The redemption of sinners is a common theme in scripture but what does it mean? How important is it to our relationship with God?
Redeemed: to be returned to the rightful owner
To be liberated or set free; purchased by paying a ransom
To pay the price for us so that we could be set free
A redeemer had been promised; they were waiting upon Him
3084 lytróō (cognate with 3083/lytron, "a ransom-price") – properly, to release (set free) by paying the full ransom; "to release, on receipt of ransom" (Vine); (figuratively) to restore "something back, into the possession of its rightful owner – i.e. rescuing from the power and possession of an alien possessor"
Rescued from the power and possession of an alien possessor!!!
Before we are saved we were under the influence of someone besides God
We were under the influence and power of the prince of the air; the devil
(John 8:44; Romans 6:14)
Were formerly in darkness but are now children of light
He rescued us; He saved us from this present evil age
Why did He have to do this for us?
Who or what held us captive?
Because of the Law we were separated from God
Only Jesus could pay the price that the Law established
Because we have been redeemed we now belong to Him
We are no longer slaves but are children
We are an heir, along with the children of Abraham
This totally changed our relationship with God…and He did it for us!
He came to redeem us from every lawless deed
When we broke the Law of God we became guilty
We owed a debt of guilt that could not be paid
Jesus paid the price for us!
Now we belong to Him!
When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are purchased by His blood. We are transferred from death into life and from the enemies’ possession into the household of God. We are redeemed from the present evil age, the control of Satan, the curse of the Law, and our own sinfulness.
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