29th September 2011

Christ Our Redemption

“But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption…”
1 Corinthians 1:30(NKJV)

Redemption in both the Old and New Testaments is a term used which means deliverance by the payment of ransom.

We are all by nature slaves of sin and in bondage of the taskmaster, Satan the Devil. Christ paid the ransom to redeem us from Satan and sin. 1 Timothy 2:5-6 tells us, “For there is One God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all…”

Redemption is not confined to forgiveness of sins—it is inclusive of the redemption of our temporary bodies as well: as we groan, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body (Romans 8:23).

When Jesus, our Redeemer, returns in the clouds, we will be fully redeemed and no trace of sin will remain in us, for this corruptible will put on incorruption and this mortal body put on immortality, in a twinkling of an eye, we shall be changed.(1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 1 Corinthians 15:50-53).

As we read in Ephesians 1:7, “In Him we have Redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” Let us rejoice in the Lord Jesus Christ who has become our Redemption and redeemed us by the ransom paid in his precious blood for all mankind.

Prayer
We bow down before you, Father in Heaven, who loved us so much that you did not spare your own Son. Through Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, I praise you and thank you.
Amen

Study by Natu Moti

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