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The Blood of the Cross
Author: Andrew Murray
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You know that word "redemption." In old times, when It was the custom that prisoners of war should be made slaves, sometimes a very high price was paid by the friends or rulers of the prisoners as ransom for their deliverance from slavery. Jesus Christ has purchased, with His own blood, our freedom from the prison and slavery of Satan in which he as our enemy had lodged us, and to which the law of God had condemned us.

To purchase, to ransom, means always that one valuable thing is given for another. Our souls needed redemption: the law demanded the payment of a ransom. We were under its power and condemnation. We were held as prisoners until what we owed was paid, a recompense for the wrongs we had done—the requirement, a perfect righteousness. Jesus came and gave Himself In our place, His soul for our soul. He bore our punishment of death, our curse of death; He shed His blood as reconciliation for our sins. That blood was the ransom price by which we were redeemed. He gave His life for our life, and His blood gave Him an eternal right to us. And now the message comes to us as from heaven:

Jesus has bought us by His blood; He and none else has a right to us. Not Satan, not the world, not ourselves, has any right to us. The Son of God has bought us with His blood; He only has a right to us. We belong to Him. Oh. my reader, be still and listen, and recognize that right Perhaps you have never known this, or have never meditated upon it. An eternal price has been paid for you. A price has been paid for you of more value than the whole world—the blood of God's Son. You have been redeemed from the power of Satan; God proclaims you to be now the possession of His Son.

And the Son comes today to take possession of what belongs to Him. He asks you, "Do you know that you belong to Me? Will you recognize My right?" His blood, His love. God as judge, the law as creditor, Satan as Jailer—all agree. The Lord who has redeemed you by His blood has a right to you. Oh, let your heart respond: "Yes. Lord. I acknowledge that You and You alone, have a right to me."

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VERSES FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.

So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do. Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit that beareth witness, because the Spirit is truth. And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Ps 100:3, 1Co 6:19,20; Eph 2:10 Ro 14:8,9, 1Co 6:19,20 o 14:8 Lu 17:10, Mt 13:46 :
1Co 6:20 1Co 7:23 Eph 2:13 Heb 9:14 1Pe 1:21Pe 1:19 1Jo 1:7 1Jo 5:6 Re 1:5 (KJV)


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