“Righteousness will be granted and credited to us also who believe in God, Who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. Who was betrayed and put to death because of our misdeeds and was raised to secure our justification (our acquittal), making our account balance and absolving us from all guilt before God. (Romans 4:24-25)
“Therefore, since we are justified and given a right standing with God through faith, let us grasp the fact that we have the peace of reconciliation to hold and to enjoy. Peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1)
There was a man who bought passage on a ship sailing to a far country to pursue his dreams. It was a long voyage so he brought along his sardines and crackers to eat on the trip. Every day the stewards would ask him if he was coming to breakfast, lunch and dinner. He said no, he would eat his own food. Finally at the end of the voyage, he thought he would splurge and buy dinner to celebrate finally arriving at his new home! He asked the steward how much the dinner was and what time it would be ready. The steward looked at him in surprise and said “sir, all of the meals were included when you bought your ticket for the voyage!”
All along he could have been eating like a king instead of eating sardines and crackers night after night! That is exactly what so many Christians do. They believe on Jesus thinking that is all there is. There is so much more to a life spent with Him! His Blood has purchased:
- The peace that passes all understanding.
Inner healing and physical healing
Purposes and plans to fulfill
Freedom from oppression of Satan
Provisions above what we can think or imagine
Citizenship in the Kingdom of God
Talk to the Master about your ticket. He is just waiting to show you how much more you have as His child!