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Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.  He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
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Without the leading by the Holy Spirit, there is no understanding of the truths, for all the truth of the Scriptures are revealed to us by God's Spirit.
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"Job's answer to Bildad's second address."
Job 19:1 "Then Job answered and said,"
Job 19:2 "How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?"
is asking Bildad; How long are you going to
Job 19:3 "These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me."
not the least bit concerned that your words are hurting me. Though he states ten times, it is only the
fifth time that these so-called friends
Job 19:4 "And be it indeed that I have erred, mine error remaineth with myself."
is telling these men that, so I have sinned some little sins in my life, however
those sins are none of
Job 19:5 "If indeed ye will magnify yourselves against me, and plead against me my reproach."
If you are going to claim yourself to be so much better and greater than me, don't look at my outward appearance to judge me. You are looking at my boils and flesh body, and you judge my soul by it. The lesson from this chapter is that you stay with the facts, and get to them quickly. When the Word of God is concerned and your condition before the Almighty God, don't play guessing games. Stay away from using many words when just a few can make just as clear. It didn't matter that Job had boils. The boils had nothing to do with Job's conduct or his religious concepts.
Job 19:6 "Know now that God hath overthrown me, and hath compassed me with His net."
This sounds so spiritual for it is written in the Bible, however, can we believe it? This is stating that "God has compassed Job with this net of boils and pain and trouble. Of course it is not true, for it is Satan that has compassed Job with all these boils and trouble. God wants you to sharpen up, so stick to the fact that statements like this are lies. Remember who is responsible. Job 2:7 "So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his feet unto his crown." So who did the smiting of Job with boils from the bottom of his feet, to the top of Job's head? It was Satan that did it. We saw also in the first chapter that Job was smitten when God allowed Satan to take the lives of Job's family, yet in it all, Job did not curse God.
As this spiritual battle is taking place between God and Satan, people see only what they want to see. They bombard you with words that just don't matter, for there is no understanding behind their words. They pin the blame on the wrong person, and while you think that they are your friends, they are the enemy of God's elect. Your enemy is Satan and Satan's children, and Satan is using these people to do his bidding.
When something just doesn't add up, look to Satan's children and Satan for the cause of the trouble, then take the authority that God has given you to order Satan and those doing his work out of your life. Bildad has spoken words that he knows nothing about, and he is not concerned with facts. Just because Bildad has spoken his words, he then assumed them to be correct, when in fact the were lies that were based upon lies. Just because the Bible stated this, coming from the mouth of Bildad, doesn't make it correct. Don't state something unless you know the context that it is given in. Anything taken out of context is a lie. Stick to facts.
Job 19:7 "Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment."
When I see and cry out for the violance and murder that is going on, there is not justice to these acts. No one cares to hear my cries.
Job 19:8 "He hath fenced up my way that I cannot pass, and He hath set darkness in my paths."
Job is completely blind to what is going on here, and he is now blaming God for all the trouble that came upon him. He is calling the things of God darkness, and we know that that is just not so. We can see how blind Job's three friends are, but Job is blind also to the workings of Satan.
Job 19:9 "He hath stripped me of my glory, and taken the crown from my head."
Job is blaming God for taking his pride and glory from him.
Job 19:10 "He hath destroyed me on every side, and I am gone: and mine hope hath He removed like a tree."
"He, "God" has destroyed everything around me and taken mine hope from me." Can you see how far off Job's thinking is in giving God the blame for all his troubles?
Job 19:11 "He hath also kindled His wrath against me, and He counteth me unto Him as one of His enemies."
As Satan is working Job over with every sort of testing that we can imagine, Job just can't see Satan's hand in the whole thing. He attributes everything going wrong to God, and gives Satan and his children no credit at all for their hand in the trouble. If your mind is starting to blame God for Job's trouble, and counting God as an enemy of Job, than you are not staying focused on what is happening here. Job was listening to the words of his enemies and starting to believe them.
God did not look upon Job as His enemy, but it was Job that did not know who his enemies were. That's the lesson that we are to get from this chapter. Know your enemies. When false teachers come along and pull verses out of context, those words become lies, and the false teachers become your spiritual enemies. One of Satan's tools is in endless words that have no truth, or that have been taken out of context. You buy what you believe to be correct and true, and when a lie is believed than that is exactly what you have bought in your mind. Stick to the facts.
God gave you the facts at the beginning of this book, so that you could know that God is innocent of Job's problems. We are living in a time when the words from God's Word are being handled very carelessly, and things that are not true are presented as being the truth. The most common error of today is the lifting out of context Words from our Bible and using them to make a lie. Christians today are being overwhelmed by the massive amounts of words to the point of framing those lies into their traditions, and then relying on those traditions for the safety of their own souls.
To know that God is innocent of doing harm to his elect, you have to take the facts of God entire plan, and that goes way back into the first earth age. Satan rebelled in the first earth age, and that rebellion set up the overthrow that caused this age of the flesh to come into existence. God did not cause that overthrow, but it was Satan, and to this day, Satan is still the enemy of all of God's children. Though you may grow tired of hearing these things stated over and over, but it is important to stick to the facts. Satan caused all of Job's troubles, all of them, and Job just doesn't know it.
Job 19:12 "His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle."
What this is saying in the Hebrew text is; "My calamities come over me like troop, one wave after another. About the time I get one wave tended to, here comes another."
Job 19:13 "He hath put my brethren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me."
Job is saying that God has estranged or kept people near to me. Nobody wants to be near someone with boils from head to toe, with all his problems.
Job 19:14 "My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me."
Job's kin folk have all left him, and his sons and daughters were dead. Those that used to be my close friends don't want anything else to do with me.
Job 19:15 "They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight."
Even the ones that use to work for me, my maids and servants look upon me as a stranger. I'm an alien in their sight and left completely alone by them.
Job 19:16 "I called my servant, and he gave me no answer; I intreated him with my mouth."
Job is saying that all those that used to look to me for their protection, won't have anything to do with me anymore. In Job's mind, he is attributing all of this to God.
Job 19:17 "My breath is strange to my wife, though I intreated for the children's sake of mine own body."
"Breath" as stated here is "ruach" [spirit], and there is much left out of the translation. It has a two fold meaning, but there is so much left out that the two parts simply don't exist. "I entreated for the children's sake out of my own womb;" is what it states in the translation and we know that Job did not have a womb. This is not taking about Job, but His mother's womb. "I entreated [went to] my own brothers and sisters", is what it says, "and not even they would have anything to do with me."
Job 19:18 "Yea, young children despised me; I arose, and they spake against me."
Small children can be very innocent, yet in their ignorance they can still be very cruel. When a small child looks upon a person that is sick of deceased as Job was, they say exactly what is going through their minds. They are a reflection of their parents, and that comes to the surface, where nothing is held back.
Job 19:19 "All my inward friends abhorred me: and they whom I loved are turned against me."
When you have a close and intimate friend, and when that person turns against you for something like this, it hurts deeply.
Job 19:20 "My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth."
You can see the very joints of Job's bones through his skin, for Job's body is wasting away. Without my knowledge of what I am doing, I eat away at my lips with my teeth.
Job 19:21 "Have pity upon me, have pity upon me, O ye my friends; for the hand of God hath touched me."
Job is begging to these three friends to have pity upon him, and it is done two times for emphasis. Through all his pain, Job still cannot see that it is not God that has touched Job, but Satan. The only way that God touched Job was when he told Satan, you can have everything but his life. God protected Job's life, while Satan was doing the harm to him. All the time Job thought it was God that was persecuting him.
It has gotten to the point in these end times where there are many people that believe that Satan does not even exist. Remember that Job is a type of the elect, and these are examples as to what Satan will try to do to you, one of God's elect, just prior and during Satan's time here on earth. This is happening today, and just as Job lived his life to prove that there is a Satan, and he is our enemy, and then for a mob of so-called scholars to make statements that Satan doesn't exist, because "the word for Satan in the Hebrew means adversary". They play with words to distort them. "Christ in the Hebrew means "the Anointed", does that mean that Christ doesn't exist either? you see how foolish these people are? God does not do these things to His elect, and anytime you get anything from God it is because you deserve it; whether it is good or bad.
Job 19:22 "Why do ye persecute me as God, and are not satisfied with my flesh?"
This verse shows us just how confused Job was. Job was telling these three so-called friends, you are starting to persecute my mind just as God is, can't you be satisfied with my flesh. Job's only fault was that he did not know the works his enemies.
Job 19:23 "Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!"
Thank God all of Job's Words and thoughts are written in our Bible. The very words of Job are teaching us a great lesson in these final days. Our lives today are being made better because of the suffering of Job.
Job 19:24 "That they were graven with an iron pen and led in the rock for ever!"
Job is saying that his words should be chiseled in a rock and hot lead be poured over the inscription of the rock so that many copies could be made of it. This is the same method that was used before the modern printing press came along. Job wanted his lessons to go out to the world, and it has.
Job 19:25 "For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:"
We are living in the latter day, and Job wanted to live in our generation to see the return of our Redeemer's return to this earth. Is this New Testament Scripture? No, it is one of the first books written in the Bible, and Job even then knew of Jesus Christ coming to this earth in the latter days. We are a type of this Job when we are one of God's elect. Satan knows all of God's elect, and he persecutes each of them even to our generation.
There is one exception to this that Job did not have, for Jesus came to this earth fifteen hundred years after Job was living, and He gave each of us, His elect, the power and the authority to command Satan to stay away from us. It is up to you to exercise that authority and command and rebuke Satan and his realm out of your life. Job used the Word "Redeemer" in the Hebrew "go'el", and translated means "next of Kin", or "Kinsman redeemer." It is more than just a relative, but the nearest kin that you have. He is the one that takes vengeance on those that have done you wrong.
Job 19:26 "And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:"
It is translations like this verse that cause people to stay away from becoming a Christian. This is talking about a victory, yet the way it is worded is seems like a complete loss. Stop and think for a moment, if the worms destroy this flesh body, the souls has long departed from it. The soul of life that gave your flesh identity, is no longer with that decayed flesh, but has gone to be with the Lord. Where it says, "yet in my flesh shall I see God"; That is not what the Massorah manuscripts say. This is the type of talk that builds traditions like the "rapture doctrine", for they say and quote Job that the flesh is coming right out of the ground to see God, which is a lie.
To this point Job has made many statement that just were not true, and this is one of them. Today people have built a religion out of this one. In the Hebrew it reads "yet I be out from by flesh body to see God." I will be out of my flesh when I see God. This is a big difference in the translation from what the Hebrew actually states. "Though I be in another body, other than the flesh body, I still shall see Christ"; is what this verse is saying. We know there are two bodies, the flesh body and the soul body, and when the flesh dies, the soul departs to be with the Father immediately. Then the flesh body chemically returns to the dust or elements that it is made of.
How could these translators be so careless to translate; "Though I be out of my flesh," into " Though I be in my flesh". It had to be deliberate by the Kenite scribe, for they would hide the truths from you if you would allow them to. You can see what kind of scholars you have tampering with God's Word. It was done on purpose, just as the six traps of Satan, were made five, by Satan's little scribes. The whole purpose to their deeds was to remove Satan's mark, and cause controversy amongst God's people.
There are many people that split over this little verse, as they seek to find some support for their idea of soul sleep. Flesh rising from the dead of a grave to a rapture is a mark of the Devil, and those that believe in it simply do not seek the truth. That is what Paul was talking about in I Thessalonians 4:13-17, when he was telling the church; "I do not what you ignorant as the heathen are." The subject was "Where are the dead", and Paul was telling them where the soul went when the body died and was placed in the grave.
If you stop for a moment to check the facts, and analyze the entire plan of God, common sense tells you that this lie of the rapture doctrine is a fairy-tale. It just does not go along with the rest of the Word of God, so it should make you be on guard against accepting it. Stay with the facts and don't let flowering words throw you.
Job 19:27 "Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; thought my reins be consumed within me."
Job is saying, "I am going to see my Redeemer with my very own eyes, whether it be in my flesh body, or after my flesh has been consumed." I will not see God as a stranger, but as my next of Kin. Even though Job believed that God was doing all this to him, he still believed that God would redeem him in the end.
Job 19:28 "But ye should say, `Why persecute we him, seeing the root of the matter is found in me?' "
No matter what hardship you face in this world age, in the age to come we will be paid many times over so it simply does not matter. Now Job is telling his three friends that this is what you should be thinking about. Why would you persecute God with your words, when the root of the matter is right here in Job. Look how Job has become twisted in his understanding and thinking. The root of the matter is not with either God nor Job, but the root of the matter is with Satan. Satan is the one doing the evil and he is the one that placed the boils on Job.
Job 19:29 "Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgement."
We can know that there is going to be a judgment by the punishments of the sword that comes upon us. I cry out for justice now and it doesn't come, but justice will come beyond a shadow of a doubt. Justice will always be done on behalf of a righteous man, and you can count on it. Anytime we get to a point of having problems that seem too hard to get over, remember Job and the trouble that he went through. Compare your pain with his, and it will not seem so bad. Though Job at this point in time doesn't know his friend from his enemy, before this book is over, Job will know the truth.
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