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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