Good morning [subscriber:firstname | default:Beloved],
My exhortation today is to make you realize the price that the Lord Jesus paid for your redemption at the cross of Golgotha. In 1 Corinthians 6:20, the Word of God says, “For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s”.
The word redemption implies that a first purchase was initially made, so the word refers to a bargain. Revelation 18:11-13 alludes to this bargain. The Bible mentions the bodies and souls of human beings that were sold. Yes, man was sold into slavery, from the Garden of Eden, to the enemy Satan who, together with his followers, did with him what they wanted for generations, making man a slave in different areas of life: slave of sin, sickness, poverty, barrenness, blockages, etc. Glory be to the Lord Jesus, because for the salvation of mankind and for the redemption of men of every tribe, tongue, people and nation (Revelation 5:9; Psalm 107:2), corruptible things such as gold and silver were not to be used. You and I have been redeemed “from our aimless conduct received by tradition from our fathers” by the precious blood of Christ (1 Peter 1:18-19)! We have also been redeemed from the curse of the law (Galatians 3:13); redeemed from all unrighteousness (Titus 2:14), etc.
“You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men,” says the Lord in 1 Corinthians 7:23. Don’t be fooled by anyone who tells you that you must give an amount as an offering for your redemption or that you must fast for a number of days to be justified, that you must kill an animal in order to obtain deliverance. Do not be deceived by false prophets, false teachers (2 Peter 2:1), false brethren. Don’t lose the freedom that Christ gained at the cross. Resist their demands and do not doubt about your redemption (Galatians 2:4-5). You can make offerings to give thanks to the Lord and not for your redemption; you can fast to seek the face of God and not for your redemption!
Yes, know, beloved, that the Lord Jesus Christ has paid a high price for you to possess your inheritance. During these few days towards the end of the year, believe firmly in the work of Christ for your life. You have been redeemed at a great price. Glorify your Lord, therefore, lift Him up, consider that He is above this stubborn situation that you are experiencing, as I told you in my exhortation last week. Because Christ paid this great price for you, you are entitled to possess the glorious inheritance He has in store for you! Firmly believe in this word, proclaim it loud and clear in the face of adversity, and you will see the glory of God!
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