Redemption the Tears of Zion
“Battle worn and scarred, the troops of God entered into the city of Zion. Everlasting joy was in their hearts and a crown of light upon their heads. Those who had gone before them stood in the ranks on either side as they entered the city of God. They cheered the Lord God who had brought them through to victory. The battle was long and hard, the enemy tough, but they won the battle. They did not give up or give in, overcoming by faith in the Son of God who died for us all. “
By the Watchman
Dana G Smith
Expose Nwsltr #103011
Keywords: redemption, city Zion, city God, Lord, Jesus, Yeshua, faith, anointing, martyrdom.
Redemption and Redeeming Hope was the question. Isaiah’s words in chapter fifty one gave hope of Redemption to those in Jerusalem who sought after righteousness but were caught up in the judgment of the Lord God upon Judah at the time. The prophets who gave such words to Israel and Judah at the time were not alone. These words gave judgment but also hope and one of Redemption. Those who hoped in Redemption were also those who did not give themselves over to idolatry, although much of the nation and the people; along with priests and prophets had done so. This chapter is a reminder to those who did “follow righteousness” to look to the LORD for Redemption and a redeeming hope. This Redemption would need a savior, known as that solid rock “whence ye are hewn”; Isaiah said. This was given to a people that had rejected the Lord, were suffering judgment and would for 70 years be in Babylon then see God bring them back to the land. The long lasting effects of this rejection of the Lord by Israel followed them into the modern day era. No doubt in this call, we find that the Lord God will comfort Zion. He will comfort all her waste places, caused by judgment upon a people that had rejected him. He will do this by causing the wilderness to bloom, the people to come back, and the nation to flourish. Yet in its fullness, this has not occurred yet. Redemption has been offered through the Son of God, yet the fullness of all Israel’s return to the land has not yet occurred. Many in Israel see Redemption in this return, yet this is only a portion of the Redemption of which scriptures speak.
Isa 51:1- Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.
Isa 51:2- Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
Isa 51:3- For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
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