NOW YOU ARE CLEAN
FEBRUARY 4, 2009
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,
We think it is being humble to say, "I'm just a sinner saved by grace." But we are not being humble;
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
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.
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)