We have seen that sin and sickness, fear, and death came into the world as the result of sin. Jesus came to this earth as an answer to the sin problem, to put us back into a right relationship with God, and to set us free from the curse that had been put upon the earth because of sin. The following are some of the scriptures about what Jesus did for us to redeem us. When something or someone is redeemed, the price has been paid and it is bought back. For instance, if you were in trouble financially, and you had a valuable bracelet that you took to a pawn shop. You give them your bracelet in exchange for some money. In order to get it back, you need to redeem it, or buy back the same thing that was yours. Jesus paid the price for us, so that we can go free.
One other thing that I would like to mention here is in regards to deliverance. There are many different ideas about “deliverance ministries” and what that entails, and I want to tell you that I have seen some very weird things in regards to this. When I am my children were going through some really hard times, I sought help from any place that would listen to me, and with some that didn’t give me the time of day. I investigated every avenue, including not only the secular counseling and help that you can get through psychological methods, but also through many churches and ministries that were dealing with deliverance. Most of the time, the people that did “deliverance” within the church were weirder than anything that I had ever seen before. Why was that? I believe that their focus was wrong.
One day, as I was out taking a walk, and seeking God in prayer, God told me something that I hope that I never forget. He told me, “If you look for demons, you will find them. But do not forget that My hand is there also.” He was not denying the presence of the demons, but God is greater. We look to him as our source, as our protector, as our guide in all that we do.
I don’t think that the devil even minds if we continually are looking for demons everywhere. Then we are looking to the devil, and not to God. Our focus and our attention is swayed from our first love, and it is almost as if we are glorifying what the devil is doing in our lives. Many Christians talk more about the devil than they do about God.
Another thing that I have found is the teaching about generational curses that get passed down from one generation to the next. I agree that there are things like that, but if God shows you something, you deal with it and it is over. Please don’t go out trying to find out what curses are on you or your life. If you do, I am sure that you will see all kinds of things, and the devil will agree with all of them. Because then you are agreeing with him and he will certainly give it to you if you don’t already have it. If you want it, you can have any curse that you allow there. But you don’t have to have any of it. They are no longer a part of your nature or your genetic heritage. You now have a new nature, and a new Father, and have been translated out of the kingdom or darkness and into the kingdom of God’s dear Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
You have been redeemed from the Curse of the Law, and are now free. We lay aside the old, and put on the new man. The anointing of God flows through your veins. You are in Him and He is in you, and you are seated with Him in heavenly places. And as it is in heaven, so it is here on this earth. When the devil looks at you, he doesn’t see you. He sees Jesus standing there. When you get up in the morning, every devil in hell should be saying, “Oh no! He is up again!” But you also need to know who you are in Him.
- Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Galatians 3:13-14
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
- Galatians 3:29
And if ye [be] Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
- Romans 4:16-21
Therefore [it is] of faith, that [it might be] by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
- Ephesians 6:10-16
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
- Philippians 4:6-7
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus
- 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:
- Romans 8:2
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
- Romans 8:11
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
In Him Scriptures
- John 1:4
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
- John 15:5
I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
- Acts 17:28
For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.
- Romans 6:4
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
- Romans 8:37
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
- 1 Cor. 1:30
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
- 1 Cor. 8:6
But to us [there is but] one God, the Father, of whom [are] all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom [are] all things, and we by him.
- 2 Cor 1:20
For all the promises of God in him [are] yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
- 2 Cor 5:21
For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
- Ephesians 1:4
According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
- Ephesians 1:11
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:
- Ephesians 3:12
In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
- Philippians 3:9
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
- Colossians 3:6
As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, [so] walk ye in him:
- Colossians 2:10
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
- 1 John 2:5
But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.
- 1 John 2:28
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
- 1 John 4:13
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
- 1 John 5:14
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: