My Redeemer Lives!

Text: Job 19:25-29

Redeemer is alive during Job’s trial

  • For I know that my redeemer liveth…
  • Job knows his redeemer is alive. He knows the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ who 1,700 years later will be born, is alive at the time of his trial.
  • The Lord Jesus Christ is alive. He was alive 3,800 years ago when Job went through his trials. He was alive and walking the earth 2,000 years ago and there is a record of his life. He was crucified, buried, and three days later he was alive again in the same body that went into the grave. And today, He is alive! He lives!

I serve a risen Saviour; He’s in the world today.
I know that He is living, whatever men may say.
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer,
And just the time I need Him He’s always near.

In all the world around me I see His loving care,
And though my heart grows weary I never will despair.
I know that He is leading, thro’ all the stormy blast;
The day of His appearing will come at last.

Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian! Lift up your voice and sing
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ, the King!
The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find,
None other is so loving, so good and kind.

He lives! He lives! Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me along life’s narrow way.
He lives! He lives! Salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives? He lives within my heart

Redeemer will physically be on this earth

  • …and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth
  • Luke 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
  • Ascension
    • Acts 1:9-11 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
    • Mark 13:26 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
    • Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
    • Inheritance and reward
  • Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
  • And when he returns, every soul that by faith believed that God is a rewarder and therefore stored up treasure in heaven will be given a place in the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ.

Redeemer’s visitation will mark the end of this present evil world

  • …and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth
  • Time is determined by the Redeemer.
    • Dating system.
    • Beginning and end.
  • It will be the beginning of a 1000 year reign. Revelation 20:1-5

Redemption will physically put together a new body (vs 26)

  • Physical change of the body
  • 1 Corinthians 15:50, 53-57 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. … 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Redemption of the body has not happened yet, but if you’ve trusted Jesus Christ to save you from the body of sin you’re in, he’s given you his holy Spirit – the earnest (downpayment) of your inheritance, the spirit of adoption whereby we cry Abba Father.

Redemption is personal (vs 27)

  • All will be resurrected, but not all will be redeemed with a sinless body.
  • Daniel 12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
    • Some will be clothed in the righteousness of God which will be a sinless body that has been fashioned by Jesus Christ.
    • Others will be taken out of hell to stand before God and receive the Judge’s judgment.
    • Revelation 20:11-15

Coming judgment (vss 28-29)

  • Because the Redeemer is returning and will judge the world you should consider your own sin.
  • In order to come to a trusting faith in Jesus Christ the redeemer, you’re going to have to address and agree with God about your sin.