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Rejoice in a living Redeemer!

Scripture reading for May 19th:  Job 17-20

Key Scriptures:  Job 19:25-27  “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth.  And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Him with my own eyes!  How my heart yearns within me!”  

Job was kept through his terrible suffering during this test by revelation knowledge of a God who was alive and a redeemer!  He so trusted in his Redeemer that he believed that even if he died and his body was consumed by the grave, that one day, in his body, he would see God with his own eyes!  Job had resurrection faith!

Rejoicing in our Redeemer:  Jesus promises to redeem all those who believe on Him from the penalty of sin–eternal death!  “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.  Do you believe this?””  (John 11:25-26)

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Exalting Christ!

Scripture reading for September 1st:  Philippians 1

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Philippians 1:20-23  “I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.  For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.  If I am to go on living in the body; this will mean fruitful labor for me.  Yet what shall I choose?  I do not know!  I am torn between the two:  I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.” 

Paul was in jail for his faith and facing possible execution.  He was not sure whether he would live or die, but wanted to exalt Christ no matter what his lot.  He knew with the certainty of faith in Christ’s death and resurrection that to die would be great gain and the far better option.  He also knew that if he lived, he could also exalt Christ through preaching the gospel and living a life of faith.  That would result in more fruitful ministry and growth in Christ’s body.

Observations for over-comers:  Believers can be fearless in life and ministry.  God’s promises form a foundation of vision beyond life here on earth that brings hope and the expectation of great reward.  “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth.  And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Him with my own eyes–I and not another.  How my heart yearns within me!”  (Job 19:25-27)

 

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Jesus is the Christ, Son of God!

Scripture reading for April 20th:  John 11

Key scriptures for over-comers:  John 11:25-27  “Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”   Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”  Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in Me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die.  Do you believe this?”  “Yes, Lord,” she told Him, “I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who was come into the world.””  

Jesus tried to console Martha with promise of resurrection for her brother, who had been in the tomb for four days.  Martha stated she believed in resurrection and then Jesus made an amazing promise.  He stated one of the “I AM” promises recorded by the Apostle John, “I Am the Resurrection and the Life.”  He stated that anyone who lived and believed in Him would never die and if you died believing you would live again.  Mary told Jesus that she believed this too, because she believed that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God!  Jesus then proved He had power to raise the dead by calling Lazarus from the grave!

Observations for over-comers: Faith in Jesus Christ, Son of God is the bedrock of resurrection life for each person.  This truth is echoed by Job in the Old Testament!  “I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end He will stand upon the earth.  And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see Him with my own eyes, I, and not another.  How my heart yearns within me.”  (Job 19:25-27)

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