Jesus Lotion for your Spiritual Complexion

Posted on April 29, 2012

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Why all the fuss? Who cares what I look like, why can’t you just accept me the way I am? Very few say this about their person appearance but it very common in the spiritual life of many.  We say things like don’t judge me if our personal spiritual walk is not up to pare. When it comes to personal appearance we say “I can’t go out like this?” because we wish to be know in a particular way. Connie told me once, that you know you are real friends when a person allows you to see them without makeup. Taking it even further, some people work hard not to smile because of their teeth are not perfect. Over all we care about our appearance. All physical things that have no effect on the heart of a person, or do they?

What was the inspiration for this message – YOU!!!! Some people of The Father’s House Church have such a heavenly beauty about them, that is growing and just radiating more and more in their lives. They found the secret of Jesus Lotion and use it daily.

Beauty is skin deep, but ugliness goes all the way to the bone.  Spiritually speaking this very true.

How ugly is a whiner? Even a beautiful whiner is ugly? The love of Jesus and His heart makes you beautiful. Attributes not-like our savior are not becoming to anyone.

Healing Properties & Beauty Properties

Jesus Lotion has two purposes, it brings healing to you and makes you beautiful as well. Beautiful Skin is Healthy… A healthy spiritual life is beautiful.  Recently at Stockton’s Got Word (The last Friday Night Each month at The Father’s House Church)– Some people demonstrate their beauty and their health in the Lord as they shared what God had put on their heart.

Where do I get the Jesus Lotion? It’s in the Word

There are many places in the Bible that we could call the Jesus Lotion but the wisdom of Proverbs, the life of Jesus, and the fruit of the Spirit are some especially great places to apply to your life every day.

Healing Properties

Jesus is the healer, Jesus is the Word, the Word brings healing into our life. It’s plain and simple. To get healed we must first recognize the affliction we may have first. One of the worst afflictions is fear, second is rejection, both of these are so common among believers and it should not be so. Look at these passages and see God’s heart toward fear.

Revelation 21: 8  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Fearful and unbelieving dominating one’s life is at the top of this list, fear and faithlessness is not pleasing to God or anyone.

 

Job 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.

Fear generates negative results, as Job’s life gives us the example.

 

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Could we say, diligently putting the Jesus Lotion on!

John 11:35 Jesus wept.

Jesus was broken up by the lack of faith, are we doing this to others as well.

Matthew 17:17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.

All the emotions and attitudes that aren’t like Jesus or the Father drag you down and the world around you.  Its like the cloud of Pig-Pen in the Peanuts cartoons, fear and faithlessness is a dark cloud that brings you and the environment around you down to a depressing level.

Ever get excited about a new job or opportunity? Then you show up and negative people say things like “I wouldn’t come to work here”, “you will be hating this place before long”, “don’t let them stab you in the back.”  These negative people turn your excitements into fear about your decision to work at this new place.  These negative people bring an ugliness to the place.

Here are few great examples of Jesus Lotion.

 

Proverbs 15:13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Having peace from God’s word puts a smile on our face that puts a smile on the faces of those around us.  Sorrow drags us all down.

Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

Joy and peace in Him makes you in feast mode!

Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Physical illness can come to our lives from brokenness of this life dominating our thoughts and actions.  Living a life of faith and peace, maybe even inside the storm, will make you physically and spiritually healthy.

Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

We are the bride of Christ, let’s be a crown to the bridegroom, Jesus. A life of fear and faithlessness, brings shame and poor health to the body of Christ.

Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Envy is not a part of the character of Christ and should not be a part of our lives.

Beauty Properties – Moses was changed inside but it was evident on the outside.

Exodus 34: 28 ¶  And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.  Look at what we have hear, Moses goes into a consecrated place with the Lord, and intimate encounter for an extended period of time, while there, he gets the Word of the Lord for the people and comes out shining like God.

29  And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him. He is now carrying the word of Lord for other, it has changed him, his appearance shows where he has been, I have seen those that there appearance shows where they have been on the bad side too.

30  And when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him. In such a place it made others uncomfortable, have you ever been so spiritual it makes sinners and weak Christians uncomfortable?

31  And Moses called unto them; and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned unto him: and Moses talked with them. 32  And afterward all the children of Israel came nigh: and he gave them in commandment all that the LORD had spoken with him in mount Sinai. Moses blessed the people with what he received from God, this what we need to do.

33  And till Moses had done speaking with them, he put a vail on his face. Moses made accommodations to his appearance to make the people feel more comfortable 34 but when Moses went in before the LORD to speak with him, he took the vail off, until he came out. And he came out, and spake unto the children of Israel that which he was commanded. 35 And the children of Israel saw the face of Moses that the skin of Moses’ face shone: and Moses put the vail upon his face again, until he went in to speak with him. What Moses put on a veil, he brought himself down to the level of those he was speaking to, he didn’t exalt himself with the glory that was on him.

Real beauty from the Lord, point us toward Jesus, not toward me or you.

Think of you favorite Bible person – you picture them as nice looking. Maybe King David or Peter, I don’t think anyone pictures them as ugly.  Their godly characters places an image in our mind of them being pleasant to look at.

Think about Judas Iscariot – how do you picture him? – Snidely Whiplash in Bible clothes maybe? Ugly character makes us think of people in the Bible as ugly. How is your character making you appear?

Where is this Jesus Lotion?

The whole Bible – You have to understand, the whole Bible is sharing the character of God, his wonderful heart and love.

Proverbs – The book of Proverbs is a great place to start, these godly principals are some great Jesus lotion, that can make us confident in his principals of life.

The Gospels – Study the life of Jesus, how he responded to fear, needs, hurts, and how he gave himself for the needs of others. Jesus was often moved with compassion when he saw the needs around Him, then responded, 5000 hungered, he fed them, someone hurting He healed them.

Make Sure You Get Your Jesus Lotion Out Daily!

Farris Baker – Senior Leader

The Father’s House of Stockton

A Church for the Hour

A little of Jesus Every Day

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