God did something for you that no one on the face of this earth has or could ever do! He paid the highest price for your salvation! He selflessly laid down His perfect sinless life to save us from the intense furious flames of hell. He did all of this even before you were a twinkle in your daddy’s eyes!! Imagine you are a slave and you were bought at an auction. Shortly after the purchase the person unshackled you and said you are free to go! How would you feel?? Romans 6:17 says, “We were once slaves of sin” and Romans 6:23 says, “The wages of sin is death but the gift of eternal life is in Christ Jesus.” If we are in Christ than we are not our own. I Cor 6:20 reminds us that we were bought at price and trust me the currency used in this transaction was bruised, mutilated, humiliated, wounded, mocked, abandoned, and died on a cross but rose from the grave so that we could reign in eternity with the Trinity! Whether you acknowledge Christ or not He died for you anyway! Redemption is not salvation. Therefore, in order receive your gift of salvation you have to believe and confess that Jesus is Lord and that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9). Jesus’s blood conquered the power of sin and death and his death victoriously liberates us sinners from sin and disarms the power of the devil. Again, both of these truths become apparent when those for whom Jesus died respond to his saving work in faith and obedience.