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As a pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance much time is spent working through the distinctive logo and the meaning that comes with each symbol found with in that logo. A.B. Simpson our founder was a proponent of a four-part understanding of the work of Christ, which became the Four Fold Gospel.

The second part of the logo is Jesus as our Sanctifier, which is represented by the cup or laver. The laver symbolizes the sanctifying grace of God which provides daily cleansing through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

In the Old Testament the priests had to wash themselves many times before entering the Tabernacle, God’s house. They had to wash both their hands and feet in order to be pure and clean. Exodus 30:14-21 tells us how God told Moses to create a washing station for the priests. This washing of the body is not only to cleanse the outer body, it served as a picture to the people of Israel on the importance of being pure and clean on the inside too. God does not like impurity, and sin in our lives in impurity.

Jesus is the laver on our lives. In the same way that the priests would clean the outside of their bodies, Jesus can make us clean on the inside every day! We say that Jesus is our Sanctifier. Sanctifier means that it is Jesus that makes us clean and pure. 1 Corinthians 6:11 tells us that; “You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” Jesus is our Sanctifier!

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