In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins. (Colossians 1:14)
Maybe you have heard the word redeemed used in church. It’s not a word that is usually used outside of religious circles. Christians have been redeemed. But what does it mean?
Jesus willingly gave His sinless, perfect life as a sacrifice for you and me.
We were all born into sin, and because of that sin, we were sentenced to death. That is the price of sin.
Instead of you facing the sentence, Jesus gave His life as the price for your sins. When He did so, He freed you from all of the effects of sin and unrighteousness.
Because of His blood that He shed on the cross at Calvary, you were no longer subject to death, hell, or the enemy. That means sickness and disease no longer have a hold over you. Depression and anxiety can no longer cling to you. He set you free from the stinging pain of the past and opened you up to a new future.
Don’t allow yourself to get stuck thinking about the horrible things you may have done in the past. You are redeemed and set free from that. Your sins are forgiven and never remembered by God again, not because you somehow deserved it, but because Jesus shed His blood for you.
Jesus came that you would have life and a life of abundance.
We shouldn’t be willing to accept anything less than abundant life. Jesus gave His life as a sacrifice so you could have a life of success.
Don’t allow yourself to live as anything less than a victor.
Practical Application – When you are tempted to think about yourself as a sinner or a victim, catch that thought and change it. Remind yourself that you are redeemed and set free from any of your past pains. You are more than a conqueror through Him who loves you.
Ephesians 1:7; Romans 3:24