The Book of Job, which in the past I had believed was the most boring book in the Bible aside from Numbers, has become the most fascinating book on prophecy, relationships between people, and the relationship between God and Satan, a sea monster living in the sea of people called the Leviathan who storms and fouls the water.

God ONLY is able to tame this mighty monster which destroys the souls of men:

  • Job 41
    [God’s Power in the Leviathan] “Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, Or snare his tongue with a line which you lower? Can you put a reed through his nose, or pierce his jaw with a hook? Will he make many supplications to you?
  • Isaiah 27:1
    [Israel Will Be Restored] In that day the Lord with His severe sword, great and strong, Will punish Leviathan the fleeing serpent, Leviathan that twisted serpent; And He will slay the reptile that is in the sea.
  • Psalm 74:14
    You broke the heads (the gentile nations influenced by Satan who rule over the Jews) of Leviathan (Satan) in pieces, and gave him as food to the people inhabiting the wilderness (The remnant of Jews at the end of the tribulation).
  • Revelation 12:9
    So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
  • Revelation 20:2
    He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;

Practical Applications are as such:

  • Under no circumstances presume to know the relationship between God and another person. No one knows what is happening behind the scenes just as Job’s friends had no idea what was happening between God and Satan. Therefore; never judge another person, just be their friend or a non-judging acquaintance while not enabling.
  • Cursing gets Satan aroused. If you want Satan in your life, curses will get his attention and he will come a calling.

Shadows and Types: If Job were a play the actors would be …

  1. Satan, the Leviathan
  2. Job, every man
  3. Elihu, the Holy Spirit

  1. Job’s three friends, the three monotheistic religions, Jewish, Christian, Muslim.
    1. Eliphaz (El is pure gold) the Temamite
      1. The son of Esau by his wife Adah, and father of several Edomitish tribes (Genesis 36:4, 10-11, 16). Hitchcock’s Names Dictionary. Eliphaz.
      2. Eliphaz
        • Muslims… A hatred of Jews
    2. Bildad (Old friendship) the Shuhite
      1. A descendant of Shuah, son of Abraham and Keturah
        • Christianity?
    3. Zophar (“Splendor” or “Radiance”) (“chirping; rising early”) the Naamathite
      1. He promises peace and restoration on condition of penitence and Job putting away iniquity. Legalistic? Hot headed
      2. He lectures on the fate of the wicked
        • Jewish Law?

Time Line:

  1. The story of Job would be in the time range of Eliphaz the son of Esau, the son of Jacob, The son of Isaac, the promised son of Abraham.
  2. Sarah died 1854 BC. Bildad was a descendant of Shuah, son of Keturah whom Abraham married after Sarah died.
  3. In 1816 Abraham dies at the age of 175 years. Ishmael is 89 yrs old and Isaac is 75 years old. Jacob and Esau are young teenagers at 15 years of age.
  4. See Timeline BC.

The three are
* Eliphaz the Temanite,
* Bildad the Shuhite and
* Zophar the Naamathite.

  • The youth is Elihu. And yet, he has the chutzpah (the nerve) to actually criticize his elders which are Job’s three friends, even though he does it respectfully. He also calls Job out. Ultimately, he will not be chastened by God.
  • So these three men stopped answering Job, because he was righteous in his own eyes. But Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite, of the family of Ram, became very angry with Job for justifying himself rather than God. He was also angry with the three friends, because they had found no way to refute Job, and yet had condemned him.” Job 32:1-3
  • “If you sin, how does that affect him?
    If your sins are many, what does that do to him?
    If you are righteous, what do you give to him,
    or what does he receive from your hand?
    Your wickedness only affects humans like yourself, and your righteousness only other people” Job 34:6-8
  • This emphasizes the fact that the three friends who criticize Job, albeit willing to come from afar and sit with Job, are still full of themselves and taking advantage of a man they call their friend during his vulnerability of suffering. His friends are full of pride in their supposed understanding of God’s wisdom at a time when Job can hardly defend himself.
  • Job bemoans this when he remembers how he was once esteemed.

Job 29:2, 7-9 “Oh, that I were as in months past, “When I went out to the gate by the city, when I took my seat in the open square,
The young men saw me and hid, and the aged arose and stood; the princes refrained from talking, and put their hand on their mouth;

Job 30:1 “But now they mock at me, men younger than I, whose fathers I disdained to put with the dogs of my flock.

  • And who is behind this evil scenario? None other than that sea monster who stirs up the sea of people, described as Leviathan, or Satan.
  • Destruction of the Leviathan the king over the children of pride.

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