Dear Mr. Smith, I'm writing in response to this morning's request for forgiveness. I'm sorry to inform you that you have reached your quota of sins. Our records show that, since employing our services, you have erred seven times in the area of greed, and your prayer life is substandard when compared to others of like age and circumstance. Further review reveals that your understanding of doctrine is in the lower 20 percentile and you have excessive tendencies to gossip. Because of your sins you are a high-risk candidate for heaven. You understand that grace has its limits. Jesus sends his regrets and kindest regards and hopes that you will find some other form of coverage. Sincerely,
Exodus 6:6-7 "Say, therefore, to the [sons of Israel], 'I am the LORD, and I will bring [you] out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver [you] from their bondage. I will also redeem [you] with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. 7 'Then I will take [you] for My people, and I will be [your] God ; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
19:1-6 V.4- Brought you to Myself 6:6 I will bring [you] out from under the burdens of the Egyptians V.5- You shall (legally binding term) be My own possession Possession- Special Treasure Valued personal property, which the owner has special affection or holds special value for “royal property” V.5- Among all the peoples V.5- For all the earth is mine V.6- You shall be to Me
Jeremiah 31:31-34 "Behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, 32 [not like the covenant which I made with their fathers] in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which [they broke], although I was a husband to them," declares the LORD. 33 "But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days," declares the LORD, "I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. Titus 2:11-14
V.14- a people for His own possession (Special Possession) V.11- the grace of God appeared The Lord Jesus V.11- Bringing Salvation V.14- who gave himself for us V.14- that He might redeem us Redeem- Release of a prisoner or slave through the payment of a ransom 1 Peter 1:18-19 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
V.14- a people for His own possession (Special Possession) Ephesians 1:13-14 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation-- having also believed, you were [sealed] in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory. Sealed- To make safe; make secure
John 10:27-29 "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 "My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand.
Biblical Covenant- “a binding relationship of eternal consequence in which God promises to bless and His people promise to obey.” Exodus 24:8 So Moses took the blood and sprinkled it on the people, and said, "Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words." Luke 22:19-20 And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." 20 And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.