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The Word: Episode 1082 Hebrews 11:21, Genesis 47:27-48:4

“The Lord Restored His Fortunes…”

October 18, 2019

“The Lord Restored His Fortunes…”

Blessings folk!

We have reached the end of the account of Job.

Give close attention.

Note what Job does.
Note what God does.
Watch the numbers.
Think.

Job 42:10-13

And the LORD restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends.
And the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.

Then came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before
and ate bread with him in his house.
And they showed him sympathy and comforted him for all the evil that the LORD had brought upon him.
And each of them gave him a piece of money and a ring of gold.

And the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning. And he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.

He had also seven sons and three daughters.

Job prayed for his friends as God instructed.
His friends were forgiven.
Job’s fortunes were restored…by double.

Remember what he began with?

Job 1:3
He possessed 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys,
and very many servants, so that this man was the greatest of all the people of the east.


The Lord doubled his stuff.

But, what of this?

Job 1:2
There were born to him seven sons and three daughters.

Why not a doubling of children?

Ah…this is one of the most precious and poignant of all Scripture.
Job had been through much.
Job had been “caught between” a battle in the heavenlies.
Much of what occurred to Job we would call “unfair”.

He had lost stuff.
He had lost his children.
He still had a nagging wife.

Why no doubling of children?

I think it is because his children were doubled.

Half had already been taken to eternity.
The other half were given as restoration.

Job had 14 sons.
Job had 6 daughters.

Some were simply awaiting to be reunited in eternity.

I suspect this was a source of comfort to Job and his wife.

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The Word: Episode 1081 Hebrews 11:20, Genesis 37:38-46

“The Lord Said to Eliphaz…”

October 17, 2019

“The Lord Said to Eliphaz…”

Blessings folk!

We have come to the end of the questions the Lord had for Job.

What was the purpose?

Many.

Primary is that the Lord wanted Job to know Who He was and who Job is.
The wonder of the Lord.
The glory of the Lord.
The all-encompassing power of the Lord.

Job had been right in what he had said to his three friends that visited.

Read what the Lord says to the friends.

Job 42:7-9

After the LORD had spoken these words to Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite:
“My anger burns against you and against your two friends,
for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.

Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt offering for yourselves.
And my servant Job shall pray for you,
for I will accept his prayer not to deal with you according to your folly.
For you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has.”

So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did what the LORD had told them, and the LORD accepted Job’s prayer.

The Lord spoke to Job.

Now the Lord spoke to Eliphaz.
The Lord’s anger burned against the three.
They had not spoken what was right of the Lord.
Job, the Lord’s servant, had spoken rightly.

The Lord offered them forgiveness.

They were to bring a burnt offering…not to Job, but to the Lord.
They were to do so with Job.

Job was to pray for them.
He did.
The Lord heard.
The Lord accepted Job’s prayer on behalf of his friends.

Humm….

Do we pray for one another?
Or, do we prey on one another?

Do we do what the Lord tells us to do?
Or, do we do what we want to do?

Do we walk in humility before the Lord as did Job and his friends?

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The Word: Episode 1080 Hebrews 11:20, Genesis 27:27-39

“I Despise Myself…”

October 16, 2019

“I Despise Myself…”

Blessings folk!

Job had heard the questions of the Lord.

The Lord had asked pointed inquiries.

The Lord used elements of creation to question Job.

How does Job respond?

He returns to the original question…
He returns to his original demand…

Job 42:1-6

Then Job answered the LORD and said:

“I know that you can do all things,
and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

‘Hear, and I will speak;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.’

I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear,
but now my eye sees you;

therefore I despise myself,
and repent in dust and ashes.”

“Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?”

Job acknowledges the error of is ways.
Job knows that God can do all things.
Job knows that no purpose of God’s can be thwarted.
Job knows that he spoke of things that he can not understand.
Job knows that his demanding from God was wrong.
Job despises himself because of what he had done.
Job repents…in dust and ashes…serious.
Job had heard of the Lord.
Now he sees…

May we see and learn…

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The Word: Episode 1079 Genesis 27:18-29

“Leviathan II”

October 15, 2019

“Leviathan II”

Blessings folk!

Read more of the description the Lord gives to Job about Leviathan…

Job 41:22-34

In his neck abides strength,
and terror dances before him.

The folds of his flesh stick together,
firmly cast on him and immovable.

His heart is hard as a stone,
hard as the lower millstone.

When he raises himself up the mighty are afraid;
at the crashing they are beside themselves.

Though the sword reaches him, it does not avail,
nor the spear, the dart, or the javelin.

He counts iron as straw,
and bronze as rotten wood.

The arrow cannot make him flee;
for him sling stones are turned to stubble.

Clubs are counted as stubble;
he laughs at the rattle of javelins.

His underparts are like sharp potsherds;
he spreads himself like a threshing sledge on the mire.

He makes the deep boil like a pot;
he makes the sea like a pot of ointment.

Behind him he leaves a shining wake;
one would think the deep to be white-haired.

On earth there is not his like,
a creature without fear.

He sees everything that is high;
he is king over all the sons of pride.”

Leviathan: King over all the sons of pride. Hummm….?

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Romans Part 1 - Lesson 6

Romans Part 1 - Lesson 6