In the first episode of “The Chosen”, we see Jesus meeting Mary Magdalene while she was oppressed by 7 demons. It was a very touching scene when Christ cast out the demons in her. And the words uttered to her based on Isaiah 43 was brilliant. It really showcased the love of our Saviour for her and also for us.
Redemption is a very important theme in the bible. But it can be hidden and unseen by many even in the church. There is an important reason why you and I need to be redeemed by Christ. Romans 7:14 tells us “For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin.” This means that the owner of Man is sin and the Devil.
Before one comes to a saving knowledge of Christ, he belongs to Satan. This is especially painful and difficult to hear. But it is the absolute bible truth. The sin nature in a person is so deep and entrenched that only the blood of Jesus could redeem him. This is why being redeemed by Christ is exceedingly precious. Can you imagine what would have happened if Jesus was not sent into this world?
We would truly be without eternal hope or glory. We would continue to languish in our sin. We would not experience the power of the gospel, or the fruits of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Let us have a look at Galatians 3:13. “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree”. What an amazing revelation of truth! The more we meditate on this, the more we can see the love of Christ for us.
If the Lord has redeemed us, we belong to Him. We are His possession! We are His children! We are His followers! We are salt and light! We are ambassadors of Jesus! Do you see how wonderful this doctrine of redemption is now? The transformative work of the Spirit works in those who are truly redeemed. Joy and love flow in the heart of one who is redeemed.
If you want overflowing joy and love, be in meditation of Christ’s work of the cross. It is truly life changing! It is by and through His finished works that you can see the power of His redemption in your life. May we always treasure and rejoice in how Jesus redeemed us. We are His!