Thursday, April 21, 2016

Redeemed





You might be a Christian, if you ... are one of the Redeemed.

What does the word redeemed even mean?  According to Strong's Dictionaries of Greek and Hebrew, the word translated redeemed, exagorazō, means to buy up, that is, ransom; figuratively to rescue from loss (improve opportunity). 

Our sins held us ransom and Jesus paid the cost.

The wages of sin is death, the bible tells us, and for those who trust in Christ, He paid the price. He paid our sin-debt by giving His life on the cross so that we wouldn't have to die as payment for our sins. 

Instead, for those who wish to accept His sacrifice, He gives us a gift - eternal life - and a future in heaven.

Redemption is a beautiful concept to a Christian. In fact, we like to sing about it.One of the great hymns of the church, written by Fanny Crosby, is this wonderful song:

Redeemed—how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child, and forever, I am. 

(Chorus) Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child, and forever, I am.

Redeemed and so happy in Jesus,
No language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of His presence
With me doth continually dwell.

I think of my blessed Redeemer,
I think of Him all the day long;
I sing, for I cannot be silent;
His love is the theme of my song.

I know I shall see in His beauty
The King in whose way I delight;
Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps,
And giveth me songs in the night.


So, the question is, have you been redeemed? Redemption is free to all.


You just have to ask.





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5 comments:

betty said...

I am redeemed and I have been ransomed :)

betty

Betsy Hart said...

What a beautiful song. I just love that word, redeemed!

happywonderer.com said...

Love this song and There is a Redeemer, too.

Lux G. said...

I am not perfect, but I am redeemed. :)

Leah Adams said...

"To rescue from loss".....Wow, does that ever have about a zillion layers of meaning!! I'm so thankful that I have been rescued from eternal loss by Jesus! This is a very powerful post, Jerralea!