My Purchase Value

21 July, 2021

Some doubt their own value and also wonder whether they’re valued by people around them. We ought to do good and it’s commendable, but that wouldn’t give us a clear conscience. Yesterday we learnt a powerful truth that the human conscience can be cleansed and purified only by the blood of Jesus.

1 Peter 1:2 – who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance.

We see the ‘sprinkling of blood’ both in the old testament and the new testament. In the old testament, they literally sprinkled the blood of the sacrificial animal – mainly lamb/calf, whereas in the new testament we sprinkle the blood of Jesus by faith. We can meditate, believe and confess : I am washed by the blood of Jesus.

1 John 1:7 – But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

This remains just as a Bible verse until we apply it to our personal life and deeply believe that we are purified from all sin by the blood of Jesus, and thereafter human accusations have no value for we are justified and made righteous by God Himself, the Supreme authority.

Revelations 7:14 – I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Usually a cloth that’s dipped in blood will get stained, but in the above verse we see that their robes were turned to white when washed in the blood of the Lamb. Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. (Isaiah 1:18) Here, the word ‘robe’ refers to our life (our spirit and soul) and it means to wash and purify ourselves in the blood of Jesus.

Consider a person who lived an ungodly life and got involved in all sorts of sin under the sun is arraigned in the court. Even if no one else files a case, the court would file a case against such a personality and then it would take years to close the case – it’s a long process and after much discussion – hearing, arraignment, trial, verdict,etc the appropriate punishment will be sentenced by the judge – this is what we see in the world in all human courts.

If this same person is presented before the courts of God. The books will be opened and as per his life, he is surely guilty of sin before God. The wages of sin is death. But if this man cries out. “I purify myself with the blood of Jesus”, the whole scene changes – there won’t be further hearing and there’s no need to present witnesses. The moment he claimed himself to be purified by the blood of Jesus, he’s acquitted as though he never sinned. This is what happens in the heavenly court – the blood of Jesus purifies us from all sin!

Revelation 5:9 – And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.

Jesus paid the price by shedding His blood and purchased men and women for God; persons from every tribe and language and people and nation and made them His own.

JESUS Paid the price ⇒ Purchased ⇒ Made Us His Own

You’re not your own or of any other person; you now belong to God, you are His property

1 Peter 1:18,19 – For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

You were redeemed with the precious, priceless and holy blood of Christ – the Lamb without blemish or defect. You who are purchased with this precious and priceless blood are of inestimable worth and value! God values you and your value equates to the precious and priceless blood of Jesus.

1 Corinthians 7:23 – You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings.

1 Corinthians 6:19,20 – Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

A slave bought at the slave market cannot ask the Master who bought him to make food for him. The Master is his owner and he has to serve him. If you buy a house, you have all rights to modify and furnish the house as per your interest; since you own the house. Similarly, God owns us and it’s not our agenda but His will that needs to prevail in our lives.

Jesus’ blood is the currency with which He bought mankind for Himself

One day, a woman who believed in Jesus and served as a Sunday-school teacher was paralyzed and couldn’t have a meal with her own hand. She became depressed, being a burden to her family and dear ones. Months passed by and one Sunday in her agony she burst into tears and cried out loud to the Lord. Suddenly she was prompted to open her eyes and she saw Jesus in her room. Jesus first stretched out His hand and showed her the wound; and then He turned and showed His back – she saw what the psalmist describes – ‘My back is covered with cuts, as if a farmer had plowed long furrows’ (Psalm 129:3).

{Studies say that the Roman whip used to flog Jesus had 9 strands tied together at the handle and he was lashed 39 times – 39×9 – 351 cuts on his back – each time He was struck, chunks of flesh tore apart leaving his spine and bones exposed.The lacerations would tear into the underlying skeletal muscles and produce quivering ribbons of bleeding flesh.}

Jesus then came close to this woman, touched her and He left. Hearing her cry, her family came to her room and saw her standing on her feet. She was completely healed, dressed up, went to church that Sunday morning and testified to God’s goodness.

Jesus’ blood has the power to heal you emotionally, physically and to do wonders/miracles in your life, even today. Also, your value equates to this precious and priceless blood of Jesus. What a blessing and privilege indeed to be His own! Hallelujah!!

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About the Author

Ps. Damien Antony 

BRev. Damien Antonyorn and brought up in a Christian family, Ps. Damien Antony possessed an unquenching quest for truth right from his boyhood days and eventually his relentless search led him to the Bible. He is a Revival Preacher, Bible Teacher, Leadership Trainer, Author and a Life Coach. He moves under the anointing for Prophetic, Healing, Deliverance, Inner Healing and Financial Breakthrough. God has also blessed him with an Apostolic Mandate to take the Universal Body of Christ to the next level of revelation and anointing.