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Daily Bible Thought > 1John.3:3-5. Purifies Himself

Purifies Himself

1John.3:3 Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
3:4 Everyone who sins also commits lawlessness. Sin is lawlessness.
3:5 You know that he was revealed to take away our sins, and in him is no sin.

Let us understand the pettiness and smallest of the fleshly mind in reading the three verses above? First, the flesh mind will run into the thought of purifying itself which will then confuse the whole subject the apostle John was speaking about in context to his letter, not his verse, but letter as a whole to the anointed brothers and sisters at his time.

Romans 7:18 For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don't find it doing that which is good.

How does the flesh purify itself, when nothing good dwells in our flesh accord to God's word? How does one purify themselves by works of law, impossible! Finally, how does one purify themselves without faith in the blood of Christ? So is it by works or grace? Is it by our own effort or faith in Christ?

1 Peter 3:21 This is a symbol of baptism, which now saves you--not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ
Now this is the context of John letter, one cannot purify themselves at all we are not in self salvation as some were teaching at his time, all sin, any sin is lawlessness that is not a glowing endorsement of the human race that all sinned and fall short of God's glory. We are all lawless from the truth of God righteousness which is without sin.

1 John 1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

But Christ came to take away our sin! Now stop and reason if you live in your body does it ever stop sinning wouldn't it be nice if it would how comfortable life would be? But we know the truth, why would we lie if we speak of truth, of being in the truth, it is because all flesh lies? Now we are getting on track here, we could not stop sinning on our best day, how can we not sin?

1 John 2:21 I have not written to you because you don't know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth.

1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth.

Hebrews 6:18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to take hold of the hope set before us.

This is the reality of life, it is the simple reality that John was teaching and these brothers and sisters should have known, don't self delude ourselves with false reasoning because we are trying to be a better person and not sin so much. Without Christ we don't have a chance of being favored by God, without Christ giving us his life, his merit of a righteous sinless life as our life, our substitute, we are dead to any hope of knowing God this is the truth we keep by faith and that faith in Christ life purifies us.

Hebrews 11:6 Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.

Romans 11:20 True; by their unbelief they were broken off, and you stand by your faith. Don't be conceited, but fear;

Now we have the life of Christ because his life purchased us from our deserved judgment of death in sin, we become new, alive in the life of Christ Jesus that makes us sinless before God that is the only hope, truth that actually has cleanse us from all sin which any sin is lawlessness something not in God, or Christ. In Christ by faith, and him in us is the truth, and Spirit that cleanse us from all sin. Teaching or preaching anything less is a sin, it is death, and ends in lack of faith placing faith in our flesh to save us, which flesh cannot please God or know God, if we believe our bible?

1 John 3:10 In this the children of God are revealed, and the children of the devil. Whoever doesn't do righteousness is not of God, neither is he who doesn't love his brother.

1 Peter 2:24 who his own self bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live to righteousness; by whose stripes you were healed.

Hebrews 5:13 For everyone who lives on milk is not experienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby.

Philippians 3:9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own, that which is of the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith;

Philippians 1:11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.

2 Corinthians 9:10 Now may he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food, supply and multiply your seed for sowing, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;

2 Corinthians 5:21 For him who knew no sin he made to be sin on our behalf; so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption:

Romans 10:6 But the righteousness which is of faith says this, "Don't say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?'{Deuteronomy 30:12} (that is, to bring Christ down);

Romans 10:10 For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Romans 8:10 If Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the spirit is alive because of righteousness.

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