1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in (G1722) Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
This study covers redemption.
by Mitch Kuhn
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What is redemption and how are we redeemed?
Rom 8:20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Rom 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Rom 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
Rom 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, Even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Redemption is described by the Apostle Paul as the old man within us dying and the new man coming to life.
Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
2Co 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Eph 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation The old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Col 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
Eph 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
Col 3:10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
It is said that we are redeemed by Christ’s blood.
Eph 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
The Old Covenant made it clear that shedding of blood in necessary for the remissions of sins.
Heb 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
It is often taught that this shedding of blood and sacrifice was fully accomplished when Christ died on the cross. When we are under strong delusion, many verses seem to support this false doctrine.
Here is one example.
Heb 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation Of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared To put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
We have to understand the mystery that is hidden in the scriptures if we are going to comprehend this topic.
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the Glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
So how are we redeemed and made this new man? How is this blood shed?
Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, But Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Heb 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through The eternal (age abiding) Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Our conscience is purged from dead words to serve God through sanctification and justification (being made righteous).
Rom 3:24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:
How are we justified by his grace? Remember that justify means to make righteous.
Tit 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to All men,
Tit 2:12 Teaching (G3811) us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Heb 12:9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave Them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
Heb 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened (G3811) us after their own pleasure; But he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
Heb 12:11 Now no chastening (G3811) for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Christ, the Comforter, brings us the Spirit of the Father to chasten us and teach us righteousness.
Joh 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you;but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
Joh 16:8 And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
This is what Christ was sent Christ to do in us.
Joh 5:22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:
As we have already seen earlier, this is done by God sending his Spirit through Christ to cause each of us to be holy and righteous over time.
Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do ofHis good pleasure.
The mystery is “Christ in you”. The deception is to think that all of this is done on the cross outside of us. Being made righteous, sanctification and redemption are all essentially the same thing accomplished the same way.
Christ is bringing the spirit of God to be in us.
Heb 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal (age abiding) inheritance.
Receiving this inheritance is symbolized in the Old Testament by receiving the promise land. God did not just give the land to Israel in one day, he caused them to fight for it. This is a type and shadow of how we obtain the promise through Christ working in us, causing us to die daily.
Act 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
2Co 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
1Co 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
There is something lacking in Christ’s afflictions on the cross. He is the head and the rest of the body has to die along with him. This is why Paul said the following:
Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:
Col 1:25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;
This is not accomplished in a ten second sinners prayer… this is a lifetime of suffering with Christ.
Php 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
2Ti 2:12 If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:
Mat 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
I hope you now have a better understanding of Christ in you.