Job  

Chapter  41  

"God's second address to Job continued."  

We are now in the chapter where God is going to tell us how things really are.  God is going to describe Satan, and point out exactly how Satan will take you over, if you allow him to.  Because of misunderstanding this chapter, many people feel that God did not answer Job.  They want you to believe because God is good and Job was righteous, however God answered Job in detail.  This old crocodile that God is describing in chapter 41 could be on other than Satan.  There will be a point in this chapter where we leave the natural and enter into the supernatural, and it will be called to your attention.

 

Remember from the last chapter, God gave us a warning that we are not to let anyone ensnare us into their nets of deceit.  However in this chapter God is going to tell us exactly how the devil Satan will ensnare you if you allow him to.    

 

Job  41:1   "Canst thou draw out Leviathan with a hood? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?"

 

In the Hebrew text, the word "Leviathan" is a crocodile.  Satan is compared to the old crocodile, however think of Satan as the dragon, for that is what Satan is called by God in Revelation  12:9.  In the supernatural that is what Satan is referred to.  So God is asking Job and the elect, can you slip up on this old crocodile and tie his tongue down to the bottom of his mouth with a cord?

 

Job  41:2   "Canst thou put an hook into his nose?  or bore his jaw through with a thorn?"

 

Can you just walk up to that old crocodile and grab him by the nose, bore a hole through his jaw and set a hook in him to pull him out?  If you have seen how active and quick a crocodile is when it comes to life, you know it is impossible.  If the only protection that you have is a thorn, you would keep your distance. 

 

Think of this old crocodile as Satan, and God is saying is that if you think that Satan won't hurt you, you are just kidding yourself.   

 

Job  41:3   "Will he make many supplications unto thee?  will he speak soft words unto thee?"

 

As that old crocodile lays there on the river bank, he looks like he is asleep or even dead.  God is telling us that this is how Satan will approach us, speaking softly, with words that will put us off guard.  Though a crocodile won't talk to you, Satan sure will.  Those words may sound soft and sweet, but those words are Satan's bargains, and those bargains are just as dangerous as your sticking your hand in the old crocodile's mouth.  The part that goes into the mouth is eaten alive, and you will end up with no arm. 

 

God is telling Job that your friends misled you, so keep your eye on the dragon.  That old dragon will hurt you; why do you think that you have those boils?

 

Job  41:4   "Will he make a covenant  with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?" 

 

Unfortunately there are many Christians that will be making covenants with the dragon, and they will become a servant of Satan forever.  Why?  Because they just don't know the difference, they sought the bargains and profits of Satan and made their covenant with him.  Christ himself said, the greater you are in the kingdom, the more of a servant you are to all the others.  This works the same way in Satan's kingdom.  Satan will cut you a deal to hold a very high position in his kingdom, if you will accept his bargains.  Do you want to be a servant to Satan and let him control your life?  Satan will make a contract with you and promise you the world.  However if you make a contract with the devil, you will fulfill that contract because Satan collects on all his debts.   

 

Job  41:5   "Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?"

 

Are you going to play with Satan like that ostrich that sticks here head in the sand and runs from the truth?  All the ostrich can do is outrun a horse, however Satan will hurt you if you allow him to. 

 

Job  41:6   "Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?"

 

Are you going to do commerce with Satan and his children, the Kenites?  Are you going to allow your maidens or daughters grow up and marry him, instead of the true Christ.  Are you going to stand by and allow them to promise their souls to Satan?  Aren't you going to prevent your children from becoming engulfed in Satan's snares and traps?

 

Job  41:7   "Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears?"

 

You know that there is nothing tougher than the hide of a crocodile.  There is no such thing as Satan having a soft heart. 

 

Job  41:8   Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more."

 

God is saying that if you get caught once in Satan's snares, and try to do battle with him, you will know better than to do it again.  Satan is like that old crocodile, and there is no way that you would go back to do battle with the crocodile after he has taken a piece of your hide.  Satan lays the same old traps and people seem to enjoy being suckered into those same old traps.  There is nothing new under the sun, and as a Christian, you should know better.  Job is learning, and by this time he know that he has been a fool playing with the crocodile's games.  Here Satan caught Job in his trap and Job turned to blame it on everyone but Satan.

 

Job  41:9   "Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?"

 

The hope that Satan offers is a false hope, empty promises, and lies.  Satan is the father of lies.  False hope will get you into a lot of trouble for there is only one hope, and grace in Christ, and that is sufficient of God's elect.  Our only hope is in our Creator, the one that created all things. 

 

If you stand on the empty promises of Satan and you fall, just who are you going to pin the blame on.  Job and his three friends pinned the blame on God and completely overlooked Satan, the cause of all the problems.  Many turn on the very ones that they love when they are so stupid as to listen to Satan's empty promises.  Set your mind on it, you will fall when you place any weight on Satan's promises, the question is when.   

 

Job  41:10   "None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before Me?"

 

When you take a long stick and stir the crocodile up and get him mad there is nobody that will go near to him.  God is saying that if you think he is mad, what do you think about Me?  God is asking, who do you want to be in trouble with, I am the one that created all these things, and I control all of it, do you want to be in trouble with me?  Before you start to fear the wrath of Satan, think first of the power and wrath of the living God when he is against you.  Christ is coming back to earth, and there will be an accounting of your life and works then.  Our Father is full of love for the children that love Him.  God so loves you that He is going to destroy everything on the face of this earth that offends one of His own. 

 

Job  41:11   "Who hath prevented Me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is Mine."

 

God is telling us that He own everything that is under the whole heaven, and that includes you, the people of this earth and everything in the universe.  God owns it all, and if you are one of God's elect, you will not receive a plot of ground in Israel, but you will be an heir to all of God's wealth.  God is our inheritance, and our Father owns it all. 

 

Ezekiel  44:28   "And it shall be unto them for an inheritance: "I am their inheritance: and ye shall give them no possession in Israel: I am their possession."

 

This is why God claim that his elect are the richest people in the world, but you have to earn that right.  You have to make that stand with him and for him.  So when Satan offends you, don't give in to him.      

 

Job  41:12   "I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion."

 

God is not going to hide Satan to where he will sneak up on you, and hide the powers that he has.  God has warned us completely of Satan, his children and their nature and methods of operation.  If you are to lazy to study and prepare yourself, that is your problem.  God expects us to use the reason and intelligence that He has given us to watch out for him.  Satan's traps are open and all around us, waiting for us to stumble into one of them.  God couldn't make it any clearer. 

 

Job  41:13   "Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?"

 

God is asking, how in the world can anybody in their right mind help but discover Satan and all his traps.  His "double bridle" is the double row of teeth ready to snap at you and eat you up. 

 

Job  41:14   "Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about."

 

Job  41:15   "His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal."

 

We see that Satan's protection is his own pride within himself.  It was his pride that caused his fall back in the first earth age.  The only reason that he struts around in all his pride, is that no body can hurt him until God brings him to an end.  Satan is the negative part of God's plan.  God has given Satan supernatural powers and in those powers he feels his safety rests.  However, there is news for him, We can hurt Satan when we take the shield of salvation and use the power that God has given each of his elect.  You have to put the gospel armor of Christ on and use it.   

 

Job  41:16   "One is so near to another, that no air can come between them."

 

This is how close the evil ones are.

 

Job  41:17   "They are joined  one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered"

 

They, the Kenites, stick together and back each other up.  You can't split them apart and destroy them.

 

Job  41:18   "By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning."

 

Even by his sneezing he will appear to be what most people don't expect.  He is called the bright an morning star, only he is a cheep counterfeit of the true Morning Star, Jesus Christ.  Satan is an imposter, however even though Job was not aware that there would be an Antichrist coming, we do.  That imposter will present himself as the true Morning Star, Jesus Christ, when in fact he nothing but a fake.

 

People talk about all the things that are important in life, and yet in our generation the most important even that shall come is the coming of the Antichrist, Satan, and all the fallen angels that will be coming with him.  Friend, everything is petty compared to this old dragon that the damage that he will do in our time.  People are so wrapped up in the laws of the land, the politics and petty things at church that they forget to look out for the crocodile Satan.   

 

Job  41:19   "Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out."

 

This is why you know God is talking about Satan.  These things do not pertain to crocodiles but to Satan.  We are leaving the physical and entering into the spiritual here.  Satan the dragon is the old serpent from the garden of Eden, and those that came from that union he had with Eve are the Kenites, the offspring of Cain.  That fire coming from his mouth is Satan's lies.

 

Job  41:20   "Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot of caldron."

 

His lies are continuous, just like a old kettle sitting on the fire, with a seething burning smoke rising. 

 

Job  41:21   "His breath kindleth coal, and a flame goeth out of his mouth."

 

His words are lies that will burn you like a hot poker.  They will destroy your life if you let them.  Job sat there in all of his boils for many months, just so he could give you and I a lesson, look out for Satan and his lies.  When you see that his lies are coming, do something about it.  

 

Job  41:22   "In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him."

 

This is so far off in the translation from the Hebrew text, but what is is saying; "terror and despair dance before him."  That is exactly what happens when Satan enters into a life, there is nothing but ruination to that life.  When heartbreak is near you, Satan is there.  When problems come, something is causing it, and be wise enough to know who that is.

 

Job  41:23   "The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved."

 

Satan is a very tough person, but you can move him when you use the power and authority that God has given to you, if you are one of God's elect. 

 

Job  41:24   "His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone."

 

Satan's heart is harder than the hardest millstone that has ever existed.  Do you think for one moment that Satan cares for you?  When you hurt, Satan gets his enjoyment, for you are the loser.  Satan will make all kinds of promises to you, but once Satan hets his hooks into you, he will twist them for he has not heart.  Remember we are talking in a spiritual sense here.  Satan is mean, and wicked and the worst thing that he does is to use God's law and words and twist them to make them a lie. 

 

Job  41:25   "When he raiseth up himself, the mighty are afraid: by reason of breakings they purify themselves."

 

This is a very poor translation from the Hebrew text.  Even the Kenites and false god's or evil spirits are afraid of Satan, and by this confusion they lose their way and are bewildered or beside themselves.  What this is referring to is when an issue is brought up, Satan and his Kenite children have a way of clouding the issue, and confusing what it being said.  It doesn't matter what the issue, Satan's Scripture lawyers can turn it around and make evil appear to be good, and good, evil.  This is what is going on in many churches today.  Satan is an expert in the Scriptures, and he knows how to take God's word and twist them into a lie.  We must be able to respect his abilities, and this is why we must be able to check it out for ourselves in the Word.  

 

Job  41:26   "The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon."

 

God is telling us that at the time of Job there was no spear or armor that a person could use to just walk up and take Satan.  However our armor of today will hold, for we can count on it to protect us.  

 

Job  41:27   "He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood."

 

The reason that Satan can feel so strong is that he is the prince of this world age, he is the prince of darkness. 

 

Job  41:28   "The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble."

 

He destroyes everything that comes upon him, and turns the good into stubble. 

 

Job  41:29   "Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear."

 

God is telling us that violence is Satan's game.

 

Job  41:30   "Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire."

 

If you think that you can out think and out smart Satan, forget it.  Satan doesn't listen to what you are saying to apply to himself, but only to turn those statements of your back on yourself.  Satan will use those sharp stones against you.  Dirt and filth can't hurt him, for those things are part of his weapons.  He is at home there.    

 

Job  41:31   "He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment."

 

This has a deeper meaning, for when the crocodile leaves the shore bank and goes to the deep part of the water, the water boils with activity when he is around.  That old crocodile crawls along the bottom and stirs the mud up to where nobody can see the truth from his lies.  He has the ability to make you loose the direction for your life, if you are not careful.  It is easier to keep Satan out of your pool in the first place, than contend with him once he has arrived.  The only reason that he is there is because you have allowed him to be there. 

 

Job  41:32   "He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary."

 

Job  41:33   "Upon earth there is not his like, who is made without fear."

 

Job  41:34   "He beholdeth all high things: he is a king over all the children of pride."

 

Next time you swell up with pride, remember that Satan is the king of the children of pride.  What was the sin that was so bad that caused Satan to fall in the first place?  It was his pride.  Ezekiel 28 tells us that God created Satan "the sum of the full patern of wisdom, and perfect in beauty."  Satan forgot the job that he was created for , and desired to take the place of God.  It was Satan's pride that caused his fall.

 

Ezekiel  28:2   "Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:"

 

Satan's problem was his own pride, and God had to represent Satan's problem to Job in the supernatural sense, but use the animals of nature that Job was familiar with. Job knew what the ostrich, the wild ox, the eagle, and all the other creatures were and how they lived.  Even Job knew of the wicked ruthless nature of the crocodile, and God used those things to make Job and you and I aware of the nature of Satan.  These were mean, wicked and cruel, for those are the traits of Satan in his existing form. 

 

Friend, there is nothing more dangerous than letting your guard against Satan down.  Next time you feel real sure of yourself, stop and think for a moment, that is the time that we become the weakest, for that is exactly how Satan likes your mental attitude when he is about to attack you.  You don't play games with Satan for you will lose every time.  Satan's game is lies through deception and the twisting of the truth.  Satan knows the world of God better than you will ever know it for he has been playing with it for thousands of years.  He is skilled at handling it for his purpose, and what you say just doesn't make any difference to him, except when you order Satan out of your life. 

 

Don't forget that you are living in the natural state of the flesh body, and Satan exists in the supernatural state.  There is only one way that we in the natural state can over come the supernatural and that is though the power of Jesus Christ.  God has invested His power in you, and given you the authority over Satan, only it is you that must activate that power and authority by your words.  We use that authority only through the name of Jesus Christ and without it we are helpless.  Jesus Christ defeated death, which is to say Satan at the cross, and from that moment on, Satan is a defeated man.

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