GOD's ARMY, CONTENDING for the FAITH
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BARUCH
CHAPTER 75
1. I answered, Who can comprehend, O Lord, Your goodness? for it is unfathomable.
2. Who can know Your grace? for it is boundless.
3. Who can perceive Your intelligence?
4. Who can comprehend the thoughts of Your mind?
5. Who of those born can hope to arrive to that day? unless it is one who has received Your mercy and grace.
6. If You did not have compassion on mankind, even those in fellowship with You now could not come to that blessed time... Yet, the number You have determined shall come to it!
7. If, we who now exist submit ourselves to Your mercy, then the One Who brought our people out of Egypt, will come again and remember the past events.  Then we shall rejoice in even these difficult times.
8. If we do not comprehend the salvation offered by the One Who brought us out of Egypt, we shall be grieved with pain by these same difficult times.

This is speaking of redemption. "Redemption" comes from two Hebrew words: "parak" and "gaal" meaning "to tear loose," or "to rescue".
     
The Greek word for "redemption" is "lutrouomai" meaning "to ransom".
     
There is a need of a "tearing loose" from the world, and from its ways.  Backsliding is a going back, and returning to that from which we had previously been rescued. We need to continue in the separation from evil.
     
Romans 7:24
"O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of death?"
     
The soul is separated from the death of sin at salvation, but the body awaits the rapture to be separated from the curse of physical death... Therefore, there ensues in each Christian, a battle between the fleshly, and the spiritual.

Redemption is a life force given by the Lord. 
       
Redemption enlivens the hearts of mankind to do right. 
       
Redemption separates from selfishness.
      
Redemption is the process that the saints are in that separates them from all the works that lead to death.

Ezekiel 36:26
"A new heart will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you; and I will take away the stony heart of flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh."

Redemption is a "quickening" of the Christ life within the person.
   
Ephesians 2:1
"And you hath He quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins."
          
Mankind's flesh is inclined toward evil, but the redemption of the soul inclines the soul toward good. 

Redemption makes us aware of  God's ways.
        
Redemption stirs the conscience toward a moral God.
        
Redemption brings the love of God into our soul.
        
Redemption restores a relationship with God. 

The flesh still opts to exercise free will, and choice. The Holy Spirit sees our struggle against the flesh, and aids us.

Romans 8:26
"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities; for we know not what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered."
 

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