Faith Life Church (Praise and Worship Team sing Praise Him) ♪ Praise the Lord for He is worthy ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord for He is good ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord for He is worthy ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord for He is good ♪ ♪ Come on and praise Him ♪ ♪ Praise Him ♪ ♪ Come on and praise Him ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord for He is worthy ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord for He is good ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord for He is worthy ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord for He is good ♪ ♪ Come on and praise Him ♪ ♪ Praise Him ♪ ♪ Come on and praise Him ♪ ♪ Praise Him ♪ ♪ Come on and praise Him ♪ ♪ Praise Him ♪ ♪ Come on and praise Him ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord for He is worthy ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord for He is good ♪ ♪ Come on and praise Him ♪ ♪ Praise Him ♪ ♪ Come on and praise Him ♪ ♪ Praise Him ♪ ♪ Come on and praise Him ♪ ♪ Praise Him ♪ ♪ Come on and praise Him ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord ♪♪ In 1 Peter 1:18 he said, “Forasmuch as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But,” you were redeemed, “with the precious Blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” We have been redeemed with the precious Blood of Christ Most every Christian knows that and yet, what does that mean? In the New Century version, it says it like this “You know that in the past you were living in a worthless way, a way passed down from the people who lived before you But you were saved from that useless life.” Oh, somebody say thank You Lord You were saved from that useless life, that worthless way of living “You were bought, not with something that ruins like gold or silver, but,” you were bought, “with the precious Blood of Christ, who was like a pure and perfect lamb.” Oh, hallelujah Wuest translation says, “But with costly Blood, highly honored, blood as of a lamb that is without blemish and spotless, the Blood of Christ.” Thank You Lord Thank You Lord James talks about that the Lord is waiting for the precious fruit of the earth and has long patience for it That’s one reason why the earth is still turning, and this segment of time is still going on The Lord wants harvest from the planet

Harvest of believers on Him And I know, all of us know, a lot of things about this place that’s not good, and trials and tests, and a lot of times you think, “Lord, come today Just come today.” And a lot of people are saying, “Yeah, I owe money Come Come now Get me out of this so I don’t have to face this or that.” But, the long-suffering and patience of our Lord to wait longer is salvation for other people who have not yet come in So yeah, we want Him to come and we want to wind this thing up, but at the same time we want everybody to come in that can come in and that will come in And so it’s not up to you and me, it’s going to happen just exactly the way that it should There’s coming a time though, when the trumpet is going to sound, and that’s it But until then, there is work to be done He said that we were redeemed with the precious Blood of the Lamb That’s the same word that describes precious fruit of the earth: the precious Blood was given and paid for the precious fruit, showing that to God, the precious fruit is of equal value to the precious Blood The same word is used to describe how costly, expensive, which is what precious means The same word is used to describe precious like gold, silver, precious metals, precious jewels It means very expensive, very costly This is something that has not registered with much of the church world is that we are worth the Blood of the Lamb Our worth is equal to the worth of the Blood That’s what was paid for us, that’s what has set our value forever Selah Dwell on that Think about that Now here’s something the Lord said to me last night The reason people across the planet don’t have a sense of worth and value is because they don’t value Him They don’t value Jesus, they don’t value the Blood You can’t have any more sense of self-worth than you value Him Your value of the Blood And so I want to talk this morning as the Lord would help us about the precious Blood How valuable is it? What makes the Blood so precious? So valuable? I know most of us believe it, but it comes back to our knowledge The more you see how important something is, your level of honor can rise You believe it’s His will, don’t you? That we see how important this is and how precious the Blood is Go with me to 1 Corinthians six please First Corinthians six First Corinthians 6:11 says, “Such were some of you,” talking about ungodly, sinful, perverted, distorted Such were some of you Were being operative word Used to be Not anymore You were sinners, ungodly, distorted, perverted, “But you are washed, you are sanctified, you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” Skipping down to verse nineteen He says, “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which you have of God, and you are not your own? For you are bought with a price.”

What kind of price? You have been bought In the criminal word they talk about being a made man I’m a bought man I have been bought And being bought is what made me what I am and who I am, because what was paid to buy me, which is what we’re talking about when we say redeemed – I mean, if you have a bunch of stamps or coupons and you redeem them, what does that mean? It was used as payment It was turned into payment in exchange for something Well, to say we have been redeemed is to say we have been bought The reason we needed to be bought is because we sold ourselves, from Adam and Eve all the way down, sold ourselves through bowing our knee to the evil one and yielding to sin and being disobedient and lost our soul Is that right? Lost our soul, lost our life Oh, but God loved us so much, He so loved the world He would not just sit by and watch us perish He owned us by right of creation He owned us – if He didn’t sustain the planet and the universe every millisecond, we would perish too But then He went and paid the highest price that has ever been paid for anything in the universe to buy back His own property that He created Hallelujah! And even then He handed us the keys and said, “Serve Me if you want to.” Should make us love Him with every atom of our being Should make us be so dedicated to Him for the rest of eternity Right? We wouldn’t exist, and we would have no future, much less a place in His very Own family Much less a place to rule and reign with Him in His eternal kingdom If He hadn’t made us and then bought us back Somebody say: “He bought me (Congregation repeats) He bought me I have been bought with a price.” And what was the price that was paid for me and you? It was, it is the precious, costly Blood of the Lamb Oh, He’s here today saints Can you sense Him? The Holy Spirit We’re talking about something He could manifest with Hallelujah Whoa The Book of Acts chapter twenty says, “The Assembly of God, He acquired through His Own Blood.” Hallelujah Revelation 1:5 says, “Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own Blood, and has made us kings and priests unto God and His Father; to Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.” Hallelujah Hallelujah Why the Blood? What is it about the Blood that is so important, that is so significant? If you look back at the old covenant, you will see that Hebrews talks about this extensively that in the establishing of the first covenant, nothing was dedicated without blood Is that right? There was the shedding of the blood of bulls and sheep and animals and in the blood was taken when the place for the ark was, the holy of holies, the holy place, the laver and all the articles, the tent, even the priest, and their clothes and everything had blood sprinkled on it Blood, blood, blood Now to many people today that sounds gross They go, “Eww Blood? Sticky blood? Just sounds like you messed up the clothes when you did that Why in the world would you sprinkle blood on it?”

Because it went on to say, “For without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sins.” What does that mean? The wages of sin is death But the gift of God is eternal life, hallelujah, through Christ And we could say through His Blood Why so much about the Blood? Because it’s about death and life And the reason you have to talk about the Blood is because the life is in the blood Oh, somebody say: “The life (Congregation repeats) is in the blood.” The Lord said this to them in the very first couple of Books of the Bible He talked about the life being in the blood But then in Leviticus seventeen he went into detail about it Put up if you would Leviticus 17:11 He went into detail He said, “The life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” Why? Why does blood make atonement? Because the life is in the blood Verse twelve, “Therefore I said to the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourns among you eat blood And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunts and catches any beast or fowl that may be eaten; He shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.” And I believe it’s the same today If you understand the significance of blood, you won’t eat it You won’t want anything that has blood in it like that Now it didn’t say – they ate meat, but they drained of the blood He went on to say, “For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said to the children of Israel, You shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof,” he just keeps saying it doesn’t he? The life is in the blood The life is in the blood What’s in the blood? Life Life Now we know, we have learned a few things about that medically and scientifically You can take somebody that is pale and white and seems like they are gone or almost gone because they have lost so much blood, and you could take some blood and pump it into them and their flesh begins to become pink again and red again or whatever – the flush comes back and the life comes back And the reason our body is experiencing in life right now is because every time the heart beats, it circulates that blood all through the body and in that blood – people say, “There’s this and there’s that There’s nutrients and there’s oxygen.” There’s more than that I said, there’s more than what you can see under a microscope in the blood Why? Because God said so Life is in the blood There is life in the blood Hallelujah Well, what life was in the Blood of the Lamb? I said, what life is in the Blood of the Lamb? In John 1:1 it says, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God The same was in the beginning with God.” Who are we talking about? Does anybody know Who we’re talking about? We’re talking about Jesus The Word made flesh And Who is the Word? And the Word was God Hallelujah The same was in the beginning with God “All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.” Do you believe it? So don’t you believe anybody trying to tell you that all of this just sprang into existence by itself There was nothing that exists, created, that wasn’t created by our Master and Lord and Savior Who became flesh

Jesus Verse four, “In Him was life,” ha ha! “And the life was the light of men.” In the Blood of the Lamb is life If you look up this word in the Greek it’s the word “zoe” and is often translated “everlasting life”, “eternal life”, it’s “resurrection, eternal life” That’s what was and is in the Blood of the Lamb Eternal life Zoe It’s a force we know little about It’s a force so great the possessors of it never die It’s a force so great the possessors of it never die Whoa! It’s a force so great, the possessors of it are made in the truth the sons of the living God, who live forever and cannot die What is that worth? What is that worth? Who was it – Ponce de Leon that came over here in Florida and was searching for the fountain of youth? And gold Right? Trying to find that secret elixir Trying to find that water of life that could stop this dreaded aging process, and save a man from certain death And he’s dead He’s dead And everybody else that was with him is dead And anybody else that came up with any kind of thing that’s going to keep you from dying, dead Dead Dead Dead Dead But there is One Who came according to prophecy, hallelujah, born of a virgin, hallelujah Lived and died on the cross, but the third day rose again from the dead Hallelujah Proving, demonstrating the power of an endless life Proving the existence and reality of eternal life Hallelujah And the Bible said the Blood that He shed, that flowed out of Him in the scourging, at the mocking, on the cross, that Blood, the Scripture says, is on the mercy seat in heaven And the Bible says that Blood speaks It bears witness It testifies What is the Blood saying? What is the Blood saying? “Live! Holy! Righteous! Made worthy.” What is it worth? How precious is this Blood that has the life, the zoe, everlasting eternal life Go with me to Hebrews please Hebrews one In John 5:26 while you’re going there, the Scripture, Jesus had said this “For as the Father has life in Himself; so has He given to the Son to have life in Himself.” Just like the Almighty Creator has life in Him without a physical – He’s not a physical human

What is His structure? What is His substance? We’re going to talk about that just a moment And yet He is life And just like He has life in Himself, He has given the Son to have life in Himself Well, as the Son having been the Word made flesh walking among men with a human body, where is this life that’s in God? It’s in the Master’s Blood The life is in His Blood The force of life that is in the Creator, sitting on the throne, that same force is in the Blood of the Lamb Hallelujah In Hebrews 1:1, and I’m reading from the Holman translation “Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son God has appointed Him heir of all things and through Whom He made the universe,” glory to God If you want to know about God – we’ve been praying and believing for a few years now Lord show us what’s You and what’s not You What’s of You and what’s just men What’s good and right and what’s not good and right And one thing I’m becoming increasingly clear on, if you want to understand God and know about Him, don’t look to religion Don’t look to religion Look at creation You want to know about God? Look up in the night sky That’s God And down here on the earth, you have to remind yourself all of this has been affected by the curse It’s a shadow of its previous self And yet, still, you can see amazing splendor and beauty, right? That’s God The mountains, the oceans, the life And the universe, the stars, the planets, that’s God That’s the reality of God And if you want to know God, look at creation, and look at Jesus Look at Jesus Everything He said, everything He did, you are seeing God, you are hearing God Everything Announcer: We trust this message has ministered to you Faith Life Church has two locations; in Branson, Missouri and Sarasota, Florida Service times in Branson are Friday nights at 6:30 and Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m Service times in Sarasota are Friday nights at 7:30 and Sunday mornings at 10:00 For more information please visit our websites or call us at 417-334-9233

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