I John 1:7b and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanseth us from all sin.
Oh the JOY!
We painted our living room a few days ago. It was SO refreshing to see the dirty, marked up, yellow walls being covered with a pretty grey. They look so fresh and clean! I was thinking as I painted that my feeling probably doesn't even compare to the joy that God felt as he watched my dirty, sin stained life be covered over with the beautiful crimson blood of His Son.
I Corinthians 6:9-11
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are WASHED, but ye are SANCTIFIED, but ye are JUSTIFIED in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (emphasis added)
Praise God for the Blood!