“I know that my redeemer liveth”

Job 19:25

Job’s friends would never convince Job that he deserved what he was experiencing because of what Job knew!

Job knew he was a sinner in need of redemption, he knew he needed someone to “buy him back”, because he was a slave to sin from birth.

Job knew the One who had bought him back.

“…if Christ be in you…”

Romans 8.10

Is He?

Sadly, some people just do not know!

Yet, it is very simple: Either Christ is in us, or Christ is not in us.  We will know for sure because He will tell us!  “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:” verse 16

But now to this thought:  “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.”

“there hath not failed one word of all his good promise”

(1 Kings 8.56b)

What a verse!

“there hath not failed one word of all his good promise”  Just those few words tie together the entire Bible for us:  From the first words of the Bible,  “In the beginning God created…”, to the last “Amen”there hath not failed one word of all his good promise… (Genesis 1.1, Revelation 22.21).


“Bring me a new cruse...”

2 Kings 2.20

In the Bible a “cruse” is a container.  It was usually made of clay, and it could come in many shapes and sizes.

In the verse above the Prophet Elisha says, “Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land. So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.”

“I have sinned greatly”

2 Samuel 24:10

This scares me, and it should scare you…

David confesses here that he had sinned, he had “sinned greatly”.  His confession to God is a good example to us.  But this also makes me fear, when I realize that David was about 70 years old when he “sinned greatly”!

A few things come to my mind:

“…the LORD was not able…”

Numbers 14:16

Happy New Year…! …?  “…the LORD was not able…”

Sadly that’s how some people went through last year and are now beginning this year…“…the LORD was not able…”

“But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you”

Hebrews 6.9

In the above verse the Lord is speaking to people who claimed to be born again Christians.  These people were also Jewish/Hebrews, hence the name of the book.  They were sometimes confused because they felt they were getting to heaven because they were “good Jews”.

But... NOBODY is going to heaven because they are a “good” anything! 

“Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.”

John 1:29

Jesus came the first time quietly, as the Lamb of God…

That will not be how His second coming will be.  It is called “the day of the Lord” and the Lord Jesus Christ will come as the Lion of the tribe of Judah!

How would we like to receive Him?  As the Lamb of God which takes away our sin?  Do we choose to receive Him as our Saviour?

Or will we meet Him as our Judge?

Either way, there is no doubt that…

we will meet Him!

“When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.”

Proverbs 26:25-28

Speaking of a talebearer, which is someone who is a “slanderer”, or a “whisperer”, we are told that when he, or she, is talking nice – don’t believe them - because there are seven abominations in his heart!

In the Bible the word “seven” has to do with something complete, so it can mean that it is a complete plan, a perfect trap, something that has been completely thought out – to cause us trouble!

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.”

John 8.51

The article below is from a Pastor friend of mine.

Our European Baptist brethren in the early 16th century suffered terribly cruel persecution.

George Wagner of Emmerich, Germany was tossed into the flames in February 1527 because he didn’t believe that baptism possessed any saving power.