Redemption Part 6 with Pastors Lawson and Aaron Perdue. In this episode of Grace For Today you’ll learn what it means to be redeemed and what we were redeemed from.
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Redemption Part 6 Transcription
Praise the Lord, friends, I’m so glad that you are with us today. We’re gonna be talking about redemption, and we’re gonna specifically talk today about what redemption includes. To be redeemed means to be purchased. It means to be bought back. It means to be freed. But what have we been purchased out of? What have we been bought back from? What have we been freed from? We’re gonna talk about that today. Don’t miss this broadcast. Blessings. Friends, it’s great to have you with us today. We are continuing on the subject of redemption. What a marvelous subject. You know, we talked last week about how redemption really is the message of the Bible. What does it mean to be redeemed? It means to be purchased. It means to be bought, to be liberated. The ransom price has been paid and thank God for that. And you know, really the Bible begins with man in paradise with God. And the Bible ends with man in paradise with God. Revelation 2:7 says, “To him who overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” Revelation 22 says that “We’re going back to the throne of God, the river of God, the tree of life.” And it says this, Revelation 22:3, “There shall be no more curse.” That’s complete redemption, that’s full circle. And Jesus came to buy us back, to redeem us from everything that Adam lost. And so, redemption is the message of the Bible. Redemption is the result of the gospel. It’s the result of what Jesus did in his death, burial, and resurrection. And so we’re gonna go back and look at this scripture again in 1 Corinthians 1. Aaron if you want to go there, we’ll read verse 29 through verse 31, 1 Corinthians 1:29-31. It actually says this, it says that “No flesh shall glory in his presence.” He says, “But of him, of God, are you in Christ Jesus who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption, that according as it is written, he who glories let him glory in the Lord.” Aaron, what does that scripture mean to you?
I just love that it says that “No flesh shall”, you know, “glory in his presence.” You know, before that, Paul writes that God chooses a lot of people that the world wouldn’t choose. You know, he says, “He chooses the weak. He chooses the things that aren’t maybe noble, maybe not wise according to the world, to use for his glory.” And you know, if you just look through scripture, there’s a lot of great stories of redemption all throughout the Old Testament, all throughout the New Testament, God chooses people that might not choose themselves, or that the world wouldn’t choose, you know, he just, and that’s ’cause God wants to have the glory.
It’s about him, it’s about Jesus.
“No flesh will glory in his presence, but he that glories let him glory in the Lord.” And really because of redemption, because of what Jesus did in his death and resurrection, we can rejoice in the Lord, we can rejoice in Jesus. Now, it says in verse 30, that, “Of God, are you in Christ Jesus.” And I like to say, you know this, I am of God, in Christ. And then it says, “Who of God, is made unto us, wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” And when you look at those four things that Christ is made to us, wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, those things are immediate in our spirit. We have the mind of Christ, 1 Corinthians 2:16, says. So, Christ is made unto us wisdom. He is the head of all wisdom. It says in Colossians 2:3. And so we have wisdom in us, in that we have Christ in us, but we’ve gotta learn to draw in the Spirit of Christ that’s in us, to walk out the wisdom of God. And really, every one of these things are immediate. The moment you’re born again, you have these things in your spirit. But we aren’t 100% spirit. We have a soul and we have a body. So we have to walk these things out. He says, “He is made unto us righteousness.” The moment that we’re born again, the moment that we believe on Jesus, we are the righteousness of God in Christ. We are given Christ righteousness as a gift. And yet, 1 John says, “He that does righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.” So we talked about this last week, but righteous living really is a result of the righteous life. So when you believe on Jesus, you are given the righteous life of God as a gift. And then when you understand that, you begin to walk that out. However, the righteous life is not a result of righteous living. We don’t get it by our performance, we get it by our faith in Jesus. Everything in the Bible says that. But when you are made righteous and you begin to renew your mind to that fact, you begin to live like that. And he says, “Christ is made unto us sanctification.” What does it mean to be sanctified?
It means to be set apart, to be made holy. You know, like in the Old Testament, when they would sanctify someone or something, it’d be set apart, it’d be marked as holy unto God, and we are sanctified in Christ Jesus. You know, I’ve heard people say, “Well, you’re made righteous but you’re not sanctified, like you have to sanctify yourself.”
They don’t understand what the scripture says. If we study Hebrews 10, and we’re gonna be studying Hebrews 9, today, but Hebrews 10, talks about how we were sanctified by the blood of Jesus. And Hebrews 9, talks about that. Hebrews 10:14, he says, “By one offering the offering of Jesus, he has perfected, he has completed those forever who are sanctified.” Verse 10, before that says, “By the new covenant, we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ, once for all.” It was one sacrifice for all sin, of all time. And Jesus blood paid the price for man’s sanctification. Every person from Adam to Armageddon, from the first man, Adam, the first created man to the last person on the planet. Jesus blood paid the price. And really, when you study the Bible, everything in the Old Testament is looking forward to the cross, and everything in the New Testament is looking back on the cross, and what Jesus did at the cross is central to the scriptures. And like you said, we are sanctified. Praise God, our spirit is sanctified, it’s made holy. Some people say, “Well, you’ve been sanctified but you haven’t been made holy.” And they’ll talk about how sanctification is immediate. Well, sanctification is both immediate and continuum, and holiness then becomes. But Colossians 1, I believe it’s verse 22, says that “He made us holy.” So again, that’s a gift. And I like what you said, “Sanctification and holiness are really speaking about the same thing.” So it means to be set apart unto God. Something was sanctified in Old Testament, or hallowed, made holy, it was set apart for the use of God. So our spirit has been sanctified. The moment that we believe, and yet we are living out the sanctified life. And the Bible actually talks about sanctification in a couple of areas. It says, “We’re sanctified by the blood of Jesus and by the spirit of God.” Right? It also says in John 17:17, “Sanctify them through thy truth, for thy word is truth.” So we need to renew our mind in the word of God. So, we begin to live out this sanctified, you know, holy, separated life. This, you know, we’ve been purchased by the blood. And Paul says this in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, he said, “For you’re bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are of God.” So not only is our spirit the property of God, most people understand that, that have any, you know, spiritual thinking whatsoever. Most born again people. But our body has, you know, is the property of God. We’re not our own. We don’t owe our flesh anything. So we’re sanctified by the word of God, by the Spirit of God, by the blood of Jesus. Also in 1 Thessalonians 4. “So our spirit was sanctified the moment we believed.” Our mind is being sanctified as we renew it in the word. But 1 Thessalonians 4, says, “This is the will of God, even your sanctification, that every one of you know how to possess his vessel, or his body in sanctification and honor.” So all of these things are immediate when we get born again in our spirit. But as we renew our mind, they begin to flow into our body, and it becomes a testimony to the world. So Christ of God has made in us wisdom. We have the mind of Christ righteousness, we have right standing with God. We’re set apart to God, sanctification and redemption. Christ has been made unto us. And so we said, “Redemption is the result of the gospel.” It’s the result of what God did for us. And we said, “Righteousness is the condition of the gospel.”
I love that you said that righteousness is a gift. It can only be received as a gift, it can’t be earned. And I was just thinking about, why it can only be received as a gift is because it’s so valuable. There’s nothing you could do to pay for it. You know, I just saw a little clip of Dave Ramsey, the money guy. Giving people money advice people can call into his show. And someone called in and, you know, said what their car payment was and they said “Their car payment was $4,000 a month.
And he said that’s, he was about ready to fall off his chair. But he just asked the guy, you know, “How much money do you make?” And he said, “Well, I make $350,000 a month.”
Oh, Jesus, he should just pay cash for his car.
So this guy makes $350,000 a month, and he owns a Rolls-Royce and been making payments on it. And yeah, Dave Ramsey just asked him, “Well, what do you do?” And he said, “Well, I started a, you know, a digital marketing company.” And he asked, “Well, how old are you?” And he said, “Well, I’m 24.” And he said, “Well, congratulations. Like, just pay cash for that car.”
Yeah, 350,000 a month.
Yeah, but like righteousness, the kind of righteousness that God gives, no one can make the payments on it, no one can afford it. That’s why it has to be given as a gift, you know?
If you try to earn it, you know, if I try to go and earn a Rolls-Royce, and I’ll buy a $4 million car, like, it’d bankrupt me. It’d be really dumb.
Yeah. So it doesn’t really, and in the realm of righteousness, it doesn’t matter if you make, you know, $300 a month or $300,000 a month, you know, you can’t earn it. It’s impossible to earn.
You know, we had Peter Daniels here at the church a couple of times, from Australia, and multi-billionaire, has his own currency, but Peter Daniels, you know, came up, you know, and got a revelation of finances and different things. And he had a Rolls-Royce and he put a sign, this is before they had all these digital things, on the back of his car. “I am the son of a King.” Praise God, talking about King Jesus. But he was going to this traditional church, and they made him park his car in the back. And so, he ended up going to a church like ours, and they made a special parking place for him right in front of the church. They wanted it to be an example to all the people in the church of how God blessed you. So, you know, talking about cars, I had a good friend and he was out in Chicago trying to start a church, and I loved this man, but he sent me a message. He was going on the radio, and he was preaching against all these people driving Mercedes and Lexus’s. I thought, my goodness, you’re gonna do anything in Chicago, it’s gonna cost eight or $10,000,000, you don’t need to be preaching against people for driving a decent car. It was just pathetic you know, how people think. And you know, we have a lot of unsanctified thinking.
[Aaron] That’s really true.
That’s really not scriptural. And it’s really ungodly thinking. It’s not like God, I mean, God’s people in the Bible were wealthy, they were blessed. But you’ve gotta renew your mind of what the word of God says. And so, yeah, it’s the condition of the gospel. Amen. Righteousness. We said, “Righteousness is the condition of the Gospel.” Amen, the gospel made me right-
with God. And I’m right because of what Jesus has did. When you understand that, you can quit whining about all your past sins and faults, and failures and start rejoicing in what Jesus has done. So Christ of God has made unto us. He says, “Wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” I love that. I like to say I’ve been redeemed from every curse and I’ve been forgiven for every sin.
You know, we started with this verse in Ephesians 1:7, last week, said, “In whom we have redemption in Christ, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.”
When you study redemption too, like what we’ll be talking a lot about it this week, but when you study redemption, it’s important to know what you’ve been redeemed from.
You know, if you know that we’ve been given this great gift, we’ve been bought back, we’ve been purchased with the blood of Jesus, you know what? It redeemed us, it saved us, you know, redeemed us from sin, and not only that, it didn’t just like wipe our slate clean and remove sin, but it also instilled, it gave us righteousness.
So that’s incredibly powerful. But also, you know, redemption, it redeems us from the curse.
You know, you see that the curse came when Adam sinned, the curse entered the garden, but right when the curse entered, you know, you see redemption, God promised redemption. He told-
He actually told the serpent that “From the woman’s seed, that you’re gonna bruise his heel, but he’s gonna crush your head.” So, right-
That’s victory in Jesus.
Right from the moment of Adam and Eve’s screw up, you know, we see redemption, the plan for redemption and-
You know, Paul actually alludes to that scripture, that scripture in Genesis 3, it’s the very first time redemption is really mentioned. The gospel is mentioned-
In the scripture.
Yeah but Paul talks about it at the end of Romans 16, he said, “That to all the believers that you’re gonna be crushing the enemy like, he’s under your feet. You are now crushing him.”
So Jesus has that, and that comes from right standing, that comes from righteousness that we now have that authority. A lot of people are squeamish around authority. You know, we have a song that we’ve sung here called “Overflow”, and it’s a song full of authority. Like you, you have, like, “You have set me as a city on a hill. The nation’s come to me, I am taking over.” And that can offend some people because-
Because they don’t understand, we’re not really, we’re talking about who Christ is in us, and the place that God has given us. You know, God has given us a glorified position in Christ. He made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ. And when you begin to understand righteousness and who you are in Christ, it will offend some people.
But I believe it brings glory unto God. You know, without faith, it’s impossible to please him. When you understand what he’s done for you, what the blood has done for you, the authority he’s given you through the blood of Jesus, like that excites God, when you proclaim that and when you exercise it.
Just singing. “Oh me, I’m just a poor worm.”
Oh yeah, that doesn’t-
I’m undeserving. That does not glorify God. That is not a faith statement, I actually believe that displeases God.
It does, it’s terrible.
There’s some of these old songs that are written that are just, there’s some great old songs, but there’s also some terrible ones. Well, we’re gonna have to come back after the break and we’re gonna come back, and we’re gonna share on two different aspects of the curse. You talked about Genesis 3, but we’re gonna talk about the curse of the law because one aspect of the curse, the curse of the law, we’ve actually already been redeemed from, but the other aspect of the curse, the curse of sin. Sin still affects the world. Satan is still the God of this world. And so there’s aspects of that that still affect humanity. And that’s why bad things happen to good people. We’ll come back right after a short break. Stay tuned. We’ve got some great things we’re sharing this week on righteousness and redemption. Thank God. Friends, I’m so glad you’ve been watching today. We’ve been teaching on the subject of redemption and who we are in Christ. This is some of my best teaching. In fact, I got a revelation of this over 40 years ago in Andrew Wommack’s meetings when I was just a child and it revolutionized my life. And I believe if you get a revelation of who you are in Christ, and what happened in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, it will literally transform your life. And so we have a lot of great teaching on redemption. What Jesus did for us in his death, burial, and resurrection, and who we are in Christ. I encourage you to get this teaching. I believe just like it transformed my life, it will transform your life. So get on the internet, give us a call, we’d love to hear from you. Thank you so much and God bless you richly as you allow His word first place. Friends, I’m so glad you stayed with us, we’re back again and we’re sharing here on redemption. What a marvelous story, the story of redemption, and what does it mean to be redeemed?
To be bought back, to be purchased.
To be bought back, to be purchased, to be liberated. The ransom has been paid. Glory to God. Marvelous scripture, Ephesians 1:7 “In him, in Christ, we have redemption through his blood.” It’s the blood of Jesus that paid for our redemption. He says, “In whom we have redemption, through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.” We have the forgiveness of sins, complete forgiveness of our sins, pardoned as if they’ve never even been committed. He says, “According to the riches of his grace, according to the ultimate wealth of his grace.” So we were talking about redemption and we talked about there’s one aspect of redemption that’s actually already been fulfilled in Galatians 3:13. In fact, you could go there and read Galatians 3:13-14, where it talks about that we have been redeemed. It’s a past tense statement. You know, there’s a past tense of the gospel that a lot of people don’t really understand, and they’re always looking for everything out in the future. But you’ve gotta realize this past tense, it’s already been done, it’s been finished. So go ahead and read that.
Yes, “As Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us, for it has written, cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree, that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
Okay, so we have already been redeemed. He has redeemed us. The King James says, “He hath redeemed us.” It’s past tense. So years ago I was asking Andrew Wommack this question, and we were having a discussion about forgiveness. “Are we forgiven for past, present, and future tense sin?” And then he asked me this question, he said, “Well, as far as redemption, is redemption a past, is it a finished work?” You know, is it a past tense thing? And when you go to this scripture, it says, “Christ hath”, past tense, “redeemed us from the curse.” And we understand redemption was paid for by the blood. And when Jesus died on the cross, he said, “It is finished.” So when you understand that redemption is a finished work, and Christ has already redeemed us from the curse of the law. Now when we read that verse in Ephesians 1:7, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins through the rich, according to the riches of his grace.” We understand that part of redemption is forgiveness. So when I talk to Andrew about that, he said, “So your sins have already been paid for.” And that is correct. So then the next year, but I said, “Yeah, but we have to keep a good conscience.” The next year, I’m speaking to Andrew about this same question, and I take the side that redemption is already done. our sins are already forgiven, all sin. And when you understand the cross and what Jesus did at the cross, he forgave the sin of humanity, of every person. And in the Old Testament, when they were making these sacrifices, those were like waiting, right? It was like an IOU until Christ came and remitted all those sins. The high priest went into the whole, we can read this scripture in Hebrews 9. “He went once a year and he took blood for the sins of the people and also for his own sin.” But then into the most Holy place, he only went, you know, he only went once a year, and that’s when he took this sin for the people offering for sin by the people, blood offering and for his own sin. And so that was like a cover for the sin until the next time the high priest had to go in there, the next year. But when Jesus died on the cross, he paid the price and so all that sin was removed. And so it wasn’t like this IOU, it wasn’t like this debt that was just being covered up. It was completely removed. And so our sin has been completely removed and it’s been completely forgiven and all, Jesus paid for all of humanity sin. So it’s like there is no more sin to be, no more payment to be made. The payment has been made, the penalty has been paid for sin, and that is the blood of Jesus. And so Christ has redeemed us from the curse law, being made a curse for us, for its written cursed as everyone who hangs on a tree. So what are some of the things? We can read about the curse, right? And the blessing or the blessing and the curse, in Deuteronomy 28, we find the first 14 verses are talking about the blessing, and the last 54 verses are talking about the curse. So what are some of the things that were redeemed from as far as the curse of the law?
Well, this is really important for people to realize that you are redeemed from the curse. You know, I hear a quite a few well-known preachers say things like, you’re like, “If you don’t tithe, you’re cursed. If you don’t do this, you’re cursed.” And that theologically, really bothers me because Jesus, his blood removed the curse according to Galatians 3:13.
Yeah, it even in includes the curse for not tithing.
Yeah, there are several curses mentioned in the Old Testament, and if you’re a believer, if the blood of Jesus has covered you, you are redeemed from any curse. I live a holy life, I live a good life. I tithe, I go to church, and that doesn’t remove the curse from my life. The blood of Jesus removes the curse from my life. But to say, “If you don’t do this, you’re cursed.” That’s a very theologically incorrect statement.
Well we really do, I think, we limit the blessing of God in our life if we don’t get involved in giving-
And using your faith.
Yeah, yeah. Giving is an act of faith.
It really is and, you know, living right, forgiving people, you know, doing what God’s called you to do. These are living a faith life and that’s what pleases God.
So that’s, and really as believers, we should desire to please God.
And there’s just great, great blessing in that. But the curse of the law, if you, and like I said, if you study redemption, it’s really important to know what you’ve been redeemed from, and we’ve been redeemed from the curse of the law. It’s really a great study to read, Deuteronomy 28, the entire chapter, in the first 14 verses are the blessing, but versus 15 through-
are the curses. So the curse, it includes, you know, just terrible sicknesses, every kind of sickness, every kind of sickness mentioned and even not mentioned yet.
Okay, another aspect of the curse is poverty.
Poverty is a part of the curse, being so poor that your children are made slaves.
Taken away. Made slaves, slavery, okay. So that was physical slavery. But we like to look at it as slavery to sin. You know, humanity was really a slave to sin until Jesus broke that power of sin over him. And that’s part of redemption from the curse. And what’s the last one? Poverty, sickness, slavery to sin and? He said, “You’re gonna die.” You’re gonna go be slaves and die, death. Now we know that the last enemy, which is physical death, has not been yet put under the feet of Jesus. He’ll put that under his feet when he comes again. But the aspect of spiritual death has been broken. “You have been quickened” Ephesians 2:1 says, “Who were, you know, dead in sins and trespasses.” So we’ve been redeemed from the curse of the law. We’ve been redeemed from poverty, sickness, slavery to sin, and spiritual death. And Jesus gonna put the last enemy under his feet when he comes again of physical death. So thank God today for redemption that’s in Jesus. And if you need prayer for healing, for provision, for forgiveness, give us a call today. Thank you so much for being a part and blessings.
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