Thoughts on Job

by Michael
(Canada)

TJ I like what you have posted regarding the scriptures found in Job. I too believe that what was going on in Job 1:6 and 2:1 might have been an observance of one of the annual Sabbaths by Job (perhaps with others in his community as well). The 7 annual Sabbaths of God are rich in meaning and have everything to do with Jesus Christ. Religious Jews today recognize these annual Sabbaths as it pertains to their faith, and many Christians are re-discovering the connection of these days to Christ.

There are more than a few examples in God?s word that reveal to us that events here on earth are watched with great interest in heaven. Steven being stoned comes to mind; he was given a vision of Christ standing (perhaps out of respect) just prior to his martyrdom. Also a fascinating account is given in II Chronicles 18:19. The warring King Ahab of Israel was sent a lying spirit in the mouth of his prophets after God saw what he was up to.

I think when we meet down here on earth observing the Sabbaths; the angels of God in heaven also meet with him around his throne. So therefore in one sense of the word we are all meeting together, and like you said what better day for Satan to present himself than on the Day of Atonement to bring his accusations against Job.

Another interesting point is that according to Malachi 3:16, God listens in on his saints who communicate with each other, and a book of remembrance is written by him! Which means this email and webpage may be included!

Job 38:6 is hard to figure out but I think it is connected. Verses 4 and 5 tell of God laying the foundation of the earth and the cornerstone. Verse 7 makes me think what he is eluding to is the Feast of Trumpets, more commonly known as Rosh Hashanah. In Judaism this is usually associated with the blowing of the Shofar as a memorial of the New Year (creation, laying the foundation and cornerstone). The word also means shouting however, not just blowing of a horn.

Paul refers to the last trumpet sounding in I Corinthians 15:51 when all the saints are caught up in the air to meet Christ at his coming. Many ideas have come from this but the point is clear from God?s law that one of his annual Sabbaths involves the saints coming together and blowing a horn or shouting in triumph (think Joshua and the walls of Jericho and the congregation shouting in triumph as a type of this), as we will do upon Christ?s return!

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