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Knowing The Redeemer

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 with 0 Comments


Job 19:25 – 27

Review the story of Job

I.    I Know
A.     Job indicates an absolute certainty.  Biblically, know always means more than just head knowledge.
B.    Job glories in his knowledge of salvation
1.    Job is reduced in body and circumstances.  He is despised, wretched, and on the brink of death.
2.    We were as Job, dead in trespass and sins and as Paul said, “O, wretched man that I am.”
3.    Job agrees with Paul, “For I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day,” 2 Timothy 1:12.

II.    My
A.    Genesis 3:15 is the first gospel message; a message that a Redeemer was coming.
B.    Genesis 3:21 is the first sacrifice.
C.    Genesis 4:4 continues the practice of substitutionary sacrifice, Hebrews 11:4a, by faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain by which he obtained witness that he was righteous.”
D.    Job 1:5 continues what he has heard.  Job lived during the days of the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
E.    Job is described as a redeemed man, Job 1:8.
1.     He is justified, “a perfect and upright man.”
2.    He is sanctified, “there is none like him.”
3.    He lives out his salvation, “he fears God and eschews evil.”
The devils say, “The Redeemer”; unsaved man may say, “Our Redeemer,” believers shout, “My Redeemer.”

III.    Redeemer
A.    Redeemer Interpreted.  The Hebrew word is go’el.  It is a kinsman, a relative who ransoms another from bondage or pays for that which is lost and restores it to him as Boaz did for Ruth.
1.    He has redeemed us from our iniquities, Psalm 103:4.
2.    He has redeemed us from the enemy, Psalm 107:2.
3.    He has redeemed us from the power of the grave, Psalm 49:15.
B.    Redeemer Identified.
1.    He is not a mere mortal, Psalm 49:7.
2.    He is Jehovah (LORD) the mighty one of Jacob, Isaiah 49:26d.
3.    He is Jehovah, the Lord of hosts, the Holy One of Israel, Isaiah 47:4.
4.    No man, not just any god can redeem.

IV.    Liveth – Jesus is a living and life-giving Redeemer.  He is our comfort in a dying body in a dying world.
A.    He pleads our cause in Heaven, Hebrews 7:25.
B.    He prepares us a place, John 14:1.
C.    He lives to come again.
1.    He comes before the Great Tribulation, 1 Thessalonians 4:16 – 18.
2.    He comes for the thousand-year reign, Revelation.  19:11 – 20:7 – Job was right, “he shall stand at last on the earth,” 19:25b.
3.     He comes for the eternal reign, Revelation 21:1 -7.

Three times Job says he shall see God, “in my flesh shall I see God,” “mine eyes shall behold,” and lastly, “whom I shall see for myself.”  Not by proxy, not through faith or in a vision, but really and actually, I shall see him myself.

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