Bought by the Blood

August 5, 2007

‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’ (Haggai 2:5)

Filed under: Covenant,Haggai,Holy Spirit — cubsfan1980 @ 10:11 pm

‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’ (Haggai 2:5)

It is an amazing thing that God would choose to make a covenant with you and I.  He has declared us to be His people and He is our God.  He did not choose us because of our worth.  We were completely helpless and dead, of no use at all to God.  God being full of compassion initiated an intimate relationship with us where He not only confirms the covenant, but also fulfills it because there was nothing that we could do.

We deserve condemnation and eternal punishment, we should be removed from God’s presence forever, but He has made a legal agreement on the basis of what Christ did on the cross that He will never leave us or forsake us.  He will not leave His people alone, but He will always come to their rescue.  When the Israelites were in bondage to the Egyptians and had no hope for freedom, God broke in and delivered them.  You and I were enslaved to sin and powerless to free ourselves, but God by the power of Christ blood freed us for Himself.  Not only did He free us, but He also gave us His Spirit as a guarantee that we His and will spend eternity with Him.

Let us constantly be aware of the gift of His Spirit that we now have.  His Spirit has freed from us from all anxiety and worry because if He is for us then who can be against us.  For those that have His Spirit there is no longer any cause for fear, but we now have the capability to share in God’s power and love.  Those that God has given His Spirit to can be bold and stand firm in a world that is against them.  Let us praise God for the gift of His Spirit that allows to live with discipline and seek His glory in all things.

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