You have a heart for redemption. Your kingdom heart longs for restoration and reconciliation, for justice, for the recovery of all that has been lost. What is the redemption that your heart longs for on a global level? What passions arouse your heart? Is your heart for a people group? A community or nation? For the arts or sciences? You have very particular passions for justice and redemption, and they will be realized. Your heart needs to know this—they will be realized.


And what is the redemption your heart aches for on a personal level—for your family, your friends? What cries fill your prayers in the night? Oh, to see the day that alcohol no longer holds a family line in its grips; when abuse no longer tears a family apart. Nor poverty, or shame, or mental illness. You have very special and particular longings for redemption for those you love. And, my dear friends—those longings were given to you by the God who shares them, and they, too, will be fulfilled.


Can plunder be taken from warriors,

or captives be rescued from the fierce? 


But this is what the LORD says: 

“Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, 

and plunder retrieved from the fierce; 

I will contend with those who contend with you,

 and your children I will save.

I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; 

they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. 

Then all mankind will know

that I, the LORD, am your Savior,

 your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.” (Isaiah 49:24–26)


The promise of justice fulfilled is one of the great hopes of the coming kingdom.

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