3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.
Mankind has an inbuilt desire to be clean. We are all born sinners and fall short of the glory of God and somewhere deep down inside everyone knows this. It is the search for a cleansing solution that gave birth to different religions. Each has different rites you have to carry out in order to be clean temporarily. Most times it is an exercise in futility. Christianity is so different!
The Word of God is water to cleanse and to wash away all the filth that the mirror has shown you about your life. This cleansing solution is stronger and more powerful than any chemical, or any other solution that has ever been manufactured. It doesn’t matter how many abortions, fraudulent acts or even murders that you may have committed, the Word of God will save you and wash you clean, and instantly make you the righteousness of God.
Even as a believer, there are times you miss it and fall short of your standard and identity as a child of God. You need the Word of God to help you. As 1 John 1:9 says: “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” There is a cleansing solution for that shameful secret, that you have kept for so long, to yourself. You are not free because you think you cannot handle it if anybody knows about it. There is a cleansing solution that can clean you, and set you free.
God is not like human beings who want to expose all the things that are wrong with you so that they can mock and ridicule you. God is not a sadist who is interested in revealing all the dirt or the things that are not consistent with His Word in your life, just to make a public mockery of you. That’s not what God wants to do. What He wants you to do is to make use of His cleansing solution, so that you can see yourself as He sees you: clean, pure, and beautiful.
Confession: I am clean through the application of the cleansing solution of God’s Word and I come out pure, bright, and beautiful.