Fear not: for I have redeemed thee
Isaiah 43:1 - But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
This is one of the most beautiful scriptures which give great hope to us. In this scripture the Lord is talking to the same person with two names; Jacob and Israel. Yet the Lord says I have called you by your name; you are mine. Which is the name did the Lord call by was it Jacob or Israel?
This person Jacob and Israel is none other than you and me. Jacob is the unredeemed man; the man who is weak, deceitful and under curse. Israel is the redeemed man, a prince of the Lord; a blessed man, a man with authority.
Get this into you; when the Lord made you and me; being God - He knew how weak we are and how sinful we would be. Knowing that, He also knows if we will return to Him or not. Yet, He is reaching out to all so that none may blame Him for being unjust. For those who will turn back, He says 'Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine'; even thou we yet have a long way to go.
Let's keep that hope alive in us, like the Lord keeps for us; to return back to Him as soon as possible.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are a mighty God. You are my shepherd, You lead your sheep to You. You know your sheep by their names. Lord I prayer that all your sheep including me, may be lead by You and come back to You soon. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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