Friday, May 20, 2011

What Can Wash Away My Sin?

"But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin." (1 John 1:7).

God's life in Jesus was the light of men (John 1:4). When we renew our mind with the word of God and start to walk in the power of the New Nature of God within us, automatically the blood of Jesus removes the stains of our old sins which we have done and makes us cleaned in our soulish heart, till we can no more remember the guilt of the bad emotion that might have come to us because of sin (Rom 12:2; Col 3:10; Heb 9:14)

Once we choose to confess our sins, God our Father in Heaven is faithful and just to forgive our sins. The moment we confess our sins, the fellowship with our Heavenly Father will be restored because of His faithfullness to perform His Word (1 John 1:9; Jer 1:12; 2 Tim 2:13). We are not forgiven becuase of the act of our confession, but our confession brings the sacrifice of our Lord JESUS on behalf of us on the cross once again before God the Father and thus are forgiven (1 John 2:1-2).

Robert Wadsworth Lowry wrote this beautiful poem "Nothing but the Blood" in the 19th Century. Ever since, this has been a all time favourite song for the theme of the Blood of JESUS. Read the deep meaning of this song and be blessed,

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

For my pardon this I see -
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
For my cleansing, this my plea - 
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Nothing can for sin atone -
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
Naught of good that I have done -
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

This is all my hope and peace -
Nothing but the blood of Jesus;
This is all my righteousness -
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.


Oh! precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow;
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

In the above song poem, we can see clearly that the blood of Jesus was shed by JESUS on the Cross for our pardon, cleansing and wholeness in our spirit, soul and body which has been tainted by sin nature. Nothing that we do for God can bring back the friendship our forefather Adam lost with God due to his disodedience in the Garden of Eden, except the precious blood of Jesus. This pardon, cleansing and wholeness through the blood of Jesus should be our hope, peace and righteousness. If we search for our soul to cleansed from our sins, the blood that flows out of Jesus' calvary Cross will become so precious to us and as a result of it we will be made white as snow. Then we will begin to proclaim our ultimate forgiveness, cleasing and made whole experience we received through JESUS to others saying, "No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus." Praise the Lord!   

Our forefather Adam took one eternal wrong choice when tested by God and the result has been devastating, sin nature came in to all of us to control and destroy us without God and His goodness (Rom 5:12). We are not sinners because we sin, We sin because we are sinners. In other words, we are sinning in our life against God from the day we are born in to this world because of the indwelling sin nature that has become a part of all human being who are born on planet earth (Psa 51:5; 1 John 1:8, 10). Morality, Self-improvement, and Spiritual Teachings were unable to meet Man’s need for relief from sin's stainful guilt in the hearts of all men. So Jesus as a sinless lamb of God shed his holy blood and finally took all of our sins upon himself, and finally gave us God's life as a light within our new nature to make us walk in it and be His loving children's again for eternity. Nothing on earth or in heaven can wash us as clean as the PRECIOUS BLOOD OF JESUS!!! Praise JESUS!

When the apostles saw Jesus get transfigured for a moment in to His Divine standing as God by the Father's providence on a mountain where they went, they saw and said like this, "...and He was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and His clothes became as white as the light." (Matt 17:2) and "2 Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and led them up on a high mountain apart by themselves; and He was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them." (Mark 9:2-3). In these two different writings of the apostles, we see one describing the clothe of Jesus "as white as the light" and then another one describing as "His clothes became shining, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them." Think about it, we have become as righteous as Jesus is when we have believed Him (2 Cor 5:21). So our sins were washed through His blood in such a way, the same description the apostles described the clothe of Jesus fits us exactly with our spiritual clothing too. We have become completely forgiven of our past, present and future sins and have also become as pure as He is because of the blood of Jesus (Col 2:13-14, 10).  

Because we all sin as long as we live ont his planet earth because of the indwelling sin nature, we should give number one priority in our spiritual life to confess our sins and weakness when we sin, so that we will continue to live an abundant life which is free from guilt, lack of fellowship with God and strengthlessness to overcome sinful habits (Psa 32:3-5).

“If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be” ~ William Bridges

Blessings of the †,

Abraham Israel

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