“In whom we have our redemption, the forgiveness of our sins;”
In the Lord Jesus Christ we receive all the blessings of God, because we are redeemed people. In our natural state we are dead in sin and slaves to its in-dwelling and influence in our lives and souls. It keeps us dead to God and living under the condemnation of the death of our soul, the second death. It is like being a slave locked up indefinitely, with no freedom and no rights. We cannot free our own soul because it is dead to God and without the working of the Holy Spirit in our minds and hearts, we have no desire for God.
“For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.” But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for “the just shall live by faith.”
Christ came to redeem us from this curse, which is the curse of the holy law of God who cannot look on unrighteousness and we are therefore outcasts and rejected from the coming kingdom. We live our days under the fear of death and the condemnation of eternal punishment. Jesus came into this world as our Saviour and paid the dreadful price of our unrighteousness, so that we could be set free from this spiritual slavery.
He can really set us free! He is our loving Saviour and will be the Lord of our lives to guide us and keep us for eternity. The cost to set us free was huge- the death of our Saviour, but He rose again for our sake. He can forgive the sin which holds us in the slavery and set us free from it totally. We can have the victory through Christ who died and rose again, and forever lives for us. It is a real freedom and we can now chose not to sin rather than be its slave.
“Stand firm therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and don’t be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.”
Just like a slave can be redeemed from the slave market, so we can be “bought” out of the state of sin that we are in and made righteous people. We are bought with that shed blood of Christ, which saves and can keep us and set of free.