“Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” 1 Peter 1:18-19, NKJV.
To be redeemed by God means you once belonged to the devil, but now you are purchased back to God through the precious blood of Jesus. It means you no longer belong to Satan’s camp, forced to be his slave. You now belong to God and you are free from all bondage and captivity through Jesus.
However, when you don’t understand what it means to be redeemed, you will think God’s rich promises don’t apply to you. When you don’t understand what it means to be redeemed, you will think you’ll always struggle with that sin problem and there’s no hope. When you don’t understand what it means to be redeemed, you’ll feel like you will never change, like you will never win and will never overcome. But the Bible richly declares, we have been delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the kingdom of God’s dear Son (see Colossians 1:13). To be translated is to be carried away, once and for all, never to return. You are in God’s camp now and there is nothing the devil can do about it! He can’t pull you back in. He can’t pluck you out of God’s hand. He has lost all rights and privileges to dominate over your life.
Understand what it means to be redeemed and you will receive power like you’ve never experienced before. It will give you boldness as a believer. Because anytime the devil raises his ugly head in your life, you’ll know you don’t belong to him and he has no right to you anymore. You are in God’s kingdom now and what a blessing that is!
Prayer: Father God, Thank you for redeeming me. Thank you that I no longer belong to the devil. He is not my master anymore. You are. I’m not enslaved to sin anymore, I’m a servant of righteousness. Thank you Lord all chains are broken off of me and I am free. I recognize I’m in your kingdom now Father and I want to live your divine life in Christ! I ask that you teach me Lord more of what it means to be redeemed. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Study Romans 6:18; 1 Corinthians 6:20)