In the world but not of it

December 30, 2010

Whiter than snow…

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Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7

The world’s largest known snowflakes were seen and recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records in January of 1887 in Montana. They were 15 inches in width! Imagine that as you stood outside and watched these enormous Frisbees fall from the sky.

But even snowflakes are not as white and pure as they appear to be. The process that involves the making of a snowflake has to do with the freezing of moisture from clouds. This moisture picks up dust and other biological particles from the atmosphere to form the actual snowflakes we see falling from the sky. The dust or particles that make up the flake are not exactly pure and white; therefore when God says He will purify us and make us whiter than snow He means “whiter than snow”.

God’s desire is that we don’t carry around needless sin and believing the lie from the enemy that repenting is not worth it or that we are too much in a bind to change.

The idea of being made whiter than snow is that the Lord removes any spot or blemish from our lives. Christ gave His life so that this might be possible for us.

He did this to present her (the church) to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. Ephesians 5:27

In other words this term or inference “whiter than snow” is really about the divine cleansing and purification that can only come from God Himself in the life of a person.

How did He do this?

Jesus suffered and died outside the city gates to make his people holy by means of his own blood. Hebrews 13:12

How does this continue to take place in our lives? Jesus said “Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth”. John 17:17

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