What is redemption?
Redemption is the state of being freed from the power of evil.
Redemption means a New Creation in the spirit of man. It is the giving of a New Nature; a New Life to man. Man has lost God’s Nature, Fellowship and the Authority given to him and became spiritually dead which made God drove him out of the Garden of Eden so that man would not have access to the tree of life while he was spiritually dead. Now, he can no longer respond to the call of God. Their fellowship has been broken Gen 3:8-11.
Spiritual death must be absolutely destroyed in man’s life. The Nature of satan Gal 5:19-21 must be completely eradicated from man’s Nature, so that he can stand as free from satan authority as though he had never died spiritually.
Man’s need is life; God’s Nature: Gal 5:22-23 but God cannot impact His Nature to man again until He first makes it legally possible for man to be freed from the Nature of satan.
Man is utterly helpless to redeem / Free himself by his own efforts. He had obeyed satan, bringing himself under satanic subjection and was helpless because nothing could ever redeem humanity for every man was under satanic dominion. Rom 13:10-12.
A greater than satan must undertake on man’s behalf. God Himself must redeem man. The penalty of sin must be paid through one who will act as man’s substitute. Man’s sin and spiritual death must be laid upon this substitute who will pay the penalty and impact Righteousness into man thereby making him to be discharged and acquitted from his Guilt. Isa 53:3-12, Rom 6:18,22.
NOTE: We must remember that Redemption is not Forgiveness. Forgiveness alone would not bring back the Fellowship between God and man. It could not give back the Fellowship / Life that has been lost. It would mean man continually making sacrifice daily to be in Fellowship with God. Which was the condition of Israel Heb 10:3,11.
Man’s need was Redemption not forgiveness.
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