From Fathers Heart To Yours
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Plenteous Redemption

               Reading Psalms 130 we find in verse seven the Psalmist saying: "Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy and with Him is plenteous redemption."
                The word redemption means to release. It is to ransom from bondage. My old Webster's dictionary says "Redeemer" is one who redeems--Jesus Christ the Savior. But we know that from reading scripture. However, it is interesting to note that in Webster's mind, Jesus Christ is the correct definition of Redeemer. You won't find that definition in today's dictionary.
                Redemption has a price. It costs something. Peter said the price of redemption is greater than tradition or silver or gold. (1 Peter 1:18); and the psalmist said that nobody can redeem himself or his brother. (Psalms 49:7).
                Redemption is precious. (Psalms 49:8). Redemption comes only through and by the blood of Jesus Christ, the lamb of God who has no spot or blemish. (Psalms 49:8; 1 Peter 1:18; Eph 1:7; Colossians 1:14).
                God spoke Himself and said "I the Lord am your redeemer." (Isaiah 49:26, 60:16). Not only is God our redeemer but He is strong and well able to rescue us from any bondage. His hand is not short that it cannot redeem. Christ is made to wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and Redemption. (1 Corinthians 1:30).
                When Job was suffering torment at the hand of his enemy, he was sure and bold when he stated, "I know that my Redeemer liveth and He shall yet stand on the earth." (Job 19:25). Do you know that your Redeemer lives and wants to redeem your life from destruction?
                He is the God of more than enough! He is El Shadhi! With him is plenteous redemption! There is nothing outside the realm God's Redemption!
                Let's just look at Psalms 103, which says "Bless the Lord oh my soul and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagles." (Psalms 103:1-5). Then in Colossians 1:13 the scripture says very plainly that Christ delivers us from all t he power of darkness and translates us into His kingdom. Friend, it doesn't get any better than that!
                Well you might say 'that's great but how do I get this plenteous redemption?' It begins by hearing. Listen to what I'm telling you until it gets down in heart and you believe it. It's true! All of this is for you!
                It comes to you only one way. "For without faith it's impossible to please God for they that come to Him must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him." (Hebrews 11:6). Without faith there can be no approach to God, no forgiveness, no deliverance, no salvation, no spiritual life at all. But with faith you and I can get any and all things God has to offer. Faith will take us anywhere in the kingdom of God.
                Just listen to God's word, hear and receive faith. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17). Then believe in your heart and confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, that God raised Him from the dead. For with the heart we believe unto righteousness and with one mouth confession is made unto salvation, for whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Redeemed) (Romans 10:9 & 13).
                I did this more than 27 years ago. It's your turn now!