The Gospel In The Book Of Job

Luke 24:27 – And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

John 5:46 – For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me; for he wrote of me.

The Bible from start to finish bears witness of the Lord Jesus Christ. The book of Job is no different, it bears witness of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Job 19:25 – For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Job 19:26 – And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Job 19:27 – Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

Verse 25 shows that Jesus, the redeemer of the human race, was already alive long before he was born in a manger thousands of years later. This is because Jesus is God, he has always been, he is, and will always be. John 1:1,2 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. 1 John 5:7 – For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one. Jesus told the Pharisees, Before Abraham was, I am. Jesus is the I am. He is eternal. He is God. Jesus is alive right now. Death and hell could not hold him. He arose on the third day, he was seen by many witness, he shewed himself alive by many infallible proofs, he ascended back to where he was before, and he is seated right now at the right hand of the Father. And he is coming back. He will stand at the latter day upon the earth!

The plan for redemption was already in place before Adam sinned. God knows everything past, present, future. The Bible says that Jesus was slain from the foundation of the world – Revelation 13:8. When Abel brought his lamb before God as a sacrifice in Genesis 4, he was showing that his faith was in the promised coming Messiah, the Redeemer, Jesus Christ. When the Jews sacrifice in the future thousand year reign of Christ, it is for a memorial of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, who took the sin of the world, past, present and future. The gospel  and the way of salvation has been the same from start to finish. Ephesians 2:8,9 – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. It was not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sin – Hebrews 10:4. 1 Peter 1: 18, 19 – Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

In Job 33:26 God says that he will render unto man his righteousness. Jesus is the righteousness of God. 1 John 2:1 says And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. God’s greatest gift to us is his Son Jesus Christ. He is our righteousness. We have no righteousness of ourselves. His righteousness is imputed to us when were are saved. We become righteous in God’s sight, because we are clothed with Christ’s righteousness.

Job 33:27 – He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not,

Job 33:28 – He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see light.

We receive the gift of eternal life through repentance and faith. We have to see John before we can see Jesus. John the Baptist, the forerunner to Jesus Christ, preached repentance and pointed people to the coming Lamb of God. He must increase, and I must decrease. This was he of whom I spake. When we truly repent as guilty sinners, we personally place our faith in the sacrificial, substitionary death of Jesus. It is heart belief. Godly repentance is God working in us to bring us to His Son, who He has provided. God will provide himself a lamb – Genesis 22. But we first have to see that we are wretched, vile, condemned sinners before we see the necessity of a Savior. Job 35:3 says What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin? Can we see our need for the Redeemer? John 6:29 – Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

Job 33:29 – Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

Job 33:30 – To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

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