Among the many names given to our LORD, JESUS CHRIST, "the one that's especially dear to me, is the name REDEEMER."
That word literally means “to buy back.”
It suggests that something has been "lost or forfeited in order to pay a debt." When the price of its REDEMPTION has been met, the lost article can be reclaimed."
The BIBLE tells us that man was created in GOD’S image, and was given dominion over all the earth. But unfortunately, the first man Adam sold out to Satan for some forbidden fruit." Since that time until now, all of mankind has been under GOD'S curse, and born slaves to sin.
Thus, we have all been under GOD'S judgment,"
because we have all been feeding on the "forbidden fruit, being sin."
And how do we know that the fruit we've been feeding on is forbidden?"
Well, because GOD has given each of us a conscience. And within our heart, through our conscience, "HE has written HIS commandments."
Thus we know it's "forbidden to lie," steal," murder," and blaspheme GOD'S HOLY NAME."
Hebrews 8:10 assures us who have been grafted into Israel, by saying: 'For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says The LORD: I will put MY laws in their mind and write them in their hearts, and I will be their GOD, and they shall be MY people.
["This is how we know that breaking GOD'S commandments is wrong." Thus, we each ought to know that we each need the SAVIOR that was provided for us."
So Acts 17:30-31 speaks to the entire world by saying: 'Truly, these times of ignorance GOD overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because HE has appointed a day on which HE will judge the world in RIGHTEOUSNESS by The Man Whom HE has ordained. "HE has given assurance of this to all by raising HIM from the dead."
[And because we were all once dead in our trespasses and sins. "We also know that in like manner; GOD has raised us up from the dead, to live in obedience to CHRIST - The WORD of The LIVING GOD.
To CHRIST, Who of the BODY, "is The HEAD."
Yes, we who have been reconciled, and placed in CHRIST; are today, The BODY of CHRIST."
And because we are, "GOD teaches us to feed on the right Tree." The Tree of LIFE, JESUS CHRIST; "The WORD of The LIVING GOD."
For this reason, we hear this instruction through John 6:53, where our LORD,,says:]
"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of The Son of Man and drink HIS BLOOD, you have no LIFE in you.
["Yes, "The WORD Of The LIVING GOD,
JESUS CHRIST, is our LIFE."]
And because HE is; we follow HIM Who says, in John 14:6] : 'I AM The WAY, The TRUTH, and The LIFE; no one comes to The FATHER except by ME.
[And because we daily feed on CHRIST, and obey HIM; we know we have LIFE Everlasting."
For if it wasn't for The WORD Of The LIVING GOD, JESUS CHRIST; "What LIFE would we possibly have? Absolutely none!"
But because we do, we heed this instruction from Proverbs 4:20-22 that reads: 'MY son, give attention to MY WORDS; incline your ears to MY sayings.
Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are LIFE to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
[And because we LOVE The GOD Who gives us LIFE, more than LIFE itself." We daily seek HIM, Who affirms that HE so LOVED the world, and is not willing that any should perish. But that all should come to repentance. To find our LIFE, hidden in CHRIST."
HE assures us of this, through John 3:16.
[Not willing that any should perish, "GOD wants everyone to embrace HIS WORD through FAITH."
For GOD desires LIFE for everyone, by simply Believing in CHRIST - The WORD of The LIVING GOD.
For our FAITH in CHRIST will move us to obey the source that created everything, and gave to each of us, LIFE."]
Consider how 1st Corrinthians 6:19-20 reveals Whose we are, by saying: Or do you not know that your body is the Temple of The HOLY SPIRIT Who is in you, Whom you have from GOD, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore Glorify GOD in your body and in your spirit, which are GOD'S.
[Because we Believe in CHRIST - The WORD of The LIVING GOD, "we were bought at a price; and are now partakers of the inheritance of the son's of GOD."
So Brethren, today we stand REDEEMED and free of all condemnation!"
Romans 8:1 assures us of this by saying: There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in CHRIST JESUS, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to The SPIRIT.
[The precious BLOOD of CHRIST, Beloved Brethren, "is what set us free of all condemnation, and made us become The RIGHTEOUSNESS Of GOD."
It's a truly amazing Thing!" It's enough to make you wanna dance and sing!"
Because we believe in the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST, our LORD, we are no longer slaves to sin. But undeservingly, in CHRIST, our LORD, we've been placed in."
So to us, JESUS CHRIST is like a Man who visits a slave market to purchase a slave for HIMSELF," only to set him free and make him partaker of HIS eternal Glory!"
So praise GOD, Beloved, that that slave, was you and me!"
In CHRIST, GOD has made us free, and over the powers of darkness, has given us Victory!"
For we are more than conquerors through CHRIST, our LORD, GOD, and REDEEMER!"