By LaChelle “Sister Shelli” Anderson
Once I heard a minister speaking to married couples say that every marriage could be saved if there were a redeemer in the marriage. He went on to say that one of them in the relationship has to be the redeemer, otherwise, God cannot come in and redeem the marriage. Think about it, the Bible says that God is against divorce, but He allows it because of the hardness of hearts (Mark 10:5). There was no redeemer in the marriage.
I submit to you this day, that God wants to redeem not only marriages, but our relationships, situations, and circumstances that seem unredeemable.
A “Redeemer” is defined as one who rescues and delivers from the bondage of sin, according to Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828 Edition.
Picture Jesus on the cross. He’s been pierced in his hands and ankles with nails. He has a crown of thorns on his head. He’s covered with blood from the excruciating thronging He received and God looks at Him and turns His back. Why does God turn His back on Him? Jesus needs Him more than ever. Why doesn’t God redeem Him right now? The reason is because Jesus is covered with our sins and God cannot look on or be associated with sin. But wait, it’s not over. Jesus, our Redemeer, responds by asking His Father to, “Forgive them for they know not what they do.”
Jesus took our sins, our infirmities, and our transgressions, then He asked God for our forgiveness – He became our Redeemer, when He asked His Father for our forgiveness.
Now, Jesus is no longer covered with sin, but covered with redemption. Now, God can come in and give Him power to overcome the principalities and powers in high places.
Jesus Made Our Redemption A Reality
If Jesus had not forgiven our sins, redemption would not have been possible for us. Now, when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we can ask for forgiveness for ourselves, our loved ones, our work relationships, our situations, and our circumstances. The Redeemer comes in and takes care of it. Glory to God!
You see, sin, bitterness, coldness and unforgiveness shuts God off from helping you. But forgiveness opens the door for God to come in and bring healing, wholeness and restoration to your life, situation or relationship. Hallelujah!
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