7 But if we walk in the light,
as he is in the light,
we have fellowship one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son
cleanseth us from all sin.
We were once dead, in sin.
Until the Lord Jesus -- the Lamb of God -- offered His life for us, that we may be saved.
Death was the hold of the devil upon us.
The wages of sin, was death.
Romans 6:23 (KJV)
23 For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Jesus defeated the devil's hold on us, the day the LORD died on the cross.
Hebrews 2:14 (KJV)
14 Forasmuch then as the children
are partakers of flesh and blood,
he also himself likewise took part of the same;
that through death
he might destroy him
that had the power of death,
that is, the devil;
Let us run to the cross for healing.
Let the blood of Jesus cleanse us from our sins.
Ephesians 1:7 (KJV)
7 In whom we have redemption
through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches
of his grace;
Through the cross, Jesus atoned for our sins.
He took on the weight of our sins.
It was the only way we could be saved.
1 John 2:1-2 (KJV)
2 My little children,
these things write I unto you,
that ye sin not.
And if any man sin,
we have an advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous:
2 And he is the propitiation for our sins:
and not for ours only,
but also for the sins of the whole world.
Are we worth all that love?
God thought we were.
John 3:16 (KJV)
16 For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.
The least we can do -- in deep gratitude, for the grace -- is to GLORIFY GOD.
1 Corinthians 6:20 (KJV)
20 For ye are bought with a price:
therefore glorify God in your body,
and in your spirit,
which are God's.
And to BELIEVE in JESUS.
Acts 16:31 (KJV)
31 And they said,
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved,
and thy house.
For we have been given the gift of grace.
The gift of forgiveness.
The gift of eternal life.
And the gift of the Holy Spirit.
How GOD loves us so!