by Christina Farris
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. As a believer I can rest in the knowledge that my sisn are cleansed by the blood of Jesus. Not one but all my sins. However we can not say we have no sin for we deceive ourselves. If confess our sins God is faithful and just to forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousnesss. Several things to note in these few verses is one God requires our truthfullness when it comes to our sin. Two he gives us his word that his Son purges all our sin through the blood of Jesus Christ. Three we need to confess our sins, to who God, because that part of repentance the turning away from sins is first acknowledging there is a problem called sin and one desires to be free from it and to turn away from it. Sounds simple enough but is it. To be honest about sin requires us to say I admit I am a sinner, and to know that sin that reigns in our sinfulness must reign no more. In Romans' 6 we learn that the old man is crucified with Christ, so that our body might be destroyed, so we do not serve sin, but Christ. Our earthly body has no value in our eternity, in fact our body will face decay and we will have a new resurrected body in the hereafter. The cost of sins is death, as been since the beginning with Adam and Eve first sin. Yet eternal life is given to all that believe in Jesus. The sacrificial law of sin with the lamb/goat/bull is done away with and Christ is sacrificed instead for our sin.
Today I want you to take time to meditate on Romans 6. The reason being the verse in first John is simple enough, but not always easy. We can not say we have faith in Jesus and continue in our sin, we must be transformed by a new living way that comes through burying our sin with Christ in baptism and allowing ourself to be resurrected with Christ. It is through his blood and power in his blood that are sins are washed away, buried, and removed from us and continues through the sanctification process. We are never sinless on earth, but as we strive to live for Jesus our old way of life changes to a new living way.
Dear Heavenly Father we admit our sin and ask you to forgive our sin, we receive Christ through the power of his blood to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
Continual Scripture Study:Romans 6:1-23 KJV
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
10 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
11 Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
18 Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
19 I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
20 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.
21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death.
22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.