|John 13:14 |
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; you also should wash one another's feet.2
2 you also should wash one another's feet. Jesus gives us a physical example of what we must do spiritually. This refers to the true worship service, where mature believers who can speak words immediately heard from the Spirit minister to one another, there being no one minister who is the only preacher:
Let two to three prophets [those inspired by the Spirit to teach or preach — at that moment] speak, and let the others judge what they hear.
If anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first stop talking [so that the second may declare his or her revelation].
In this way you may all prophesy one by one, so that all may learn, and all may be encouraged. 1 Cor 14:29-31
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another [with words from Christ in your hearts] in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Col 3:16
As every man has received a gift, use it to serve [minister] one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Pet 4:10
When a group assembles, which includes mature believers who can speak words immediately heard from the Spirit, the spoken words of those mature believers wash the feet of those who come with the pollutions of the world affecting their spirits and minds. Their words from the Spirit of God wash that filth away, helping the believers to forget the world that is perishing and focus instead on their future home in the Kingdom, strengthening them, encouraging them, and teaching them.
As Jesus said: Now you are clean through the word that I have spoken to you. John 15:3. From the Word of the Lord within: "Like the Apostles, you too must be cleansed." Spoken words heard from the Spirit before speaking are equivalent to words heard directly from the Spirit; all words from the Spirit, spoken by someone whose speech is controlled by the Spirit, impart the life of God to the listeners. Words heard from the Spirit immediately before being spoken are the only words that cleanse and impart life to the listener. Reading or quoting from the Bible does not cleanse or impart life to the listener for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Cor 3:6.
From the Word of the Lord within: "Oh Christendom, be not at ease in Babylon! In your worship service look around you; do you see the Holy Spirit? Proper worship is for two or three to speak as moved by the Spirit."