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.
1 John 1:7
Commentary: God's cleansing from the power of sin is conditional-we must walk in the light. He is that light. His light comes into our souls with revelation from heaven. It is the divine light we receive by being joined to the Lord as a branch to the vine, letting His life become our life. We cannot, in ourselves, overcome the power of sin anymore than we could cleanse away the stain of committed sins. But there is provision for both in Christ.
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