GRACE WHEREIN WE STAND: Appropriating the Blood of Sprinkling

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.

1John 1:7

You don’t get cleansed by begging Jesus to wash you in His blood. Even the symbolism of being washed in the blood as used in Rev. 1:5 refers to the washing away of our sins. Becauase it has been done once and for all and not an ongoing thing, the Rev. 1:5 puts it in the past tense. Sin is gone forever. In the same vein, you don’t get cleansed by “pleading the blood of Jesus”. That which John 1:7 refers to now is the blood of sprinkling. It has the capacity of cleansing our hearts from sin consciousness (the only way sin can be present in a Christian’s heart). He that is in Christ, is automatically come to the blood of sprinkling.

One of the main duties of our Great High Priest is the ministry of the Blood of Sprinkling by which He sanctifies our consciences so we can approach the throne of God. However, it is up to us to appropriate the ministry of the Blood of Sprinkling. This is done by fellowshipping in and with the Light. Our scriptural text refers to it as walking in the light. Fellowshipping with the light involves the reception of the revelation of God’s love (through the Testimonies of His witnesses which are the Spirit, the Saints, and the Scriptures) and responding to His love through faith-filled prayers and a life of love towards men.

When we fellowship with the Light this way, our knowledge or consciousness of sin is eroded away because we become so conscious of God’s love. This would in turn cast out all fears including especially the fear of death which makes men to flee from the presence of God ((John 4:17-18). It gives us the boldness to stand before God and ask anything. It produces in us righteousness consciousness. This righteousness consciousness immunes us from judgment, from the avenger and the devourer. It gives us the boldness to come before the throne of grace and there obtain mercy and find grace to help us. With such grace, we are able to bears fruits of the spirit and as such would not fulfill the lusts of the flesh

LET US PRAY

Father thank you for the ministry of the blood of sprinkling by which I am cleansed from sin consciousness.

I declare that I come to the blood of sprinkling. I am brought to fellowship with the Godhead. I’m walking in the light being fruitful in Jesus Name

Father let the knowledge of your love fill the church and wash away the consciousness of sin from us in Jesus Name

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John 4:13-21

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