help people like that, we can pray for you, but we don’t help other ministries we don’t know.

My mom was pretty heated by that answer and said, “but you sure took our money to do your work, and now you won’t help a brother in need? She had to forgive them, but what a lesson to learn.


Beloved, I was always struck by what the Lord said to Cain after he killed his brother out of jealousy of God accepting Abel's offering and not his.

God said to Cain, “are you not your brother’s keeper?” Have you ever thought about that statement? What was the Lord saying, “you murdered your brother, who you were supposed to love and care for and lay your life down for.” You were supposed to be your brothers keeper.

Yet because of the traditions of men and the religious spirit, every ministry and church either is an island or island denomination after their own kind.

There is no real sense of family, love, and mutual love for all the body parts, just our own body parts and even there that sometimes is lacking.

Can you imagine Jesus saying these words to his disciples at the last supper as he got down and washed his disciples feet?


John 13: 2 The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. 3 Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;4 so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5 After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”10 Jesus answered, “Those who have had a bath need only to wash their feet; their whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you.”11 For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them.13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am.14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.


Beloved, when we study Acts 2:42-46 called the fellowship of the believers, what would pure holy love look like? What would Jesus example of washing their feet look like here in the book of Acts? Over the years I have seen many attempts to unify the body and many attempts to bring people together. Many of these were just counterfeit moves to establish a big guy as an Apostle over a region by the hands of man.

Yet, I learned from Moro’s Cerullo, that the counterfeit often proceeds the genuine. So you can’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. The true kingdom government of God starts with humility, brokenness, and it needs one very important ingredient from the heart of God, the heart that can wash someone’s feet. Jesus taught us what that means by bringing forth the truth of what pure holy love is to look like in his saints by washing their feet.

Let us read again the power of Jesus closing words as he washed their feet. This is the power that filled the early church after the day of Pentecost.

Read them slowly and ask the Holy Spirit to burn this heart of love in us even deeper.

14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Beloved, this is the true meaning of Jesus foot washing that he taught his disciples. These verses reveal the mind of Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit that is renewing our mind by the washing of the water of the word. Let’s ready them together one more time:




Beloved, is this illustration just really about washing feet? Or was it for Jesus to show us the heart of the sacrificial love that we must love each other with from the Kingdom of God reality?

What are we to learn from Jesus Christ’s act of humility? Jesus Himself clearly explained the primary lesson of foot-washing and the Kingdom of God reality on earth.

He said to them, “You call me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet” (John 13:13-14).In other words, if Jesus Christ is willing to humbly and unconditionally serve His followers in such a lowly human task by washing dirty feet why won’t we?

Jesus took on the lowest form of a slave that was called to do this dirty job. It was the lowest job as a slave to wash feet because of the dirt and stink of those fee. Jesus takes on the form of that slaves and then instruct his disciples that they should follow His example and be willing to perform even the most unpleasant tasks for their brethren and mankind including washing their feet.


Beloved this brings us back to where we started with the outpouring of love that came after the days of Pentecost as found in Acts 2:42-46 where no one considered what they had as their own, and sold it and took that money and laid it at the apostles feet.

Please let us keep in remembrance as the Lord builds his house he builds it upon sacrificial love that is poured out. A love that esteems others better then oneself. A love that lays it’s life down for their friends.

Contrast to the words God spoke to Cain after the horrible action he did when his offering was not received by God.

Cain was so angry at God and his brother that he immediately went our and killed Abel his own brother. Then God comes to him and asks him, “where is your brother? This is one of the most profound questions in the Bible. Where is your brother?

Can you answer that question tonight for the suffering one that you just told to be strong in faith, God is with you, He will help you?

Do you know where they really are? Do you know what they really need? Are you willing tonight to see that perhaps there is a test for you and us?

Will we go wash their feet and lay our life down to serve and help them in their time of need? God’s answer to Cain's reply is profound. He says, am I not my brothers keeper? God says to Him. Yes you are and should have been? But your own need blinded you to see my need and the true need of your brother and it caused you to kill him.

Beloved have we neglected being our brother’s keeper? I wonder how our lack of understanding of foot washing has caused us unintentionally to hurt, harm or even cause undo suffering to the ones we were called to wash their feet?

Jesus taught us these words, “no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Are we not his friends?

Did he not say to them, I know longer call you servants, but FRIENDS, for servants DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEIR MASTER IS DOING?

John 13: 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.

16 Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.


Beloved, The apostle John, who recorded these events, later explained this attitude with a simple question.

He brings the truth of Jesus words to life and the example of the meaning of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples to it’s fullest meaning.

John writes in 1 John 3: “whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?” (1 John 3:17).


Precious family of God, “No follower of Christ is to set himself above serving any other human being. God observes His people and blesses those who honor Him by serving as conduits of His love and examples of true kingdom of God life. This is true spirituality.

Jesus instituted the foot-washing ceremony to illustrate that He had come to serve mankind. He had earlier made this clear to those who would follow Him:

“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:25-28).

Beloved, are we truly willing to give up our life, our security, our properties, our time, our finances of all we worked so hard for in our churches and ministries?

Would we give our 501 K, our nest eggs, sell our possession to lay at Jesus feet and the Apostles feet as they did in Acts chapter 2 to make sure everyone or just one saint God puts on our hearts needs were met?


What is true Kingdom of God life? Is it to pretend to love each other? Is it loving just “our own” little group and ministry and just taking care of our own?

Or can we see that the body of Christ has many parts and each part is to love one another as Jesus loves us and gave his life up for us?

Christ’s ultimate service for mankind was his Father’s mandate to give up His life for us, which was to happen the next afternoon after he washed their feet.

Beloved, Jesus example of humility, service and generosity is all the more special because of its contrast with the attitude of the rest of humanity which is selfish and says, I will scratch your back, only if you scratch mine.

Our natural tendency is to look for ways to make others serve us. Our natural tendency is to love those who love us and give to those who give to us. Yet, Jesus said even the heathers do that. God’s way, on the other hand, is unpretentious, willing and lovingly ready to serve others by the entire giving up of his life. Jesus gave us his very best shall we give less? GOD GAVE US HIS BEST, HE GAVE US HIS ALL!

Saints of God, Our God gave his only begotten son. He gave us everything. All that He is, all that He has, all that He will ever be, he has given to us through Jesus Christ.

Father God, our ABBA, didn’t give us a tip. He didn’t give us a left over. Jesus didn’t give us some of himself and keep some for himself, he gave up his entire life to serve us and our need. Beloved the question is what does foot washing look like, how is it demonstrated by action. The book of James teaches us foot washing this way. James 2: 14 -17

14 “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food.16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.


Beloved, the Kingdom of God is pure holy love. It is a love that willingly gives it entirely up for others. Jesus said again, “no greater love than this that a man lay his life for his friends. Beloved, Pastors and leaders. If the church down the street needed a new roof and you had $50,000 in the bank for your building project would you love that church family, part of your body, enough to pay for their roof and put your building project on hold?

Would you trust God if you were to give that money to another that is not of your “clan or group” that he would provide your need?

Would you be able to see what Jesus really taught and meant and understand that this is your call to wash “your brothers feet” even if it is not your clan?

Would your see your calling by Jesus to pour your life out not just those that serve in your church or fellowship, but for all those who are in the household of God?

Would you love them as much your brother and sister in Christ and lay your life down for them as those who go to your church or ministry?


I will never forget when God sent to our church a minister from Kenya. I hardly knew the man, but he came to our church.

The Holy Spirit spoke to him and said to tell me, “to give him my sound system” so he could use it for the tent meetings in Africa.

He said, “Pastor Henry, the Lord is telling me you need to sow your sound system into our ministry to have crusade tent meetings to save the lost.”

I for a moment hesitated, but instantly the Holy Spirit said, “give to him, I am asking you.” That sound system we just paid $10,000 for. It was state of the art and we worked hard to get it.

Yet, I learned the secret of foot washing. What I have, what God gave our church was never ours to own, but to use for God’s glory.

So when the Lord asked me to give it away, he gave me one of the greatest honors of my life and that was to “wash my brother’s feet.”

My elders were not thrilled with me. Later we found out he sold it to pay for the dowry to give for his wife and they were so upset.

I had to correct them and say, “who did that system belong to? Did it belong to you, or us, or God? We gave it freely with no strings attached? Was he not free to use that gift the way God directs him? What if God gave it to us for him to get his wife and to have the family he now has that will serve the Lord with all their heart, what is that to us? Can’t we wash his feet as Jesus washed ours?

Beloved for over 30 years of walking with the Lord, he has had me give so sacrificially things that meant much to me.

Precious gifts my wife and others gave to me, but they were never mine to keep. They were to become foot washing tools where God had me wash his precious ones feet by giving.


Isn’t it a shame so many ministers and ministries seem to have to “beg” to get money to do the work of the Lord.

Look how often so many ministries have to ask, sell things, books, tapes, sand from Israel, pay for prophecies for $10?

I know some believe that ministers should not have to rely on the church to support them? I know some see the only way God will provide is through kingdom business and enterprise. I get it, but that is not what I am talking about. I am speaking about seeing the suffering ones outside of your group, that God may want you to love, serve and wash their feet. WHY DO WE MISS THE TEST GOD GIVES US IN OTHERS SUFFERING TO WASH THEIR FEET?

Why do we do miss peoples real needs? Because we lost the heart of love of washing each other’s feet. We have stopped being our brother’s keepers.

Brother, Jesus taught us that serving others God’s way imposes no conditions and expects no reward. We are even commanded to love [even] your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil” (Luke 6:35).

This powerful scripture of Jesus washing his disciples feet is the very heartbeat that was poured in the heart of the new believers after Pentecost.

It is the kingdom ingredient that God needs to unify the love of the body in heart and in deed so his kingdom can be seen in us.

This example of feet washing tells us much about God’s character—that His approach is to fill his body with that same love that will lay down their lives for one another.


Jesus said, “love one another as I have loved you. This is a new commandment I give you.” Now as we close, I can come full circle and explain the love of God by his early foot washing church birthed in Acts chapter 2. The subtitle is called the “fellowship of the believers.”

Let us read it again:

42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.44 All the believers were together and had everything in common.45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

Do you see it beloved? Can you hear the call of our foot washing Jesus calling us to once again wash each other’s feet even those not in our clan?


As I close with the post let us pray tonight that foot washing will take on a whole new meaning of Kingdom life.

Father, I pray we will repent of selfishness, our ownership over our lives, our properties, our churches, our ministries and forgive us for not washing each other’s feet.

I pray tonight and stand in the gap for all of us and repent before your throne of grace of our spiritual blindness and hardness of heart for not being willing to truly lay our life down for the sheep even that are not of our fold.

Father, forgive us for looking upon others suffering as only as a test of their faith and missing where it was a test of ours as well in pouring out our life for them as broken bread and poured our wine. Father we repent for having faith without true works of feet washing for Jesus, seeing a brother in need and saying to him, “I will pray for you, stay warm and fed” and do nothing to help him in their need that cost you washing their feet.”

Lord wash us in your blood and send your fire to burn up the lies of the enemy that keeps us from washing each other feet and pour out in us tonight to replace that evil with your pure holy loves power to serve and love each other as you have loved us. I ask this in Jesus name.

The Kingdom of God is pure holy love given, poured out, with no strings attached. It is sacrificial love that laid it’s life down for the sheep.

It is the love that will lay down their life in covenant love for every single part of the body of Christ. For God is no respecter of person.

If God had me sow what we worked so hard to get over $10,000 in equipment and that is just one thing over the years God told us to do for those “outside” our church family, how much has he asked you to do and you didn’t hear him?

Why repent? Beloved, could we hear him? Did we obey him? We’re we open to hear him? Or did we answer the Lord with Cain’s words, “Am I my brothers keeper?

If we failed in the past then let the prayer we just prayed work in our hearts and change us tonight by the fire of His love for us in Jesus name.



BELOVED, since I got this word very early in the morning, I need to add to this original post that there is now forming in a remnant people this very work of foot washing in a true kingdom of God people. They are arising in the pure love that reaches beyond their own borders and clans in love and unity like in the books of Acts chapter 2. This is the genuine kingdom love being birthed that bringing his people together in true love and unity. I am seeing it in places with my own eyes with true kingdom apostles and prophets and others coming together as true feet washers laying their lives down for each other. So it is necessary for me to acknowledge that the birthing of this kingdom reality has begun. It may not yet be everywhere but it will eventually fill the earth with the glory and love of God.

Donna and I have been on the receiving end of the Lord touching some beloved saints on Facebook, kingdom minded Apostles, 5 fold ministers, market place ministers to wash our feet in many times of great needs.

That is why I an encouraged to write about it and show the true need for a feet washing kingdom of God people. That love they have given us has bound us together in covenant love bonds forever. Donna and I have also been giving the honor to wash others feet of those we have never met and some we have met. Again this pure holy love of foot washing has untied us together in ways that only God’s love can do.

Forgive me for not including that in my original post. I should have done that because it is critical to see God is doing this work as I write this.

He is bringing forth his remnant people together in His pure holy and sacrificial love that will lay down their love for each other even outside their fold. I pray this addition encourages us each of us to be part of this foot washing people. God raise up his true Good Samaritan army of the Lord.

Blessings always!

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