Anna: Jesus is the Redeemer
Luke 2:36–38 says, 36 And there was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years, having lived with her husband seven years from when she was a virgin, 37 and then as a widow until she was eighty-four. She did not depart from the temple, worshiping with fasting and prayer night and day. 38 And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
Luke 2:38 says, And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
Ephesians 1:7a says, In him we have redemption through his blood,
I. Redemption Clarifies Your Calling and Purpose
Back in Exodus 6:6, God says to Moses, Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment.
Exodus 8:1 says, Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go in to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord, “Let my people go, that they may serve me.
Luke 2:38 expresses, And coming up at that very hour she began to give thanks to God and to speak of him to all who were waiting for the redemption of Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 6:20a says, for you were bought with a price.
Knowing who you are in Christ and that He is your redeemer is the greatest incentive in the New Testament for pursuing a holy and godly life.
II. Redemption Speaks to a Personal Act of Love
There are two laws in the Old Testament that you need to know in order to understand this story. The first was the “Law of Redemption.” The purpose of that law, found in Leviticus 25, was to keep land in the near family circle.
The second law was the “Law of Levirate Marriage.”
Ruth 4:6 says, Then the redeemer said, “I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I impair my own inheritance. Take my right of redemption yourself, for I cannot redeem it.”
Thank God that a redeemer comes from heaven and becomes our nearest relative.
Galatians 2:20b says, And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
III. Redemption Clarifies the Hope Found in Christ
Job 19:25a says, For I know that my Redeemer lives,
Romans 8:23 says, And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
Heaven will be the home of righteousness, as we have no violence, racism, complaining on social media, no pain, no hatred, no war, and no death as we live with God in peace.