The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. — 1 John 1:7
“There are multitudes who think that as a dying hope they may look forward to pardon. Oh! how infinitely better to have cleansing now than to depend on the bare possibility of forgiveness when one die without forgiveness. Some imagine that a sense of pardon is an attainment only obtainable after many years of Christian experience. But forgiveness of sin is a present thing—a privilege for this day, a joy for this very hour. The moment a sinner trusts Jesus he is fully forgiven. The text, being written in the present tense, also indicates continuance; it was “cleanseth” yesterday, it is “cleanseth” today, it will be “cleanseth” tomorrow: it will be always so with you, Christian, until you cross the river; every hour you may come to this fountain, for it cleanseth still. Notice, likewise, the completeness of the cleansing, “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin”—not only from sin, but “from all sin.” Reader, I cannot tell you the exceeding sweetness of this word, but I pray God the Holy Ghost to give you a taste of it. Manifold are our sins against God. Whether the bill be little or great, the same receipt can discharge one as the other. The blood of Jesus Christ is as blessed and divine a payment for the transgressions of blaspheming Peter as for the shortcomings of loving John; our iniquity is gone, all gone at once, and all gone forever. Blessed completeness! What a sweet theme to dwell upon as one gives himself to sleep.
It seems obvious that whether death reigns in someone or sin reigns , the end result is the same: the person is dominated by sin. A person can be physically alive but spiritually dead while they are living in pleasure or living in sin. The only way to be free is to repent out the sin in us, get the knowledge of good from the scripture, and put it into practice in our lives. By the we can be totally cleances from all sin.
SIN CAUSES SPIRITUAL DEATH
GENESIS 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall not eat of it: for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.
EZEKIEL 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins, he shall die.
EZEKIEL 18:20 The soul who sins, he shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
ROMANS 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
JAMES 1:15 Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.
ROMANS 5:14, 17 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him who was to come. For if through the offence of the one man, death reigned through the one; much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.
ROMANS 5:21 That as sin has reigned in death, even so might grace reign through righteousness to eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
ROMANS 6:12 Do not let sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts of it.
EPHESIANS 2:1, 4-5 And you he made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, has made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you are saved;)
COLOSSIANS 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, he has made alive together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
1 TIMOTHY 5:6 But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.
“Sins against a holy God;
Sins against his righteous laws;
Sins against his love,
Sins against his name and cause;
From them all he cleanseth us.”