"Elihu's words to Job, speaking of God's
33:1 "Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my
speeches, and hearken to all my words."
"Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken
in my mouth."
is all right on the tip of my tongue.
"My word shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my
lips shall utter knowledge clearly."
is telling Job that all he is going to say is pure facts.
Again that is what is needed to make a correct decision as to
what is wrong, and fix it.
"The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the
Almighty hath given me life."
is giving credit for everything that happens, and the life within each
soul to the Almighty. Recognize
that all of us are the benefactor of the power and might of God.
"If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me,
is telling each of these men that if you know the answer to what I am
saying, then stand up and speak. Have
you seen a person that would not make a stand no matter what the
circumstances? That person
is lukewarm, and you know what God says about those that are neither
hot nor cold, but just lukewarm; they are good for nothing, and He will
spew them out away from Himself. There
is nothing wrong in being wrong, for when you know you were wrong,
that's the time to make changes in your life.
Get up and start over. If
you have sinned, then repent of that sin, and set your new direction.
"Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also
am formed out of the clay."
looses a little in the translation, it is saying; in God's sight I am
but a mere mortal.
"Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall
my hand be heavy upon thee."
is not going to come down heavy on Job, and you don't have to be afraid
of me for I am just like you. I
am another mortal formed out of clay.
"Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard
the voice of thy words, saying,"
is reminding Job that this is what I heard you saying.
"I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is
there iniquity in me."
though you claim to be innocent, and that there is no iniquity with you,
"He putteth my feet in the stocks, He marketh all my paths.'
have heard you claiming your innocence, and your blaming God for this.
"Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that
God is greater than man."
is telling Job that he is absolutely wrong, in saying that God is your
enemy and He has done this to you. You
are wrong when you say that God will not answer you.
"Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee,
that God is greater than man."
"Why dost thou strive against Him? for He giveth not account
of any of His matters."
is telling Job that God is not going to come down and explain to you all
of the detail of what he plans to do throughout His creation.
So now Elihu is going to accuse Job of lacking greatly in
"For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it
speaks to man in two different ways.
Then as we will see in the next few verses, that God speaks to
man even in dreams. Then in
verses 19-22 we will see that Elihu says that God speaks to man through
"In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep
falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;"
all persons in the house have gone to sleep, God is awake and He speaks
to man in his deep sleep. This
is how He speaks to man.
"Then He openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their
goes deeper than this in the Hebrew text, for Elihu states that God
inserts instructions in man's minds so that they will not take the wrong
path to where evil befalls them.
"That He may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride
will hide the man from any evil action, and God gives us protection
through His handling our subconscious mind.
While you are asleep, God puts his instructions into the mind,
and this is how God speaks to a man.
Keep in mind that Elihu is given this advise to Job, and Job was
a man that truly loved the Father.
"He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from
perishing by the sword."
doing this, God can save the man's life.
This is what the coming of Jesus Christ was all about, the saving
of your life, or eternal soul from destruction.
God speaks to you through your subconscious, and he takes care
of you and protects you by these instructions.
"He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the
multitude of his bones with strong pain:"
verse is now going into the second part of verse fourteen.
Elihu is now telling Job that God protects you by sickness.
Before you take this as a fact from the Bible, this statement is
not of God, but stated by Elihu to Job.
It is not a correct statement.
"So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty
other words, he becomes so sick that he loses his appetite.
Have you ever been in that position to where nothing appeals to
"His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his
bones that were not seen stick out."
the things that you like just don't appeal to you, and in the end you
will have great weight loss to where your bones just stick out.
"Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to
other words, it take you so far down that it almost make you want to
"If there be a messenger with Him, an interpreter, one among
a thousand, to shew unto man His uprightness:"
Messenger" in the Hebrew is an angel.
Elihu is telling Job that when you get that far down, it is best
to go to an person that knows God's Word, and let him show you how to
get your life in order. Get
someone that knows how to get to the facts, to see what is causing all
this trouble to come into your life.
"Then He is gracious unto him, and saith, `Deliver him from
going down to the pit: I have found a Ransom.' "
word for "ransom" in the Hebrew is "atonement".
Today we have our atonement in Christ, for Jesus Christ paid the
price that was necessary to cover our sins.
So we see that there is a man being delivered from his
affliction, not because God wanted to bring pain on the person, but
because through the pain, God wanted to deliver a message to that
"His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return
to the days of his youth:"
this is saying is that in the end, he will be as young and fresh as he
was in his childhood. Through
the pain and suffering, God will also do the healing.
We are healed through the Son, through the power of the living
"He shall pray unto God, and He will be favourable unto him:
and he shall see His face with joy: for He will render unto man His
Elihu is saying is that God is fair in all matters.
"He looketh upon men, and if any say, "I have sinned,
and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;" "
becomes necessary for the man to stand up publicly and declare that he
has sinned, that he repents and that he loves God.
So what Elihu is saying to Job is nothing more than the old words
that the other three men were spouting off in the first thirty chapters.
Elihu is telling Job to stand up in public and declare that he
has sinned, and that he is sorry for sinning.
Job is also suppose to declare that he loves God publicly, for
all the people to hear. He
is telling Job to make his heart right, when in fact Job's heart was
right with God.
"He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his
life shall see the light."
"Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,"
really looses in the translation; the Hebrew text states that God may do
these things to man, speak to him in dreams, and direct him through
affliction over and over many times in your life.
This is exactly what happens in most peoples lives and this young
man knows what he is talking about.
Elihu is giving a straight set of facts that everyone has
"To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with
the light of the living."
reason that God does all these things through dreams and affliction is
to bring man [woman] to a place of enjoyment.
"Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I
is telling Job to listen careful to me.
"If your hast anything to say, answer me: speak, for I
desire to justify thee."
I am trying to do is to help you Job.
Do you see an outstanding person in Elihu?
"If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach
sure sounds like such a beautiful speech that Elihu gave to Job.
The other three sat by with many words, and no facts, however
Elihu is trying to get to the facts.
He is telling Job the way that God is going to speak to him,
however there is one problem with what Elihu is telling Job.
This set of facts does not apply to this case.
God expects you to be wise in sifting through the facts, though
he is telling us what God does in these matters, Elihu has left Satan
out of the entire message.
is the one that caused the death of Job's family, and brought on the
boils that covered Job from head to toe.
Satan is the one that took Job's wealth, and Satan has been left
out of all of this analyzing of the fact.
Lets go back to the correct set of fact as recorded in Job 2:7,
and these are the facts of all of Job's problems.
We are to remain focused on these facts through this entire book
for it is a type of what we shall face in these end times.
It is a type of what the Elect shall face in our generation.
"So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord
and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto the
crown [of his head]."
is a fact, Satan is the one that smote Job with all of his sore boils.
God was not trying to give Job any message at all, and everything
that happened to Job was not from the mind of God, but through the
planned deceit of Satan. Job
was one of God's elect, and God was proud of Job in all that Job did in
his life. God may be using
this man with his spirit, but his spirit is not in tune with God's
Spirit on this matter.
Scholars have tried to delete these chapters of Elihu from the book,
however the Massorah text, that protected sacred text of Job has these
chapters of Elihu in them. Elihu
belongs in the bible for it is giving us a warning in this final
generation. The point of
these past three chapters is that you can be given a set of facts that
are all true, and sound very good and of God, however they as they are
applied they are wrong. We
must make sure that we have the right facts.
Facts that do not pertain to the situation, or are they taken out
of context are nothing by a lie.
situation was that Satan and the other angels of God that were following
Satan are tormenting Job. Mankind
always tries to strike out and blame someone before all the facts are in
and know to be true. At
first they blamed God for this trouble, and now Elihu is leading up to
blaming Job, however Job did not have any sin within him.
God stated that Job was pure and a righteous man, and yet this
trouble came upon Job.
the point that we are facing here, applies to us as well as it applied
to Job, and that is that we are to be able to discern the spirits that
come upon us. If this man
had the spirit of God, he would have know that it was Satan that was
causing all the trouble, and Satan would have been included in all of
the discussion of these past three chapters.
God allowed these three chapters to remain in this book for the
sake of testing His elect in these end times.
God elect are His pride and joy, and at times we may not be as
sharp as we ought to be. However
God expects us to be His watchmen and aware that false spirits will
drift into the congregation. So
keep your facts straight, and your eye on the Word of God, and don't let
a multitude of words, mixed with facts that don't apply pull you off
course. Sure it is written
in the bible, and it is there for the building of the elect and our
edification, correction, knowledge and understanding.
are living in a time when certain people will try to get us to overlook
Satan and his workings through his children, the Kenites.
We are living in the end times, and if you don't know him, you
will be led to believe that you will fly away with him for your own
protection. The teaching
today is that it is not important to know about the Antichrist, who is
Satan, but only believe and you will be saved.
You had better know what spirit you are going to follow, or
Satan's spirits will lead you right into Satan camp.
God through Christ made it very clear that in the last days,
before the very end, the Antichrist shall walk upon the earth.
Are you going to overlook that warning, and allow yourself to be
deceived? You are not living
in a time when your spiritual life can go on playing church, and the
games that are being played today. If
you get lazy in your study and understanding, you will be taken
advantage of, and that is a fact from the Almighty Himself.
This is what these people of Job's time have done, they have
forgotten Satan and the destruction that he brings where ever he goes.
these facts, every one of them is true in and of itself, however these
fact does not apply to Job's case, and they also will not apply to your
case if you are the elect, and keeping the facts of your life in proper
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