The word "purify" simply means: to make or become pure. When we think of something that is purified, we immediately think of it as being clean and in its natural state, free from contaminants, preservatives, additives, artificial colors, flavors, etc. In nature, purification takes place on a regular basis. For example, if our bodies don't eliminate toxins properly, we will eventually fall ill. Many serious illnesses can be linked to some kind of toxicity in the body.
Another form of purification involves getting rid of excesses in our lives, including relationships and associations that have passed their expiration date. Just as consuming spoiled food can harm us physically, toxic relationships can harm us spiritually and cause us to become ineffective in our lives and minstry of service to God and others. Each of us can find areas in our lives that need purification. Maybe we have lost certain spiritual abilities over time, or we lack the inspiration and drive we used to have. Some of us have become weary and discouraged. Whatever the problem, it has One solution: PURIFY! (Numbers 8:6-7)
Calling all Worshippers! Looking for all dancers, steppers, dramatists, musicians to join us at Greater Allen Cathedral in New York City. Let's PURIFY together. July 28-August 1, 2010!