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25
February
2011

Make me pure?

So I sing this song
To reel 'em in
It's a song I've sung before 
And a song I'm going to sing again
I mean every word
I don't mean a single one of them
Oh Lord, make me pure
But not yet
[Robbie Williams lyric]

Part of the lyrics of the song "Make Me Pure" by Robbie Williams from his 2005 album Intensive Care. Personally I rather sing it differently. How? But first, for those who don't know this artist, who is he?

Mainstream pop artist

Robbie Williams is a mainstream British pop artist of the EMI Music Group, a former member of the boy band Thake That, who has been successful world wide except in the United States. A since that he still hasn't reach his full potential as an artist? Although he has been living for more than 5 years in Los Angeles California. In 2009 he returned for a brief period to Wiltshire England where he bought himself an expensive mansion with acres of land surrounding it. But by the time he lived there he was already planning on leaving by putting his new home on the market for sale in May. In December 2009 he returned to Los Angeles, after his hairstylist was found hanged in a tree in the woodland near the property where he lived. Despite this tragic event, his come back took off in the UK.

He is an artist that writes most of his songs together with a co-writer. He has beside his fascination with UFOs, difficulties with the use of drugs, alcohol and anti-depression medication. According to some people he seems to have problems with his sexuality. In his work, lyrics and performances, there is plenty of occult symbolism and he often bashes Jesus Christ and God. An example of those is one of his more recent songs "Bodies" and on his cover of his 2002 album Escapology, on which there is a picture of him hanging upside down in such a manner as an upside down cross. Which is a symbol used in satanism. Its a stunt he also performed at his gigs. He certainly is not the only mainstream artist to do these. Personally, not being a fan of his, I do forgive him and all others in the entertainment business with him.

Make me pure

Back to the song.

... So I look for love
I like the search
And I'll be standing for election all across the known universe
Every president gets the country he deserves
Oh Lord, make me pure
But not yet. ...
[Robbie Williams lyric]

In the song the singer asks the Lord to make him pure, but then he ads "but not yet", suggesting that he isn't really sincere in his request which to me is more like a prayer. But then, lets suppose it is a sincere prayer. Its right to ask God to make you pure, which goes through forgiveness. For we sin first to God, then to man.
As King David prayed, Psalm 51:1-4:
1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight;

And,
7 No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them
8 the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough
Psalm 49:7-8 (NIV) [no one=no sinner]

God is always ready to forgive, Isaiah 55:7 (NIV):
7 Let the wicked forsake their ways and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.

But God, the Almighty Father is not into the business of forgiveness without remorse, as Psalm 51:17 (NLT) tells us: 
17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit.

You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.

How to demonstrate sincere remorse? In the deeds in our life:
20 ... I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate their repentance by their deeds.
Acts 26:20 (NIV)

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.
James 3:13 (NIV)

A warning to all, 2 Peter 2:20:
20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning.

Isn't to be pure, to live a life of constant repentance, asking for forgiveness to God, receiving and giving it through? And showing through our life the deeds that comes with that?

A new song: You make me pure

I rather sing:

So I sing this song
To reel 'em in
It's a song I've sung before 
And a song I'm going to sing again
I mean every word
And I really mean all of them
Oh Lord, make me pure right now
...
So I look for love
I have to search
And I've been looking for You all across the known universe
Every person gets mercy they really don't deserve
Oh Lord, please make me pure right now

You are the one
Who gives me hope
And I know I need your love and kindness, to heal my soul
So I turn to You, and no one else but You
Oh Lord, You make me pure right now


Why with new words?

10 Create in me a  p u r e  heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
Psalm 51:10-12 [Psalm 51 is prayer of King David]

For,

8 Blessed are the  p u r e  in heart, for they will see God.
Matthew 5:8


God bless you,

 

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