72) Faith As Old As Time

Trusting in YHVH’s Ordained Redeemer is not a new means of salvation that came into existence when Jesus Christ died on the cross.  It is as old as time.

God was not taken off guard when his prototype humans used the freedom he gave them to choose to explore their options, and suffered the consequences in their DNA, passed down to all their descendants. 

“ye were…redeemed with…the precious blood of the Appointed One / Messiah / Christ…Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you…” (I Peter 1:19-20)

“the gospel according to the power of God…his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus / YHVH’s Chosen Savior before the world began, But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel:” (II Timothy 1:8-10)

Archeology has uncovered documents recording complex subject matters dating approximately a thousand years before Noah’s flood. It is irrational to believe that God spoke with Adam then waited until  2,500 years after creation and 800 years after the flood for Moses – not Adam or Enoch or Methuselah or Noah or Shem or Abraham or Joseph – to be the first person to record a history of creation, the fall and the plan of salvation.

That Adam and Eve must have understood the perfect nature of the promised savior, and shared this information with their descendants is unarguably articulated in the account of Job’s experiences. This predates Moses’ first-hand account of the Exodus. Job provides fascinating insights into the most ancient times not included in Moses’ historically focused treatise.

While you’re at it, note the classic poetic drama medium of Job’s account, still popular centuries later in Greek plays. and even during Shakespeare’s productions. What percentage of the ancient population was literate do you think? Envision a live production just like the Epic of Gilgamesh or The Odyssey or Beowulf would have been passed down in the millennia before we had television.

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Put some life into it! To help, I’m functioning as the choragos with the italicized headings to the narration, and I’ve left out all the clutter of the chapter and verse references.

Bildad advises Job to find an end to his suffering by consulting the sages from the classical civilization preceding their post-apocalyptic dark age. Obviously, this could only be done through their writings carried through the flood.

Then answered Bildad the Shuhite…enquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers / authorities, instructorsShall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart [as we are taught by Job’s words uttered out of his heart and written down]

Job points out that he can’t confront invisible God to argue his case so why bother?

Then Job answered and said…how should man be just / justified [in any conflict] with God? Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not. 

Job meditates on Eliphaz’s pitiless advise

If God will not withdraw his anger [referencing Enoch’s writings], the proud helpers  [fallen angels, even as powerful and equally hyper dimensional as they are] do stoop under him. How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him?

Then Job remembers how the wicked angels got righteous Enoch to intercede for them.

[Hmmmm] Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer – but! [instead] – I would make supplication [have an advocate plead on my behalf] to my judge. [After all,] If I had called, and he had answered me; yet would I not believe that he had hearkened unto my voice…For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment.

Job sinks back into self-pity and despair

Neither is there any daysman / adjudicator,  betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both [to pronounce judgment in the conflict].”

Not fair! There should be a jury of my peers! 

dore_025Hast thou [God] eyes of flesh? or seest thou as man seeth? Are thy days as the days of man? are thy years as man’s days? 

Enter El-i-hu, “He (hu) is my (i) God (El)”

Then was kindled the wrath of Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram:  [unequivocally establishes he is human] against Job was his wrath kindled, because he justified himself rather than God. Also against his three friends was his wrath kindled, because they had found no answer, and yet had condemned Job...

Elihu reminds Job that God DOES understand the human condition because he is in man.

And Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite answered and said [pointing his finger in outrage]there IS a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding…The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.

Oh you want an arbitrator, do you? Let’s do it!

If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up [like a man, you wuss!]. Behold, I am according to thy wish in God’s stead: I also am formed out of the clay. 

But I’m taking God’s side – Prosecuting Attorney!

Surely thou hast spoken in mine hearing, and I have heard the voice of thy words, saying, [with lower lip pouting, mocking whiney voice]I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me”…[Changes to thundering tone of voice] Behold, in this thou art not just!: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man…

Elihu mockingly throws Job’s words back at him

For God speaketh once, yea twice [euphemism for multiple], yet man perceiveth it not

But where were YOU when his prophets like Shem spoke for him?!

If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his [God’s] uprightness: Then he [God] is gracious unto him, and saith,

  • Deliver him from going down to the pit: [salvation!]
  • I have found a ransom. [redemption!]
  • His flesh shall be fresher than a child’s: [resurrection!] 
  • he shall return to the days of his youth [be born again!]
  • He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: he will render unto man his [God’s] righteousness. [restoration!]

He looketh upon men, and if any say, [unlike anything you’ve said so far, Job!]  I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not; He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light. 

This has been witnessed by HOW MANY HUMANS Job? Aren’t you listening?

Lo, all these things worketh God oftentimes with man, To bring back his soul from the pit, to be enlightened with the light of the living. 

You are treading on thin ice, Job.

Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom. My desire is that Job may be tried unto the end [given time to rethink / repent] because of his answers for wicked men. For he addeth rebellion unto his sin, he clappeth his hands among us, and multiplieth his words against God. 

Enter God.

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding…Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it…Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

Job is put in his place 

Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further...I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee [in your creation, but most of all in your spirit-filled humans]. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

But wait! There’s more to the concept of God in flesh than spirit-filled humans. God becoming flesh. This next section proves that ancient Job knew about the “Christian” plan of salvation through redemption of life for life, and restoration to the original immortality of mankind by resurrection.

For I know that my redeemer liveth [in the present!], AND that he SHALL stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another [body’s eyes, refuting reincarnation].” (Job 19:25-27)

The Bible explains four dimensional humans cannot look upon multidimensional God and live. We cannot survive exposure to a blast of energy greater than an atomic bomb.

king-george-iAnd Moses said unto the LORD…if I have found grace in thy sight, shew me now thy way [customary condition, looks, like a bride in an arranged marriage unveiling herself to her husband], that I may know thee…I beseech thee, shew me thy glory / power encapsulated as in a portrait

s-l300And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live….

Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.” (Exodus 33:12-23)

YHVH’s Savior is four dimensional. He is the individual Job sought, a messenger to show humans the face of God, the express image of God, and the likeness of righteous God.

“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high…Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.” (Hebrews 1:1-12)

The writers of the New Testament identify the same human being Yahweh’s Savior / Yeshua / Jesus in the New Testament as equal to God in the Old because he is the Son of God made in his image and likeness.

“The Chosen Savior / Christ Jesus: Who…equal with God… 

  • made himself of no reputation,
  • and took upon him the form of a servant,
  • and was made in the likeness of men:
  • And being found in fashion [mode] as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.

  • That at the name of Yhvh’s Savior / Jesus
  • every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 
  • And that every tongue should confess that Yhvh’s Promised Savior / Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:8-11)

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return,

  • That unto me
  • every knee shall bow,
  • every tongue shall swear.” (Isaiah 44:22-23)
  • “In the beginning was the Word
    • And God said
  • and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.
    • And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness
  • All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
    • Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made
  • In him was life;
    • And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life
  • as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name / YHVH’s Promised Savior
    • and man became a living / connected to source of life soul.
  •  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
    • Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased. And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli…which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.” (Luke 3:21-38)
  • And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1-14, Genesis 1-2) 

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