“God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons,” Galatians 4:4, 5.
“When the fulness of time was come” (verse 4) reveals the fact that God had a plan and was executing His plan throughout time, which began at creation. Since God is omniscient and has all foreknowledge of historical events before they occur, He is never surprised by anything. God is totally proactive; knowing that man would fall, He devised a plan whereby man could be redeemed from bondage to sin and death and Satan’s kingdom of darkness. “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, . . . but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you” (1 Peter 1:18-20).
In eternity past, Jesus chose to be the Redeemer. The die was cast and throughout the Old Testament the eternal Spirit placed together all Jesus’ grandfathers and grandmothers, creating a gene pool of sinners, His earthly ancestry. Then, when the time was right, the body of Jesus was formed in the womb of Mary to be the redemption price to buy man from slavery (Heb. 10:5).
This redemption is universal because it is offered to all people. This redemption is also exclusive in that Jesus claimed to be the only Redeemer who can set us free. “No man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).
Are you really redeemed from the bondage of sin and death or are you just playing charades with God?