"Job's reply to Eliphaz continued."
17:1 "My breath is corrupt, my days are extinct,
the graves are ready for me."
breath is corrupt"
should read "My spirit is consumed".
I am at the end of my life.
"Are there not mockers with me? and doth not mine eye
continue in their provocation?"
is pleading with God to not let these mockers bring him to trial before
my case can be heard in heaven.
"Lay down now, put me in a surety with Thee; who is he that
will strike hands with me?
there but one that will stand with me and give me support, and take my
part. This is in reference
to that "Son of man" spoken of in Job 16:21.
That one man is Jesus Christ who came and He does take our part
before the throne of God.
"For Thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore
shalt Thou not exalt them."
is saying that God has hidden the understand from all these people, and
only God and his elect know the truth.
Job is out there fighting Satan, and all the people had the truth
hidden from them. They
blamed God for Satan acts, as Satan and his realm were completely hidden
from them. This is as it
shall be in the end times, for the True Redeemer will be hidden from the
people, their spiritual eyes will be close, and they will blame God for
the evils that Satan shall do.
you strike out at the Kenites today? for you know who they are and what
they do. However, your family members and friends may not have the
understanding to be able to listen to you with understanding.
When you tell those next to you about the Kenites, where they
came from, and what they intend to do with our people, do your friends
mock you? As one of the
elect, I hope you not see yourself in Job's shoes, just as the people
around Job would passed by him and mocked him?
Job knew the truths and secrets of God, and the rest of the world
mocked him for that knowledge.
"He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of
his children shall fail."
is another of those verses that the scholars say is lost to
understanding, and just doesn't fit into their translations.
However through the Massorah text it reads as such; It means if
you flatter and go along with the crowd, you and your family are going
under. You are going to
suffer for your act, and your family right along with you.
You will live in vain, and your children will suffer, for you
will not teach them the truth."
"He hath made me also a byword of the people; and aforetime
I was as a tabret."
this happened to me, I and my name was as a "drum" [tabret]
sounding the beat that the people followed.
"Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my
members are as a shadow."
members" are my limbs, for I have wept
so much that my body is as a shadow, this is in reference to the fact
that Job's family is all gone.
"Upright me shall be astonished at this, and the innocent
shall stir up himself against the hypocrite."
all know what a "hypocrite" is, for he is one that
plays a role of something that he or she is not, a play actor.
This is talking about that time when God will make clear the
truth and all the people will know for a fact that Job was upright and
true. There is another time
coming also when those that mock the elect and their words will see the
truth, and understand that they have been spiritually blinded.
"The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath
clean hands shall be stronger and stronger."
is saying that when you know your right, hold fast your integrity.
When you know that you are right, hold fast to those things you
know to be true. Don't be
swade by the majority, for one thing we know to be true, the majority
almost always is wrong. Job
knows that when you stay with God, you
will grow stronger and not weaker.
"But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I
cannot find one wise man among you."
is telling all these men, I can't find a one wise man amongst you.
"My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the
thoughts of my heart."
at Job's age, Job is fixed in his mind as to who God is and God purpose
for his life. But Job is
saying that these other people have no idea what he is saying, or what
the purpose of Job's grief is. Does
it sound familiar in these days? Listen
to the religious people accuse the elect of teaching God's Word falsely,
or blasphemy when God's Word is translated correctly, and the error of
their traditions are made known through the Word of God.
"They change the night into day: the light is short because
who is the prince of darkness, and what have they changed darkness into?
Satan is the prince of darkness, and through their traditions
they made themselves watchmen for the prince of darkness, instead of
holding fast to the seventh trump. They
have devised their fly away doctrine, which makes them watchmen to
the first messiah coming, instead of preparing themselves to hold
fast to the truth for the second Messiah, Jesus Christ.
The first comes at the sixth trumpet, while the second comes at
the seventh and final trumpet.
are children of light, and the followers of Satan are the children of
the night. The people have
become so twisted in their minds that they don't know the day from the
night, darkness from the light, or Satan from the true Christ, Jesus
Christ. It is no different
today than what Job faced thirty five hundred years ago.
People still prefer to chase after lies, than to seek out the
truths from God's Word, and have the light.
Those of the true light read and study the Word of God to know
the truths, while the children of darkness find comfort sitting in their
pews every Sunday, listening to flatteries and story-telling to make
themselves feel good. Those
that like to play the role of the hypocrites, and refuse to prepare
themselves for the spiritual warfare that Satan will bring, will become
one of those children of darkness.
I wait, the grave is mine house: I
have made my bed in the darkness."
"I have said to corruption, `Thou art my father:' to the
worm, `Thou art my mother and my sister.' "
is the grave and the pit.
"And where is now my hope? as for my hope, who shall see
"They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest
together is in the dust."
and ask yourself; What rests in the dust?
The flesh body rests in the dust of the earth when the soul has
departed from it. The soul
does not stay in the pit or the grave, but returns to the Father that
sent it at conception. This
is what happens after the price of our Lord Jesus Christ was paid.
lesson that is learned here should strengthen you when you live your
life in these end times. When
all the people were against Job, their minds were sealed shut from the
truth but Job's mind was set on God's ways.
The people were so far out in their understanding that they
couldn't tell right from wrong, good from bad, nor the works of Satan
from the works of our Lord. The
people were so confused that the things of light they thought to be
darkness and the things of darkness of the Devil them thought to be of
problems are minor compared to the problems of Job, for when the going
gets to tough, we have our Lord Jesus Christ to call on for help.
When we rely on Him then there is no task to great.
Jesus lightens the load, and make our crooked path straight, when
you go to Him for help. Job
did not have that opportunity, for the Jesus would not be born until
some fifteen hundred years after Job lived.
We will see every example in detail that we are going to face in
our lives in the end times, which are given in the life of Job.
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