A Kinsman-redeemer was a close influencial relative to whom members of the extended family could turn to for help. Usually when the family line or possessions were in danger of being lost. He was resonsible for buying back the family land sold during crises.( Lev 25 :25).
Buying back enslaved relatives( Lev 25:47).
Providing an heir for a dead brother.(Deut 25:5-10 ).
Avenging the killing of a relative(Num 35:19).
Finally caring for relatives in different circumstances.(Jer32:6-25 )
Ruth 2:20 “The LORD bless him!” Naomi said to her daughter-in-law. “He has not stopped showing his kindness to the living and the dead.” She added, “That man is our close relative; he is one of our kinsman-redeemers.”
A redeemer on the other hand is someone who redeems or buys back. To redeem means ; to recover possession or ownership of by payment of a price or service; regain
*to pay off (a promissory note, loan, etc)
*to recover (something pledged, mortgaged, or pawned)
*to fulfil (a promise, pledge, etc). to exchange (trading stamps, coupons, etc) for goods .
A kinsman redeemer In those times was a very influential and important personality in the family.
Jesus is our Kinsman-redeemer.Through him we have our redemption.He bought us with a price and now we are justified. Through him we have eternal life(John3:16 ),We also have physical healing(Math 8:17 ),.We enjoy financial provision(psalm 23:15).We have safety(psalm 91:11-12) .As christians these are a few of the numerous benefits we get from our kinsman-redeemer.
If you do not know him,this is your time.He is waiting on you to accept him,don’t turn down his offer ,for Our redeemer lives.