Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021

Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, Texas

It’s the central theme of the Bible: CHRIST BECAME REDEMPTION

“Redemption is the act of buying something back or paying a price or ransom to return something to your possession. Redemption is the English translation of the Greek word “agorazo,” meaning: REDEMPTION

1. To purchase in the marketplace.

2. To purchase a slave with the intent to set free.

 In ancient times, it often referred to the act of buying a slave. It carried the meaning of freeing someone from chains, prison, or slavery.” –Jack Zavada,


Luke 4:18 – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me. To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed”

– things move from the kingdom of hell the the Kingdom of Heaven.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised –Luke 4:18 KJV


Psalms 103:12 – As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

When redemption changes the time, redemption changes everything within that time from a curse to a blessing. 

The consequence of redemption is we see heaven instead of hell, life instead of death, unlimited opportunities instead of the pit  

Psalms 49:6-9 – Those who trust in their wealth and boast in the multitude of their riches, none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him—for the redemption of their souls is costly, and it shall cease forever, that he should continue to live eternally, and not see the Pit.


1. A complete change of direction or action. “The growth actuates a reverse of photosynthesis.”
2. The opposite or contrary to that previously stated. “He didn’t feel homesick—quite the reverse.”

The curse REVERSED

2 Kings 20:1-6 – In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.” 2 Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 3 “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 4 Before Isaiah had left the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: 5 “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord. 6 I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of my servant David.’


1 Corinthians 15:52 – …in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

And we see it all the time.

Sometimes, reversing the curse is a long process of being committed to relationship with God and conforming to the image of our identity in Christ. 

The word commit shows up in the Bible 164 times.

Psalms 37:5 – “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will bring it to pass (act).”

When you fall out of your commitment to reversing the curse and living a life that expresses redemption You are giving into and bowing your knee to the false God in the cursed place. 

Exodus 20:5-6 – Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.


Proverbs 25:26 – Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked.

We will not bow! We resist the enemy.  We rebuke the devil. We only bow to God we will not bow the curses inflicted upon us by those around us or even from ourselves. 

We repent. We call God Holy. We take on and carry his Holy name in a way that looks more like heaven than like hell. 

Psalms 111:9 – He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

Galatians 3:13 – Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us…