Messiah’s Power to Redeem

Isaiah 50: 2-3.

Wherefore, when I came, was there no man? when I called, was there none to answer? Is My hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst.

I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

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In the first part of verse 2, God pictures the hopelessness of Judah to be redeemed by man and made  it clear that He alone could redeem, confirming it with what He had done by His power in the past.

We shouldn’t be too quick to shake our heads in disapproval of Israel’s lack of faith. I think we, too, have forgotten what God has done here in America in the early years. We get so much negative press that it would seem there is just no hope except to give in and submit to becoming yet another Socialist failure.

It doesn’t have to happen.  If God’s people will forsake sin, repent, cry out to God, He can still waken this great nation.  I understand President Trump’s motto, Make America Great Again, and the sentiment behind it.  I think, though, that we should change it to Make Jesus Christ great again in our hearts,  and we would see a revival, an awakening, that will turn this old world upside down.

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