And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:11 ESV)
He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit … (Titus 3:5 ESV)
“…What God has made clean, do not call common [unholy or unclean].” (Acts 10:15 ESV)
The child of God is no longer stained with the permanent marks of sin, rebellion and guilt. These marks have been washed away by the blood of Christ and he is forever clean. Though his sins were like scarlet, they have become as white as snow; though they were red like crimson, they have become like wool (Isaiah 1:18). This is the power of the cross—the power of clean.
It is then stupidity to believe the lie of the enemy that one more sin won’t really matter because you’re already “dirty” with offenses or that Christ can forgive every sin except that “one.” Believing the lie diminishes the cleaning power of His blood and contradicts the very declaration of God … “you are clean.”
And why have you been purified? To act like the five year old boy who after his bath, and now being dressed up, is happy to go out back and get just as dirty as he was before? No, that’s not what the Christian is all about. The Lord Jesus in addressing the church at Sardis in Revelation 3 put it this way: “Yet you have still a few names in Sardis, people who have not soiled their garments, and they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy” (Revelation 3:4 ESV). Anyone who is in Christ has been made clean and worthy, transformed in this newness to walk with his Lord “in white.” This is the desire and delight of his soul. This is the power of clean. Walk in it today.