“To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”–Revelation 1:5b-6, NKJV.
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? The very question has always made me cringe. Blood is sticky and messy. It stains things, ruins things, contaminates things. A fountain filled with blood? Yuck. Plunged beneath the cleansing flood? Sounds disgusting. And yet. . .
That’s what happens when blood gets outside the body. When it’s inside the body, cleansing is exactly what it does. Red blood cells carry nourishment and oxygen to every other cell and take away carbon dioxide and toxins. It dumps its load of poison in the kidneys, goes to the liver to be renewed, and then repeats the whole cycle again.
The church is the body of Christ. The blood of Christ cleanses the church and each individual member of the church.
Are you part of the body? Are you connected to Christ and to a definable group of other believers? If so, then just as your blood cleanses your body, the blood of Christ washes away the sin in his body, including yours.
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?