"Bildad's second address."
you sit back and allow a small group of people to do all your thinking
for you, it is called "brainwashing", and when you allow one
teacher to guide your every thought, you are in a cult.
This is why it is best to seek out a teacher that teaches you to
seek out the truths for yourself, and guides you in finding the tools to
seek and find the truths. The
sole final authority should be the Word of God, and not the thoughts of
any one man. It is well to
have your mind open to the truths from the Word of God, as you are
guided by the Holy Spirit, but in the end it is between you and God
only. If the Words of a
teacher just don't add up in your mind, don't worry about it.
There are levels of understanding and your level is the place
where the Word is taught and it is made clear to you, whether on the
"milk of the Word" level or the "meat of the Word"
level. When you are required
to accept anything without thinking the matter through, and having the
understanding for yourself, than it is cultism.
was a man in the flesh and he was symbolic or a type of the elect in the
end times. God was proud of
Job, and told Satan to look at my man Job.
Job knew God and the ways of God, however Satan told God, if you
take your protective hand off Job and allow me to rough him up a bit, he
will curse You to your face. This
Satan did, as Job lost his family and his wealth, and sat before these
three friends covered in sores and boils.
When you stop and think of the emotions of Job, as all this is
happening to him, yet in it all, Job did not curse God.
As this is all happening to Job, Job still hasn't figured it out
that it is not God that is doing all this to him, but Satan.
This is why the questions; "God why are you doing this to
me?" This is an example
to each of us living today, that we must mature in the understanding of
God's plan to the point of being able to discern whether our troubles
and problems are from God correcting us, or from Satan.
Satan will be walking amongst us very shortly, and he and his
fallen angels will be out of deceive you if they can.
It is important to mature in our spiritual lives to where you
know those of the enemy, from those of the elect of God.
God is love and He wants to protect His own, and that is why it
is important to know the entire plan of God.
that "Bildad" in the Hebrew tongue means
the sparrow was the son of "contention", or "Shuhite",
one who based all his thoughts and beliefs on human traditions.
There is a message even in the names of the people.
18:1 "Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and
"How long will it be ere ye make an end of words? mark, and
afterwards we will speak."
this says in the Hebrew text, is "when will you set a snare with
your words, you close your trap."
The "trap" will be mentioned again in this chapter.
Bildad scornfully is telling Job to stop and think for a moment
and then we will talk with you.
"Wherefore are we counted as beasts, and reputed vile in
was sitting there with boils and sickness, and he had lost everything
that he had. Bildad is
saying, Job have called us every kind of beast.
Of course these three so-called friends have called Job
everything under the sun, including a sinner and hateful.
Old Bildad is overlooking the word lashing that they gave Job the
first time around. They told Job that he didn't love God, calling him a
sinner, a hypocrite, and many other things.
Yet all the time the only thing that Job wanted to hear from them
was their comments as to what sins Job had committed.
"He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be
forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?"
is asking Job, Do you think God is going to change His divine
arrangement of things just for you?
So Job again just wants to know, what did I do to deserve this.
"Yea, the light of the wicked shall be put out, and the
spark of his fire shall not shine."
is telling Job that for his wickedness, he is going to die.
"The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle
shall be put out with him."
is telling Job that he is going to die and there will be no one in his
tent [tabernacle] to keep your candle burning [left in his family].
"The steps of his strength shall be straightened, and his
own counsel shall cast him down."
Job began to walk as a child, he toddled a little more each day. Bildad
said, it will be like that, by your own words that you messed up
to cause your down fall.
"For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh
upon a snare."
"snare" is a pit covered over and camouflaged,
and Bildad is telling Job that with each word that Job says he is
bringing himself closer to that pit that will be his doom.
"The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber shall
prevail against him."
gin" in the Hebrew text reads
"grin", and the "grin" that Job wears as he
speaks to these three so-called friend is going to be the snare to cause
your fall. The word "robber"
was not used here. In
the Hebrew text the word should read "noose".
We will see shortly why this word was placed there.
"The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him
in the way."
what we have just read was six different types of snares or traps
to catch a small animal. The
word "robber" was injected to take the place of
"noose" so there would only be five different types.
Five is the number for grace, however, six is the number for
Satan's numeric value. God
has caused this mistranslation to take place in the numeric values here
to let it be a warning to us of the Kenites' desire to cause the
altering of God's Word to trap those that are not so careful in their
studies. God is trying to
warn us that there are going to be six traps that God's elect must be
aware of in these final days. Remember
that Job is a type of God's elect, and these are the warnings by God to
us in these final days. It
is Satan that will cause the entrapment, and not God.
"Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall
drive him to his feet."
loose terms, in the Hebrew text, it is saying that Job is going to be so
frightened that his feet are going to get wet.
He is going to have a physical accident, and you can put the
details together for yourself.
"His strength shall be hungerbitten, and destruction shall
be ready at his side."
"Hungerbitten" in the Hebrew text is "paralyzed".
Bildad is telling Job that he is going to so stricken with
fear, that is will cause him to be paralyzed.
Of course Job did not deserve all these remarks, for Job had not
sinned to cause this to be brought on himself.
Job was a righteous man, with three unrighteous prideful men for
"It shall devour the strength of his skin: even the
firstborn of death shall devour his strength."
old Bildad is telling Job that because of your sins, disease shall eat
your skin up. Remember that
"death" is another name for Satan.
So who was the first born of Satan?
Of course it was Cain, Satan's son from the Garden of Eden.
Are you starting to get the picture,
the offspring of Cain are called the Kenites, and it is these
offspring of Cain, the Kenites that are going to desire to devour what
ever strength you have in these final days.
Though this is speaking of Job, the lesson is to each of us.
The elect in the final days of this earth age better wake up so
that we will be aware of just who it is that is trying to do harm to our
spiritual as well as take our physical strength.
and look around you, who has the true strength in most of the fields of
power today; from law, finance, medicine, education, and even politics?
Of course it is the Kenites with their hidden power.
This verse has come to pass even today.
The Kenites pull the strings, and some underling gets the blame.
"His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle, and
it shall bring him to the king of terrors."
times it is through the trusting of the words of these Kenites and God's
people are even rooted out of their homes.
Once again the Kenites are acting not on their own behalf, but
one the trust for their father, the "king of terrors".
Who is the king of terrors? We
all know that it is Satan. Keep
in mind that these three friends of Job are blaming God for causing the
loss of Job's home and uprooting him out of his house.
This is also as it is becoming today, the Kenites through their
press and so on, love to blame Christians and God for the misery that
they and their father the Devil have caused.
This is what Bildad is doing to Job, and it is what we shall see
happening to God's elect in these final days.
They love to give Satan a free ride for all the misery he is
is why we had better learn to recognize our enemies, not only physical
but spiritual. It is sad
that thirty two chapters had to be dedicated to our people, just to
teach us exactly who our enemy is. Job
had to live this hardship in his life so that you and I could have a
warning to wake up to our enemies.
"It shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of
his: brimstone shall be scattered upon his habitation."
the Hebrew text it is saying that he has herbs and sulpher scattered
around his tent also to protect it.
"His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his
branch be cut off."
course it is God that is above, and His roots are the ties that he has
with God. This is Bildad
telling Job that God is going to cut him off.
This again is a lesson as to what we shall be told shall happen
to us. It is threats that
have no bases unless you listen to these lies and let those lies affect
"His remembrance shall perish from the earth, and he shall
have no name in the street."
would that affect you if the people around you tried to forget you.
This is what they are saying of Job.
Job at one time was the most wealthy and well know man in the
east, and this so called friend is telling Job that he is going to be
forgotten in the streets, and no one will remember him.
Even the thought of it is foolishness.
"He shall be driven from light into darkness, and chased out
of the world."
is saying is that Job will be chased from the land of the living, which
means that his physical body will die.
"He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor
any remaining in his dwellings."
is very cruel, especially from a friend.
Bildad knew that Job's family had already been killed by Satan.
Now he is telling Job that he will never have another son, nor
"They that come after him shall be astonied at his day, as
they that went before were affrighted."
can be translated two ways, both geographically, and physically.
It is saying that men from the east and the west will forget you,
and it also refers to those that shall come with you and after you will
forget you ever existed. We
know from this study that it just didn't happen. Today the whole world
knows very much about Job.
"Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is
the place of him that knoweth not God."
Bildad looks down on Job's sores and boils, he is taking great pleasure
pouring all the blame out of Job for these things that are happening to
him. Do you think that this
picked up Job's spirit? About
as much as a slap in the face. If
you expect man to comfort you for the positions that you take as one of
God's elect, you are going to be greatly surprised.
If you call to their attention the errors in their traditions and
false doctrines, it is like attacking one of their children, and they
will turn on you.
has no idea in the world where the blame should be placed, and he finds
pleasure blaming God for the acts of Satan, and giving Satan the credit
for the blessings of God. Good
is bad, and right is wrong, and the things of the night are day to this
generation. This generation
today is turning everything up side down and back side front, and they
don't even know the difference, just as these three friends of Job were
doing. Your only hope in
these end times is by the understanding you receive in and from the Word
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