TODAY’S PROPHETIC NUMBER
October 28, 2023 – 10/28/2023
10 – Perfect Order
28 – Times and Seasons
Proverbs 10:28 (NKJV) – The hope of the righteous will be gladness, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
We are made righteous by faith, just like Abraham whose faith in God was counted for righteousness. But, we’ve got an upgrade because Jesus cemented the deal! 1 Corinthians 1:30 says, “But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God–and righteousness provided by Jesus, we can put our hope in Him with the full expectation of seeing it come to fruition.
Declaration: I will put my hope in the Lord, and I will not be ashamed. Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world. Though I am in the world, I will not be of the world – I am righteous in God by faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
A REDEMPTION OF HOPE
Redemption is the ultimate game-changer. Redemption is God’s plan for transforming all created things. Redemption is what Jesus brings when He’s invited into a place and changes everything. To be redeemed, is to be forgiven, made holy, justified, free, adopted, and reconciled.
(See Psalm 130:7-8; Luke 2:38; and Acts 20:28)
We have to make a big deal out of redemption! It’s the center theme of the entire Bible. It’s the prophetic story the heavens declare to the Glory of God. It’s what Jesus Christ came to bring and who He himself became: REDEMPTION! Through the transformational power of redemption, messed up minds become gifted for learning; shameful and pitiful people become honored and confident, and those who only knew the despair of a life without Jesus, now know how to hope in the Lord.
The act of changing common well water into the best wine you’ve ever tasted is exactly what an act of redemption looks like. This, the very first miracle of the 37 biblically recorded miracles of King Jesus, shows us exactly what Jesus was supernaturally commissioned, or anointed, to bring into our lives.
He changed something common into something extraordinary. He changed a place and a time of sadness into a place and time of great joy. He changed a situation from having not nearly enough into having way more than enough. He changed a shameful situation of lack and disappointment into a highly honorable situation of opulence and dreams coming true. Redemption changes everything. Because we have redemption through Jesus Christ, we know we can safely place our hope in Him–confident we will see it come to pass!
From my sermon: Redemption Changes Everything