Bought and Brought
Bought and brought;
Bought with a great price;
The precious blood of Jesus,
Brought from afar-
Brought near by God.
Born of the word of God.
Born bold and strong.
No longer barred;
No longer an alien;
No longer without God;
No longer without hope;
No longer in sin;
No longer sitting in darkness;
No longer ensnared or bastardised;
No longer in prison.
Now a citizen of heaven,
An heir of God
And join-heir with Christ
Now a New Creature
Now a child of God
Turned into a new man
A son of God.
Now passed from death onto life.
Living in Zion
Separated, sanctified for good works.
Now with an inheritance
A city on a hill
Light of the world
Salt of the earth
Now saved to serve
An instrument of reconciliation
A friend of God.
Now a partaker of the divine nature
Now created for good works
a co-worker with God
a good success
more than a conqueror
Now set free for freedom
a branch of the Vine
a visitor and traveller on earth
with a heart set on things above
Now with a heart after God’s heart
Now with a mind of Christ
Now fulfilling vision
Now with a purpose
A great dream
Now justified, now longer condemned
Now with Zoe- the God-kind of life
Now filled with the Holy Spirit, charged
Comforted, revived, renewed, invigorated
Directed, taught, constrained, compelled
Strengthened with might in the inner being.
Now empowered and anointed for service.
Now bold with an enlarged coast;
with a treasure of darkness
Hidden riches in secret places;
The abundance of the seas
Now blessed with every spiritual blessings in heavenly places
Now chosen, sealed, celebrated, surrounded by angelic hosts.
Now a royal priesthood, a king and a priest of God,
Now a peculiar person, living stone,
With robe of righteousness and garment of praise
In place of the spirit of heaviness,
a tree of righteousness.
Now of the holy nation,
led of the Spirit,
apple of God’s eyes,
Now loved with a great love,
an everlasting love,
an unconditional love.
God’s liquid love
Now God’s aroma and fragrance
and testament and ornament of glory.
Now inseparable from the love of Christ.
Glory be to the Most High!
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. 1Pet2:9-10
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Eph2:10
.30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God — and righteousness and sanctification and redemption – 1Cor1:30
.17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation,19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.2Cor5:17-21
14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. 2Cor2:14-15
12 giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.13 He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Ro8:1-231 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?36 As it is written: We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro8:
” For Your sake we are killed all day long;
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.