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NOT REDEEMED OR DELIVERED

TUESDAY, JULY 9, 2024

NOT REDEEMED OR DELIVERED – Pastor Chris

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

When we say the new creation isn’t the “redeemed” or wasn’t “delivered” from sin or Satan, many don’t understand it. When the Bible talks about redemption, like you find in Luke 1:68, which says, “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people”; it’s a reference to the Jews.

The Jews were the ones that needed to be redeemed because they were under the curse of the law. So when Paul says, “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law…” (Galatians 3:13), it’s important not to be misled by his generic use of the word “us.” Paul was speaking as a Jew.

The Gentiles weren’t redeemed from the curse of the Law because they were never under the Law. That’s why in Ephesians 4:17-18, the Gentiles are described as being alienated from God and strangers to the covenant of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.

But thanks be unto God; in Christ Jesus, both the Jews and the Gentiles have been brought together to make one new man that’s neither a Jew nor a Gentile; that’s the new creature (Ephesians 2:14). This new creature is a brand new man that never existed before as read in our theme scripture. The new creature is a new species, and this is where you belong in Christ.

So, being born again, you were born into a newness of life. You have the life of Christ now. You don’t have a past to be redeemed or delivered from, for your old nature, the life you had before you were born again, was supplanted by Christ’s divine nature. Now you walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4). Glory to God!

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          CONFESSION

I’m a new creature in Christ Jesus, with the life and nature of God! I have the resurrection life. I’m not the redeemed, I’m not the delivered; I’m a brand new man that never existed before, living the transcendent life of the Spirit. Blessed be God!

FURTHER STUDY:
Romans 6:4
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Ephesians 2:4-6
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 20:1-16 & Job 19-21

2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Galatians 2:3-12 & Isaiah 29

About Kene Okoye

A creative writer, banker, pianist, composer and minister of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Kene documents events and presents his viewpoint in compelling narratives. He sets out to create vivid pictures with his intelligent use of words and seeks to engage, thrill, educate and inspire the reader. Come on and enjoy yourself.

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