"Job's answer to Bildad's second
19:1 "Then Job answered and said,"
"How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with
is asking Bildad; How long are you going to continue to break me to
pieces with your words. Those
words spoken in the prior chapter hurt Job deeply.
"These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed
that ye make yourselves strange to me."
not the least bit concerned that your words are hurting me.
Though he states ten times, it is only the fifth time that these
so-called friends of Job have addressed him.
"And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth
is telling these men that, so I have sinned some little sins in my life,
however those sins are none of your business.
"If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead
against me my reproach."
you are going to claim yourself to be so much better and greater than
me, don't look at my outward appearance to judge me.
You are looking at my boils and flesh body, and you judge my soul
by it. The lesson from this
chapter is that you stay with the facts, and get to them quickly.
When the Word of God is concerned and your condition before the
Almighty God, don't play guessing games.
Stay away from using many words when just a few can make just as
clear. It didn't matter that
Job had boils. The boils had nothing to do with Job's conduct or his
"Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath
compassed me with His net."
sounds so spiritual for it is written in the Bible, however, can we
believe it? This is stating
that "God has compassed Job with this net of boils and pain and
trouble. Of course it
is not true, for it is Satan that has compassed Job with all
these boils and trouble. God
wants you to sharpen up, so stick to the fact that statements like this
are lies. Remember who is
responsible. Job 2:7
"So went Satan forth from the presence of
the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of
his feet unto his crown." So
who did the smiting of Job with boils from the bottom of his feet, to
the top of Job's head? It
was Satan that did it. We
saw also in the first chapter that Job was smitten when God allowed
Satan to take the lives of Job's family, yet in it all, Job did not
this spiritual battle is taking place between God and Satan, people see
only what they want to see. They
bombard you with words that just don't matter, for there is no
understanding behind their words. They
pin the blame on the wrong person, and while you think that they are
your friends, they are the enemy of God's elect.
Your enemy is Satan and Satan's children, and Satan is using
these people to do his bidding.
something just doesn't add up, look to Satan's children and Satan for
the cause of the trouble, then take the authority that God has given you
to order Satan and those doing his work out of your life.
Bildad has spoken words that he knows nothing about, and he is
not concerned with facts. Just
because Bildad has spoken his words, he then assumed them to be correct,
when in fact the were lies that were based upon lies.
Just because the Bible stated this, coming from the mouth of
Bildad, doesn't make it correct. Don't
state something unless you know the context that it is given in.
Anything taken out of context is a lie.
Stick to facts.
"Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry
aloud, but there is no judgment."
I see and cry out for the violance and murder that is going on, there is
not justice to these acts. No
one cares to hear my cries.
"He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and He hath
set darkness in my paths."
is completely blind to what is going on here, and he is now blaming God
for all the trouble that
came upon him. He is calling
the things of God darkness, and we know that that is just not so.
We can see how blind Job's three friends are, but Job is blind
also to the workings of Satan.
"He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from
is blaming God for taking his pride and glory from him.
"He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine
hope hath He removed like a tree."
"God" has destroyed everything around me and taken mine hope
Can you see how far off Job's thinking is in giving God the blame
for all his troubles?
"He hath also kindled His wrath against me, and He counteth
me unto Him as one of His enemies."
Satan is working Job over with every sort of testing that we can
imagine, Job just can't see Satan's hand in the whole thing.
He attributes everything going wrong to God, and gives Satan and
his children no credit at all for their hand in the trouble.
If your mind is starting to blame God for Job's trouble, and
counting God as an enemy of Job, than you are not staying focused on
what is happening here. Job
was listening to the words of his enemies and starting to believe them.
did not look upon Job as His enemy, but it was Job that did not know who
his enemies were. That's the
lesson that we are to get from this chapter.
Know your enemies. When
false teachers come along and pull verses out of context, those words
become lies, and the false teachers become your spiritual enemies.
One of Satan's tools is in endless words that have not truth,
or that have been taken out of context.
You buy what you believe to be correct and true, and when a lie
is believed than that is exactly what you have bought in your mind.
Stick to the facts.
gave you the facts at the beginning of this book, so that you could know
that God is innocent of Job's problems.
We are living in a time when the words from God's Word are being
handled very carelessly, and things that are not true are presented as
being the truth. The most
common error of today is the lifting out of context Words from our Bible
and using them to make a lie. Christians
today are being overwhelmed by the massive amounts of words to the point
of framing those lies into their traditions, and then relying on those
traditions for the safety of their own souls.
know that God is innocent of doing harm to his elect, you have to take
the facts of God entire plan, and that goes way back into the first
earth age. Satan rebelled in
the first earth age, and that rebellion set up the overthrow that caused
this age of the flesh to come into existence.
God did not cause that overthrow, but it was Satan, and to this
day, Satan is still the enemy of all of God's children.
Though you may grow tired of hearing these things stated over and
over, but it is important to stick to the facts.
Satan caused all of Job's troubles, all of them, and Job just
doesn't know it.
"His troops come together, and raise up their way against
me, and encamp round about my tabernacle."
this is saying in the Hebrew text is; "My calamities come over me
like troop, one wave after another.
About the time I get one wave tended to, here comes
"He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance
are verily estranged from me."
is saying that God has estranged or kept people near to me.
Nobody wants to be near someone with boils from head to toe,
with all his problems.
"My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have
kin folk have all left him, and his sons and daughters were dead.
Those that use to be my close friends don't want anything else to
do with me.
"They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a
stranger: I am an alien in their sight."
the ones that use to work for me, my maids and servants look upon me as
a stranger. I'm an alien in
their sight and left completely alone by them.
"I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated
him with my mouth."
is saying that all those that use to look to me for their protection,
won't have anything to do with me anymore.
In Job's mind, he is attributing all of this to God.
"My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the
children's sake of mine own body."
"Breath" as stated here is "ruach"
[spirit], and there is much left out of the translation.
It has a two fold meaning, but there is so much left out that the
two parts simply don't exist. "I
entreated for the children's sake out of my own womb;" is what
it states in the translation and we know that Job did not have a womb.
This is not taking about Job, but His mother's womb.
"I entreated [went to] my own brothers and
sisters", is what it says, "and not even they would
have anything to do with me."
"Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake
children can be very innocent, yet in their ignorance they can still be
very cruel. When a small
child looks upon a person that is sick of deceased as Job was, they say
exactly what is going through their minds.
They are a reflection of their parents, and that comes to the
surface, where nothing is held back.
"All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved
are turned against me."
you have a close and intimate friend, and when that person turns against
you for something like this, it hurts deeply.
"My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am
escaped with the skin of my teeth."
can see the very joints of Job's bones through his skin, for Job's body
is wasting away. Without my
knowledge of what I am doing, I eat away at my lips with my teeth.
"Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for
the hand of God hath touched me."
is begging to these three friends to have pity upon him, and it is done
two times for emphasis. Through
all his pain, Job still cannot see that it is not God that has touched
Job, but Satan. The only way
that God touched Job was when he told Satan, you can have everything but
his life. God protected
Job's life, while Satan was doing the harm to him.
All the time Job thought it was God that was persecuting him.
has gotten to the point in these end times where there are many people
that believe that Satan does not even exist.
Remember that Job is a type of the elect, and these are examples
as to what Satan will try to do to you, one of God's elect, just prior
and during Satan's time here on earth.
This is happening today, and just as Job lived his life to prove
that there is a Satan, and he is our enemy, and then for a mob of so-called
scholars to make statements that Satan doesn't exist, because
"the word for Satan in the Hebrew means adversary".
They play with words to distort them.
"Christ in the Hebrew means "the Anointed", does
that mean that Christ doesn't exist either? you see how foolish these
people are? God does not do
these things to His elect, and anytime you get anything from God it is
because you deserve it; whether it is good or bad.
"Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with
verse shows us just how confused Job was.
Job was telling these three so-called friends, you are starting
to persecute my mind just as God is, can't you be satisfied with my
flesh. Job's only fault was
that he did not know the works his enemies.
"Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were
printed in a book!"
God all of Job's Words and thoughts are written in our Bible.
The very words of Job are teaching us a great lesson in these
final days. Our lives today
are being made better because of the suffering of Job.
"That they were graven with an iron pen and led in the rock
is saying that his words should be chiseled in a rock and hot lead be
poured over the inscription of the rock so that many copies could be
made of it. This is the same
method that was used before the modern printing press came along.
Job wanted his lessons to go out to the world, and it has.
"For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall
stand at the latter day upon the earth:"
are living in the latter day, and Job wanted to live in our generation
to see the return of our Redeemer's return to this earth.
Is this New Testament Scripture?
No, it is one of the first books written in the Bible, and Job
even then knew of Jesus Christ coming to this earth in the latter days.
We are a type of this Job when we are one of God's elect.
Satan knows all of God's elect, and he persecutes each of them
even to our generation.
is one exception to this that Job did not have, for Jesus came to this
earth fifteen hundred years after Job was living, and He gave each of
us, His elect, the power and the authority to command Satan to stay away
from us. It is up to you to exercise
that authority and command and rebuke Satan and his realm out
of your life. Job used the
Word "Redeemer" in the Hebrew "go'el",
and translated means "next of Kin", or "Kinsman
redeemer." It is
more than just a relative, but the nearest kin that you have.
He is the one that takes vengeance on those that have done you
"And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my
flesh shall I see God:"
is translations like this verse that cause people to stay away from
becoming a Christian. This
is talking about a victory, yet the way it is worded is seems like a
complete loss. Stop and
think for a moment, if the worms destroy this flesh body, the souls has
long departed from it. The
soul of life that gave your flesh identity, is no longer with that
decayed flesh, but has gone to be with the Lord.
Where it says, "yet in my flesh shall I see God";
That is not what the Massorah manuscripts say.
This is the type of talk that builds traditions like the
"rapture doctrine", for they say and quote Job that the flesh
is coming right out of the ground to see God, which is a lie.
this point Job has made many statement that just were not true, and this
is one of them. Today people
have built a religion out of this one.
In the Hebrew it reads "yet I be out from by flesh body
to see God." I will
be out of my flesh when I see God. This
is a big difference in the translation from what the Hebrew actually
states. "Though I be in
another body, other than the flesh body, I still shall see Christ";
is what this verse is saying. We
know there are two bodies, the flesh body and the soul body, and when
the flesh dies, the soul departs to be with the Father immediately.
Then the flesh body chemically returns to the dust or elements
that it is made of.
could these translators be so careless to translate; "Though I be
out of my flesh," into " Though
I be in my flesh". It
had to be deliberate by the Kenite scribe, for they would hide the
truths from you if you would allow them to.
You can see what kind of scholars you have tampering with God's
Word. It was done on
purpose, just as the six traps of Satan, were made five, by Satan's
little scribes. The whole
purpose to their deeds was to remove Satan's mark, and cause controversy
amongst God's people.
are many people that split over this little verse, as they seek to find
some support for their idea of soul sleep.
Flesh rising from the dead of a grave to a rapture is a mark of
the Devil, and those that believe in it simply do not seek the truth.
That is what Paul was talking about in I Thessalonians 4:13-17,
when he was telling the church; "I do not what you ignorant as
the heathen are." The
subject was "Where are the dead", and Paul was telling
them where the soul went when the body died and was placed in the grave.
you stop for a moment to check the facts, and analyze the entire plan of
God, common sense tells you that this lie of the rapture doctrine is a
fairy-tale. It just does not
go along with the rest of the Word of God, so it should make you be on
guard against accepting it. Stay
with the facts and don't let flowering words throw you.
"Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold,
and not another; thought my reins be consumed within me."
is saying, "I am going to see my Redeemer with my very own eyes,
whether it be in my flesh body, or after my flesh has been
consumed." I will not
see God as a stranger, but as my next of Kin.
Even though Job believed that God was doing all this to him, he
still believed that God would redeem him in the end.
"But ye should say, `Why persecute we him, seeing the root
of the matter is found in me?' "
matter what hardship you face in this world age, in the age to come we
will be paid many times over so it simply does not matter.
Now Job is telling his three friends that this is what you should
be thinking about. Why would
you persecute God with your words, when the root of the matter is right
here in Job. Look how Job
has become twisted in his understanding and thinking.
The root of the matter is not with either God nor Job, but the
root of the matter is with Satan. Satan
is the one doing the evil and he is the one that placed the boils on
"Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the
punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgement."
can know that there is going to be a judgment by the punishments of the
sword that comes upon us. I
cry out for justice now and it doesn't come, but justice will come
beyond a shadow of a doubt. Justice
will always be done on behalf of a righteous man, and you can count on
it. Anytime we get to a
point of having problems that seem to hard to get over, remember Job and
the trouble that he went through. Compare
your pain with his, and it will not seem so bad.
Though Job at this point in time doesn't know his friend from his
enemy, before this book is over, Job will know the truth.
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