John 15:3 - The Cleansing Power of God's Word.

John 15:3 (NIV) You are already clean 
because of the word I have spoken to you.  

John 15:3 (NLT) You have already been pruned 
and purified by the message I have given you.  

John 15:3 (AMP) You are cleansed and pruned 
already, because of the word which I have given you 
[the teachings I have discussed with you].  


Water for washing is a picture of the Word 
of God (John 15:3; Eph. 5:25-27). The Word 
promises us cleansing because the blood of God's Son 
was shed for us on the cross (1 John 1:5-2:2). 
The Word also provides cleansing for the inner 
person as we read it, meditate on it, and apply it 
to our lives. [Chapter by Chapter Bible 
Commentary by Warren Wiersbe re Num. 19] 


The Working Word
   There is no greater armor, no greater 
strength, no greater assurance than to be filled with 
the Word of God. 
   The Word of God convicts us. It cuts, 
pierces, pricks, smites, severs, carves, and shapes. 
"For the word of God is living and powerful, and 
sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to 
the division of soul and spirit, and of joints 
and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts 
and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12). 
   The Word of God cleanses. Christ 
sanctifies and cleanses with the "washing of water by 
the word" (Ephesians 5:26). 
   The Word of God gives us new birth. First 
Peter 1:23 says we have been purified, "having 
been born again  through the word of God which 
lives and abides forever." 
   The Word of God is the Work of God. Oh, 
that we would hunger to be filled with the Word 
of God, for there is no greater armor, no 
greater strength, no greater assurance that He is 
with us and in us. 
   What has the Word of God done for you? 
[Peace for Each Day by Billy Graham] 


Ephesians 5:26 - Oh, the Cleansing Power of 
God's Word. 


1 Peter 1:22 - Love and Obedience from God's 


John 17:17 - Holiness from God's Word.