Ephesians 1:7-8 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us.
A redeemer is someone who redeems something or someone. To fully understand this name for Jesus, we have to first understand that we have been bought with a price. Jesus purchased our freedom and as a result, He has become our Redeemer. 1 Corinthians 1:27-30 says: ‘God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not to bring to nothing that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom, our righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.’
Christ is our redeemer, the agent of God’s redemption plan to provide a means of salvation. Christ is our righteousness. He is our sanctification and He is our redemption. All have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God (Romans 3:16). We all needed redeeming. There was a price that had to be paid and the penalty was death. Jesus paid this price and has become our precious Redeemer.
Titus 2:13-14: ‘looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.’