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"Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more." (John 5:14).
I know many people point to this verse and say that, after we become saved we should become sinless, holy and perfect in the sight of God and fellow humans. But the fact of the matter is, the moment a individual chooses to see himself as sinner and Jesus as his Savior, at that moment of belief a eternal miracle happens. They become saved from sin and have forever become the child of God for eternity ahead. This is the calling from Jesus that He gives us after salvation as a choice to choose, a will to exercise and an individual mind led by the Spirit to live in the center of the will of God. The wholeness of spirit, soul and body that Jesus has chosen to save us and give us for eternity ahead is something that can only be retained through our willing surrender of our day to day life to our Savior.
When Jesus said, "Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more", he did not command a sinner to live a sinless life of perfection as it is a impossibility to all humans except Jesus who was born without sin and lived without sin, and who remains the epitome of perfection is the one and only person who is able to keep us perfect before God and fellow humans. When Jesus tells us to live perfectly without sin after we are saved, it does mean that Jesus is able to keep us perfect in spite of our imperfections that comes up now and then because of our sin nature.
So what is your notion of perfection in your spiritual life? Is it a sinless perfection or a perfection that is attained by the covering of the blood of Jesus over your spirit, soul and body which restores and retains our perfection before God and humans now and for eternity ahead. If we are expecting a sinless perfection in our spiritual life, we will be in for a surprise as our righteousness will be like filthy rags which cannot cover our sin, shame and shallow spiritual life in perfection and therefore our works for God will become a debt to pay to God rather than be a gift to enjoy from God and also be rewarded for it later in our after life. Only when the faith in the blood of Jesus gets active in our life through our confession of sins and resistance of sin by the same faith, we will come to know that not only we were made whole when we were saved for the first time but also kept whole by God for the rest of our eternity after we are saved. Glory to God!
What can wash away my sin?Nothing but the blood of JesusWhat can make me whole again?Nothing but the blood of Jesus
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you and praise you for saving me in Christ Jesus once and for all time from sin, self and death due to its wages. The most precious gift I have in this life and in the life to come is THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF YOUR SON JESUS CHRIST who is OUR LORD & SAVIOR who daily cleanses me from sin and keeps me whole again in my spirit, soul and body. Today I pray for my family, friends and all those who will come to know about you through all of us, keep us all whole for your glory in JESUS wonderful and mighty name! AMEN!
Apostle Abraham Israel