Focus On Redemption (HT Series)

by BRAAM Family
Focus On Redemption

Preacher: Shepherd Benjamin Eloko

Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of negativity, as if going through the motions, but something is missing? This feeling of being trapped is called sin, and it separates us from God. But there is incredible news: redemption! It’s a powerful gift of God that offers freedom, purpose and a deep connection with Him. Let’s dive into what redemption means and how you can experience it in your life.

Understanding Your Brokenness

Imagine being a slave, yearning for freedom but with no hope of escape. The Bible tells us in Romans 3:23 that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”. Through Adam’s disobedience, we inherited this state of separation. Sin acts like a chain, binding you and preventing you from experiencing the fullness of life God intended for you.

The Gift of Redemption

But God, in His immense love, didn’t leave you hopeless. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the ultimate price for your freedom. Jesus, sinless and perfect, took your place on the cross. His sacrifice is the ransom that sets you free (Romans 5:19). Redemption is like a kind master purchasing a slave’s freedom, but instead of money, Jesus paid with His own life.

Embracing Redemption Through Faith

So, how do you experience this incredible gift of redemption? It’s not something you can earn or achieve on your own. It’s a gift, but it requires a choice. You need to believe in Jesus and confess Him as your Lord and Savior (Romans 10:9). This faith is the key that unlocks the door to a new life, a life redeemed from sin and reconciled to God.

A Lifelong Transformation

Redemption isn’t a one-time event; it’s a lifelong journey of transformation. The Holy Spirit comes to dwell within you, renewing your spirit (Ephesians 1:13). This is just the beginning. Redemption unfolds in three key areas:

Salvation in the past is in your Spirit: When you accept Jesus, the Holy Spirit fills you, transforming your inner being. This is the proof of your salvation (Ephesians 1:13). Your spirit is just like Jesus because it has been transformed into a new man. This is the very first form of salvation every believer experiences.

Salvation in the present is in your Mind: Your mind, constantly bombarded by the world’s messages, needs constant renewal. The Bible is your guide. By immersing yourself in God’s Word, you learn to think differently (Romans 12:1-2). We trade worldly desires for God’s will, becoming more like Christ daily. You have been living in the world and now understand that you are not of this world. Go beyond the shape of the world; don’t just go with the form of this world. Exposure to the Word of God births a transformation within you (John 17:17), and this same Word helps you become successful in all you do.

Salvation in the future is in your body: Your body is also part of redemption. While you’re waiting for your future glorified body (1 Corinthians 15:52), you “tame” the present body by submitting it to God’s Will (Romans 12:1). This means saying no to sin and choosing to live a life that honors Jesus Christ.

Living as Redeemed People

Redemption isn’t just about avoiding bad things; it’s about embracing the abundant life Jesus promised (John 10:10). It’s about experiencing peace, purpose, and a joyful connection with God. As redeemed people, we are free to live passionately, guided by the Holy Spirit, and empowered by God’s Word.

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