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WASHED by HIS WORD
by David Wilkerson

Many Christians today want a blood
covering for sin but not a
cleansing! The ritual of the Old Testament
Tabernacle provides a
clear example of the kind of walk with God Christians
should have.

The Tabernacle had an outer court where the sacrificial
animal
was slain. This provided the blood covering for sin. But outside,
too,
was a laver where cleansing took place. No priest could
enter the Holy of
Holies and commune with God face to face
without being cleansed.

Some
Christians believe they can bypass the laver which, for us,
stands for the
washing by the water of the Word. They believe
they can push into the holy
place with sin caked all over them
and sinful habits deeply imbedded in their
hearts. Just walk right
in and boast, “I am the righteousness of God in
Christ.”

The perfect heart is after more than security or a covering for
sin!
It seeks to be in His presence to have communion! Communion
is talking
with the Lord, sharing sweet fellowship, seeking His
face. And that is what you
get in the Holy of Holies! It comes in
this order: covering, cleansing,
commitment, communion.

Many believers, however, want nothing more than to be
covered –
a quick ticket to glory! No pain, no cross, no cleansing! They
go
about crying, “I’m under the blood! I’m safe!”

Yet they quote only one-half
of the verse: “And the blood of
Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin”
(1 John 1:7).
Read all of it: “If we say that we have fellowship with him,
and
walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in
the
light, as he is in the light . . . the blood of Jesus Christ his
Son cleanseth
us from all sin” (1 John 1:6-7). Jesus said, “Now
ye are clean through the word
which I have spoken unto you”
(John 15:3).

We hear preaching that says, “You
don’t need to be searched.
All your sin is under the blood! All this digging
and searching
out of sin brings only condemnation and guilt.”

In Revelation
2:23, Jesus says, “All the churches shall know
that I am he which searcheth the
[minds] and hearts: and I will
give unto every one of you according to your
works.” Beloved,
He was addressing the
Church!

-Source-

http://sermons.worldchallenge.org/en/node/31457

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