The Blood that Cleanses 1 John 1:9

I can remember losing a Spelling B when I was in Grade School by misspelling the word “toboggan”. My mistake was in spelling it with only one “g” instead of two. After being informed that I had misspelled it and then hearing the correct spelling, I immediately determined in my heart that I would never misspell that word again! For you see, to make that mistake once from ignorance is one thing, but choosing not to learn from my mistake and to repeat it again would not be a mistake but rather a lack of concern, laziness, dull indifference, or even outright defiance. Every time we make a mistake due to ignorance which is defined as a lack of knowledge, we have the opportunity to receive the knowledge to be empowered not to repeat the same mistake. For if we have received the knowledge, then to repeat the mistake is not a mistake, but a willful choice. We must understand that a lead pencil is provided with an eraser to erase and fix mistakes, not for the purpose of willfully making them. In the scripture reference I now want to share, I want to drive this point home. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (I John 1:9 NKJV) The blood of Jesus is for the purpose of cleansing us from all unrighteousness but was never shed for us to continue living in unrighteousness once we have received the knowledge of the truth! To continue to do so willfully cannot be called a mistake, but rather willful disobedience, and “there ain’t no power and victory in that!” <

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