- Who gave Himself for us to redeem (lutroō) us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. - Titus 2:14
While the redemption provided by Jesus, through His blood, is a completed action, the believer is awaiting the full provision of redemption.
- And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption (apolytrōsis) of our body. - Romans 8:23
- Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption (apolytrōsis). - Ephesians 4:30
Regarding redemption, Alan Cairns stated, “The deliverance has been purchased and is now the possession of all believers, but the full effects of that purchase await the coming again of our Lord Jesus Christ when our vile bodies will be changed to be like His glorious body (Philippians 3:21; 1 John 3:2).” (1)
- Who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself. - Philippians 3:21
- Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. - 1 John 3:2
Jesus became the offering for sin, giving His life for a people He purchased.
- …shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. - Acts 20:28
- But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession… - 1 Peter 2:9
- Alan Cairns, Dictionary of Theological Terms (Belfast; Greenville, SC: Ambassador Emerald International, 2002), 372.