Pay the Price, By Femi Aribisala



We need to determine what God has been working in.

Have you ever attended an expensive wedding that was a flawless affair? The champagne was custom ordered in France. The wedding cake was a three story building. Forget the wedding, but tell me, what happened to the wedding?

A year later, they divorce. What a waste of money. All these expenses went up in smoke. You did not know at the time that the witness was also a divorce lawyer.

Haven’t you noticed that the rich tend to be more security-conscious than others? Why is that? They have more to lose and therefore more to protect.

What do you think? Do you have something to protect? Have you received something that you must guard jealously? If the thief really came to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10), do you have something to steal? What type of security system do you have against the thief?

The songwriter says, “Let the weak say that I am strong because of what the Lord has done for them. (Joel 3:10).

despise the grace of god

Your uncle gave you an exclusive car. It was the last custom-made Lexus SUV. It was one of a kind. When they did, they broke the mold. Everyone came to admire it. But what happened to the Lexus?

In less than two weeks, you had run over him on the Carter Bridge. They must have used a chainsaw to pull you out of the wreckage. What happened to the car? It was damaged beyond repair. Whose fault is it ? Yours, because you despised, in fact, your uncle’s gift.

The Bible tells the story of two women. Both were sinners: prostitutes in fact. Nevertheless, the merciful Lord, who shows no respect for persons, who shines the sun on the good and the wicked, blesses them both with children.

But one was careless with her gift, so careless that she slept on her child and suffocated him to death. Subsequently, she envied the other her living child and stole it. His game plan was simple. Either I end up with the child, or neither of us would have children.

When the matter was brought before the king, she readily accepted his verdict to cut the child in two. She said, “Let it be neither yours nor mine. ” (1 Kings 3:26).

Devil at work


This woman worked for the thief. The devil lost. He lost his inheritance and was cast out of heaven. But he is determined that you do not inherit your inheritance as well. It all depends on whether we know the value of what we have received. It’s only a birthright, so why is Jacob so determined to get it from Esau?

Salvation is free. Jesus said, “You have received freely. The kingdom of God is free. But although it is freely given and freely received, we still have to develop it.

Solomon said, “Build a wall, invite a burglar. ” (Proverbs 17:19).

Salvation is such a great gift that it makes us prime candidates for armed robbery. Our salvation was announced on the air, and the prince of the power of the air heard it. The underworld men were all waiting outside during the awards ceremony.

So, although the gift was offered free of charge, although we did not do any work to receive it, we are still going to have to do a lot to keep it and enjoy it.

Who are these armed robbers and where exactly are they? Listen and understand. The worst armed robbers are in churches. “Then (Jesus) taught, saying to them, ‘Is it not written,’ My house shall be called a house of prayer to all nations’? But you have made it a “den of thieves.” (Mark 11:17).

You have just recovered a truck loaded with ringing and stumbling silver from the Lord. But the problem is that it was covered in the newspapers and on television. Jesus said the whole place is full of armed thieves. They came to steal, kill and destroy. The whole neighborhood gathered when the caravan arrived with everything.

How are you going to enjoy the abundant life Jesus promised in this neighborhood? Will you save your life by returning the gift so that you can at least live in peace? Or will you receive the gift and prepare to fight for your rights?

Pay the price

Jesus said, “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force. (Matthew 11:12).

The outfit was so beautiful, so beautiful. You just had to have it. This is until you know the price. Then you lost interest. Suddenly, it’s not such a good outfit after all. What if someone bought it from you? Oh yes please. But you said you don’t love him anymore. Well, I couldn’t afford it. Not exactly, you just weren’t prepared to pay the price.

How long are we going to look for charlatans to get our hands on them? How long will we look for sellers of snake oil to pray for us? It’s time to grow up.

The salvation of the soul is perfect: “In fatigue and pain, in vigil often, in hunger and thirst, in fasting often, in cold and nakedness. (2 Corinthians 11:27).

Jesus paid the price. Even though he is God, he nevertheless paid the price. “Although he was a Son, he learned obedience through the things he suffered. (Hebrews 5: 8).

The salvation of the soul will not come without an effort on our part. We have to pay the price. Health and life will not happen without our efforts. Jesus said, “My father is still working. (John 5:17). If God is working, then we have to work. A servant is not greater than his master.


We have to work on what God has been working in. Paul said, “Work for your own salvation with fear and trembling; because it is God who works in you to want it and to do it for his good pleasure. (Philippians 2: 12-13).

“The sons of Ephraim, being armed and bearing bows, turned back in the day of the battle. ” (Psalm 78: 9). God armed them, however, they did not realize that they still had to fight for their deliverance.

Jesus healed a paralytic with the command, “Get up, pick up your bed, and walk.” ” (John 5: 8-9). Even though he was healed, he still had to get up, get up in bed, and walk. Without it, his obedience would not be complete and his healing would not be perfect.

There is no shortcut. There aren’t five easy steps to the anointing that breaks every yoke.

Therefore, “Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his power.” (Ephesians 6:10). “Revive the gift of God that is in you. ” (2 Timothy 1: 6).“Make a good war. (1 Timothy 1:18). “Fight the good fight of faith, take hold of eternal life. ” (1 Timothy 6:12). “Fight fervently for the faith that has been handed down once and for all to the saints. ” (Jude 1: 3).

[email protected];

Support PREMIUM TIMES integrity and credibility journalism

Good journalism is expensive. Yet only good journalism can guarantee the possibility of a good society, responsible democracy and transparent government.

For free and ongoing access to the best investigative journalism in the country, we ask that you consider modestly supporting this noble enterprise.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you help maintain relevant journalism and keep it free and accessible to everyone.

Make a donation

TEXT ANNOUNCEMENT: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401 …

PT Mag campaign ad


Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.