He Purposed To Redeem Us From The Start

Published by Deborah Negron M.A., B.S.

October 10, 2019

From The Beginning He purposed in Himself the Plan of Redemption, The Payment for Our Freedom

Philippians 1:6
being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

When Moses was on the mount and had the tablets the Lord had told him he had to bring to him, the Lord manifested his glory.
In Exodus 34:5-9

Now the Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord . And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord , the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.” So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped. Then he said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance.”

Interestingly enough, it is Moses that acknowledges for the people their sin and their stubbornness to God. He acted as their mediator.

Throughout our lives God has been continually been working to cause us to come to the same place Moses came to. That place is called Confession. The place where God makes a new covenant with those who trust him.

Christ Jesus is the inheritance Moses spoke of. Even though he did not even know it yet.
His words to God, “Take us as your inheritance were the very words God had placed in his heart and mind to express.

The exchange after those words was clear. The Lord God responded in verse 10 with these words…

Exodus 34:10
And He said: “Behold, I make a covenant. Before all your people I will do marvels such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the Lord . For it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.

Not only did God say this but in these words God, prophesied about what he would do through the children of Israel.

The gift God gave them would have a lasting effect on every human life drawn to the Lord.
The impact of acknowledging vfc their iniquity and their stiffenecked nature ensured that God would have mercy on them.

In Ephesians 1:3-11
God’s word reveals to us the divine Eternal Purpose God had From before the Beginning.
I quote,
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,”

Confession is the place we come to to receive forgiveness and restoration.
1 John 1 :9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

When Moses said, “If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance.”

He was already giving a shadow of what the Lord’s intention was for humanity.
You see, God answered Moses’ prayer in christ Jesus. Becuse not only did God make an atonement for our sins in Christ Jesus and his sacrifice on the Cross, but He answered Moses’ desire for God to take them as his inheritance. You see, through Jesus, who came to us through Israel. We have not only been given an inheritance in Christ. But he has made us His possession, His inheritance. We are his prize. The Redemption of our souls is his delight.

Oh what marvelous grace.
We too who according to scripture were dead in our trespasses.
As Ephesians 2:4-10 tells us,
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

You see, God put those words in the heart and thought of Moses. He predestined him to be a deliverer to his people. Just as he has predestined us to be his children to the adoption and our confession and repentance of our sins.
In Jesus we have become God’s own inheritance. We have become choirs with Christ of the riches of God.
We have been saved because God desired it from the onset of creation.

Glory be to God. His love and mercy still Redeems. He has made an eternal atonement. He has paid the price for us to be saved.
He is the Deliverer of humanity. He is faithful.

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