Spiritual Debt
Bible Study Lesson

"I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you...
by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that
word which I preached to you—unless you
believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of
all that which I also received: that Christ died for
our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He
was buried, and that He rose again the third day
according to the Scriptures
1 Corinthians 15:1-4

The gospel is not only a New Testament understanding, as the gospel was also revealed to the Old Testament saints.

"The Scripture, foreseeing that God would
the Gentiles by faith, preached the
gospel to Abraham"
Galatians 3:8

Abraham demonstrated his faith in the gospel whenever he erected an altar and sacrificed an innocent lamb. The shed blood of the lamb symbolized what the coming Lamb of God would accomplish at Calvary.

This Spiritual Debt Bible study lesson reveals how the Old Testament Kinsman-Redeemer ruling became fulfilled by Jesus Christ. He did this by fulfilling the three redemption requirements (Leviticus 25:25-28).

Following the Rapture of the Church Jesus will rise from His seated position in heaven and will become the fulfillment of the Old Testament Levitical redemption law. He will accomplish this by proving He had satisfied the three Levitical redemption requirements. Once it is confirmed that Jesus satisfied the three requirements, He can then open the Lamb's Book of Life, and announce that all names preserved in the Book have been officially redeemed. Until this redemption transaction takes place the Millennium reign remains on hold.

The three redemption requirements are:

  • Near kin. Jesus will prove that He is kin to all the names preserved in the Lamb's Book of Life. In this lesson we will see how He became related to all the names recorded in the Lamb's Book—Christ's census ledger.
  • Able to pay. Jesus will prove that He paid the full redemption payment.
  • Willing to pay. Scripture tells us Jesus counted it joy to pay the redemption payment (Hebrews 12:2).

I view this lesson on the Kinsman-Redeemer as being one of the most exciting and encouraging portions of Scripture.

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