SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER, 2018
THEME: REDEMPTION BY CHRIST
TEXT: COLOSSIANS 1:12-14
MEMORY VERSE: COLOSSIANS 1:13 “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.”
Sometimes last year, some kidnappers were asking for huge sums of money to redeem or ransom their victim. Failure to pay the ransom will lead to the instant death of the victim. The word Redemption is a term that is commonly used by all manner of people and religions of the world today. Understanding of the word differs, depending on which religion you believe in. However, of all the religions in the world today, the tested, most confirmed and easiest without price or cost of all redemptions has been confirmed and identified to be that which Jesus Christ has done on the cross. Old Testament redemption in the bible was a continuous process which can’t deliver sinners from sin completely, every other religions redemption seems to be daily living in bondage. However, that which Christ has done was once and forever.
Jesus is our Sacrificial Lamb (Luke.1:68) and we are redeemed by His blood (Eph.1:7; Col.1:14; Rev 5:9). This blood also redeems those under law from the curses of law (Heb.9:15, Gal.3:13)
As you set out for your daily activities, ‘looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith’ (Heb. 12:2). His death has redeemed you from all your sins and power of destruction. He has paid it once and for all. Give your life to Him today or renew your hands of fellowship in Him. By His grace your redemption is forever sure. Prophetically say it, again and again, I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus. However, you must understand that this once-and-for-all redemption by the Blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross does not give you any liberty to continue to sin.
Apostle Paul says in Rom. 6:1 “what shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that the grace may abound? God forbid”. Be dead to sin.
HYMN: EMHB 183 – IN THE CROSS OF CHRIST I GLORY
PRAYER: Mighty and Everlasting Father, free me, a wretched sinner, from the bondage of Satan and its forces. Redeem me and make me a candidate of Your heavenly Kingdom where there is joy unspeakable and happiness forever in Jesus name. Amen.