You were washed in the blood of the precious Lamb.
You were sanctified by the great I Am.
You were justified in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.
You were cleansed inside by His sacred Word.
You were purchased by the Holy Spirit in you.
You were called forth from the world – now you,
Whom Jesus Christ loved, died for, rescued and saved,
So in the Book of Life your name would be engraved –
Run in such a way as to earn the prize:
Play to win.
In the race for eternity, dear friend,
Let the games begin.
September 16th, 1993
And such were some of you:
but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified,
but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus,
and by the Spirit of our God.
For ye are bought with a price:
therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit,
which are God’s.
1 Corinthians 6:11, 20
Know ye not that they which run in a race run all,
but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things.
Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
I therefore so run, not as uncertainly;
so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection:
lest that by any means, when I have preached to others,
I myself should be a castaway.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Also 1 Peter 1:2 and 1 Thessalonians 2:10-13