“For as much as you know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold from your vain conversation received tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ as a lamb without blemish and without spot.” – 1Peter 1:8-19

LIGHT FOR NOW: Redemption results in adoption.

The old and the New Testament interrelate and believers must look at the Old Testament in the light of the New Testament because all that was written in the old testaments represented Christ. Meaning that the Old Testament was written in types and shadows and it will only take the New Testament for a believer to understand the Old Testament. Now, in the Old Testament, the law that had to do with punishment, when a person was assaulted or killed, it fell to the nearest kinsman, to bring the criminal to justice and to protect the lives and belongings of that relative. This was regarded as “redeeming and the man who was responsible for fulfilling this duty was called a redeemer”. Note that: the kinsman man redeemer in the Old Testament was a pointer to Jesus Christ.  For a person to be regarded as a redeemer both in the old and new testament,  some things had to be put into considerations and these things were?

  • The redeemer must be a near kinsman. For this to be fulfilled, Christ took on human form and made an appearance in the flesh.
  • The redeemer must not be coerced or forced to redeem. Rather, he must do it willingly. Christ was not forced to die for mankind; He did it willingly out of love. (Hebrews 10:4-10).
  • The redeemer must be able to redeem. The price of man’s redemption was shedding of blood(death) and Christ offered Himself for us (1Peter 1:18-19).
  • The redeemer must be righteous that he must be free from that which led to seeking for redemption. The redeemer cannot redeem Himself. This was the truth in the case of Christ because our main text above tells us this (1Peter 1:18-19).

Christ’s had all that was needed or required for the redemption of man and he did it willingly and out of love for man. Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Christ did it all for us. So, as believers we are justified, sanctified, made righteous and we reign with him in Glory as a result of our Christ’s redemptive work. Glory!

INSTRUCTION: Be diligent in your place of study.

CONFESSION: I receive understanding as i study through the word, in Jesus Name, Amen.

For More Light; get the book titled, “Christ: The Crux of Salvation” by Prophet Dr. John Linus

QUOTE: The redemptive work of Christ goes beyond the price he paid.


Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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