“The year of my redeemed is come.” Isa. lxiii. 4.
Yes! from everlasting the precise period of redemption was determined,
and the appointed time of the vision could not tarry. Every
intermediate event ministered to this one glorious area-redemption by
Jesus. The church was in Egypt four hundred and thirty years, and in
Babylon seventy. But we are told in the former instance, ‘the self-same
night’ the Lord brought, them forth with their armies; and the latter
did not out stay the hour of their promised deliverance. So when the
fullness of time was come, the Son of God came for the redemption of
his people. And observe how graciously Jesus speaks of them; he calls
them his redeemed. They were so in the covenant from everlasting; and
when the time arrives for calling them by his grace, he claims them as
the gift of his Father, and the purchase of his blood. My soul, is this
thy jubilee year? Art thou living as the redeemed of the Lord? If so,
plead with thy Redeemer for the holy renewed visits of his love to
thee, and for the year of redemption to all his unawakened.