February 2, 2019: Our Redeemer is Strong to Save!

 

Jeremiah 50:33-34 (NIV)
33  This is what the LORD Almighty says: “The people of Israel are oppressed, and the people of Judah as well. All their captors hold them fast, refusing to let them go.
34  Yet their Redeemer is strong; the LORD Almighty is his name. He will vigorously defend their cause so that he may bring rest to their land, but unrest to those who live in Babylon.

 

Matthew 18:6 (NIV)
6  But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.

 

When I was in seventh grade, my family moved into a new neighborhood where I had to walk to school about two miles every day.  I loved the walk until an older teen began to taunt me on my way home.  He was bigger and stronger than I was, with every passing week, he grew bolder in threatening my safety.

It was not too long until he decided it was time for me to be introduced to his violence; he attacked me on my way home.  He lived in my neighborhood and up until the day that he attacked me, no one had stood up to him.  When I got home my older brother, Carl, who was now on the sophomore football team, learned who had beaten up his youngest brother.

It was not too long after that that I saw my brother go over to this bully’s house and have a “nice chat” with this bully.  Needless to say, that bully never bothered me again, nor did he bother anyone else as far as I know.

Are you fearful of the enemy’s attacks, worn out by fearing what your enemy will do to you?  You can stop because we have a redeemer who is strong and mighty to save.  He will, in the perfect time, execute his judgment on all those who oppress his children.  They will not escape his judgment.  When God judges your oppressors he will make them come and bow down at your feet and acknowledge that we have been loved by this great redeemer of ours.  O how sweet that day will be.

Want to know what that day will look like go check out revelation 3:9.

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