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Jeremiah 48:1-49:22

Interesting proposition with the three nations: Moab, Ammon, and Edom. All three have a blood relationship with Israel and Judah. Moab and Ammon are descendent from Lot, Abraham’s nephew; they are from an incestuous relationship. Edom is the brother of Jacob/Israel [As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.
(Rom 9:13)] but they are not considered God’s people. God does not have grandchildren, nieces or nephews or third cousins twice removed. God has only had His People, Israel/Judah, and children, sons and daughters, all those who call on His Name and are saved.

Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life, (1Jo 2:23-25)

Jeremiah 48
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"The strength of Moab has ended. Her horns have been cut off, and her arms have been broken," says the LORD.
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"Let her stagger and fall like a drunkard, for she has rebelled against the LORD.

NOTE:
Moab is the land where Ruth lived. She married one of the sons of Elimelech and Naomi, before following her mother-in-law to Bethlehem.

This shows us that God does not HAVE to judge us for our sins if we are like faithful Ruth, who left false gods. She gave herself completely to become part of the people of God and to be one with the True God.

She married Boaz, the Kinsman-Redeemer of Naomi to save her. She not only married Boaz (a Kinsman-Redeemer), but her genealogical line included King David and the Lord Jesus! The Lord Jesus is the ULTIMATE Kinsman-Redeemer; that is, He became our eldest brother to share with us the riches of the Father!

Ruth 4
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So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife; and when he went in to her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bore a son.
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Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the LORD, who has not left you this day without a close relative; and may his name be famous in Israel!

Matthew 1
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The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

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Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse,
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and Jesse begot David the king.

Romans 8 (Amplified)
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And if we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also: heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ [sharing His inheritance with Him]; only we must share His suffering if we are to share His glory.

According to The New Unger's Bible Dictionary, the word redeemer comes from the Hebrew word goel, which means "the nearest kinsman."

These kinsmen avenged slain relatives, bought back land sold by a relative in distress, and continued a dead relative's bloodline and memory through levirate marriage.

Boaz was the redeemer of Ruth, Naomi, and Ruth's dead husband: not only did he continue the family's bloodline through his marriage to Ruth, but he also rescued the women from their hopelessness and despair.

2 Timothy 4
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Preach the word of God. Be persistent, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.
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For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to right teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever they want to hear.
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They will reject the truth and follow strange myths.
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But you should keep a clear mind in every situation. Don't be afraid of suffering for the Lord. Work at bringing others to Christ. Complete the ministry God has given you.
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As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God.

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But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength, that I might preach the Good News in all its fullness for all the Gentiles to hear.

NOTE:
May we have a passion to share the LOVE of Jesus—LOVE instructs us to repent.

Repentance is NOT focused on judgment (as it has been presented to many non-Christians). This would turn me off, if all I heard and knew about what a God who was eager to judge.

Repentance is a message of LOVE. Jesus REDEEMED all of us. But, ALL must receive Him as Savior and Lord to APPLY His redemption to their lives.

According to The New Unger's Bible Dictionary:
In Jesus' death (Hebrews 9:22, 28) God provided the perfect sacrifice--His son's blood--that saves those who accept it.

If you are already a Christian, remember to daily thank our Redeemer for sacrificing his Son.

If you don't belong to Christ, read Romans 6:1-11, 23 for a picture of how you can be saved by Jesus' blood.

Matthew 3 (Amplified)
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And saying, Repent (think differently; change your mind, regretting your sins and changing your conduct), for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Psalm 95
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For the LORD is a great God,
the great King above all gods.

Psalm 96
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Honor and majesty surround him;
strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

NOTE:
My our lives be FULL of the honor and majesty which surround the Lord Jesus—Who is the glory of God (See below).

If strength and beauty are in His sanctuary, MAY OUR LIVES BE THAT SANCTUARY.

Hebrews 1 (Amplified)
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[But] in the last of these days He has spoken to us in [the person of a] Son,…
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He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God's] nature,…

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