I Know That My Redeemer Lives
Updated: Apr 18
Looking at Jesus, one can’t help but see how revolutionary of a life he lived. His concept of a caring and loving father showed a side of God that few teachers have captured or demonstrated, while his declaration that he is The Son of God has had reverberations throughout the religious world.
For many of the world's religions, the idea of an infinite Father meant that man would always be striving to find the invisible spirit of God, but Jesus professed that He, the Creator, came down to reveal Himself to the creatures of the material world. For God leaves the 99 to find the one that is lost.
The Father as revealed by Jesus is intimately involved in the spiritual careers of His children, and in fact, He is the initiator of the journey. In Revelations 3, the Lord says He is standing at the door, constantly knocking, waiting to be invited into our lives.
The scriptures themselves make an outstanding claim, that man does not have the power to save himself.
In Psalm 49, it is written:
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him: (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)
Mankind having sold himself is in bondage to his baser instincts and is in need of a redeemer.
In John 3, Jesus says to Nicomdemus:
I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.
There is something fundamentally wrong with man's outlook on life. But when the circumstances force him to admit his inability to save himself, then he can finally learn what Job meant when he said “I know that my redeemer lives.”
God, the Redeemer, is at hand with the offer of everlasting Life to anyone, at any place, at any time who is ready to receive His divine will.
Search the scriptures and see that your Redeemer lives.