Recently, there are some incidents in which the criminals require the huge amount of money for the hostage’s release from his family. Usually the main reason of the kidnappers is a ransom to demand. They hold a hostage to ransom, and as far as the ransom isn’t paid, the hostage cannot be released. Nor be his life guaranteed under being threatened. A ransom refers to the money that has to be paid to someone so that he will be released after kidnapped or abducted. The criminals believe that all the time their extortion successfully works so that they could take advantage of them or achieve the purpose through the ransom.
Where is a ransom originated from? It had ever been the practice of holding the prisoners or items to extort money or property in order to guarantee their release in the past. Generally a ransom involves money, but others that much. However it is found in the Bible and a ransom was not paid with money but a life of Jesus Himself with His own blood and flesh which was called ‘the ransom of Christ’.
In the Old Testament, when the priests took a census of the Israelites to count them after brought out of Egypt, each one had to pay the LORD a ransom for his life at the time he is counted. That meant the kind of offering to avoid the plague in the desert. (Exodus 30:12)
Moreover when they fled to the city of refuge with the charge of murder in which they were going to be judged whether an intentional murderer or an unintentional accident, they should not be allowed a ransom for the life of a murderer. They must surely be put to death. Only after the high priest died for their life as a ransom, they could return to their own land or property. (Numbers 35:31)
In the book of Isaiah, the ransomed of the LORD was promised to return and they enter Zion where God was dwelling with singing; everlasting joy was going to crown their heads with gladness and joy instead of sorrow or sighing.
Furthermore in the New Testament, it was written that the Son of Man[Jesus] did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.(Matthew 20:28) And in the book of 1Timothy, Jesus gave Himself as a ransom for all men.
Satan had already known about a ransom very well and how it would work on Elohim God; not only it torn off the God’s heart but also God came down to protect us; the sinners from the evil ones. So it has been holing us, the children of God, for ransom to demand the life of Elohim God in heartbroken.
How much is our life worth for ransom? Is it one million bucks, or one billion bucks, or one trillion bucks? Otherwise is it priceless? Does it deserve to be paid in the life of our Elohim God?
Hebrew 9:15 For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance–now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
God considers our life to be priceless and He came down to the earth where His children are being taken as the hostage by Satan. God the Father as well as God the Mother came here, the abominable place, to rescue the children from Satan, who is the controller of the earth to have us get astray and to instigate us to commit a sin, by alienating us from God.
Heavenly Parents were willing to lay down Their life with no hesitation at all. If They hadn’t paid a ransom for us, we would have been captured as a hostage in the hands of Satan forever. Through the great sacrifice of Elohim God, we can be saved through the ransom and get the opportunity to go back to our own property, the heavenly hometown.