Have you ever been watching one of those medical shows, like “House” or “Grey’s Anatomy” when they get a patient that has a severe disease that could possibly spread? The first thing they do is evacuate everyone and confine the patient to a controlled wing of the hospital. The reasoning behind this is because they don’t want the disease to spread to others.
Or maybe you remember a few years back hearing in the news about the spread of the anthrax virus. The people that were infected by the disease were quarantined until the virus was controlled. People were running around scared hoping not to be infected.
I heard Judah Smith, Senior Pastor of The City Church, in his most recent message say “Unclean no longer contaminates clean, but because of Jesus, clean contaminates unclean.” In other words, as Christians, we shouldn’t be worried about being affected by the world because now we should affect the world.
For example, there is no such thing as darkness. Darkness is just the absence of light. When light appears it expels the darkness. John writes it this way “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7 ESV)
No longer walk around scared of the darkness. Because of Jesus, you have the light that overcomes the darkness. Sin has no more hold on you. You contaminate the world, it no longer contaminates you.