"Elihu finishes his speech."
you look at our Father's majesty and power through God's nature, we can
learn a lot from it. However
we will see in next chapter that God Himself will set the record
37:1 "At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved
out of his place."
is a continuation of the prior chapter, and Elihu is saying that
sometimes it frightens me when I see lightning striking all around me.
"Hear attentively the noise of His voice, and the sound that
goeth out of His mouth."
noise of His voice"
spoken of here is the thunder that follows the lightning as it streaks across the sky. We can see
why this man doesn't know God, for remember what God told Elijah when
the storm came upon him? God
told Elijah that He was not in the storms, but Elihu is teaching that
when it thunders, that is the voice of the God.
"He directeth it under the whole heaven, and His lightning
unto the ends of the earth."
is a true statement, God lets it rain whether man is there or not.
"After it a voice roareth: He thundereth with the voice of
His excellency; and He will not stay them when His voice is heard."
are getting more than just a comparison here.
"God thundereth marvellously with His voice; great
things doeth He, which we cannot comprehend."
is also a true statement.
"For He saith to the snow, `Be thou on the earth;' likewise
to the small rain, and to the great rain of His strength."
is giving a lot of common facts that will lull you into a sleep, and
make you unsuspecting of other statement that will follow.
When one starts off this way, in the end it will cause you to
believe other things this person can think up.
When snow comes down it does covers the earth.
God sends the light rains and follows them with the heavy rains,
and any other simply thing that is a true statement, just to get you
agreeing with what he is saying. Elihu
sounds like a salesman.
"He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know
is telling us that any man can see God's handiwork.
Look at the snow, isn't it pretty.
Look at the rain fall on the garden.
Do you see the simple statements that Elihu is making to set you
up to accept what is going to follow?
So far you have to agree with most of what the young man is
saying, and that is why we must be on guard.
"Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their
are more plain simple facts.
"Out of the south cometh the whirlwind and cold out of the
of the people know that when it is winter in the northern hemisphere,
the cold wind comes out of the north.
Being east of Jerusalem, we know that Job and these friends are
in the northern hemisphere, so again it is just another set of facts.
"By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the
waters is straitened."
"Also by watering He wearieth the thick cloud:
He scattereth His bright cloud:"
"And it is turned round about by His counsels: that they may
do whatsoever He commandeth them upon the face of the world in the
we see that Elihu is continuing to just talk about things that are true,
and of course even a child understands them to be true.
All we see are words, words, words...Many of these statement that
Elihu is saying is similar to what God will say in the chapters that
follow. So what does God
want us to learn from this? Many
of these facts of life are boring, however there is a kinship between
God and man.
"He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for His
land, or for mercy."
"it" stated here is a "whip" or a
"rod". Elihu is
saying that God comes with His whip or His rod to do what ever He does.
God can use that whip or rod to show His mercy, or to correct
mankind. To a point that is
true, God can and does correct His elect when they are drifting off
where they should not be. Remember
that Job is an example or type of the elect in this book of Job.
"Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the
wondrous works of God.."
"Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light
of His cloud to shine?"
God moves the elements of this earth age about, can you see the hand of
God in it?
"Dost thou know the balancing of the clouds, the wondrous
works of Him Which is perfect in knowledge?"
"How thy garments are warm, when He quieteth the earth by
the south wind."
you know why God can make it warm in the summertime when the south wind
"Hast thou with Him spread out the sky, which is strong, and
as a molten looking glass?"
you look up to the sky and see all the beauty in the sky, did you help
God do that Job? This of
course is a true statement for neither did anyone else.
"Teach us what we shall say unto Him; for we cannot order
our speech by reason of darkness."
is saying that we can't make our case to God because of the darkness of
the veil between God and us. This
was a true statement at this time of Job and Elihu, for Jesus Christ had
not been born yet, nor had Moses given the law.
In accordance with the plan of God, the dispensation of grace had
not come about. Christ had
not gone to the cross yet to pay the price.
That veil was there at Job's time, and it would not be rent in
two for sixteen hundred years, until the death of Jesus Christ on the
"And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the Ghost
"And the veil of the Temple was rent in twain from the top
to the bottom."
"And when the centurion, which stood over against Him, saw
that he had cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, "Truly this
Man was the Son of God."
that veil of the Temple was rent in twain, mankind could not approach
the Living God directly, for it required the sacrifice of the blood of
sheep and goats for on a temporary basis for the year.
So we see that Elihu was correct when he stated that there was a
veil of darkness that stood between God and man at these men's time.
However it no longer exists for us today, because we have the
right to approach the throne of God directly, through our faith and our
repentance in Jesus name. That
is our credentials before the throne of God, "In Jesus name".
That is the only way, the truth and the life, and no man cometh
to the Father but by the name of Jesus Christ.
"Shall it be told Him that I speak? if a man speak, surely
he shall be swallowed up."
says, those things that he says can be heard but not remembered.
"And now men see not the bright light which is in the
clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them."
"Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible
"Touching The Almighty, we cannot find Him out: He is
excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: He will
Elihu sums up every thing that he has stated with this plain statement.
"If you are a righteous person, God will not afflict
you." What a jab at
Job. He went along stating
all sorts of simple truths to get your interest, and with each statement
you find your head bobbing yes. Then
right at the end he makes this statement that is not true, and Job, the
three men by Job's side and all of us are suppose to believe it.
Remember Elihu had said that he waited all this time to give only
the facts, to find the truth, but in the end, all he gave was a lot of
simple truth, and nothing but hot air and words, just like the rest of
the men. Elihu is calling
Job a liar to his face, and telling him that he is not a righteous man.
"Men do therefore fear Him:
He respecteth not any that are wise of heart."
is telling Job that he is conceded and unrighteous and God doesn't
respect those that are. Job's
only defense through these entire thirty seven chapters was that he was
a righteous man, and this punk kid is calling Job a liar.
You talk about a man that is full of conceit, that had to be
Elihu himself. In the end,
Elihu let his own ignorance of Job and God be known.
is an example of what we must be on guard against, those that have many
words, and a position or title, yet in their mind they are ignorant of
the ways of God. They can
spout many facts and most of them may true to the point, but in their
conclusions they have missed the mark.
They love to show their pride, the same pride that caused the
fall of Satan, and judged him to destruction.
If we are not careful in these latter days, we also can get drawn
in by the many words of the modern day Elihu's, the Scripture lawyers.
Word is complete and God is not the author of confusion, but you must be
in step with God. The only
thing that we are to draw from this book of Job is that Satan will cause
you all sorts of harm and trouble if you let him.
Though to this point, the truth had not been given, we will not
enter chapters where our Heavenly Father will give us the truth.
God is going to warn us even of the Antichrist that shall come in
the latter days.
is true that most people believe that there is a Satan, and that he
exists. They will tell you
how bad he is, and just what he does.
Satan plays many roles throughout the Scriptures, and one of his
roles is the Antichrist. Most
Christians today have no idea of anything about the Antichrist, and when
or how he will come to this earth. they
refuse to prepare their protection with the armor of God, but will allow
so-called Elihu's [preachers] to tell them that they will be gone.
And they throw away all the protection of the book of Revelation,
and the Old Testament, and in turn fill their minds with half truth, and
sick child's fly away stories. The
Book of Job to this point has given us an example as to how the elect,
those sealed of God are going to be viewed and attacked by those with
many words, and standing with their titles and facts to confuse you into
believing their lies.
today don't look for Antichrist, because they are told that they will
not be here. Very few
believe that they will see the Antichrist, who is Satan, when he arrives
with his fallen angels here on earth.
They don't look for it because they don't believe it.
The men with words have raptured them away, and have pulled the
veil right back over their eyes. Friend,
it is going to be an honor to stand against Satan, for Satan is the
Antichrist. It is an honor
to our Heavenly Father who loves you.
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