I must say that I’m not one to question what the Lord tells a person to do unless… IT DOES NOT LINE UP WITH THE WORD. There is a Nigerian Pastor who says that the Lord told him not to take a bath. And he hasn’t since 2001. Whoa… yes you heard that correctly, 2001. I immediately thought about how that does not seem to go along with the bible and I sought out some help. Check out this passage that I found on Bibleguidepro.com and then see the unbelievable story below.
“Although there is not a quote in the Bible that states “cleanliness is next to godliness”, the Bible is very expressive in several scriptures that He want his people to be clean. He is more concerned about our inward man being clean then the outward. But here’s the thing, when your inward man is clean then it produces outward cleanliness. It becomes irritating to live in a filthy state when you have become cleansed on the inside. There is a scripture in Matthew 23:26 that says, “Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.” Jesus was saying what point is it for the cup and platter to be cleaned on the outside while the inside remains dirty. So He said to clean the inside so that the outside may be clean as well. This is proof that He would like for us to be clean internally as well as externally, which means that cleanliness is next to Godliness.”
Via News 2 Online Nigeria:
After reading the headline, I know some of you will say the prophet must be smelling badly by now, but the truth is Prophet Wale Olagunji who heads Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministry in Ibadan, Oyo State does not smell and in fact moves about doing his daily activities and even looks neater than some people who takes their bath every day. The prophet said God spoke to him in year 2000 that he should stop taking his bath and separate himself from his wife and till now he has been doing that.
CP: Some years back, you came out that God instructed you to stop having your bath, is it true. And are you still on it? Prophet: Yes, it is 13years now to be precise. Early 2000 the Lord told me to stop taking my bath, separate myself from my wife and that I should stop taking all those soft drinks and wines. And since then, diligently, I have observed all those things. Whoever God wants to use for certain purposes on earth, there is a serious price attached to that calling. So I believe that is the price I am paying. As I am talking to you now, I have not taking my bath, if you want me to show you evidence, I will show you if you doubt all I am saying; I have not taking my bath since 2001 till this moment.