Our Redemption From Poverty and Diseases by Pastor Segun Obadje
The Leverage Daily Devotional
By Pastor Segun Obadje Ph.D
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Our Redemption from Poverty and Diseases
Colossians 1:13-14; Psalms 105:37.
Colossians 1:13-14 “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.”
Our opening Scripture tells us that God has delivered us from the authority of darkness and has translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son Jesus Christ. It then tells us that we have redemption through Christ’s blood, even the forgiveness of sins. The moment you get born again, you are recreated, born anew and you become a child of God. When you get born again, the very nature of God’s love is imparted to you. Having received the nature of God’s love at new birth, the first visible sign of redemption is two-fold: First, material prosperity, and second, healing and health. When the Israelites were redeemed from the tyranny of Pharaoh in Egypt, Scriptures say in Psalms 105:37 “He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.” Israel was a type of the believer, and their redemption is a type or shadow of our redemption. When they were redeemed from Egypt, they were brought forth with silver and gold (material prosperity) and there was no feeble one among their tribes. Our redemption in Christ comes with material prosperity and health (healing). When the gospel is preached, the first evident and attending signs of salvation are healings and prosperity (material prosperity).
Redemption is a total package that encapsulates all that Christ has done for us in His finished works. Isaiah 53:3 says, “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Jesus was despised for you, hence, you ought not to experience despise. Jesus was not esteemed because He took our place of low self-esteem. Some people have low self-esteem, but some other people do not have any self-esteem whatsoever. But see, Jesus took that away. In Christ, you are a treasure now. So, you will begin to say to yourself “in the Name of Jesus, I can never be despised, nobody looks down on me, people look up to me.” Why? Jesus was looked down on for you. Jesus suffered the worst of rejection as our Substitute, that we might not suffer rejection. Jesus took your place that you might take His place; He took your place of poverty and sickness that you might take His place of wealth and healing. This means He was rejected for you, so you need not suffer rejection anymore. That feeling of being abandoned, of being used and dumped, Jesus has borne for you. You need not suffer any abandonment anymore. Beloved, you have full redemption in Christ. Hallelujah!
SOLID FRONT (YOUR CONFESSION): In the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I declare that I have full redemption in Christ, and I have been redeemed from poverty, sickness and low self-esteem. Amen!
Further Meditation: Romans 3:24-25; Ephesians 1:1-7
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