Posted on July 16, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, July

WISDOM OF GOD REVEALED {5} | KnowingJESUS Daily Devotional

1 Corinthians 1:21-24 ,For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Beloved, as far back as the time of  the shameful disobedience of Adam in the garden of Eden. Humanity of all ages and that includes you, have been subjected to the consequence of the disobedience, which was death, eternal separation from God for all eternity.

Ezekiel 18:4. Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Romans 5:12. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

However, because  our Father in heaven is plenteous in mercy and redemption, He  arranged for acceptable ransom that would save them from the pit of hell.

Psalms 130:7: Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

Hosea 13:14: I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

Very very unfortunate from time immemorial globally, vast majority of humanity have been disdaining this ransom, to their peril. I am persuaded you do not belong to the category of these people.
Beloved  God the Father has an unrelenting resolve to save humanity, the crown of His creation from eternal damnation. Please take advantage of His acceptable ransom for your good.
Remember this for ever God the Father is a gracious redeemer. See what the scriptures says about Him.
1. Mighty redeemer.

Proverbs 23:11. For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

2. Strong redeemer.

Jeremiah 50:34. Their Redeemer is strong; the Lord of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land,  and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

3. The redeemer that teaches to profit.

Isaiah 48:17-18. Thus saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel;  I am the Lord thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

4.  The redeemer that saves from captivities

Isaiah 49:24-26. Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered? But thus saith the Lord, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered:  for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children. And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

5. The redeemer that restores lost glory.

Isaiah 60:15-16. Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee, I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations. Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings:  and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

6. The redeemer that ransoms from strong enemies.

Jeremiah 31:11. For the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he.

7. The abiding redeemer.

Isaiah 43:1-4. But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob,and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.

Beloved, please for God’s sake take advantage today His acceptable ransom and avoid dropping into the pit of hell. This shall never be your portion in Jesus name.

Job 33:24: Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

Dearly beloved, Jesus Christ our Lord is our living Redeemer that liveth for ever.

Job 19:25-26. For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Revelation 1:18. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Because He lives, never ever be perturbed by these transient momentary  challenges  of this moment. You also shall live for ever with Him in Jesus name.

John 14:19. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also.

Dearly beloved for the redemption of humanity after the fall at Eden to be consummated. God needed an acceptable ransom. The entire earth and heaven were thoroughly combed. Only our Lord Jesus Christ was found to be suitable to  meet all the requisites and the demands of redemption.

Matthew 20:28: Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many..

1 Timothy 2:6: Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Our Lord paid the price of the ransom  with His precious sinless blood.

Matthew 26:28: For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Mark 14:24: And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

Acts 20:28: ¶Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Titus 2:14: Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

It is the consummation of our redemption by the singular redeemer qualified to provide Himself as the acceptable ransom that, the blessed Holy Spirit reveals through the book of Corinth. See it described as Christ the acceptable ransom for redemption of humanity of all ages and that includes you. Hallelujah.

1 Corinthians 1:21-24 ,For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 1:30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Some other scriptures affirmed the same. See them.

Romans 3:24: Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

Romans 8:23: And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

Galatians 3:13: 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:

Ephesians 1:7: In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

Ephesians 1:13-14. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Colossians 1:14: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Titus 2:14: Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Hebrews 9:12 -15. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh:  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Hebrews 9:22: And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

1 Peter 1:18 -19. 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:

1 Peter 2:24: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

1 Peter 3:18: For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:

1 John 2:2: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

1 John 4:10: Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

Dearly beloved, Jesus Christ is the acceptable ransom for the redemption of humanity of all ages. But has this acceptable ransom, redeemed you?  It must, if you must avoid the pit of hell. May the good Lord help you in particular in Jesus name.

Job 33:24: Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

Friend, the blessed Holy Spirit reveals in the scriptures things that shall precede the dawning rapture, described as the  day of  redemption. See it.

Luke 21:25-28. And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Ephesians 4:30: And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

All of these without exception had been fulfilled even in your own days. So to  be part of this imminent event, called the rapture, the scriptures says  you must have been redeemed with the precious blood of Jesus, the price for the acceptable ransom. See them.

Zechariah 9:11: As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water

Revelation 5:9: And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

Revelation 14:4: These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

But then has this acceptable ransom redeemed you?  You must not be presumptuous. You must be very very sure. How can you be so sure? See what the Bible says will be your experience, if you have been redeemed.

Romans 6:4. Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

2 Corinthians 5:17. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Are you walking in newness of life? Are you in deed a new creature? Check up has old things passed away in your life?

2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

Are you living for Christ or self?

1 Peter 4:1-2. Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

Are you committed to doing the perfect will of God, not permissive?
Your answers to all these must be affirmative yes. The good Lord shall help you in particular in Jesus name.

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