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The Triune Redeemer

Updated on October 29, 2010

A Note of Explanation

Just a note to clarify my decisions here on this hub. I have discovered that a hub of this length is very cumbersom to read. Therfore i am breaking it up into three parts. Introduction, the meaning of redeemer and the redeemer in the beginning in part 1. The Redeemer in the Old Testament in part 2, and the Redeemer in the New testament and the conclusion in Part 3. I hope this will make for more lesiurely reading. blessings to you all, Ulrike Grace

The Father, The Son and The HolySpirit

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Introduction

           There are many names attributed to our God, some being, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty One, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace, LORD Almighty, Holy One, Rock, Most High, and Savior (Isa. 9:6; Isa. 44:6; Isa. 47:4; Isa. 48:17; Isa. 49: 26; Isa. 54:5; Isa. 60:16; Ps. 78:35; Ps. 19:14). Yet the name of Redeemer is a main and integral attribute of God. One that runs its course through all of history as Scripture records the influence and effectiveness of the Redeemer God. The name Redeemer is often attributed to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, which is right and good. However, the awareness of the Redeemer, originating in and through the Triune God, is frequently missed. From the beginning God knew the Redeemer in Himself whom He sent to earth to accomplish the fulfilling act of redemption.

The Redeemer of the World

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Our God, Our Saviour
Our God, Our Saviour

Meaning of Redeemer

            To comprehend this concept more fully an understanding of redeemer is required. Redeemer is more than a noun, more than a name of an object, place, or thing; redeemer is more than an adjective used for the description of an object. Redeemer is a transitive verb: a verb whose action, performed by a subject terminates upon a direct object. Therefore, a conclusion can be made, that the one who is known as the Redeemer, also has the characteristics of a redeemer and performs the activity of a redeemer. So,

A redeemer is one who mediates:

-to redeem or ransom, redeem to purchase back; to ransom; to liberate from captivity or bondage, to suffer, by paying an equivalent; as to redeem prisoners

-to free by making atonement

-to pay the penalty of

In theology, it is to deliver from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law, by obedience and suffering in the place of the sinner, or by doing and suffering that which is accepted in lieu of the sinner's obedience.” (Funk & Wagnall’s, New Practical Standard Dictionary , J. G. Ferguson & Associates, Chicago, IL., (c1952) Pg 1097)

This is also seen in the meanings of the Hebrew text: redeemer is: פּרה, padhah , a primary root; “to sever“, i.e. ransom; to release, preserve. In addition, the action word of redemption is: גּאל, gaal , “to tear loose,” “to rescue,” “purchase.” In the Greek the words are defined as redeem αγοράζω, agorázo , referring to “purchase,” and redemption: λύτρον, lútron , “ransom.”

It is important to take notice of what it is the Triune God has promised He would do. He will ransom, release, preserve, tear loose, rescue and purchase. All by the purity, holiness and completeness of His own being, which is contained in the substance of the Triune God.  

The Garden of Eden

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The Redeemer: in the Beginning

In Genesis God had already given a hint of the Redeemer Savior. After Adam and Eve had fallen prey to the temptations of Satan and rebelled. God spoke to them the promise of a redeemer. Addressing the serpent, God spoke a message for all time. Promising He would put enmity between the offspring of Eve and the offspring of Satan. God foretold the Victory that ultimately would be fulfilled at the cross. Interestingly God changes to a singular pronoun at this point, “…He will crush your head and you will strike His heel (Gen. 3:15).” There will be many offspring from Eve but only One that will crush the head of Satan.

It must be noted that God not only spoke of a redeemer, but God Himself acted in the role of the redeemer. God put actions to His promises in that He temporarily redeemed Adam and Eve by supplying the skins of sacrificed animals for the covering of their shame. God not only convicts, as seen in the acute awareness Adam and Eve had of their shame and nakedness; they knew they had done wrong by their Creator through the convicting power of God, the Spirit. However, God also provided the way of cover and redemption. Such is the manner of the Triune God. Already in the garden the roles of all three members were evident in the role of redemption. The provision of the way and means provided by God the Father, the conviction of the soul by God the Holy Spirit and the sacrifice and covering of the slain Lamb by the Son of God.

Forward to part 2

Forward to part 3

Prince of Peace

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    • Tamarajo profile image

      Tamarajo 

      4 years ago

      Love to learn all I can about our Savior and Redeemer. off to read part 2

    • UlrikeGrace profile imageAUTHOR

      UlrikeGrace 

      8 years ago from Canada

      Thank you Rev Lady, JeanieR, Dave Mathews and parrster for your faithfulness in reading such a long hub. I have since then broken it up into three parts to enable readers to better take in its truths but in small bites instead of one big chew. Thanks for your comments, they were very encouraging to me...Love Ulrike Grace

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      Richard Parr 

      8 years ago from Australia

      I agree with JeanieR. Your effort and research stand out in the eloquence with which you have put this study together. It truly is a thought too beautiful to comprehend; God - My Redeemer. Thanks UlrikeGrace

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      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      UlrikeGrace: As needed, As required, Almighty God reveals of Himself that knowledge of Himself to help another find his way through the usage of the knowledge provided. Each person's needs differ, as much as each person differs, therefore the knowledge Given of God about Himself differs, to adapt to the specifics of the individual.

      Brother Dave.

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      JeanieR 

      8 years ago from Sequoia National Forest, CA

      UlrikeGrace, what an undertaking you have here! Thank you for the serious amount of labor you put into giving us a glimpse of our Covenant-keeping God, He who has such lovingkindness extended to each of us.

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      RevLady 

      8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      UG,

      Our triune God is too vast for us to fully comprehend. How could He be God if we did? But in His goodness and mercy, as you stated, it has pleased Him to reveal enough of Himself that we might be led to His salvation and free grace. All glory to God our Redeemer!!

      Thank you for sharing this exposition on the tri-unity of God as Redeemer.

      Love, peace and joy in Him who loves with a love that saves!

      Forever His,

    • UlrikeGrace profile imageAUTHOR

      UlrikeGrace 

      8 years ago from Canada

      rls...I appreciate it so much that you take the time to so faithfully read these hubs. Thank you. Thinking and meditating on our Triune God is a bit mind numbing...there is so much we can't know or explain...However, there is much God has seen fit to reveal to us and it is this taht my heart rejoices in. He is truly more than enough and has provided a complete salvation for all who will accept it. Blessings to you my brother...Ulrike Grace

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      rls4immanuel 

      8 years ago

      Excellent message Ulrike Grace. You have provided an excellent reminder that God our Redeemer is much, much more than we can even begin to imagine. Thankyou

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