In Matthew 13:45-46 "Or, God's kingdom is like a jewel merchant on the hunt for excellent pearls. Finding one that is flawless, he immediately sells everything and buys it." Unlike what I used to think, (the sinner is the finder and and the Pearl is Jesus) I believe the kingdom message of this passage of scripture, especially in this season of LIGHT, is that the merchant is Jesus Christ and the pearl of great price illuminates us as the BRIDE!!! Isaiah 60 is awakened in us as we take on a new shine... As when Christ was born, men brought Him gifts of gold, frankincense & myrrh...Men will come bringing gifts again, gold & incense, but not the myrrh! The myrrh speaks of suffering, Christ's atoning sufferings are finished...FOREVER... When we bring the gifts in that day, it will be only gold (glory) & incense (fragrance) and unspeakable JOY. BEHOLD, I DO A NEW THING!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS! A NEW SEASON OF LIGHT!
IN WHOM WE HAVE REDEMPTION THROUGH HIS BLOOD, EVEN THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. COLOSSIANS 1:14... Did you know that the blood of a baby in the womb never comes in contact with the mother and that it is contributed by the male seed, not by the female egg? This was a divine plan of God when He designed men & women. God knew He would need to send a Savior into the world to redeem them!!! We all need a SAVIOR and only the blood of Jesus can cleanse us and make us white as snow!!! Redeem means to pay a price to ransom someone. Our redemption could only be bought with the perfect, pure blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus came from the Holy Spirit when He overshadowed Mary, therefore the blood of Jesus was completely pure. His blood was the only blood that could pay for our sins because it came directly from God and was never contaminated with sin. It was the perfect payment and sacrifice for our forgiveness!!!The blood of Christ is still cleansing and washing us today as much as it did two t