Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of his grace;
Eph 1:8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence.
Verse 7 says in whom we have redemption. Have is present tense.
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us:
for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us
into the kingdom of his dear Son:
Col 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
Colossians 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.
Complete means: Made full, caused to abound, nothing wanting.
Redemption has become a religious word in the mind of some believers. They associate it
only with forgiveness. But these scriptures show that redemption reaches far past forgiveness. Mankind needed more than forgiven, he needed to be brought back from the slavery of sin
and lordship of Satan.
If a slave was sold on the block, the purchaser gained all of that slave; the whole person.
The old master lost all rights and authority over that person.
Satan has no more dominion over us. When Jesus purchased us He paid the full price. He purchased the whole person, and He made us free; Spirit, Soul and Body.
He redeemed our mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 says, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind.
1 Corinthians 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost
which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
1co 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your
spirit, which are God's.
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your
hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
When Jesus redeemed you He redeemed your heart.
After you received Christs' redemption your affections changed, your desires changed.
If they didn't maybe you need to make a new trip to the altar.
He redeemed our thoughts. The control of your thoughts and imaginations have been turned
back over to you. As one who has been redeemed, you are free to choose.
But 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 says, 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
2co 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
We are redeemed from worry according to 1 Peter 5:7, Casting all your care upon him; for
he careth for you. Also Matthew 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat?
or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
He redeemed us spiritually. He made us spiritually alive again. After Adam's transgression mankind was spiritually dead.
Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.
In Ephesians 4:18 Paul talks about some people who had their understanding darkened and
were alienated from the life of God. Alienated means to be shut out from fellowship and
intimacy. Redemption restored that fellowship for us. You can call on God anytime you want.
Colossians 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath
he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.
How about redemption from sickness?
Remember one of our opening verses?
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law.
Let me show you part of that curse. It's in Deuteronomy 28:58-61.
Deuteronomy 28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in
this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
De 28:59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
De 28:60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid
of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
De 28:61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law,
them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
Someone say, "Thank God Jesus redeemed me from the curse of the law."
What else does the Bible say about healing in redemption?
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isa 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
This scripture makes it plainer.
Mattthew 8:17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
With redemption also came adoption.
Abraham was called the friend of God. We are called the children of God.
I am going to close, but we have only touched on a few of the things that redemption brought
to us. I encourage you to get into your Bible and find out what all Jesus bought for you.
Redeemed, redeemed, redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb. What a wonderful statement.
Have you received that redemption?
Jesus already paid for it. He wants you to have it.
But the choice is yours.
1Peter 1:18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
1pe 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.