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chapter 26

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#1. Our commentary is not God's Word. It is only our interpretation or understanding of "His Word" and even though we try our best to be accurate we may or may not be correct. #2. The King James translation, or any other translation, of the original Hebrew text has some words which were given different translations at different places probably because of the interpreters preconceived ideas of what they think God meant to say. For example: According to the notes in the "Drake's Annotated Reference Bible" the Hebrew word hayah in the KJV is Trans. (became) 67 times, (becamest or came to pass) 505 times, (become) 66 times, and (come to pass) 131 times, but for some reason in Genesis 1:2 it is translated (was)! That sure changes the way a person perceives the original creation of the earth, doesn't it?  Gen. 1:2 And the earth was (became) without form, ... Having said that, let us continue with our "studies". These studies contain knowledge, we believe, you must have to fully and accurately unlock and understand the Word of God. 
May the Holy Spirit be your only guiding light. Sincerely, John Rhine

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.

John 15:26
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:

John 16:13-14
[13] 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. [14] 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.

 Now here is our revised study of:


Chapter 26

"Job's reply to Bildad's third address."

Job 26:1 "But Job answered and said,"

Job 26:2 "How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength?"

Job is asking these men, when I sit here covered with boils from head to toe, how do these words from your comfort me? What are they suppose to mean? Confusion [words without facts] is not comforting to anyone, because it does not bring out the facts that are involved with the problem.

Job 26:3 "How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is ?"

Job is speaking his mind and telling Bildad that he has not stuck to the facts; you have accused me of many wrongs, and I sit here innocent of any wrong doing.

Job 26:4 "To whom hast thou uttered words? and spirit came from thee?"

Job is talking about the many new ideas popping up virtually every day. When these new ideas come to your mind, what spirit puts that idea in your mind in the first place. These things that Bildad and the others are accusing Job of comes from a new frame of thought that does not conform to God's Ways.

Even today evil spirits are running out of control in the world, and it is approaching the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah. Today many times we may commune with them and not be aware who they are. God is allowing it to happen to us because He expects us to prepare ourselves for the time of the end we are in, with our spiritual armor on and in place. God expects us to stand strong in the Word, and in the strength of the Holy Spirit. If somebody is shaking you around and beating you up mentally, you had better wake up, and ask yourself what kind of spirit you are communing with. Be on guard against Satanic spirits that would take you down, and submit to Father and to His Spirit for your direction and protection.

Anytime you hear of a religion and it sounds real good. If those in charge over that religious form tells you that they will do your thinking for you, and all you have to do is to obey. Beware my friend, for that is an cult, and what they are using on you is called brainwashing. Don't study under any person or organization that tries to do your thinking for you, but study under a group or teacher that teaches you how to dig it out for yourself. Get the tools of study, to take it back into the Hebrew Massorah text, or the Greek manuscripts, and learn to use the Strong's Hebrew and Greek dictionary that is numbered back into the original text for understanding. Teach yourself to think for yourself, and the Holy Spirit will direct you into the level of understanding that you are capable of understanding. The entire Word of God fits together like a glove when you understand it and the plan of God. Be careful in these final day, for there are evil spirits even in many of the denominational churches, that are allowed to exist because of the lack of knowledge and wisdom of their people.

Job 26:5 "Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof."

"Dead things" in the Hebrew text is "Rephaim". The "Raphiam" are the fallen angels. They are dead souls because they have chosen to be convicted in the world that was, at Satan's first rebellion. This is talking about the "departed spirits"; not dead as you think of dead flesh. "Rephaim" and "Nephilim" are one and the same, both "fallen angels". They are the same ones spoken of in Genesis 6, and Jude talks about in Jude 6.

Job 26:6 "Hell is naked before Him, and destruction hath no covering."

The word "destruction" in the Hebrew text is "abaddon". Revelation 9 speaks of these fallen angels that will come to earth with Satan the Antichrist, and God will allow these fallen angels to sting all of mankind except those that are sealed in their forehead with the truth from God's Word. We see from Revelation 12: 7-9 that when the war in heaven is over, Michael will cast them out upon the earth. "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." Though it speaks in the past tense, John is looking at this event from the day of the Lord. At this last day of this earth age of man in the flesh, Satan's tribulation is over. Satan and his fallen angels will walk and set foot here on earth, and do much spiritual destruction. We see that Satan is identified as the serpent, the great dragon as well as the Devil, however Satan has another name.

Revelation 9:11 "And they had a king over them [fallen angels] which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon [destruction], but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon."

Satan is referred to as Apollyon or Abaddon again in Job 28:22 and Job 31:12. "Abaddon" is the Antichrist that comes at the sixth trumpet, for the Antichrist is Satan. It is not a person born in the flesh of the womb, but Satan coming disguised to look like the Morning Star, Jesus the Messiah, but Satan is a fake and false Christ. "Death" and "destruction" are Satan's names, and the Antichrist "hath no covering". The Antichrist will need no covering, and neither will his Rephaim, for Michael will cast all of them on to this earth, and these supernatural beings will come. Are you ready for the wonders and miracles that they will do to draw you to them? If you are looking for shortcuts to your religion, or pray to angels they will accommodate your every wish to get you to worship them.

This book of Job is written as a type for the elect, so those sealed in their minds with the truth that will not be deceived. This book is an example of how things will be in the time of the end, and we are approaching that time fast. This is what the manuscripts are warning us, that the fallen angels are coming and we had better be prepared. Now is the time to make yourself ready with the Word, for when that time comes it will be too late. Study all of God's Word.

Job 26:7 "He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing."

Job is talking about the greatness of the Almighty God, that created the universe and placed the earth in the empty space orbiting around the sun. Everything is done in perfection, including all the signs that God has placed in the heavens. God did this to show you and I the greatness of His mighty hand. God has shown His unlimited power and beauty to His universe. This is why we don't have to worry about Abaddon, nor his fallen angels, for our God is far greater. Jesus Christ gave you the power and the authority over Satan and those fallen angels, as well as the Kenites and all those that would come against you. You don't have to put up with it, you have the power to order them out. God wants you to be happy in all that you do.

Job 26:8 "He bindeth up the waters in His think clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them."

What this is saying in the Hebrew text, is that the clouds are bursting with water, yet they until God's command, it will not rain. God controls the clouds and put limits upon the natural forces of nature. God stabilizes very unstable things.

Job 26:9 "He holdeth back the face of His throne, and spreadeth His cloud upon it."

The word "throne" as used here should be translated "full moon", as recorded in the Hebrew manuscripts. What this is saying is that a full moon can come out, and God can hide it from man, God doesn't have to readjust the moon.

Job 26:10 "He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end."

We can see the hand of God is organized, for God has set things in motion by His natural laws to regulate all parts of our lives and this universe.

Job 26:11 "The pillars of heaven tremble and are astonished at His reproof."

Remember from Job chapters one and two that Satan and the angels of God came before the throne of God in heaven. God calls them in for a briefing from time to time. God even shook these pillars of heaven, as they tremble at His reproof. There is a record of this in Ezekiel 28, concerning the prince of the power of the air, for Satan is the king of Tyre, meaning rock, another of Satan's names. God condemned Satan to die in the eighteenth verse.

Ezekiel 28:18 "Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee."

Satan will be destroyed because of the pride that Satan had within him. There is one thing that God cannot make you do, and that is to love Him. You can't buy love or order it. If Love is real it will generate from within the heart and mind of the individual. God command Satan and these fallen angels to come to him for instruction, but they have made their own choices in the world that was. Satan's own pride came up within him, and one third of all us angels, i.e. God's children, chose to follow Satan and his pride. Following that rebellion against God, God sentenced Satan to death, and the heavens are astonished at God's power.

Job 26:12 "He divideth the sea with His power, and by His understanding He smiteth through the proud."

Here again we see Satan's pride that has caused his death sentence. God has the power to divide the sea, and that same power is what is going to end all evil at the close of the this earth age.

Job 26:13 "By His spirit He hath garnished the heavens; His hand hath formed the crooked serpent."

People point to this verse and say that this is proof that there will be a restitution of all things. Not so! That isn't what it says here. The Hebrew text says that God placed the stars exactly as they are, and "crooked" is speaking here of the constellation "serpens". This is talking about the star bible. This subject will be discussed in detail in Job 32. Again God is warning Job and these three to look out for the serpent, that old dragon, which is Satan the Devil. It is not the Father doing these things to you, but it is that old crooked serpent, as has warned us of in the constellations. This is just as true today as it was then; for if you allow Satan to have his way with you, it is your fault. Christ has given you the power and authority over all of Satan and his realm. Though Job is saying all these things, he has no idea what he is saying for if he did, he would not allow these men to say these things to happen.

Job 26:14 "Lo, these are parts of His ways: but how little a portion is heard of Him? but the thunder of His power who can understand?"

Think of how little is spoken of God in our generation today. This generation pollutes everything that they can touch of both God's earth and His Word. There are very few people today that can understand the power of the creator, but they still try to make every excuse in the book for the Creator and His Works.

Job is going to pause here a bit to get his breath, after answering Bildad, then Job is going to allow Zophar to make his last address to Job. "...but how little a portion is heard..." is in reference to what ever is said of God is but a whisper to God. Zophar doesn't respond, so Job continued into the next chapter with more of His thoughts of the Almighty.

To study the Bible is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals.  We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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