Chapter  40  

"Yahoveh's second address."  

Job  40:1   "Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said,"


Job  40:2   " "Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct Him?" he that reproveth God, let him answer it."


There were many there by Job, contending with God and blaming God for everything that went wrong.  They blamed God for everything that happened, good or bad.  However we did not hear the name of Satan fall from their lips. 


Job  40:3   Then Job answered the Lord, and said,"


Job  40:4   " "Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer Thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth."


Job is finally realizing that he has opened his mouth to much already, He is saying here, I am going to keep my mouth shut. 


Job  40:5   "Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice: but I will proceed no further."


Job as one of God's elect is starting to see the sons of God all the way back on the day that the foundations were laid for this earth age.  He is starting to understand that God had a plan that goes back far before this earth was formed, for it was laid out in the heavens back in the first earth age.  Job is beginning to wake up to the fact that Satan was around all the time, and messing up his life.  How would you feel if you had gone through all that Job went through, then come to realize the you had overlooked the works of Satan all the time?  Job is finally starting to realize who his enemy is, and that he was here all the time.  It is always easier to blame God rather than Satan for your faults.    


Job  40:6   "Then answered the Lord unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,


Job  40:7   "Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me."


God is telling Job to stand up like a man or woman of God should.  God is now going to demand an answer from Job, and Job must declare his understanding with words from his own mouth.


As one of God's elect that is exactly what we are to do in these final days.  We are to declare our understanding of God's Word to the world, and it should be formed out of our own mouths.  If you do not understand God's plan through His Word, than it is time that you learn it so that you can.  Job is a type of the elect and what God is demanding of Job, He is also demanded of His elect in our generation. 


Job  40:8   "Wilt thou also disannul My judgment? wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be righteous?"


God is asking Job, Do you think that you are going to change my plan for the ages? God is directing this straight to Job, for the others are definitely not one of God's elect.  There is a great deal more to this that just this one statement.  God is reminding Job that he was righteous, but God asks Job, do you think that I am going to change my plan against Satan just because of you?  If Satan temps you and rocks you boat, that is your problem because you let him.  You didn't condemn him, Job, for Satan is part of the plan of God, and God is not going to change that plan for one man.  Your righteousness makes no difference.  If you are not intelligent to recognize Satan by his works, than he will mess you up. 


This is where our people are today, they are ignorant of the ways of Satan, and they don't recognize Satan for the things that he does.  They don't recognize the bad spirits and negative thoughts are not from God but from Satan.  When those negative things come into our lives, we are to order Satan and his evil spirits out of our lives. 


Job  40:9   "Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like Him?"


Your creator did all these things, and do your thing that you can do and say all those things that God says and does.


Job  40:10   "Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty."


God is telling Job to stand up and take on the rightful armor to protect your soul that you are suppose to have on.  Paul warned us of that armor in Ephesians 6:10-20. 


Job  40:11   "Cast abroad the rage of they wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him."


When we put on the armor of God, we are to sand ready for battle and get rid of that anger.  There is no need to get all excited when things are not going right, for God's plan will be carried out and no one is going to change that plan. 


Job  40:12   "Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place."


To those that stand proud, you bring them down and set them straight as to My plan.  Job was to set Elihu straight and bring him off that pedestal of know-it-all.  Job was suppose to be a part of My plan, Job, so you stand up like a man. 


This is aimed at you and I also, for as one of God's elect we are to be part of the positive part of God's plan, and not on the negative side.  The world today are peddling the same dogma as Eliphaz with his human experiences, Bildad in all his human tradition, and Zophar, the pleasant one that proves his position by human merit.  Its time for Job to go to work, as well as God's elect in our generation.  There is nothing new under the sun, for the same old dogma of Job's day, is facing us today. 


Job  40:13   "Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret."


When those that call themselves of God try to hide themselves in the dust of this world; God is telling us:  You find them and identify them for what they are, and put the labels on them so their faces will not be in secret.  Today the Kenites have so hidden themselves that most Christians have no idea in the world what a Kenites is.  They don't know where they came from, and they just don't care.  Who crawls in the dust?  That was the curse that God placed on Satan, and when Satan deceived Eve in the garden of Eden, from that union came Cain. 


This verse is talking about Satan's children that go about claiming to be God chosen, when in fact they are Satan's kids, that have the mind of their father Satan, through Cain.  When you learn to understand who the Kenites are, and that they are from Cain, you uncover the secret of their faces, and thus understand the "parable of the fig tree" that Jesus told us to learn.


Matthew  24:32   "Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth laves, ye know that summer is nigh:"


Matthew  24:33   "So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors."


Matthew  24:34   "Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled."


Matthew  24:35   "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away."


God's words are His plan, and that plan covers the entire Bible from cover to cover.  Job sort of forgot about God's plan, about Satan and his role in that plan.  Satan's role in that plan was that Satan would crawl in the dust of the earth all the days of his life, and that includes right up to our days today.        


Job  40:14   "Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee."


Now ask yourself;  Who sits at the right hand of God the Father that is the only one that can save thee?  Is that a hard question?  Of course it is Jesus Christ who is the only way the truth and the life eternal.


Hebrews 10:12   "But this Man [Jesus Christ], after He [Christ] had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;"


Hebrews  10:13   "From henceforth expecting till His enemies be made His footstool."


Our enemies are Satan, his evil spirits, and all those that are part of Satan's realm.  This time comes on the first day of the Millennium age for all evil is removed from the earth, Satan's angels are destroyed, and Satan is cast into the pit. 


Hebrews  10:14   "For by one offering He hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified."


Jesus offered His life a perfect sacrifice only once, that was sufficient for all of your sins and mine, when they are repented in Jesus name.  While Jesus is at the right hand of the Father, He is our advocate to represent us before the throne of God.  Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He gave us power over all our enemies, Satan, the Kenites, the whole bunch of evil doers. 


Luke 10:18   "And He said unto them, "I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heave." "


Luke  10:19   "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."


The serpents are the Kenites, while the scorpions are the fallen angels that will be coming to earth shortly, as John wrote in Revelation 12:9; "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."


Luke  10:20   "Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven."


After the crucifixion Jesus gave us the power over all of our enemies, we don't have to stand for the harassment that Job went through.  Put it away from yourself, and it is only you that can give the command to keep them away from you.  You have the authority to stand up and make a stand for the wisdom of God. 


Job  40:15   "Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox."


God is saying that he made the "behemoth" at that same time that he made Job's soul.  There is a great argument amongst scholars as just what these "behemoth" are.  They argue between the hippopotamus or an elephant. 


Job  40:16   "Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly."


God is saying that when you want to feel strong, you look over here at the behemoth, and take a close look at it's strength.


Job  40:17   "He moveth his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his stones are wrapped together."


Are we talking about an elephant or a hippopotamus?  Of course not, for neither of these animals have tails the size of cedars.  We are talking about Dinosaurs, for the first earth age.  For that is when the soul of Job was created.  These animals did not back away from even a cedar tree, for they have the strength to move them.


Job  40:18   "His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron."


The point that God is making here is that we are to make a stand for what we believe in.  Don't let Satan badger you.


Job  40:19   "He is the chief of the ways of God: He That made him can make His sword to approach unto him."


God is saying, if you want to know how I would handle Satan, look at that beast and see how nothing in the world could make him change out of what he intends to do.  When we are set in our course we also are to use the wisdom that God has given us.  Only God can change this animal's mind, for there was no way in his time that and man could bring a dinosaur down with swords and spears.   


Job  40:20   "Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play,"


God is saying that, I provide for those beasts also Job, just like I provide for you. 


Job  40:21   "He lieth under the shady tree, in the covert of the reed, and fens,"


God provides those shady trees that they can eat from and give them shade from the hot sun.


Job  40:22   "The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about."


Job  40:23   "Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth."


God gave him the massive trunk to suck up massive amounts of water, as well as the rivers to drink from.


Job  40:24   "He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares."


In other words, man cannot trap him.  When you set your snares, the elephant will come charging right on through your nets.  If Satan sets a net for you, what are you going to do to protect yourself?  Are you going to let Satan's net tangle you all up to where there is no credibility left in your life, or are you going to order him out of your life?  If you allow it, Satan will draw his net so tight around you that you cannot even move spiritually. 


It is time to look through those nets of Satan, and tell Satan to get out of your life.  Then you stand up and become accounted as one of God's elect.  When Satan goes before God and God asks him, what do you think of my servant [yourself] down there on earth?  Let Satan's report be, he or she busted my nets again and I just can't deal with him.  Destroy the nets of Satan just as fast as he places them in your path, and this is a continual daily task.  God wants to be proud of you, and it is you that can make it happen.  When things just don't go your way don't sit back and whine over something that you can't control, for there will be times when God will use you though some hardships to get a job done that has to be done.  When those things happen, thank God for the opportunity to serve him, and stand firm in the duties that He has given to you. 


When God gives you a task to do, He will always provide the ways and means necessary to do what must be done.  God will provide all things for you when you are serving Him.   



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