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At ChooseLifeToday.com,
we want you to know about the Blood of Jesus.

The Lord Jesus Christ, when He came to earth, paid the debt for our sin with His Blood, through His death on the Cross.
You need to understand the Benefits and Privileges open up to You, through the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 
In this series,

we are exploring the benefits of applying the Precious Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ to Your Life!


Song:

The blood that Jesus shed for me,
way back on Calvary;
the blood that gives me strength
from day to day,
it will never lose its power.

Lyrics by Andre Crouch


Note:

LB stands for "The Living Bible",
by Tyndale House Publishers
NKJV stands for "The New King James Bible",
by Thomas Nelson Publishers


Scripture:


Today's Study on the Blood of Jesus Christ:

7 - God paid a ransom to save you 

I Peter 1
18. God paid a ransom to save you from the impossible road to heaven which your fathers tried to take, and the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver, as you very well know.
19. But he paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.
LB

Why does anyone pay a ransom?
This is how the dictionary defines a ransom:
1. money demanded for the return of a captured person
2. payment for the release of someone
3. the act of freeing from captivity or punishment

A ransom is paid for the release of a captive.
But I'm a free person, you say.
That is not true when looked at from God's point of view.

Human beings have been held captive by sin.
There is not a time in our lives when we are free from the urge to think, speak and act in a sinful manner.

Therefore, here's what Jesus achieved for me when He died on the cross:
1. the blood of Jesus paid what was demanded for my return from being a captive of sin
2. the blood of Jesus is the only valid payment for my release from the hand of Satan
3. the act of shedding His blood freed me not only from captivity to sin, but also from eternal punishment for that sin.

God calls this, being REDEEMED.
To redeem means to pay off a debt in full and to buy back something that belonged to you in the first place.

Psalm 107 puts it this way:
1. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
2. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,
Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy ...
NKJV


Prayer:
Father, I give You loud thanks today, because You are good and Your mercy endures forever.
You have redeemed me out of the hand of the enemy of my life, through the precious blood of the Lord Jesus Christ!
I am eternally grateful to You for Your wonderful love for me,
in Jesus' name,
Amen. 

Tomorrow:

See you again tomorrow,
God willing,
when we'll have a new thought
from the Word of God to encourage you!

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