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BOUGHT WITH A PRICE
PART TWO

Not only were we created by GOD but it is He who continues by HIS word to uphold all things.Hebrews 1:3 states. "Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high"

If GOD was not the Faithful GOD that HE is, all things would cease to live or exist. It is through HIS Name that we have life. "For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Also in we are told, In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him." Ac 17:28 1John 4:9

All would fall into nothing in a moment, if he did not every moment bear them up. So that all things on this account have still their being from him every moment, and their well-being too, and all the means which conduce to it; and therefore all are his own." David Clarkson.

WE ARE ALSO THE LORD'S BY THE PRICE THAT HE PAID TO HAVE US.
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 1Peter 1:18


NOTE when it says we are bought with a price, Nothing else could or would have done this. There was no price which we as sinners, alienated from GOD could pay to atone for our iniquities. Consequently, if Christ had not died in our place, on HIS cross, we would have forever been the slave of sin, and held captive under Satan's dominion and authority, forever and hopelessly lost.

Therefore, being bought with the blood of Christ, we are not our own; we have became His permanent possession. And in so taking our punishment, He has called us to a life of obedience. In 1Peter 1:2 we read, "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."

We must accept the LORD in His entirety. Not only as our High Priest who ever lives to atone and make intercession for us, but as the LORD and Despot of our very lives. And being bought with a price we are not to become the servants of men or mammon.
We read; "No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men." Lu 16:13 1Co 7:23

Christian, we are bought with a price and therefore we should be at His disposal, to live, to walk, to talk, to conduct our lives as He so directs. God has the sole rights and priority to our affections. Therefore we are commanded to, De 11:1 states, "Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway."

WHOSE KINGDOM ARE YOU ADVANCING TODAY?

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Dan

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Now I commend You Brethern To The Word Of His Grace That Is Able To Build You up And Give You An Inheritance Among The Saints Ac20:32