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Job's Resurrection Reference

Posted by: David Carroll

Job 19:25-27 (NIV)

I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes--I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!

Here is the oldest book of the Bible, and in it we find not only speaking about a New Testament style Redeemer but also a very clear reference to the idea of a physical return of the Redeemer who will stand upon the earth but also that of the resurrection of man. Job says that after he is destroyed, presumably in death, that in his own flesh, he will see God. That speaks of the resurrection.

This sort of passage in the Old Testament thrills me. I'm with Job, my heart yearns for that time when I will see God!

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