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COMMENTS ON THE BOOK OF JOB

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I have picked out a few scriptures to talk about. Job I am told is the oldest book in the Bible. I personally do not know that a man named Job lived. He may have, but I do not know for sure that he did. The book is a parable. It is a very deep parable, the Jews have studied it in great depth, and we have studied it here in the New Covenant. It is a parable about a man’s journey from being, let me say it another way. It’s a parable about a mans journey from righteousness which comes from keeping ones behavior in accordance with that which God requires, and the righteousness which comes to us because Christ has been internalized as our mind.

Job was a Jew. The Scripture says that he was perfect in the eyes of God. I had a woman really upset at me once because she told me that Job was perfect. My daughter was standing around the church pulpit one day, and she said something about Job, and the pastor looked down at her, and he said “its Job sister.” she was so embarrassed, she though his name was Job. The pastor had to hear her she was really embarrassed.

Job was a Jew, and Old Covenant Jew. The Scripture said he was perfect, this woman got all upset with me when I told her that Job was not perfect. She said “I just heard it on the radio, I just heard a preacher preach that Job was perfect.” There are different measures of perfection. Job was perfect. Does anybody know in what way he was perfect? He was perfect as so far into hi obedience to the Law of Moses. In the days of the old covenant, all the Lord required of Jews was to keep the Law of Moses. The Law of Moses made a provision for man who had sinned. The provision was you confess your sin; you bring a goat or a pigeon or a cow or what ever the law required. The law required specific sacrifices for specific sins.

You brought your sacrifice to the priest, he slaughtered it, and he offered it up to the Lord then you were forgiven. Every time Job sinned, he did that. He took the animals from his flocks, then he bought them to the priests, and he made sacrifices. He was perfect in his obedience to the Law. The Scripture said he had such faith in the Law that he even made sacrifices on behalf of his children. The Scriptures indicate that his children where parting there a bit. We do not have any details, but the scripture does say that they were engaged in some very ungodly activities. Job offered up sacrifices for them, hoping that the Lord would spare their lives. You see we cannot offer up sacrifices for our adult children.

When our children are young, and under our authority we can forgive their sins that is very clear in the Old Testament, that a husband can forgive his wives sins, and a parent can forgive their child’s sins. Does anybody not know that? Under the old covenant, if your wife makes a mistake if she signed a contract to pay a certain amount of money, and she was swindled. All you had to do is protest, and it was disannulled. If your wife did anything wrong, if she cursed somebody in anger, you could forgive her sin, the same thing, a father for his children.

In the New Covenant we have the same Law in the Realm of the Spirit, any sin that we commit; we have a husband, and a father who has the authority to forgive our sins. His name is what? His name is Jesus. We have to be so careful not to get into religious bondage. We have a lot of people in the church today, they mean well. They just do not have the information. They are trying to live good, and they get into religious bondage, they say they cannot do something that they gave their word to buy that ten thousand or fifteen thousand dollar car. Then they realize they could not afford it. They are going to buy it anyway, and be paying for the rest of their life. No you can break your word if you make a mistake, if you make a bad judgment, if you make a promise to another man if you make some kind of commitment, and the Lord convicts you that it was not a righteous commitment or righteous promise, you can break that promise. There is a way to do it, you go to the person you tell them you made a mistake, you ask them to forgive you. You tell them you must break your word because it was a mistake you had no right to do it, and it would bring great destruction on your life to go through with it.

Now if the person is a person of God they would say “alright brother, God bless you.”  If they are not a person of God they may give you a hard time but as long as you know you r doing righteousness, and that Jesus is with you, you break that promise. You do not do something that you know is wrong, because in your fallen condition you agreed to do it. I have heard people say things like that to me. Once you give your word you cannot ever change it even if it means you are going to die, brethren that is a religious bondage.

We see Job offering up sacrifices on behalf of his wicked children. We found out that as we read the book of Job, that it did not do his wicked children much good. Why? Because what happened to them? Anybody? Any one know what happened to Jobs wicked children?  They died. They surely died. Brethren, there is only one person who can prevent you from dying. There is only one person who can offer up a sacrifice for you, that will keep you from dying, and from destruction. Even more than that there is only one person who can sacrifice for you that can keep the wrath of God from you or turn the wrath of God away from your life. His name is? His name is Jesus.

Brethren, Satan, the unconscious part of your carnal mind, cannot touch you if Jesus has not cursed you first. There is no curse that can come from any worker of witchcraft or from Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, himself that can cleave unto you if you are not first under the curse of God because of un confessed sin. Jesus said, “ the prince of this world cometh,” and he has what? He has nothing in me. Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, had not hold on the man Jesus. Why? Because He was without sin. This is a big confusion in the church. First of all, let me take a few minutes on this, God has curse humanity. People do not like to hear it, but it is the truth. God is not a witch doctor. He is not throwing curses at you because you did something bad. He is not running after you to get you. But the truth is, is that when man fell, and was driven out of Heaven, God cursed the creation. That curse is in the form of Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind. He put us down here in Hell, and He is in Hell, and He said your god is now Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind.  He is going to do what ever he is going to do to you.

The fantasies show him with a pitch fork sticking you as you are stoking the fires. That is God’s curse; the wrath of God is upon humanity. Now the wrath of God is unto destruction. There is a force down here in Hell. There is force down here in Hell that is opposing Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, destruction. Psalm 23 clearly states while David was in the valley of the shadow of death, the Lord put out a table before him. The mercy of God is with us in exile. The human race is spiritually in exile here in Hell, but the mercy of God is present with us. This is aside from, I am not talking about people who have a personal relationship with the Lord now. The mercy of God takes the form of what? Anybody? Somebody should know this. The mercy in the life of the heathen takes what form? The Law.

You do not have to know Jesus, the Spiritual Law of God which says you do not kill, you do not steal, you honor your parents, you do not commit adultery, you do not bare false witness against your neighbor. You can go anywhere in the world, and you can find societies that never heard of Jesus Christ living with those laws, because it is a Spiritual Law of God that is written on the heart of fallen man. Unless you are really sick, and we do have some very sick people in this world they are called sociopaths. Unless you really do not know the difference between right, and wrong, you know there are certain things you do not do. That does not mean that some people do not do them. They do them knowing that they are wrong.

We are down here in Hell; God has cursed the whole creation. That curse is Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, that curse that God put on use has made us subject to the god of this world, who is trying to kill us, who is trying to use us for his ungodly purposes. Those ungodly purposes will, and do eventually result in our death. Satan’s, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, power over us is modified to the fullest extent that we implement the Law of God in our life, living holy does bring blessings into ones life. Not only for your life, but or your children, and your grandchildren, your great grandchildren, because the blessings of God are unto two thousand generations.

It is possible to live a decent life with a minimum of problems. Everyone has problems because this is Hell; you have to have some trouble. It is possible to live a decent life with good moments, and a lot of good things in it, overcoming all your problems when you are following the Law of God. He will honor it, if God makes a judgment that this is all you know, and that you have not been called to a relationship with Jesus Christ. All you know is to do righteousness as you know it, God will honor it. You can lead a decent life, but you are still going to die. If you want to live forever you have to get into a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and have His life born in you. I hope I made that straight, people do not like to hear this, that God has cursed the creation. It is in the Bible. God cursed the man, and He cursed the woman, and He cursed the serpent. We are all down here in Hell together. Is not that cozy? The Lord is down here with us.

For Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, to curse you, for man to curse you, for a witch to curse you, and for that curse to cleave unto you, for that curse to have power over your life, you must first have been made vulnerable by God. You first have to be cursed by God. Now everybody’s life is different, because some people have more blessings on their family line than others. Some people have ancestors that have served God, and there are heavy blessings on their life. Some people have ancestors that have done great wickedness. There are holes in their hedge, there are curses, there are openings in their life, for Satan to get in, and do a maximum amount damage.

Yes, Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, curses us, yes witches curses us, but the ultimate condition that we are in has been ordained of God. Brethren that is what serving Jesus Christ is about. I mentioned it earlier on the exhortation. It is not enough to get a good job, have a decent life, and a home in the country. The Lord Jesus Christ has come to wipe out the curse in our life, if there is physical illness in your family. There are families, with ten out of eleven people chronically ill. I know families like this, everybody is sick two, and three diseases cancer heart dieses, multiple sclerosis all three of them.

I was watching the tv the other night , a show on lymes disease. There was a woman who had chronic problems from lymes disease, and her ten year old daughter a beautiful little girl with lyme disease. Brethren this is no coincidence, that a mother and daughter got bit by a tick ten years apart. It is no coincidence it’s a curse. The Church has got to stop running from these words. The word frightens them but the truth is going to set you free. Why? Because in Christ Jesus we have the ability to break those curses and you are listening to somebody who was heavily cursed, and delivered from I hope all of the curses if not all of them most of them. I have not been delivered out of the curse of death yet, as far as I know in the condition I am in if my time came I would die. I believe that in my life time I am going to see the Lord Jesus raise start raising people out of death. For the hour that we are living in the curses that were destroying my life have been broken. My life is not being destroyed anymore; the Lord is turning me around. I am going towards Him now, I am not dying anymore, and not being destroyed anymore I am taking victory over every one of my enemies. I am in a path of continuous victory, because He had mercy on me, and He turned me around. We have to know this. There are curses everywhere.

Alcoholism is a curse; drug addiction is a curse chronic infirmity is a curse. Premature death is a curse. It’s a curse do not be afraid get it broken. In Christ Jesus we have the power if we meet His criteria to break these curse, He is the one that breaks the curses. In Him in our relationship with Him these curses are broken. If you deny there is a curse upon your life its not about to be broken. One of the Lords requirements is that we confess these things. We confess our sins, and we confess that there is a problem in our life.

I know a women, she died she left three children, two years later her husband died. Brethren this is a curse. You may have heard me tell a story recently about a woman whose grandchild was in a wheel chair, paralysis, her daughter went into a wheel chair, then she was threatened with paralysis. Brethren this is a curse. If you have been listening to the programs on the alien abductions, we have a whole organization in the people today, they formed a club, they formed a support group, we have a support group for everything in this country today, people who have been abducted, people who have been raped by aliens, another support group. Brethren its happening generational, it happened to the mother and it happened to the daughter, in some cases three generations.

The people have been abducted there are being abducted over and over again. How come that is happening to you, three people in your family three times each of you and it has never happened to me? Brethren it’s a curse. There is an opening in these peoples spiritual hedge that permits Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, to do this to them. It is a generational curse, the truth is going to set you free. How did I get into that, we were taking about Job.

Job found out that there was no sacrifice that he could make, that would save his children from destruction, and his wife also died. His wife must have been pretty wicked also. God decided that Job was a faithful. Yes his wife said curse God, and died, and she died. He got another wife, praise God. His wife was evil. In the midst of his affliction his wife’s council to him, his wife’s mercy to him, his wife’s support to him was curse God, and die. I tell you brethren anyone fives you counsel like that is no one to be listening to, and is no friend of yours.

The lord looked upon Job Beware of the counsel of ungodly friend who will destroy you. I keep remembering a play I saw many years ago. It was called “Look Back in Anger,” they made a movie about it too. As the curtains drew back, and in the scene there was a woman ironing, there was a man sitting on the couch. They were bickering a little bit, the woman’s friend came in, she gave her advice, and she said “I would not live with that man. I would not take that off of him” I am making this real simple, next scene they are getting divorced, what do you think happened in the third scene? The Friend was married to the husband. Does anyone not know what I am talking about? What out who you are taking council form she counseled her friend to divorce that man, and when they were divorced the friend married him. There is a lot of wicked council in the world today people. You have got to get your wisdom from God or from people that you believe to be a servant of God. Lot of wicked council in the world today, you have got to think. Think things through.

God looked at Job, and He looked at him, and said that man is doing all he can do to serve me, he is making those sacrifices, he is keeping the Sabbath, he is just running himself ragged to serve me. I have something better for him. I have something better for him. I have a personal relationship with me, I have power in Christ I have victory over every problem down her in Hell through union with me. How am I going to give this to him. Before God could give job this precious gift, He had to convince Job that the righteousness was being imputed to him. The righteousness that he was receiving, because his keeping of the Law, was not sufficient. Even though he was perfect in keep the Law, his children died, his wife died, he lost all his sheep, he lost all his cattle, his house burnt down, he lost all of his servants, the man lost everything. If that was not enough he got sick. It was a tormenting illness, in his confused mind, during his difficult time, he felt that God did not see fit to just kill him, and put him out of his misery. God just stripped him of everything, he was a rich man. He lost everything, then he lost his health, and all he had was his pain, and torment. Three friends kept telling him that this happened to him because he was so wicked.

What is my point here? For God to translate you from an existence of religious ritual, which God will bless you for because you are trying to be righteous? For God to translate you from that, for God to bring you up out of that, for God to give you something better than that, He has to get you to let go of your religious ritual. He has to get you to give up your belief that you are getting into Heaven because of your good works. He has get you to give up your belief that you are getting into Heaven because you are in church every Sunday, or that you are getting into Heaven because you read your Bible, or that you are getting into Heaven because you tithe, or that your getting into Heaven because you heal the sick, or that you are casting out demons, or feed the poor, and the homeless.

Brethren there is only one way you are getting into Heaven, and that is join with the Lord Jesus Christ inside of your own heart. The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. Christ is within you, and when you start joining with Him, and when He becomes your mind, and He motivates your every thought, word, and deed, you shall be in Heaven. There is nothing you can do to get you into Heaven.

For God to get you into Heaven, He must convince you that you have no power to get yourself into Heaven. That there is no good work you can do that will get you into Heaven that you cannot buy your way into Heaven, that you cannot have a temper tantrum into Heaven. That there is only one way into Heaven, and that is to die to everything that you are in this natural world give everything you have over to Jesus. What does that mean? Every thought that you think, everything you own everything you do. Every plan, and purpose for your life is to be laid on the alter, and say “Lord if you want me to have it so be it, if you do not want me to have it I give it up for you. What is your purpose in my life, what job do you want me to have, what schooling do you want me to have, what church do you want me to go to, what wife or husband do you want me to have if you want me to have one. What you want I will do” In that is eternal life. Death of self the sacrifice of our own soul which the scripture says is a sweet savor unto the Lord. It is what He requires of us for Him top bless us with the good things of His spirit which far exceeds the blessings that we receive in this world for the keeping of the Law.

We see in the book of Job that the Lord speaks to Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, and the Lord gives Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, permission to touch Job. Now for anyone listening to this tape, you may be shocked at what I just said but its right there, read the book. Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, did not come to the Lord, the Lord approached Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, and he said “behold you see my faithful servant Job?’ God called Satan’s attention to Job. I do not know about you but when I know that there is somebody around in my life, that is an ungodly person that has some power over me in this world. I do not have a secular anymore but that would be a good example that if you have a secular job. I have a revelation of how Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, can move through people who have natural authority over me. I want to tell you I have such a revelation that Satan will do anything that he can to hurt me because of the damage I do to his kingdom. When I am around someone who has authority over me, that is not a person of God, I take a very low profile Brethren. I will not give them any opportunity, and opportunity at all to use that natural authority against me. Because unsaved men, and women are motivated by their carnal mind, they do not even know why they are doing what they are doing. I do not need any trouble in my life that I have the power to avoid. I take one low profile.

We had a problem here not too long ago, the police came up, they were right in this house. I tell you I took one low profile. I told them what they wanted, I answered their questions, and when they left I closed the door. It is not going to get you anything, rising up against a natural authority, its not going to get you anything but trouble. Once the Lord puts His mark upon you, rising up a natural authority is just going to give an opportunity to Satan to do his worst to you.

The Lord said to Satan, Hey take a look at my servant. Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, said he is not such a good servant, if you let me try him he will curse you. God said what? Somebody what did God say? God said do it man. You know there are a lot of people out there that think they know the Bible but they do not know. God said do it! God said touch him. God said hurt him but do not take his life, and we will see whether he curses me or not.

To a carnally minded person that must make them think God is terrible, but I remind you that one of the major themes we preach here is that God in this hour is trying the motives, and intents of man’s heart. God’s motive is always righteous perfection. If God said to Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, touch him, and we will find out whether he is going to curse me or not, Gods purpose in this had to be righteous. I declare to you that God’s purpose was to expose to Job his own weaknesses, and his own sins, and ultimate convert Job into a higher realm of spiritual relationship with God. We must be very careful to understand that some of our afflictions can be for righteousness sake, but some of our afflictions can be because we have sin in our lives. Its no glory unto God to take an affliction that has become because we have sin in our life, and say that it is for righteousness sake, that does not glorify God.

The Lord expects us to respond righteously to every affliction in our life. We know what we are supposed to do, it is written in the Bible brethren, you submit to authority, you pray for those that curse you, you bless those that despitefully use you, and you do everything that you can to make reconciliation after the damage is done. We must forgive those that have hurt us, and we must pray for their salvation. It is very simple, Jesus said it is in two Laws, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and love the Lord your God, with all your mind heart, and soul. Another way He put it was forgive your brother if he repents you forgive him seven times seventy. The Law is simple, now doing it that is another story. The Law is simple we know what the Law is.

We find Satan going after Job because God sent him, is that amazing? God sent him. How can you tell the difference of the tribulation that comes because of sin, and the tribulation that comes because God has sent Satan to you? The tribulation that comes as a result of sin will bring destruction into your life. It will turn you out to destruction. The problems that come into your life because God has sent Satan, with the specific purpose of raising you up to a higher spiritual realm will turn you towards God. Tribulation that comes because of sin turns you away from God. Tribulation that comes because God is trying you, turns you towards God. Some people have severe tribulation in their lives, and they never turn to God. Do you know that? People die they go to the grave bitter, and filled with hatred for God.  Some people are severely afflicted it turns them to the Lord. Others are severely afflicted, and they go to their grave shaking their fist at God.

That is pretty much the back ground I would like to give you, let me tell you this also. Job losses everything, and he becomes physically ill. His three friends come to him supposedly to cheer him up, and as we read on in the Book of Job we find that his three friends are basically condemning him. Here is this man he has lost everything, he is in physical torment, and the people who say they come to help him, and they believe they have come to help him, come to him, and hurt him rather then help him. Their ministry to him is a ministry of condemnation their ministry is telling him that this must have come upon him because he is so wicked. They talked to him about the evil men, and everything that is going to befall him because of his wickedness. I want to tell you Brethren that this happens to people who are severely afflicted in the church. This happens, I was in the hospital in intensive care, a brother came to see me because he loved me, but got so upset when he saw that I had gotten worse, said to me in intensive care, “sister are you sure that you have confessed all your sins?”

Out of his helplessness he attacked me. I told him, “brother I love you but if you cannot change the subject please leave. I am not going to listen to this.” The fact of the matter is, is that God raised me up. There is a lot of ignorance in the church. People are trying to do good but there is a lot of ignorance in the church.

Jobs friends condemned him, I want to tell you that by in large the church world today is a condemning church, they condemn the sinner. The condemn people who do not conform to what they believe to be God’s Law. I want to tell you that Jesus loves the sinner, Jesus loves the sinner. He goes out to meet them right where they are, and to give them the power to stop sinning. The difference between the old order or the condemning church, and the ministry of Christ which is coming forth in this hour is that the Old order church really does not have much power. It does not have any power to help you change they just condemn you. When Christ comes forth, and He is coming forth in a measure in the old order church. So people find the power to change, but when Christ comes forth everyone that He touches finds the power to change. That is why Jesus does not condemn you, He gives you the power to change. He said to the adulteress woman “now go, and sin no more.” He had written in her heart, He had changed her heart. He had broken that curse of adultery he had ripped adultery out of her heart, He gave her a new heart. She went forth with the power to obey Him.

I would like to just go over a couple of verses of Job’s friends condemnation. Then I would like to go over verses of the one young man that comes, and preaches the trough to Job. The truth is, is that God is glorious, God is righteous, God is wonderful, God is merciful, and everything He does no matter what it looks like is righteous, and will end up for your good. “All things work for the good for those who love the Lord.”

Let me get ahead of the story a little bit, I will tell you this, the moral of this book is that God wants the truth of His nature known. He is a good God, He is a merciful God. We are in the trouble that we are in because we have sinned, and fallen short of the glory of God. Because we have sinned a correction must be made, and that correction frequently if not all the time is very painful. God wants the world to know how much he loves us. He loves us so much He is going to bring that correction despite ourselves because we do not want it.

The young man that tells Job the truth about God typifies the New order church that is coming forth right now. The ministry of Christ with is without condemnation but never the less points out ones sins because the power to change is resident in the pointing out of those sins. Condemnation brethren is a spirit. Two people can speak the same words one person will be condemning, and the other person will be speaking the truth condemnation is a spirit. Accusation is a spirit, hatred is a spirit. It is not the words you say it’s the spirit that you say them in. In this end time ministry God is sending out a group of people to point out the people’s sins. Only who God sends, He is sending people to point out peoples sins. Not to condemn them but to expose them, so that the people can deal with them, and work on them because most people cannot see into their heart. Most people cannot. They have hurts that are buried from their childhood that they have covered over that they are blinded too. I declare to you that if you could hear God telling you what your sin is, He would not have to send somebody else. The majority of people do not know what is on their own heart, so He is raising a company of people who can see first what is in their heart, then he will let them see what is in your heart, after they have dealt is what is in their heart first.

The New Order ministry coming forth is typified by the young man that ministers to Job. The New Order ministry is characterized by telling the truth about God. That he is not a condemning God that He is not casing people down into Hell forever, but that He is here to get us out of Hell that He is here to rescue us. That mankind has fallen into a pit, and He is here to pull us out of that pit. It’s a very deep pit, it’s a bottomless pit there is water in the pit, this is typified by Jeremiah, you may remember, Jeremiah was put down in a pit by the wicked king, and he was abiding in the miry clay because the earth mixed with the water in the pit made the pit muddy. He was about to die down their when someone took him out. Mankind is in a desperate condition no matter how good you think your life is, mankind is in a desperate condition. We are down here in this pit, and there is no way that we can get out, Jesus is the only way out. God has sent Him to us to get us out. God is good, and he is merciful, and He is Righteous. When He chastens us because of our sins, He is righteous in His chastening. He is righteous when he exposes our sin, He is righteous when He puts pressure on us, He is righteous when he corrects us if we are out of order, and we are floating all over the place He is righteous when He puts a control on us. He is righteous everything He does is righteous. When we get that revelation, that God is good that God is not our enemy. At one point Job was suggesting that God was his enemy. We are God’s enemies; we have been alienated from God in our own minds, because our minds turned away from Him. We are the enemy of God. God is our enemy in so far as He will not tolerate this sin in us. He is our friend in that He is raising us up out of the pit, so that we will no longer be His enemy.

I want to say that again, this is very subtle. God is the enemy of unrighteousness. When we are unrighteous God is our enemy. When God destroys His enemies they do not cease to exist, when God destroys His enemies He makes the righteous. He converts them, He changes them He does not cause their existence to cease.

Let me go over a few of these Scriptures, and I will make some comments on them, and we will see what the Lord has for us here. I am in Job Chapter 21 we see Job complaining to the Lord, that the people who are wicked in this world, the people who are not trying to do righteousness in this world appear to Job’s fallen mind, to be blessed. Job is very upset about this, those of you who have been in the church for awhile or those of you who have not been in the church for a while. If you are an observer of human nature you might have noticed that sometimes very wicked people are prospering in this world. They have health they have a lot of money they have people who love them, and they have all kinds of successes, good times, and good things.

Frequently God’s people are suffering, sometimes they are not healed, and sometimes their marriages are terrible. Sometimes their children are not serving God. This is difficult for a lot of church people to understand, and unfortunately this attitude has gotten right into church. We find right the church we find a group of Pharisees saying, “if your not prospering, God is not with you if He is letting this come upon you. To everyone listening to this tape, let me encourage you brethren, this is not a Scriptural attitude, my Bible says that God tries the ones who loves Him. God goes to the ones who are calling on His name to save them, and He will let fiery trials come upon them to expose sin in them so that person might come closer to God. Be careful who you condemn brethren; we are clearly admonished not to condemn those for whom Christ has died.


We see in chapter 21 of the book of Job, the Lord bemoaning the prosperity of the wicked. In Verse 5 or six, Verse seven, excuse me.

Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? Their seed is established in their sight with them,” that is their children. “ Their offspring before their eyes that means their children are healthy, their children are prosperous, they make it through college they have good jobs, good mates, and beautiful grandchildren

Verse 9 their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.

They have no fear, now that is strange because the Scripture says that fear is associated with the wicked. That does not sound right to Job. How come they have no fear?  How come the rod of God is not upon them? That means brethren that the Lord is not correcting them, brethren there is a whole world of sinners that the Lord is not correcting in this hour. You look at the church and His rod is heavy upon the back of His own people. To a carnally minded person that does not sound righteous. My Bible clearly chastens everyone who is a Son, and if He does no chasten you, you are a bastard.

There are plenty of wicked people, they are fearless. This is the issue, when the Scripture says the wicked will know fear. It does not mean that every second of your life you are feeling fear. It means when the Lord turns His face towards you, and the Lord starts to persecute you because you are wicked you will be in fear continuously. There are many wicked men out there. They are fearless, the do all kinds of wicked deeds. They think that they are all powerful, but when the rod of the Lord turns towards them, the will know fear. When God turns towards them to show them that they are powerlessness they will know fear. You become afraid when you have been hurt.

There is a movie out, it is called “The Right Stuff.” It is about the first astronauts that went into space. This was a bunch of pretty tough men, these guys that were trying out to be astronauts. One of them, well one of the tests they had to go through, these were all medical tests. It had to do with something to do with putting a needle in their arm, something that was very painful. One of the astronauts in training said to someone else. Well let me put it to you this way, the astronaut come out of the room after having this test, and you could see on his face. Well let me back up even further, all of these guys were cocky, they thought they had the world on a string; they were all physically strong men, mentally strong men, very accomplished men, fighter pilots.

They were all were kidding around, and joking, one man went in he had this test, and they really hurt him, they really hurt him. When he came out you could see it on his face, he was not cocky anymore, he was not joking anymore, you could see the stress on his face, his whole attitude changed. He came out of the room, there was a group of new recruits that were trying out to be astronauts, and they were just like he had been before he had when into the room. They were cocking, joking, and thinking that the world was their oyster. He looked at them, and he said it like he was making a joke. He said “ah ha you are laughing now but when you come out of that room you will know fear.”  Because when they hurt you it makes you afraid, people that have been severely hurt have large measures of fear.

People have been victorious in their life, people that are making it in the world they do not tend to have much fear. People that have been hurt, beat down, and defeated overcome, they are fearful. When the rod of the Lord comes to you, and touches you and you stop having all the successes that you had until that point in life, and you start to know failure, and physical pain sometimes through infirmity, you loose all of your cockiness.

It is interesting thin this Scripture verse. Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. It is interesting that those two concepts are in the same verse. That fear comes when God begins your chastening. We see in the same verse there was no fear and the Rod of the Lord was not upon them. Because it is the Rod of the Lord touching you, that makes you afraid. Depending on how severely the Lord chastens you, now some people that were chastened so severely, that they were almost a mass of quivering jelly. They were failing at everything in their life. The chastening was so severe that they thought they would never function in the world again. After the wickedness was purged out of them, the Lord started restoring them; they started getting their confidence again. They never thought it would happen, but the Scripture clearly states in the Book of Isaiah the Lord rips and He tears and He destroys then he what? Does anybody know? He builds you again.

I am telling you these Scriptures they have to be made real to us. It sounds wonderful, He rips and He tears and He destroys and He builds again. What does that mean? When He is ripping, tearing and destroying your soul your emotions and your confidence and your heart, and maybe even your body, well it means a whole different ball game to know that after He does that He rebuilds you again. It is important to know that if you are in the midst of a crisis with an experience with God, were your whole life is blowing apart,. These Scriptures will tell you do not worry hold on because after its over He is going to build you again. This Word of God is so important to our life.

I have told you before, you have probably heard it before but I failed to put it on the tape. Before I almost died the Lord gave me a prophesy of some wonderful thing that He was going to do in my life. Right after that I went into the hospital for more than three months. I did not think that I would come out, if I had only understood that, that prophesy was Gods way of saying to me “you will come out. You will come out and I will build you again and I will perform my Word to You.” If I had only understood that it would have helped me tremendously. I thank God that I have a teachable spirit, I learn from my experiences. Not to long ago He gave me a glorious prophesy, right after that was severe trial and I now had added to my understanding of Gods nature this principal, that the Lord frequently will give you a glorious encouraging prophesy just before a severe trial hits.

Now to people who do not understand this, they would say what kind of a God is this? Giving me this glorious prophesy then all Hell breaking loose in my life? Yes it is His promise to you, that you will survive it, that you will grow from it, that you will increase in Christ from it, and that He will His prophesy to pass in your life. We must know how He thinks, the more we understand how He thinks, the more benefit we will receive from the way He ministers to us. Understanding is so important. Our carnal mind almost continuously misunderstands the Lord. What He does for our good, we think is for our evil.  I want to tell you that I am so grateful that I learned this principal, because when I get a glorious prophesy, no matter what comes against me in the next days I know that I have heard from my God, and He has said hold on and do not look at the circumstances because I have already told you what I am going to do after the wind stops blowing. It is glorious, its marvelous in my sight, and what has been happening recently, I will get a prophesy just before the trial is coming. It is not even a week before. As soon as I get the prophesy WHAM! I am in the midst of a severe trail. I know that God knew it before it hit and the victory is assured. It is marvelous. Understanding the Lord is marvelous because He is marvelous!

We are in Verse ten

10 Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

 


That is speaking about his flocks increasing, that is talking about physical wealth, money. Verse eleven

11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

 


Their children are healthy many children and they are happy Verse twelve This is all the wicked now.

12They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

They are happy,


13They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

 


What that means is that there is no long chronic continuous illness, before they die, they just close their eyes and its all over. Do you know that we are not supposed to be sick before we die? Did you know that? What is going on in this nation, to me as one who has this revelations is a nightmare. People being sick for years before they die, spending their life in the doctor’s office taking tests and submitting to all kinds of gross tests. This is not of God. We are supposed to be healthy until your time comes and you are supposed to lay down and go to sleep and not wake up, in your own bed, in your own home, surrounded by people who love you. Verse fourteen

14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

 

Job is saying the people that have such a good life they are say I do not need you Lord. Is not that true is not that going on in this country today, we have a very wealthy middle class. Upper middle class, and wealthy people that do not know God, they do not want God, they think they do not need Him, they do need Him. Everything is going good in their life, they do not want God.

This is a paradox, this is a mystery, but having good things in this world with out God can be a curse. Anything that turns you away from the Lord is a curse, you do not need it if it turns you away from God. Money with out of is a curse. I want to tell you there is nothing in this world that can make you happy if you do not have God. Sooner or later your bottom is going to fall out, because if you are happy and you do not have God your house is built on sand, sooner or later. If not you, then your children’s generation, your bottom is going to fall out because you are standing on air. It cannot last. He is the only foundation, except for Him there is no foundation that man can stand upon.


The wicked are saying and what profit should we have if we pray unto Him. I am going to skip down to where Job is talking about the wicked. I am going to skip down to verse 29 or verse 30. And Job is saying.

30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? They shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.  I remind you that in the last day that is this generation now. The wicked is reserved in chains of darkness until the judgment.

31 Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him what he hath done?

 

He is saying there is no recompense for the wicked, they are reserved. Job had a revelation, Job knew the Scriptures before they were written. Job knew that there was a day of destruction coming there is a day that the carnal mind is about to be destroyed its this hour, its this generation. The wicked the carnal mind is going to be destroyed. Christ is going to come in and be our life so our bodies will not die. We are not being destroyed our mind is being destroyed and we are getting a new mind, because the mind we have now is killing us, its name is death. Job is saying he knows, that the wicked are having no problem, until the day of destruction they are just floating through life. That is what he is saying. He is complaining to God, saying who is going to repay him for what he has done. He is saying these wicked , they just do what they want and there is no recompense for them. This last verse 34 he is talking to his friends.

34 How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?

What that means is that his friends were telling him that you are wicked and all these terrible things are going to happen to you. Job’s answer to them is “I do not know I see wicked people all around me and they look fine to me.” I want to tell you that the world  knows that and the church knows that and that is the part of the reason that this fantasy has started, that their judgment starts after their body dies and they go down under the ground and some red devil sticks them with a pitch fork and burns them with fire forever. People are not stupid they look around and the see some very wicked people prospering in this world. The explanation that they come up with is that after you die you are going to get it. It is not the truth.

The Truth is that there is one spiritual man in this world. He is a fallen man his name is adam, the creation of God. He was righteous, and he fell down and he died, and he became unrighteous, he is in eternal torment. He is a spiritual man, he is a many membered man, and he is appearing in many human bodies, because his mind is death these human bodies die. He keeps taking on new bodies, same man. Its like an overcoat that wears out you just put on a new overcoat. We are not this body, we are who we are spiritually. This body dies it is just dust.

It is a Scriptural principal that God repays wickedness in future generations. David committed adultery, and killed his lovers husband. The judgment fell on their son, their baby died. It happens all through the Scriptures. There was a wicked king, that God pronounced judgment on, the king repented. God said will not do this wickedness in your generation I will do it in the next generation. To the carnal mind that sound terrible! This king did evil, and because he humbled himself before God and repented the Lord said I will not put destruction on you I will put it on your son. To the carnally mind man this is terrible, but as far as God is concerned it’s the same person. As far as God is concerned it’s the same person.

Some people in the church would hear what I and think that I am preaching reincarnation. I am not at all preaching reincarnation. Not at all, I have many tapes on this if you have any questions. I am not going into it tonight. I am saying that there is a spiritual truth in the earth, there is one man, God created one living soul, his name is Adam. He exists in many human bodies. It does not matter whether he is in your body or your sons body when the judgment of God falls upon him. Jesus said to the Pharisees “I know you are the sons of those who killed the prophets.” Why because you are doing the same thing. Fallen man is doing the same sins that adam did from the beginning of time when he fell. God knows we are the same spiritual man in different bodies, we are doing the same sins that adam did thousands of years ago. We are the same spiritual man different generation, different body.

It is the same thing as saying this particular man, John Smith he was one man when he was ten years old, he was another man when he was fifteen, he was another man when he was twenty. No he is all the same man. If you commit a sin when you were twenty years old, and you experience for that sin when you are forty years old, is that unfair to the forty year old man? That is what we are speaking about here. That is how God sees it. If you cannot comprehend it, I ask that you pray about it, because that is how God sees it, it is a Scriptural principal.

Makes no difference to God, whether He recompenses you for your sin in this generation or two or three generations down the line. The sins of the Fathers will be visited upon the children unto the second, and third generation. The carnal mind says “how terrible a God punishing, and innocent child four generations away from when the sin was committed.” God is righteous. If it looks terrible to you, you do not understand some spiritual principal that God understands. This is a mature teaching ministry, I am telling you what that principal is. The principal is, is that it is the same child. That the grandchild or the great grand child of the man that did the sin, as far as God is concerned it is the same man.

God pronounced a curse upon one of the kings, I think it was the king of Judah I may be mistaken. He said because you have done this thing, because you have let the kings of Babylon in you, and you have shown them the Holy implements, your grandchildren will be Eunuch in the Palace of Babylon. Two or three generations down the road Daniel the author of the book of Daniel the great prophet, was a Eunuch in the palace of Babylon. You do not like it, I am sorry it is what the Bible says. A man sins, and his son, his grandson, or his great grand son gets the judgment. You do not like it, take it up with God, but you cannot change the book.

We are going to go head now to chapter 33. I will just make a few comments on Gods righteousness here, and we will call it quits. This is Elihu, this is the young man typifying the new order church which is now going forth in the earth with out condemnation, not condemning the sinners, and encouraging them, and imparting the life of Christ to them, helping them overcome their sin so condemnation will no longer be necessary. The book of Job chapter 33.

Now let me remind you this young man Elihu was listening to everything that the three wicked men where telling Job, and he kept quit because he believed that he was so young that he had no right to be disagreeing with these Spiritual elders. We see a principal in the scripture here that when this new order church comes forth a church whose members to not condemn sinners but by the grace of God impart spiritual strength to them to overcome their sin, that they will be newcomers or youngsters in the church.

I remind you that David was the youngest brother that God chose to be King over Israel, that this is a scriptural principal this company is coming forth out of the church; they are going to look like newcomers. The Lutheran church has been around for a long time. The Episcopalian church all the major denominations have been around for a long time. We are going to be seeing a lot of people coming forth that are not coming forth out of the traditional church, it is going to be a new move of God. It is going to overtake the church and the whole world with the mercy the righteousness, and the love of God that brings a chastening and a correction which resulting in the very nature being imparted to the individual thereby giving them the strength to stop sinning and enter into the true life of God. What we experience now is not the Life of God, its and existence called Hell. Job chapter 33.

 1Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.

Let us skip down a little here

 4The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

God is the creator, He knows us better than ourselves, verse five.

5 If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.

6 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead

Now here is a principal here. God sends men to speak for Him. If you are waiting from and angel or some spiritual being, the chances of you getting such a visitation are not likely, because in this hour God is speaking through His son. God sends a man who is submitted to Him. God will send a man to you, whose live if turned over to Christ, and the Lord will speak through that man. If you do not have spiritual ears, you may not understand that God is speaking to you through that man. We need spiritual eyes, we need to recognize the voice of the Lord when He speaks to you.

 6 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead:

Job asked to speak to God and this young man came in God’s stead

6 I also am formed out of the clay.

I am just a man

7 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee.

He is saying I am not going to condemn you like those other guys. Neither am I going to put you in fear for what terrible things God has to do for you.

8 Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,

9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

We have a whole world full of people saying what is happening to me is not right. These terrible things that are happening to me, I do not deserve them, I did not do anything to deserve this. If they are not saying its God’s fault, they are saying its their fathers fault, or their mothers fault, or their bosses fault or their wife’s fault or their husbands fault. The truth is that is your fault. That God has given us weapons to overcome every problem in our live. Even if the person is persecuting you and you do not deserve it, God’s answer to that persecution is in the scripture. If you are not following His prescription as to how to respond to it, it is your fault.

Not to impute blame to anybody, that is not my p9oint. My point is so long as you are saying it is the other persons fault, God cannot help you. Everything that happens in our life is directed by our response to it. If our response is Godly he will give us victory over it. If our response is ungodly we will suffer because of our own sin, which is what? That ungodly response, to say that it is not my fault, that I am innocent is a manifestation of pride which will cut you off from God’s delivering power.

The first thing that this son of God does to Job, now look at this man he is in torment, he lost his wife, he lost his children, he lost his wealth, he is physically ill. The son of god goes to him and the first thing he says to him “you are not innocent.”  Now what is the difference between the first three guys that came in and told him what a wicked sinner he was and how he was going to Hell? This young man comes in and says “you are not innocent.” The words sound the same to me. The words sound just as condemning to me from these last guys, as from the other three guys. What is the difference?

The first three had a motive that was not of God. Their motive was pride. Their motive was really saying “thank God I s you on that dung hill and not me.” He was stilling on a dung hill. Thank God is you and not me. I am righteous and you are so wicked that this happened to you. We see this in the church, Pharisees in the church God has not touched yet, has not begun to touch them yet. Their life is in order, and they say they I am ok there must be something wrong with you, you must be one really wicked person, that you have this problem in your life, that is condemnation and it is pride. Condemnation coming forth from pride, God hates it.

This young man Elihu, his motive was what? Does anybody know what his motive was? His motive was righteousness. He came to tell him the truth, because Jesus said the truth with set you free. He said you are not innocent. Why? Because knowing that the sin is yours, knowing that this could not be happening to you if there was not sin in your heart, is the beginning of deliverance, into the Glory of the Freedom of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Verse   9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

Brethren if you want help from God that is where you start. You must know that you are not innocent you are not clean and you are not without transgression. You are a sinner just like everybody else in this world you are a sinner and all of your religious works has not stopped you from being a sinner. There is only one thing that will change you from being a sinner to being a righteous man. That is the death of your carnal sin filled mind and its replacement with the mind of Christ. You are innocent when sin in you ceases to be. As long as there is sin in you, even if that sin is under the blood, even if you have confessed it as sin, even if you have repented and God is helping you to work on it, so long as it is in there, as long as it is in your heart, you are not innocent. Jesus has promised to make you innocent when He rips that thing out of you by its roots, you will be innocent. Until He rips it out you are not innocent. You are not innocent, you have been reconciled unto God, you have received His mercy, you have Receive His grace, but you are not innocent.

Brethren, if you are a little boy and your mother dresses up in a suit, a tie, and a white suit, then she says “now do not get dirty junior we are leaving for church in a half an hour,” and you walk out and jump into a mud puddle, then walk back in to the house. I want to tell you your mother might forgive you, she may have mercy on you, she might have grace upon you, but you cannot go to church until she gets that stuff off of you, cleans you up and puts a new set of clothes on you. Yes God has mercy on you, but you are not ready, you are not ready for total union with Him. You are not ready for the high realms of the spirit until that stuff is purged out of you. Grow up.

Verse  10 Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,

Is not that wicked of God making me his enemy, when the truth is God is chastening him because there is sin in his heart. Let me give you an example, there is a small child getting caught stealing and his father is whipping him. The little boy says to him “how wicked of you making me your enemy.” God is righteous. If God is your enemy that means your mind if filled with sin and you need to be corrected and turned in the right direction.

Verse 11He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.

I talk about that all the time. God is going to put your spiritual fee tin the stocks. If you need to be chastened, he will chasten you, and God is righteous. We have a church world calling God unrighteous calling His servants unrighteous, calling correction for sin unrighteous. Calling rebuke unrighteous, why? Because the sinner wants to think that they are righteous without the correction. Pride the enemy of every spiritual man. Pride it will kill you.

Verse 12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.

God is greater than man!

13 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.

God does not owe you any explaination, He is greater than man.

14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

We do not understand Him brethren, we are dull and hard of hearing and we do not understand him

Verse 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

Pride is so severe in men that God, and frequently will only speak to them when they are sleeping because their pride is put down. Man has a problem it is called pride.

Verse 17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

Now this is what God does for us

Verse 18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:

God chastens us with pain brethren. I can hear it in my ears all those believers saying “God does not do this!” Well my Bible says He chastens with pain.

Verse 20 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.

God afflicts your body.

22 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

23 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:

It says here that only one in a thousand is going to show you God’s uprightness, that is going to show you the righteousness in the pain He is causing you.

24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

Do you know what that is saying? God is saying that if He raises up a man, because you cannot declare God’s righteousness if you do not have the heart of God. If you one of these people that God sends such a man to you are delivered from the pit. That is what this is saying here.

25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

Brethren we know that Jesus was the ransom and Jesus is the ransom. We are going to end on this note. Let me go over what a ransom is. A ransom according to the Scripture is something that is given. If a child is kidnapped and the father gives a ransom, the thief takes the money and runs away. The ransom is given and stays with the thief. Jesus Christ is the ransom, He is given to us He is nailed to humanity for the life of the ages. He is stuck with us, and he is being to us and being nailed to us is going to purge us from our sin.

In this hour as Christ begins to appear in men, He will send a man motivated by Christ to a sinner lost in this world, and He is nailing them to these sinners. What does that mean? He is putting them in each others lives and He is saying “I have put you together and you are to labor with them until they turn from their wicked ways and they turn towards me.” He is putting them in these men’s lives, this is a New Order ministry. You do not stand in the pulpit and preach for two hours anymore. Not that there is anything wrong with that if that is what God has called you to.

The new order ministry is relationship. He is putting someone who is lost in sin together with someone motivating in the righteousness of Christ. Although not yet perfect, He is joining them in spirit and in soul. He is saying ot the one who is moving in Christ, I promise you will not be overcome by the sin of the one I have just nailed to you, but my righteousness in you will pass into them. My righteousness will pass in to them. I am going to read you the Scripture

25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

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.

27 He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit,

You have got to confess your sins and repent Brethren

and his life shall see the light.  

29 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

31 Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.

He is just saying I will teach thee wisdom. Stop all your complaining about what God has done to you, listen to me and I shall teach you wisdom. Brethren this is coming to pass in this hour, this is the ministry of the Son. The men who are doing it before they are in perfection they are called what? Members of the two witness company. Once then ascend in to perfection they are going to be Sons of God. God is righteous, He is Glorious, it is His will to save you, it is His will to save you, It is His will deliver you, it is His will to raise you up out of the pit. If is difficult for men to understand that it is taking so long for the Lord to get His plan going. What is His plan? His plan is a company of men in whom the righteousness of God is flowing, who are going to lay down their lives for other people, to see them raised from the dead. It has taken Jesus all this time to get this company of men going.

My Bible says He is never late, He is never late. Do you know what that means? That no matter how late it looks to you or me, there is not anything that He cannot fix. If you are dead He will raise you from the dead. If you are all cut up from childhood experiences He will heal you. He is never late, He has everything under control. He has gotten to you just in the nick of time. There is not anything that has happened to you that He cannot straighten out. He can fix it all and He can do it. In the Name of Jesus. Any questions on this message? Let the truth about God’s nature ring from all the pulpits across the world, and let the condemnation stop and the power go forth to raise God’s people from the dead. Amen.

COMMNET: Would you say that Job had a Pharisee nature?

PASTOR VITALE: Yes, Job had a Pharisees nature. Amen. That is an interesting point because his friends who came, and condemned him, they were Pharisees too. We see Pharisees condemning Pharisees. Job must have been a very influential in the congregation, he was very wealthy. Everybody loved him until he got into trouble, then all they could do was condemn him. Let me put on this tape that the end of this book is that Job does repent, he confesses that he is just a man, that God is greater than he is, and that he needs Gods help, he needs to confess his sins. God restores him two fold. He got a new wife, new children, twice the wealth he had before he lost it. Twice the cattle, and twice the flocks. Let me read you that last parable. The end of Job.

Chapter 42 verse 12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.

13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.

14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.

15 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.

 16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

 17 So Job died, being old and full of days.

 

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I have picked out a few scriptures to talk about. Job I am told is the oldest book in the Bible. I personally do not know that a man named Job lived. He may have, but I do not know for sure that he did. The book is a parable. It is a very deep parable, the Jews have studied it in great depth, and we have studied it here in the New Covenant. It is a parable about a man’s journey from being, let me say it another way. It’s a parable about a mans journey from righteousness which comes from keeping ones behavior in accordance with that which God requires, and the righteousness which comes to us because Christ has been internalized as our mind.

Job was a Jew. The Scripture says that he was perfect in the eyes of God. I had a woman really upset at me once because she told me that Job was perfect. My daughter was standing around the church pulpit one day, and she said something about Job, and the pastor looked down at her, and he said “its Job sister.” she was so embarrassed, she though his name was Job. The pastor had to hear her she was really embarrassed.

Job was a Jew, and Old Covenant Jew. The Scripture said he was perfect, this woman got all upset with me when I told her that Job was not perfect. She said “I just heard it on the radio, I just heard a preacher preach that Job was perfect.” There are different measures of perfection. Job was perfect. Does anybody know in what way he was perfect? He was perfect as so far into hi obedience to the Law of Moses. In the days of the old covenant, all the Lord required of Jews was to keep the Law of Moses. The Law of Moses made a provision for man who had sinned. The provision was you confess your sin; you bring a goat or a pigeon or a cow or what ever the law required. The law required specific sacrifices for specific sins.

You brought your sacrifice to the priest, he slaughtered it, and he offered it up to the Lord then you were forgiven. Every time Job sinned, he did that. He took the animals from his flocks, then he bought them to the priests, and he made sacrifices. He was perfect in his obedience to the Law. The Scripture said he had such faith in the Law that he even made sacrifices on behalf of his children. The Scriptures indicate that his children where parting there a bit. We do not have any details, but the scripture does say that they were engaged in some very ungodly activities. Job offered up sacrifices for them, hoping that the Lord would spare their lives. You see we cannot offer up sacrifices for our adult children.

When our children are young, and under our authority we can forgive their sins that is very clear in the Old Testament, that a husband can forgive his wives sins, and a parent can forgive their child’s sins. Does anybody not know that? Under the old covenant, if your wife makes a mistake if she signed a contract to pay a certain amount of money, and she was swindled. All you had to do is protest, and it was disannulled. If your wife did anything wrong, if she cursed somebody in anger, you could forgive her sin, the same thing, a father for his children.

In the New Covenant we have the same Law in the Realm of the Spirit, any sin that we commit; we have a husband, and a father who has the authority to forgive our sins. His name is what? His name is Jesus. We have to be so careful not to get into religious bondage. We have a lot of people in the church today, they mean well. They just do not have the information. They are trying to live good, and they get into religious bondage, they say they cannot do something that they gave their word to buy that ten thousand or fifteen thousand dollar car. Then they realize they could not afford it. They are going to buy it anyway, and be paying for the rest of their life. No you can break your word if you make a mistake, if you make a bad judgment, if you make a promise to another man if you make some kind of commitment, and the Lord convicts you that it was not a righteous commitment or righteous promise, you can break that promise. There is a way to do it, you go to the person you tell them you made a mistake, you ask them to forgive you. You tell them you must break your word because it was a mistake you had no right to do it, and it would bring great destruction on your life to go through with it.

Now if the person is a person of God they would say “alright brother, God bless you.”  If they are not a person of God they may give you a hard time but as long as you know you r doing righteousness, and that Jesus is with you, you break that promise. You do not do something that you know is wrong, because in your fallen condition you agreed to do it. I have heard people say things like that to me. Once you give your word you cannot ever change it even if it means you are going to die, brethren that is a religious bondage.

We see Job offering up sacrifices on behalf of his wicked children. We found out that as we read the book of Job, that it did not do his wicked children much good. Why? Because what happened to them? Anybody? Any one know what happened to Jobs wicked children?  They died. They surely died. Brethren, there is only one person who can prevent you from dying. There is only one person who can offer up a sacrifice for you, that will keep you from dying, and from destruction. Even more than that there is only one person who can sacrifice for you that can keep the wrath of God from you or turn the wrath of God away from your life. His name is? His name is Jesus.

Brethren, Satan, the unconscious part of your carnal mind, cannot touch you if Jesus has not cursed you first. There is no curse that can come from any worker of witchcraft or from Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, himself that can cleave unto you if you are not first under the curse of God because of un confessed sin. Jesus said, “ the prince of this world cometh,” and he has what? He has nothing in me. Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, had not hold on the man Jesus. Why? Because He was without sin. This is a big confusion in the church. First of all, let me take a few minutes on this, God has curse humanity. People do not like to hear it, but it is the truth. God is not a witch doctor. He is not throwing curses at you because you did something bad. He is not running after you to get you. But the truth is, is that when man fell, and was driven out of Heaven, God cursed the creation. That curse is in the form of Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind. He put us down here in Hell, and He is in Hell, and He said your god is now Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind.  He is going to do what ever he is going to do to you.

The fantasies show him with a pitch fork sticking you as you are stoking the fires. That is God’s curse; the wrath of God is upon humanity. Now the wrath of God is unto destruction. There is a force down here in Hell. There is force down here in Hell that is opposing Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, destruction. Psalm 23 clearly states while David was in the valley of the shadow of death, the Lord put out a table before him. The mercy of God is with us in exile. The human race is spiritually in exile here in Hell, but the mercy of God is present with us. This is aside from, I am not talking about people who have a personal relationship with the Lord now. The mercy of God takes the form of what? Anybody? Somebody should know this. The mercy in the life of the heathen takes what form? The Law.

You do not have to know Jesus, the Spiritual Law of God which says you do not kill, you do not steal, you honor your parents, you do not commit adultery, you do not bare false witness against your neighbor. You can go anywhere in the world, and you can find societies that never heard of Jesus Christ living with those laws, because it is a Spiritual Law of God that is written on the heart of fallen man. Unless you are really sick, and we do have some very sick people in this world they are called sociopaths. Unless you really do not know the difference between right, and wrong, you know there are certain things you do not do. That does not mean that some people do not do them. They do them knowing that they are wrong.

We are down here in Hell; God has cursed the whole creation. That curse is Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, that curse that God put on use has made us subject to the god of this world, who is trying to kill us, who is trying to use us for his ungodly purposes. Those ungodly purposes will, and do eventually result in our death. Satan’s, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, power over us is modified to the fullest extent that we implement the Law of God in our life, living holy does bring blessings into ones life. Not only for your life, but or your children, and your grandchildren, your great grandchildren, because the blessings of God are unto two thousand generations.

It is possible to live a decent life with a minimum of problems. Everyone has problems because this is Hell; you have to have some trouble. It is possible to live a decent life with good moments, and a lot of good things in it, overcoming all your problems when you are following the Law of God. He will honor it, if God makes a judgment that this is all you know, and that you have not been called to a relationship with Jesus Christ. All you know is to do righteousness as you know it, God will honor it. You can lead a decent life, but you are still going to die. If you want to live forever you have to get into a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, and have His life born in you. I hope I made that straight, people do not like to hear this, that God has cursed the creation. It is in the Bible. God cursed the man, and He cursed the woman, and He cursed the serpent. We are all down here in Hell together. Is not that cozy? The Lord is down here with us.

For Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, to curse you, for man to curse you, for a witch to curse you, and for that curse to cleave unto you, for that curse to have power over your life, you must first have been made vulnerable by God. You first have to be cursed by God. Now everybody’s life is different, because some people have more blessings on their family line than others. Some people have ancestors that have served God, and there are heavy blessings on their life. Some people have ancestors that have done great wickedness. There are holes in their hedge, there are curses, there are openings in their life, for Satan to get in, and do a maximum amount damage.

Yes, Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, curses us, yes witches curses us, but the ultimate condition that we are in has been ordained of God. Brethren that is what serving Jesus Christ is about. I mentioned it earlier on the exhortation. It is not enough to get a good job, have a decent life, and a home in the country. The Lord Jesus Christ has come to wipe out the curse in our life, if there is physical illness in your family. There are families, with ten out of eleven people chronically ill. I know families like this, everybody is sick two, and three diseases cancer heart dieses, multiple sclerosis all three of them.

I was watching the tv the other night , a show on lymes disease. There was a woman who had chronic problems from lymes disease, and her ten year old daughter a beautiful little girl with lyme disease. Brethren this is no coincidence, that a mother and daughter got bit by a tick ten years apart. It is no coincidence it’s a curse. The Church has got to stop running from these words. The word frightens them but the truth is going to set you free. Why? Because in Christ Jesus we have the ability to break those curses and you are listening to somebody who was heavily cursed, and delivered from I hope all of the curses if not all of them most of them. I have not been delivered out of the curse of death yet, as far as I know in the condition I am in if my time came I would die. I believe that in my life time I am going to see the Lord Jesus raise start raising people out of death. For the hour that we are living in the curses that were destroying my life have been broken. My life is not being destroyed anymore; the Lord is turning me around. I am going towards Him now, I am not dying anymore, and not being destroyed anymore I am taking victory over every one of my enemies. I am in a path of continuous victory, because He had mercy on me, and He turned me around. We have to know this. There are curses everywhere.

Alcoholism is a curse; drug addiction is a curse chronic infirmity is a curse. Premature death is a curse. It’s a curse do not be afraid get it broken. In Christ Jesus we have the power if we meet His criteria to break these curse, He is the one that breaks the curses. In Him in our relationship with Him these curses are broken. If you deny there is a curse upon your life its not about to be broken. One of the Lords requirements is that we confess these things. We confess our sins, and we confess that there is a problem in our life.

I know a women, she died she left three children, two years later her husband died. Brethren this is a curse. You may have heard me tell a story recently about a woman whose grandchild was in a wheel chair, paralysis, her daughter went into a wheel chair, then she was threatened with paralysis. Brethren this is a curse. If you have been listening to the programs on the alien abductions, we have a whole organization in the people today, they formed a club, they formed a support group, we have a support group for everything in this country today, people who have been abducted, people who have been raped by aliens, another support group. Brethren its happening generational, it happened to the mother and it happened to the daughter, in some cases three generations.

The people have been abducted there are being abducted over and over again. How come that is happening to you, three people in your family three times each of you and it has never happened to me? Brethren it’s a curse. There is an opening in these peoples spiritual hedge that permits Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, to do this to them. It is a generational curse, the truth is going to set you free. How did I get into that, we were taking about Job.

Job found out that there was no sacrifice that he could make, that would save his children from destruction, and his wife also died. His wife must have been pretty wicked also. God decided that Job was a faithful. Yes his wife said curse God, and died, and she died. He got another wife, praise God. His wife was evil. In the midst of his affliction his wife’s council to him, his wife’s mercy to him, his wife’s support to him was curse God, and die. I tell you brethren anyone fives you counsel like that is no one to be listening to, and is no friend of yours.

The lord looked upon Job Beware of the counsel of ungodly friend who will destroy you. I keep remembering a play I saw many years ago. It was called “Look Back in Anger,” they made a movie about it too. As the curtains drew back, and in the scene there was a woman ironing, there was a man sitting on the couch. They were bickering a little bit, the woman’s friend came in, she gave her advice, and she said “I would not live with that man. I would not take that off of him” I am making this real simple, next scene they are getting divorced, what do you think happened in the third scene? The Friend was married to the husband. Does anyone not know what I am talking about? What out who you are taking council form she counseled her friend to divorce that man, and when they were divorced the friend married him. There is a lot of wicked council in the world today people. You have got to get your wisdom from God or from people that you believe to be a servant of God. Lot of wicked council in the world today, you have got to think. Think things through.

God looked at Job, and He looked at him, and said that man is doing all he can do to serve me, he is making those sacrifices, he is keeping the Sabbath, he is just running himself ragged to serve me. I have something better for him. I have something better for him. I have a personal relationship with me, I have power in Christ I have victory over every problem down her in Hell through union with me. How am I going to give this to him. Before God could give job this precious gift, He had to convince Job that the righteousness was being imputed to him. The righteousness that he was receiving, because his keeping of the Law, was not sufficient. Even though he was perfect in keep the Law, his children died, his wife died, he lost all his sheep, he lost all his cattle, his house burnt down, he lost all of his servants, the man lost everything. If that was not enough he got sick. It was a tormenting illness, in his confused mind, during his difficult time, he felt that God did not see fit to just kill him, and put him out of his misery. God just stripped him of everything, he was a rich man. He lost everything, then he lost his health, and all he had was his pain, and torment. Three friends kept telling him that this happened to him because he was so wicked.

What is my point here? For God to translate you from an existence of religious ritual, which God will bless you for because you are trying to be righteous? For God to translate you from that, for God to bring you up out of that, for God to give you something better than that, He has to get you to let go of your religious ritual. He has to get you to give up your belief that you are getting into Heaven because of your good works. He has get you to give up your belief that you are getting into Heaven because you are in church every Sunday, or that you are getting into Heaven because you read your Bible, or that you are getting into Heaven because you tithe, or that your getting into Heaven because you heal the sick, or that you are casting out demons, or feed the poor, and the homeless.

Brethren there is only one way you are getting into Heaven, and that is join with the Lord Jesus Christ inside of your own heart. The Kingdom of Heaven is within you. Christ is within you, and when you start joining with Him, and when He becomes your mind, and He motivates your every thought, word, and deed, you shall be in Heaven. There is nothing you can do to get you into Heaven.

For God to get you into Heaven, He must convince you that you have no power to get yourself into Heaven. That there is no good work you can do that will get you into Heaven that you cannot buy your way into Heaven, that you cannot have a temper tantrum into Heaven. That there is only one way into Heaven, and that is to die to everything that you are in this natural world give everything you have over to Jesus. What does that mean? Every thought that you think, everything you own everything you do. Every plan, and purpose for your life is to be laid on the alter, and say “Lord if you want me to have it so be it, if you do not want me to have it I give it up for you. What is your purpose in my life, what job do you want me to have, what schooling do you want me to have, what church do you want me to go to, what wife or husband do you want me to have if you want me to have one. What you want I will do” In that is eternal life. Death of self the sacrifice of our own soul which the scripture says is a sweet savor unto the Lord. It is what He requires of us for Him top bless us with the good things of His spirit which far exceeds the blessings that we receive in this world for the keeping of the Law.

We see in the book of Job that the Lord speaks to Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, and the Lord gives Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, permission to touch Job. Now for anyone listening to this tape, you may be shocked at what I just said but its right there, read the book. Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, did not come to the Lord, the Lord approached Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, and he said “behold you see my faithful servant Job?’ God called Satan’s attention to Job. I do not know about you but when I know that there is somebody around in my life, that is an ungodly person that has some power over me in this world. I do not have a secular anymore but that would be a good example that if you have a secular job. I have a revelation of how Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, can move through people who have natural authority over me. I want to tell you I have such a revelation that Satan will do anything that he can to hurt me because of the damage I do to his kingdom. When I am around someone who has authority over me, that is not a person of God, I take a very low profile Brethren. I will not give them any opportunity, and opportunity at all to use that natural authority against me. Because unsaved men, and women are motivated by their carnal mind, they do not even know why they are doing what they are doing. I do not need any trouble in my life that I have the power to avoid. I take one low profile.

We had a problem here not too long ago, the police came up, they were right in this house. I tell you I took one low profile. I told them what they wanted, I answered their questions, and when they left I closed the door. It is not going to get you anything, rising up against a natural authority, its not going to get you anything but trouble. Once the Lord puts His mark upon you, rising up a natural authority is just going to give an opportunity to Satan to do his worst to you.

The Lord said to Satan, Hey take a look at my servant. Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, said he is not such a good servant, if you let me try him he will curse you. God said what? Somebody what did God say? God said do it man. You know there are a lot of people out there that think they know the Bible but they do not know. God said do it! God said touch him. God said hurt him but do not take his life, and we will see whether he curses me or not.

To a carnally minded person that must make them think God is terrible, but I remind you that one of the major themes we preach here is that God in this hour is trying the motives, and intents of man’s heart. God’s motive is always righteous perfection. If God said to Satan, the unconscious part of the carnal mind, touch him, and we will find out whether he is going to curse me or not, Gods purpose in this had to be righteous. I declare to you that God’s purpose was to expose to Job his own weaknesses, and his own sins, and ultimate convert Job into a higher realm of spiritual relationship with God. We must be very careful to understand that some of our afflictions can be for righteousness sake, but some of our afflictions can be because we have sin in our lives. Its no glory unto God to take an affliction that has become because we have sin in our life, and say that it is for righteousness sake, that does not glorify God.

The Lord expects us to respond righteously to every affliction in our life. We know what we are supposed to do, it is written in the Bible brethren, you submit to authority, you pray for those that curse you, you bless those that despitefully use you, and you do everything that you can to make reconciliation after the damage is done. We must forgive those that have hurt us, and we must pray for their salvation. It is very simple, Jesus said it is in two Laws, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and love the Lord your God, with all your mind heart, and soul. Another way He put it was forgive your brother if he repents you forgive him seven times seventy. The Law is simple, now doing it that is another story. The Law is simple we know what the Law is.

We find Satan going after Job because God sent him, is that amazing? God sent him. How can you tell the difference of the tribulation that comes because of sin, and the tribulation that comes because God has sent Satan to you? The tribulation that comes as a result of sin will bring destruction into your life. It will turn you out to destruction. The problems that come into your life because God has sent Satan, with the specific purpose of raising you up to a higher spiritual realm will turn you towards God. Tribulation that comes because of sin turns you away from God. Tribulation that comes because God is trying you, turns you towards God. Some people have severe tribulation in their lives, and they never turn to God. Do you know that? People die they go to the grave bitter, and filled with hatred for God.  Some people are severely afflicted it turns them to the Lord. Others are severely afflicted, and they go to their grave shaking their fist at God.

That is pretty much the back ground I would like to give you, let me tell you this also. Job losses everything, and he becomes physically ill. His three friends come to him supposedly to cheer him up, and as we read on in the Book of Job we find that his three friends are basically condemning him. Here is this man he has lost everything, he is in physical torment, and the people who say they come to help him, and they believe they have come to help him, come to him, and hurt him rather then help him. Their ministry to him is a ministry of condemnation their ministry is telling him that this must have come upon him because he is so wicked. They talked to him about the evil men, and everything that is going to befall him because of his wickedness. I want to tell you Brethren that this happens to people who are severely afflicted in the church. This happens, I was in the hospital in intensive care, a brother came to see me because he loved me, but got so upset when he saw that I had gotten worse, said to me in intensive care, “sister are you sure that you have confessed all your sins?”

Out of his helplessness he attacked me. I told him, “brother I love you but if you cannot change the subject please leave. I am not going to listen to this.” The fact of the matter is, is that God raised me up. There is a lot of ignorance in the church. People are trying to do good but there is a lot of ignorance in the church.

Jobs friends condemned him, I want to tell you that by in large the church world today is a condemning church, they condemn the sinner. The condemn people who do not conform to what they believe to be God’s Law. I want to tell you that Jesus loves the sinner, Jesus loves the sinner. He goes out to meet them right where they are, and to give them the power to stop sinning. The difference between the old order or the condemning church, and the ministry of Christ which is coming forth in this hour is that the Old order church really does not have much power. It does not have any power to help you change they just condemn you. When Christ comes forth, and He is coming forth in a measure in the old order church. So people find the power to change, but when Christ comes forth everyone that He touches finds the power to change. That is why Jesus does not condemn you, He gives you the power to change. He said to the adulteress woman “now go, and sin no more.” He had written in her heart, He had changed her heart. He had broken that curse of adultery he had ripped adultery out of her heart, He gave her a new heart. She went forth with the power to obey Him.

I would like to just go over a couple of verses of Job’s friends condemnation. Then I would like to go over verses of the one young man that comes, and preaches the trough to Job. The truth is, is that God is glorious, God is righteous, God is wonderful, God is merciful, and everything He does no matter what it looks like is righteous, and will end up for your good. “All things work for the good for those who love the Lord.”

Let me get ahead of the story a little bit, I will tell you this, the moral of this book is that God wants the truth of His nature known. He is a good God, He is a merciful God. We are in the trouble that we are in because we have sinned, and fallen short of the glory of God. Because we have sinned a correction must be made, and that correction frequently if not all the time is very painful. God wants the world to know how much he loves us. He loves us so much He is going to bring that correction despite ourselves because we do not want it.

The young man that tells Job the truth about God typifies the New order church that is coming forth right now. The ministry of Christ with is without condemnation but never the less points out ones sins because the power to change is resident in the pointing out of those sins. Condemnation brethren is a spirit. Two people can speak the same words one person will be condemning, and the other person will be speaking the truth condemnation is a spirit. Accusation is a spirit, hatred is a spirit. It is not the words you say it’s the spirit that you say them in. In this end time ministry God is sending out a group of people to point out the people’s sins. Only who God sends, He is sending people to point out peoples sins. Not to condemn them but to expose them, so that the people can deal with them, and work on them because most people cannot see into their heart. Most people cannot. They have hurts that are buried from their childhood that they have covered over that they are blinded too. I declare to you that if you could hear God telling you what your sin is, He would not have to send somebody else. The majority of people do not know what is on their own heart, so He is raising a company of people who can see first what is in their heart, then he will let them see what is in your heart, after they have dealt is what is in their heart first.

The New Order ministry coming forth is typified by the young man that ministers to Job. The New Order ministry is characterized by telling the truth about God. That he is not a condemning God that He is not casing people down into Hell forever, but that He is here to get us out of Hell that He is here to rescue us. That mankind has fallen into a pit, and He is here to pull us out of that pit. It’s a very deep pit, it’s a bottomless pit there is water in the pit, this is typified by Jeremiah, you may remember, Jeremiah was put down in a pit by the wicked king, and he was abiding in the miry clay because the earth mixed with the water in the pit made the pit muddy. He was about to die down their when someone took him out. Mankind is in a desperate condition no matter how good you think your life is, mankind is in a desperate condition. We are down here in this pit, and there is no way that we can get out, Jesus is the only way out. God has sent Him to us to get us out. God is good, and he is merciful, and He is Righteous. When He chastens us because of our sins, He is righteous in His chastening. He is righteous when he exposes our sin, He is righteous when He puts pressure on us, He is righteous when he corrects us if we are out of order, and we are floating all over the place He is righteous when He puts a control on us. He is righteous everything He does is righteous. When we get that revelation, that God is good that God is not our enemy. At one point Job was suggesting that God was his enemy. We are God’s enemies; we have been alienated from God in our own minds, because our minds turned away from Him. We are the enemy of God. God is our enemy in so far as He will not tolerate this sin in us. He is our friend in that He is raising us up out of the pit, so that we will no longer be His enemy.

I want to say that again, this is very subtle. God is the enemy of unrighteousness. When we are unrighteous God is our enemy. When God destroys His enemies they do not cease to exist, when God destroys His enemies He makes the righteous. He converts them, He changes them He does not cause their existence to cease.

Let me go over a few of these Scriptures, and I will make some comments on them, and we will see what the Lord has for us here. I am in Job Chapter 21 we see Job complaining to the Lord, that the people who are wicked in this world, the people who are not trying to do righteousness in this world appear to Job’s fallen mind, to be blessed. Job is very upset about this, those of you who have been in the church for awhile or those of you who have not been in the church for a while. If you are an observer of human nature you might have noticed that sometimes very wicked people are prospering in this world. They have health they have a lot of money they have people who love them, and they have all kinds of successes, good times, and good things.

Frequently God’s people are suffering, sometimes they are not healed, and sometimes their marriages are terrible. Sometimes their children are not serving God. This is difficult for a lot of church people to understand, and unfortunately this attitude has gotten right into church. We find right the church we find a group of Pharisees saying, “if your not prospering, God is not with you if He is letting this come upon you. To everyone listening to this tape, let me encourage you brethren, this is not a Scriptural attitude, my Bible says that God tries the ones who loves Him. God goes to the ones who are calling on His name to save them, and He will let fiery trials come upon them to expose sin in them so that person might come closer to God. Be careful who you condemn brethren; we are clearly admonished not to condemn those for whom Christ has died.


We see in chapter 21 of the book of Job, the Lord bemoaning the prosperity of the wicked. In Verse 5 or six, Verse seven, excuse me.

Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power? Their seed is established in their sight with them,” that is their children. “ Their offspring before their eyes that means their children are healthy, their children are prosperous, they make it through college they have good jobs, good mates, and beautiful grandchildren

Verse 9 their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.

They have no fear, now that is strange because the Scripture says that fear is associated with the wicked. That does not sound right to Job. How come they have no fear?  How come the rod of God is not upon them? That means brethren that the Lord is not correcting them, brethren there is a whole world of sinners that the Lord is not correcting in this hour. You look at the church and His rod is heavy upon the back of His own people. To a carnally minded person that does not sound righteous. My Bible clearly chastens everyone who is a Son, and if He does no chasten you, you are a bastard.

There are plenty of wicked people, they are fearless. This is the issue, when the Scripture says the wicked will know fear. It does not mean that every second of your life you are feeling fear. It means when the Lord turns His face towards you, and the Lord starts to persecute you because you are wicked you will be in fear continuously. There are many wicked men out there. They are fearless, the do all kinds of wicked deeds. They think that they are all powerful, but when the rod of the Lord turns towards them, the will know fear. When God turns towards them to show them that they are powerlessness they will know fear. You become afraid when you have been hurt.

There is a movie out, it is called “The Right Stuff.” It is about the first astronauts that went into space. This was a bunch of pretty tough men, these guys that were trying out to be astronauts. One of them, well one of the tests they had to go through, these were all medical tests. It had to do with something to do with putting a needle in their arm, something that was very painful. One of the astronauts in training said to someone else. Well let me put it to you this way, the astronaut come out of the room after having this test, and you could see on his face. Well let me back up even further, all of these guys were cocky, they thought they had the world on a string; they were all physically strong men, mentally strong men, very accomplished men, fighter pilots.

They were all were kidding around, and joking, one man went in he had this test, and they really hurt him, they really hurt him. When he came out you could see it on his face, he was not cocky anymore, he was not joking anymore, you could see the stress on his face, his whole attitude changed. He came out of the room, there was a group of new recruits that were trying out to be astronauts, and they were just like he had been before he had when into the room. They were cocking, joking, and thinking that the world was their oyster. He looked at them, and he said it like he was making a joke. He said “ah ha you are laughing now but when you come out of that room you will know fear.”  Because when they hurt you it makes you afraid, people that have been severely hurt have large measures of fear.

People have been victorious in their life, people that are making it in the world they do not tend to have much fear. People that have been hurt, beat down, and defeated overcome, they are fearful. When the rod of the Lord comes to you, and touches you and you stop having all the successes that you had until that point in life, and you start to know failure, and physical pain sometimes through infirmity, you loose all of your cockiness.

It is interesting thin this Scripture verse. Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them. It is interesting that those two concepts are in the same verse. That fear comes when God begins your chastening. We see in the same verse there was no fear and the Rod of the Lord was not upon them. Because it is the Rod of the Lord touching you, that makes you afraid. Depending on how severely the Lord chastens you, now some people that were chastened so severely, that they were almost a mass of quivering jelly. They were failing at everything in their life. The chastening was so severe that they thought they would never function in the world again. After the wickedness was purged out of them, the Lord started restoring them; they started getting their confidence again. They never thought it would happen, but the Scripture clearly states in the Book of Isaiah the Lord rips and He tears and He destroys then he what? Does anybody know? He builds you again.

I am telling you these Scriptures they have to be made real to us. It sounds wonderful, He rips and He tears and He destroys and He builds again. What does that mean? When He is ripping, tearing and destroying your soul your emotions and your confidence and your heart, and maybe even your body, well it means a whole different ball game to know that after He does that He rebuilds you again. It is important to know that if you are in the midst of a crisis with an experience with God, were your whole life is blowing apart,. These Scriptures will tell you do not worry hold on because after its over He is going to build you again. This Word of God is so important to our life.

I have told you before, you have probably heard it before but I failed to put it on the tape. Before I almost died the Lord gave me a prophesy of some wonderful thing that He was going to do in my life. Right after that I went into the hospital for more than three months. I did not think that I would come out, if I had only understood that, that prophesy was Gods way of saying to me “you will come out. You will come out and I will build you again and I will perform my Word to You.” If I had only understood that it would have helped me tremendously. I thank God that I have a teachable spirit, I learn from my experiences. Not to long ago He gave me a glorious prophesy, right after that was severe trial and I now had added to my understanding of Gods nature this principal, that the Lord frequently will give you a glorious encouraging prophesy just before a severe trial hits.

Now to people who do not understand this, they would say what kind of a God is this? Giving me this glorious prophesy then all Hell breaking loose in my life? Yes it is His promise to you, that you will survive it, that you will grow from it, that you will increase in Christ from it, and that He will His prophesy to pass in your life. We must know how He thinks, the more we understand how He thinks, the more benefit we will receive from the way He ministers to us. Understanding is so important. Our carnal mind almost continuously misunderstands the Lord. What He does for our good, we think is for our evil.  I want to tell you that I am so grateful that I learned this principal, because when I get a glorious prophesy, no matter what comes against me in the next days I know that I have heard from my God, and He has said hold on and do not look at the circumstances because I have already told you what I am going to do after the wind stops blowing. It is glorious, its marvelous in my sight, and what has been happening recently, I will get a prophesy just before the trial is coming. It is not even a week before. As soon as I get the prophesy WHAM! I am in the midst of a severe trail. I know that God knew it before it hit and the victory is assured. It is marvelous. Understanding the Lord is marvelous because He is marvelous!

We are in Verse ten

10 Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.

 


That is speaking about his flocks increasing, that is talking about physical wealth, money. Verse eleven

11 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.

 


Their children are healthy many children and they are happy Verse twelve This is all the wicked now.

12They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.

They are happy,


13They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.

 


What that means is that there is no long chronic continuous illness, before they die, they just close their eyes and its all over. Do you know that we are not supposed to be sick before we die? Did you know that? What is going on in this nation, to me as one who has this revelations is a nightmare. People being sick for years before they die, spending their life in the doctor’s office taking tests and submitting to all kinds of gross tests. This is not of God. We are supposed to be healthy until your time comes and you are supposed to lay down and go to sleep and not wake up, in your own bed, in your own home, surrounded by people who love you. Verse fourteen

14 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.

 

Job is saying the people that have such a good life they are say I do not need you Lord. Is not that true is not that going on in this country today, we have a very wealthy middle class. Upper middle class, and wealthy people that do not know God, they do not want God, they think they do not need Him, they do need Him. Everything is going good in their life, they do not want God.

This is a paradox, this is a mystery, but having good things in this world with out God can be a curse. Anything that turns you away from the Lord is a curse, you do not need it if it turns you away from God. Money with out of is a curse. I want to tell you there is nothing in this world that can make you happy if you do not have God. Sooner or later your bottom is going to fall out, because if you are happy and you do not have God your house is built on sand, sooner or later. If not you, then your children’s generation, your bottom is going to fall out because you are standing on air. It cannot last. He is the only foundation, except for Him there is no foundation that man can stand upon.


The wicked are saying and what profit should we have if we pray unto Him. I am going to skip down to where Job is talking about the wicked. I am going to skip down to verse 29 or verse 30. And Job is saying.

30 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? They shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.  I remind you that in the last day that is this generation now. The wicked is reserved in chains of darkness until the judgment.

31 Who shall declare his way to his face? And who shall repay him what he hath done?

 

He is saying there is no recompense for the wicked, they are reserved. Job had a revelation, Job knew the Scriptures before they were written. Job knew that there was a day of destruction coming there is a day that the carnal mind is about to be destroyed its this hour, its this generation. The wicked the carnal mind is going to be destroyed. Christ is going to come in and be our life so our bodies will not die. We are not being destroyed our mind is being destroyed and we are getting a new mind, because the mind we have now is killing us, its name is death. Job is saying he knows, that the wicked are having no problem, until the day of destruction they are just floating through life. That is what he is saying. He is complaining to God, saying who is going to repay him for what he has done. He is saying these wicked , they just do what they want and there is no recompense for them. This last verse 34 he is talking to his friends.

34 How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?

What that means is that his friends were telling him that you are wicked and all these terrible things are going to happen to you. Job’s answer to them is “I do not know I see wicked people all around me and they look fine to me.” I want to tell you that the world  knows that and the church knows that and that is the part of the reason that this fantasy has started, that their judgment starts after their body dies and they go down under the ground and some red devil sticks them with a pitch fork and burns them with fire forever. People are not stupid they look around and the see some very wicked people prospering in this world. The explanation that they come up with is that after you die you are going to get it. It is not the truth.

The Truth is that there is one spiritual man in this world. He is a fallen man his name is adam, the creation of God. He was righteous, and he fell down and he died, and he became unrighteous, he is in eternal torment. He is a spiritual man, he is a many membered man, and he is appearing in many human bodies, because his mind is death these human bodies die. He keeps taking on new bodies, same man. Its like an overcoat that wears out you just put on a new overcoat. We are not this body, we are who we are spiritually. This body dies it is just dust.

It is a Scriptural principal that God repays wickedness in future generations. David committed adultery, and killed his lovers husband. The judgment fell on their son, their baby died. It happens all through the Scriptures. There was a wicked king, that God pronounced judgment on, the king repented. God said will not do this wickedness in your generation I will do it in the next generation. To the carnal mind that sound terrible! This king did evil, and because he humbled himself before God and repented the Lord said I will not put destruction on you I will put it on your son. To the carnally mind man this is terrible, but as far as God is concerned it’s the same person. As far as God is concerned it’s the same person.

Some people in the church would hear what I and think that I am preaching reincarnation. I am not at all preaching reincarnation. Not at all, I have many tapes on this if you have any questions. I am not going into it tonight. I am saying that there is a spiritual truth in the earth, there is one man, God created one living soul, his name is Adam. He exists in many human bodies. It does not matter whether he is in your body or your sons body when the judgment of God falls upon him. Jesus said to the Pharisees “I know you are the sons of those who killed the prophets.” Why because you are doing the same thing. Fallen man is doing the same sins that adam did from the beginning of time when he fell. God knows we are the same spiritual man in different bodies, we are doing the same sins that adam did thousands of years ago. We are the same spiritual man different generation, different body.

It is the same thing as saying this particular man, John Smith he was one man when he was ten years old, he was another man when he was fifteen, he was another man when he was twenty. No he is all the same man. If you commit a sin when you were twenty years old, and you experience for that sin when you are forty years old, is that unfair to the forty year old man? That is what we are speaking about here. That is how God sees it. If you cannot comprehend it, I ask that you pray about it, because that is how God sees it, it is a Scriptural principal.

Makes no difference to God, whether He recompenses you for your sin in this generation or two or three generations down the line. The sins of the Fathers will be visited upon the children unto the second, and third generation. The carnal mind says “how terrible a God punishing, and innocent child four generations away from when the sin was committed.” God is righteous. If it looks terrible to you, you do not understand some spiritual principal that God understands. This is a mature teaching ministry, I am telling you what that principal is. The principal is, is that it is the same child. That the grandchild or the great grand child of the man that did the sin, as far as God is concerned it is the same man.

God pronounced a curse upon one of the kings, I think it was the king of Judah I may be mistaken. He said because you have done this thing, because you have let the kings of Babylon in you, and you have shown them the Holy implements, your grandchildren will be Eunuch in the Palace of Babylon. Two or three generations down the road Daniel the author of the book of Daniel the great prophet, was a Eunuch in the palace of Babylon. You do not like it, I am sorry it is what the Bible says. A man sins, and his son, his grandson, or his great grand son gets the judgment. You do not like it, take it up with God, but you cannot change the book.

We are going to go head now to chapter 33. I will just make a few comments on Gods righteousness here, and we will call it quits. This is Elihu, this is the young man typifying the new order church which is now going forth in the earth with out condemnation, not condemning the sinners, and encouraging them, and imparting the life of Christ to them, helping them overcome their sin so condemnation will no longer be necessary. The book of Job chapter 33.

Now let me remind you this young man Elihu was listening to everything that the three wicked men where telling Job, and he kept quit because he believed that he was so young that he had no right to be disagreeing with these Spiritual elders. We see a principal in the scripture here that when this new order church comes forth a church whose members to not condemn sinners but by the grace of God impart spiritual strength to them to overcome their sin, that they will be newcomers or youngsters in the church.

I remind you that David was the youngest brother that God chose to be King over Israel, that this is a scriptural principal this company is coming forth out of the church; they are going to look like newcomers. The Lutheran church has been around for a long time. The Episcopalian church all the major denominations have been around for a long time. We are going to be seeing a lot of people coming forth that are not coming forth out of the traditional church, it is going to be a new move of God. It is going to overtake the church and the whole world with the mercy the righteousness, and the love of God that brings a chastening and a correction which resulting in the very nature being imparted to the individual thereby giving them the strength to stop sinning and enter into the true life of God. What we experience now is not the Life of God, its and existence called Hell. Job chapter 33.

 1Wherefore, Job, I pray thee, hear my speeches, and hearken to all my words.

Let us skip down a little here

 4The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

God is the creator, He knows us better than ourselves, verse five.

5 If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.

6 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead

Now here is a principal here. God sends men to speak for Him. If you are waiting from and angel or some spiritual being, the chances of you getting such a visitation are not likely, because in this hour God is speaking through His son. God sends a man who is submitted to Him. God will send a man to you, whose live if turned over to Christ, and the Lord will speak through that man. If you do not have spiritual ears, you may not understand that God is speaking to you through that man. We need spiritual eyes, we need to recognize the voice of the Lord when He speaks to you.

 6 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead:

Job asked to speak to God and this young man came in God’s stead

6 I also am formed out of the clay.

I am just a man

7 Behold, my terror shall not make thee afraid, neither shall my hand be heavy upon thee.

He is saying I am not going to condemn you like those other guys. Neither am I going to put you in fear for what terrible things God has to do for you.

8 Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying,

9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

We have a whole world full of people saying what is happening to me is not right. These terrible things that are happening to me, I do not deserve them, I did not do anything to deserve this. If they are not saying its God’s fault, they are saying its their fathers fault, or their mothers fault, or their bosses fault or their wife’s fault or their husbands fault. The truth is that is your fault. That God has given us weapons to overcome every problem in our live. Even if the person is persecuting you and you do not deserve it, God’s answer to that persecution is in the scripture. If you are not following His prescription as to how to respond to it, it is your fault.

Not to impute blame to anybody, that is not my p9oint. My point is so long as you are saying it is the other persons fault, God cannot help you. Everything that happens in our life is directed by our response to it. If our response is Godly he will give us victory over it. If our response is ungodly we will suffer because of our own sin, which is what? That ungodly response, to say that it is not my fault, that I am innocent is a manifestation of pride which will cut you off from God’s delivering power.

The first thing that this son of God does to Job, now look at this man he is in torment, he lost his wife, he lost his children, he lost his wealth, he is physically ill. The son of god goes to him and the first thing he says to him “you are not innocent.”  Now what is the difference between the first three guys that came in and told him what a wicked sinner he was and how he was going to Hell? This young man comes in and says “you are not innocent.” The words sound the same to me. The words sound just as condemning to me from these last guys, as from the other three guys. What is the difference?

The first three had a motive that was not of God. Their motive was pride. Their motive was really saying “thank God I s you on that dung hill and not me.” He was stilling on a dung hill. Thank God is you and not me. I am righteous and you are so wicked that this happened to you. We see this in the church, Pharisees in the church God has not touched yet, has not begun to touch them yet. Their life is in order, and they say they I am ok there must be something wrong with you, you must be one really wicked person, that you have this problem in your life, that is condemnation and it is pride. Condemnation coming forth from pride, God hates it.

This young man Elihu, his motive was what? Does anybody know what his motive was? His motive was righteousness. He came to tell him the truth, because Jesus said the truth with set you free. He said you are not innocent. Why? Because knowing that the sin is yours, knowing that this could not be happening to you if there was not sin in your heart, is the beginning of deliverance, into the Glory of the Freedom of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Verse   9 I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

Brethren if you want help from God that is where you start. You must know that you are not innocent you are not clean and you are not without transgression. You are a sinner just like everybody else in this world you are a sinner and all of your religious works has not stopped you from being a sinner. There is only one thing that will change you from being a sinner to being a righteous man. That is the death of your carnal sin filled mind and its replacement with the mind of Christ. You are innocent when sin in you ceases to be. As long as there is sin in you, even if that sin is under the blood, even if you have confessed it as sin, even if you have repented and God is helping you to work on it, so long as it is in there, as long as it is in your heart, you are not innocent. Jesus has promised to make you innocent when He rips that thing out of you by its roots, you will be innocent. Until He rips it out you are not innocent. You are not innocent, you have been reconciled unto God, you have received His mercy, you have Receive His grace, but you are not innocent.

Brethren, if you are a little boy and your mother dresses up in a suit, a tie, and a white suit, then she says “now do not get dirty junior we are leaving for church in a half an hour,” and you walk out and jump into a mud puddle, then walk back in to the house. I want to tell you your mother might forgive you, she may have mercy on you, she might have grace upon you, but you cannot go to church until she gets that stuff off of you, cleans you up and puts a new set of clothes on you. Yes God has mercy on you, but you are not ready, you are not ready for total union with Him. You are not ready for the high realms of the spirit until that stuff is purged out of you. Grow up.

Verse  10 Behold, he findeth occasions against me, he counteth me for his enemy,

Is not that wicked of God making me his enemy, when the truth is God is chastening him because there is sin in his heart. Let me give you an example, there is a small child getting caught stealing and his father is whipping him. The little boy says to him “how wicked of you making me your enemy.” God is righteous. If God is your enemy that means your mind if filled with sin and you need to be corrected and turned in the right direction.

Verse 11He putteth my feet in the stocks, he marketh all my paths.

I talk about that all the time. God is going to put your spiritual fee tin the stocks. If you need to be chastened, he will chasten you, and God is righteous. We have a church world calling God unrighteous calling His servants unrighteous, calling correction for sin unrighteous. Calling rebuke unrighteous, why? Because the sinner wants to think that they are righteous without the correction. Pride the enemy of every spiritual man. Pride it will kill you.

Verse 12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.

God is greater than man!

13 Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.

God does not owe you any explaination, He is greater than man.

14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.

We do not understand Him brethren, we are dull and hard of hearing and we do not understand him

Verse 15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;

16 Then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,

Pride is so severe in men that God, and frequently will only speak to them when they are sleeping because their pride is put down. Man has a problem it is called pride.

Verse 17 That he may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

Now this is what God does for us

Verse 18 He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.

19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong pain:

God chastens us with pain brethren. I can hear it in my ears all those believers saying “God does not do this!” Well my Bible says He chastens with pain.

Verse 20 So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

21 His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.

God afflicts your body.

22 Yea, his soul draweth near unto the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

23 If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness:

It says here that only one in a thousand is going to show you God’s uprightness, that is going to show you the righteousness in the pain He is causing you.

24 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.

Do you know what that is saying? God is saying that if He raises up a man, because you cannot declare God’s righteousness if you do not have the heart of God. If you one of these people that God sends such a man to you are delivered from the pit. That is what this is saying here.

25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

Brethren we know that Jesus was the ransom and Jesus is the ransom. We are going to end on this note. Let me go over what a ransom is. A ransom according to the Scripture is something that is given. If a child is kidnapped and the father gives a ransom, the thief takes the money and runs away. The ransom is given and stays with the thief. Jesus Christ is the ransom, He is given to us He is nailed to humanity for the life of the ages. He is stuck with us, and he is being to us and being nailed to us is going to purge us from our sin.

In this hour as Christ begins to appear in men, He will send a man motivated by Christ to a sinner lost in this world, and He is nailing them to these sinners. What does that mean? He is putting them in each others lives and He is saying “I have put you together and you are to labor with them until they turn from their wicked ways and they turn towards me.” He is putting them in these men’s lives, this is a New Order ministry. You do not stand in the pulpit and preach for two hours anymore. Not that there is anything wrong with that if that is what God has called you to.

The new order ministry is relationship. He is putting someone who is lost in sin together with someone motivating in the righteousness of Christ. Although not yet perfect, He is joining them in spirit and in soul. He is saying ot the one who is moving in Christ, I promise you will not be overcome by the sin of the one I have just nailed to you, but my righteousness in you will pass into them. My righteousness will pass in to them. I am going to read you the Scripture

25 His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth:

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.

27 He looketh upon men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit,

You have got to confess your sins and repent Brethren

and his life shall see the light.  

29 Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man,

30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.

31 Mark well, O Job, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I will speak.

He is just saying I will teach thee wisdom. Stop all your complaining about what God has done to you, listen to me and I shall teach you wisdom. Brethren this is coming to pass in this hour, this is the ministry of the Son. The men who are doing it before they are in perfection they are called what? Members of the two witness company. Once then ascend in to perfection they are going to be Sons of God. God is righteous, He is Glorious, it is His will to save you, it is His will to save you, It is His will deliver you, it is His will to raise you up out of the pit. If is difficult for men to understand that it is taking so long for the Lord to get His plan going. What is His plan? His plan is a company of men in whom the righteousness of God is flowing, who are going to lay down their lives for other people, to see them raised from the dead. It has taken Jesus all this time to get this company of men going.

My Bible says He is never late, He is never late. Do you know what that means? That no matter how late it looks to you or me, there is not anything that He cannot fix. If you are dead He will raise you from the dead. If you are all cut up from childhood experiences He will heal you. He is never late, He has everything under control. He has gotten to you just in the nick of time. There is not anything that has happened to you that He cannot straighten out. He can fix it all and He can do it. In the Name of Jesus. Any questions on this message? Let the truth about God’s nature ring from all the pulpits across the world, and let the condemnation stop and the power go forth to raise God’s people from the dead. Amen.

COMMNET: Would you say that Job had a Pharisee nature?

PASTOR VITALE: Yes, Job had a Pharisees nature. Amen. That is an interesting point because his friends who came, and condemned him, they were Pharisees too. We see Pharisees condemning Pharisees. Job must have been a very influential in the congregation, he was very wealthy. Everybody loved him until he got into trouble, then all they could do was condemn him. Let me put on this tape that the end of this book is that Job does repent, he confesses that he is just a man, that God is greater than he is, and that he needs Gods help, he needs to confess his sins. God restores him two fold. He got a new wife, new children, twice the wealth he had before he lost it. Twice the cattle, and twice the flocks. Let me read you that last parable. The end of Job.

Chapter 42 verse 12 So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.

13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.

14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.

15 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.

 16 After this lived Job an hundred and forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, even four generations.

 17 So Job died, being old and full of days.

 

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