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...
REDEMPTION At HAND-II—Luke 1:67-80
or TOUCHING REDEMPTION
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...
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.”