09, October 2013

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Job’s Creed (1)

‘I know that my Redeemer lives…’ Job 19:25 NKJV

The patriarch Job survived boils, bankruptcy and bereavement and came out with his faith intact. Let’s look at the creed he lived by: (1) ‘I know.’ When you can say, ‘I know,’ you’re an exclamation point in a world of question marks. Job didn’t say, ‘I have been told.’ What he knew about God, he knew through experience and personal revelation. Is such a life possible? Yes, ‘You have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.’ (1 John 2:20 NKJV) You can ‘know’ things about God in your heart that you can’t fully understand or explain. Why? Because they’re spiritually discerned. (2) ‘That my Redeemer lives.’ Though Christ was not yet born, Job caught a glimpse of our pre-existent Redeemer whom Scripture describes as ‘…the Ancient of Days…’ (Daniel 7:22 NKJV); the One Micah referred to ‘…whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.’ (Micah 5:2 NKJV) He existed before He was born, and He outlived His pallbearers. Paul says, ‘…He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.’ (2 Corinthians 8:9 NKJV) (3) ‘And that He shall stand at last on the earth.’ Job saw what Zechariah the prophet saw: ‘In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives…’ (Zechariah 14:4 NKJV) The truth is, the first time Jesus came, He came to save. The next time He comes, He comes to reign. His first coming was to be our Redeemer; His second coming is to usher in His rule as King of Kings. ‘Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ.’ (Titus 2:13 NKJV)

SoulFood: Ex 10-12, John 1:29-42, Ps 29, Pr 26:4-6

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2013

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