Stand ~ you are loved far beyond what you can know!
Stand ~ you are a light, called to glow!
Stand ~ you are washed through the blood of Lamb!
Stand ~ you are a child of the great I AM!
Stand ~ you are the bride of the Way, the Truth, and the Life!
Stand ~ you are not your own, bought with a Price!
Stand ~ for the lost, the suffering, and the enslaved!
Stand ~ that He might live through you the life He gave!
… to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. ~ Ephesians 3:19
But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ, by grace you have been saved… ~ Eph. 2:4-5
For God so loved the world (including you) that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. ~ John 3:16-17
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
~ Romans 8:38-39
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. ~ Matthew 5:14-16
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light…
~ Eph. 5:8
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
~ 1 Peter 2:9-10
Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin…
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
~ Psalm 51:1-2, 7
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy, through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior… ~ Titus 3:4-6
…all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. ~ Hebrews 9:22b
And he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
~ Revelation 7:14
Child of God ~
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. ~ John 1:12-13
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God… ~ Rom. 8:16
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. ~ 1 John 4:4
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” ~ Exodus 3:14
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues came to me and talked with me, saying, “Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb’s wife.” ~ Rev. 21:9
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me. ~ John 14:6
Not Our Own ~
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.
~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
You were bought with a price; do not become slaves of men. ~ 1 Cor. 7:23
For others ~
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
To bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to captives
And freedom to prisoners;
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
To give them beauty instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
So they will be called oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.
~ Isaiah 61:1-3
To Live ~
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. ~ Galatians 2:2
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