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Daily Devotions: 1 John 1:7

In this verse, we are reminded of the cleansing power of Christ’s blood. John does not describe a future cleansing but a present one. Believer, our great hope is in the powerful, cleansing blood of Jesus Christ. Peter considered the blood of Christ “precious blood” (1 Peter 1:9). The blood of Christ is so powerful in its cleansing, no sin can stand up to it. John is careful when he writes that ALL our sins are washed away. Not some sins, not most sins, but all of our sins are cleansed by the blood of Christ. Count on it, Christian. All means all for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

John Flavel wrote on the cleansing power of Christ’s blood: “Happy is that man who can say in a dying hour: ‘This is my comfort—”Forgiven!”‘ Remember, no sin can stand before the effectiveness of His blood.”

And Spurgeon explained, “The blood of Jesus Christ is as blessed and divine a payment for transgressions … our iniquity is gone, all gone at once, and all gone forever. Blessed completeness! What a sweet theme to dwell upon as one gives himself to sleep.”

If you are in Christ, you are cleansed from the guilt of your sins, and you are set free from the power of sin in your life. The shed blood of Christ has provided everything you need to grow in grace and godliness.  

Listen to this song from Gateway Worship and take a moment to thank Jesus for shedding His precious blood, which cleanses away all our sins.

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Andrew Hess is the director of content at the White Horse Inn and editor of corechristianity.com. He formerly served as the editor of churchleaders.com. His writing has been featured on The Gospel Coalition and Focus on the Family. He lives in San Diego with his wife Jen and they recently welcomed their first child. Connect with Andrew on Twitter @AndrewWHess.