Redeemed–what does that mean?


Seems like all I could see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wondering how long is this gonna last
Then You look at this prisoner and say to me “son
Stop fighting a fight it’s already been won”I am redeemed, You set me free
So I’ll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, now I’m not who I used to be
I am redeemed, I’m redeemed
All my life I have been called unworthy
Named by the voice of my shame and regret
But when I hear You whisper, “Child lift up your head”
I remember, oh God, You’re not done with me yet

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I Love you Billy!

The miracle was the way God came to Billy, “I love you Billy!” just as his plan was to attempt suicide. Billy was so transformed by Jesus: “He changed Me, from the inside, not the outside.” Because Billy was willing to put his faith in an Almighty God, he saw many other miracles take place too.

Who is this God that we Worship?

The Tetragrammaton Yahweh intended to be prono...

I got a different glimpse into His Majesty today when I read Exodus 15.  This passage talks about the greatness of his majesty early and compares this God to all gods.  He performs great deeds and His Holiness is majestic.  This God is worthy of worship.

Here the LORD is capitalized and that means the root Hebrew word is YAHWEH who is the great I AM of Exodus 3:14.  The God who was and is and will be forever!  YAHWEH reflects the personal, caring, and shepherding nature of God who is among His people who guides and heals.  He creates us and protects us.  He is our warrior.

13“You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed;
you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.

Then we come to this verse 13 and the chapter really opens up to who He is to us and what he does.  His (steadfast) love is consistent towards us–never changing nor vascilating.  Our redemption is ALL His action and work–no work is done by His people for their redemption.  Our works are not acceptable for redemption–only Jesus’ work is.  Lastly, we have a promise that we will be guided by Him in the path we should go –ultimately, holiness, perfection, and Home(Heaven itself).