I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. -Job 19:25
Jesus, the Redeemer
The Lord had called attention to Job's remarkable character. The patriarch - a trophy of human fidelity is not only concerned with his response to his misfortune, but he wants to convey the relevance of the verse to the Christian's walk with God. Even though he had lost his children and wealth and health, he could still say, "I know that my Redeemer lives." He never lost his courage to stand for that which he knew to be right. He knew that ultimately God would redeem him. As Christians, we know the Redeemer's name: Jesus. And we know that he has been raised from the dead and exalted to the place of authority at the right hand of God to serve as our Advocate.
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We know today that our Redeemer will return as the Rider on the white horse in triumph and victory. Just as Job looked to God as his Vindicator, so also every believer looks to Jesus as his Redeemer. Every Christian can say, "I know that my Redeemer lives," even in the face of adversity. The world truly will know that Jesus Christ, our Savior and brother and friend, is Lord of all things! He is the first born of the new creation, the guarantee that all who are found in him will share in his resurrected life. And we shall behold him. Eternal life is one of the great promises of God: it takes care of our future.
Jesus is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. -Hebrews 7:25
Jesus, Our Savior
Jesus didn't just come and die for us, no, He wasn't just raised to give us life. When He came, all has changed. He conveys perfect salvation, grace and eternal glory, until he can come and take us home to God. Jesus lives to ask God for grace in our behalf. He is always living and exercising an eternal priesthood. He is free from sin and therefore can hold the office of priest forever. Jesus, our Savior who never fails, who can never be confronted with a situation too difficult for Him. He can always make intercession for us, in quality of high priest. Jesus is not only our Savior, he is our defender and brother at the Father's side!
Since His ministry is eternal there is eternal redemption and intercession for all who believe. This is a great and heartening statement. The ability of our Lord Jesus Christ to save at all times and in all circumstances is the sheet anchor of the faith of God's people. He now sits at the right hand of His father and gives endless intercession for us. Here the glorious declaration of His power to save to the uttermost is made for our comfort, and for the strengthening of faith.
Since the creation of the world, God's invisible qualities - his eternal power and divine nature - have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. -Romans 1:20
Make God Known to All People
This verse is used to show how a loving God can hold innocent, uninformed people accountable. God has made Himself known to some degree to all people, he has expressed himself always through his creations and the glory of his creation. Even though people did not have the Word of God, they were not without the ability to receive, understand and obey God before there was a Bible as we know it. But man, instead of understanding God and knowing him from His creations, they were active participants in sinful behavior. All people are without excuse, without excuse concerning God's wrath.
Those who look around and try to understand what is seen around can see the signature of God in everything. God has left his fingerprints all over His world so we can know that he has been here and will not abandon the work of his hands. It is therefore essential that Christians share the gospel message with a sense of urgency to every person possible. We are to encourage one another as believers, to share the good news of Jesus with all who will listen. It makes us thankful that God gave us His written Word and preserved it for us today in the Bible, so that we are not at the mercy of someone else, but can study it for ourselves!