THE LIGHT AND JESUS ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS:
1 John 1:7 The Passion Translation (TPT)
“But if we keep living in the pure light that surrounds him,[a] we share unbroken fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, continually cleanses us from all sin.”
Amazing!!! I used to be ashamed of others knowing my faults, character flaws or even past sins. It’s so freeing; knowing, that despite others knowing my faults, God accepts me! And that causes me to fellowship and connect with others even those who might be critical – because I know there are skeletons in their closets too and I still accept them because God knows ALL my sins and still accepts me. What joy and Freedom!
1 John 1:7 Or “as he [Christ] is in the light.”
1 John 1:7 That is, God and the believer enjoy fellowship on the basis of walking in the light of God. Fellowship is maintained with God as we continue walking in the light he reveals to us. To walk in the light also involves being open, transparent, and honest, acknowledging any darkness the Lord might reveal in us. The blood of Jesus will cleanse us from all known sin, and if we continue to be open to God’s pure light his blood will cleanse us from all unknown sin as well, enabling imperfect believers to walk in fellowship with a holy God. Freedom from sin (which is mentioned seventeen times in 1 John) is equated to walking in the pure light of God—not simply a fleshly struggle but a desire to walk in fellowship with God in his light.
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