HE HAS PAID THE PRICE

upliftingChristI have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free. Isaiah 44:22 NLT

Beloved, I am troubled as I write this piece because some of us have slipped back into our old ways of living to satisfy our own desires. The truth is there is no pleasure in sin considering the eternal consequence that lies ahead yet some of us still find themselves committing the same old sins over, and over. I have not come to condemn you but to reassure you of God’s love. He said in Isaiah that “I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free”.

The price He paid was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.

God is waiting for you to return to Him. He has stretched his arms to welcome you. He is not looking at what you have done in the secret; neither is he focusing on your weakness(es). He knows how you see yourself behind closed doors. Stop condemning yourself and return to the Lord as He is saying today that “Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.” Notice he did not say “I will pay the price, or I may pay the price” rather, He said “I have paid the price to set you free.” He has already done it.

What are you waiting for my brother/sister, father/mother, son/daughter?

Jesus said “many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’.” Matthew 7:22-23

It is not what you do in Jesus’ Name that matters. It is how you live each day of your life for him. Are you living the Jesus’ LIFE?

If God could turn His face away from His own Son on the cross because of our sins, then I believe it would not be difficult for Him to cast us into the lake of fire if we continue pretending to be holy while we are not. I came with this news because some of us are pretending to be who they are not. They preach but fail to practice what they preach. They sing but they do not live the life of the song they sing. They write to encourage people but they are depressed. They write to tell people to repent but they are living in their old ways. They quote the Word but they do not practice the Word. Jesus came as a lamb but He is coming as a Judge.

The End of all things is near. And for that matter, God wants you to return to Him. Acknowledge your weakness(s), acknowledge your sins, confess them, ask for forgiveness, and start living the new life in Christ Jesus. God has paid the price.

God bless you!

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