"Elihu's Words to Job continued."
again lets look at the Hebrew name "Elihu".
It means "God is Him", and to the Elect that
knows our Heavenly Father it is referring to YHVH the Father.
However to the world there are many gods, and at times we wonder
which god this Elihu is talking about.
This god that Elihu is speaking of seems more like a deceiver
than the one true living God that we worship.
reason that I bring this up is that the entire book of Job is written to
God's elect. Satan was
brought to the center and his face flash upon the scene in the presence
of the other angels, and it was stated outright that Satan was one of
the principal characters in this book.
Yet Satan has not been mentioned since the second chapter by
it is only natural and befitting as far as the elect are concerned, that
there must also come false teachers, and Elihu happens to be one of
those false teachers. Many
disagree because of the many things that he says which are true
statements of fact. However, it is the use of those true facts that
makes Elihu a false teacher. Though
Elihu states that he knows everything about God, God's Word makes it
very clear that he does not. Anyone
that follows Elihu or his kind, would not be following a servant of the
is using thes book of Job to test the wisdom of His elect, and to see
how gullible we are. This
entire book is like the teachings of Paul in II Corinthians 11:3
where it says; "But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent
beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted
from the simplicity that is in Christ."
Elihu is using the same deal of subtlety, to even seduce you into
believing a lie by his use of truthful facts to gain your confidence. Paul
said if some super preacher comes along, you seem to want to swallow everything that he says. You
stop trying to think, and you allow him to lead you into other
are in the last days of this earth age, and the elect of God must keep
our physical selves so positioned that our mind is sharp.
Elihu is very simple in comparison to the worldly scholars and
experts that will be thrown at the elect in the last generation.
Friend, the last generation started many years ago, and the one
would system that has chartered every nation in the world to it's rolls
has been in existence for the past fifty years.
That system is the what set up the return of the Jews to
Palestine way back in 1948. The
point here is that you must not be deceived in these latter days.
You must be alert and focused of on the signs of our time, ready
to make a stand against Satan's plan for the last days.
God is using Elihu to prepare us for what is coming upon us.
"Elihu spake moreover, and said,"
"Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, `My
righteousness is more than God's?"
you see something wrong with what Elihu is saying here?
Elihu is talking to Job and asking him, "Is this right Job
that you said that your righteousness is greater than God's
point that should stand out right away us that Job never did make such a
statement. Elihu is
trying to take what Job said, and misquote him, put words in his
mouth. What Elihu has
just said is a lie, and now Elihu wants Job to endorse his lie.
Job has never claimed that his righteousness is more than God's.
is the same man that spoke in the last chapter and stated that he had
God's Spirit in him, and the question should be, "which god",
for it surly is not our Heavenly Father.
"For thou saidst, `What advantage will it be unto thee?'
and, `What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?' "
you know that Job never did say this either, this quote from Job also is
a lie. When Elihu states, "For
thou saidst," he made this entire statement a lie, for that is
exactly what it is. This
comes from Job 21:15, Job said "the wicked said that ...."
Job declared himself righteous, and not wicked, it was Elihu that
declared that Job was wicked, not God.
Elihu took two different statements and twisted both of them into
a believable lie, for anyone that is asleep in his studies.
"I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee."
now Elihu is going to tell us what the straight story is, by his use of
these two lies that he has just created.
The only foundation that Elihu has laid thus far is built on sand
and with the first wave of truth it will all be washed away.
Now after making these statements to Job and his three
companions, Elihu is against going to use a few true facts to make you
believe his lies that have been stated thus far.
Can you tell the difference between these statement whether they
are true or untrue? God's
truths are written in God's Word and the Elect of God know the truth.
"Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which
are highter than thou."
is a true statement, you can see the majesty of God written in the
heavens, and though the clouds.
"If thou sinnest, what doest thou against Him? or if thy transgressions
be multiplied, what doest thou unto Him?"
is asking Job, how can you hurt God by your sinning?
The assumption that Elihu has already made was that Job had
sinned. However from the
first chapter it was established that Job was a righteous man, so this
is a true statement, but with a false assumption.
and think for a moment, What does it do to our Heavenly Father when we
sin? God loves you and He
cares for you, and even though Elihu states that you can't hurt God, but
it still hurts Him to see you sinning.
You are precious to him, and yet this man is saying that it
doesn't hurt God when you sin.
"If thou be righteous, what givest thou Him? or what
receiveth He of thine hand?"
Elihu take the other side and states, if you were righteous, what
difference does it matter to God? Elihu
assumes that it makes no difference to God, and many would read this and
think that it is a true statement, however, it does make a difference to
God. You as one of God's
elect know better than to believe such a false statement.
"Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy
righteousness may profit the son of man."
Elihu is saying here is all you can do in the flesh body is help or
hinder man, you can't have any affect on God.
What a stupid statement for a so-called spokesman of God.
When Jesus went out and looked upon Jerusalem before his
crucifixion, He loved the people so much that he wept for them.
He knew how they rejected him, and what they were going to do to
Him, but He wept for their blindness to the Father.
Do you think that it doesn't affect Father when you sin?
When you go out of your way to help a lost soul and lead him or
her to the ways of righteousness, do you think that God and the angels
don't rejoice? That is what
this man Elihu is saying.
said; Luke 15:10 "Likewise,
I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over
one sinner that repenteth.
a minister comes to you with statement filled with many words, and those
words do not go along with what God's Word states, he is like Elihu.
For even in God's Word we are forewarned of false teachers.
Corinthians 11:4 "For
if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or
if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another
gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him."
was concerned in this warning to the church that one such as Elihu would
come into their midst, with many facts that sounded real good, with a
spirit of another god and another gospel other than the saving Gospel of
"By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the
oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty."
is saying; it is only the men on the earth that causes people to suffer.
God doesn't cause you to suffer, it is just those people around
you. This is true in many
aspects, you bring your own pain on yourself.
However, this is not how it was in Job's case for it was Satan
that brought the problems on Job. Those
troubles that you have today had better be watched closely, for Satan
can talk you into things and make right seem wrong, even to the elect.
If you put Satan out of your mind you are only kidding yourself.
Satan's way out is the easy way out, when we get a little lazy in
focusing on God's way.
"But none saith, `Where is God my Maker, Who giveth songs in
the night; "
three men never called attention that it is God that makes us happy in
"Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and
maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven.' "
again is a true statement, for the mind of man far exceeds the mental
capacity of any dump beast.
"There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the
pride of evil men."
is saying that it doesn't hurt God when men bring trouble upon
themselves. Again Elihu has
left out Satan and even though Elihu is saying that man should not blame
God, he is overlooking the trouble that Satan brings on man.
Satan was made very real in Job 1:7, and Job 2:1, 2.
Satan was standing in person in the sight of God and all the
angels, and he will be just as real in your life today if you allow him
to take over your life. Satan
has a lot of good bargains to sell you, if you sell yourself cheep.
Though they have a cheep price, that all come with heavy losses.
"Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty
means empty words; Elihu is calling Job's words empty and without
"Although thou sayest thou shalt not see Him, yet judgment
is before Him; therefore trust thou in Him."
there will be men like Elihu in your life, and rather than have God get
rid of them, God wants you to use the power and authority that he has
given to you to get the job done. Our
power is in the name of Jesus Christ, and God wants His elect to get use
to using that authority. Why
should God drive Satan out of your life, when you are to lazy to do it
for yourself. He gave you
that authority for the purpose of showing your faith, and building that
character within you, and He expects you to exercise it.
you turn your frustrations and lack of faith on your friends, they are
all going to leave you, for they don't like to be beat on.
When you see that Satan is messing around with you and your loved
one, take the power of Jesus name and order Satan out of your life.
If you are one of God's elect, you have a destiny, but if they
are not, don't get hard on them.
"But now, because it is not so, He hath visited in His
anger; yet He knoweth it not in great extremity:"
is all messed up in the translation but the Hebrew text makes it a lot
clearer. "His anger has
not come to destroy those that are picking on you, God does not
recognize great stupidity." God
will not recognize Elihu's stupidity either, nor his lies.
"Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth
words without knowledge."
see what Elihu is calling Job? Elihu
is telling Job that he is a liar, and suffering under a complex of many
words that just doesn't make sense.
We have made a complete circle here, back to the three friends of
Job. All along Elihu was
accusing Job of wickedness simply because of his trouble.
Now Elihu has done the same thing, take Job's words and twisting
them to conform to the lies that he is telling.
Why? To fit the message that he is giving.
This is commonly done in politics, among friend, and even from
behind the pulpit at your church house?
With friends like Job's and this young man Elihu, you don't need
is giving us these examples for our own protection, and He wants you to
mature in His Word to keep you from being deceived.
The things that are said, and the accusations that we will face
as one of God's elect will come about in the same fashion as we have
witnessed to this point in the book of Job.
The point to this chapter is, watch out who you take your advice
from, and when they state facts, make sure the facts are concrete, and
not twisted to fit their lies and false impressions.
Be aware of the experts that use men's wisdom to solve your
problem, and set God's Word aside.
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