Rescued, Redeemed, Restored and Forgiven

Colossians 1:13-14

In the book of Colossians Chapter 1 verses 13-14, the word states "For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

As a believer, we are qualified to share in the inheritance of the men and women of faith who have gone before us. Such as Paul, Moses, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and many other faithful leaders in the Bible. We are qualified because of Christ Jesus, who has secured our redemption. Our redemption was occurred when Jesus traded His blood for our lives. He purchased our deliverance from bondage, from the kingdom of Satan and restored us in to righteousness and made us joint heirs in the kingdom of God! This month you will see and read how the love from God went his only begotten son, Jesus to save us and how we have been RESCUED, REDEEMED, RESTORED, AND FORGIVEN!

We Were Delivered From Sin; We Are Introduced Into Freedom

“By the giving up of His sinless life sacrificially, Christ annuls the power of sin to separate God and the believer.” When Adam and Eve transgressed in the garden, unfortunately we were placed back in bondage and humanity was held hostage by the kingdom of darkness. It was a hopeless situation because the only way to undo what had been done was for mankind to redeem or ransom what was lost (Leviticus 26:25-26). Thankfully, Jesus came to get it all back! What Adam did in the garden, Jesus undid on the Cross! Adam sold you into sin, Jesus rescued you and brought you life. Romans 6:4 states that "We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life."

RESCUED

When You accept Jesus Christ into your lives and believe that he died on the Christ for your sins and rose on the third day, he immediately rescues you from sin's domain and you are made free by the blood of the lamb. You are no longer burdened by sin and this kingdom has no claim on you because you are now brought into God’s Kingdom which means we legally and rightfully belong here. As The Lords Prayer says "Thy Kingdom Come, In Earth as it Is in Heaven" means we cannot experience the eternal death due to sin and we exist in an entirely different realm now that we have accepted Christ into our lives! We are qualified to be in this place, this kingdom, because Christ has rescued us by paying the ransom demanded of the previous kingdom.

REDEEMED. Our redemption includes the forgiveness of sins, which pardons us from its penalty. Ephesians 1:7 says that In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. We have freedom, deliverance and remission and are pardoned. Because of this, it also has the ability to deliver us from the guilt associated with sin. The cleansing agent in Jesus’ blood removes every trace and effect that sin could have on us. This means we are not only forgiven but all traces of the guilt and condemnation we feel because of sin have also been removed, furthermore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit" (Romans 8:1).


Restored To God’s Original Intent

Lastly, we are restored to the position of God’s original intent in creation. It shall be a jubilee for you; each one of you is to return to his family property and each to his own clan” (Leviticus 25:10). The Year of Jubilee was when everything (land & people) was restored back to original possession. Land was returned to each tribe and each family clan and bond-servants were released from their indentured status. It was the means to restore the gift of the Promised Land back to the original owners. Colossians 1:13 states, “For we must never forget that he rescued us from the power of darkness, and re-established us in the kingdom of his beloved Son, that is, in the kingdom of light” (Wow! This is God’s original intent and purpose for us, it was His design for us from the very beginning, to be a part of His family and in His Kingdom. Through Christ’s redemption we are once again united with God’s master plan. The cross was like the Year of Jubilee for the believer!


God's Invitation For You

This redemption is an amazing revelation of God’s grace toward you in the person of Jesus Christ. I pray that if you have never understood and accepted this, you will in this moment understand His great and intense love for you as demonstrated in the person of Jesus Christ. I pray this truth penetrates your heart and produces faith needed to come to Him and find acceptance, forgiveness, wholeness and restoration.


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