Bless The Lord And Forget None Of His Benefits, Part IV
Who redeems your life from destruction. Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies. Psalm 103:4
We as believers have been purchased by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, ransomed from the bonds of sin that held us, and rescued from eternal damnation to forever serve in the kingdom of God. Hell has opened it's mouth and gorged itself upon the unrepentant sinners who refused the mercy and grace of a loving God.
The greatest of His benefits toward us is the redemption of our souls, the power of His resurrection to recreate us and transform us into new creations in Christ! Born again to receive forgiveness of our transgressions against a holy God, we are washed and cleansed, delivered from destruction and crowned with lovingkindness and tender mercies. Few ever realize what the Lord Jesus actually did for us, who deserved the fires of Hell, but instead were given the grace and mercy of a loving Savior who sacrificed His life for us.
If the body of the Lord Jesus Christ would understand their covenant relationship with Him and the power, authority and benefits given them, the world would be turned upside down and millions of souls would be saved and discipled by a people endowed with the nature, character and divine purpose of the Most High God!
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance, incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in Heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last days. I Peter 1:3-5
Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin