Friday, March 02, 2007

Mighty to Save Part 2

Again we see the Lord, coming in strength and in greatness. He speaks with righteousness. He is mighty to save. He comes with the right to redeem and he comes with the ability to redeem. He truly is our kinsman redeemer.
1 Who is this coming from Edom,
from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson?
Who is this, robed in splendor,
striding forward in the greatness of his strength?
"It is I, speaking in righteousness,
mighty to save."
But again, this time of redemption is not joy for everyone. He also comes with garments stained crimson. The blood of the nations who have met the wrath of God has covered his garments.

2 Why are your garments red,
like those of one treading the winepress?

3 "I have trodden the winepress alone;
from the nations no one was with me.
I trampled them in my anger
and trod them down in my wrath;
their blood spattered my garments,
and I stained all my clothing.

4 For the day of vengeance was in my heart,
and the year of my redemption has come.

If you need a clearer picture, examine Revelation 19
11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Our God IS mighty to save. We must proclaim his name to the Nations. Pray that God would send forth workers into his harvest.

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