My Redeemer Lives

Gerry Legister By Gerry Legister, 3rd Feb 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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He face operation gone wrong, lingering sickness that would not go, but grew worse until he had to scratch himself with a piece of broken pottery, carbuncle from head to toe, to get relief there was no E45 cream to comfort his wounds, nor any calamine lotion, but he had patience to endure and faith to see through a series of disasters.

The tragic blow

The deepest human agony is found in the book of Job, when disaster came to his beautiful home with a lovely family. He lost everything which had values in his life, so ruthless and destructive was the plan of the enemy that his world was turned upside down with tragedy and pain on every side that he could turn, feeling a senses of isolation and self doubt, job did not give up on his belief.

As the book begins, we are given a look behind the scenes, where Satan gained access to the rank and personal files of job, with a mandate to inflict as much damage as possible, when Satan himself is not busy destroying other people’s lives he will provide one of his imps to do his dirty work, when his imps won’t do it, he will pick members against members, to cause division and continue to exercise his rule as prince of the power of the air.

There was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves, and Satan came also, he is bold enough to put questions to God, he is certainly not frighten of Christians who are not rooted and grounded.
Satan went to God and asked permission to afflict Job personally, physically. So there came upon Job a terrible siege of boils, loathsome running sores on his arms and legs and just about all over his body, which persisted for a long period of time.
Jobs integrity was on the line, doubt is cast over his commitment to God, making it appear that he is only in it for what he can get, and if he were to lose his wealthy trappings then he would resort to ungodly way of living. During the conversation Satan was given permission by God to test job, but the power of life and death was not given to him.
And from there on is a series messengers reporting industrial loses, family bereavement, agricultural loses and ill health.

Satan who is a real enemy of the soul, he causes tragedy to strike in this man's life. All the wealth and possessions he had were swept away almost overnight, facing bankruptcy, and personal ruin, and his health began to deteriorate. His relationship was not in the best of position, for it appears that she did not support him. People who don’t like you will try to destroy you, but God will only allow them to go so far until they slip on the banana skin they throw out for others.

Job live by a creed,
Which was not like the apostles creed, it was not all about modern prosperity, showing outward mark of success, because it’s not what you can show that makes you successful person, but it’s the treasures that you have stored up on the inside that can give you hope in the day of calamity.
With a vicious blow his flocks were stolen and killed, his houses ruined and demolished, and then, in a tragic move, all of his children, seven sons and three daughters, were killed in that same day.

His creed was “I know my redeemer lives”,
For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at last he will stand upon the earth;
and after my skin has been thus destroyed,
then from my flesh I shall see God,
whom I shall see on my side ,
and my eyes shall behold, and not another." (Job 19:25-27a RSV)


Faith In God, Integrity, Patience, Redeemer, Testimony

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author avatar Gerry Legister
I am from the UK, and I love creative writing. And I write on many different subjects, including War peace, love, happiness.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
4th Feb 2014 (#)

The end of the story tells us that when Job had forgiven his three friends for their words against him ,God restored Job's fortunes double that of which he started with Jerry .
However evil Satan's intentions are against us , I am so thankful that God is ultimately in control .
God bless you

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author avatar Teila
14th Feb 2014 (#)

Beautifully written.

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