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Skrevet af Alan Navaratnam   
Fredag, 13. august 2021 10:20

I want to share with you the blessings bestowed on us in Christ despite all the sinful evils “inherited from your forefathers”  (1 Pet. 1:18). I like to share with you the practical implications of being redeemed through the precious blood of Christ.


A godly confidant of my grandfather said to him, “A curse is resting on that family!” He was referring to the rich family he´d married with all its many members of depressive cases through the lineage of his wife. My dear mother was consequently one of its links, and that scared me as a young man.


One day the apostolic words came to me,  “You were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers…with the precious blood of Christ.”   (1 Pet. 1:18-19) I said to an elderly godly woman who meant so much to me, “Do you think that I may claim full family deliverance on the virtue of His blood?”  She knew our family so well and said to me, “Oh yes, you should!”


Another word also became precious to me, “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us…so that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentile…”  (Gal. 3:13-14).  That refers to the same thing, doesn´t it?  No curse is now on me as Christ took upon him every curse that exists.


But in you and me we all have the curse of inbred sin which the law curses.  To a child of God, no matter what the inheritance happens to be, calvary is the place we look to making much of the redeeming blood of Christ.  The gravity of sin in us has not been removed nor improved  as long as we are  here, but its power has been powerfully counteracted by  “the law of the Spirit of live in Christ Jesus” (Rom. 8:2)


So that brother was right who said, “You don´t need pills except the gospel – godspill -  (notice the play of words). Because of my wretched lineage and my own lostness, this gospel of redemption through the blood of Christ is now my charter.


And now I find “the riches of His glorious in heritance in the saints” (Eph. 1:18, not in any other family no matter how aristocratic it happens to be.


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