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The law of the redemption of the land and human salvation

Manmin News   No. 763
317
June 02, 2024


쏛nd there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)

There is no savior in the world but Jesus Christ, and no one can be saved without accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. Why is then Jesus our only Savior?
As a country has its law, so does the spiritual realm have its law. All men were destined to death according to a law and we can be forgiven and saved according to another law as well.
By the law which dictates, 쐇n the day that you eat from it you shall surely die, and 쐔he wages of sin is death, Adam and all his descendants who sinned were destined to die. And by the law which reads, 쐙ou are slaves of the one whom you obey, all men who sinned became a slave to the devil, the ruler of sin.
In the same way, men can be liberated from the punishment of death and saved only by a law of the spiritual realm. Which law do you think explains that men who were destined to death can be redeemed from the bondage of the devil and get back the right that had been handed over to the devil?
It is the law of the redemption of the land. It was in accordance with this law that God predestined the way for human salvation in His mysterious wisdom since before the ages.
Leviticus 25:23-25 reads, 쏷he land, moreover, shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are but aliens and sojourners with Me. Thus for every piece of your property, you are to provide for the redemption of the land. If a fellow countryman of yours becomes so poor he has to sell part of his property, then his nearest kinsman is to come and buy back what his relative has sold.
The land basically belongs to God and thus should not be sold permanently. If a poor countryman sold part of his properties, his nearest kinsman could buy it back or he himself could when he became rich again. This is how the law of the redemption of the land explains.
The people of Israel, God셲 Elect observed His law, and made a contract of selling and buying the land with a condition that the land should not be sold permanently. The contract includes a detailed procedure of selling and buying the land and how it can be redeemed later. The seller and the buyer sign on it in the eyes of over two witnesses.
One copy of the signed contract is sealed and in custody in a warehouse of the Temple according to their decree, while the other is displayed unsealed at the entrance of the Temple so that the seller셲 nearest kinsman may buy it back at any time. Or the seller can redeem it when he becomes rich again.
It is a law related to trading the land in Israel, but is spiritually a law related to the way of salvation of men who were formed of dust from the ground. Genesis 3:19 reads, 쏝y the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return. And Verse 23 reads, 쐔herefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken.
Men who were formed of dust are closely connected to the law of the redemption of the land. According to this same law, men who sinned were handed over to the devil and can be redeemed and return to God as well. As the land in Israel all belongs to God, so Adam and his right belonged to Him. So the law dictates that they should not be sold permanently.
When Adam sinned and was handed over to the devil, a contract was made between God and the devil because Adam belongs to God. Now Adam was a slave to the devil and handed over all his authorities to the devil, but the devil had to return Adam and the authorities when a person worthy to redeem them according to the law of the redemption of the land would come.
This is how the law of the redemption of the land presents a way to save mankind who sinned and are destined to death.
(To be continued in the next issue)


 

 

 
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