"As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.Job 19:25(NASB)
Job was able to say with authority: "I know in Whom I have believed; I know that my Redeemer lives; I know that all the plans and promises of God will one day be fully realised." Job KNEW. Job had an assurance that what God had said, God would perform.
Job had no understanding of why his life was falling apart. He had no knowledge of the angelic conflict that was raging in the heavenlies. He was unaware that the life he lived, the actions he took, or the decision he made to trust in God would be used to encourage countless saints that were to come after him. Nor did Job understand that remaining firm in his unwavering trust in God would be to the praise and honour of His Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Job went to his grave, not understanding the full consequences of his firm resolve to trust God, no matter what.
Oh, for sure, Job proclaimed some fleshly comments and exhibited a proud attitude at times. He argued and questioned God, showing that even men of faith can fall into carnal, fleshly ways. BUT the bottom line was that Job's trust in His Redeemer never faltered as God honed and fashioned him, until finally Job was brought into a closer understanding of Who God was and experienced a deepness of intimacy with His Father that he would not have imagined.
In the end, Job came forth as gold and was able to say with authority, I know in Whom I have believed: "I know that my Redeemer lives," and that one day He is going to fulfil all the plans and promises made to those that love and trust Him. One day, He will indeed stand on the earth. One day, He will truly be seated on His earthly throne in Jerusalem and fill His heavenly position in the heavenly Jerusalem.
Job's trust in God was a definitive 'knowing' and our faith in Him can also be an authoritative 'knowing' for our trust stands on the unshakable facts within the Word of God. Like Job, we too can say with authority, I KNOW in Whom I have believed. I KNOW that my Redeemer lives.
How blessed we are to be able to say with authority that we KNOW that He is coming back for the Church and will set up His everlasting kingdom, to the praise and glory of God the Father. How blessed are the ones that KNOW their God.
Loving Heavenly Father, what a wonderful declaration to fall from the lips of Job: "I know that my Redeemer lives." Thank You for the truth of Your Word and the wonderful illustrations of real people who trusted You, no matter what. Thank you that You are my Redeemer. In Jesus' name, AMEN.