Tag Archive | Redeemer

Exalted

The fear of man brings a snare, But he who trusts in the Lord will be exalted. — Proverbs 29:25

Hmmm. Brings a smile to my face. I trust the Lord.

Exalt yourself in me as I serve You, my Lord, my Savior, my Redeemer, my everything. Amen.

 

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

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Redeemer

“As for me, I know that my *Redeemer lives,
And at the last He will take His stand on the earth. — Job 19:25

* Vindicator, defender; literally kinsman

“Even now, behold, my witness is in heaven,
And my advocate is on high. — Job 16:19

For their Redeemer is strong;
He will plead their case against you.

— Proverbs 23:11

“Their Redeemer is strong, the Lord of hosts is His name;
He will vigorously plead their case — Jeremiah 50:34a

Are we not blessed to have Jesus as our Redeemer? Justice may not be seen right away but know that Jesus is pleading the cause of His children. Jesus will be victorious because He has already overcome.

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” — John 16:33

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. — 1 John 4:4

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. — 1 John 5:4

Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? — 1 John 5:5

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

 

Hope And Justice

So there is no justice among us,
    and we know nothing about right living.
We look for light but find only darkness.
    We look for bright skies but walk in gloom.
We grope like the blind along a wall,
    feeling our way like people without eyes.
Even at brightest noontime,
    we stumble as though it were dark.
Among the living,
    we are like the dead.
We growl like hungry bears;
    we moan like mournful doves.
We look for justice, but it never comes.
    We look for rescue, but it is far away from us.
For our sins are piled up before God
    and testify against us.
    Yes, we know what sinners we are.
We know we have rebelled and have denied the Lord.
    We have turned our backs on our God.
We know how unfair and oppressive we have been,
    carefully planning our deceitful lies.
14 Our courts oppose the righteous,
    and justice is nowhere to be found.
Truth stumbles in the streets,
    and honesty has been outlawed.
15 Yes, truth is gone,
    and anyone who renounces evil is attacked.

The Lord looked and was displeased
    to find there was no justice.
He was amazed to see that no one intervened
    to help the oppressed.
So he himself stepped in to save them with his strong arm,
    and his justice sustained him.
He put on righteousness as his body armor
    and placed the helmet of salvation on his head.
He clothed himself with a robe of vengeance
    and wrapped himself in a cloak of divine passion.
18 He will repay his enemies for their evil deeds.
    His fury will fall on his foes.
    He will pay them back even to the ends of the earth.
In the west, people will respect the name of the Lord;
    in the east, they will glorify him.
For he will come like a raging flood tide
    driven by the breath of the Lord.

“The Redeemer will come to Jerusalem
    to buy back those in Israel
who have turned from their sins,”
    says the Lord. — Isaiah 59:9-20 NLT

Things really have not changed since this was written in the book of Isaiah. God sent His Son. Seek Him and repent (confess and turn from your sin). Our only hope is Jesus Christ.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

I Commit

Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth. — Psalm 31:5

This is one of those verses that I am sure I have read a million times but it jumped off the page today and overwhelmed me. Into Your hand, the hand of God — the Creator, Almighty, Sovereign, Perfect, Holy, Omnipotent, Righteous, Just, Eternal, Omniscient, Merciful, Loving, Truthful, Redeemer, Savior! Wow! What better guardian of my spirit could I commit?

Then the overwhelming emphasis of the word “commit”. Commit is a word not to be taken lightly. We commit to stay married for better or worse. We commit to a job to be faithful and loyal. We commit to go out to eat with a friend. But this commit is to GOD. . . This commit is essential to our spiritual walk. This commit is total surrender to the Ruler of our hearts. This commit is to give all that we have and are, to entrust, pledge ourselves to the One who ransomed us. Again, Wow! I am blown away at the gravity of this one little word.

I had to take a look at myself and ask if I have committed my spirit to the One who ransomed me, Jesus Christ. Have I entrusted my spirit to the God of truth? I had to step back and evaluate my walk. I want to be able to truly say, “Into Your hand I commit my spirit” to the God of all truth so He can do a good work in me for His glory.

Thank You Lord Jesus for ransoming me, for paying the price on Calvary. I trust You and so I commit my spirit into Your hand. May You be glorified through me in the fulfillment of Your perfect plan. To You Lord God be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Have you truly committed your spirit to the Lord? If not, take this time now to do so. Evaluate your level of commitment. It really is all or nothing.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

I AM

“Cease striving and know that I am God; — Psalm 46:10

      God said to Moses, “

I

AM

       WHO

I

AM

      ”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of  Israel, ‘

I

AM

           has sent me to you.’” — Exodus 3:14

I AM  

a shield – Genesis 15:1
God Almighty – Genesis 17:1; 35:11; Exodus 3:6; Isaiah 49:26; 60:16
the God of Abraham – Genesis 26:24; Matthew 22:32; Mark 12:26; Acts 7:32
the God of Bethel – Genesis 31:13
God – Genesis 46:3; Psalm 46:10; 50:7; 81:10; Isaiah 41:10; 43:5; Jeremiah 1:8, 19, 15:20; 46:48
Healer – Exodus 15:26
Gracious – Exodus 22:27; Jeremiah 3:12
Holy – Leviticus 11:44; 19:2; 20:26; 21:8; Isaiah 43:3; Hosea 11:9; 1 Peter 1:16
your portion and inheritance – Numbers 18:20
He who put to death and give life – Deuteronomy 32:39
First and Last – Isaiah 41:4; 44:6; 48:12; Revelation 1:17
Helper – Isaiah 41:13
Savior – Isaiah 43:3, 11, 15; 49:26
(always was, always is, always will be and there is no other) – Isaiah 43:10, 13; 44:6; 45:6, 18, 22; 46:9; John 8:58
Creator – Isaiah 43:15; 44:24; 45:5, 7, 18; Jeremiah 32:27
One who wipes out our transgressions – Isaiah 43:25
Teacher – Isaiah 48:17; John 13:13
Guide/Leader – Isaiah 48:17
Redeemer – Isaiah 49:26; 60:16
Comforter – Isaiah 51:12
Master – Jeremiah 3:14
King – Malachi 1:14; John 18:37; 19:21
Gentle – Matthew 11:29
Humble – Matthew 11:29
the Christ – Matthew 24:5; Mark 14:62
the Son of God – Matthew 27:42; Luke 22:70; John 10:36
Bread of Life – John 6:35, 41, 48, 51
Light of the world – John 8:12; 9:15
door of the sheep – John 10:11
Good shepherd – John 10:14
Resurrection and life – John 11:25
the way, the truth, and the life – John 14:6
Vine – John 15:5
Jesus – Acts 9:5; 22:8
Alpha and Omega Revelation 1:8; 22:13
Alive forever more – Revelation 1:18
Lord – Exodus 16:12; 20:2; 29:46; 31:13; Leviticus 11:44, 45; !8:2, 4, 5,6, 21, 30;
19:3,4,10,12,14,16,18,25,28,30,31,32,34,37; 20:7,8,24; 21:12,15,23; 22:2,3,8,9,
16,30,31,32; 23:22,43; 24:22; 25:17,38,55; 26;1,2,13,44,45; Numbers 3:13,41,45;
10:10; 15:41; Deuteronomy 5:6; 29:6; Judges 6:10; 1 Kings 20:13,28; Isaiah 41:13
42:6,8; 43:3,11,15; 45:5,6,7,18; 48:17; 49:23; 51:15; 60:16; Jeremiah 9:24; 24:7
32:27; Ezekiel 6:7,13,14; 7:4,27, 11:10,12; 12:15,16,20; 13:9,14,21,23; 14:8;
15:7; 16:62; 17:24; 20:5,7,12,19,20,26,38,42,44; 22:16; 23:49; 24:24,27;
25:5,7,11,17; 26:6; 28:22,23,24,26; 29:6,9,16,21; 30:8,19,25,26; 33:29; 34:27;
35:4,9,15; 36:11,23,38; 37:6,13,28; 38:23; 39:6,7,22,28; Joel 2:27; 3:17; John
13:13

I found it very interesting that in all the I am’s I found, the list for “Lord” had the most references. I was once told that if the Bible stated something more than once it must be a very important message the Lord wants us to know. As I look over the list I see how easy it is accept that our God is King, a shield, a helper, teacher, etc. but when it comes to Lord it is a little harder to swallow. For God to be Lord of my life I must surrender all that I have, all that I am to His will and purpose. Hmm, could that be why the great I AM spoke so often, “I am Lord”?

Is He Lord of your life?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Because of You

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad because of You. Let those who love Your salvation continually say, “The Lord is great!” — Psalm 40:16 (GW)

Because of You, Lord God, I seek You. Because of You I am glad and rejoice in You. Because of You, Lord Jesus, I love Your salvation and I will shout, “The Lord is great!”

Because of You I have life, my Creator. Because of You, my Provider, I have all I ever need for Christ is sufficient. Because of You, my Redeemer, I am forgiven and washed as white as snow. Because of You I have the capacity to love since You first loved me.

Because of You, magnificent, Perfect, all Powerful, all knowing, ever present God, I will tell of Your greatness, Your love, Your salvation and peace. The Lord is great!

Because of You . . .

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon