Whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
And he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne of God and of the Lamb
For His Glory!
How important is redemption? Put it this way - without being redeemed you would die; what is death? Total absence of life.
There is a line in a song that goes, "I have a debt I could not pay…" So what is the result of that debt? Scripturally speaking it is probably referring to what Paul wrote:
Rom 3:23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (NAS unless indicated)
Rom 6:23… the wages of sin is death…
Another line goes,"He paid a debt He did not owe." A reference to the Redeemer.
1Pet 2:24and He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin …
1Pet 2:22who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth;
Because we have sinned we are doomed to die …
Rom 6:23… but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Oh the love of God, YHVH (The LORD) is our Redeemer:
John 3:16"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
1John 4:10In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
1John 3:1See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and such we are…
That fellow saint is a brief synopsis of our need and our redemption in Yeshua.
YHVH told His chosen people, Israel (and us today), that He is the Redeemer. When Israel went into the promise land He gave them rules pertaining to the redemption of their kinsman and of the land. This was a type of the Redemption plan for man thru Yeshua (Jesus), the promised Seed of Genesis 3:15. Yeshua, came to Deliver us by a redemption from our fallen state (sin and death). Death is the enemy of YHVH (in whom alone is life); Yeshua came to destroy death and that He did when He rose from the dead. All can be delivered (redeemed) from the penalty of sin (death); from our bondage to the god of this world, unto the freedom available only in Yeshua HaMashiach the Redeemer of the world.
TWOT - Deliver (H5337):
A comparison of the distinctives of other Hebrew synonyms of the concepts "deliver, save, preserve, escape" will better delineate the semantic range of our rootnṣl. Very close in basic concept are the three verbs (q.v.): gā’al "redeem, release, set free," ḥālaṣ "break away, withdraw; deliver, set free," and pādā "redeem, deliver, rescue, ransom." Also used with the sense of "rescue" are yāsha‘, Hiphil, "save"; shūb "return"; ḥāyâ Piel and Hiphil: "make alive, revive," and yātar, Hiphil, "cause to surpass, survive."
Reconciliation: (The redemption story summed by Paul)
2Cor 5:18Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were entreating through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Romans 5:10-11For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Reconciliation:Strong’s # G2644
1. to change…
a. to reconcile (those who are at variance)
b. return to favor with, be reconciled to one
c. to receive one into favor
Reconcile - To conciliate anew; to call back into union and friendship the affections which have been alienated; to restore to friendship or favor after estrangement; as, to reconcile men or parties that have been at variance.
Reconciliation - In Scripture, the means by which sinners are reconciled and brought into a state of favor with God, after natural estrangement or enmity; the atonement; expiation.
Redemption becomes necessary when someone/something ends up in a state of desperate need. This could happen because of a lack or failure to be obedient to the rules or laws that apply to the situation. For example: one willingly enters into a binding contract (covenant) then being unable to fulfill it’s terms becomes subject to the stipulated penalty. Man subjugated himself and the world to a deceptive spirit opposed to the Creator. Man willingly disobeyed his Maker. Therefore YHVH in His great love for His creation set in motion the plan of Redemption; which by necessity requires a ransom price to be paid by a Redeemer - as was pointed out last time the willing Kinsman - Redeemer was the Anointed One, Yeshua our Savior.
The redemption plan, so much a part of Scripture, uses many Greek and Hebrew words to convey the totality of this restoration/reconciliation/deliverance effected by our Heavenly Father. Here we present a summary before word detail. Catch a glimpse of YHVH’s awesome plan He has a purpose for each of us, both now and in His coming Kingdom - seek that purpose - seek His will - seek His righteousness.
Summary (Part I and II):
Restored - Made right by the Redemption of Messiah:
Rom 3:24being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus; (NAS unless indicated)
What does redemption do for us?
Titus 2:14who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Be reconciled to YHVH.
The Fullness of Redemption is yet to Come:
Rom 8:23… waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.
Prayer to the Redeemer:
Ps 26:11... Redeem me, and be gracious to me.
Our Redeemer is our Advocate:
Lam 3:58O Lord, Thou didst plead my soul's cause; Thou hast redeemed my life.
Redemption is an ongoing process; physically, emotionally, and spiritually:
2Sam 4:9David answered ... "As the LORD lives, who has redeemed my life from all distress,
YHVH’s Lovingkindness Redeems (delivers) those that trust Him:
Isa 44:22"I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud, And your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you."
Proclaim Your Redemption:
Ps 107:2Let the redeemed of the LORD say so…
Ephesians 4:30And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
REDEE'M, v.t. […to obtain or purchase.] (Edited for length)
In theology, to rescue and deliver from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law, by obedience and suffering in the place of the sinner...
The Savior of the world, JESUS CHRIST.
In theology, … the ransom or deliverance of sinners from the bondage of sin and the penalties of God's violated law by the atonement of Christ. Eph 1, Col 1
REDEE'MED, pp. Ransomed; delivered from bondage, distress, penalty, liability, or from the possession of another, by paying an equivalent.
RAN'SOMED, pp. Redeemed or rescued from captivity, bondage or punishment by the payment of an equivalent.
Luke 21:28"But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemptionG629 is drawing near."
Redemption (Edited for length)
[Noun,G629, apolutrosis ] "a releasing,
(a) "deliverance" from physical torture, Heb 11:35;
(b) the deliverance of the people of God at the coming of Christ …Luke 21:28;
(c) forgiveness and justification, "redemption" … " indicating both the liberation from the guilt and doom of sin and the introduction into a life of liberty, "newness of life" (Rom 6:4);
(d) the deliverance of the believer from the presence and power of sin, and of his body from bondage to corruption, at the coming of the Lord Jesus, Rom 8:23; 1Cor 1:30; Eph 1:14; Eph 4:30.
Yeshua our Savior has paid the ransom price to redeem (liberate) us from our bondage, (the lawless ways that lead to death); His call is to life, freedom and peace in Him. He alone is our Advocate -
Hebrews 9:12(ESV) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.
For those interested here is more detail:
We will investigate some of the uses of the redemption process in the Hebrew and Greek. Your understanding should be strengthened and your hope in our Awesome God revitalized. This may help to answer any that ask about the hope that lies within.
Some Hebrew usages of redemption, Redeemer, redeemed and ransomed, all pointing us to Yeshua. (some editing because of length)
Redemption applied to the Land:
Le 25:24 (ESV)And in all the country you possess, you shall allow a redemptionH1353 of the land.
- Transliteration:Gaullah: kindred, redemption, right of redemption, price of redemption
Redemption applied to Israel the nation:
Deut 7:8but because the LORD loved you and kept the oath which He swore to your forefathers, the LORD brought you out by a mighty hand, and redeemedH6299 you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
- Transliteration:Padah - Definition: 1. to ransom, redeem, rescue, deliver
Redemption - (Man getting into situations from which he needs to be redeemed):
Ps 107:2Let the redeemedH1350 of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary,
TWOT:H1350 (Strong) (edited)
300(gā’al) redeem, avenge, revenge, ransom, do the part of a kinsman.
The primary meaning of this root is to do the part of a kinsman and thus to redeem his kin from difficulty or danger. It is used with its derivatives 118 times…
… there is the very common usage prominent in the Psalms and prophets that God is Israel’s Redeemer who will stand up for his people and vindicate them. (Note, this is ongoing)
In the famous verseJob 19:25 "And as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth. the word gō’ēl is translated "redeemer" … accurately referred to the work of God who as friend and kinsman through faith will ultimately redeem Job from the dust of death. In any case Job expects with his own eyes to see God his go’ēl at last. R.L.H.
YHVH paid the Ransom for the Redemption of Israel:
Exodus 21:30(ESV) If a ransom is imposed on him, then he shall give for the redemptionH6306 of his life whatever is imposed on him.
TWOT: H6306(Strong) (edited)
1734(pādā) ransom, rescue, deliver.
The basic meaning of the Hebrew root is to achieve the transfer of ownership from one to another through payment of a price or an equivalent substitute.
The word was given special religious significance by the Exodus. When God delivered Israel from servitude to Egypt, he did so at the price of the slaughter of all the firstborn in Egypt, man and beast (Ex 4:23; 12:29). Consequently, the event was to be perpetually commemorated in Israel by the consecration of all the firstborn of man and beast to the Lord (Ex 13:12).
… Israel had been delivered, ransomed from servitude in Egypt by the hand of God … Likewise he saw the future deliverance of Zion as the result of that same redemptive activity (Isa 35:10; 51:11; cf. also Isa 50:2; Zech 10:8).
… God, who had redeemed his people from Egypt, would also deliver them from other difficulties…
The Psalms often speak of God’s deliverance or redemption of life from some danger (Ps 26:11; 31:5; 34:22; 44:26; 71:23), or from the hand of human oppression (Ps 55:18; 69:18; Job 6:23). The greatest danger or adversary that man faces is Death, Sheol, the Pit. The Psalmist…in Ps 49:8-9, … concludes that God’s redemptive power is not limited (v. 16). The resurrection is God’s ultimate redemption of man.
… the OT sees redemption, or salvation, in terms of the total human situation. Even a cursory reading of Luke’s Gospel will catch the reflection of the OT heritage in the concept of salvation. W.B.C.
(From this we can see redemption is an ongoing activity of our Redeemer for the total human situation.)
In Greek several words are also needed to reflect the full meaning of redemption. Here are the edited (because of length) uses of some of these words.
Rev 14:4… These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased (redeemed) G59 from among men as first fruits to God and to the Lamb.
- Transliteration:Agorazo: properly to go to market that is (by implication) to purchase; specifically to redeem: - buy redeem.
Rom 3:24being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemptionG629 which is in Christ Jesus;
G629(Strong) [additional information below]
1. a releasing effected by payment of ransom
a. redemption, deliverance
b. liberation procured by the payment of a ransom …(specifically) Christian salvation: - deliverance redemption.
Gal 3:13Christ redeemedG1805 us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us …
1. to redeem
a. by payment of a price to recover from the power of another, to ransom, buy off
2. to buy up, to buy up for one's self, for one's use
a. to make wise and sacred use of every opportunity for doing good, so that zeal and well doing are as it were the purchase money by which we make the time our own
Titus 2:14who gave Himself for us, that He might redeemG3084 us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
1. to release on receipt of ransom
2. to redeem, liberate by payment of ransom
a. to liberate
b. to cause to be released to one's self by payment of a ransom
c. to redeem
d. to deliver: from evils of every kind, internal and external
Heb 9:12and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for all, having obtained eternal redemptionG3085. (Praise YHVH)
1. a ransoming, redemption 2. deliverance, esp. from the penalty of sin
1John 3:8the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, that He might destroy G3089 the works of the devil.
TDNTa- G3089 (edited)
1. lýō and Compounds. The simple lýō, "to loose," … for release from prison, the opening of what is closed, the destroying of foundations, and the putting off of fetters.
2. lýtron. has three Hebrew originals, of which the first is kpr. …"to wash away," … "to cover," … "to atone." …
apolýtrōsis.G629 It means "freeing for ransom," but it may also have the more general sense of "release." In Lk. 21:28 it means the definitive eschatological redemption of the new aeon for which the disciples are to watch expectantly. This is also the point in Eph. 1:14 and Rom. 8:23. In the latter verse it is specifically the redemption of (not from) the body, i.e., its transformation after the model of the risen Lord (Phil. 3:21; cf. 1 Cor. 15:42-43). In the former (Eph. 4:30) it is entry into the full inheritance of which we now have a first installment by the Spirit. Yet redemption is also itself a present possession (Eph. 1:7; Col. 1:14). It consists of forgiveness as the act of God which is now enjoyed by promise but which will bring full renewal at the last day. The historical reality of redemption is that of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, who as the second Adam, divine Son, and human Brother is the middle point of God’s history with us. Now hidden with him in God, our redemption will come to consummation when we attain to union (1 Th. 4:17) and glorification (1 Cor. 15:49) with him. He himself is made apolýtrōsis for us (1 Cor. 1:30). Hence it may be had only in fellowship with him, i.e., in virtue of his work (Gal. 2:20), and in the sphere of his lordship (Col. 1:13). It is not won from God, for God himself has made him our redemption. It is a gift of grace (Rom. 3:24). … Its most significant use is eschatological, as in Lk. 21:28; Eph. 1:14; 4:30; Rom. 8:23.
[F. Büschel, IV, 335-56]
Revelation 5:9(ESV) And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are you …and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,
Let us rejoice in the message of reconciliation for we have been redeemed - Blessed be YHVH
Thy Kingdom come… Amen
Proverbs 2:12To deliver you from the way of evil…
Proverbs 11:8The righteous is delivered from trouble…
The word redemption is not mentioned in the Proverbs but its principle of deliverance is woven throughout this book. Our Redeemer is our Deliverer. We are delivered to walk in righteousness.
Proverbs 28:26He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But he who walks wisely will be delivered.
Almighty YHVH - deliver us from all unrighteousness.
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." Vince Lombardi
Webster - 1828:
WILL, n. (edited for length)
1. That faculty of the mind by which we determine either to do or forbear an action; the faculty which is exercised in deciding, among two or more objects, which we shall embrace or pursue. The will is directed or influenced by the judgment. … we reason with respect to the value or importance of things; we then judge which is to be preferred; …Will is often quite a different thing from desire.
2. Choice; determination.
3. Choice; discretion…
4. Command; direction. Our prayers should be according to the will of God.
6. Power; arbitrary disposal. Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies. Psalm 27.
7. Divine determination; moral purpose or counsel. Thy will be done. Lords Prayer.
1. To determine; to decide in the mind that something shall be done or forborne; implying power to carry the purpose into effect. In this manner God wills whatever comes to pass.
A man that sits still is said to be at liberty, because he can walk if he will it.
Our Savior came to do the will of the Father. We also pray, "Thy will be done…"
In our pursuit of humility:
(Lessons from humility and holiness.)
"Is there such humility still to be found that men count themselves ‘less that the least of all saints; the servants of all? ‘Love…does not boast, it is not proud… It is not self seeking’ (1Corinthians 13:3-5). Where the spirit of love is shed abroad in the heart, where the divine nature comes to full birth, and where Christ the meek and lowly Lamb of God is truly formed within, there comes the power of a perfect love that forgets itself and finds its blessedness in blessing others. Where this love enters, God enters. And where God has come in His power and revealed Himself, the vessel becomes nothing. This is the condition in which true humility can be displayed toward others. The presence of God is not dependent upon times and seasons, but upon a soul ready to do His will and forget itself. " Andrew Murray
In YHVH’s great wisdom He has given us freedom of choice; His desire is that we freely (willingly) choose life; and that life is in our Savior Yeshua, Son of God, our Redeemer, our Deliverer.
Deut 30:19"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,
YHVH we humbly ask for Your presence - to do Your will - to forget self - to think of others.
Understanding the precepts of prayer.
1Sam 12:20And Samuel said to the people, "Do not fear. You have committed all this evil, yet do not turn aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart. 21 And you must not turn aside, for then you would go after futile things which can not profit or deliver, because they are futile. 22 For the LORD will not abandon His people on account of His great name, because the LORD has been pleased to make you a people for Himself.
1Sam 12:23"Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way. 24 Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you. 25 But if you still do wickedly, both you and your king shall be swept away."
In spite of the Israelites rejecting the judges and asking for a king, that they might be like the nations around them, Samuel does not cease to pray for and instruct the people. His instructions are that YHVH has redeemed them and will not abandon them (v22); however they must serve YHVH with all their heart. Remembering all He has done for them (see all of chapter 12) how He has delivered them again and again for His names sake. Samuel then sternly warns them not to do wickedly lest they all be swept away (v25).
Israel is a type of the called out, redeemed ones (the church, the believers); therefore (church) serve the Almighty in truth, with all your heart lest we too be swept away.
Yeshua (Jesus), forgive us for being unfaithful to You; in humility - not my will but Yours be done.
How does God feel about issues we face today?
Action not Apathy
Phil 4:13I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
If your focus is on yourself and you submit to the "poor me" syndrome and the "I deserve better so somebody else give it to me" - you destroy God's power and work in your life. Get up - keep moving, work - choose life. That is part of choosing life - doing, action. It will not come and drop itself in your lap. You are capable of doing if you are not focused on yourself. Focus on Him and He will help you up. Stay focused on yourself and you won't see the hand that is stretched down to you, waiting to grab yours and pull you up. Everything is a choice. Choose God. Choose life.
With Him nothing is impossible but you still have to speak to the mountain for it to move. It isn't just going to slide out of the way. Faithful dedication is God's desire from His servants - not perfection, not what you think is good - He just wants your best and He will bless the rest. He covers you with His grace but grace must be asked for to work in your life. His mercy is all sufficient but you have to come to Him to receive it. Action - you have to be a person of action or you will be stuck in a dead end; for nothing will just be given to you in this world just because you think you deserve it. Everything is work, a choice but His benefits far outweigh any hardship you go through. If you want to change the world you have to start with a choice. Choose life - choose God.
Jas 2:17Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone.
Material in this section is based on various prayer diaries.
LAKE SUPERIOR FACTS
Lake Superior contains ten percent of all the fresh water on the planet Earth.
It covers 82,000 square kilometers or 31,700 square miles.
The average depth is 147 meters or 483 feet.
There have been about 350 shipwrecks recorded in Lake Superior.
Lake Superior is, by surface area, the largest lake in the world.
A Jesuit priest in 1668 named it Lac Tracy, but that name was never officially adopted.
It contains as much water as all the other Great Lakes combined, plus three extra Lake Eries.
There is a small outflow from the lake at St. Marys River (Sault Ste Marie) into Lake Huron. But it takes almost two centuries for the water to be completely replaced.
There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America with water a foot deep.
Lake Superior was formed during the last glacial retreat, making it one of the earth's youngest Major features at only about 10,000 years old.
The deepest point in the lake is 405 meters or 1,333 feet.
There are 78 different species of fish that call the big lake home.
The maximum wave ever recorded on Lake Superior was 9.45 meters or 31 feet high.
If you stretched the shoreline of Lake Superior out to a straight line, it would be long enough to reach from Duluth to the Bahamas.
Over 300 streams and rivers empty into Lake Superior with the largest source being the Nipigon River.
The average underwater visibility of Lake Superior is about 8 meters or 27 feet, making it the cleanest and Clearest of the Great Lakes.
Underwater visibility in some spots reaches 30 meters or 98 feet.
In the summer, the sun sets more than 35 minutes later on the western shore of Lake Superior than at its southeastern edge.
Some of the world's oldest rocks can be found on the Ontario shore of Lake Superior.
It very rarely freezes over completely, and then usually just for a few hours.
Complete freezing Occurred in 1962, 1979, 2003 and 2009.
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Theoretical Laws of real life
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95 Theses to the Modern Evangelical Church
by Greg Gordon - (founder of SermonIndex.net)
29. There must be repentance for the ambitious desire and idolization of the celebrity pastorate. (3Jn 9; Jer 17:5; 1Cor 12:22)
30. Pastors must trust the Spirit, not statistics. (2Sam 24:1; 1Cor 1:25; Rom 8:14)
31. Modern day prophets are being stoned by criticism and neglect. (2Tim 4:3-4; Gal 1:10; Jer 1:7-8)
(By Michael Boldea Jr.)
The State of the World!
As far as I am concerned, there is no passage in the Bible that better describes the events and the state of the world during the end of days than Matthew 24. The same passage is also relayed in Mark 13, as well as Luke 21.
Throughout all these things, throughout the wars, and rumors of wars, natural disasters of varying kinds, through the famines and the pestilences Jesus encourages His followers by saying, ‘see that you are not troubled.’
But how could we not be troubled by what our eyes see, how could we not react as the world reacts? Because we have a hope, and a sure foundation, we are Christ’s and He is ours, and He watches over those who are His. We are at peace in the palm of His hand, and under the shadow of His wing. Our lives are not our own any longer, so come what may, we rest in the knowledge of His omnipotence.
Diligence makes all things appear easy.
Love always finds a home in the heart of a friend.
Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
A good traveler in life enjoys the journey. Not just the destination.
Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
You believe that easily which you hope for earnestly.
Old age is always 10 years older than you are.
The LORD(YHVH) is my strength and my shield my heart trusted in Him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices; and with my song will I praise Him. The LORD is their strength, and He is the saving strength of His anointed.
It is appropriate to give honor to YHVH for He not only redeems us but is our constant strength and shield. He paid the ransom (price) for mankind and we belong to Him - rejoice!!!
Blessed be YHVH (Genesis 14:20And blessed be God Most High…)
1. Suddenly - Malachi 3:1
2 A thorn in the flesh - 2Corinthains 12:7-10
3. On the mountains of Ararat - Genesis 8:4
4. Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit - Luke 12:10
5. He wept - Genesis 43:29-30
6. Moses - Numbers 20:1-12
7. Stephen - Acts 7:56-59
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