In the Bible, God reveals His 7 redemptive names to us. The word “redeem” means to buy back or to pay a ransom in order to rescue someone who has been held hostage.
Through Adam’s Fall, all of humanity has fallen captive to Satan’s deception and tyranny; so God’s salvation and blessings could not reach us. In God’s great mercy, He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to pay the ultimate sacrificial price to redeem us from the bondage of the devil.
1 John 3:8
…For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.
Consequently, when anyone decides to trust Christ and enters into a Covenant relationship with Him, he or she is redeemed from darkness and eventual destruction. Nothing could be more important than to be saved and redeemed from the devil’s clutches.
Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
So the 7 redemptive names of God are His sterling promises of the full scope of benefits for our well-being. They are attached to His names so that we would have the confidence to claim them should the needs arise.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
As we enumerate the 7 redemptive names of God, you would probably realise that all these benefits which are available to us have been purchased by the Lord Jesus through His redemptive works on the Cross. Hence, they are legally ours for the taking through faith in Christ’s finished works.
1st Redemptive Name of God
The Lord is present
All the way around shall be eighteen thousand cubits; and the name of the city from that day shall be: THE LORD IS THERE.”
God’s desire is to dwell among His people. Even in the days of Ezekiel before the New Covenant was established, God expressed this longing as He gave detailed instructions for the building of the new capital city.
As soon as Jesus paid the full ransom for our liberty, the thick curtain, veiling the Holy of Holies where Jehovah God dwelled was torn asunder, signifying that His presence is readily accessible to anyone who would call on the name of the Lord for help.
Good things happen when we are basking in God’s manifested presence. This is when healing and freedom from bondage could take place.
Now it happened on a certain day, as He was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every town of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them.
2 Corinthians 3:17
Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
2nd Redemptive Name of God
The Lord is our Peace
So Gideon built an altar there to the Lord, and called it The-Lord-Is-Peace. To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.
Peace is the foundation to our happiness and well-being. And having the presence of God in our lives brings lasting peace. With God’s peace and assurance, success and victory can then follow.
That was what happened to Gideon. When God first commissioned him to deliver the Israelites from the hand of the Midianites, he was living in constant fear of the enemies. The Lord had to assure him of His presence first before Gideon could have the peace and confidence to launch out in faith.
And the Lord said to him, “Surely I will be with you, and you shall defeat the Midianites as one man.”
Peace is also our redemptive right. It legally belongs to us. Unless we allow the devil to deceive and steal it from us, we need not lose our peace which Christ has bequeathed it to us.
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
3rd Redemptive Name of God
The Lord is my Shepherd
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
This verse emphasizes one glorious truth: if you allow this Creator of the heavens and the earth to be your Shepherd, you will not be in want, be it spiritual, material, or physical.
A careful study of the entire 23rd Psalm would convince us that all we ever need have been made available to us through Christ’s redemptive sacrifice.
2 Corinthians 8:9
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
Part 2 on the subject of PROMISES IN GOD’S REDEMPTIVE NAMES will be continued next week.
Monday: Exodus 33:14
And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Tuesday: John 14:27
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Wednesday: John 10:11
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
Thursday: Psalm 34:10
The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
Friday: 1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Saturday: Romans 4:3
For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
Sunday: Psalm 103:3
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,
All scriptures are quoted from the New King James Version (NKJV).
By Pastor Rony Tan