It’s interesting that at a very young age we assume ownership.
“To acknowledge God’s ownership is to acknowledge His sovereignty.”—Pastor Billy Johnson
Reference Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 29:11, Psalms 24:1, Psalms 50:10, Haggai 2:8
He owns you by creation (Genesis 1:1)
All that is in Heaven and earth is His. You belong to God. You are His. Every person belongs to God because God created Adam. Everybody, Christians and Non-Christians are His by creation (1 Corinthians 6:20)
He owns you by His redemption
We were without hope and God looked at us and brought us out of darkness. Sin blocked us from getting to God. You were not righteous enough to redeem yourself. God sent His son. He who knew no sin, took on flesh to redeem those in the flesh.
“Don’t let anybody talk down on you. God has already seen your worth.”—Pastor Billy Johnson
The blood was gathered and taken to the holy of holies and offered for your sins.
“You are redeemed if you put your faith and trust in Jesus Christ.” —Pastor Billy Johnson
You are His by creation. You are His by redemption. (1 Corinthians 6:9)—Your body is the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.
“God is not asking you to enter in—He is entering into you.” Pastor Billy Johnson
Ephesians 1:13—God did not just give you a promise of His inheritance, He gave you a seal.
He owns you by residence
The Holy Spirit is the proof that God owns you. You are God’s property. The Holy Spirit is there to lead and guide you. At all points you have access to the Greater One. We must learn to walk and move with Him.
“When you realize you belong to God, it begins to elevate your value.” — Pastor Billy Johnson
You owe your life twice to the same person—He’s your creator. You are His by redemption. You are His by residence. The least you can do is acknowledge His ownership and release control.