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Oh I love that old Hymn, “Redeemed how I love to proclaim it. Redeemed by the Blood of lamb, redeemed through his infinite mercy, his child and forever I AM”
The Redeemed of the Lord, you and I are part of the redeemed, those bought back out of slavery. Folks talk about slavery and its cruelty and injustice, but friend irrespective of colour everyone of us is a slave, even the rich are slaves of a greater injustice, a Slave to sin and death and every evil under the sun, until we meet the divine chain breaker. We are all born slaves and shapen in its iniquity. We were born into slavery, external systems of men and internal bondages of the mind and soul. Slaves to our own history, misery and carnality, slaves to our own corruption, contamination and conscience. Slaves to our own failures and misfortune. No one can escape slavery except through Christ redeeming us out of its bondage by his blood and adopting us as Sons by his eternal grace and mercy.
But Christ is our deliverer, Hallelujah!
Christ is the Divine chain breaker.
Let us briefly look at God’s redeeming work with his people.
1.God providing redemption By deliverance out of Egyptian Bondage.
Psalm 106:6-12. “We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. (7) Our fathers understood not thy wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red sea. (8) Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. (9) He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. (10) And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. (11) And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. (12) Then believed they his words; they sang his praise.” (Psalm 106:6-12).
2.God providing redemption By the Purchase of a slave
The buying again of an Israelite who, by reason of great poverty, had sold himself to another, by one of his near kinsman, is another wonderful picture of our redemption by Christ. (Leviticus 25:47-49).
3. God providing Redemption By Delivering a debtor out of prison.
“Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; (9) That thou mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places. (10) They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.” (Isaiah 49:8-10).
These then being pictures, shadows or types of redemption given us by Jehovah. In this mini study we see that if Jehovah can provide redemption for the Old Testament saints then he who is our redeemer namely “Jesus” must be the Jehovah of the Old Covenant and does provide us with an even greater redemption. What was in type in the Old is found in Christ in the New. He is as much Jehovah the deliverer to us as Jehovah was to Moses. It its the same chain breaker that brought them out of Egypt that brings us out of Sin.
“But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:” (Hebrews 8:6-8). “For this is the covenant I will make .. I will be to them God” (v10). (NIV, NLT, ESB, Berean) not “a God” as in KJV and ARAMAIC Bible. Thou shalt have no other gods but me. The Lord would not have contradicted his own commandment.
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45). Not just for one and not just for a tribe or nation but for many or to all that believe in his name. Jesus has become our redemption. “But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,” (1 Cor 1:30).
Galatians 4:4-5 “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, (5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons
In Part 3 We shall continue to compare the NAMES OF JEHOVAH with THE NAME OF JESUS and discover that the Jehovah of the Old is the JESUS of the new in the redemption he has obtained for all.