Friday, May 01, 2009

My Soul is Purchased with His Blood!!

Okay the more theological snobs are going to have to forgive me for this - particularly the ones more grounded in grace than I am. But I am amazed and thrilled at how God suddenly speaks through the most unlikely means! And hopefully this small example of God's grace may help those of us not quite so academically minded!

I was just driving up to my local pharmacist to pick up my antidepressants and other medication and in the UK there is a £7.10 charge. Unfortunately as payday is next week my bank account is empty due to various reasons. Boots - my local pharmacy - runs a "Reward Card" scheme where you collect points every time you shop. I am in Boots quite a bit for toiletries, pharmaceuticals etc and always use my card but never cash in the points until Christmas. When I use the said points to buy presents for my rather large and extended family! So needing my pills I asked the pharmacist if I could take it off the points if there was enough.

She put my Reward Card in and laughed at me (they do that a lot at my pharmacy). She actually laughed at me! She said; "Wow - you have got more than enough. There's £165 worth of points on this card!". So I was able to get my medication virtually free! As I was walking away from the pharmacy I heard the inward audible voice of God speak and He said;

"You know son, so much of my church is like you just then. They approach the throne of grace guilty and trying to confess their latest sin and they ask "Is there enough of the blood of Christ left?". When the ridiculous reality is that not only is there MORE than enough grace and forgiveness for every sin that individual committed or may commit till the day they die - but there is also MORE than enough grace and forgiveness for EVERY person in the ENTIRE world who EVER lived!

Why else do you think that I said I am not willing that any should perish? The grace is there! The bank account is full to overflowing! The Reward Card scheme is loaded with bountiful - stupidly abundant, ridiculously more-than-enough plenty of points! The problem is that My church isn't cashing in on the bounty that is available and they're keeping away from intimacy and fellowship with Me because they're listening to doctrines of demons telling them they still have sin in them!".

I got back in the car and wonder of wonders this wonderful, amazing, beautiful song happened to be on and this verse in particular;

"Behold Him there the Risen Lamb! My perfect, spotless righteousness!
The great unchangeable I AM! The King of glory and of grace!
One with Himself I cannot die! My soul is purchased with His blood!
My life is hid with Christ on high!".

So if God the Son has purchased ME (or you) with His blood and the Spirit is a down-payment proving that then how dare I or a church pastor or my father or a demon DARE suggest that some act that we do may prove to be just a little bit too much for His boundless grace? And if God be for us (which He is - oh so much!) then bold is the abusive church pastor, abusive husband or father who dares oppose God!

As Rob Rufus puts it so well - when we were in first Adam there was NOTHING - NO righteous act that we could do to get ourselves out of our dead spiritual state. Now we are in last Adam there is NOTHING - NO sinful act that we can do to get ourselves out of our state of life and grace and glory!


Nick Cameron said...

Awesome!!!! Awesome!!!! Awesome!!!! We have reason to praise for sure!!!! Wow oh wow oh WOW!!!!

Dan Bowen said...

Hoped you would like it Nick!! :) Thought of you - fellow prophetess!

Ursula Kuba said...

I don't know if you have any Idea how much I needed needed needed to hear that. Thank you dear one.

lydia joy said...

You just gotta love these kinds of things!! He is ALWAYS more than enough!!! Much love.....

Nick Cameron said...

Yep I liked this post and it blessed my heart - heaps!!!! Rings true with a certain other prophetic word recently.... ;-D