Do you know the Redeemer personally?
I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.
Job 19:25 New International Version
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY’S VERSE…
We, the Children of God, should know that our Redeemer will return in triumph and victory for His Bride, the Church. Hallelujah, what a day that will be! But only for those who have known and fellowshipped with Him regularly. Those who have had a day to day personal relationship with Him. He’s not coming back for someone who has just known of Him or about Him or even someone who has done much works in His name unless they have known Him personally day to day. There are many church goers who fit this category, that He is NOT coming back for. They go to a service now and then and they know about Him, but they don’t know Him. There are even some ministers in the pulpit who only know about Him from seminary, you need to know Him. Remember He said: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and in thy name have cast out devil, and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Mathew 7:21-23) No, only those who have spent time in His Presence everyday will witness His Glory at His return. Only those who have a personal relationship with Him will be received into His Presence on that day and be taken up in the air to meet Him and to their new home in His Father’s house. You must know Him personally! Going to church does NOT make you a Christian, just like being in the garage does not make you an automobile! Being in the presence of and knowing Jesus as your Lord and then being like Him in all you do and say, makes you a Christian.
Glorious Father, I look forward to the day of Your victorious and triumphant return to this world. Until that day, I pray that Your Kingdom will be reflected in my church, my family and my life for Your glory. Lord I ask that You help me to be all You have called me to be and that You will empower me to be able to walk worthy of Your calling. A vessel fit for the Master’s use. In Jesus mighty name, I pray.