30th April 2019

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

“For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God.”
Job 19:25-26 (NKJV)

Anyone who has read the book of Job will find intense the situation of Job who lost all his possessions and his children killed in one day. Later, he himself was plagued by the excruciatingly painful boils. Yet Job was confident of the knowledge of his Redeemer. In fact, God appeared to him and blessed him abundantly at the end of his trial.

Verily, our Redeemer lives, who came as a Lamb of God and was sacrificed on the cross to save the world. Once we believe in Jesus, our life is transformed and we become a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). There was a time in my life when I was without Christ, but now I can echo the faith of Job in saying my Redeemer lives, for I am redeemed by His precious blood and shall see Him when He returns. I know and believe that there is no other name by which one can be saved—read it in Acts 4:12. He lives in me and has given me access to our Father’s throne in the Holy of Holies (Galatians 2:20).

The door is wide open to anyone who would come to Him. He has said, “Come to me, all you who labour and are heavy laden and I will give rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest in your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30).

There are so many wonders and signs Jesus did in the presence of the disciples and there are so many other things Jesus did which are not recorded. John says if they were written one by one even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written (John 21:25). All that was prophesied about the Messiah was fulfilled in Him, who expounded the scriptures concerning Himself to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus in Luke 24. It is sufficient to know that our Redeemer lives—He is the Captain of our salvation, “the Author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame” and is now seated upon His Father’s throne (Hebrews 12:1-2). God has exalted His name above all names, that at His name every knee should bow and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord, to the glory of God the Father (Philippians 2:9-11). He is coming in His Glory as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Verily, our Redeemer lives whom we shall see in His Majesty.

Prayer
Father in Heaven, I thank You for redeeming us through Your Beloved Son Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, who lives. In His glorious name I pray and praise You.
Amen

Study by Natu Moti

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About the Author:
Natu Moti is a Deacon in the Birmingham Congregation of the Worldwide Church of God, UK, a part of Grace Communion International.

Local Congregation:
Worldwide Church of God Birmingham
All Saints Church
George Road
BIRMINGHAM
B23 7QB

Meeting Time:
Saturday 1pm

Local Congregational Contact:
David Gibbs
Phone: 01213420609 (answer phone)
Mobile: 07974440580
Email: david_gibbs@wcg.org.uk

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