Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

Bun!!!Sunday Bun

by

L. A. Marzulli

From L. A. Marzulli’s: The Cosmic Chess Match!

Chapter 7: Job. A Look Into The Third Heaven!

T.M.H.G = The Most High God

T. F. One = Satan

Most of us are familiar with the story of Job. It may be the oldest book in the Guidebook to the Supernatural, i.e. The Bible.

The book of Job gives us a unique insight into the Cosmic Chess Match, as it shows us glimpses of The Third Heaven, how evil manifests in the world, and how T. F. One can manipulate the natural world. In short it is an important resource for us today in regard to spiritual warfare!

The time of Job is certainly after the fall of man in the garden, and after the flood of Noah. The stage is set as God assembles the son’s of god i.e. angels together and then T. F. One, Satan, appears amongst them.

In the text we see that Satan also is present in the congregation of angels. This is important for us to realize, as we see by this scripture that T. F. One, at this point, had access to the third heaven. In other words he had not yet been deposed to his present position, that of the second heaven. (See Chapter 3 for details) Before I get too much further we need to read the text and explore how the events that are portrayed in Job are a glimpse into just how serious the cosmic chess match is.

There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.

We are introduced to Job and where he resided, in the land of Uz. We also are told that he was a man who heard God and shunned evil. He was also blameless and upright. In other words Job knew who The Most High God was, in modern vernacular he had fellowship with Him.

Please remember that this takes place before the Abrahamic covenant. In other words, there are no Jews, Temple, Mosiac law, or Torah, all of that would come later.

So it was, when the days of feasting had run their course, that Job would send and sanctify them, and he would rise early in the morning and offer burnt offerings [according to] the number of them all. For Job said, “It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed [fn] God in their hearts.” Thus Job did regularly.

Job is offering the burnt offerings in case his son’s have cursed God. He is doing this before the Levitical priesthood was established, which was the system that was put in place centuries later by Moses to provide a way to expunge the sins of the Jewish people. We see by Job’s offering that even in antiquity there was a shedding of blood for the taking away of sin. This begs the question, from whom did Job learn this? The point of these verses is to establish that Job knew T. M. H. God, and was also keenly aware of the need to make things right, to atone for his sin, to make amends for any wrongdoing.

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came among them. (emphasis mine)

The phrase son’s of God, is the same Hebrew words that are used in the Genesis 6 account. I bring this up because it relates back to chapter 4, of this book. It becomes clear to me that we can’t have it both ways. Either the son’s of God is translated angels and thus the unthinkable happened, in that these fallen angels had sex with earthly women, thus creating the Nephilim, or somehow the ungodly line of Cain has access to the third heaven, the throne room of God. I doubt very much it is the later!

This phrase is extremely important as it shows us that The Fallen One, Satan, was present in the heavenly scene. In other words he had access, at this point in time, to the third heaven. He wasn’t expelled to the Second heaven as of yet.

Authors Side Bar:

Please take note that the same Hebrew wording is used in the Book Of Job as appears in the Genesis 6 account. Son’s of God is what is translated in both books, and yet it, in Job, it clearly denotes that it is the angels of heaven that are assembling in the heavenly scene, not the supposed wicked son’s of Cain. This is important for us to grasp as without this understanding we miss one of the major moves of the match, that of Genesis 6, and therefore remain clueless as to the Fallen Ones agenda, especially in regard to the last days!

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And the LORD said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”

Here is another verse that is pregnant with meaning, because we see that Satan, T. F. One has access to the earth. It would appear that he can go anywhere he wishes and walk about. We also see this when he appears to Yashua and tempts him for 40 days and nights. (See Chapter 11: The Temptation in the Desert)

I would point out that this reference to Satan walking about on the earth is, in my opinion, in real time. The Fallen One is manifesting in our space/time continuum, furthermore it is not imaginary or an illusion as when T. F. One is here, he is here in real time, there is physicality to his being.

Authors Side Bar:

I would also point out that (Chapter 11)  that the Fallen One is able to offer all the kingdoms of the world to Yashua/Jesus, if he will only fall down and worship him. He can only offer this because they are his to offer! This goes back to the original move in the garden, where man forfeited the title deed to the earth and The Fallen One usurped it. This is what the match is about! Who will rule the earth?   

Because of this, man was doomed to slavery and spiritual bondage under the rule of T. F. One. With the promise of the Messiah and what He would do, all of that bondage would be broken. The chains would be loosed and captives set free! This redemption, retaking of the kingship of the earth, eventually happened, in part, thousands of years later because T. F. One did not understand the plan that had been put in place by T. M. H. God, that of redemption and, in fact, willingly aided in the very event that would spell his downfall and eventual demise the crucifixion. (See Chapter XX)

It is interesting to me the way all of these stories intersect one another and weave a cosmic tapestry that shows this struggle playing out through the vast expanse of centuries!

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Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job, that [there is] none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?”

Here we see T. M. H. God directly presenting his servant Job, for T. F. Ones, consideration. T. M. H. God knows Job as a blameless and upright man… I would add that he is proud of Job

So Satan answered the LORD and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing? Have You not made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands, and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!” And the LORD said to Satan, “Behold, all that he has [is] in your power; only do not lay a hand on his [person].” So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.

We see from this passage that T. F. One, knows all about the providence, the hand of blessing, the goodness of the Lord, that is bestowed upon Job. T. F. One also points out that T. M. H. God has protected Job because, he has made a hedge around him, around his household, and around all that he has. It would appear that because of this hedge T. F. One is powerless to get to Job, or to adversely affect his life. This should be very sobering to us, as I believe we are kept from tragic events that we will never know of, because like Job we are hemmed in and protected, by the merciful hand of T. M. H. God! Does that mean that there are angels that surround us and keep us from the evil that T. F. One wishes on us? Could it be that this hedge that is being discussed is of a supernatural nature? If so, this would be a sobering reminder of just how fragile our lives are and that we owe our providence and well being to aegis of T. M. H. God.

This is the beginning of the micro battle for Job, as T. F. One announces:

But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face!”

This is the micro move as T. M. H. God, allows T. F. One, to do what he wants, but with limitations, as he answers:

Behold, all that he has [is] in your power; only do not lay a hand on his [person].

Even here we see that there are boundaries, protocols, that T. F. One must adhere to, as he is not allowed to harm Job physically, at least not yet. This is the beginning of a micro move, in that what transpires in the rest of the story is a text-book illustration of what T. F. One would like to do to all of us. We must never forget the he comes to rob, kill, and destroy, and as we explore the rest of the story we will see that this is precisely what T. F. One seeks to do.

I also want to add that there is a huge macro move that is going on and it is this.

We are discovering what Job is about to go through and the story is told to us in both the Tenach – the Hebrew scriptures – and is also included in the Christian Bible. This story has been read by billions of people down through the annals of time and I believe it has been placed, in the Guidebook to the Supernatural, to give us a glimpse as to how the war, is carried out, and how it affects each and every one of us. It is classic textbook example, a training manual of an ongoing cosmic war or chess match, that is there for our benefit, if we have eyes to see….

 

The Fallen Ones First Attack on Job

Let’s pick up the story, but before we do I would point out that T. F. One wastes no time in striking, and when he does it is with all the power at his disposal and, as we shall see, it is deadly and devastating.

Now there was a day when his sons and daughters [were] eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house; and a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys feeding beside them, when the Sabeans  raided them and took them away–indeed they have killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” 

While he [was] still speaking, another also came and said, “The fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and the servants, and consumed them; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” 

While he [was] still speaking, another also came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three bands, raided the camels and took them away, yes, and killed the servants with the edge of the sword; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” 

While he [was] still speaking, another also came and said, “Your sons and daughters [were] eating and drinking wine in their oldest brother’s house, and suddenly a great wind came from across [fn] the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house, and it fell on the young people, and they are dead; and I alone have escaped to tell you!” 

There are four servants here that are deliberately kept alive so they can be used as messengers to relay the tragic events that are happening to Job’s loved ones and possessions, in short everything in life that he holds dear is taken from him in an instant.

This is orchestrated and deliberate, and these servants are unknowingly, in the service of the Fallen One, so that one after another they appear and tell their tales of woe.

It is important for us to realize that the Fallen One uses other men, in this case the Sabeans and the Chaldeans, to accomplish his purposes. This is a great insight for us, because nothing has changed in the ensuing thousands of years. The Fallen One uses those who are yielded to him, knowingly or unknowingly, to accomplish his works of robbing, killing, and destroying, and that is exactly what is happening to Job.

I also believe that the same goals of the Fallen one are happening today and in fact, as we shall explore in later chapters, his evil handiwork has been applied throughout the whole of history.

We hear from one servant that the fire of God fell from heaven and burned up the sheep and servants. I would point out that this is the wrong interpretation of a supernatural event from the servant, in other words he is reporting a falsehood of the event that he has witnessed.

How many of us have blamed sickness, financial hardship, or other events on our lives on God when in fact, it was the sadistic handiwork of T. F. One. This fire it is not the fire from T. M. H. God, but the fire from the god of this world, i.e. T. F. One, Satan. We learn from this that he has the power to come with lying signs and wonders, so much so, that we are told in the Guide Book to the Supernatural:

that event the elect would be deceived, if that were possible.

We also know, from the Book of Revelation, that the false prophet, one of the Fallen One’s main-men in the end times, has the power to call fire down from heaven.

Surely we can agree that the servant was deceived as he thought the fire was from God. There was no discernment, he just assumed it was from God,` and he assumed wrongly.

This verse gives us a sobering insight that when the Fallen One manifests on this earth, in the last days, it will be with the same type of lying signs and wonders and much, much more. Underestimating what T. F. One is capable of doing may be one of the most foolish and dangerous positions that we can take!

Sadly, much of the church today is ignorant of this, or willfully ignores what happened in the Book of Job! This story should make it very clear that when T. F. One goes after someone it is with all the fury of hell that he does so. Why should our day be any different then the time of Job? So many Christians live in a false security that none of what befell Job, will ever happen to them, that they are immune from the attacks of T. F. One.

I once gave a presentation on my book Politics, Prophecy & the Supernatural and at the end a man stood up, who was clearly vexed. He stated that God would never give us anything we couldn’t handle.

I agreed and pointed him to prophecy that has been handed down to us, to warn us of what is coming on the earth, so that we will not be deceived in these last days! However, if you don’t know what the prophecy states, if you are ignorant of it and are not informed you will leave yourself open to deception.

Remember too that when T. F. One is kicked out of the second Heaven, as we are told will happen during the Tribulation period, he becomes furious because he knows his time is short. In other words he is now stuck in our space-time continuum, and with that he has lost his ability to see through time.

To go back to my Cornfield analogy, he is standing next to us in the cornfield. He now sees through time the way we do, in a second by second linear fashion. He can no longer see into the future, he is blinded to it, for the first time, and this enrages him!

Back to Job: We also hear from the last of the messengers that,

a great wind came up and struck the four corners of the house and the house collapsed killing all the son’s and daughters of Job

 

Authors Side Bar:

 In chapter 15 of this book, we will explore a story that is similar, as we are told that a mighty wind comes up on the sea and threatens to sink the boat that Yashua/Jesus and the men who are with Him, are riding in.

I bring this to your attention so that you will remember what happened to Job’s offspring and see how Yashua’s/Jesus power is far greater than T. F.  Ones.

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Back to the Job account: T. F. One is also called the Prince of the Power of the Air, one of his many dubious titles of distinction. We see, from the text, that he creates a violent wind that is so powerful, sudden, and devastating, that the house is destroyed. Might this have been a tornado? I’m speculating, but it certainly is a possibility that this is what this “great wind” was.

The thing to remember here is that, at this point in the story, Job is being hit by the full fury of T. F. One.

We also see that not only are men used to fulfill T. F. Ones purposes, but the elements of fire and wind are also brought into the fray. We can see from this that the battle is very real, that the stakes are high, and that even though this is a micro move, in that it affects, at least for now, only Job, the cosmic repercussions come down to us through the centuries. This is a book that should be studied in detail, as it gives us a plain view into the diabolical, machinations, of the enemy of our souls, T. F. One.

What follows next is Job’s reaction to the tragedy:

Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped.

There is a scene from the movie Shindlers List, where at the end of the film, when the Jews have been liberated from the death camp, their first act is to worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

This is exactly what we see Job do. He falls on his face, because he realizes, in the depth of his soul, that there is no other place he can go. There is no comfort anywhere else. He also utters a phrase that is used everyday in grave-site ceremonies all over the Christian world:

And he (Job) said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; Blessed be the name of the LORD.”

Job realizes where his blessings originate. He understands that everything he has and acquired are, in fact, on loan from God!

He knows, all to well that when he leaves his earthly tent he will take nothing with him, all that he has amassed will be left to another.

The story continues and I will not reprint all of it here. I will instead give you the “Cliff Notes,” version to get to the place in the story that I want to discuss.

Once again the sons of God – angels of heaven – assemble and T. F. One, is present with them. There is another exchange about Job between T. M. H. God, and T. F. One. This time T. F. One, declares that if Job looses his health then he will curse God. T. M. H. God allows it, but again sets limits on what T. F. One, can do, as he is not allowed to kill Job outright. Here’s the part that is pertinent to our discussion:

So Satan went out from the presence of the LORD, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head.

We see here that T. F. One strikes Job with painful boils. This is important as we see that sickness – and I’m not saying all sickness – can originate from T. F. One. He has the power to strike a person with a malady.

There are those who don’t believe that T. F. One manifests in this way in today’s modern world. Sadly, I believe that they are misled and have been lulled to sleep. Their slumber is the perfect place for T. F. One to wreak havoc. In the words of author C. S. Lewis, “the devil wants us to think that he does not exist.”

T. F. One continues his campaign of robbing, killing and destroying into the present day.

The battle is very real and many Christians never engage because they are not told that the battle is raging all around them. In many churches today the prosperity gospel, the self help gospel, the name it claim it gospel, and signs and wonders gospel, all of which lead people away from engaging in what I would call the Prime Directive, which is to destroy the works of the devil i.e. The Fallen One. That is what we are told to do by Yashua/Jesus.

The attack or test is over and Job is restored. 

I’m going to “cut to the chase,” here and state that after the testing

that Job went through, which includes being abandoned by pretty much everyone, including his wife – who admonishes him to curse God and die – T. M. H. God intervenes directly. His involvement stops the attack that has been waged by T. F. One, against Job and then Job is restored. In short, T. M. H. God intervenes and undoes what T. F. One has wrought.

I believe that the Book of Job can be viewed as an instruction manual in spiritual warfare. As I have mentioned here, it not only shows us what T. F. One is capable of doing, but also gives us an insight into the cosmic war that continues to rage to the present day. However it doesn’t stop there as it reveals that T. M. H. God, is in control of the situation even when it appears that He is not. Here is the end result of what transpires and it brings to closure the tragic events that have befallen Job.

Job 42: 12 Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.

Recap:

I believe that it is imperative for us to grasp that the battle is real! In other words there are some who don’t believe that a similar situation, like the one that happened to Job, can happen to them. We should never underestimate the machinations of T. F. One. This is why at the end of this book I have enclosed a brief chapter on Spiritual Warfare. We need to walk in the full armor of God on a daily basis, and realize that we are engaged in a war. We must gird up the loins of our minds and prepare to destroy the works of the devil. We must always be ready to call upon the Name of Lord, to say out loud, The Blood of Jesus, to understand our authority in Christ, that we stand and fight in His righteousness, His salvation, His truth!

 

45 thoughts on “Sunday Go to Meeting Bun!

  1. I enjoy reading and learning from LA’s blog each day. Great message today from Job showing the ability of the T. F. One to destroy individuals. Job perseveres through his faith in T. M. H. One!

  2. WOW!!!! That is one powerful bun!
    Just like I have my Bible and have read it through and read in it regularly…..I have The Cosmic Chess Match and have read it twice. But, that chapter took my mind in a whole new direction today as I read it again. The four servants are the main stream media! They are giving some facts but with a mix of right and wrong interpretations of those facts! TV weathermen and insurance adjusters have been known to use the phrase, “act of God” but never say, “The devil sent a tornado!” Hmmmmm……..
    Nothing new under the sun! Thanks…..now excuse me, I have more praying, reading, and studying to do!

  3. Russ Dizdar’s memory aid for spiritual warfare is “the 5 A’s”

    ♖ – awareness (watchman’s tower, keep watch over flock)
    ♘ – armor (for spiritual battle)
    ♗ – alert (Col. 4:2, 1st Pt 5:8)
    ♔ – authority (of the saved in Jesus’ Name)
    ♕ – action (the Bride, ministry with Christ)

    In terms of 5-fold ministry:♔(evangelist), ♕(preacher), ♗(intercessor), ♘(teacher), ♖(pastor)

    • ♙- pawns provide lovingkindness (charity) through service … (team leaders are deacons)

      In terms of Armor of God: ♔(helm), ♕(sword), ♗(shield), ♘(belt), ♖(boots), ♙(vest) … as in bullet proof vest

  4. wow what a great insite and real world appliocation to scripture, thank you for the inspiration and encouragment

  5. Smokin’ Bun! A blessed day in the Lord to all. 🙂

    If you haven’t already, go back to yesterday’s blog and you’ll see some comments of mine that were hung in moderation that I hope are cleared up by now.

    They’re loaded with a bunch of goodies that I wanted LA and everyone to see.
    🙂

  6. Was the “abduction” of Jesus by the devil a spiritual, or physical abduction?

    Nomemoleste answered rightly (in the last post). I will share some more thoughts, as this seems to fit well with the subject of the post.

    If someone would have answered it was a spiritual abduction, I would have replied: So why did the devil tempt Jesus to jump from the temple pinnacle? It wouldn’t have been a temptation for a spirit. Jesus must have been there physically for it to be a real temptation.

    And if someone would have answered it was a physical abduction, I would have replied: So a shapeless spirit can abduct a human physically? Mustn’t the devil have been physical too, to abduct a physical human?

    I would perhaps also have said that to be able to see the whole Roman Empire (oikoumenes), you had to have been outside the earth’s atmosphere, and therefore Jesus and the devil would have had to be in a ship, or else Jesus would have died physically.

    Yes, these Sunday School stories can tell us a lot.

    How was the “abduction” done?

    The word for “taketh him up” in Matt. 4 is paralambanei, which is a neutral word meaning take, receive (unto, with). It is also used in the rapture depiction in Matt. 24. The word for “taking him up” in Luke 4 is anagagon, which could mean several things, the third noted is “sail away”. Found that interesting.

    Can this event be compared to a modern abduction?

    Yes, and this proves that modern abductions can be physical. The Bible proves it. Jesus was, with the permission of the Father, taken against his human will, by a fallen angel, up in the sky. He was placed on the temple pinnacle, and he was subjected to tests. Then he was taken up onto a high “mountain” (oros, which means to rise or rear, lift itself above the plain). There is (to my knowledge) no mountain on earth from which you can see the area of the Roman Empire. You have to be lifted up about 6 km, and it is stated that 5,5 km is the habitation limit, so that takes out the possibility that this was made in free air. The devil must have had a spaceship hiding in the clouds, and brought Jesus into it, to take him up (and “sail away”) to the high elevation.

    I would say that is a very typical abduction. I’m sure David Jacobs would have taken the case. :0)

    It is also a parallel to the test of Job, and of Peter and the disciples. It’s a “divine council” scenario, where many high princes and rulers in the heavenlies are watching.

    • Life, how did you get the Roman empire out of

      Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them?

      All the kingdoms of the world means……um, all the kingdoms of the world.

    • Elaine, I got it from Luke 4, where the Greek word for world is “oikoumene”, of which Strong’s numbers say:

      G3625 oikoumene oy-kou-men’-ay
      feminine participle present passive of G3611 (as noun, by implication, of G1093);
      land, i.e. the (terrene part of the) globe; specially, the Roman empire.

    • Thank you Life…..it struck me as odd that Satan would thinking Jesus would be tempted by one earthly kingdom.
      To reduce it all to my puny little life, if a bad person offered me a one candy bar, even if it was the biggest jumbo triple chocolate nut filled wonder to do something that I know is wrong…..I would not be tempted. But if that bad person offered me that willy wonka lifetime pass to all the candy ever to be made, I might be tempted🙂

    • Thank you, Claudia. Yes, these stories contain a lot more than one usually think they do.

      Yes Elaine, that is about what the devil tempted Jesus with, as the Roman empire contained all the known kingdoms of the world, or at least kingdoms worth of mentioning from their viewpoint. In their eyes, the Emperor was the king of all kings, and one could also argue that it was from a position over Rome that satan ruled the world back then. So as the prince of the power of the air, he would have had his fleet positioned over Rome and then stretching out in all directions.

  7. Job, a righteous man who loved the Lord was eating and drinking (as in the days of Noah!) Takers were taking his possessions (Job’s sanctuary was being trodden under.). Aliens shot fire out of the sky; and finally the winds came up on the four corners of the house, destroying the occupants. I am so reminded of the same order that rolls out in the end times from the 6th Seal to the 7th Seal removal. Our economic stability will be wiped away, the four winds from the corners of the earth will be stilled for a brief time while the 144,000 are marked for safety, than they will commence to blow in the 7 trumpets and the 7 Vials. Fire from heaven….I am reminded of the new technology that we have even now, the lasser torch that can devour missles in the air…or if on a plane, shoot burning consuming fire from the heavens!

    Summation: Endure unto death, retaining your love of God and Faith, to lose all here on earth is to gain all in our Real Eternal Life.

    “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world” (John 16:33)

    Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

    Our love for God makes us desire with all of our hearts for Him to come quickly, establish His kingdom here on earth, finish the Mystery of His Work. That which seems to be happening now….encourages us and gives us hope that soon all will be made right, correct, Holy. Just one more sifting at the end of the Millennium….and then all are in harmony with the Will of God. One has to truly LOVE God to hope and pray for His kingdom to come to earth, no matter what that establishment of same may cause to our own earthly existence and comfort now. That is the meaning of not loving one’s life unto death.

  8. LA said at the end of his talk a man stood up, who was clearly vexed. He stated that God would never give us anything we couldn’t handle.

    How true, we can handle anything….even death and sickness….because we have, through Christ gained EVERYTHING! Humans are so prone to thinking all things apply to this existence only. Once we have Jesus Christ as our Lord, there is nothing that can take us down to the 2nd death. Life is eternal…not just this little act that takes place on this earthly stage in this time zone.

    I find it interesting that Job may be the oldest written text in the Bible….and Revelations is the newest. Will the Church stand up unto the end as did Job, if they are not raptured away from all harm? I surely hope so. I find it noteworthy that God said satan could not kill Job. Neither can God’s Church be killed.

  9. LA brought our attention to: “And the LORD said to satan, ‘From where do you come?’ So satan answered the LORD and said, ‘From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.’

    The above scripture lines up with Zech 6 which shows how in those ancient times satan (red horse spirit) was walking to and fro upon the earth, as was the black horse spirit (economy/commerce of man). And, this is also the 2nd Seal upon the Scroll….which seal was removed thousands of years ago, allowing satan to go to and fro on the earth, as he was allowed to do as part of the process of the Scroll, which is to separate the tares, liars on one side and murderers on the other, out of the fields that God planted here no earth.

    Job was not a liar, not a hypocrite! Satan could not separate him out. He endured all without losing his faith or his love of the Lord God. He is our example for what is coming, which may not be what we expect. We should be ready for all things.

    • Claudiaishis,
      I hear what you are saying and your last three comment posts are making the case in a very diplomatic way. You are sounding the warning bell for those who are settled into a pretrib doctrine so that they might leave a little room in case the end times looks like the scenerio in Job.

      I am not, WILL NOT, debate this doctrine here as it has been done many times and frankly no good ever comes of it. However I too must sound the warning bell.

      I have heard the itching ears Gospel come out and it is subtle, tempting and oh so damaging. This past week I was watching a prophecy update by Pastor JD, a knowledgable and God fearing man. Many have heard his sermons and he has a large flock.

      “http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=XjHxa-ud7ME&feature=player_embedded&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Ffeature%3Dplayer_embedded%26v%3DXjHxa-ud7ME”

      Well he said something that floored me. Nine minutes into the video he said, “if you believe in the Lord and call upon the name of the Lord, you too can be ‘saved’ from the seven year tribulation.” He said SAVED!!

      I am sorry, but that is not good to be preaching. In the end, this maybe correct, but what he is doing is presenting a pretrib doctrine as a pretrib gospel. He is equating redemption with rapture. He is mischaracterizing the nature of salvation. Salvation is about the work done on the cross saving us from eternal damnation because of our sins. It is not about when we get to get off this rock we call earth.

      I share in his enthusiasm to go home, but those weaker in the faith will be spiritually destroyed if they must endure tribulation, when they believed that they wouldn’t. I don’t personally prescribe to pretrib doctrine nor do I look down upon my brothers and sisters who do. However, I draw the line when its presented as “the good news.”

      God bless. In Christ whom I love. Warning bells!!

  10. Thank you so much LA for today’s bun. I always think we should say thank you when we’ve been especially blessed by the work of others. I thank God for the book of Job. It pulls the curtain back and reveals spiritual things men could never know, any other way. Such as, everything we see happening in the natural isn’t necessarily God’s will, the way certain Christians explain things they don’t understand. Even though they have access to the book of Job, they’re minds have stayed in Sodom. What I mean is that, every time there is any sort of devastating bad weather they want to call it an act of God coming down from Heaven to punish men for their sins. Men have built whole ministries around this concept.

    Think of the earthquake in Haiti when Pat Robertson famously said that God was punishing them for their sins, as the news simultaneously showed pictures of the massive suffering and devastation that broke our hearts. How many atheists were created that day that didn’t want anything to do with such a cruel, and heartless God? We Christians more than any other people can clearly see from this book that Satan has access to weather too, and used it against Job to steal kill and destroy as LA said. We should explain that to people who want to blame God for everything.

    God loves people. Our job is reconciliation, not threatenings. Our job is bring them to Jesus and warn, not threaten. There’s a big difference between the two, especially when we realize that but for the grace of God we were in that same condition. For the very reason the Son of God was manifested was to destroy the works of the devil. He rescued Peter from the storm the devil created. He raised the dead. He didn’t use His eternal power to send tornados, or earthquakes against those who rejected Him. He didn’t even choose to torment demons “before the time.” He healed men women and children, He loved them, even the horrible demoniacs, even the worst sinners and I daresay He even loves President Obama, who we should all be praying for, because we know that before we were saved it would never have even occurred to any of us to protect Israel or care if their land was divided or not. I know that before I was saved, I had never even so much as thought of the Jewish people let alone love them the way I do now. We are all subject to the commandment of love. It’s not an option. God’s word says not to speak evil of any man. Jesus said Father forgive them, they know not what they do. They don’t understand anything we all take for granted. We judge them as if their eyes have been opened like ours have. We’re supposed to love sinners the way Jesus loved them.

    If any of us think that God is using weather to destroy men’s lives, we need to keep it to ourselves because we can’t know for sure, and if we say we know exactly what God is doing we have made ourselves liars. We should rather preach what we DO know and are sure of, that “God so LOVED THE WORLD that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever beliveth on Him, would not perish but have everlasting life.” If we stick to what we Do know, we won’t have to be ashamed at His coming, or find that what we presumptuously said caused so many to stumble and others to completely turn away from God, and fall away.

    Sorry for the long post you all, but it was in my heart to say it . I usually don’t ask for prayer but I’m so desperate right now. My family was going to put my Mom in a nursing home and I said No, let me take care of her. They drove her 12 hours to bring her here and have already left, but now my back is pulled out so bad that I don’t know if I can do it (so much lifting). Please pray that God will heal my back quickly. It is my hearts desire to take care of my Mom. God knows. Like so many of us, I really need a miracle, but I believe in prayer.

    • great post TGBTG! I am praying for your back miracle too. But also think about just relaxing. I know that is very hard right now but as silly as it may sound, if you can get to a pool or if you are in a place warm enough to get in an outdoor water like a pond or river ……take an hour to relax in an inner tube. I know from years of having a bad back from too much lifting that bale and toting that barge🙂 that position will spread the vertebrae without strain so the cool water can reduce disc swelling and ease those muscles that are balled up. I take aleve every day for years now except on the rare occasions when I can float in a tube!
      Or just relax by laughing at the goofy advice that I give……:-) remember to be still and know that He is God!
      I will promise to pray everyday for you to have health and happiness in this very special time/years with your mama! Do you have any friends or neighbors that could help you?

    • ToGodBeTheGlory; enjoyed your post, except for your back. Good advice Elaine gave you. Also check into SSI. Your mom may qualify to have assistance come into her (your home now) to assist you in caring for your Mom. Bless you for your intentions. She can only have so many assets tho, and an income that qualifies her. Check with Social Services to find out about this federal program. It is a win win, as someone can receive employment also.

      Will be praying for you also. I have a bad back too, which now that gardening has started I am aware of. It is amazing what stretching out, relaxing it, and an occassional Aleve will do, but not if you have to continuously strain it.

    • Praying for you this evening, TGBTG. Hoping also that you may find some help and encouragement in the good information and words of support sent your way.

    • Thanks Linda, Eric and Claudia and Elaine* for caring, just to know you are praying means a lot to me and helps build up my own faith. One other thing I wanted to share is an excerpt from a book I’m reading. I bought the Whole book just for this One paragraph.

      I wanted to share it with you all because she explains something so profound in such an easy to understand way I never heard before. I didn’t want to keep it to myself but to share it so maybe you’ll be blessed like I was.

      Excerpt:

      “..The Trinity, three Gods in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. John 1 tells us that in the beginning the Word (Jesus) was with God and the Word was God. John 3 goes on to say that Jesus was the * begotten* Son of God, not * made* by God as was the rest of creation.

      Begotten means brought forth out of the same substance. We believe Jesus the Son and God the Father are one, yet they are distinctive in their roles and presence. For example Yahweh was in Heaven while Jesus was on the Earth. Jesus said He must go away before the Holy Spirit could come. Jesus spoke of His father in the third person, but at one time the Father and the Son were together in one essence until God the Father begat — brought forth out of Himself — God the Son…”

      end

      That’s the part that is So neat to me. That the Father “brought forth out of Himself” Jesus. That’s what ‘begotten’ means. Maybe its just me, but I’ve been really blessed reading these words and the spiritual understanding that goes with it. It just explains so much in one small paragraph, I have always wondered about.

    • Thank you for taking the time to share that ToGodbetheglory. That is my understanding also, and it is good to know the meaning of “begotten”…..brought forth out of the same substance.

      God strengthen you!

  11. Mighty powerful chapter!

    I remember that I was deliberately ducking not reading the Book of Job because I knew it was powerful and painful to see the affliction taking place.

    Then one day, the Lord tugged at me to read it and since I do what the Lord wants, I did read it.

    It was a powerful meaningful journey for me and yes, I saw that the Lord had walked with Job throughout the affliction. Job’s pain was real, caused by a real being; however, I learned to walk and trust deeper in the Lord.

    Then one day the Lord showed me, in the spirit, that both my hands would be “affected.” Startled I prayed to the Lord “NO!” “It’s not your Word, I have Jesus, who bore all pain, so I rebuke it and I plead the Blood of the Lamb over me!”

    Nevertheless, both my hands became afflicted. The pain was intense. I would wake up late at night in pain, but I sought the Lord, reminded Him of His Word and the spasms and pain would cease. This lasted for approximately a year. I did seek medical relief and went through several pain meds. I reached the level where the doctor’s wanted to start injections because the meds were threatening the health of my organs and I wasn’t getting relief.

    The doctor required an MRI on both hands. The pain was excruciating as the machine pressed hard against my palms. I would start whining in pain, praying in tongues seeking the Lord for relief during the testing. The nurse’s assistant made a remark during the testing, “Oh, I can feel her pain!” and walked out quickly from the room. I believe the Lord God opened the veil for the assistant to experience it. I don’t know if it was for prayer or not.

    Regardless, I was emotionally and physically tired from the pain and unsure to submit to daily injections or not. As always, I sought the Lord, this time pointing out to Him that I didn’t know what to do. Side Note: The injections carried a side effect, a warning–death.

    I never directly received a reply from the Lord and all the way to the doctor’s office I couldn’t make a decision. In the the doctor’s office, the doctor stated “OK, you’ve made your decision for the injections?” I really believe she wanted me to do it.

    I opened my mouth and out came these words, “Thank you, but no. I’m not taking the injections!” She was startled completely surprised, but nodded her head accepting my decision.

    The Holy Spirit spoke those words–not I because I could never make a decision.

    And you know what? From that day forward to today, I’ve never experienced any more spasms or pain!

    Stand on His Word–He (Jesus Christ) died so we could live. He bore our sins and by His stripes we are healed, for He is our Healer! Had I not read the Book of Job, I wouldn’t not have totally understood what was happening to me.

    Blessings,

    • Awesome testimony. Everyone should read Job at least once in their life.

      I too was led to read Job by the lord. It was not for physical pain but for emotional pain from a relationship problems.

      I felt led to have some alone time so I got in my car to drive to a local park. Normally I just go for a walk to clear my head, so it was odd that I wanted to drive. God had different plans for me as I had left my Bible in my car and didn’t realize it. When I got to the park I got out to walk and something stopped me in my tracks, turned me around and suggested, no demanded, I pick up my Bible sitting in the back seat. I knew at that point God was leading me. I walked over to a shady tree and sat down. Clearly in my head I heard, “now read”. I looked up and said what shall I read Lord and he said more gently, “just read”. I let the Bible fall open in my lap and it was on the first page of Job, which I had never read before. I sat there until the sun started to set and read the whole thing in one sitting.

      I have never been the same since.

  12. While there is heaping evidence of the world’s “Kings” having an ongoing legacy of pagan rituals and beliefs, and yet even with what the world considers to be it’s most brilliant minds, these men of ‘high places’ go about these practices unhindered. This prevailing list of the occult have placed the utmost importance of scriptural doctrines to their own protocol, as can easily be traced back to mankind’s very beginning. While modern science pretends to ignore ancient scripture, one can find that they too have adhered to these strict codes, using a twisted collection of their commonly misunderstood meanings.
    NASA, leading architects, engineers, scientists, media gurus, education, and especially banking, religious and political leaders pay careful attention to dates, symbolism, demonically inspired doctrines, and Biblical scripture. From throughout the lands, skies, and beneath their feet, these men of darkness and secrecy riddle all they can achieve with protocol that pays homage to one entity, who, remains hidden from the common man that now denies his possible existence.
    Indeed, a well planned assault on all that is good, with an unyielding focus on that which he despises the most; those beings created in the image of God.
    Yet, while this plan seems to be almost infallible, it is destined to fail. As it too is written by the author of all that ever was or will be, the damage of the fallen ones will be extensive, but not nearly as complete as planned. None can impede the spoken words of Almighty God, and those who choose to follow His plan of salvation, shall receive all that God said they would. While these wicked men haughtily defy their one true creator, blindly following he who wishes for even their own ultimate destruction, will taste of the bitter curse that God of heaven has promised them.
    To all of you men of certain high position and authority, God’s chosen know who and what you are. Your worldly lucre and perceived powers, be they terrestrial or celestial, will soon reveal their hidden value, and that being an eternal damnation that will exceed your greatest fears.
    One final, special note to those claiming to serve the one true begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ;
    Know thou this! You have strayed from your creator, and His preserved, written Word, which is Christ, and by causing His beloved to instead worship the beast, the dragon, your fate will be especially brutal! Know also, that we brethren, who serve God Almighty, in being sealed by the blood of the Lamb, know who you are! Ye vipers, teachers of doctrines of devils. How dare you use even God’s spoken Word against Him and His people. As all is assured to be revealed, your shame and terror will be fulfilled!
    To my brother, L.A., you, my friend, will most surely be blessed for your adherence to the words of our heavenly Father, and in His precious Son’s name of Jesus Christ, may He continue to bless you with these continuing revelations that you’ve come to love with such great passion!
    Warm regards and blessings,
    Bob Davis; oneforthree

  13. Job tidbits: Job said that he knew he would stand on his own two feet before God at the end of days, although he would have died. This is one of the “eternal life” statements in the OT that many say are not there. Isaiah 26, too, I think I have the number right. Very powerful statements.

    Chuck Missler said all things, even his children, were restored to Job, because his dead children were in Heaven. Job received all his earthly possession back except the children who died, but he had new children. So a double restoration is his new children plus his brood in Heaven.

    The most important thing to realize in contemplating the havoc which God has allowed Satan to wreak: it’s short in terms of eternity.

  14. This is my favorite book of The Bible. Job know His Redeemer will come and resurrect him, Job 19:25-27; the Daysman(Job 9:33; Heb.12:24) who he wants to intervene for him is Jesus. In chapter 41 we see Leviathian, who had been restrained (2 Thess.2:3) removed and he has the “eyelids of the morning” (41:18; Is,14:120 and he raises himself (v.25; Rev.13:1), and that “he is a KING ovef all the children of pride” (v.34; Rev.9:11;Dan.7:8). and the key to end-time events is there: “Will he make a covenant with you?” (41:4; Dan.9:27; Is.27:1; 51:9). There are 42 chapters in this book and I believe it will be used to show Jews and trib saints what is coming in the final 42 months (Rev.11:2; Mt.24:15) the Great Trib. That’s why I love you LA, you see what most missed. : “his [fallen] angles he charged with folly” (Job 94:9; 2 Pt.2:4; Job 15:15; Eph.6:12; Job 25:11` is.34:4; Mt.24:29; Rev 6:12-14) and shall be cast to earth (Rev.12:7-9, 12; Ezek.28:17; Jn12:31; Rev.19:15, 19-20). Then God will give them double for all their trials (Is.62). His mercies are sure. We go up at midnight (Mt.25:5;Rev.3:8) but joy comes in the morning for Israel at the breaking of the 3rd day (Hos.5:15-6:3). Amen. Keep going LA. You wear The Lorrd’s anointing for such a time as this. We listen and look up!

  15. About the verse in Job, where it says that the “fire of God” fell from heaven: It could also read “the fire of the gods” (the word is elohim, which is the plural form for god in Hebrew).

  16. Jack,

    I encourage you to get some of LA’s books, today’s blog was partly from “The Cosmic Chess Match”

  17. “http://www.ufodigest.com/article/fox-news-networks-bob-beckel-admits-we-have-had-et-contact0414”
    The Fox News Channel’s Bob Beckel Admits We Have Had ET Contact!

    Remember he was in the Carter Administration.

    Between things like the links I posted yesterday, Tom Horn and Cris Putnam’s work, and stuff like this I’m going to be very surprised if something doesn’t happen this year along the lines of disclosure or at least major setup and prelude.

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