by Tammy Phillips
August 25, 2020

For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, [the] Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a RANSOM for all, to be testified in due time.  (1 Timothy 2:5-6 NKJV)

Ever played Monopoly?  It is a game where you buy and sale property.  The goal is to create a monopoly and bankrupt everyone else.  A monopoly, simply defined, is exclusive possession or control.  In the game one can be sent to jail.  To get out of jail, you have to serve time, pay the “dime” or use the “get out of jail free” card,” if you by chance drew it.  In life if you commit a crime, you have to pay your way out of jail or serve your time. 

What invisible jail are you imprisoned in?  You do not have to stay!   God has the monopoly on salvation.  Jesus paid our RANSOM with his blood and his life.  Jesus tells us in Mark 10:45 that he came to give his life a RANSOM for many.  He traded places with us at the cross.  He received our punishment.  He received what we deserved for our sins.  

Jesus paid our ransom.
Jesus paid the price of life.
Jesus paid the price of redemption.
Jesus paid to liberate us from the penalty of our sins.
Jesus paid to loose us from what binds. 
Jesus paid to break and dissolve the chains that hold us captive.
Jesus paid to release the bonds.
Jesus paid for our discharge from prison.
Jesus paid to set us free. 
Jesus is our “get out of jail free” card in life.

To Paraphrase David is Psalm 59 -57:
Why should I fear in the days of evil, NOW, calamity, misery, depravity, perversity, mischief, the crooked, the wrong, the bent and twisted at my heels surrounds me? People trust in their wealth and boast in their great riches.  We cannot be rich enough to redeem our brother nor ourselves. We cannot give God a ransom for our brother.  We cannot afford nor ever pay for our own sins.  It is all God.  He paid our ransom and set us free with the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.   

“Our enemies are too insignificant to be worthy of one thrill of fear.” —Spurgeon

What has us arrested and held in an invisible cell?  Are we in the jail of fear, pain, sickness, grief, guilt, lack or the jail of depression?  Trust me but trust our God the most because He is the Most!    Trust His words.  Jesus paid the ransom. Jesus paid the price of for our lives.  We could not pay it.  We definitely could not afford it! 

I encourage you to break out of your invisible cell today.   Call the jailer and say, “I owe you nothing!  I am using my get out of jail free card that Jesus paid for, today!   I am free in the most powerful name of Jesus.  Thank you, God.” 

He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time. (1 Timothy 2:6 NLT)

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