Bemidbar 5772

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Categories Audio, Torah 5772 (2011 - 2012), Torah Commentary | Tags: , , | Posted on May 26, 2012

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  1. by Lyn Walters

    On May 27, 2012

    Dear Pastor Luton,

    Your new web site is wonderful. I was thrilled to see that all the older archived files are still available.

    Many blessings.

    In His Love, Lyn Walters

  2. by L. Grant Luton

    On May 27, 2012

    Thank you, Lyn, for the compliment on the new website! But the credit must go to Jeremy Schoenwald of UpperRoom Sutdio (http://www.upperroomstudio.us) who did all the heavy lifting. He is a very talented individual (as well as a dear friend) who also did the videography for First Fruits of Zion’s “HaYesod” course.

    I hope you continue to enjoy the new website!

    Shalom,
    Grant

  3. by Linda Lambert

    On June 2, 2012

    There was a question asked, about redemption. I could not understand the question, but the answer I found interesting.
    The comment was that redemption and salvation were different…so …what is redemption? How does it apply to us? I always thought redemption was
    Jesus paying the cost of our sin with his blood.

  4. by L. Grant Luton

    On June 3, 2012

    Dear Linda,
    You are not the only one who had a question about the difference between redemption and salvation. Though most people use the terms interchangeably, the Bible does not. The important thing to remember is that salvation is a process that takes place over a long period of time. For example, say you visit a second-hand shop and see an antique piece of furniture that has been horribly neglected. You decide to completely restore this item, so the first thing you must do is purchase it. This is redemption. But now the work really begins, and it is going to be a while before this precious antique is fully restored to its former glory. Now the argument could be made that once our Redeemer redeems us, He is faithful to complete this work of restoration (Philippians 1:6), and since this is absolutely true we can get into the habit of using the term ‘redemption’ to stand in for the complete process of ‘salvation’. (After all, God takes very good care of what He redeems!) This process of salvation finally reaches completion in Revelation 12:10 “…Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Messiah have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been cast down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.” Now THAT is a day to look forward to!
    Shalom & Blessings,
    Grant

  5. by Tim Winkley

    On July 29, 2012

    Grant and Linda,

    I realize this is a little late but can redemption be likened as the delivery from the taskmaster in Egypt? Israel found themselves bound and cried out to G-d. I like to tell people that redemption is what occurs from Egypt to Sinai.

    Likewise, we in this earth find ourselves bound in one way or another (by our sin and the taskmaster Satan). Redemption is the loosing of those bonds and the freedom to begin a relationship with our Lord. “in that while they were yet sinners….”

    Salvation is the process that begins in the Wilderness and culminates as you said in the end of the book.

  6. by L. Grant Luton

    On July 31, 2012

    Tim, You have it exactly right! In fact, I am not sure how we could really have an accurate understanding of our redemption if it was not for the story of the Exodus from Egypt. Everything about Pharaoh and Egypt pictures our condition of slavery to sin before our Redeemer entered our lives and brought us out. Keep up the good work! Grant L.

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