I Am A Bought Man – Ps Christi Grobler (WTB)

Pray: Father, I want to know how precious the blood of Jesus is, how valuable the blood of Jesus is. I believe, I receive.

18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.(I Peter 1:1819 NKJV)

We have been redeemed safe, with the precious blood of Jesus. 

The word precious means; costly, valuable, very expensive.

It was necessary to redeem us because we have all sold ourselves. We bowed the knee to the evil one, yielding to sin, being disobedient. At many times in our lives, exchanging with the enemy at different times in our lives. God owned us by creation but because of His love, he went and bought us back because He did not want to see us perish. God paid the highest price for anything ever in the universe, and this price was for you and me. We were bought with a price (1Cor 6:20 NKJV) and have been cleaned up and given a fresh start (1Cor 6:9-11 MSG). We are not self-made men. We have been bought with the precious blood of Jesus.

What is it about the blood that makes it so precious? 

“…without shedding of blood there is no remission” (Hebrews 9:22 NKJV). Remission – no payment for the guilty. The blood, without the blood, no freedom, and no life.

Why must all things be purified by the blood?

The payment for sin is death. But God gives us the free gift of life forever in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:23 NCV). Death was on the table for all of us. Something had to be paid for life. God had to pay with something so that we could live. So that we could have life.

“¹¹ for the life of the body is in its blood. I have given you the blood on the altar to purify you, making you right with the Lord. It is the blood, given in exchange for a life, that makes purification possible…14 The life of every creature is in its blood (Leviticus 17:11,14 NLT). The price for life was the blood because in the blood there is life! The very life of God is in the blood. (1 John 1:1,4)

This life is called Zoe, the life of God. It means everlasting life, eternal life. everlasting, eternal life is in the Blood. Zoe life is a force, it’s a force so great that the possessors of it will never die.

We are possessors of this life. We are made sons of God, who will live forever and cannot die. Jesus was the first. The One who came according to prophecy, born of a virgin, lived and died on the cross. But on the third day, He rose again from the dead, providing, demonstrating the power of an endless life because there’s Zoe life in the Blood. the blood that He shed, that flowed out of Him, that blood is on the mercy seat in heaven right now. Life is in the Blood. The Bible says the Blood with Zoe life speaks. It speaks, it testifies of the life, the better things that Jesus paid for you and me. What does the Blood say, speaking for you and me today? It says live. Live, have life in abundance. Live holy, live righteously, live. The day that we made Jesus our Lord, we received the very life of God, we possess it. 

You will never have an understanding of that worth, if you do not value Jesus. If you do not look unto Jesus. When you look unto yourself, there is no good that you can see there but our worth is in the blood. If you do not value Jesus, you will not have it. You will never be able to have a true sense of self worth. Your worth is not based on what other people say about you. Your worth is based on the love of God, because He paid the highest price for you and me.

Say: I’m a bought man, with the precious blood of Jesus with the life of God in that blood. 

The Passover meal (Exodus 12:1-11) was a prophecy of Jesus on the cross: 

For the Israelites it was a new beginning. God changed their calendar. It became their first month. The cross is every believer’s new beginning. 

The hidden lamb was kept for four days, to be inspected for faults or blemishes. Jesus entered Jerusalem at Passover on a donkey on the 10th da,y and was slain on the 14th day. He was inspected seven times and found blameless. Without blemish. 

It was a lamb for a household and because of the Lamb we are now part of the household of faith. 

The whole assembly of the congregation of Israel will kill it in the evening.  In the evening means; between two evenings. Only when the real Lamb came, He died when that darkness came from the sixth to the ninth hour. He died between two evenings. 

The whole congregation of Israel was involved in the death of the Passover. The gospels show that how the Sanhedrin, the priests and the people of Israel demanded, crucify Him. They even said, “Let his blood be on us and our children.” They did kill, they did kill the perfect lamb.

The Blood must be applied to the lentil and the doorpost. In the fulfillment of the Passover Jesus is the lamb whose precious blood was shed for you and me and Jesus is of course the sprinkle door. In his death He is the spotless lamb, in His resurrection Jesus is the door, the door to our Heavenly Father.

The meal had to be eaten in a single house, and you were not to bring any of the flesh outside the house, nor to break any bone of it. They did not break any of His bones. (John 19:33)

11 Now you will eat in this manner, with your loins girded and your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand, and you will eat in haste (Exodus 12:11 NKJV). 

Leave Egypt quickly. Come out of Babylon quickly. Leave the institutions quickly. This is what God said to them. And He’s saying it to us right now. Come out of Babylon. God said, Brother Jerry announced by the Holy Spirit. Our exodus has started. God said, “I’m taking the children.” Satan wants to keep us in his hold. We must get out quickly. Believe in the Blood. Obey what God is saying. Get out of Babylon. He paid everything for us to live in every promise now and forever.

Say: Father, today I say thank You, by one single offering You have completely cleansed and perfected me. I worship You. Jesus, You paid the price I could not pay. Your precious blood made the way, and it has set my value forever. I will celebrate You by living and having life in abundance. Speaking life and speaking Your promises. Amen.