Black + Red = White

Marnes Nel of Abundant Grace Ministries once said that the blood of Jesus is better than Omo. Omo, for those readers living outside of South Africa, is our country’s most well-known laundry detergent.

When your clothing gets soiled Omo does a great job of cleaning it. But…after the next use it needs to go back into the wash to be cleaned all over again! This cycle repeats itself all the time – there is never a point where you can sit back and know that your garment is permanently clean.

“The blood of Jesus is better than Omo.” If we believe in the sacrifice Jesus paid on the cross all our sins are cleared and we become white as snow (Is 1:18). The world needs to know that this cleansing of our sins through His blood is a permanent wash. It is not an action that needs to be repeated over and over again. The Word says His blood cleanses us and keeps us cleansed. We don’t have to struggle with condemnation, we can just turn to God knowing He did a completely perfect job.

“If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].” 1 John 1:9

“For by a single offering He has forever completely cleansed and perfected those who are consecrated and made holy.” Heb 10:14

No part of our salvation is left for us to clean. He wiped away every trace of darkness and sin. His single offering was enough to forever cleanse every part of our sinful nature. We are perfected in Him.

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4 thoughts on “Black + Red = White

  1. Amen to that!! It is hard to remember sometimes when we get trapped in our own guilt but you’re right. I guess in this world we are used to having to rewash things multiple times but in God’s economy once is enough. What a wonderful reminder.

  2. Great post, we do need to let the world and even Christians know that Jesus sacrifice was complete, once was really good enough! We don’t have to live like we did before, we’ve been cleansed by His blood, scriptures even says our sins were purged, what a word picture that produces.

    Blessings to you

    • Hi Thomas! You are right – when we truly understand how forgiven we are, a whole new way of living will flow naturally from within us. Thanks for visiting, blessings to you as well! :)

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