22nd August 2019

Do You Know Your Redeemer?

“But as for me, I know that my redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God! I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes. I am overwhelmed at the thought!”
Job 19:25-27 (NLT)

I once attended a funeral and the minister quoted the above scripture. Of course this was not new to me, but at the end of the sermon that minister asked this question “Do you know your Redeemer?” This was over two years ago, but somehow this question still stuck in my mind.

Notice in the above three verses the personal pronouns. Job said I know that my redeemer lives. For one thing, Job could not redeem himself, but he knew that if he could bring his case before God, that God would vindicate him. Job’s knowledge did not stop at the redeemer for he also knew there would one day be a resurrection. Job’s hope was in the resurrection. No matter how bad things got for Job on earth he knew he had a redeemer that was alive.

The New Testament promises that there will be a resurrection of our bodies (See John 5:28-29), and we also know for sure, living now in the Christian age, that there is a redeemer who died for us to purchase us out of the hands of the evil one, so that we can have hope of Eternal life with God.

As a believer I must come to know my redeemer more personally every day, then one day I will be able to say like Job “I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes” (Job 42:5). ‘I know that my redeemer lives’ is a personal statement that all Christians must be sure of.

Almighty God, thank you for that sacrifice your Son made in paying the price at the cross to redeem us. In Jesus’ name.

Study by Dennis Payne

About the Author:
Dennis Payne attends the North London Congregation of Grace Communion International.

Local Congregation:
Grace Communion International London
Indian YMCA
Mahatma Gandhi Hall
41 Fitzroy Square

Meeting Time:
Saturday 2:30pm

Local Congregational Contact:
Barry Robinson
Email: london@gracecom.church

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