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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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April 26, 2013 - Continual Cleansing

By Ron Johnson

Satan is the great accuser. He is always ready and more than willing to point his finger at us and tell us we're a failure. He comes against us with accusations. What makes his attacks so powerful is that in many ways we fail and fall short of God's perfection. Therefore, when Satan comes against us, telling us we are unworthy of God's love, grace, and blessings in our lives, we must in truth agree. We are unworthy.

The goal of Satan's attack is to get us to take our eyes off Jesus and place our attention upon ourselves. We must resist this temptation. Satan desires to bring us into condemnation and guilt by robbing us of our peace and joy in Christ. Rather than falling into Satan's trap, we must keep our eyes upon Jesus and what He has accomplished for us on Calvary's cross.

Thank God our Christian faith and all its glorious benefits are not based upon our works, deeds, or personal worthiness. The truth is, if we are a believer in Christ, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin. We are made righteous; we are made worthy through the blood of the Lamb!

The apostle John writes in 1 John 1:7, "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" (NKJV). The tense for the Greek word translated "cleanses" in this verse denotes a present, continuous action. This means the believer walking in the light of Christ is continually being cleansed from sin.

Because of this fact, we can rest in the knowledge we are always forgiven in this continuous "wash cycle" of Jesus' blood. Even when we fail, we are assured of forgiveness when we humble ourselves and repent because the blood of Christ is continuously cleansing us. For this reason we can go boldly to God's throne in order to obtain grace in our time of need (Hebrews 4:16).

The Bible tells us we overcome our accuser, the devil, by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony (Revelation 12:11). We must focus our attention upon the fact Jesus' blood keeps on cleansing us from every sin -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The devil cannot defeat us when our faith is in the blood of Christ which continually cleanses.

The blood of Jesus Christ offers us eternal redemption and everlasting righteousness. In order to walk in the light of Jesus' blood which continually cleanses, we must accept Christ as the final, perfect and only sacrifice we will ever need!

Heavenly Father, help us walk in the moment-by-moment awareness of the continual cleansing we have in the blood of Christ.

— Ron Johnson is a freelance writer. He is retired from the Assemblies of God National Leadership and Resource Center.

 

 

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