Emanna for 06/02/2019

The Meaning of Redemption

Bible Verses

Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. 1 Pet 1:18-19 ...you were redeemed...with precious blood, as of a Lamb without blemish and without spot, the blood of Christ.

Words of Ministry

The word redeem means to purchase back something which originally was yours but which had become lost. This hymnal belongs to me. If the hymnal becomes lost and I pay the price of buying it back, I would be redeeming the hymnal. Thus, redemption means to repossess at a cost. We originally belonged to God. We were His possession. However, we were lost. Nevertheless, God did not give us up. He paid the price to have us back, repossessing us at a great cost. This is redemption. Even after we had become lost, He desired to regain us. However, this was not easy for God to do because our being lost involved us in sins and in many other things that were against His righteousness, holiness, and glory. We were under a threefold demand, the demand of righteousness, holiness, and glory. Many requirements were laid upon us, and it was impossible for us to fulfill them. The price was too great. God paid the price for us, repossessing us at a tremendous cost. Christ died on the cross to accomplish eternal redemption for us. His blood has obtained eternal redemption for us.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 55-56. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 3/18/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.