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My Ongoing explanation of the book of Job.

 

First of all I would like an understanding of one character in Job that, as I have found and encountered, that all who love to have a religious self righteous view of God to uphold their religious form, but denying the power thereof, and not wanting to walk in faith “hate” and I mean “detest “Elihu Barachel” to no end”, to the point of threatening, wanting to cut him out of the bible, because he dispels their precious religious form they so dearly love to proclaim and push blame elsewhere for their short comings in pleasing God. There is only a small percentage that realize that Elihu is the answer to the book of Job, whom the Father sent to Job to answer him as to Job’s  “why this and why that, trying to justify himself rather than God”.

 

Elihu is a young man and knows, with confidence and respect, that God has sent him, Elihu’s very name indicates he is of God, sent to Job and that God gave Elihu wisdom to answer Job, which Elihu indicates.

It is always the way when some one comes with the truth of God people hate that person, the young especially. He or she is said to be disrespectful and arrogant. Elihu means “Whose God is he”[Jehovah]   Hitchcock’s bible names dictionary: “Elihu  means; he is my God himself”

“Barachel [Elihu’s last name] means;  â€œthat bows before God”.  The mere fact Elihu’s name has any thing to do or reflect God should alert anyone that there must be a message here that the Lord wants Job [and us] to know.

 

410. 'el      la 'el ale
shortened from 352; strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity):--God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might(-y one), power, strong. Compare names in "-el."

See Hebrew 352 <

 

Elihu is hardly ever mentioned in religious circles. I never heard of him when I was attending denominations as a kid or even in later years. I had never read the whole bible much less reading Job!! All I listened to were men and never ever heard him mentioned that I can remember, but I remember Job’s name for its been the symbol of “God making one sick if he chooses to test ones faith”. Elihu destroys the admiration of Job and makes the story not so “self justifying” as one would like to be, tearing down the pillar of unaccountability and puts blame on Job “that he should be tried with wicked men” because Job justifies himself rather than God. Job talks like he is “more righteous than God”, as Elihu continues.

 

Listen folks if you want to discount Elihu because he is young and talks contrary to the beginning of the book, seems like, to what God said about Job, twice, in the beginning as Satan came and accused Job, then I guess you can be accounted as one of Job’s friends, whom God was very displeased with. They hated the truth and did not speak truth about God but just condemned Job. I suspect, in a way, justifying themselves also rather than God.

What was done to Christ, when He came and spoke truth, by the High priests, and even unto Christ’s disciples after He ascended? It is always that way between the religious in the flesh and the crucified ones in the Spirit.

We can look at Elihu, as like Christ in the form of a mediator, but I prefer to look at him as the N.T. disciples bringing truth in the Spirit of the Lord for deliverance from sin and rebellion, if they choose the deliverance. It was a loving God that sent Elihu just like He sends us to speak God’s truth. Elihu represents us who love the truth to justify God rather than ourselves by faith, being clothed in God’s righteousness, and not religious fairy tales of goody works of the flesh, self justification in our deceived zealous ways of serving God rather then humbly seeking the truth to walk in. Hating the light in one instance can be addictive to hating the light in other instances so we can perform our deceived works for God. I believe Elihu was telling him also he had one foot in the grave if he did not change his mind and repent.

 

The problem then stems from Elihu vs God’s comments in the beginning of the book about Job twice.

The question arises how do we reconcile God’s comments and Elihu’s comments?

First God looks at the heart and knows. Second Satan, in the old testament can accuse the brethren to God but not in the new. Do you think that God knew what Satan was up to when he came before God? I do. Third we need to look at some things about Job.

Job was justifying himself rather than God. Also Job was always looking for iniquity even to the point of “just in case”. [Job 1:5  And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, “It may be” that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.]

Do you think that Satan knew this as he was watching Job? Another thing to point out, Job was a prominent person in the community and was setting some type of Godly example to the people but he was more important and so was his way of serving God than Knowing who God was and how to serve God properly in faith. Satan wanted Job to discredit him in the eyes of the people and get Job to denounce God.

 

Job 34:12  Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment.

 

Job is represented as a chieftain of immense wealth and high rank, blameless in all the relations of life.  [Job 34:18-28]  Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly? “How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor?” for they all are the work of his hands. In a moment shall they die, and the people shall be troubled at midnight, and pass away: and the mighty shall be taken away without hand.  For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. For he will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God.  He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.  Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.  He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;  Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:  So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted.

 

 

 Job 1:21-22  And [Job] said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: “the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away”; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

 

 

Job 2:10  But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? “shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

[Both these are used to escape accountability to faith in the Lord today to stand in religious righteousness and not God’s righteousness believing His word in Christ.]

 

Lets ask this; If he believed those statements why did he continue in asking the lord the reasons why and also giving God how righteous he was and good? Why didn’t he just accept : “the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away”; blessed be the name of the LORD” AND “shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?” as God’s will and die. He persisted in asking why! If Job believed that to be true why did Job persist in asking why and justifying himself to God? Why did he not accept his way of viewing God and die faithfully?

 

We do not want to forget Ezekiel 14; 14,18,20 where Job is mentioned as righteous along with Noah and Daniel in the midst of, once again, Israel’s rebellion against God.

Which also brings us to a statement of Elihu concerning the reasons why, “[Job 36:20-21]  Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place. Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.  [this is what denominations do constantly being hypocritical not wanting to know God but not wanting also the punishment God promises for sin, or if you are like Job, worried about God destroying you now in this life!]

 

This is one of Job’s problems and attitude.  Noah suffered affliction of 120 years building the Ark in the midst of a wicked world believing God’s word of judgment looking to God for deliverance. Daniel suffered affliction by being in a foreign land and not in the promised land but always cried to the lord in a repentant heart as to deliverance and reinstating the nation as God promised, not justifying himself or Israel knowing the time was drawing near.

 

Job only became Godly righteous after listening to Elihu then believing God as God showed Himself to Job to have Job understand who God is, which Job then repented in dust and ashes of having justified himself rather than God, having not cried out for deliverance but justifying himself rather than God.. [Job 42:1-6]  Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that “no thought can be with holden from thee”.  Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

 

Job 42:7  And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. [What did Job speak right? all the chapters He spoke in? “No”! These are what Job spoke right, “[Job 42:1-6]  Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that “no thought can be with holden from thee”.  Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

{[Luke 18:13]  And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.}

Elihu said; “[Job 33:27-28]  He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;  He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

 

Romans 3:9-10  What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin;  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 3:23  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 10:2-3  For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

Ecclesiastes 3:14  I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

Ecclesiastes 12:13-14  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.


 

 

Deuteronomy 6:25  And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, “as he hath commanded us”.

[The just shall live by faith not works of self-righteousness]

Deuteronomy 9:4  Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, “For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land:” but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee. {sound familiar in religious circles just the opposite?}

 

[1st Samuel 16:7]  But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but “the LORD looketh on the heart”.

 

1 Samuel 12:20  And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: [desiring a king rather than God] yet turn not aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart;

[notice even though they did this God stays with them in showing Himself strong on their behalf as long as their King and them follow God’s word as He says it.]

1st Samuel 12:24  Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.

2nd Samuel 22:21  The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness [the keeping of God’s word]: according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

 

[1st Kings 3:6]  And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

[remember David committed murder also and was punished but David did not depart from the lord.]

 

Leviticus 26:19  And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:

2 Chronicles 32:26  Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the LORD came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.

 

Job 34:1-9  Furthermore Elihu answered and said, Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge. For the ear trieth words, as the mouth tasteth meat.  Let us choose to us judgment: let us know among ourselves what is good.

For Job hath said, “I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment. Should I lie against my right? my wound is incurable without transgression.”  What man is like Job, who drinketh up scorning like water? Which goeth in company with the workers of iniquity, and walketh with wicked men. For he hath said, “It profiteth a man nothing that he should delight himself with God”.

 

Job 34:10-15  Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God, that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.  “For the work of a man shall he render unto him, and cause every man to find according to his ways”. Yea, surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert judgment. Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?  If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath;  All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.

 

Job 34:18-19  Is it fit to say to a king, Thou art wicked? and to princes, Ye are ungodly? How much less to him that accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor? for they all are the work of his hands.

 

Job 34:21  For his eyes [God’s] are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings.

 

Job 34:23  For he [God] will not lay upon man more than right; that he should enter into judgment with God. [God doesn’t make you sick for His pleasure to test you for it would be contrary to his very words and nature in dealing with His own.]

 

[Why would Elihu be telling Job this unless Elihu is relating information about Job]

Job 34:24-29  He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.  Therefore he knoweth their works, and he overturneth them in the night, so that they are destroyed.  He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others;  Because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways:  So that they cause the cry of the poor to come unto him, and he heareth the cry of the afflicted. When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

Job 34:30  That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.

 

Job 34:31-32  Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more: That which I see not teach thou me: if I have done iniquity, I will do no more.

 

Job 34:35-37  Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom. My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end because of his answers for wicked men.  For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God.

 

Job 35:1-3  Elihu spake moreover, and said, Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, “My righteousness is more than God's?” For thou saidst, What advantage will it be unto thee? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin?



 

Job 35:5-8  Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou. If thou sinnest, what doest thou against him? or if thy transgressions be multiplied, what doest thou unto him? If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand? Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.

 

Job 35:10-13  But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night; Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven? There they cry, but none giveth answer, because of the pride of evil men. Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it.

 

Job 35:14-16  Although thou sayest thou shalt not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust thou in him. But now, because it is not so, he hath visited in his anger; yet he knoweth it not in great extremity:  Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.

 

Job 36:1-4  Elihu also proceeded, and said, Suffer me a little, and I will shew thee that I have yet to speak on God's behalf.  I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. For truly my words shall not be false: he [Elihu] that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.{should a disciple in humbleness and Godly confidence in His maker be so bold as he has been taught by His Father in heaven? ABSOLUTELY!!}

 

Job 36:5-10  Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.  He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.  He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted. And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction; Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded. He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity.

 

Job 36:11-14  If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge.  But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not [to cry for deliverance; cry unto the Lord] when he bindeth them. They die in youth, and their life is among the unclean.

 

Job 36:15-17  He delivereth the poor [afflicted who have cried unto the Lord to be delivered out of] in his affliction, and openeth their ears [hear] in oppression. 

 

Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait [affliction] into a broad place [safety; deliverance], where there is no straitness [affliction; narrow; sitting on the edge of eternity]; and that which should be set on thy table should be full of fatness [abundance].

 

But thou hast fulfilled the judgment of the wicked: judgment and justice take hold on thee. [he is a hypocrite and self righteous so far. He is wondering why this happened to him since he did all these good works and eschewed evil. No faith in God just his works.]

 

Job is arguing about why God has done this to him and its not “God giventh and God taketh away.” Its actually God disciplining iniquity and man taketh away because of man’s sin.”

Heb 11.6 sums up why.

 

Job 36:18  [Elihu continues] Because there is wrath, beware lest he take thee away with his stroke: then a great ransom cannot deliver thee.

 

Job 36:19-20  Will he esteem thy riches? no, not gold, nor all the forces of strength. Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

 

This right here is a very important verse. I believe this sums up book of Job.

Job 36:21  Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

 

Job 36:22-26  Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him? Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity? Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off. Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

 

            JOB DOES NOT TRUST GOD FOR HE DOES NOT KNOW WHO GOD IS. HE IS TRUSTING IN RIGHTS AND WRONGS WITH OUT KNOWLEDGE OF GOD.

JOB IS TRUSTING HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS ACCORDING TO HIS STANDARDS THAT HE KNOWS OF GOD. HE REALLY DOES NOT DELIGHT IN NOR KNOW GOD.

 

Job 34:5  For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.

[WRONG, JOB!]

 

God isn’t sending Elihu to his three friends but to Job who wants to know and has a heart wanting to serve God. He knows there is a God but doesn’t know Him, on purpose or ignorantly who knows. Look at Paul in the new testament how he persecuted the church in his zeal to serve Jehovah God so because of his zeal and righteousness in the law Jesus appeared to him to set him straight. Paul obeyed and woke up just like Job.

 

You want a religious form or the truth of God? Which does God want for His believers?

There are numerous instances where God comes when kings and leaders and people are indifferent to Him but trying to do what is right then God straightens them out knowing their hearts as they repent unto Him for deliverance acknowledging their iniquity in humbleness and of a contrite heart. Job is showing How compassionate and right is the Lord.  Book of Job should be remembered in Glorifying God for His mercy and deliverance as one seeks out to trust God and not justify oneself over God in faith.

 

**The theme is that a person should be crying out in faith to trust God for deliverance, in humbleness and being of a contrite heart, according to who God is , in faith,and what He says of Himself and not telling, or whinning, to God about how good “me” is and wondering why this has happened to good “OH” righteous “me”.**

 

Job to me is a book denominations use to justify themselves to stay in sin and unbelief, rather then God in Faith in the finished Work of the cross of Jesus Christ. It’s a pillar of self righteous religion that needs to be pulled down by “Samson”- the word of God so Faith may arise.

 

Now all of us that take the word of God in spirit and in truth to the people, or a person, for their deliverance in any place in the world, town, city, state, anywhere, I mean anywhere, etc are “Elihu’s” sent of God to deliver the souls however God lays it on your heart in your spirit, as you are faithful to Him in walking in it, to give out His word.

Believe it!!!!!

 

 

As you can see grammar isn’t great. I try.

Some information is repetitive but that’s good.

 


 

PART TWO:

 

Why is Elihu so hated, despised and called mysterious, arrogant, counted as Job's so called friends in so called condemning Job? Why not say that of Christ also as He brings the truth and is hated of most of Israel and the world and each of us until we come to our senses by hearing the truth and bowing down our lives to Him and his word of truth! The Truth isn't pleasant until we wake up to God’s righteousness and even then we don't like to give up our unbelief and our way of doing business we have concluded to do for God.

 

I have never, other than for Christ and his disciples, seen so much disgust for the Holy spirit's words in bringing light and truth thru a young man, knowing who he is in God, for his very name insinuates he is of God, and coming on the behalf of God for Job. Job would have died had he not repented as he did in chapter 42 and made sacrifices for His three friends [notice Elihu wasn't one of them and further more, if Elihu was part of the condemnation, God would have mentioned him too]. Job was a prominent person of some type and "God is with kings on the throne".

 

Also Noah and Daniel were in their particular affliction [with patience waiting for the deliverance of God also], being in the midst of adversity as Job was but keeping their integrity [patience and belief] as well. Job did not receive deliverance and prosperity until He sacrificed unto God for his three friends after he repented. Remember we are kings and priests unto God in Christ.

 

I have never in my life seen so much admiration for [religious] Job rather than Elihu among Christians, furthermore, as has been pointed out, very little praise and uplifting of God. Boy when we don't want light we don't want light. Christians should be excited about Elihu who brought truth and light to Job as we do today. Man, its a shame!  I look at this,  that if one can't see the truth of Elihu about Job how is one going to see the truth and light of Christ and His message of faith?

 

Christ was shunned emphatically too, being called all sorts of names also. But it should not be so with those who name the name of Christ. To say point blank, Elihu did not know what he was talking about, should be cut out of the bible or should  be ignored, and let it go at that, also saying Elihu is mysterious!  To those that like their position in their self righteous way of serving Christ, not wanting to change as truth is revealed, I guess Elihu would be mysterious.

 

Then I have my serious doubts as to the validly of that persons faith in seeking the light [truth] of God in Christ. I believe that anyone who shuns Elihu and isn't willing to look at him in the light that God has provided, that person just might be self-righteous, justifying themselves rather than God, excusing them selves from faith in God as He says of Himself just like Job. Elihu, was, and is, a representative of, just like a disciple of the N.T. who brings the gospel of Christ in spirit and in truth, young and old, male or female for deliverance of souls that are crying out to God. I am inclined to believe Elihu is like a true disciple of Christ today as we are sent to be “mediators, witnesses, and representatives” of Christ and His word to those who are thirsting for God and His truth who want to be delivered “from the powers of Darkness into His marvelous light”!

 

When people who hold to God without knowledge but believe there is a God to serve despite all odds are commended for integrity, then thats who God sends His disciples to and offers Christ and His word, just like Peter was to the gentiles. Of course we know its the old testament where the accuser of the brethren can go before God, because of sin. So Job was doing something contrary and Satan knew it by what Job was doing.

 

James is speaking of the mercy of God to his Saints until Christ comes to deliver us out of this world's affliction of wickedness, equating it to Job's [patience] deliverance out of his affliction. See how pitiful God was to deliver Job, from his sin of self-righteousness, justifying himself rather than God, even in the eyes of all the people, and out of his affliction to set him upright and whole.

 

I have never seen such adoration for Job and such distaste and hate for a young man who brings truth for the purpose of fulfilling Job's request for a person just like him if, God wouldn't come, to tell him the truth. So God sends Elihu and even Himself comes afterwards.

 

God wouldn't have done those things if Job wasn't for Him but Job had misrepresented God to the people justifying himself rather then God, not crying out for deliverance but rather justifying himself to God, not really knowing Him and thats how Job got in the fix he was in. I am so amazed beyond words as to the dislike of Elihu by bible toting, professing Christians who say they go by the “whole” bible. It’s a real puzzle that people do not acknowledge the person of Elihu and his message, for it equates to not having any faith in Christ either but a hanging on to a religious form. 

 

Job is a book that is a stone concrete pillar of self righteous religious systems, the harlot church, the spirit of religion, we all have heard over and over, again and again, never hearing of Elihu as much as “poor old Job and his absolute integrity [“poor little old me”] of the flesh as God rolls the dice in my affliction, He might have given me since I am law mindedly following God and so righteous”!

God’s truth in Christ destroys that “concrete pillar of vain imaginations justifying myself rather than God”. If we don’t get the truth of Job it wars against our faith in Christ and causes us to be uncertain about the True Delivering God and His righteousness.

At this time, I keep looking and reading prayerfully to know and understand from God’s viewpoint, the light of this book more, for this is all I have so far.

 

We know in Ezek God mentions Noah, Daniel and Job, three times noting their righteousness. Noah was in affliction [midst of ungodliness of 120 years with patience waiting as God had promised], Daniel was in affliction [separated from Jerusalem waiting in patience as God had promised] being near to rebuilding Jerusalem and the temple. Job had affliction because of his unbelief in who God really was, justifying himself rather than God so He, through Elihu and His coming Himself delivered Job. So God delivered these three men due to their righteousness and integrity to remain in Jehovah in patience waiting as God had promised, which Job completely obtained in the beginning of chapter 42:1-6 finally, in that, then, he spoke "what was right in God's ears" “repentance in dust and ashes"! Also Noah, Daniel, and Job were waiting, in patience, for the deliverance of God as we do today waiting in faith in Christ and His word [patience] for deliverance from this world of "the shadow of death" wherein unrighteousness resides. God is a delivering God as He promised.

 

“There is yet one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may enquire of the LORD: but I hate him; for he doth not prophesy good concerning me, but evil!”

I ask you when is truth evil? When its to a defiant heart to remain in its own ways that are not God’s ways possibly?

 

Elihu only signifies to me, at a time when I needed to know God and His deliverance,

the truth of God's word and I was set free which the Lord was showing me all through His word about faith versus “my works”. For it isn’t “How it works” but “It is knowing Him”! Then, being in and out of churches in my youth, and today, I have never heard of anyone, extremely very few at the most, being excited about Elihu, nor ever preaching him, who brings the truth and light of God, as disciples of Christ do today, to help Job out of his predicament to show his sin and rebellion in justifying himself rather then God. I do not lift Job or Elihu up over God nor over each other but to put both in their respective places according to God and His truth.

 

I know I relish true deliverance from God as He says it not what I want to believe it to be. If I turn my heart to my way I think I should serve God and believe I have arrived then light to the inner man will never come for I have closed my spiritual ears. The Light of God in Christ in faith is progressive forever. We have arrived, when in His presence only, as we see Him face to face. As we cry out and in faith and patience we will see the deliverance of the Lord our God. Our integrity towards God and for Him should always be even in time of persecution or affliction in faith and patience knowing, trusting, He will deliver us.

 

Today, and as it has been in the past, people who love God and are speaking His truth to others are the "God Sent Elihu's" of the past and present bringing the truth of God in the light of the gospel of Christ.


 
                          
                    

PART THREE

God's Righteousness or "MY Righteousness?"

 

Righteous and its substrings in the book of Job twenty two times! 

 

 

[Job 4:7]  Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?  [Eliphaz the Temanite]

 

[Job 6:29]  Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it. [Job]

 

[Job 8:6]  If thou wert pure and upright; surely now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous. [Bildad the Shuhite]

 

[Job 9:15]  Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer, but I would make supplication to my judge. [Job]

 

[Job 10:15]  If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction; [Job]

 

Job 15:14  What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? [Eliphaz the Temanite]

 

Job 17:9  The righteous also shall hold on his way, and he that hath clean hands shall be stronger and stronger. [Job]

 

Job 22:3  Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain to him, that thou makest thy ways perfect?  [Eliphaz the Temanite]

 

Job 22:19  The righteous see it, and are glad: and the innocent laugh them to scorn.

                    [Eliphaz the Temanite]

Job 23:7  There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge. [Job]

 

Job 27:6  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live. [Job]

 

Job 27:7  Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous. [Job]

 

Job 29:14  I put on righteousness, and it clothed me: my judgment was as a robe and a diadem.  [Job]

 

Job 32:1  So these three men ceased to answer Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes.

 

Job 33:26  He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness. [Elihu]

     **Job 33:27-28  He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;  He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.***  Sounds like what Job did in chapter 42 in the beginning of the chapter!!

 

Job 34:5  For Job hath said, I am righteous: and God hath taken away my judgment.

                                                                                                         [Elihu]

Job 35:2  Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?                                                                                              [Elihu]

 

Job 35:7  If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand?

                                                                                                         [Elihu]

Job 35:8  Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.                                                                                 [Elihu]

 

Job 36:3  I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.                                                                                               [Elihu]

 

Job 36:7  He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted.  [Elihu]

 

Job 40:8  Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? “wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous”?                                                              [Jehovah God]

 

[Job 40:1-14]  Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it. Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

 

Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him. Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place. Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret. Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.  {huh, now do we think Satan had a right to accuse Job enticing God’s judgment upon Job from what God is saying here?.}

 

[Job 42:1-6 ]    {obviously there must have been iniquity with Job for he wouldn’t have come to the following;}  “Then Job answered the LORD, and said, I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.  Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes”. {the most important attitude with faith}

 

Job did not know who God was and did not know how to Walk with Him.. We use this book in religious circles to excuse us from believing God and seeking the truth of Him for “God is all sovereign”, picking and choosing at His will. Job’s Integrity was the fact he knew there was a God that required right doings but out of fear and Job never cursed God nor spoke foolishly against Him even though Job got in the situations he got in.

 

Job 1:5  And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: “for Job said, “It may be” that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts”. Thus did Job continually.

 

God does not “{[Job 1:21]  And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.}”  for no reason.  

[Job 1:22]  In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

[Job 3:25]  For the thing “which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me”.  [perfect love casts out fear]

[Job 2:10]  But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

[Job 3:11]  Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly?  [Be of a surety Job has more of the same as one reads the book]

 

What is Job doing in the above scriptures in comparison to the scriptures that follow next?

 

**[2 Kings 22:18-19]  But to the king of Judah which sent you to enquire of the LORD, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard; Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD, when thou heardest what I spake against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and hast rent thy clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.**

 

**[2nd Kings 20:2-3]  Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

[2nd Kings 20:5] Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord.**

Now, I ask you, did Job do what Hezekiah did? Wasn’t He making his list to God, and checking it twice, to show Jehovah how good he was and couldn’t figure out why all this happened instead of doing what should have been done that is cry unto the Lord for deliverance instead of justifying himself rather than God?

 

[Job 1:7-9]  And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?  Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

 

[Job 2:2-4]  And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.  And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

 

**[Revelation 12:10]  And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down [down to the earth no more to come before God because of the blood and broken body of Christ for the world sitting at the right hand of God.] , which accused them before our God day and night.**

 

We have to seriously consider this book as to the idea that “a religious form, self justification for not believing God in faith”, has propagated this self important Job as so righteous as to be pitied and mimicked in today’s religion, “God giveth and God taken away at his will anytime for no reason” as God’s will for believers.

How could one believe in healing if one hangs to the religious philosophy of the self righteousness of Job, “God giveth and God taken away”, not wanting to acknowledge “Elihu”, the truth bearer and a mediator, as Job requested. Afterwards Even God Himself coming down to talk with Job, so there obviously must have been something wrong that needed to be straightened out with Job so Job wouldn’t die and never see light [truth].

 

It was simple matter of changing attitudes and repentance to justify God rather then Himself in Faith not self justifying works. Job recognized himself, in comparison to God, as a sinner and repented in dust and ashes for now, at that time, he knows God. That’s when Job make the grade with God and was able to truly make suitable and faith filled sacrifices to God for sin. God healed Job and prospered him then and forgave Job’s three neighbors. This shows God’s pity and mercy to a person who wants to be righteous in God’s eyes but doesn’t really know Him in faith, as God does to all that will cry out to know Him and to obey Him as He says it.

 

Anyone who hangs to his book using it to under gird their SELF righteousness of a religious form is in sin and unbelief-no faith-which God has no pleasure in that person being in that state of heart and mind! No rest to the wicked!

Like I say if one wants to just shrug their shoulders and say “He doesn’t know what he is talking about or he was an arrogant young man and did as his three friends did, and if that were the case God would have included Elihu in on the scolding the three friends got from the lord. See dishonest hearts want to believe lies and vanity when they discount Elihu purposely and with hostility. Ones religious form is in jeopardy, Oh My!

 

The book of Job is used for the uplifting of the “spirit of religion” rather than “the Spirit of Christ”, to be found in faith, loving the “self righteous” religious forms and works of the flesh.

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