Emanna for 02/17/2021

Living to Christ

Bible Verses

2 Cor 5:14 For the love of Christ constrains us... (15) And He died for all that those who live may no longer live to themselves but to Him who died for them and has been raised.

Words of Ministry

When a Hebrew man
[in the Old Testament]
bought a slave, the slave had to serve the master for six years. In the seventh year, the slave could go free. However, if he said that he loved his master and would not go out free, the master would bring him to the judges and the doorpost and bore his ear through with an awl. Then the slave would serve his master forever (Exo. 21:2-6). Brothers and sisters, God has saved us and bought us with the blood. He did not purchase us with corruptible gold but with the precious blood of His Son. Many Christians feel that they have to serve God for their conscience' sake. But when we see the Lord's preciousness, we will voluntarily and willingly consecrate ourselves to Him. When we tell the Lord that we are willing to be His slave, He will take us to the door and the doorpost, and He will bore our ear through with an awl. The doorpost is the place where the blood of the Passover lamb was applied.... We love the Lord and choose to be His slave forever. Because we know that He loves us, we are willing to serve Him forever. We have no choice but to declare, "Lord, You have loved me and saved me and released me! Lord, I love You and cannot help but serve You forever!"

Bible verses are taken from the recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The Overcoming Life, pp. 176. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat from 10/29/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.