Revelation 5:9-10… “And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth” (KJV). Believers down through the ages have been an oppressed people, but the day of vengeance is coming. Vengeance belongs to God and not to us. Nations who have spurned the gospel will see the coming of the Redeemer (Psalm 2). There is a year for the redeemed. Nations will look upon the redeemed and perhaps weep because of their rejection of Christ. These verses should increase our love for God. We need to behold the Lord more than we do. We are guilty of only beholding Him when we have a need. We need to see Him as our conquering Lord. Nations have taken vengeance on the spread of the gospel, but the day is near when this will change.
12) Ephesians 1:6-7… Redemption that God has accepted us… “To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace” (KJV). Sometimes we question whether God has accepted us, so we step to the sidelines. We develop negative attitude and a poor self-esteem. Redemption makes us accepted. Redemption gives us a positive image of ourselves. We are the children of God because Christ shed His blood to redeem us. We are not our own anymore. We need to confess, “Lord, I’m Yours forever.” The Lord has set us free from every bondage. It’s His life that is in us. It’s His protection that guards us. It’s His strength that empowers us. It’s His wisdom that guides us. It’s His revelation that illuminates us. We are the redeemed of the Lord, and we need to say it more often than we do.
Conclusion… Job 19:25 says, “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth” (KJV). If you had the wisdom of Solomon, the patience of Job, the meekness of Moses, the strength of Samson, the obedience of Abraham, the compassion of Joseph, the tears of Jeremiah, the poetic skills of David, the prophetic voice of Elijah, the courage of Daniel, the greatness of John the Baptist, and the endurance of Paul… you would still need redemption through Christ’s blood and the forgiveness of sins.
Pastor George Belobaba
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