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Redemptive Purpose of Your nation
Redemptive purpose is the specific destiny or call for a nation given by God that seems more natural to do than forced.The redemptive purpose of any nation can only be fulfilled through the church.
Finding out a nation’s redemptive purpose and understanding it helps you to pray more effectively for the nation or city. Here are two examples to guide your understanding:
One of the redemptive purposes of the United Kingdom as a Christian nation is that of being a sending nation. The UK has in the past been a force that sent Missionaries to many parts of the known world today to propagate the gospel and live out the acts of mercy, love and compassion. Though this is not happening much at the moment. I believe the Lord will restore that redemptive purpose and that the United Kingdom would once again be a sending nation that would send missionaries to many nations again! It might not necessarily be the same way it happened in the past but God will yet use the unique gift of this nation!
Another example is Israel. One of Israel’s redemptive purposes is to be a Light For the Nations and for Salvation to come through them.
Isaiah 42:6-7 “I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations, to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.” and/or Isaiah 49:6 “he says: “It is too light a thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to bring back the preserved of Israel;I will make you as a light for the nations, that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”
Regardless of what we might see happening in Israel and the nations at the moment, Israel remains a light for the nation and through them salvation will reach to the end of the earth and we are beginning to see that being fulfilled in our days.
The more we are engaged in fulfilling purpose, the more God invests authority and power in our activities.
The ultimate redemptive purpose for all nations is fulfilled in these scriptures through Abraham;
Genesis 12:2 “And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
Genesis 28:17-18 “I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”
What is the redemptive purpose for your nation?
Find it out and begin to pray more strategically and intelligently for the fulfillment of that purpose. Shalom