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God as redeemer (2)

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God alone has the ability to save his people from slavery and captivity. God’s redemptive will and power is demonstrated in his deliverance of Israel from bondage in Egypt, and supremely through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.


God as the sole redeemer of Israel

Isaiah 47:4 KJV 1900
As for our redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, The Holy One of Israel.
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He redeems because of his love


He is able to redeem because of his power

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God acts as Israel’s redeemer

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He promises to redeem Israel from Egypt

Exodus 3:8–10 KJV 1900
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
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He redeems Israel in the exodus from Egypt

Deuteronomy 5:15 KJV 1900
And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
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He redeems Israel from Babylonian exile

“Redeemer” is a characteristic title for God in the second part of Isaiah. In the context of the exile Isaiah reminds Israel that God would act as redeemer.
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God redeems his people from difficult personal circumstances

Psalm 34:22 KJV 1900
The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: And none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
See also Abraham was redeemed from the land of idolatry to become God’s servant; Job, in the midst of his despair, declares God to be his redeemer; part of the psalmist’s prayer for deliverance when confronted by an evil conspiracy; the lamentor recognises personal redemption within the context of national despair

He brings deliverance from enemies

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God redeems his people from the bondage and guilt of sin

Psalm 130:7–8 KJV 1900
Let Israel hope in the Lord: For with the Lord there is mercy, And with him is plenteous redemption. And he shall redeem Israel From all his iniquities.
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Those who remain sinful do not find redemption

Hosea 7:13 KJV 1900
Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: Destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me: Though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
See also The request for redemption is made on the basis of uprightness;

God redeems his people from death

Psalm 49:15 KJV 1900
But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: For he shall receive me. Selah.
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Jesus Christ is central to God’s redemptive purposes

Colossians 1:13–14 KJV 1900
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
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God will finally redeem all creation at Jesus Christ’s second coming

Romans 8:19–23 KJV 1900
For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 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.
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God’s redemptive work brings him praise and worship

Ephesians 1:3–7 KJV 1900
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
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