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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ransom Paid

Ransom = The redemption of a prisoner, slave or someone who has been kidnapped.  The sum or price paid or demanded for their release.  To buy back what has been taken.

John 3:16  "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes on Him should not perish but have everlasting life."

Galatians 4:4,5 "But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son born of a woman, born under the law to redeem (ransom) those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons."

Colossians 1:21,22  "And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy,  blameless and above reproach in His sight."

Titus 2:14  "Who gave Himself for us that He might redeem (ransom) us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works."

Psalm 130: 7,8  "O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him abundant redemption.  And He shall redeem (ransom) Israel from all his iniquities."

Revelation 5:9,10  "And they sang a new song, saying, 'You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open it's seals; For You were slain, and have redeemed (ransomed) us to God by Your blood out of every Tribe and Tongue and people and nations, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth."

The ransom was paid at the cross when Jesus shed His blood to redeem us back from a fallen world.  It was God's love for us that He gave up His Son to ransom us from this wicked world. He was there with His Son but hidden from view. He couldn't step in and relieve the suffering of His Son because He was paying a ransom for our sins and to buy us back from Satan and redeem us to God.  What a price was paid for you and me.  If you think about it in it's totality you cannot help but love Him for the love that was demonstrated that day for you and me.  Ask God to help you understand this awesome event and let Him live in your heart.  Grandma Joan

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