We mostly hear that we’re all sinners saved by grace, and we are, but how often do we hear that we are holy and undefiled? The LORD shows us what it means to be undefiled in Psalms 119:1-3
“ALEPH. Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD. Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in His ways.”
The thing we know by reasoning is that the undefiled have been forgiven of their past sins. They have been cleansed from the defilement of those sins and now they:
1. walk in the law of the LORD
2. keep God’s testimonies (His word)
3. seek God with their whole heart
4. they do not sin (iniquity)
5. are walking in His ways
I believe this is part of what we do to seek God with our whole heart. We don’t continue to call ourselves defiled sinners who are still unclean, because we are now justified and cleansed.
But, in order to stay clean and sanctified, we must continue to obey God’s laws (His testimonies, His ways). We must continue to seek God everyday with our whole heart.
The reason this may sound impossible for us to achieve is because we probably don’t recognize the connection of how the example of the Lord’s Prayer (daily confession, repentance and daily forgiveness) works and operates through the heavenly sanctuary where Jesus Christ has a continuing ministry as our high priest who is administering justification (forgiveness of past sins) on a daily basis.
“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, BY A NEW AND LIVING WAY, which He hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, His flesh; AND HAVING AN HIGH PRIEST over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.”
“But this Man, because He continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. Wherefore He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them.”
“And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.”
Christians today are not being taught about the process, the operation, of the heavenly sanctuary and Jesus’ continual ministering as our High Priest and what He is doing there. The Bible teaches us about how sins are handled but we are not being taught this in the churches.
Remember that Jesus is called “the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world” and He was ordained before the foundation of the world and His blood is called “the blood of the Everlasting Covenant”.
“IF WE CONFESS our sins,
He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Everyone who teaches and preaches that we can’t keep God’s laws and that we aren’t required to keep God’s laws are calling God a liar. They have to stop teaching that because it’s keeping people defiled in sin, in God’s unforgiveness and therefore eternal damnation.