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Purchased Possession

There has been something that has been on my heart and mind all this week and I would like to share that with you today. “that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory” (Ephesians 1:12-14). I read this even now and say wow! So much said in so few words! I am the purchased possession of Jesus Christ, I belong to Him and Him alone do I belong; He purchased me with His very own blood and now I am His slave. When given a direct command I most obey and where there isn’t a direct command I most seek to do what pleases Him. He has promised that He will return for His possession and I await and look forward to His return. I know that I am His because He has sealed me with His

I am a slave

I would like to explain myself for you today, to give you some understanding of who I am. Why I do the things I do, say the things I say, and act the way I act. I am a slave! Yes, it is true I am a slave, I am owned. I have no independence, I have no rights, I am owned, I am at the mercy of my Master who purchased me, I am not my own I am His, I don’t make decisions for myself He does, I don’t live to please myself or anyone else for that matter, I live only to please my Lord, my Owner. I was bought by one Master I am owned completely by Him, I am available when and where He wants me and He requires my obedience, I am completely subject to His will alone, I am completely dependent on my Lord for everything; all that I have is His I own nothing of my own everything that I have is His He can give it to me to use as He wills and take it away again just as quickly. My wife, my children, my home, my job, my church are all His; He provides for all of these and can take them back anytim

The more understanding I have, the less I understand

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” Jesus said when praying to His father in heaven; “I think You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.” I am a sinner, I am not good, yet Christ died. God treated Jesus on the cross who had never sinned, or even had the capacity to sin like He had committed every sin by all who would ever believe. Then God treats those who have sinned as though we are righteous. Jesus did nothing deserving of death but was killed and we did everything deserving of death but receive life. The more understanding I have, the less I understand! We are all sinners, sin is breaking the law of God and all who break the law will be held accountable, wether you like it or not the penalty for breaking God’s law is death in hell “where, Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.” “Whoever commits sin a

We Are Not Our Own

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain ~Philippians 1:21. We who are redeemed in Jesus Christ have been bought with a price, that price is the precious blood of Jesus Christ. I read a quote this morning by the late preacher of the 19th century Charles Spurgeon, whom said: "Christ will save you, but a part of the agreement on your part must be this, ‘you are not your own, but are bought with a price.’” If you would have Christ’s blood to redeem you, you must give yourself up to Christ—your body, your soul, your spirit, your substance, your talents, your time, your all. You must from this day be Christ’s servant, come what may." ~Charles Spurgeon. This quote got me to thinking about whom and what we are. So often it is, so easy for us to begin thanking that all of this is about us. We human beings are so silly! The way we act and think you would think that God the father created all things through us and for us. In the Gospel of John he tells us: “In the begin