A little boy wakes up one morning.  Diligently goes about the business of getting washed, dressed, and ready for his day.  He comes down for breakfast with his big boy grin, and his mother smiles understanding the hard work he has gone through to make himself nice for her.  She gladly serves him his breakfast with a smile, knowing that he worked so hard this morning at doing what was right, in order to please his mother.  After breakfast she kisses him on the cheek and sends him out to play.  The little boy runs outside happily.

It isn’t long before mom is ready to leave and visit friends she calls the boy and finds him playing with the hose in some dirt by the garden.  She sees the boy has had quite a time making mud pies and hauling them around in his truck.  She smiles and wipes the dirt off his cheek and gives him a kiss.  The boy brushes off his knees and hurries to get in the car.  While mom knows being messy is part of life, being covered in mud and dirt just won’t do.  She will have to put off visiting friends for a time, in order to clean him up so he is presentable again.  Is mom mad, of course not.  Could she take him as he is, yes.  But she and the little boy understand that there is a sense of honor and respect in being cleaned up and presentable, not only for themselves but for the friends they will visit.

I was having a conversation with a friend this week about being physicaly clean and unclean.  It wasn’t long before I realized the difference in understanding what this means in our relationship with YHWH and His relationship with us.  Being physicaly unclean is not necessarily spiritual, tho not addressing physical impurity may have a spiritual implication.  It is like this little boy in the story. Getting messy is a part of life, there are things that cannot be helped.  The instructions of YHWH found in the Torah, teach us about the things which make us physicaly “unclean”  and give us instruction how to address these things during this time.  Detailed throughout Leviticus.

Because of Yeshua, ABBA will take us just as we are.  That is His relationship with us.  Out of respect and honor for the Creator of the universe, it is only right that we do all we can to approach our ABBA clean and “presentable.”  Yes, I am covered and redeemed through the blood of Messiah, AMEN!  But, with honor and respect, I approach ABBA.  Think about how we get ourselves ready for that “special” day.  We have done the basics like bathe and brush our teeth, but do we stop there?  No, we continue doing our hair, putting on the pretty dress and matching shoes.  Yahweh is HOLY and there are things in our fallen state which are unlean and impure.  Specificly speaking of being a woman and the conversation I had with my friend.  Being on a menstuation cycle is a loss of life.  Our body has not produced life this 30 days or however long.  It is releasing the life blood causing us to be “unclean.”  YHWH is LIFE.  Losing life is a part of life, but it is not of YHWH or how he intended it for us.  It doesn’t make it intentional sin, let’s be sure to understand that.  It is our fallen state, it cannot be helped.  Besides the fact that disease and harmful things are in the blood, which I believe is why YHWH has asked us not to be with our husbands during this time in addition to them coming in contact with the loss of life and becoming unclean (which is PHYSICAL state)  Because ABBA is a HOLY God He cannot meet with us face to face “like this.”  It is the blood of Yeshua that brings us to Him.  BUT out of RESPECT and HONOR for our relationship with YAHWEH we do the things He has desired for us to do.  We follow the instructions laid out in His Word.  So that we can continue to HONOR and RESPECT the relationship we have with Him!  His relationship toward us is unchangeing.  He loves us and desires for us to HONOR and WORSHIP Him in Spirit and in Truth!

1John 3:1-5
See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of Elohim! For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved ones, now we are children of Elohim. And it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone having this expectation in Him cleanses himself, as He is clean. Everyone doing sin also does lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.