Summary: Redeem time for your troubles sacrificed in the Name of Jesus in the business of God.
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (June 28, 2015)
“In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword...Or, Deliver from the enemy's hand? Or, Redeem me from the hand of the mighty?...Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles” (Job 5:20, 6:23; Psalms 25:22, King James Version [The harm of inconsideration; Job said ...weigh my grief; David resorteth unto God]).
Greetings In Jesus' Name,
My sisters and brothers, I'm singing my redemption song. I laid myself down to rest and I felt the pain of fatigue. The spirit spoke to me, “Redeem.” I know we only think of redemption for our souls from the cold grave---death but we must redeem all our troubles. Job said, “He shall deliver thee to six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee” (5:19, KJV). I am simply saying to you that when there is not enough time in the day to get all the things that you must do done, redeem and I am saying when you do not have enough strength to tackle the weight of the tasks set before you, redeem.
Furthermore, according to Ephesians, “Redeeming the time, because the days are evil” (5:16, KJV [Christian duties]). According to Colossians, “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time” (4:5, KJV [Exhortation to fervent prayer]). According to Ecclesiastes, “Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth” (11:2, KJV [Remembrance of the Creator]). Hence, Psalms says, “He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour,” (119:2, KJV [The security of the Godly]). Henceforth, I Timothy, “That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; (6:18, KJV [Godliness is great gain]).
Most importantly, the consequences of sin paid; the price paid, the obligation discharged; the obligation removed; the wrong made good; the time atoned for; the time/wrong converted to value; the debt fulfilled; the debt satisfied, by the blood of the lamb, freed from the cost of sin, freed from the cost of the wrong done. What do you need to redeem? Do you need to redeem the time you spent in divine faith works? In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill” (St. Matthew 5:17, KJV).
More importantly, is your redemption song John Newton's Amazing Grace? Were you once lost but now you are found? Give God the glory! Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus!
Moreover, the darkness where you found yourselves is redeemed and you should accept that you were, indeed, a wretch that Jesus saved. According to the witness of John, Jesus said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (3:16, KJV). According to Romans, “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth” (10:4, KJV [The calling of the Gentiles]). Do you believe in Christ Jesus?
Further, the church professed integrity pleading to God in Psalms, “Arise for our help, and redeem us for thy mercies' sake” (44:26, KJV). For the LORD is our help! According to Hebrews:
“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,
By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to
say, his flesh; an having an high priest over the house of God;...Not forsaking of
ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the
more, as ye see the day approaching” (10:19-21, 25, KJV [weakness of the law sacrifices]).
In closing, with my time spent and the strength I used redeemed I continue on my course, running not so much with the swift but with those who are still here on earth, in flesh determined to finish the business of Jesus to everlasting life. We pray:
Lord, I am the voice crying in the wilderness. Lord, set me free. Lord, how long must
I wait. Lord, let your will be done. I'm singing my redemption song. I laid myself down
to rest and I felt the pain of fatigue. The spirit spoke to me, “Redeem.”Give God the glory!
Hallelujah! Thank you Jesus! For the Lord is our help! Lord have mercy. Christ have
mercy. In The Name Of Jesus. Amen.