“With His Blood” (Revelation 3: 18 – 20, NEB) by Carley Evans

“So I advise you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, to make you truly rich, and white clothes to put on to hide the shame of your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so that you may see. All whom I love I reprove and discipline. Be on your mettle therefore and repent. Here I stand knocking at the door; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and sit down to supper with him and he with Me.”

Jesus does not knock only once; He stands knocking. He does not reprove and discipline us only once; He stands knocking. He comes in to sit with us, eat with us as we open our doors to Him. He provides us “white clothes to put on to hide the shame of [our] nakedness.” He puts “ointment on [our] eyes” so that we may see and recognize Truth and Falsity. He makes “[us] truly rich.”

With what do we purchase this wealth: His purity, His vision, His love — which includes His reproof and discipline? We purchase these true riches with His blood.

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