"Job's self-justification, past
said in the prior chapter that just because God took away my sheep and
cattle, my children and my property and all that I had,
I still have my integrity.
That is wealth. Speaking
to these three, Job said that through all the words that you have
spoken, you can't convince me that I have done anything wrong, for I
have not sinned. I have kept
my righteousness through all that has happened all my life.
Job's problem was that he put the blame of what Satan was doing
to him on God.
still knew what righteousness is and the importance of God and His Word
in his life, and he knew also who Satan is.
Job knew right from wrong. He
knew the promises of God that a Savior Redeemer would be sent, and today
we know who Jesus is, that he lived the perfect life, and died on the
cross. When Christ rose out
of the tomb, He defeated Satan. God
gave all those that believe on His son Jesus Christ the power and
authority over Satan and his realm the right act.
Jesus paid the price that will bring you the wisdom, if you make
the effort to claim those promises.
Today we have a wealth that was not there for Job, for Jesus gave
us something that Job did not have.
"And He said unto them, "I beheld Satan as lightning
fall from heaven."
"Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and
scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any
means hurt you."
stop and think for a moment, do you think that God is going to let your
enemies take advantage over you, as one of His elect?
Why would you stand still and let your enemies mess you around?
Use wisdom and take control over those that would do you harm.
Use the power and authority to get them out of your life.
We do that through the teachings of Jesus Christ, His Word, and
the Spirit of God.
for the next three chapters we will see that Job is giving his final
summation or petition to these three men that have accused him of sin and
wrong doing. There is a
simple message in these final chapters of Job's defense, and that
message to us living today in these final days, is that we will be faced
with the exact type of accusations that Job went through.
Job was a type of the elect that live in the latter days of this
earth age of the flesh. It
applies to life in these flesh bodies and helps us to learn to get along
with others, even when their eyes are spiritually closed, while you are
spiritually open to the truths of God's Word.
continued his parable, and said,"
alert for we are told that this entire message of Job was a parable,
and being a parable means that there is a hidden message and lesson
within what Job is saying. Parables
were used so that those that did not have the ears to hear and eyes to
see with understanding, would not understand what is being said.
So think of what is being said and look beyond the simple story
that is being said.
"Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God
that I could go back to the days when God gave His protection to me, my
family, and my possessions.
"When His candle shined upon my head, and when by His light
I walked through darkness;"
is a beautiful thought of God divine favor, that God gave to Job and his
family. By carrying the
light or candle of Almighty God on your very head, means that this
driving thought follows God's elect even today.
God elect are those sealed with the understanding of God's Word
in their hearts and minds are carrying the candle of His Word within
themselves in this final generation.
Does that light from His Word shine from your eyes; do people see
Christ in you today? If you
are carrying God's truth in your mind, you have God's favor upon you
even in the darkest times in the days ahead.
"As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God
was upon my tabernacle;"
I was in my youth, I enjoyed God's fellowship and protection.
"When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were
is how it was before Satan brought all this evil down on Job and his
"When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me
out with rivers of oil;"
oil in the Hebrew text was "olive oil", This was a Hebrew
saying, meaning that Job had everything that one could have or buy.
"When I went out to the gate through the city, when I
prepared my seat in the street!"
judgment gate of the city, was the place where the elders of the city
met to make to decisions for the community, and Job had a seat with the
elders to make the judgments. He
was one of the top leaders of the community.
"The young men saw me, and hid themselves: and the aged
arose, and stood up."
this is saying is that young men did not give me advise, as is common,
but they sought my advise, and even the old men arose to pay respect to
my coming into their presence.
"The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their
the men of authority held their speech until after I had spoke.
"The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to
their roof of their mouth."
the rich and famous of that day did not speak until Job asked them to
speak. Job had the respect
of the entire community from the top to the bottom.
Job lived his life as God gave him wisdom and the world around
him respected that wisdom.
"When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye
saw me, it gave witness to me:"
this is saying in the Hebrew text is; each of the men of the community
did not react to, or say anything until after they had heard my opinion.
This was not because of Job, of course, but because God's candle
of light [God's Spirit] shone in Job's mind. Job had God's wisdom in all
matters and the light of God's instructions within him. Because of this
the people knew that the words of Job came right from the Father.
"Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the
fatherless, and him that had none to help him."
is answering Eliphaz's statements from Job 22:6-9, where Elephaz
accused Job of gaining his wealth on the back of the widows and orphans.
Job was accused of using his power to take from the needy, as
well as acting in sharp business practices.
Job is letting it be know that he did no such thing.
Though not said here, more than likely, those accusation were
what Eliphaz was doing to gain his wealth.
"The blessing of him that was ready to perish came
upon me: and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy."
other words, when I saw a man about to be ruined, I used my wealth and
position to save him from his trouble.
"I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was
as a robe and a diadem."
is saying that even the garments that he wore reflected his
righteousness. Remember that
we are studying a parable here.
we are told what the righteous robes of the eternity are.
"And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and
as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings,
saying, "Alleluia: for
the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth."
"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to Him: for the
marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself
marriage supper takes place after this earth age of the flesh is over,
and the Lamb is come right here on earth.
His wife are the elect and those that have prepared themselves
for that marriage supper while right here on earth in their flesh
bodies. They studied to
know the truth in God's Word and were not taken by the false Christ at
his arrival. They knew the
events of the day, and each of the elect knew the times and season that
they lived in. The elect
made themselves ready to stand in that final day, and they made the
stand against Satan the Antichrist.
God's elect knew there was more to the word of God than just
making a simple statement with their mouth, for they were prepared for
that wedding supper. These
that are part of the wife of Christ are the elect of God, those that made
a stand in the first earth age, that are spoken of in Ephesians
"And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine
linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of
"fine linen, clean and white" are the clothing that we
will be wearing not only in the Millennium age, but through the
eternity. That fine linen is
the righteousness of the saints. My
friend, is the works that you have done while in your flesh body.
That "fine linen, clean and white" is worn by
those that have put their trust in Jesus Christ through repentance to
Father in Jesus name. This
clothing of fine linen is made up of the righteous acts of the saints in
this age of flesh man. What
you wear at the marriage supper of the Lamb is reflected by, and made up
of those righteous acts that you did for Christ in this earth age, in
response to His instructions through His Word.
"And he saith unto me, "Write,
`Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb'
is the time for you to do your studying to know what God expects of you.
When we follow through and do those things that God has told us
to do, they become our righteous acts, our "fine linen, clean and
white". Those acts go
to make up the material of the fine linen that make up your robe for
your attendance to that marriage supper.
How much of a garment will you be wearing at that time.
"I was eyes to the blind, and feet was I to the lame."
was always ready to help the handicapped where ever he could.
This is why Job said that my case is strong, and I am innocent.
"I was a father to the poor and the cause which I knew not I
was proud that when a stranger was in the area, he saw to it that the
stranger was taken care of.
"And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil
out of his teeth."
did not mess around. When
somebody was offending another with their slander and lies, Job let the
truth be know right in front of them.
He set the record straight to defend a person that was not there
when evil was spoken of him. If
there were spoils and things taken by that person, Job returned them to
their rightful owner.
"Then I said, `I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply
my days as the sand.' "
this is saying in the Hebrew text; is that before this all happened to
me, I thought that my position was well established, and my power and
wealth was firm to the day I die. I
figured that my health was good and strong and my life had many years.
"...The days as the sand" means that just as the
grains of sand in the desert are uncountable, so were my days.
"My root was spread out by the waters, and the dew lay all
night upon my branch."
that this is a type of the end times and Job was a type of the elect of
the end generation. There is
a verse in "the song of Moses" in Deuteronomy 32.
"Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O
earth, the words of my mouth."
"My doctrine shall drop as the rain, My speech shall destil
as the dew, As the small rain upon the tender herb, And as the showers
upon the grass:"
"Because I will publish the name of the Lord: Ascribe ye
greatness unto our God."
the real truth falls on the ears of man, it starts out fresh as the dew
that forms on in the early morning hours, and increases unpolluted in
his or her mind as the soft spring droplets of a spring shower on the
tender herbs and plants. As
the knowledge and wisdom grows in your mind with your studying of God's
Word, in time your knowledge of the truths of God's Word will increase
like the heavy latter rains just before the fall harvest.
"My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my
this happened to me, Job is saying, I could protect myself from all
those around me.
"Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my
"After my words they spake not again, and my speech dropped
friend in the Lord, when you are carrying forth the Word of God, from
within your mind, and you speak the truths that are from His Word, don't
let there be no argument to the counsel that you give to others.
Learn to speak with authority, for with that knowledge you
are one of God's elect. Christ
gave you that power for you to use with love and understanding.
The purpose is to use that power, even against those seek you
harm, in a loving manner, but not with cruelity.
"And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened
their mouth wide as for the latter rain."
they heard my speech, they opened their mouths and spoke the words that
they received from me, just like the latter rain.
Remember that the former rain germinates the seek, while the
latter rain bring the crop to maturity; ready for the harvest.
We are to be as peaceful as the dove, yet wiser than the
serpent, and you do it with the wisdom from all of God's Word.
If it is done in this manner, there can be no trouble by problems
that come out of your words. But
before people will respect what you say, they must first respect you as
a person. This is why it is
important to stick to the facts, giving only truths that can stand up,
and staying within the bounds of God's Word.
"If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light
of my countenance they cast not down."
is a very poor translation. What
this is saying is that when I smile, they took heart, when I smiled at
them it was a sign of my approval, and their faces would light up with
joy. Job is saying that when
I smiled at them it gave them hope.
"I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king
in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners."
is saying that I led their enterprises, I comforted them, I am not a
thief, I am not a sinner like you claim.
I am not any of those things that you have accused me of.
I don't come down on the widow or against the orphan, nor have I
taken anything; but I am innocent of all those things that you have
accused me of. Job is saying
that when he looks back on the times before all this took place, I was a
righteous man, and those things had no part in my life.
Of course he had admitted that he had his little daily sins, as
all of us have that are living in these flesh bodies.
But those things are none of your business.
They are between God and myself.
Job wants to know from these three men is "why am I being
punished?" Job knows what has happened to him, for he is sitting
here with all his boils, having lost everything.
Job knows he has been a righteous man, with a pure mind, so why
is all this happening to me? The
boils are not healing, but they break and run all over him.
How could this happen to a righteous man.
That is the question that continues right into the next two
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