The Redeemed of the Lord
Isaiah 51:11 KJV “Therefore the redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain everlasting joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.”
Heaven is a sure thing to the redeemed, who reach out in faith to their Redeemer. They shall return with singing unto Zion! They shall obtain everlasting joy!
Jesus has bought you back from the power of sin, and paid your debt in full, with his own precious blood. You are free to return to Zion and enjoy God's favor and fellowship, Because Jesus, your High Priest and intercessor, has cleared away all the obstacles between you and your creator!
Col.1:12-14 ESV "..giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."
God himself has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints! Your sins are forgiven, your sin-debt debt has been paid in full.
You are not redeemed because you have joined the 'right' church, or have embraced the 'right' theology; you are redeemed because God so loved the world, and all the sinners in it. He loved you when you were still a degenerate sinner, with no interest in the things of God. Guess what, He still loves you; no matter what your spiritual state is today, or how badly you have messed things up.
Redemption is a done deal, but you will not enjoy the benefits of redemption, unless you are willing to accept Jesus as the Son of God, who is the only source, and the conduit for the grace and goodness of God. He is the only Redeemer!
Jesus is God, manifested in the flesh. He died as a man, in your place, and rose again from the dead. He is the Living God! There is no other Redeemer!
No one else can take away the stain of sin, and forgive us for our self centered way of living; only He who loved us enough to take our place on the Cross!
Return to God, and experience the everlasting joy of knowing that you are forgiven, and you are right with your Maker, because of what Jesus has done on your behalf! You are the lost sheep that he is looking for! You are the lost coin, and the treasure that is hidden in the field! He has a place for you in His kingdom!
Isa.44:22 ESV "I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you."
God's goodness leads us to change our mind about Him, and give in to His love. the Holy Spirit shows us our need for a Redeemer who will save us from our self destructive and selfish ways. Hear the voice of Jesus your redeemer calling you to enter into his rest, and receive the forgiveness of your sins.
Your transgressions have been blotted out, there is nothing standing between you and your creator. He has taken upon himself the role of Redeemer, and made the way for you to return to his everlasting arms. There is no more need to hide from Him in shame, He loves you just as you are.
Your sins are not greater than His mercy! You are eligible to receive grace from God, you are qualified, because you have a Redeemer who has blotted out your transgressions! Good news indeed! That is the Gospel of grace that we believe. God loves you unconditionally, and He has created a highway that will take you directly to Him.
Jesus, your Redeemer, is the way to a clean heart and a clear conscience! He is your Savior and your salvation, return to the fold and enjoy the protection of the Great Shepherd. Feed in His green pastures, and drink the cool, refreshing water of life that will satisfy your thirst for true peace and joy.
You are the redeemed of the Lord, return to Him and enjoy the benefits of fellowship with Him.
God bless you as you rest in His grace!
Rev. Chuck Loubert