Derek Prince - We Are Continually Cleansed From Sin While We Walk In The Light
This is a clip from the full sermon: How To Apply The Blood Of Jesus
So now I’m going to give you a practical demonstration of how to transfer the blood of Jesus from the basin to the place where you live, to your life. Obviously you cannot testify as to what the word of God says about the blood of Jesus unless you know what the word of God says. So one essential requirement is knowing what the Bible teaches about the blood of Jesus. I pointed out already that the New Testament indicates there was a seven-fold sprinkling of the blood of Jesus. This morning I’m going to consider with you a seven-fold application of the blood of Jesus in our lives. There are seven major ways in which the New Testament reveals the blood of Jesus works for us. The first is redemption. We’ll turn to a couple of Scriptures.
Ephesians 1:7. In Him, that’s Jesus, we have redemption through His blood. Redemption means being bought back. We were in the hands of the devil, Jesus bought us back with His blood. And then in 1 Peter 1:18-19: 1 Peter 1:18-19: Knowing you were not redeemed with corruptible things like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. And notice the word lamb, again takes us back to the Passover, the Passover lamb. Jesus was without blemish, He was without original sin. He was without spot, He was without personal sin. And we have been redeemed by His blood.
Now in that context I’d like also to turn to Psalm 107. And just verse 2. Psalm 107:2: Let the redeemed of the Lord say so whom He has redeemed out of the hand of the enemy. Who’s the enemy? Satan, that’s right. But if we are redeemed, what do we have to do about it? We have to say so. No say so, no redemption. You understand? It’s your confession, it’s your testimony that makes it work for you. Otherwise the blood remains in the basin. Let’s think of what we can say. I’ll give you a little example. This is not the only way it could be said. But my testimony is through the blood of Jesus I have been redeemed out of the hand of the devil. I have no doubt about where I was when Jesus met me. I was in the hand of the devil, there is no question in my mind about that. But I’m not there today because I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus out of the hand of the devil.
Now, I want to invite you to have the blessing of saying that with me. This is going to be a very practical message. I’m going to show you how to do a whole lot of things. And you’ll only get as much blessing as you actively cooperate with. So I’ll say it first phrase by phrase say it after me, not with me. Through the blood of Jesus I have been redeemed out of the hand of the devil. That was good, now let’s see if we can say it together. Through the blood of Jesus, I have been redeemed, out of the hand of the devil. That’s wonderful, you’re looking so intelligent at me, but it’s really very important to say it to somebody else. So I want to suggest that each of you turn to your neighbor somewhere. Look them right between the eyes - don’t be embarrassed - don’t be religious - and say: Through the blood of Jesus I have been redeemed.
Now don’t miss out, find somebody to say it to. That’s right, okay. All right. Some of you are free in a way you’ve never been before because of that. Something’s happened to you. We’ll go on to the second provision of the blood of Jesus which is cleansing. And we’ll turn now to 1 John 1:7. 1 John 1:7: But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, He is Jesus, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, cleanses us from all sin. Now, in the original language all the verbs in that verse are in the continuing present tense. It’s important to see that. If we continue walking in the light we continue to have fellowship one with another. Please note that: The evidence that you’re walking in the light is that you have fellowship. And if you get out of fellowship, you get out of the light. And if you get out of the light, the blood doesn’t cleanse in the dark.
That's a tremendously important fact: The blood does not cleanse in the dark. If we continue walking in the light we continue having fellowship with one another. And the blood of Jesus His son continually cleanses us from all sin. It’s a continuing provision. No matter where we are, if we’re in the light, we may be in the most defiling circumstances, we may be amongst the most wicked people. There may be countless evil pressures against us. But as long as we are walking in the light, the blood is continually cleansing us from all sin. Let me show you another beautiful picture. Keep your finger in 1 John, we’ll come back.
Turn to Psalm 51 for a moment. Psalm 51. This is the great penitent psalm of David. After he had been convicted of his two terrible sins: of adultery and murder, he turned to God with his tremendous cry of repentance and plea for mercy. We can’t go into it all but let’s just look at what he says in verse 7: Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean. Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. And you notice the use of the word hyssop? What did he have in mind? The Passover. What was he thinking of? The blood, that’s right. Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean. Wash me and I shall be whiter than snow. What a privilege it is to know where to go when you’re guilty. I suppose every one of us in this room has that privilege.
Brothers and sisters, stop for a moment and think about the billions of people who are guilty and don’t know where to go. Can you imagine what it’d be like to have a guilty conscience to be tormented with the reality of your sin and not know where to go to find forgiveness and peace? That’s the condition of half of humanity today. What are we going to say? We’ll go back to 1 John 1:7. And I’ll give you a little pattern. I don’t have all this worked out in advance, it’s more or less impromptu. I’ve done it several times before. But let me say it this way: While I walk in the light the blood of Jesus cleanses me now and continually from all sin.