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Carol Swenson
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Thanks Eduardo

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Is a great way to sum up His love. Part of our spiritual armor is the Gospel of Peace, and that certainly includes love.

The German word kaufen means “buy”, so there is a similarity with the Hebrew word kofer. Good point.


Song - Redemption Draweth Nigh, by Gordon Jensen

Years of time have come and gone since I first heard it told, how Jesus would come again some day;
If back then it seemed so real, then I just can't help but feel, how much closer His coming is today.

Signs of the times are everywhere, and there's a brand new feeling in the air;
Keep your eyes upon the eastern sky, lift up your head - redemption draweth nigh!

Wars and strife on every hand and violence fills our land, still some people doubt He'll come again;
But the Word of God is true, He'll redeem His chosen few; don't lose hope, soon Christ Jesus will descend.

Signs of the times are everywhere, and there's a brand new feeling in the air;
Keep your eyes upon the eastern sky, lift up your head - redemption draweth nigh!

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Eduardo Grequi
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Great post Sister Carol. I couldn't sleep so I elected to study the word of God. Jesus has been my life's breath since I was born again 4 decades ago. Christ is our redeemer. And moreover He is our life's bread.

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Kinda sums it up.

I also noticed in your post the Hebrew word "kofer". I wonder if the German word "kaufen" came from that. There is a Judeo-German language called Yiddish.

I am just spinning the thoughts.

Looke to the eastern sky!,
redemption draweth nigh!

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 - Christ Our Redeemer

We have been redeemed through the precious blood of Jesus Christ. He paid an infinite price for our salvation. The price of redemption is the death of Jesus Christ. That is the inescapable fact in the Old and New Testaments.

The idea of redemption comes from the ancient Greek marketplace. The word agorazo means "to buy," or "to buy in the marketplace." In the New Testament the word places the emphasis on the price Jesus paid to redeem us.

In the Old Testament the Jews used the word gaal, "to redeem." The word goel was the kinsman-redeemer who as the nearest of kin had the power, ability, freedom and willingness to redeem his kinsman from difficulty.

The Jews also used the word kofer meaning "the ransom price," or the price of redemption.

These words suggesting redemption by payment may be strange in our day, but were clearly ingrained in the Jewish and Greek culture of the first century Christianity.

The great Gospel of Jesus Christ not only redeems us by the payment of His death, but it goes a step further. Jesus purchased us out of the slave market and permanently set us free to never return to its bondage. The redeemed person has come under new ownership and management.

The apostle Paul wrote, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace, which He lavished upon us” (Eph. 1:7-8; cf. Titus 2:14; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Matthew 20:28).

The word exagorazo means, "to buy out of the marketplace" with the idea that the person so purchased might never return to such a state of slavery again.

To what extent has God redeemed us? It is an effective and permanent redemption. The promise is we never have to be sold under the power of sin again. Our salvation is so great because Jesus purchased us, and the transaction is so complete that He has taken us out of the marketplace, and we never have to return.

The price our Redeemer paid was so great that no one can possibly top the price He paid! We are not up for sale! No one can purchase us away from the LORD God. We were purchased at the infinite cost of the blood of the Son of God. Nothing is more precious than the infinite value of that blood.

We have been delivered, luo, "to set free, to loose, or deliver", by the payment of a price. Because Jesus Christ purchased us from sin at the infinite price of His own precious blood, He has also set us free so as to never return to our slavery again. The emphasis is on freedom. We are free to love and serve Him who redeemed us, and now this is why we worship Him.

Have you paused and thanked God for His Son who actually shed His blood to ransom you?

Have you ever considered the exceptionally great price that was paid for your salvation? It is the most expensive gift you will ever receive. It is not cheap just because it is free.

Moreover, your gift of redemption has been paid in full. All that you can possibly do is come with open hands to receive it. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12).

The next time you are tempted to throw in the towel and call it quits, remind the tempter you are not, and never will be, up for sale ever again.

Why should you ever want to doubt your salvation again? It does not depend upon you, but upon the permanent, completed transaction by God through the Lord Jesus, your Redeemer.

http://www.abideinchrist.com/selah/jan7.html

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