JESUS : OUR SAVIOR AND REDEEMER

 

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KJV: Scripture quotations marked KJV are taken from the King James Version of the bible.

INT: Scripture quotations marked INT are taken from the Interlinear Hebrew-Greek-English Bible, Jay P. Green, Sr. General Editor and Translator, copyright © 1976, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985 by Jay Green Sr.

Scriptures not marked by source are from the King James Version (KJV) or the Greek and Hebrew of the Interlinear Hebrew-Greek-English Bible (INT) as worded or punctuated by the author.

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Why read this book?

This book looks at two essential things Jesus has done for us.

Jesus is our Savior and Redeemer.

What is salvation? You are saved from your sins.

What is redemption? You live forever and do not see corruption.

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Scripture:

Matthew 1:21 you shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

 

Observations:

We are saved from something specific. We are saved from our sins. Why does it matter that we are saved from our sins?

 

Scripture:

Romans 5:12 by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

 

Observations:

Death follows sin.

The first man Adam lived an unending life until the day he disobeyed God. Adam sinned and, as a result, he died. Because all Adamís children were born with his nature, all mankind also eventually sinned and died.

 

Scripture:

Acts 22:16 And now why do you tarry? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Mark 16:16 He that believes and is baptized shall be saved.

 

Observation:

When we see what Jesus has done for us, when we obey and are baptized, our sins are washed away.

 

Scripture:

2 Timothy 1:10 our Savior Jesus Christ has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel

 

Observations:

Jesus saves us from our sins.

Without sin, death has nothing to follow. We now once again have unending physical life.

Life that has no end is immortality.

 

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Consider these six scriptures:

Scripture:

Colossians 1:13 the Father has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 1:14 in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

 

Scripture:

Hebrews 9:12 by his own blood Jesus Christ entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

 

Scripture:

Psalms 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches, 49:7 none of them can by any means redeem his brother, 49:9 that he should still live forever, and not see corruption.

 

Scripture:

Titus 2:14 our Savior Jesus Christ gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

 

Scripture:

John 5:24 [Jesus said,] Truly, Truly, I say unto you, He that hears my word, and believes on him that sent me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

 

Scripture:

Isaiah 38:17 thou has in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou has cast all my sins behind thy back.

 

Observations:

Redemption is an event. Jesus went to the cross and shed his blood for us. When we are baptized, we accept what Jesus did for us; we receive forgiveness of sins.

Jesus can redeem us because he did not trust in riches or wealth, he trusted and obeyed God. He lived a perfect life without sin. We call on Jesus in baptism to save us, to redeem us, because he is the only one able to save and redeem us.

Eternal redemption means the effects of that redemption last forever. Now redeemed, we live forever and do not see corruption. Now redeemed, we have immortality and incorruptibility. We do not experience disease, infirmity, weakness or death. We do not revert back to being a sinner. We are without sin forever. We are now pure, holy and righteous forever.

We are redeemed by Jesusí blood in baptism.

We are now in the kingdom of God.

These are the free gifts of God to us through Jesus Christ.

 

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Consider these six scriptures:

Scripture:

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.

 

Scripture:

1 John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

 

Scripture:

1 John 5:11 God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 5:12 He that has the Son has life.

 

Scripture:

2 John 1:9 He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son.

 

Scripture:

Hebrews 5:8 Though Jesus were a Son, yet he learned obedience by the things which he suffered; 5:9 and being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; 5:10 called of God a high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

 

Scripture:

Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

 

Observations:

We know from Jesusí explanation of the parable that when he refers to seed, he is speaking about the word of God. It is also correct to say Jesus himself is the seed of God, as he is the offspring of God, the Son of God.

Thus this amazing verse can be read as:

Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for the word of God remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

It is the word of God which tells us we are forgiven our sins and we are redeemed, we live forever and we do not see corruption. The word assures us we have an eternal salvation and an eternal redemption.

To sin we would have to become corrupt, we would have to become unrighteous. We cannot sin because we now see who we are. We are forever righteous. We have received the abundance of grace and free gift of righteousness. We now reign in life through Jesus Christ.

 

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Here are some of those scriptures again:

 

Psalms 49:6 They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches, 49:7 none of them can by any means redeem his brother, 49:9 that he should still live forever, and not see corruption.

 

Hebrews 9:12 by his own blood Jesus Christ entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

 

Titus 2:14 our Savior Jesus Christ gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

 

Colossians 1:13 the Father has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 1:14 in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

 

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God.

 

1 John 3:9 Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

 

1 John 5:11 God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 5:12 He that has the Son has life.

 

2 John 1:9 He that abides in the doctrine of Christ, he has both the Father and the Son.

 

Observations:

Saved from our sins, we are forever righteous.

Redeemed, we live forever and do not see corruption. We have immortality and incorruptibility.

God has placed us in the kingdom of his Son Jesus.

This occurs in baptism, when we are forgiven our sins and redeemed by Jesus.

 

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Letís look deeper at what happens when we are baptized and when we take communion.

Consider these four scriptures:

 

Acts 22:16 And now why do you tarry? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

 

Titus 3:5 according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Spirit; 3:6 which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior; 3:7 that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

1 Corinthians 6:11 you are washed, you are sanctified, you are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

 

Colossians 1:13 the Father has delivered us from the power of darkness, and has translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 1:14 in whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

 

Observations:

Baptism is regeneration.

The washing away of our sins is the washing of regeneration. In baptism our sins are washed away, we are forgiven our sins, we are redeemed. Redeemed, we live forever and do not see corruption. We have immortality and incorruptibility. We are perfected forever.

Renewing is of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit guides us into all truth. It is the Holy Spirit which teaches us what has occurred during baptism.

Birth is an event. We are born a child of God. We are no longer a man, we are now a child of God. We are born an infant, a babe in Christ. We need to grow and mature. Our growth comes from God. We grow as we are taught by the Holy Spirit what Jesus has done and we obey God.

 

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Scripture:

[Jesus is speaking]

John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

6:53 Truly, Truly, I say unto you, except you eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 6:54 Whosoever eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, has eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

6:55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

6:56 He that eats my flesh, and drinks my blood, dwells in me, and I in him.

6:57 As the living Father has sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eats me, even he shall live by me.

6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: he that eats of this bread shall live forever.

 

Scripture:

Romans 5:8 But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

5:9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 5:10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.

5:11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

 

Scripture:

Exodus 29:33 And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them.

 

Scripture:

Matthew 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

26:27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink you all of it; 26:28 for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

 

Observation:

In communion we partake of the flesh and blood of Jesus. We eat those things by which atonement was made for us, to consecrate and to sanctify us.

Jesus is the lamb of God, without sin, without blemish. Jesus made his body an offering for our sins. Jesus has died for us; Jesus has atoned for us. When we eat of his offering, Jesus abides in us and we in him.

Communion is partaking of the offering by which we are made holy and set apart to be Godís people. Communion gives us Jesus; communion gives us life.

 

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