“Let his flesh become fresher than in youth; Let him return to the days of his youthful vigor.”
– Job 33:25
This is an expression of hope that a loving Creator has extended to mankind. It points out to his will that humans never get sick and grow old. He stated this purpose through a prophetic drama that revolved around the life of an ancient God-fearing man named Job. In this real life story, God’s foremost enemy, Satan the Devil, inflicted Job with a malignant disease which sent Job to agony. In the end, Job kept his integrity and didn’t let this adversity turn him away from God, which is a blow to Satan. Because of his faithfulness, God rewarded him by giving him back all his material losses in double quantity, and cured his illness to the extent that he looked much younger and stronger.
Since this is a prophetic drama, it definitely has a future fulfillment. Throughout his written word, God has made known his purposes for mankind in several ways. One of these purposes is that He will make righteous people go back to their youthful vigor. This is especially comforting for those who suffer physical illnesses and the old ones who are afflicted by the ravages of old age.
Actually, all of us can benefit from this promise because we are all affected by health problems and old age, and most of us wish that we remain physically young. Our Creator too has never wanted us to get sick, grow old and die. That’s why He provided for us a way out of such afflictions. We can learn about this by carefully examining His Written Word, which is like a personal letter of a loving father to his children. Only by studying His Word that we are able to comprehend why life is like this now, which is opposed to God’s purpose , and what lies ahead in the future.
Right now, world conditions point to the fulfillment of Bible prophecies relating to these days, which the Bible calls “the last” days. These events herald the coming of the new world that our Creator has promised. Soon, everything will change for the better, and mankind will live a wonderful life for all eternity.
For a clearer understanding, the following Bible verses can be helpful:
Revelation 21:3-5; 2 Timothy 3:1-5; Isaiah 33:24; Isaiah 35:5,6; John 5:28,29; Psalm 72:16; Psalm 37:10,11,29