When we see him
Published 2:46 pm Friday, May 1, 2009
The book of Job is believed to be the oldest book in the Bible, yet the major biblical themes of redemption, resurrection and the Second Coming are clearly expressed.
This is done in perfect harmony with all that would be declared by prophets of God in the remaining scriptures over the next 1,600 years. Such as “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another” (Job 19:25-27).
Could the Redeemer, also called the Savior, to whom Job refers, actually be God?
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The implication is there.
Isaiah makes it very clear “I, even I am the Lord and beside me there is no Savior—Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God and there is none else” (Isaiah 43:11, 45:22).
Isaiah wrote, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6).
It was predicted he would be born in Bethlehem, Micah 5:2, the prophets foretold that the Messiah would be betrayed for 30 pieces of silver (Zechariah 11:12-13), and that he would be rejected by his own people and crucified (Psalms 22:14-16).
That prophecy was given 500 years before crucifixion was known.
“In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God” (St. John 1:1).
“He was in the world and the world was made by him and the world knew him not” (St. John 1:10).
And the word was made flesh and dwelt among us (St. John 1:14).
Jesus disciple Philip said unto him shew us the Father—Jesus said unto him, the that hath seen me hath seen the father” (St. John 14:8-9).
Jesus went on to tell them, “If ye love me, keep my commandments, he said I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you. At that day ye shall know that I am in my father and ye in me, and I in you” (St. John 14: 15, 18, 20).
For those who love God and his word, who study it they begin to understand reading (John 14:26). But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”
There is so much more to God’s word then St. John 3:16. The Bible teaches us in Titus 2:11-12, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lust, we should live soberly, righteously and Godly, in this present world.”
Jesus said, “If ye love me keep my commandments” (St. John 14:15).
Again Jesus said, “Ye have not chosen me but I have chosen you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit” (St. John 15:16).
The Apostle Paul wrote concerning the commandments of Jesus saying, “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of the Lord” (2nd Corinthians 7:1).
The Apostle Paul wrote again about holiness, saying “Follow peace with all men and holiness without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14).
What Paul is saying, it makes no difference who you are, we are admonished to deny all ungodliness and worldly lust, to live soberly and righteously in this present world.
One must remember, “For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment” (2nd Peter 2:4).
The Apostle Paul wrote, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you” (2nd Corinthians 6:17).
The devil would like to deceive you into believing you can’t live without sin. Paul wrote about sin saying, “What shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we that are dead to sin, live any longer therein (Romans 6:2).
Paul went on to say “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof (Romans 6:12).
Neither yield ye you members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and our members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
For sin shall not have dominion over you for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace?
God forbid (Romans 6:12-15). We that are striving to live for God and wanting to make heaven our home, that God cast the angels out of heaven that sinned. This should let us know he will not let sin back in.
Jesus said, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come he will guide you into all truth (St. John 16:13).