What besides the blood can wash away my sins?
“Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!”
Remember that revered song “What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!” It is a great song but there is something else that washes away our sins!
“Nothing but” is actually not true at all. Please listen carefully.
By being reconciled to God, by the blood of Jesus, I am washed of my sins previously committed. (Romans 3: 22-26) I am a new creation in the sense that I am a babe and now must mature. Mature into what is the question.
After reconciliation, as life goes on with its sometimes tormenting challenges, as I walk in the Light, (what is the Light?) the understanding of the Ways of Jesus, as I forgive the sins of others against me,… (for instance) then I am continuously forgiven of my sins. (See the Lord’s prayer and Matthew 6:14)
As I walk in the Light, (1 John 1:7) “as He walked,” the Blood of Jesus continues to be the covering I originally received freely. I must maintain it and do maintain that which I was freely given, as I follow His Ways, His commandments, that guide and protect me.
If I do not forgive others, if I do not consistently and fervently try to walk in the Light of His Ways, I put my freely received blood covering in jeopardy. I may lose eternal life.
Once made pure in reconciliation, I must maintain that condition. I have been given all things pertaining to life and Godliness. (2 Peter 1:3 NASB) I am able. Will I, do I even know that I must maintain that condition?
Anger, bitterness, hatred, and judging will not get into heaven. We can and must repent of any of these things NOW and then bear or walk in the peaceful fruit of righteousness.
I must search out the “Light” of God’s Word and become His flashlight! What is the light? Jesus is the flashlight! What is the light? When Jesus said, I am the Light of the World He meant more than His person.
Some know of the giant Menorah that was called “The Light of the World” that was in the temple area. Jesus standing in that light declared Himself the light of the world! Now picture the cross as a type of Menorah. The Menorah with its outstretched arms held the cups of oil that burned always and made the light. The Cross held the outstretched arms of the Holy One who brings us the Light (The Father’s teachings) and as the Son of Man Jesus used that light Himself to escape this world in victory when He forgave and interceded for us!
Forgiving others continuously washes away our sins, maintaining the blessed forgiveness and righteousness we freely received. We must understand that God’s grace applied to others from our heart is Christ and this cleanses us of all unrighteousness as we cleanse them. Yes they will have to deal with God but we must want THAT more than revenge or judgment. We must faithfully practice walking in the Light! God knows.
Rest assured in this truth, 1 John 3:7 (NASB)
“Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; ..”
Loved ones, the church around the world must grasp this. Events are potentially stabbing us to death. It is death by our being provoked into violating God’s Word and coming under a judgment sustained by God’s Words. PLEASE, tell a fellow Christian NOW. Please pass this to a friend in a foreign country.
“If we remain in His grip, how far from His heart can we be!”
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