Monday, October 24, 2011




Read 1 John 1 -2
      But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7 NKJV
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      John the apostle who walked and talked with Jesus Christ encourages Christians to walk in love toward each other, confessing their sins and abiding in Christ. Even though these are believers, they must realize the reality of sin and spiritual warfare in their lives.
      John explains, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:8-9)
      Where does this temptation to sin come from? It does not come from God, but from within ourselves “For all that is in the world -- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life -- is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.” (1 John 2:16-17)
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      Lord, I am so grateful that you made a way for us to deal with sin in our lives. Thank you for your faithfulness to cleanse me from all unrighteousness and present me before the Father completely forgiven because of the cross. Thank you that ...this is the promise that He has promised us -- eternal life. (1 John 2:25)
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      "And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming."    1 John 2:28 NKJV

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