Ephesians 1:7, 11-14, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; 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: That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”
WE FIND THAT REDEMPTION WAS ALWAYS FOR A PERSON OR AN INHERITANCE.
THE REDEEMER MUST BE A KINSMAN.
As in the case of Boaz first went to the nearest of kin whose name was Ruth Read 4:1-10.
This story of Ruth pictures one aspect of our redemption. Boaz represents our Lord and Ruth stand for the believer. Naomi could picture the Holy Spirit or the soul-winner.
As for Jesus, He paid the price with His own blood. He was both able and willing to redeem us:
Hebrews 2:14-15, “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.”
As God redeemed the children of Israel out of Egypt we learn that:
- Redemption is wholly from God Exodus 3:7-8; John 3:16.
- Redemption is through a person Exodus 2:2. As Moses was the deliverer so Christ delivered us John 3:16-18.
- Redemption is through the blood Exodus 12:13, 23, 27;