Welcome to----Spirit Food.
Dr. Mark Krom, Psy.D.
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Spirit Food March/April 2021
Welcome to “Spirit Food”
Hello! We at UACCMI have been directed by the Holy Spirit to start a monthly series,
which for now, we’ll call “Spirit Food.”
Our purpose in doing this is to assist you in your spiritual growth within the body of Jesus
Christ (the anointed one and His anointing). As the human body requires food for the
nourishment of the physical body, so the spirit also requires feeding, for spiritual growth.
Hosea 4:6 says – “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge …”.
Brothers and sisters
in Christ, we truly desire you to live blessed lives in accordance with Deuteronomy 28:1-
14. To live this type of life; however, you are going to have to make the quality decision
Washing with the Water of the Word
There are daily defilements in our life in this
-Bad TV news, bad images on billboards,
gossip, lying, cheating, etc.
So, you can wash yourself from these defilements by being washed in the water of the
Word – daily devotions, listening to a grace
It does not mean that you have lost your
standing, you are still righteous in the Father's eyes (2 Corinthians 5:21).
·You were washed in the blood of Jesus
when you made the quality decision to make
Jesus the Lord of your life.
You never lose that once and forever bath,
but your feet are still dusty.
John 13:10-11 -Jesus said to him, “He who is
bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is
completely clean; and you are clean, but not
all of you.” For He knew who would betray
Him; therefore, He said, “You are not all
So, let us back up a little bit in John 13, and
look at the context.
2 And supper being ended, the devil having
already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot,
Simon’s son, to betray Him,
3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all
things into His hands, and that He had come
from God and was going to God,
4 rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself.
5 After that, He poured water into a basin
and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to
wipe them with the towel with which He was
Washing of the feet is a form of listening
to teaching/preaching – however you do
it – when you invest time in the Word of
God, you are exposing yourself to the
basin of water. And that is what washes your feet.
After Jesus washed their feet, He dried
their feet with a towel. This towel was
a linen cloth. Linen in the Bible represents righteousness.
Then, in John 13:6-8, it says, “Then He
came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to
Him, “Lord, are You washing my
feet?” Jesus answered and said to
him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after
this.” Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!” Jesus answered
him, “If I do not wash you, you have no
part with Me.”
·“With Me” – refers to Peter having a
part of Jesus’ earthly ministry.
Then in John 13:9, it says,
9 Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not
my feet only, but also my hands
and my head!”
·Is not it just like prideful people, instead of flowing with God’s plan for
their life, they would rather hold back or
·Jesus, washing the disciples' feet was
an act of cleansing, purifying them, and
using the linen towel to wipe their feet
was an act of making them righteous.
Let’s look at how this is recorded for our
learning in the Old Testament.
Numbers 19:2 – “This is the ordinance
of the law which the Lord has commanded, saying: ‘Speak to the children
of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer
without blemish, in which
there is no defect and on which a yoke
has never come.”
The ashes of the red heifer – are a symbol of Jesus. A heifer is a female, and it speaks of passivity. Male represents active, and female passive.
So, the ashes of the red heifer speak about how the
Lord can apply this to you.
Remember, in 2 Corinthians 5:21 Paul, a man of
intelligence, said that Jesus knew no sin.
And Peter, in 1 Peter 1:22, a man of action, said
that Jesus did not sin.
Then John, in 1 John 3:5, a man of the heart, said
that in Jesus was no sin.
Numbers 19:3 – “You shall give it to Eleazar the
priest, that he may take it outside the camp, and it
shall be slaughtered before him;”
·Eleazar- means helper in Hebrew.
·Jesus was crucified outside the camp.
Numbers 19:6 – “And the priest shall take cedar
wood and hyssop and scarlet and cast them into the
midst of the fire burning the heifer.”
·The red heifer was burnt until there were
just ashes left.
·But the blood from the red heifer was
sprinkled seven times before the Temple.
·These ashes were used to cleanse people
who had touched dead things.
Ashes mean the judgment has passed.
The ashes are a reminder of the finished work of
Jesus. Our sin is removed and remembered no
more (under the New Covenant).
Numbers 19:17-18 – “And for an unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of
the heifer burnt for purification from sin
and running water shall be put on them in a vessel. 18 A clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in
the water, sprinkle it on the tent, on all the vessels,
on the persons who were there, or on the one who
touched a bone, the slain, the dead, or a grave.”
When you touch death, or become defiled by the
ungodliness of this world, you need the washing of
the water of the Word.
·This can happen by listening to the Word
of God, you receive cleansing.
·After a good message, you should feel
This shows us the importance of hearing the Word
In Leviticus 14, it explains the procedure for the
priests to follow, taking the two birds, killing one,
and getting the blood from the bird killed and dipping the live bird into the blood and sprinkling it
seven times on the leper, then letting it go.
·It is a representation of Jesus’ death and
In Leviticus 14:7 - “And he (the priest)
shall sprinkle it seven times on him who is to
be cleansed from the leprosy, and shall pronounce him clean, and shall let the living bird
loose in the open field.”
The first pronouncement of clean is salvation,
- “veTihaRo” in the Hebrew
Leviticus 14:8 – “He who is to be
cleansed shall wash his clothes, shave off all
his hair, and wash himself in water, that he
may be clean. After that he shall come into the
camp and shall stay outside his tent seven
The second clean is “vetaHer” - meaning free
from physical disease.
Okay, now that it has been established that
we are made clean, first by being made righteous by what Jesus accomplished on the
cross, and can receive daily cleansing by the
water of His Word; let us recognize that He is
Revelation 1:13 says, “and in the midst of the
seven lampstands, One like the Son of
Man, clothed with a garment down to the
feet and girded about the chest with a golden
·Golden girdle, Jesus is still serving.
In the four gospels – the veil that separated
the Holy place from the Holy of Holies, had
four symbols on it representing the four gospels.
Matthew is portrayed as a King - the face of
Look at the sermon of the mount as the constitution of the King.
Has the genealogy of Jesus back to Abraham.
Matthew ends with the great commission. Go ye …
Mark is portrayed as a servant - the face of
the Ox, a tireless laborer.
The last verse in the Gospel ends with the
Lord working with them.
Luke portrays Jesus as a man - the face of a man
on the Vail
Reflects His ancestry back to Adam.
And John, where He's portrayed as God - the face
of an eagle, representing the Heavenly.
In the beginning, was the Word, and the Word
was with God, and the Word was God, and the
Word became flesh and dwelt among us.
Isaiah 11:5 – “Righteousness shall be the belt of
His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His waist.”
Remind the congregation that they as believers
are the righteousness of God in Christ.
So, I encourage you to expose yourself to the water of the Word daily or you will become
dusty. And when you are dusty, you become the
devils' food. Because God told the devil, dust you
shall eat, all the days of your life (Genesis 3:14).
Believers had a bath by the blood of Jesus. You
just need your feet washed by the water of the
Believers need to flow with God.
In our daily life in this world, we can become defiled by the negative effects of this world, so we
need the daily washing of the Word to wash the
I encourage you to wash the dust off your feet as
often as required by the water of His Word
you’re reading this, but you have not made Jesus the Lord of your
life, and would like to, pray this prayer out loud in an audible
Father, your Word says in Romans 10:9-10- “that if I confess with
my mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in my heart that You raised Him
from the dead, that I would be saved. For with the heart one believes
unto salvation.” I believe your Word, Heavenly Father, and confess
Jesus Christ (the anointed one and His anointing) as Lord of my life
now. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess that I
was a sinner, but now I’ve been saved by Your grace, and in Your
thoughts, I am now in right standing with You. I denounce Satan and
all he stands for. In Jesus Name. Amen (so be it).
If this is your first time praying this prayer, please write and let
you decide to give and financially support this ministry with gifts
given in faith, I join my faith with yours to see the devour rebuked
(Malachi 3:11) and for you to receive a harvest; pressed down, shaken
together and running over (Luke 6:38). Please remember to name your
Your Brother In
Bishop Dr. Mark
I. Krom, Ph.D., Psy.D
California, UACCCI Ministries
and Counseling Ministries, UACCMI