Ins’t it true that a coat of paint covers a multitude of flaws? We've been in the process of painting the sanctuary of New Life and if you've been with us over the last few weeks, you've probably noticed, the coat of paint on the church walls fortunately have no flaws to cover!
The Bible tells us that the blood of Jesus Christ “has washed all our sins away”. Hebrews 10:10 puts it this way, "Our sins are washed away and we are made clean because Christ gave His own body as a gift to God. He did this once for all time.” Ever tried to wash yourself with a bucket of blood? The idea is pretty gross, but you get the picture. When Adam and Eve rebelled against God’s request (Genesis 3) and sinned entered into the world, they hid from God because they realized they were naked. In order to “cover” themselves, an animal was killed to provide that covering - for the first time a life was killed. Sin always costs something.
For once and for all God provided a “covering” but also a way where the sin we carry on the inside, would be “washed away…for all time”. Allegorically, and positionally, we are now “covered” or “hid” in Christ, which is who the Father sees when He looks at us - we, the “Body of Christ”. The blood of Christ, like the fresh paint on these walls, don't hide a multitude of sins because they are - as in gone and no longer remembered by God. But, it also sure looks “brand new”.
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."