1 Thessalonians 5:23: “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soulandbody be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Jesus came to redeem us from head to feet and take us out of the hands of Satan forever. He did not just come to save us from hell. He came to change us, our nature, change thoughts and finally transform and heal our bodies. It is all part of sanctification and redemption. We are property of God by means of Christ sacrifice. We neither belong to ourselves, nor to the devil anymore. God owns us.
We do not owe anything to our sinful flesh or the devil anymore. Jesus paid a very dearly price to God to take us out from eternal damnation and the claws of Satan forever. We should be very grateful to our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ for his obedience to Father and determination to do whatever it takes to redeem us. It cost him a lot. He was in deep spiritual battle in the garden of Gethsemane. There was ‘if’ in his lips. “If that is possible, may this cup be taken from me”. Fortunately, Jesus did not stop there, but added “yet not as I will, but as you will”.
He was strengthened by angel and went on to finish what he had started. And he did! Now we can enjoy all the benefits of redemption forever. Let us be forever grateful to Jesus for that. Let us rejoice in our Redeemer and his glorious redemption. You belong to him. He loves you. He is never going to leave you. You will stay with him throughout eternity (it will never end). Wow! I am already happy in advance. And so should you.