Thoughts From Ephesians 1:7

“Redeemed by the Blood of the Lamb!” Fanny Crosby  wrote the lyrics to this song:

“Redeemed–how I love to proclaim it!  Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb; Redeemed through His infinite mercy, His child, and forever, I am.  Redeemed, redeemed, Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb; Redeemed, redeemed, His child, and forever, I am.”

The  Apostle Paul had in Eph. 1:3 reminded his  readers and us that the Heavenly  Father, through the Lord Jesus, has  blessed  His children with “every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”

But before  we can  share  in these  blessings we must be   found “In Christ.”  There is no salvation outside of the Lord Jesus (Acts 4:12).  We are also told that without the shedding of blood there is  no salvation (Heb. 9:22)

In Eph. 1:7, Paul gives us  some great insights into the  love of  God for mankind. This  verse  mentions “redemption, forgiveness and  grace” among  other truths.  Verse 8  tells us that we  receive these things in abundance. Our Heavenly Father wants  us to live  a  full life in His  Son.

We sing  songs like “There’s Power In The Blood.”  We must  never forget  how  powerful the  shed  blood of the Lord Jesus is. He  left the  splendor of Heaven to  come down to  redeem us.  He went  willingly to the  Cross and gave  Himself for us.

The  results of  trusting in the  atoning death of the Lord Jesus show that, we, through  obedience to the Gospel, can  claim redemption and forgiveness of sins.  We can enjoy  living the  Christian  life. We must be  found living the “abundant  life” to the  fullest, helping  others  escape the  power of  darkness and  find their  way into the “kingdom of the Son of His love.” (Col. 1:13-14) Praise God for the  great love of the Heavenly Father, manifested in the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ!





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