Laurel Mountain Farm - Home Goods Events Contact Farm Yard About Church House

When Blood was Stronger than Soap

In February's gone by, the bare trees donned a pure gown of white. .. and in the pastures beneath, baby goats "cartwheeled" and frolicked without a care. The breaking sun smiled over the white crested mountain, ushering the milk pails and heralding the day's chores. But with the fresh milk collected, there would commence a long process ahead: soap making to clean away the mud to come.

Let us leave the farm now and fast forward many months to a city street as the sun began slipping behind grey spiked buildings...

I once had a young man wondering through a campus street stop and ask me a strange question, “You seem very clean... Your goat milk soap will make me clean, but if the dirtiness is inside me... how does one clean the inside?”

I think my mouth dropped within me... Yes the question was odd but I recognized what he was asking .

Friend, how do you become clean when your mind is dirty, your life is dirty, and you’re heart is stained? ... And there is so much bad that has happened...

At my table, there sat a bar of Goat Milk Soap titled “Pure and Sweet”. Let me use it for example ...

If you are dirty, you apply soap to your skin, and there is power within those suds to cleanse - but only skin deep.

The filth deep inside one's heart and mind cannot be cleansed with a bar of goat milk soap ...

Can you ever be clean of inward stains and a mind that is burnt by baggage?

“How much more shall the BLOOD of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, CLEANSE your conscience from dead (things) to serve the living God?” - Hebrews 9:14

As soap has power to cleanse dirt from the skin,  the blood of Jesus has the power to cleanse your conscience/ heart pure.  

It is your choice to apply.   Because, you can go in a shop full of soap and leave just as dirty - even though that soap is potent and was near your skin multiple times.  

This is the case with the Blood of Christ.

Until you actually apply it to those stinking areas and dirty places, you remain dirty...
The power to change you is very near but it will do you no good if you do not accept and apply it for yourself.

Job 9:30-31  If I wash myself with snow water, And cleanse my hands with soap… (Yet I am dirty and will go down into hell – far from You.)

Jeremiah 2:22 For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, Yet your iniquity is marked before Me," says the Lord GOD.
Jeremiah 4:14 … wash your heart from wickedness, That you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?

John 13:8 Peter said to (Jesus), "You shall never wash (me)!" Jesus answered him, "If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me."   (Because God is a Holy God and filth cannot stand in His presence.  No, without the blood., your best day is like filthy rags before God. See Isaiah 64:6

Acts 22:16 And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'

Isaiah 1:18 "Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.

Hebrews 9:28 “so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.

- Home - Events - Harvest Update - Farm Yard - Church House - Contact - About -

© 2015 - 2018 - Laurel Mountain, LLC