Daily Devotional – Spiritual Cleansing

By on December 3, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Hebrews 9: 14 -15. The Blood of Jesus washes. Without the shedding of Blood, there is no forgiveness of sin, and sin produces death. There is life in the blood.

The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death,[c] so that we may serve the living God!

15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.

The Blood of Jesus washes. Without the shedding of Blood, there is no forgiveness of sin, and sin produces death. There is life in the blood. Jesus sacrificed His blood so that our sins could be washed away. The Blood testifies to the saving power that was supplied by God to us through His own Son. The blood speaks from the ground. It has a voice, better than that of Abel, who was killed by his brother, Cain. It covers the death produced by sin with eternal life through faith in the Blood of Jesus. The Blood, which was shed on the Cross of Calvary, was indeed our penalty paid!

 But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit (Tit 3:4-5).

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It is the Holy Spirit that bears witness with the Blood and the Water.

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth and knows all things. The Holy Spirit landed on Jesus and God spoke to John confirming that Jesus was indeed His Son. It was the Spirit who inspired John even in his mother’s womb. It was the Holy Spirit who was to come to all who would receive Him.

It is by the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit that our souls are regenerated, restored, and renewed. There is a process of refinement that takes place in all who are willing to be purified from the defilement of sin and death. The Spirit offers regeneration and the refiner’s fire, which burns off all that is not of God. The Blood, the Water, and the Holy Spirit all point to Jesus as our Savior, our Redeemer, and our Restorer. The three testify. The three are in agreement.

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. Psalm 51:2

We are inwardly defiled by our sin. We are outwardly defiled by the guilt and shame that we wear from that sin. Just as we chose to participate in sin, we must also choose to participate in a spiritual washing.

For we have become partners of Christ, if only we hold our first confidence firm to the end.  As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion”  (Heb 3:14-15).

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank you for His precious Blood. Forgive me Lord for all my sins. Restore me, Lord. Wash me Lord in your truth and your Word. Help me to walk according to your ways.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

EncouragementRobin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).

 

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Daily Devotional – Spiritual Cleansing