REDEEMING Doing something that compensates for poor past performance or behavior.
I tell you the truth. Where in the world would we be if not for the redeeming power of Jesus? My life alone couldn’t even imagine. Some people do not comprehend this aspect of the power of God. Many of us focus on the future of heaven. Some of us run after the peace of God. Some of us turn to the Lord when we want or need something. All of those things are available from Jesus. I find it a little interesting that people have so much faith in the Lord for all these things, however when we make a bad choice or mistake that pulls us down we have no clue how to get back up. During life so long on Earth most of us who walk with the Lord know where to find our answer. Some people just can not figure out how to get back up.
Jesus died on the cross at Calvary in case you did not know. One of the biggest reasons and results was the redemption of our souls. Jesus redeemed us that day. He did it in more ways than one. First and foremost Jesus redeemed our souls from the penalty of sin. God also gave us the power to believe in him to pick us up when we fall. The redemption of our lives here on Earth is a big part of our salvation. Sometimes we really go thru it. During those times our minds go in all kinds of directions. Remember that Jesus redeemed us on Calvary that day. This is not a fairy tale. This is the real deal.
The power is in us-
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever; John14:16. The comforter is the Holy Spirit. This Holy Spirit that lives on the inside of believers packs a mean punch. There was a time in my personal life when it was really tough. A couple of poor decisions really backed me into a corner. During that time I can’t help but to remember the mental strain. My mind was going a million miles an hour. All the thinking and worrying in the world did not result in any answers. Peace was also not coming my way. There was a moment one day during that time a voice from within me spoke. The voice asked me a question. ” What about me “? That was the question. Once that question was asked, my mind began to think again. This time my mind began to think about how Jesus redeemed me in the past. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to you remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. John 14:26. From that moment on I began to get in my word and pray. Things did not change overnight but they did change. The first thing that changed was the peace I now had on the inside. Having peace about any situation you going thru is huge. The peace brings a balance between the problem and the mind. Problems plus worry equals overwhelming. Peace plus problems equals things will be fine in due time. Our minds appreciate peace. Once peace is in you, the Prince of Peace can do his thing.
Use the tools!!!!
Oh what needless pain we bear. The fact that we know we have been redeemed is not enough. Everytime we fall we need to roll our sleeves up and get to work. The quicker we stop worrying and start worshiping the quicker we can get back up. Let’s say my car needs fixing. In order to fix it I need a socket wrench. Instead of the socket wrench I use a flat head screwdriver. That is the wrong tool, and the job is going to be next to impossible to get done. Worrying about our fall from grace is the same thing. We waste so much time stressing in our minds that we can’t find the answer. When you have lost you job, been evicted, or even abandoned its go time. Immediately get on you knees and cry out for the Lord to redeem you. Simply tell him what’s going on. Be sure to end you prayer in the name of Jesus. Once you are done praying, listen to you favorite gospel hits. Praising God in the midst of our struggles really touches our Fathers heart. When the music is finished, read some scripture. Don’t forget to go to church. It may be bible study, prayer night, or even Sunday morning. Focus on doing these things and you redemption will be here before you know what hit you. Even from the days of you fathers ye are gone away from my ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? Malachi 3:7
Redemption of the soul-
There are alot of people out there today who are not sure if they will make it in. These include believers and nonbelievers as well. Living a life will guarantee we will all sin at some point. Being blessed to live a long life is great. That blessing also gives you more chances to get wrapped up in alot more mess. I met a guy once who had a teardrop tattooed under his eye. He told me that he could never make it to heaven because he had killed someone and it was too late for him. That guy had the most surprised look on his face when I told him that was not true. The truth is all sin under heaven is able be forgiven with one exception. Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: But the blasphemy against the HolyGhost shall not be forgiven unto men. Matthew 12:31.
Please don’t think that it is too late for you. Life has a way of making you doubt a little as we get older. The longer you go on the more there is to look back on. Jesus paid the ultimate price on that cross for you redemption as well as mines. There is no sin that is bigger than another. There is hope for us all at the cross. All the Lord requires of us is to repent of our sins and believe on his name. That’s our part for the redemption of our souls. It’s a done deal. We just have to receive it. Jesus has done his part. The real question is will we do ours. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. Hebrews 9:12.
Victory is ours-
Without this free gift of redemption I would have lost my mind a long time ago. Think about you own life as well. Do you remember when you called on the Name of the Lord in you darkest hour? Did he deliver or not? Jesus is still the same today and he is ready to redeem you again. Do you need redemption? Are you looking for a way out? Receive you victory today. Reach out to Jesus. Tell him all about it. No one else may want to care about what you going thru, but I can assure you Jesus does. The time for you to be redeemed is here. Wake up out of you slumber and stop stressing. Your victory can be found in the name of Jesus.
He sent redemption unto his people: he has commanded his covenant forever holy and reverend is his name. Psalms 111:9. Please feel free to comment below and or contact us for prayer or assistance in anyway at Pmcmillan257@gmail.com.