July 20: Redemption and Salvation

We’ve seen some of these Hebrew words before.

The word “salvation” used twice in the first Scripture are two forms of the same root.  The first is ישועה (yesh·ü’·ä) and the second is מושעה (mō·shä·ä’). 

The word for ransom is פדה (padah) usually means the act or the purchase price for freedom.  The fourth word, redeem, comes from the root גאל (gä·al’), the closest relative who pays the price.

In other words God, Yeshua the Messiah, is our closest relative who paid the ransom price which is still effective today.  The ransom payment  to bring us deliverance from the pain and power of eternal death and separation from God.

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Psalm 68: 19-20: Blessed be the Lord,
 Who daily loads us with benefits,
the God of our salvation! Selah

Our God is the God of salvation; 
 and to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.

 Hosea 13:14a “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; 
I will redeem them from death. 
Where, O death, are your plagues?
 Where, O grave, is your destruction?

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