Num 5: 8 But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto the LORD, [even] to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement shall be made for him

Prov 23: 11 For their redeemer [is] mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.

Is 44: 6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I [am] the first, and I [am] the last; and beside me [there is] no God.

RUTH 3: 12 And now it is true that I [am thy] near kinsman: howbeit there is a kinsman nearer than I

Moslems will often hold up Ezekiel 18 in a vain attempt to prove that one man cannot pay for another mans sins.  Yet all Ezekiel. says is that every individual will stand before a holy God to be judged for his own sins. 

The fact of the matter that there is a provision in the law for redemption by another and he is called the kinsman redeemer.   The story of Ruth makes this clear.

The conditions are:

This person must be willing and have the ability to redeem, which means he must be free of the debt upon which he is called upon to pay.  He must also have the resources to pay it.   He must be related to the person upon whom he is to redeem.

Now as man is sinful and falls far short of what is prescribed, he is therefore unable to pay the debt which is owned.  So his need is for someone who is KINSMAN who is free of this debt who is willing to pay what we cannot.  Jesus became like unto one of us a human in order to fulfil the requirements of the law.  But he had to come in a way that made him perfect and sinless.  Muhammad was born of a natural birth and therefore a sinner, as we all were.  Jesus was born of a virgin and therefore sinless.  The only part that Mary played was the feeding of the foetus in her womb.  Jesus was born of Mary but not from Mary, which made him unique.  Thus free from the debt we all carry.  Now that debt which we own now reads


 Jesus was also God manifested in the flesh.  So he was also in the position to redeem all those who came to him.  Jesus made it clear that he had the desire to pay the price and lay down his life.  Because he came as a human he was in a position as a human to play the part of our kinsman.

The one who was offended decides to become the one to pay the debt that was owed. 

When the reality hits that the debt we owe was paid for by Jesus we should jump  and dance with  joy.  But he does not leave it there.  When a person is born again he becomes a changed person.  God never leaves us where he found us, in the dirt and in a mess.  He lifts US up and cleanses us down, clothes and transforms us.   We are made acceptable in the beloved.  We are welcomed at his banqueting table and his banner over us is LOVE.   Now we become part of his family and welcomed into his home.

The greatest thing of all is that he knows my name, he knows me personally and he knows where I live.  Think of it the God of this whole universes calls me by name. 


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