What a Deal!
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Galatians 3:13-14 (NKJV)
Most people like a good deal! It could be a shopping deal, or a deal involved in negotiating for something big. It does not really matter how small or big the deal is, the sense of knowing you just struck a deal or achieved a good bargain makes us feel good. I am not a bargain hunter, although I like a good deal, but I know people who would wake up early and travel miles just to get a good deal. The joy in their faces and the excitement in their voices about the deal they struck is just awesome to see.
So, as I read Galatians 3:13, I was struck by the deal God made for us His children even before we got saved. It is the deal of all deals but of course, what would you expect from our Heavenly Father. As I thought about this deal, I smiled, chuckled and just once again marvelled at the beauty and greatness of our God and exclaimed, ‘what a deal!’ Here is the deal – God sent His only son, Jesus Christ to redeem us from every single curse of the law by becoming a curse for us AND on top of this He kept for us all the Abrahamic blessing from the old covenant and then as the icing He gave us the promise of the Holy Spirit. Wow, what a deal – redeemed, blessed and promise of God the Holy Spirit in us!
I can assure you that this was not one of those win-win deals, this was a wipe-out deal, a winner takes it all plus the spoil kind of deal! To be redeemed from means to be rescued from, it means you and I are no longer under the curse of the law which in Deuteronomy 28 is sickness, poverty and death. It has been removed, wiped out and completely cancelled from our lives through Christ Jesus. The blessings are ours in Christ Jesus and this is also listed as the overwhelming of prosperity, promotion and victory in this life. All of this we receive through faith in the same way as we have received the promise of the Holy Spirit. Faith starts with believing in our hearts and confessing with our mouth that the word of God is true. The more we do this; the more real God’s word becomes to us.
God in his awesome goodness carried over the blessing for us in Christ Jesus and redeemed us from the curses so they can have no hold over us ever again in this world and in that which is to come. He did this because of His great love for us which is why Deuteronomy 23:5 says that ‘the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you.’
So, believe God’s promises today and boldly declare by faith that ‘Christ has delivered me from the curse of the law, He has redeemed me from sickness, poverty and death so I refuse to accept this in my life. I am a partaker of the blessings of Abraham and receive prosperity, promotion and victory in all areas of my life. I also have received the promise of the Holy Spirit, God in me by faith!
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July 2, 2019 at 21:38
Yes!!!!!! The greatest of all deals and is FREE! Lord, help me to always remember my entitlements to the benefits of this best deal ever!
July 3, 2019 at 06:07
Thank you Lord for this promise – the marvellous deal! We receive the power to hold on to it and run with it in all our challenges in Jesus name!
July 3, 2019 at 11:02
Oh my word, I love negotiating a deal! I love how you unpacked the deal God made for us believers; I thank Him for it. Absolutely nothing compares to it.
July 13, 2019 at 05:14
The benefits of this deal, totally limitless and absolutely ‘Unquantifiable’.
This is totally awesome!!! ????????