Read Ephesians 1:1-14

When you buy a house or anything of value, you usually make payments over a period of time. This ensures that you have a vested stake in whatever your purchase is. Once your final payment is made, you redeem your purchase.

On a smaller scale, when I buy new video games, I put a small amount down months in advance, then make small weekly payments until I pay them off. On the release date, I redeem my purchase.

When Jesus died on the cross, he was redeeming the sins of all believers who died before him, and providing salvation for all future believers. He preordered us, His followers with a down payment of His death. He loves all humans and has predestined us all for Heaven (Ephisians 1:11).

Once you are a believer, you have fire insurance. You are saved and cannot lose that salvation, no matter how much you sin. Rest in the assurance of God’s promise and salvation, for you are redeemed, and your redeemer lives!

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace…” – Ephesians 1:7

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.” – Ephesians 1:13-14