20 “The Redeemer will come to Zion,
And to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,”
Says the Lord.
21 “As for Me,” says the Lord, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants’ descendants,” says the Lord, “from this time and forevermore.”
You have to love the idea that God over and over calls Himself our Redeemer. He has been the Redeemer of mankind since before the foundation of the earth. He did not become our Redeemer after we had a problem but has always been our Redeemer. Read what the Apostle Peter told us:
1 Peter 1:18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.
Paul said in Ephesians 1 that we were chosen by God in Christ before the foundation of the world. God has been in the business or redeeming mankind before we sinned even before we were born.
God made His covenant with His people, an everlasting covenant that we can’t break because we were not a part of making it and a covenant that God can’t break because He, as God, has given us His word which cannot be broken. This Word from God which He put in the mouth of the prophets will be passed down from generation to generation from this time and even forever! I sure hope you are secure in your salvation provided for you by your Redeemer.
If you can, join us tonight for our outdoor movie, I’m Not Ashamed. The weather is supposed to be great! Bring a friend, invite a teenager, pray for the message of the movie to shape someone’s heart for Christ.
Come Sunday as I will be bringing a message from Jeremiah 50-51 on how God sees people. When we understand how God sees people it will help us see those around us in a more clear way.
After church, anyone wanting to go out witnessing with us can join us.
Please pray for my friend, Pastor Phil. His cancer has come back with a vengeance.
Have a great day in the Lord,