Summary: JOB Declares - My Redeemer Lives. Have you ever heard or used this line? By the skin of my teeth…do you know where it comes from?
2010.01.31.Sermon.My Redeemer Lives
By William Akehurst, BA
JOB 19:20, 23-27
Romans 5:1-12, 18-19
Have you ever heard, or used this line? By the skin of my teeth…do you know where it comes from?
Job 19:20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.
Job is one of the oldest books of the bible, the first in the canon of the Wisdom books of the Old Testament, along with Proverbs, Ecclesiastes
While studying this book of Job, another interesting verse came to my attention, and it has resounded in my mind, this one verse stood out above all the rest. It put a known song back in my heart, I KNOW MY REDEEMER LIVES…
Job 19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
LET THIS BE PRINTED SO IT CAN BE READ FOREVER
23Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!
24That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
MY REDEEMER LIVES AND WILL STAND IN THE LAST DAYS
25For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
MY SOUL WILL SEE GOD, EVEN AFTER I DIE
26And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
27Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.
A RANSOM PAID
23If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:
24Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
A NEW BODY
25His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:
INTERCESSOR, THAT WE MIGHT BE CLOTHED IN RIGHTEOUSNESS
26He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness.
27He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;
DELIVERENCE, REDEMPTION BY THE REDEEMER
28He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
JUSTIFIED BY THIS FAITH IN THE REDEEMER
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
REGARDLESS OF OUR CIRCUMSTANCES, OUR STATE
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
WE COULD NOT DO IT OF OUR OWN STRENGTH
6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7 For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
CHRIST DIED FOR SINNERS
8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
THE WAGES OF SIN IS PAID, BY HIS BLOOD
9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.
WE ARE RECONCILED TO GOD, BY THE DEATH OF JESUS, AND HIS RESURRECTION
10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.
11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
SIN BEGAN WITH ADAM IN EDEN
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
Romans 5:18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
ADAM’S DISOBEDIENCE = SIN. CHRIST’S OBEDIENCE=REDEMPTION
Romans 5:19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
WALK AFTER THE SPIRIT
Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.