10/28/2005 3:47 AM
Title: MY REDEEMER LIVES
S: Job 19:25 I know that my Savior lives, and at the end he will stand on
Job 19:26 My flesh may be destroyed, yet from this body I will see God.
Job 19:27 Yes, I will see him for myself, and I long for that moment.
O: No one should be able to pass up this passage if they are totally sold
out to God. I know my redeemer lives. Job knows who has the answers. Job
understands that this life isn’t fair, but that he has a redeemer. That
redeemer is Jesus Christ. Job understands that there is still a hope in a
world gone mad. There is still a hope when the world is in chaos. There is
a hope in a world that does not come together and work rightly or fairly.
There is a hope in God and Job’s hope is in God. Job’s ONLY hope is in God
– his family has been destroyed, his fortune has been destroyed, and his
health has been destroyed. From a worldly perspective – there is no hope.
Not so, says Job. Even though everything else may be destroyed, there is a
hope – and that hope is in his redeemer and he longs for the day when the
redeemer will come.
A: I too long for my redeemer to come. I long for the 2nd coming when there
will be no more hurricanes, no more destruction, no more death, no more
aging poorly. I long for the redeemer – Jesus Christ to come again and make
this world a work of His redemption.
P: Lord, I know that for me to say that, I must also allow your work of
redemption to come into my life. I must also allow you to live in me. I
must allow you to focus on my life and lead me to walk with you. I pray,
Lord, for the Holy Spirit to guide me. I pray for the Holy Spirit to lead
me. I pray for the work of redemption to work a daily work in me and to
change me into a man after your own heart. I ask you, Lord, for the work of
my life to reflect that. I ask you into my heart.
I love you, Lord.