(Thomas Watson, "The
"The blood of Jesus cleanses
from all our sin!"
1 John 1:7
Christ's blood is a CLEANSING blood.
As the merit of Christ's blood
pacifies God—so the
virtue of it purifies us. Christ's blood
is heaven's bath.
It is a laver to wash in. It washes a crimson
The Word of God is a looking-glass to show us our
spots—and the blood of Christ is a fountain to wash
them away! "On that day a fountain will be opened
—to cleanse them from all their sins and defilement!"
But this blood will not wash—if it is mingled with
anything. If we mingle our good works with Christ's
blood—it will not wash. Let Christ's blood be pure and
unmixed—and there is no spot which it cannot wash
away! It purged out Noah's drunkenness—and Lot's