And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of this earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood.
What is this verse a saying to us? This verse is saying that Jesus Christ our Savior and Redeemer took our sins upon Himself through the shedding of His precious blood and in doing so our sins have been forgiven and we have a right standing with God the Father.
This verse is also saying that Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior is our faithful witness to God the Father of our right standing with the Father. This is because Christ died in our stead and rose again for our justification. This makes Him the first born of the dead and the first fruit of our righteousness. This verse also speaks to a restored relationship with God and believers being adopted sons and daughters of God as well as co-heirs with Christ.
Being washed in the blood of Jesus removes the stain and stench of sin and restores the sweet smell of holiness which is a sweet savory to God's nostrils. Being washed in the blood of Jesus, believers have been purified and are now cleansed of all unrighteousness.
Jesus taking on man's sins is a testament of His love for mankind and God the Father's desire to be in fellowship with man.
Jesus' blood has made me clean.
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