Second Corinthians 7: 1
“Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”—
First John 1: 9
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Cleanliness is associated with the flesh in the sense that all mankind is born under the fallen condition of Adam. The new creature manifests the new mind in a fleshly body, but if the mind becomes influenced by the filthiness of the flesh a cleansing process is necessary through the precious blood of Jesus. A personal and sincere examination determining the condition of faithfulness must be made. In recognizing faults and confessing sins an attitude of repentance is attained. Repentance is required. With this condition of heart, the throne of grace must be approached and a renewing of faith is received from the Great Physician, allowing the Christian to proceed to perfection of holiness. Fellowship with other new creatures can assist and encourage one another with this cleansing process by participating in studies and sharing experiences in testimony meetings. Going to church and fellowshipping with other believers is so very important, we support one another through fellowship, worship and prayer.