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REDEMPTION - WHAT IS IT?
In short, it is simply what Christ legally did for us to bring us back to God. Redeem means “to purchase, or buy back”. You don’t have to buy what you already own. When Adam sinned he became the slave of his new master Satan. Satan owned humanity. We had NO RIGHTS or PRIVILEGES. Satan is the only entity that could direct the quality of our slavery. God loved us so much that He set a plan in order to redeem humanity. His plan was from the foundation of the world.
Ephesians 1:7 NKJV In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.
Titus 2:14 NKJV …who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed (SIN) and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
REDEEMED FROM SIN
We are redeemed from all of our sin—both the original sin nature of Adam, and our individual sins. We are forgiven for our past sins, our present sins and our future sins. We are forgiven for our little sins and all our big ones. We are forgiven for our one-time sins and our habitual sins. We are forgiven for all of our sins!
Since we are forgiven for our sins, and sin brought wages and consequences, legally God's will is established that we be free from sin AND its consequences. So what are sin’s consequences? The consequences are that wherever there’s unrepentant/unatoned sin in Scripture, there’s also spiritual, physical, psychological/emotional, relational need. However, wherever there’s obedience or atoned sin, there’s also freedom, wholeness, strength and prosperity in these areas. This being true, the forgiven Christian, having the whole of his or her sin abolished, is positioned for supernatural peace and wholeness. The will of God for you and I to be free is an accomplished fact; because it is a fact it is no longer to be viewed as a "promise." We’ve been made free from sin; we’ve also been made free from spiritual, physical, psychological/emotional, and relational need!
Lord God, I set my heart on Your revelation of Redemption. Today I receive that Redemption. I receive the forgiveness of sin. I receive your freedom from sin’s consequences; I am free from spiritual, physical, psychological/emotional, and relational need. I am legally free because of Christ!
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SUGGESTED READING: EPHESIANS 2 (NIV)
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in the body by human hands)— 12 remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.
Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. Christ has redeemed me from poverty. Christ has redeemed me from sickness. Christ has redeemed me from spiritual death (Galatians 3:13; Deuteronomy 28). For poverty He has given me wealth, for sickness He has given me health, for death He has given me eternal life (II Corinthians 8:9; Isaiah 53:5-6; John 10:10; John 5:24).
Workshop Saturation is when we take spiritual topics and listen to them until they change the way we think, believe and live. Many of us have approached God, His Word and teachings like other academic pursuits, to gain data-knowledge. Saturation is when we are focused on BECOMING the truth we are learning. It’s when the Word becomes a part of your very personality, extracting the spiritual substance within the text.
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