Summary: This sermon is a message to help the people of God know and understand the true meaning of their salation.
"Redeemed, Resurrected, and Completely
Made Free in 2003"
The number Twenty is found 288 times in the Bible and it stands for Redemption. The males of the children of Israel had to offer a ransom for their souls at the age of Twenty. The money that was given for their ransom was silver money. Therefore the number twenty and silver money stands for Redemption.
In Ruth 4:1-10 there is the record of Boaz, the kinsman-redeemer, redeeming the property that was Elimelech’s and Naomi’s, and purchasing Ruth to be his wife. The name of Boaz occurs Twenty times in the Book of Ruth also twenty different persons are mentioned in the Book of Ruth.
If you can remember Jacob labored in the household of Laban for Twenty years in order to redeem Rachel. Gen. 31:38-41
In the wilderness all that had been numbered of the twelve tribes of Israel from Twenty years old and upward were to die in the wilderness. Those under Twenty years of age who, they feared would be a prey to their enemies, were to be the ones to go into the land. This shows that the fear of man is many times without foundation. When God is in a thing man never needs to fear the results. God is greater than all and will fulfill His Word. Those who walked by faith, experienced the Redemption Of The Lord. Numbers 14:26-35
Every blood washed Child of God has been redeemed from the hand of the enemy through the blood of Jesus Christ. The Bible declare in Psalms 103:4 - Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies. It goes on to say in Psalms 107:2 - Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.
In Galatians 3:13 it says that Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us, for it is written, cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the spirit through faith.
The word Redeemed in the Greek is Agorazo and in the Hebrew it is Gawal both these words broken down in English means to purchase or buy back. In 1 Peter 1:18,19 it says - Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
While twenty is the number of Redemption, the number Three represent Divine Completeness. In the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit we see the fullness of God. Spirit, Soul, Body we see the fulness of Man.
Jesus raised three from the dead during His earthly Ministry. (The widow’s son, Jairus’s daughter, and Lazarus. He was crucified at the Third Hour. Three times a voice from heaven spake to Him. His great temptation in the wilderness came in a three-fold way. There was three hours of darkness when He was on the Cross. He arose the Third day.
Refers to the Restoration of Israel - After three days he will revival us. Resurrection of Jonah and the Resurrection of Christ.
He which is and was and is to come.
Faithful Witness, First Begotten of the Dead, Prince of the Kings of the Earth
Four Living Creatures chant Holy, Holy, Holy - Glory and Honor and Thanks.
In order for us to be redeemed, resurrected and completely made free in 2003 we must destory everything hiners our walk and relationship with God.
Just as God told Saul when he go into battle with the Amalekites he must utterly destroy all that they have, and spare nothing. He was to kill both men an women, infant, oxens sheep, camel and all.
Why did God command such utter destruction? The Amalekites were a band of guerrilla terrorists. They lived by attacking other nations and carrying off their wealth and their families. They were the first to attack the Israelites as they entered the Promised Land, and they continued raid Israelite camps at every opportunity. God knew that the Israelites could never live peacefully in the Promised Land as long as the Amalekites existed. He also knew that their corrupt, idolatrous religious practices threatened Israel’s relationship with him. The only way to protect the Israelites bodies and souls was to utterly destroy the people of this war-like nation and all their possessions, including their idols.
Just as Samuel told Saul through the voice of God to utterly kill everything, God is speaking to us in these last days through his Preachers and Prophets to kill and put away from us everything that is not like God. Touch not, taste not, and handle not the unclean things. I believe what we need today is a sin tax.