Posted by: SandreS | April 5, 2010

I Am … Who and What God Says I Am! – The Divine Reckoning of the Renewed Mind, Part 16

I Am … Redeemed

Being justified freely by His grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ (Romans 3:24).

Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, “Accursed is everyone who hangs on a tree” (Galatians 3:13).

I am redeemed. This is who and what Father says I am.

W.E. Vine defines redemption as:

Denotes to buy out, especially of purchasing a slave with a view to his freedom. – Vine’s Expository Dictionary

Noah Webster defines it as:

Repurchase of captured goods or prisoners; the act of procuring the deliverance of persons or things from the possession and power of captors by the payment of an equivalent; ransom; release; as the redemption of prisoners taken in war …

Deliverance from bondage, distress, or from liability to any evil or forfeiture, either by money, labor or other means. – An American Dictionary of the English Language (1828)

I have been bought out from the hands of the captor.

For you are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s (I Corinthians 6:20).

You are bought with a price; be not the servants of men (I Corinthians 7:23).

The Author of My Redemption Is God.

But of Him are you in Christ Jesus, Who from God is made to us … redemption (I Corinthians 1:30).

When the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem them who were under the law … (Galatians 4:4-5).

The Means of My Redemption Is the Lord Jesus Christ.

In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the freedom from sins, according to the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7).

But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem them who were under the law… (Galatians 4:4-5).

Being justified freely by His grace, through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ (Romans 3:24).

The Price of My Redemption Is the Blood of Jesus Christ.

In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the freedom from sins, according to the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7).

In Whom we have redemption through His blood, even the freedom from sins (Colossians 1:14).

The Scope of My Redemption.

I have been redeemed from the “curse of the Law.”

For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curse: for it is written, “Accursed is everyone who continues not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.” But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, is evident: for, “The just shall live by faith.” And the law is not of faith: but, “The man who does them shall live by them.” Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, “Accursed is everyone who hangs on a tree (Galatians 3:10-13; c.f. Deuteronomy 6:25; 28:1-68).

I have been given “the freedom from sins.”

In Whom we have redemption through His blood, the freedom from sins, according to the riches of His grace (Ephesians 1:7).

In Whom we have redemption through His blood, even the freedom from sins (Colossians 1:14).

Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity … (Titus 2:14).

One day the final stage of my redemption will be complete, as I will receive the redemption of my body.

And not only they, but ourselves also, who have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, [that is,] the redemption of our body (Romans 8:23).

I am who and what Father says I am.

I am redeemed.

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook
© 2010

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