The price has been paid

One morning close to dawn I lay in my cell.
Alone and in fear my heart gave a yell
Is no one my friend is no one there.
Tomorrow I die and nobody cares

Then out of the darkness there came a light
A jailer with a lantern bringing me sight.
”Arise young man he said to me
The price has been paid and now you are free”

I got to my feet but just couldn’t move
Just stood there alone shaking my head
I don’t understand , this cannot be true
No one can give me my life anew

He said not a word just flung wide the door
You are free to go I cannot say more
I followed the jailer but still was not sure
If this was a trick wondered what was in store

My fear began to cease as the door came near
and I walked out my prison for the first tome in years
But still how I doubted, could not believe
There was someone out there who cared for me

I looked through a gate and there stood a man
who looked into my eyes and held out his hand
Come my dear child and let me embrace you
With my love and forgiveness my love and my joy

Who are you I said with knee all aquiver
That you should want me my life to deliver
Then deep from my heart came the answer I sought
You are the man healing and deliverance taught

My child at last, the truth you see

I gave you my life when I died on the tree.
I’VE always been there, waiting patient and true.
For you to call me so I can heal you

I could not save you till you called to me
Open the door of your heart and believe
I gave my life to set you free
from all of your sin pain and misery

I fell to my knees and gave him my life
And begged him to teach me make me his child
He put out his hand and took my pain
And filled me with joy with his heavenly smile

He took my hand and led me away
Away from the prison and into the life
Away from the darkness and into the light
Never to fear the evils of night

So this is the story I promised to tell
Of an unseen friend who made me see
He will open the door if you give him the key
And all of your life you can walk free

So what will you do now my story is told
Ask Jesus your friend for strength to be bold
Ask Jesus your new life begin to mould
And reach that glorious much sought goal

The story behind the Price Has Been Paid

This is the story of a prisoner set free from his cell by God on the night before of his execution. The inspiration comes from three places

 1) As I was growing up I suffered abuse and so my spirit was imprisoned inside of me but over the years Gods love and faithfulness has released me from my spiritual prison and given me new life. God has freed me from guilt fear ad shame  and all the negative words spoken over me. I now know with confidence that I am a precious child of God and God loved me so much that he went to the cross and died to forgive me and give me a new start in life

He has promised never to leave me or forsake me  and when I went through the waters and will continue to at times in my life, they will not overwhelm me and like a shepherd He will put me on His shoulders and carry men

2) Acts 12:5-12 (NKJV) 

5  Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.
6  And when Herod was about to bring him out, that night Peter was sleeping, bound with two chains between two soldiers; and the guards before the door were keeping the prison.
7  Now behold, an angel of the Lord stood by him, and a light shone in the prison; and he struck Peter on the side and raised him up, saying, “Arise quickly!” And his chains fell off his hands.
8  Then the angel said to him, “Gird yourself and tie on your sandals”; and so he did. And he said to him, “Put on your garment and follow me.”
9  So he went out and followed him, and did not know that what was done by the angel was real, but thought he was seeing a vision.
10  When they were past the first and the second guard posts, they came to the iron gate that leads to the city, which opened to them of its own accord; and they went out and went down one street, and immediately the angel departed from him.
11  And when Peter had come to himself, he said, “Now I know for certain that the Lord has sent His angel, and has delivered me from the hand of Herod and from all the expectation of the Jewish people.”
12  So, when he had considered this, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together praying.

3) My utmost favourite hymn is AND CAN IT BE ,

4 Long my imprisoned spirit lay
Fast bound in sin and nature’s night;
Thine eye diffused a quickening ray,
I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;
My chains fell off, my heart was free;
I rose, went forth and followed Thee. [Refrain]

5 No condemnation now I dread;
Jesus, and all in Him is mine!
Alive in Him, my living Head,
And clothed in righteousness divine,
Bold I approach  the eternal throne,
And claim the crown, through Christ my own. [Refrain]

Putting all these three together in one place has made a deep impact on my and one day i sat down and saw a scene playing out in front of me and the words just flowed. This is a powerful song of freedom and i pray that anyone who reads it that has suffered abuse in the past  my draw hope and healing from it  Amen  if you have sufffered abuse  and feel there is no hope there is hope in Jesus  he will set you free and set you free if you will give him the chance

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