- Jim Corbett
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“You are not your own. It has been very costly to purchase you. Nothing but the blood of Jesus was of sufficient value to redeem you from eternal separation from Me. Jesus willingly sacrificed Himself so that you could be spared the horrors that awaited you because of the one to whom you belonged. Now you are legally Mine. Your heritage has been restored. Never forget Who you now represent. I am perfecting you to represent Our Family properly.”
John 8:42-44 NIV
42) Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me, for I come from God and now am here. I have not come on my own; but he sent me.
43) Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.
44) You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire.”
I Cor. 6:20 AMP
You were bought with a price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for, made His own]. So then, honor God and bring glory to Him in your body.
Eph. 4:12-13 AMP
12) His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church),
13 [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ and the completeness found in Him.
Maybe one day we might get it. I wonder if we will ever comprehend what has happened because of the cross of Jesus Christ. It is no small event to change families. It is no little thing to have averted eternal damnation and been given eternal union with God.
I believe that it is important for each of us to remember who we were, who we now are, and who we are to become. We must never forget how much mercy we have been given. None of it has to do with what we deserve. All of it has to do with how much we are loved.
Never let me forget, Lord,