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Blessings from the Son

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Introduction

Recap from last week: We spoke about the Father, that as the Father he chose us and he adopted us.
Romans 8:15 KJV 1900
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Jesus has Redeemed us

Ephesians 1:7a KJV 1900
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Redemption means: “To purchase and set by paying a price.”
60 million slaves in Roman Empire and they were bought and sold like furniture.
But a man could, if he so inclined, purchase a slave, and then, because the slave was not his property, set the slave free.
That is redemption and that is exactly what Jesus did for us.
The usual price for the life of a slave was 30 pieces of silver.
Exodus 21:32 KJV 1900
If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.
30 pieces of silver, the same amount Judas agreed for when he betrayed Jesus. Thats what Jesus was and is worth to the world, a slave price, worth almost nothing. And they show it: Blaspheme, cursing, disregard, animosity, hatred.
We know what Jesus is worth to the world, but what is the world worth to Jesus?
What was the price he was wiling to pay for us?
30 pieces of silver? 100? gil?
1 Peter 1:18–19 KJV 1900
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
His own life was the price.
I gave My life for thee,
My precious blood I shed;
That thou might ransomed be,
And quickened from the dead.
I gave, I gave, My life for thee,
What hast thou given for Me?
A good question, indeed! I trust we can give a good answer to the Lord.
What does this mean? What are the implication? What have we received freedom from?

The Law

Galatians 5:1 KJV 1900
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
This does not mean we are lawless or have no law. It means that we have been freed from the guilt and condemnation of the Law that we all have broken and have recived a new Law that brings life rather than death.
Romans 8:1–2 KJV 1900
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Jesus has Forgiven us

2:
Ephesians 1:7 KJV 1900
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
“Forgive” means carried away.
It speaks of the practice of the Scapegoat during the wilderness years.
2 Goats - One is killed and blood sprinkled on mercy seat, the other is brought to the priest and all of Israel’s sin is confessed over the goat. The goat is then led outside the camp and sent into wilderness where it symbolically carried Israel’s sins away never to be seen or found again.
This is exactly what Jesus has done for us.
Psalm 103:12 KJV 1900
As far as the east is from the west, So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.
John 1:29 KJV 1900
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
jn 1 29
Because of the completed work of Jesus there is no record of any of your sins, they have been forver taken away.
Romans 8:34 KJV 1900
Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Jesus reveals the Father’s will to us

Ephesians 1:8–10 KJV 1900
Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
What is this mystery? You should all know, it has been revealed to you.
Summery:
Sin is in the business of tearing everything apart.
It tore Angels apart, man and god, husband and wife, brother and brother, nation and nation.
God called Abraham and set the Jews apart from the Gentiles to show this.
When Jesus arrived he began and completed the work of uniting everything together again in Himself - Jesus is putting back together everything sin tore apart.
Galatians 3:28 KJV 1900
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Jesus has given us an Inheritance

Ephesians 1:11 KJV 1900
In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Heaven is your inheritance friends.
1 Peter 1:3–4 KJV 1900
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
1: Incorruptible
2: Undefiled
3: Unfading
4: Reserved
1: Incorruptible - corruption: Better - Worse. Heaven is better - forever.
2: Undefiled - sin and misery gone forever - “Finger shall wipe away every tear
3: Unfading - always lovely, beautiful, wonderful
4: Reserved - Inheritances are only for children.
We become his children through second birth - a covenant relationship with the Father through Faith in the Son.
Hebrews 9:15 KJV 1900
And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.
Are you part of that Covenant?
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