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Summary: 2 of 6. God initiated the redemption of His people thru John’s birth. Redemption is encountered/at hand thru God’s visitation. But when is that redemption realized? Redemption is at hand when God initiates...




REDEEM—To purchase or exchange in order to make something/someone what it should be continually with lasting results, from some point in time forward.

God initiated the redemption of His people thru John’s birth.

Redemption is touched/at hand thru God’s visitation.

When is/was God’s redemption realized?

Signs that God’s redemption is at hand.

Previously we had found that Redemption is at hand when God initiates/gives...

1. INSIGHT(:67)

2. BLESSING(:68a)

3. PRESENCE(:68b)

4—Redemption is at hand when God initiates/gives...



:69—“And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David,”

We are redeemed, With what?—Precious perfect blood of the Son of God. From what were we redeemed?...Our fleshly decisions to trust ourselves...from indulgence(s) of the flesh!

God’s visitation had raised up something tangible to give sight to salvation. the Salvation is for God’s people.

The salvation had occurred thru the house of King David. David’s physical kindred were part of God’s plan.

David was a man after God’s own heart!

1Sam. 13:14—“But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, & the LORD has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.”

Acts 13:22—“And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony & said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’

A conflation of 3 texts: Ps. 89:20; 1Sam. 13:14; Isa. 44:28.

God had promised to raise up salvation thru His Messiah & that this Messiah would be from David’s flesh or genealogical line.(Isa. 9:7; 11:1-2; Jer. 23:5-6; 33:20-26; Eze. 34:23-24; 37:24-25; Amos 9:11; Rom. 1:3)


Isa. 11:1-5—“There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom & understanding, The Spirit of counsel & might, The Spirit of knowledge & of the fear of the LORD. His delight is in the fear of the LORD, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears; But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His waist.”

Mat. 1:1-2, 5-6, 16 —“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham: Abraham begot Isaac....”....“Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse, & Jesse begot David the king. David the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah.”....“And Jacob[NT] begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.”

Rev. 22:16—“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root & the Offspring of David, the Bright & Morning Star.”

“Horn”—kerav—1) A horn—1a) Of animals, 1b) Since animals (esp. bulls) defend themselves with their horns, the horn with the Hebrews (& other nations) is a symbol of strength & courage, & used as such in a variety of phrases—1b1) A mighty & valiant helper, the author of deliverance, of the Messiah, 1c) A projecting extremity in a shape like a horn, a point, apex: as of an altar. Strong—from a primary kar(the hair of the head); A horn(literally or figuratively). Used 11X.

“Salvation”—swthria—Noun Fem.—1) Deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation; 2) Salvation as the present possession of all true Christians; 3) Future salvation, the sum of benefits & blessings which the Christians, redeemed from all earthly ills, will enjoy after the visible return of Christ from heaven in the consummated & eternal kingdom of God. Strong—feminine of a derivative of swthr[Deliverer] as (properly, abstract)noun; Rescue or safety(physically or morally).

“Servant”—paiv—Noun Masc./Fem.—1) A child, boy or girl—1a) Infants, children; 2) Servant, slave—2a) an attendant, servant, spec. a king's attendant, minister. Paiv refers to a child of any age. Paiv as well as teknon emphasizes the idea of descent, but gives especial prominence to age, denoting a child as one who is young. Paiv is also often used of a servant. The number of years covered by the term paiv is quite indefinite. Strong—A boy(as often beaten with impunity), or by analogy--A girl, & (genitive case)--A child; specifically--A slave or servant(especially a minister to a king; & by eminence to God).


Ps. 89:20-24—“I have found My servant David; With My holy oil I have anointed him, With whom My hand shall be established; Also My arm shall strengthen him. The enemy shall not outwit him, Nor the son of wickedness afflict him. I will beat down his foes before his face, And plague those who hate him. But My faithfulness & My mercy shall be with him, And in My name his horn shall be exalted.”

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