Good morning Saints,
Exhortation for today: 19/09/18
TOPIC: REDEEMED FROM CURSES PART 1
TEXT: GAL. 3:13-14
*Christ has REDEEMED US from the curse of the Law, being made a curse for us: …… That the BLESSING of ABRAHAM might come UPON THE GENTILES through Jesus Christ*.
From the above verse, it is absolutely clear that curse has been dealt with through Christ sacrifice.
The word “REDEEMED” in that verse is from the Greek Word “EXAGORAZO” which means *”to buy up”* OR *”to rescue from loss”*.
The Bible was saying in essence that Christ has “bought us for himself” after giving himself to die for us. He paid for us by his death. We are suppose to die for our sin(s) but he paid for our sin(s) so that he can own us.
To explain this truth further, 1 Cor. 6:20 put it this way:
*For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.*
Jesus bought us from destruction and gave us eternal life. He owns us. How can curse reign over Jesus property all things being equal.
It also means *He rescue us from loss*. We are bound for hell but Christ Redeemed us that is, rescue us from that eternal damnation.
Christ rescued us by paying a ransom just like kidnappers demands ransom to release their hostage. It is physical & spiritual transactions. Man Sold out to the devil when he ate the forbidden fruit, he was under devil’s authority until he is liberated.
To be liberated from that prison, man needs another Godman who is free from sin. Jesus came into the world sinless & offered himself as the ransom needed to release man from prison he found himself through sin. The one who paid for your life with his own life now has legal right over you. The day you accept that he is your Saviour, you have right to what he accomplished on the cross.
Now you see, until this truth is dawn on you and I mean in your spirit man, you may never walk in the reality of this wonderful truth. Many children of God live like slaves in the world and many are even living at the mercy of the devil. Many of us don’t even acts as sons but slave. We think God is a boss that we must weep and lament before we can get his attention. We have reduced our Heavenly Father to a military dictator that cannot be confronted with our challenges boldly. That’s the problem that incompetent expository of the word of God has caused in some churches.
You see, every child will approach his rich father with confidence for his needs. It’s the responsibility of the Father. God told us to come to his presence boldly not with inferiority. In Hebrews. 4:16, the Bible says: *Let us come boldly to the throne of Grace…*
You see, Christ has redeemed us from the curse that came by the law of any kind. Every sin of your forefathers came through disobedience to the law because without law there is no sin (Rom. 4:15).
And Jesus came, died, was buried and resurrected so that he can abolish every curse that comes from the law. Today, everyone that has known the Lord ought to be free from all curses THROUGH knowledge of this revelation.
You see, why do some churches pray every week about curses from forefathers? Because they don’t have right knowledge of what Jesus accomplished on the cross of Calvary.
Listen, Jesus was made to be a curse because of us. In the land of Israel in the Old Testament, whoever is hanged on the tree is cursed. Jesus was hanged on the tree which means he was cursed on that tree & so that curses will longer reign over your life when you surrender your life to Christ as Lord and Personal saviour. *This is one of the greatest truth devil will do everything to keep from a Christian*. That’s where your victory is. Keep meditating on Gal. 3:13-14
Thanks for reading
By Isaac O. Agbenlaagbenlaoluwaseun@gmail.com