Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;
Anatomy – When you take a thing and separate it into parts for detailed study
And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?
He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
The lawyer who questioned who is his neighbor was a master of the law, which in this time, the law would have been the bible.
Jesus answers him with picture of redemption:
- Jerusalem is a picture of being in the presence of God
- Adam/man – who left the presence of God
- Jesus will return (like the good samaritan) and redeem those who are his
- Jesus was journeying which means that he was traveling with a purpose
- Oil that was poured into the wounds represents the Holy Spirit which renews us
Wine that was poured into the wounds represents his blood that redeems us
We should spare no cost when it comes to redeeming fallen man.
Hebrews 12 reminds us that Jesus died for the joy set before Him.
Isaiah 54 indicates that he said nothing
He covered us by his blood so we could walk in the power of the spirit
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
How can you do anything while alive to pay a debt called death? You can’t, you must die but Christ has already died for you.
She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
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:
Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
Revelation 5:6, 9
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. 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;
The thing that I was once ashamed of I now hold it up as a testimony, that’s redemption!