Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 30, 2014 … Purchased - “AS IS”

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2014 - Day 334

Devotional Song: Go to this link  … Please take the time to take in the lyrics with Kristian Stanfill singing his contemporary version of the old song, Jesus Paid It All, … reminding all Christians the reality that Christ purchased all of us on the cross, paying the infinitely high price for our sin, washing it clean with His blood, no matter in what condition we come to Him.

Highlight Passage #1 - NKJV Revelation 21: 1 … John saw The Lamb of God take the scroll of life to open the seals as the only One Worthy to do so …
1  “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, 10 And have made us kings and priests to our God; And we shall reign on the earth.” 
Highlight Context - Revelation 5: 1-12 [NKJV] USE THIS LINK …   Only the Lamb of God was worthy to open the scroll

Reference Passage #1 - NKJV John 19: 29-30 … Jesus paid it all - “It is finished!!” …
  29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. 

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by David C. McCasland, uses an interesting true-to-life word picture to illustrate just how far God went to redeem us from our sin. McCasland writes, …
  A house listed for sale “As Is” usually means the seller is unable or unwilling to spend any money to repair it or make it attractive. Any necessary repairs or desired improvements are the responsibility of the buyer after the purchase is complete. “As Is” on a real estate listing is equivalent to saying, “Buyer beware. Home may require significant further investment.” 

Now think about what Jesus, as the Lamb of God, did for all mankind on the cross. As the song by Kristian Stanfill, linked above, proclaims, Jesus paid it all, … all to Him I owe! Yes, our Lord, when He gave up His Spirit to God the Father on the cross, declared, It is finished!, which, in Christ’s words was a declaration that the sin debt from all mankind had been PAID IN FULL by His blood. 

And that is why, when John saw the scroll of life being opened in Heaven (see Revelation 5: 1-12, linked above) there was only One Worthy to do so; and that was the Lamb of God. And today, on this Sabbath day, I yield my all to the Lamb of God, … the worthy One Who came into my life, and purchased my all with His all, … taking full ownership of my soul, as shabby as it was, and paying my full sin debt for eternity.


My Prayer for Today … Lord, … You paid it all for me; and now I will live it all for You. Amen

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