Redemption for Life (2)

In Revelation 22:1 we see the river of water of life (the Spirit) flowing out from the throne of God and the Lamb. This is not only an eternal memorial of the Triune God’s redemption and giving of life, but also our life supply to live eternally with the Triune God.

Besides the verses mentioned in my prior post, redemption for life is in Colossians 2:13: “And you, though dead in your offenses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our offenses.” God forgave all our offenses because of what Christ accomplished in His death. From this forgiveness, God went on to make us alive together with Christ.

Ephesians 1:7 says, “In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of offenses, according to the riches of His grace.” By dying, Christ paid the price to redeem us and through faith we receive the forgiveness of our offenses. This is not according to our need but “according to the riches of His grace.”

Ephesians 2:4-5 say, “But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in offenses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).” In Ephesians 1 we have the forgiveness of offenses but that is not sufficient because death entered through sin (Romans 5:12), so in Ephesians 2 we are made alive with Christ.

Ephesians 2:7 says, “That He might display in the ages to come the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” For eternity New Jerusalem will be the display of the kindness of the Triune God and His rich grace in forgiving us and making us alive.

Bible verses quoted in these posts are from The Holy Bible, Recovery Version, published and copyrighted by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim CA, 2003. The New Testament of this Bible, with its outlines, footnotes, and cross-references, may be viewed at online.recoveryversion.org; this too is copyrighted by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim CA.
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