The sufferings of Job and why they are all for a lesson that is coming upon all with a guarantee from God that they will strike in uncountable ways of great sufferings.
Job’s first sufferings
Was not Job a perfect and upright man that feared God and hated evil? Does God say the same words about all who are taught the precepts of man rather than the fear of God that most can’t even define the meaning of?
In the first five verses of Job the words speak of who he is, his prosperity and his household, than in verses six and seven there are some words between God and Satan; and verses 8-12 reads. . .
“And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and his house, and all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thine power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.
The words in verses 13-19 are a description of Job’s great loss in family and all that he had; and since Job was so upright and had “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding” ---why did he suffer so greatly in losing his seven sons, three daughters, all of his possessions of wealth? Why such great losses?Even all his servants were slain save four that escaped to tell him of the great losses; and with all that he had lost do you know what he did?
“Then Job arose and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground and worshipped, and said, Naked came I out of my mothers 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.
If you were away from your life in general and a messenger came to you and told you that your sons and daughters had just been killed; and we won’t say how because people of the world today would have a hard time handling what they see and read in the news daily about gruesome deaths of others with the worst details always held back in silence that are not fit for even reporting; because what hurts and what you really don’t want to hear could happen to you and yours also; and immediately after another messenger came and told you that all of your possessions no matter what they may be had been destroyed by bombs, fires, theft, natural disasters, terrorists or just whatever no matter how much you had and no matter where everything was even if it had been spread all over the world because everything is going to go either now, soon to come or down the road; but no matter what or exactly when you will lose it all, and that is a promise from God Almighty. So how will you take it knowing that all your children are dead, your wife is dead as people are dying everywhere, and all that you have left is the clothes on your back? How are you going to sustain from a world of life and haves to a world of darkness with absolutely nothing?
Or take this direction as another messenger comes to you and tells you that the stock market has collapsed and the entire world is sinking into a financial frenzy with CEO’s jumping to their deaths from hundred story windows as in the crash of 1929 that has effects from the very start a thousand times worse and you are completely wiped out of everything from your entire life’s work. How are you going to take it when it really happens? Because it is going to happen, for sure, and I will bet my life’s blood on it because I just may shed it all as Christ shed His while leaving us examples to follow.
So are you going to do as Job did and fall to the ground to worship God who created you and allowed all of this to happen? Are you going to remain strong in your faith with your 10 children being killed and everything you had that took your life to gain just destroyed and removed from you’re life?
What you need to know is that the story of Job is not a story but something that happen as a lesson to prepare all those who read it by merely switching places, because what happened to Him is going to happen to you; and if you know God He will give you the strength to deal with it, but if not He will not even hear your cries in agony, but just laugh at your calamities because you rejected His words of truth and just went by the doctrines of man which made His word of none effect in your life. Some time past as we come to chapter two.
Job’s second sufferings
In Job chapter two are some more words between Satan and our Lord, and then in verse three the words read. . . “And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in all the earth, a perfect and upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? And still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movest 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. But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the soul of his foot unto his crown. And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes. Then his wife said unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God and die. 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 is a perfect man of God, yet what he has just gone through few others could while still having integrity and faith. What you must do is see the signs of the times with the beginning of sorrows rapidly approaching while knowing that this whole world has been deceived by the white horse with massive wars coming via the red horse with famines from the black horse and hundreds of millions into billions of deaths from the pale horse of death through pestilence which is diseases that will bring the symptoms of painful slows deaths upon the uncountable worldwide; so when your body is covered with very painful sores with no help, no doctors, no medications and just no hope, what will you do?
Job’s third sufferings
When Job’s three friends heard of all this evil they came to see him they did not recognize him with his clothes rent, head shaves and boils that made him look disfigured and as a stranger through his agony and great pains that he suffered. . . .
“So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word unto him: for they saw that his grief was very great.
“After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.And Job spoke, and said, Let the day perish wherein I was born. . . .
As you read into chapter 3 you will see Job in such great misery that he regrets the day he was born; and you would expect his three friends to love him and comfort him as brothers and friends are to always do, but instead the three of them just tear Job all to pieces with their false words of judgment against Job; however they are all very valid words against the churches of today that only spiritual minds can clearly see.
So the first thing that you learn through the actions of his friends are that they are judges who condemn while speaking in blindness which makes any man of God that is perfect through his hearts intent of only pleasing God while knowing that he is still only a sinner in flesh and blood, but one who hates evil and just sees this whole world as evil in wrong doing in the eyes of God. And because men of God fear God, they have the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
The lesson is how men of God will be greatly persecuted by brethren that know not God, for God is love; and those with love in many words and not in their hearts have been deceived; and when one has no love they have no God and are praying in vain with a false sense of comfort from the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. Ephesians 2:2
“The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16
So how can the prayers of a murderer in the eyes of God who will not even enter His kingdom be righteous?
In one of my last writings I asked for forgiveness of what I say wrong because I mean not to offend; and God has told me to rescind those words because. . . .
“And thou, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with thee, and thou dost dwell among scorpions: be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house. Ezekiel 2:6
Ezekiel was written as a book for these times of the end because its filled with prophecy just as books all through the words of God that according to the doctrines of man is heresy as they all lead you into the gutters of death with their blindness that God tells of, but all God’s children choose to reject the words of God.
In the last chapter of Job the wrath of God was kindled against the three friends of Job who were false just as brethren
Now what I want and desire from my heart is for you to read these great words for what God will do for His faithful servants that do as He says and never what man says that can do nothing.
“And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before. Then came brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him over all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him: every man also gave him a piece of money, and every one an earing of gold. So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxens, and a thousand she asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezin, and the name of the third, Keren-happuch. And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. After this lived Job an hundred and forty years.
“Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Deuteronomy 6:4-5
Those words mean to not love God as all claim to love brethren because God knows the intent of your heart that can hide nothing as lips do so well. When you read through the book of Job very much needed spiritual education can be gained because Job who the words were spoken to was not guilty, but all who reads them are as in hypocrites with no roots and saints that God will put no trust in.