Purchased by the Creator July 18
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.
When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
In the above verse, we see Father God proclaiming an immutable statement about Jacob and Israel. If you recall, Jacob wrestled an angel, and the angel renamed Jacob Israel. Jacob means supplanter, and it refers to governments or rulers, which means to trip up or overthrow. It's what he did to his brother Esau.
The Second name is Israel which means: He will rule as God/Jesus. A symbolic picture of Christ He came and tripped up the nations, taking the authority over governments, and He rules as God.
When Jesus walked on water, the waters did not overflow Him; when He went to hell, the fires could not consume Him.
What does this have to do with our circumstances? Try replacing the names of Jacob and Israel with your first and last name in the scripture and read it out loud. You will feel the sense of comfort and strength needed to get you through today.
Can this be relevant? These verses show that all scripture is good and for the edifying:
For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
Or saith he it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written…
God gave us these verses to use in our circumstances, and there's authority in the written and spoken word; let's continue.
Fear not, Fear is subtle. It creeps up on you, or it can hit you suddenly either way: Fear Not for God has redeemed you.
I have redeemed thee, which means that God has repurchased you from slavery or widowhood for a price, and that price was the cost of Jesus.
It's comforting to know that you belong to God, Selah.
He is: Jehovah-Goel