TEXT: John 14:26– But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Hebrews 9:11-12 – But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; 12 and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption. Hebrews 9:11-12 (NASB)
Last week we started this series: “The Gift of Holy Spirit”. We introduced three major gifts of God to all of us. The gift of life from the breath of God, second the gift of redemption and third the gift of Holy Spirit. Life is a gift from God for us to enjoy responsibly. Because “…each one of us will give an account of himself (his life) to God. Romans 14:12 (NASB) We are stewards of the gift of life and ambassadors of the image and glory of the living God.
Today we are looking at the gift of redemption. I like to introduce this with the following passages of the Bible.
- 21 She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 (NASB)
- Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3 (NASB)
- 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16-17 (KJV)
The bible is not ordinary book, it is inspired and supported by the power and Spirit of the living God. Jesus Christ was sent by God to save man from the sin and the curse associated with it[JC1] . 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, “CURSED IS EVERYONE WHO HANGS ON A TREE”— Galatians 3:13 (NASB) Redemption Restores man to the true image of the living God, opens our eyes to see and know the Redeemer, then lightens the way to God through Jesus the Messiah and savior of the world. The redeemed now has new inheritance which is eternal life through Christ who is the author and finisher of our faith. This gift of God sets you apart like night and day. For example, the man who was born blind whom Jesus healed. He said to his envious enemies “…one thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see.” John 9:25 (NASB)
You must enter that realm of reality with God when you accept the gift of salvation. I am not talking about mysterious out of body experience. But an experiential knowledge of who Jesus is and who you are in Him. For great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen by angels, preached among the Gentiles, believed on in the world, Received up in glory. 1 Timothy 3:16 (NKJV) Jesus said also, 14 I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, John 10:14 (NASB) You must have a personal knowledge of your Redeemer, like a sheep knows his shepherd. Then you can begin to unleash the full authority of the gift of Redemption. Therefore, to help us unpack and keep this everlasting treasures of our redemption, Jesus said “6 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, … John 14:16-18 (NKJV) This is the gift of the Holy Spirit. Like the gift of life, and redemption, The Holy Spirit is a gift also from Our Father who is in heaven. From next week by the grace of God, we shall continue with an in-depth study of the “gift of Holy Spirit” His gifts and administration. Thank you for spending time with us. See you then, God bless you.