Faith to Christ by Pastor Melissa Scott

August 17, 2011 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

This apolutrosin is the English translation here: redemption. And this carries through every single one of these languages. I want to put some words on the board to draw a picture for you before I talk about that word apolutrosis. We did this on Festival, so follow along if you didn’t hear. I’m going to write them in English: agora, agorazo, exagorazo. To understand that word being called redemption, which is ransom or redemption, we need three words prior. Agora: the market. Agorazo: this is what goes on at the market, the activity, the business conducted at the market. Exagorazo is to be taken out of the market, from the market, what has been acquired, taken out and brought home, not to be resold again.

Now if you understand that, I was going to use the illustration of Gomer and Hosea, but I just prefer to use myself. Everybody knows the story of Hosea and Gomer. It’s very simple. He went to buy back that unfaithful wife. God told Hosea to take her back and love her. Here, using myself as an example, this is the world outside, the agora is the world. The agorazo, that’s what’s going on in the world, that’s what’s happening. And here, Jesus put His hand on me and took me out. He removed me from there, and as long as I stay in Christ and I stay connected in faith to Christ, I cannot end up back in the marketplace.

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