let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.Hebrews 10:22(NASB)
Praise the Lord that it is by the merit of Christ’s shed blood that we can draw near to God and call Him, Abba, Father. And in this verse we are invited to come close to Him, to draw near to the Father in full assurance that the price that Christ paid for our sin at Calvary.. is paid in full and fully sufficient – amen!
It is with a heart of humility, a spirit of purity, an unblemished conscience and in full assurance of faith in Christ.. that we have confidence in this glorious invitation, to draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
We have been purchased with the precious blood of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, Who was slain from the foundation of the world. It is the man or woman that recognises their own insufficiency but has confidence in Christ’s sufficiency that can draw near with faith, in prayer and in praise.
It is the one that has been washed by His cleansing flood and covered in His garment of righteousness that has boldness to enter into the holiest of all – and by virtue of His finished work and unchanging Word we are fully persuaded that we are accepted in the beloved and that God, Who started a good work in us, will complete it in the day of Christ Jesus.
It is not our physical bodies that are to be sprinkled with this cleansing stream or immersed in the pure waters of separation but our inner beings. No external washing could purify the conscience of fallen man or cleanse the blackened thoughts of a heart that is smeared with sin. Only a heart that has been cleansed by grace through faith in the saving blood of Christ is enabled to produce the fruit of righteousness – for the good man produces good things from the treasury of a clean heart, while an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an soiled heart.
God’s Word is true and His promise is sure so let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts, which are fully trusting Him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with the pure water of the Word.
I praise and thank You Father for the wonderful assurance of faith I have in Jesus. Thank You Father that I have been washed in the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb and covered in the righteousness of the Lord Jesus. Keep my ears open to Your voice and my heart ready to follow Your guidance, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.