"Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it,." Isaiah 1: 16-20.
The only effective washing that is available to us to make us clean in God's eyes, is the washing, by faith, in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Only by the shedding of blood is there remission of sins. Only the blood of Jesus Christ is accepted by God for this purpose. The shed blood of Jesus Christ is the propitiation for the sins of all who will believe. God has not left us helpless. He has not placed demands on us for holiness without giving us the means to be holy. He has said, "come, let us reason together". He has offered to wash us in his own blood by faith, and forgive all our sins and make us clean. If we are obedient to his call, then we will enjoy all the joy and happiness and blessing that God has in store for us. We shall eat the good of the land, but if we refuse and rebel, we shall be destroyed, and we can blame no one but ourselves for not obeying the voice of God when he has spoken.