THE LANGUAGE OF REDEMPTION
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God. (1 Corinthians 1:18)
“Learn the language of redemption! ‘Christ hath [past tense] redeemed us!'” – Mark Hankins
When Jesus went to the cross, He was made to be sin for us. He took our condition, and a surgical procedure was performed. God cut Himself open and put you in Christ. Three days later the process was complete, and the redemption story is still being told around the world.
Paul speaks of the preaching of the cross or the language of the cross in 1 Corinthians 1:18. The Greek word for “preaching” is the word logos. Logos means “the written word.”
Your redemption and your identification have a certain language. You must learn this language of identification. Get your tenses and verbs right because when Christ was crucified, you were crucified with Him. You died with Him. You are seated with Him. Start speaking that language. It is the key to God’s economy.
Confession: Christ has redeemed me. I was crucified with Him. I died with Him. I am now seated with Him!