Continually Cleansed

“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, NKJV).

God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. We have gained access into His presence through the blood of Jesus. This access is not something that is limited to our allotted devotional times or church services. All day long, we can live our lives in His presence. The access He has granted us means access to His light. The light of His countenance can illuminate our daily routines, as we invite Him into them. “So light will shine on your ways” (Job 22:28, NKJV).

Something beautiful happens as we turn our hearts towards God in this way. We come to walk constantly in the light. There is a continual cleansing that happens when we walk in His light. I believe He wants to communicate this to your spirit right now: as you walk with Him, Jesus’ blood is continually cleansing you.

Yes, we need to specifically confess our sins and ask God to forgive them. This is essential to walking in the light. Part of the Holy Spirit’s job is to gently convict us when we have missed the mark. When He does, we can immediately turn towards Him, agree with Him, and ask for His forgiveness. Cleansing is immediate when we do so. Our fellowship with Him need not be interrupted.

There is something more here, though. The provision of His blood extends even beyond dealing with specific instances of falling short. He cleanses us on those occasions, AND He cleanses us continually as we walk in the light. It’s kind of like how our kidneys are constantly cleansing our bodies. Jesus’ blood speaks for us and washes us, unceasingly.

His precious blood never stops its work of making you spotless; not for one millisecond. This is why you are blameless in God’s sight. This is why you have permanent peace with Him. This is why you are white as snow. Receive this deep in your heart right now!

“The LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;

The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace” (Num. 6:25-26, NKJV).

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What does “walking in the light” mean to you? What has your personal experience of this been?

 

 

7 thoughts on “Continually Cleansed

  1. Hi Jenn, Walking in the light is just that, walking in a way that is illuminated. To walk in darkness is polar opposite, having no light to guide you. Waliking in the light then acknowledges, at least in part, that the path I trod is lit by God and it will reveal to me the way to draw ever closer to him.

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  2. Praise God for His Light of illumination in what you have written here. Older now I can fully appreciate what the shed blood at Calvary has accomplished for me. As a born-again Child of GOD covered by HIS redemption BLOOD. I walk in the LIGHT. His HOLY WAY is illuminated and my heart daily resides wit HIM above.

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