Job 14:11-22 -“You Will Have a Desire To The Work of Your Hands”

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Job 14:11 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:
Job 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
Job 14:13 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!
Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
Job 14:15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.
Job 14:16 For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?
Job 14:17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.
Job 14:18 And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.
Job 14:19 The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.
Job 14:20 Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.
Job 14:21 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.
Job 14:22 But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

Introduction

With each study we learn more of the understanding, or lack thereof, of Job and his friends. As we do so, the fact that Job’s friends falsely accuse him and hold him responsible for the sins they have imagined he has done, and the fact that Job accuses them and holds them responsible for their sin of falsely accusing him, demonstrates that these men really are the type and shadow of who we are as the sons and daughters of Babylon the Great the Mother of Harlots and of abominations of the earth.

Rev 17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
Rev 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
Rev 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.

Spiritual ‘fornication’ is listening to and believing all the lies against our true husband and all the false doctrines, which are all contrary to His Word. We are confused into thinking we can take on the name of our true husband, but refuse His food He wants us to eat and refuse the clothes He wants us to wear. At this time in our walk, we are like Job. We want to tell God what we will eat and what we will wear for clothing. We want our own doctrines, but we want to call them His doctrines.

Isa 4:1 And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, to take away our reproach.

The one thing that distinguishes Babylon is confusion, the very meaning of that name:

ba bel
baw- bel’
From H1101; confusion; Babel (that is, Babylon), including Babylonia and the Babylonian empire: – Babel, Babylon.

Job is who we are before we are granted to see and hear “the things of the spirit”. It is only in our judgment that we finally admit:

Job 10:15 If I be wicked, woe unto me; and if I be righteous, yet will I not lift up my head. I am full of confusion; therefore see thou mine affliction;

But until our judgment comes upon us we feel sure we know God and that we are well qualified to be a teacher of God’s Word and be the savior of our own children. We have overcome many of the giants in our land, and like Job, we have done “many wonderful works”. Read Job 29 and this verse in Mat 7:

Mat 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

Yet we are completely unaware of who Babylon is or who her daughters are. She is some other church with whom we have never, ever been affiliated.

Rom 2:17 Behold, thou art called a [ spiritual] Jew [ a Christian], and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
Rom 2:18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent, being instructed out of the law;
Rom 2:19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness,
Rom 2:20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

But the truth is we have been in bed with a harlot for many years, and it is for this reason we speak things of which, in truth, we know very little or nothing at all. In Babylon we speak of God’s sovereignty as if we knew God to be sovereign, when in fact we deny that God created evil and that He has created the wicked for the day of evil. We accuse such a God of being wicked, all the while worshiping a God who either destroys all men without the hope of a resurrection, or even worse, He keeps them alive for all eternity in literal flames of a literal fire.
We speak of the love of God, and out of the same mouth we tell those in our charge to physically fight and war for God, family and country.
We say we “believe in Christ”, but we will not “do the things that [ He] says”.
When confronted with believing that God’s sovereignty extends to all things, the [ evil world, [ an evil] life, [ the evil of] death, [ evil] things present and [ evil] things to come, we deny any such belief and self- righteously defend our God as being above creating and sustaining “the law of sin and death”.
But what do the scriptures reveal God’s sovereignty covers?

Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
1Co 3:21 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;
1Co 3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
Eph 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

What do the scriptures reveal is the true love of God?

Mat 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.
Mat 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
1Jn 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
1Jn 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

How can we know we believe on Christ as a disciple indeed?

Luk 6:46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Joh 8:30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Joh 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. [1Jn 5:2]

The Jews of Joh 8 are the very Jews who believed on Christ, and yet they also wanted to kill Him. The spiritual meaning of that apparent contradiction is that we want to skip over judgment and still be saved from death.
When we, like Job, want God to kill us, we too, are guilty of wanting to kill Christ. How can I say that? I can say that because Christ tells us this:

Mat 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Job’s desire to physically die, with no understanding of the need for being judged and dying to his flesh, makes him, as a type of us, guilty of believing on Christ and yet wanting Him and His doctrine dead.
It is with that same tired, confused, yet proud and self- righteous spirit, that Job continues to plead with and contend with His Maker concerning his situation:

Job 14:11 As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up:
Job 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

Our “old man” comes to his Zenith while he is in Babylon. It is there that he does “many wonderful works” in the name of Christ. So this is what Job speaks of here in verses 11-12. It is only after Job is physically prosperous that he, as the type of us, is brought down low. That is the meaning of “the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decays [ Hebrew, wastes] and is dried up”. Physically speaking 75% of the earth’s surface is covered with oceans, and while the rains come mostly from the waters of the sea, the winds, the location of mountain ranges, and other factors cause those waters to often dry up and cause droughts which can last for years and waste the lands which are dried up for lack of rain.
But spiritually Job is speaking of himself as us and as the type of self- righteous Babylon within us. Here is this same message as it is delivered by Jeremiah concerning Job within us, as the self- righteous ” idol of our heart” (Eze 14:1-9) while we are in Babylon:

Jer 50:38 A drought is upon her [ Babylon’s] waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images [“idols of the heart”, Eze 14:1-9], and they are mad upon their idols.

Babylon’s “waters” are the lies and false doctrines which she teaches and which are believed by the whole Christian world. Those lies begin to be proven to be just that. Seeing Babylon’s doctrines for the lies they are, is the “waters failing from the sea… [ and] “her waters… [ upon which Babylon sits] be[ ing] dried up” within us.

Rev 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. [ What is the result of the drying up of the waters of Babylon?]
Rev 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Rev 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Rev 16:15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. [ What is result of Christ coming and drying up the waters of Babylon?]
Rev 16:16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

The beast and his armies will be destroyed, as they are predestined to experience:

Psa 59:12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.
Psa 59:13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.

The gathering of the forces of Babylon within us to do battle with Christ and His word is devastating for our ‘old man’ and his Babylonian lies. Our “old man” is fighting a losing battle when he goes up against Christ and His Words.

Rev 17:14 These [ the ten horns of our old man] shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.

This is the sixth vial, and it simply introduces us to the seventh vial, which is the consuming and the destruction of Babylon the Great within us:

Rev 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.
Rev 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
Rev 16:19 And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.
Rev 16:20 And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found.
Rev 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.

“It is done”. This is the ‘plague’, the ‘stripe’ which finally brings us to say:

Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.

When we condemn, contend with, and reprove our own Maker and Creator, we are blaspheming God. It is contended by the whole Christian world that these seven last plagues are designed to harden the hearts of those who will be cast into the lake of fire. In truth these plagues are God’s judgment which brings us to repentance and teaches us righteousness. It is this ” great hail” of this last plague of God’s judgment upon the kingdom of our old man, which ‘wipes away the refuge of lies’, which Job, as the type of us, is enduring. “The refuge of lies’ includes all of our self- righteousnesses, the false doctrine of free will and all of the other false doctrines with which we are afflicted for so long. This book of Job is the practical type and shadow of our judgment, which teaches us of the true righteousness whose only source is “Christ in us, the hope of glory”.

Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
Isa 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

When the ‘waters [ of Babylon] are dried up, our old man will “lie down and rise not, nor be raised out of sleep”. But a “new man” will be raised up out of the sleep of death into the light of life.

Job 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.

Mat 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

“Till the heavens be no more” may actually have an outward application. After all, they had an outward application at the time of their creation:

Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

What will becomes of “the heavens and the earth”?

Psa 102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.
Psa 102:26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:

Isa 51:5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
Isa 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Heb 1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
Heb 1:11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
Heb 1:12 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.

So the fate of the physical realm is not the concern of the spiritually minded. Here is that with which we are to be concerned:

2Pe 3:6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
2Pe 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
2Pe 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us- ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2Pe 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
2Pe 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
2Pe 3:12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
2Pe 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

This very same apostle has just informed us that he is not writing of some far distant future judgment. Rather he is speaking of the judgment whose “time is come”, and which is now upon “the house of God”.

1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

We simply cannot avoid or skip any of these words which have proceeded out of the mouth of God. But as the type of each of us, that is what Job, the whole world and we would do:

Job 14:13 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!

God’s scourging destructive wrath upon the kingdom of our old rebellious Adam would be of no benefit to us if God granted Job’s request to be in the grave “until thy wrath be past”. God’s wrath must be fulfilled upon the works of our old man or we will not be given to enter into God’s temple.

Rev 15:7 And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth for ever and ever.
Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.

Just as the type he portrays, Job anticipates a resurrection which is devoid of any spiritual insights. It is especially devoid of God’s chastening judgment.

Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
Job 14:15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.

Since Job just told us in verse 12: “So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep “, and since the very next verse is his wish: “O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!”, it is clear that Job, and all the Old Testament men of faith, knew to some extent that they were “strangers and pilgrims” on this earth and in these “vessels of clay”. They knew there was something more and that these clay vessels would have to be remade, but they were not ministering to themselves but to us, and they did not fully comprehend what that ministry was or the depth of the change of these clay vessels.

Heb 11:39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise:
Heb 11:40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

1Pe 1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
1Pe 1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1Pe 1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1Pe 1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

When Peter says “Not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister…” he also is speaking in terms of the order in which men are being brought to God. He is not saying “the prophets” would never know “of the grace that would come unto you”. What he is saying is the same thing we read in Heb 11, “God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”
It is clear that both Job and Abraham considered themselves to be “strangers and pilgrims” here on this earth.

Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Heb 11:14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
Heb 11:15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
Heb 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

“Not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister…” means that the “better thing that is for us” is the fact that the mercy shown to them will come through us “who first trusted in Christ”.

Mat 13:17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Rom 11:30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
Rom 11:31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy.
Eph 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:
Eph 1:12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

So Job and Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and “many prophets and righteous men” were not the first to trust in Christ. But “unto [ them] it was revealed that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister”, and they were given to know that “they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth”.
But knowing all of that gave them absolutely no appreciation for spiritual matters. So when Job and Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the “prophets and righteous men” of the Old Testament are resurrected into the fire of Christ’s New Covenant words, those words will come to them through those “who first trusted in Christ”. That ‘fire’ into which they will be resurrected is the very same fiery truth which have tried all of us. At that time they will be more than happy, at God’s own appointed time, to repent of their carnal understanding of who is a true child of Abraham, of what is the meaning of loving God and our fellow man, and of their own righteousnesses which stink in the nostrils of our God and of their hatred of their enemies. We know this is so because this is what Christ Himself told the Jews who “believed on Him”, yet wanted Him dead:

Joh 8:56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

But like Job, the type of all of us, Abraham, who is also a type of our relationship with Christ, had to be dragged out of Ur of the Chaldees, a type of Babylon, and into the land of promise, the type of our standing with God at this time.

Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

It is the dragging by the spirit of God which moves us all to do what we do, be it good or bad. It is God Himself who made Job and each of us the sinners we are, to need the savior He has provided for us. Not yet knowing who Christ is Job continues to bemoan being brought to his wits’ end.

Job 14:16 For now thou numberest my steps: dost thou not watch over my sin?
Job 14:17 My transgression is sealed up in a bag, and thou sewest up mine iniquity.

It is true. Our steps are numbered, God does indeed “watch over our sin”, and our transgression is sealed up in a bag. We are familiar with the verses which say as much:

Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Isa 63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants’ sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
Amo 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?

Job, as the type of Babylon within us, does not know these things. It is the experience of Job which reveals these truths, and it is only after we have known the sufferings of Job that we are brought to our wits’ end and are then given to know and to understand the mind of Christ and His Father (Joh 17:3).
Here is the extent of Job’s understanding of the sovereignty of God: This is the understanding we all have while believing the false Babylonian doctrine of mankind’s “free moral agency”.

Job 14:18 And surely the mountain falling cometh to nought, and the rock is removed out of his place.
Job 14:19 The waters wear the stones: thou washest away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth; and thou destroyest the hope of man.
Job 14:20 Thou prevailest for ever against him, and he passeth: thou changest his countenance, and sendest him away.

But there is a reason why ‘You prevail for ever against him’. It is that reason which was not given to be ‘seen or heard’ by the prophets and righteous men of the Old Testament. As the type of who we are while we are living under the false Babylonian doctrine of “free moral agency”, Job is granted to acknowledge that God is sovereign over ‘the mountains coming to nothing, and the rock being removed out of his place’. He is willing to acknowledge that just as ‘the waters wear the stones, so does God wash away the things which grow out of the dust of the earth.’ Job is even willing to acknowledge that God can and does “destroy the hope of man prevails against him… change his countenance and send him away”.
What Job does not acknowledge is that God is the cause of all of what he does. He certainly does not understand that he, Job, is not righteous of himself. When it comes to his own righteousness and His own integrity, he says:

Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
Job 27:5 God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.
Job 27:6 My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.

So with all the lip service about the omnipotence and the sovereignty of God, in the final analysis Job actually believes that he can and he is of himself “maintain[ ing] his own ways… his own integrity… [ and his own] righteousness”, and though God may bring mountains to naught and He may “wash away things that grow out of the dust of the earth, and… destroy the hope of man”, nothing can change the idea Job has that he is ‘righteous and full of integrity of himself’. “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”
Surely that is just who we are while we are in the wilderness that is Babylon. The false doctrine of our own will, free from God’s will is nothing less than the beast, who is that “man of sin” sitting on the throne of our hearts and minds.

Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman [ Babylon The Great, the mother of harlots, vrs 5] sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin [“our old man… the body of sin”] be revealed, the son of perdition;

Job’s conclusion at this point is inescapable.

Job 14:21 His sons come to honour, and he knoweth it not; and they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not of them.
Job 14:22 But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.

Our old man’s future is very dark, but it is out of that darkness and through his death that life and light are being called out.

Mat 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Col 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

The destruction of “him that had the power of death” will be the destruction of death itself. Only then can God be “all in all”, which is His ultimate goal.

1Co 15:25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
1Co 15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
1Co 15:27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

Next week, if the Lord wills, we will continue in the revelation of who we are as revealed to us in Eliphaz.

Job 15:1 Then answered Eliphaz the Temanite, and said,
Job 15:2 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?
Job 15:3 Should he reason with unprofitable talk? or with speeches wherewith he can do no good?
Job 15:4 Yea, thou castest off fear, and restrainest prayer before God.
Job 15:5 For thy mouth uttereth thine iniquity, and thou choosest the tongue of the crafty.
Job 15:6 Thine own mouth condemneth thee, and not I: yea, thine own lips testify against thee.
Job 15:7 Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?
Job 15:8 Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
Job 15:9 What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?
Job 15:10 With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.
Job 15:11 Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?
Job 15:12 Why doth thine heart carry thee away? and what do thy eyes wink at,
Job 15:13 That thou turnest thy spirit against God, and lettest such words go out of thy mouth?

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