Wednesday, February 04, 2015

February 4, 2015 … I am REDEEMED!!

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2015 - Day 35

Devotional Song: ... Go to this link  … Please take the time to take in a video of Big Daddy Weave singing… Redeemed, … declaring the freedom that anyone can find in the blood of Christ.

Highlight Passage Ephesians 1: 7-8 [NKJV] …
7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace, 8 which He made to abound toward us … 
… Paul teaches the truth about God’s redemption …
Highlight Context - Ephesians 1: 3-14 [NKJV]USE THIS LINK
… Please, I beg any reader, take in the wonder of what Christ did for us on the cross … 

Reference Passage #1 John 19: 30 [NKJV] …
30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. 
… Jesus declares His finished work of redemption from the cross …

Reference Passage #2: Romans 10: 9-13 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
… Also in this passage, note Paul quoting from Isaiah 28: 16 and Joel 2:32 as to the truth that in Christ we are redeemed … FOREVER!!! 

My Journal for Today: Today’s Our Daily Bread devotional entry, authored by Marvin Williams, quotes a worldly reality from a book by author, Michael Sandel. Williams writes: “There are some things money can’t buy - but these days, not many” according to Michael Sandel, author of What Money Can’t Buy. A person can buy a prison-cell upgrade for $90 a night, the right to shoot an endangered black rhino for $250,000, and your doctor’s cell phone number for $1,500. It seems that “almost everything is up for sale.” 

But then Williams places an even more important caveat on what Sandel wrote about money being able to buy so much in this world, as Williams continues … But one thing money can’t buy is redemption - freedom from the stranglehold of sin. 

Today, from the strong truth of God’s word, the Apostle Paul helped Christians in Ephesus (and you and me) realize [see today’s highlight passage from Ephesians 1: 3-14] that there is only one way our redemption from sin was purchased and that was with the blood of the finished work of our Savior on the cross [see also Jesus’ declaration of His finished work on the cross in John 19: 30, copied above].

And I pray that any reading here with me today realize that when ANYONE who believes in and declares, from genuine repentance of our sin, in the realization of our redemption in Christ, as Big Daddy Weave sings in the song, linked above, … he or she IS REDEEMED!! … saved forever to an eternal life with Christ [you, no doubt can quote this truth from John 3: 16]

 So, do you realize today that Jesus has bought our freedom from our sin? … And, … are we living in that freedom? … I pray so!

My Prayer for Today O Lord, … I walk in the freedom of Your finished work on the cross! … HALLELUJAH!!! … Amen

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