FEBRUARY 4, 2009





Jesus said, "Now you are clean through the word I spoke to you."  Most translations render this as "You are already clean..." (John 15:3) 


How clean am I? How clean are you? I heard a Bible teacher years ago say, "When you are cleansed by the blood of Jesus, you are as clean as Jesus Christ is clean!" When I heard that I winced! I had never heard anyone describe our position in Christ in such terms and I had a hard time believing that I was as clean as Jesus Christ himself! 


Then one day I was reading in Acts where Peter went up on the house top to pray. While in prayer he had a vision of a sheet let down from heaven with all kinds of animals and creeping things in it. God said to Peter, "Rise, Peter, kill and eat." Peter said, "Not so, Lord, I have never eaten anything that is common or unclean!" God said to Peter, "What God has cleansed, do not call common or unclean."


We think it is being humble to say, "I'm just a sinner saved by grace." But we are not being humble; we are being stupid and disobedient! Search the New Testament for one instance where a believer is called a sinner or calls himself a sinner. In every case we are called "saints" which means, "Holy ones." 


Do you consider yourself to be holy? If you don't, you should, for if you do not, you are degrading the value of the blood of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. We often sing a song about the blood that goes like this:


"It's your blood that cleanses me

It's your blood that gives me life

It's your blood that took my place

In redeeming sacrifice

Washes me whiter than the snow

Than the snow

My Jesus

God's perfect sacrifice!"


I encourage you to make the following confession daily: "My hands are clean and my heart is pure by the blood of Jesus. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin. All my sins were imputed to Jesus when he died on the cross. They were and they still are all washed away. I am justified and I am sanctified by the blood of Jesus. I am complete in Christ and I can come boldly into the throne of grace, for I am clean. Jesus has declared me to be clean and I believe his word. "Now you are clean through the word I have spoken to you."


If this message has helped and blessed you, forward it on to a friend or family member. If it seems too good to be true, be like the Bereans and search the scriptures daily to see if these things are so. (Acts 17:11)








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