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Job 33

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 1 [Elihu still speaking] "Therefore, Job, I pray you, hear my speeches, and think about all my words.

 2 Behold, now I have opened my mouth, my tongue has spoken in my mouth.

 3 My words shall be from the uprightness of my heart, and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.

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

 5 If you can answer me, set your words in order before me; take your stand.

 6 Behold, I am speaking for God according to your wish. I am also formed out of the clay.

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

 8 Surely you have spoken in my hearing, and I have heard the voice of your words, saying,

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

 10 But behold, He finds occasions against me, he counts me as his enemy,

 11 He puts my feet in the stocks, he marks all my paths.'

 12 Behold, I will answer you, in this you are not just; God is greater than man.

 13 Why do you strive against him? For he does not have to account for any of his doings.

 14 For God does speak, once, yes twice, yet man does not perceive it.

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

 16 Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

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

 18 He keeps 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.

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

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

 22 Yes, his soul draws near to the grave, and his life to the destroyers.

 23 If there is a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show to man the right way;

 24 Then God is gracious to him and says, 'Deliver him from going down to the pit. I have found a ransom.'

 25 Then his flesh shall become fresher than a child's, and he shall return to the days of his youth.

 26 He shall pray to God, and He will be favorable to him; and he shall see His face with joy for He will restore man to His righteousness.1

 27 He looks upon men, and if any say to Him, 'I have sinned, and perverted what was right, and it did not benefit me;'

 28 He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.

 29 Lo, all these things God often times works with a man,

 30 To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living.2

 31 Mark well, O Job, listen to me; hold your peace, and I will speak.

 32 If you have anything to say, answer me; speak, for I desire to justify you.

 33 If not, listen to me; hold your peace, and I shall teach you wisdom.


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1 and he shall see His face with joy for he will restore man to His righteousness. So the result of a man truly turning away from sin is to see God's face and to be restored to His righteousness. Both strange topics in Christendom: 1) to see God's face, and 2) to be restored to God's righteousness. These are topics strange to an estranged Christendom, but not to the scriptures of the New Testament as below:

For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. 2 Cor 4:6.

Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face, to be in His presence continually! 1 Chr 16:11.

seek you first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things will be added to you. Mat 6:33.

Do you not know.. you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? Rom 6:16.

So once again, it seems these ancient men were closer to the teachings of the New Testament than Christendom. Are you beginning to see how Christendom has morphed into Babylon?

2 to be enlightened with the light of the living. So if a man is sinning, he is not enlightened with the light of the living. But if a man turns from sin, he can be enlightened with the light of the living. To be enlightened with the light of the living is described in the New Testament.

And so we have the more sure prophetic word; to which you do well to pay attention, as to a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; 2 Pet 1:19. (So we listen to the word in our heart and obey it; then the light, like a brilliant star, rises in our hearts.)

For a little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overcome upon you because he who walks in darkness does not know where he goes. John 12:35.

This then is the message which we have heard from him and declare to you: that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not [live in] the truth. But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanses us from all sin, 1 John 1:5-7.

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the Light of Life." John 8:12

So once again, it seems these ancient men were closer to the teachings of the New Testament than Christendom. Are you beginning to see how Christendom has morphed into Babylon?

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