KEY SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 1:7 KJV ” In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace”;
The truth of our redemption from the clutches of Satan takes us into the mysteries of the unsearchable riches of Christ. To redeem means to make full payment or to buy back that which is yours, yet through some means was lost or you willingly gave it out. Redemption is therefore a business term. When man sinned, not against the devil but against God. Man lost his place in God and also lost God’s place in him. Satan had absolute right and authority over man. Man’s punishment was death (Gen 3:3). Man’s redemption demanded the death of the object of the redemption.
There were a number of phases to our redemption
1 In the redemption, the Lord shed his blood, for the forgiveness of our sins,
2 Through the atonement by the blood, God was satisfied to have men back.
3 Satan lost the rule over man.
The redemption has rendered Satan powerless to touch us. The price for our redemption was the blood of the lamb. (1st Peter 1:18, 19) Our redemption is an eternal one. Heb 9:12 KJV Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Considering all the terms, price and duration of our redemption, it leaves no place for any power whatsoever to claim any part in us. By redemption we have become God’s very property. 1Corinth 6:20 KJV “For ye are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s”.
Once again, our redemption reveals God’s unsearchable mercies. In spite of our rebellion He (God) sacrificed His only Son Jesus to have us back. It is our duty to stand on what God has done to break free from every satanic bondage. 1st Corinth 6:20, reminds us that we have been bought with a price and so we must glorify God in our bodies and in our spirits. It is not God’s duty to do these things for us. God has done His part; we must insist to the devil and his devils that their time to reign over man is expired.
I was redeemed not with corruptible things as silver and gold, but by the precious blood of Christ. I have an eternal redemption and therefore no devil under any condition or time can mess up my life. My life is a stream of goodness and blessings all through.
Psalms 34:22 KJV” The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate”.
Isaiah 52:9 KJV “Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem”.