CHRIST OUR PASSOVER LAMB [III]
Living Bread Nugget 1129 [Exodus 12:1-14; 1 Corinthians 5:7-8]
The Lamb of God Sacrificed
Jesus purchased our redemption. Everyone is invited to become a part of this covenant between God and man through the blood of the perfect and sinless Christ. God is rich in grace to forgive no matter the gravity of our sins. So do not think your offence is too big for God to forgive you. The blood of Jesus was shed on the cross of Calvary for that reason.
Eph 1: 7
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
1 Peter 1 v 18 -21
18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
So the fundamental benefit of our redemption in Christ is freedom from sin and death. The great moral weight of trying to please God your own way will be removed because you are not trying to reach God by your own way. He made provision for your redemption already.
1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Another benefit is redemption from the slave market of Satan [the World]. Egypt was an iron house. Ex 1: 11-14 reads:
11Therefore they did set over them taskmasters to afflict them with their burdens. And they built for Pharaoh treasure cities, Pithom and Raamses. 12But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew. And they were grieved because of the children of Israel.
13And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour: 14And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigour.
For a slave to be free, he had to be bought with a price or redeemed from his master by his kinsman. The procedure was set out in Leviticus 25:38-55 both for the poor who had become a slave due to his poverty and the stranger who dwelt with the children of Israel. No matter how they became slaves or their inability to redeem themselves they were to become free in the year of jubilee. Their freedom was guaranteed in that year. Jesus is our jubilee and freedom from the slave market of Satan. He delivered us from the iron furnace of wickedness.
Eph 2: 1-2
1And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
The blood of Christ sets us free from sins bondage. When a man is without Christ he lives under the monarchy of sin. When he becomes a Christian he lives in a new realm, a brand new sphere.
The third benefit and no less important is that Jesus redeemed us to God as special people into the family of God and into His kingdom. Indeed he made us joint heirs with him in God’s kingdom. It means what Jesus owns you own. It means what cannot harm Jesus cannot harm you. It means your pains, sorrow and darkness cannot last forever because of his mighty hand of deliverance on your behalf. He made you an overcomer to reign in this life.
Eph 2: 12
12That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
9And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; 10And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
The fourth benefit we will talk about is redemption from the wrath of God to come. The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross must be taken seriously if you want to escape the wages of sin which is eternal separation from God, that is the second death. As said in Romans 6:23 “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”.
Only Jesus can redeem our souls from the wrath to come. As said by Paul to the Macedonians who had turned from their idols to serve God in
1 Thessalonians 1: 8 – 10
8For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. 9For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; 10And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
There are so many other benefits tied to the benefits already mentioned; he gives you joy and peace, he gives us divine health and heals all our sicknesses and diseases; he is the resurrection and the life, death had no dominion over him; He defeated principalities and powers on our behalf; he is right now preparing mansions for us in his kingdom; he is interceding to God on our behalf daily.
Prayer of Faith
1. Lord I thank you for my redemption. Anything that wants to make a mockery of my redemption in Christ, receive the stones of fire and be roasted in Jesus Name.
2. Satan, I address you. I am not for sale; I have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus. You have no power over me or my family. I rule over you in every department of my life. All your operations I render them powerless in Jesus Name. Amen.