Friday, August 31, 2007



There are several aspects of REDEMPTION in the Bible.

At the time of the dedication of Jesus in the Temple, people were looking for redemption in Israel. They were looking for a Super Man to deliver them from the Roman yoke. But Anna spoke to them about a baby in the arms of his mother.

Jesus will, no doubt, bring about a redemption in Israel, but I'm afraid we are grossly misunderstanding what it will be.

Primarily, God is interested in us as individuals who were sold under sin, and helpless without someone to pay the price of our redemption from the sentence of death which resulted from Adamic disobedience.

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:

Romans 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins:

When a thing is redeemed, it is fully restored to its original position or state of being. Anything short of that is not really redemption.

Most of the scriptures are dealing with a redemption from the consequences of sin.

But there is also a redemption of the bodies of those who will qualify for it at the end of the dispensation.

Romans 8:23 And not only [they], but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [to wit], the redemption of our body.

What is meant by the term "Adoption" and the "redemption of our body?" It can NOT mean immortality, for mankind has NEVER been immortal.

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