“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: Christ redemptive work expresses God’s Love at its peak.

In our previous lesson, we established the meaning of redemption, and the confirmation believers have that they have been redeemed. So, in this lesson our focal point will be the concept of redemption. The simply means, how does Christ redeem us? According to the book “Christ: The Crux of salvation” authored by Prophet Dr. John Linus, man’s redemption is in three-fold and these folds are: The spirit, soul (mind) and the body. These are the three parts that make a whole (that is these form a man) and Jesus’ redemptive work consummated these constituents. 1Thessalonians 5:23 says “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ”. If you read further in that passage, you’d see that when it says “God sanctifies us wholly” it goes further to mention, spirit, soul and body. So, this tells us that when God redeems us he doesn’t just redeem the soul and leave the spirit or body rather; his redemption encapsulates man’s entire being.

Man’s spirit at the point of salvation is renewed, recreated and regenerated; totally made anew. This spirit changes to the spirit of God and this keeps man in an eternal amalgamation or union with God. This is visible in 1Corinthians 2:12. The soul on the other hand has to do with man’s mind (thoughts). The word “soul” is used in many passages of the bible at different times, depict different things. So, here ours will deal with the mind, thought, pattern or reasoning.  Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God”.

It is pertinent for a believer to renew his mind daily with the word, because the word is what gives us an edge over the world. So, renewing of the mind (soul) is an integral part of redemption. The third constituent which is redeemed at salvation is the body. The body is what our physical eyes can see. Body is the Greek word “Soma” which refers to bodily substance and it is used figuratively. The believer’s body is not yet redeemed but has been paid for by Christ. The spirit in us is the proof that our bodies shall be redeemed. Philippians 3:20-21. For our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Jesus changes our body to be like His resurrected body and after we die, time, space and matter will matter no more. We are comforted that we have a life after here in that even if we die on earth, we know that life eternal is available unto us. Glory!

INSTRUCTION: Acknowledge what God through Christ has done for you.

CONFESSION: I declare that my mind has the capacity to comprehend revelation knowledge, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: Redemption is the reason for the believer’s justification.


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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