“And 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; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.” Revelation 5:9-10
The lack of understanding of the glory that is in the redemptive work of Christ is the reason many believers are under the oppression of the devil today. Psalm 82.5 “They know not, neither will they understand : they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.”
What is redemption?
Redemption is a spiritual, comprehensive insurance for a life of dignity. It is not limited to the soul and spirit; it covers all areas of human endeavours. It is all-encompassing! “For whosoever the son of man has set free, he shall be free all round.”(John 8:36)
The Psalmist was speaking in Psalm 103:1-3 A Psalm of David. “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases.“
This is a prophetic insight into our redemptive package in Christ. You are not born again to suffer again; you are born again to reign in and with Christ. Christianity is no mere religion; Christianity is life. The best of life is in Christ Jesus! Jesus said in John 10:10b “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.“
If you are born again, you are born again to reign again! You are not born again to suffer again, no! Anyone who is not born again cannot partake of the glory of redemption. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.“ Romans 3:23 Redemption represents a change of status that places you far above all principalities, power and dominion. This is our only way out of destruction. Many who are born again do not know the worth of the glory of the redemption ticket they carry. But this month God is going to open the eyes of your understanding that you may see the benefits loaded in you redemption.
You are not redeemed to just escape to heaven as it were, there is more to it. We have been called unto glory and virtue, yet many are suffering and dying under shame and reproach, but there is a way out! Hallelujah!
When you know your redemptive rights and the glory provided for you and you develop your mind to carry a victorious mentality, you can never lose. Your understanding of God’s glory in redemption is very important and until you know who you are by virtue of your new birth, you may still remain in the very bondage of Satan from which Jesus has already set you free. But when you know these things, the things that accompany salvation, it becomes easy for you to appropriate your liberty. “But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.“ Hebrews 6:9
Jesus came on an everlasting mission to restore man to the life of God, which Adam lost to Satan. Before Jesus came, man was in a perishing state, stripped of all honour, dignity and power. Man had lost control of every aspect of life and had come under the control of the evil one. Without Christ anyone who is not born again is still in the state of perishing under Satan’s reign of terror. Only through the work of redemption in Christ can anyone enter the covenant of glory and be rescued.
There is a glory awaiting you and me more than what we can see now but it is time to understand that, we are re-established in our position of dominion, where we can have control over all things through Christ.
We are called to reflect His glory in every area of our lives. A consciousness of your divine nature will change your attitude towards life and things.
You are blessed
Pastor Thomson Imonopi