The Joy of Redemption – Taffi Dollar

Redemption can be defined as being bought back from bondage; Jesus is the one who redeemed us. Understanding not just what redemption means, but also all its ramifications for us, allows us to operate at our highest potential and experience God’s best for us. Before Jesus came, the people lived in fear of punishment or death for breaking any aspect of the harsh, strict rules and regulations the Law of Moses dictated, but now we no longer have to live under the curses of the law. Christ went to the cross to free us from what has the power to harm us, but many believers still struggle joylessly, as if He had never won victory and freedom for them. Life is difficult and painful for them because they do not understand what being Christian means for them. To be redeemed is to be released from the blame and debt that sin causes, so that we can exchange a dreary existence for a glorious new life. Studying the Scriptures teaches us just how redemption frees us to walk in blessings and not under curses.

We are redeemed from everything hateful, evil, and contrary to God’s Word.

  1. Even taking into consideration the Word of God broadcast everywhere through the media, many Christians are still living in bondage. They still operate under the curse of the Law of Moses, and live in defeat.

    1. O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth… (Galatians 3:1).

  2. 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 (Galatians 3:13).

    1. The power of Christ removes burdens and destroys yokes. Jesus bought us back for a price; He, Himself, was our ransom from captivity.

    2. Through His blood, we are no longer under sin’s control.

    3. Redemption means to re-purchase, get or win back, free from what distresses us, or to change for the better. It also means to release from blame or debt, or to exchange for something of value.

    4. In the Old Testament, the people could only hear from God through the priests. Now, we can hear directly from Him through the Holy Spirit, who gives us guidance and direction.

  3. Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from the curse (doom) of the Law [and its condemnation] by [Himself] becoming a curse for us, for it is written [in the Scriptures], Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (is crucified) (Galatians 3:13, AMPC).

    1. We have been redeemed from the curses of the law so that we can walk in the blessings of Gode.

By Taffi Dollar

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