The Book of Job is THE story of the Elect
Although many of the chapters in the book of Job are filled with extra-Biblical interpretations of man’s
idea of the essence of Father, the overall story of the book closely indicates the travail the Elect will face when Satan
manifests himself as “instead-of Christ”.
I am not sure how many have done much in-depth thinking beyond the fact that the book does tell A story
about the Elect even of the end-times, but recently I have seen more there than I saw the first few times.
Some few understand that we will be tested by Satan, even delivered up to his very “seat” by those
Jesus advised of this in Mathew 24, and said it very plainly in:
9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be
beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither
do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy
12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against
their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.
13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall
14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it
ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
As well as in:
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues,
and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall
they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish. (KJV)
The main reason for this article is to allow you to see the confirmation of the above passages for yourself,
by remembrance. The book of Job illustrates the subjects and objects taught by the above verses, and in surprising detail.
Job was one who loved God, and sincerely tried every way possible to shun evil. Father had blessed him greatly.
(Job 1:1-5) Satan the accuser, came before the Father’s presence, having temporarily left off from his work of roaming
the earth, and essentially accused Job of being less than aware of the source of his material blessings. Job 1: 6-12) Think
hard on this one. Material things can certainly take your eyes off of God. Especially if you become hungry. Remember the things
satan used on Eve, and even Jesus? The first exploited the flesh need for physical FOOD. Note also that the word used
for ‘man’ by Father in verse 8 is “iysh” and not ’adam’. Another question you may consider
from this is when did Father first call the gentiles?
Well, satan’s first attack did not work like satan had anticipated. (Father knows the hearts and minds
of His children). Job’s acceptance is given as a model for us in Job1:20-22.
Did satan give up? Nope. He went back to the well to muddy the water even more. (2:1-7) Pay close attention
to Job 2:6. (Behold, he is in your hands, but save his life). Think on this. Recall Lk 21:18 above “not a hair of your
head shall perish”. Think about who holds the power of death (Heb 2:14). Think also about the deception of the end times,
and slewfoots miracles he is able to perform. (Matt 24:24 and Rev 13:13). Satan cannot give life, but he surely has the power
to take life unless Father denies him this power.
Think also about the pride of your life. Isn’t it your own soul? Think about the second temptation of
both Eve “pleasant to the eyes”and with Christ Satan attempted to attack to see if there was pride of whom He
was. It seems slewfoot has a similar MO, today.
The last family member that Job had left after verse 2:7 was his wife. She turned on him in verse 9. (see
It is here in verse 11 that slewfoot unleashed the attack of worldly religious “wisdom” in the
persons of 3 of Job’s ‘religious friends’. Think of Eve again. (the fruit) was good for food, pleasant to
the eyes, and desired to make one WISE. (Gen 3:6). Think of Christ in the wilderness on satan’s third attempt
“if you will worship me”.
Up to chapter 31, the ‘friends’ continued to pour out their interpretation of who Father was,
and how Job was apparently just getting punished for his sins.
Many people who fail to study for themselves just skim over the chapters of Job from 4 thru 37, dismissing
them as purely man’s drivel. However there is a FOURTH speaker, who has, by the beginning of chapter 38 just
about broken Job by his speech. It is a different sort of speech than that of his other friends. Mostly people mention the
falsity of the teaching of Job‘s “three friends” , but this fourth person needs a good look.. His
name is Elihu, and is introduced during the first 14 verses of chapter 32. That this person spoke with a bit of authority
is evident by the way everyone shut up when he spake. (see v 32:15). Job, as well as his “religious friends”.
That this Elihu was present and observed by at least Job may be indicated by verse 14. Perhaps Job saw something we should
examine more closely.
This Elihu was described as the son of Barachel, the Buzite, of the kindred of Ram”
The meaning of the name, Elihu is given in definition in the margin as “God is Jehovah”, or “my
God is He”. The Hebrew would allow even “he is God”. for these words.
From Strong’s we gather a little more on the meaning:
453 'Eliyhuw (el-ee-hoo'); or (fully) 'Eliyhuw' (el-ee-hoo'); from 410 and 1931; God of him; Elihu, the name
of one of Job's friends, and of three Israelites: KJV-- Elihu.
410 'el (ale); shortened from 352; strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also
of any deity): KJV-- God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might (-y one), power, strong. Compare names in "-el."
1931 huw' (hoo); of which the feminine (beyond the Pentateuch) is hiy' (he); a primitive word, the third person
pronoun singular, he (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensivelyself), or (especially with
the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are: KJV-- he, as
for her, him (-self), it, the same, she (herself), such, that (... it), these, they, this, those, which (is), who.
Satan certainly knows who God is.
Now the linage of this Elihu as given us in that verse is:
1292 Barak'el (baw-rak-ale'); from 1288 and 410, God has blessed; Barakel, the father of one of Job's friends:
Satan was originally so blessed by God that his job was at first, the guardian of the Mercy Seat. See Isa
14 and Eze 28.
7410 Ram (rawm); active participle of 7311; high; Ram, the name of an Arabian and of an Israelite:
KJV-- Ram. See also 1027. ***. rum. See 7311.
Satan was originally “high” ok. He was in heaven.
And, Buz is : 940 Buwziy (boo-zee'); patronymic from 938; a Buzite or descendant of Buz: KJV-- Buzite.
938 Buwz (booz); the same as 937; Buz, the name of a son of Nahor, and of an Israelite: KJV-- Buz.
937 buwz (booz); from 936; disrespect: KJV-- contempt (-uously), despised, shamed.
936 buwz (booz); a primitive root; to disrespect: KJV-- contemn, despise, X utterly.
Satan dispises God, and all the Elect.
This one, Elihu was young, but everyone else was very old. (32:6). He said he was afraid to show his opinion.
Note that all the angelic visitors who were described were described as young men.
From Strong’s, “afraid” is: 2119 zachal (zaw-khal'); a primitive root; to crawl; by implication,
KJV-- be afraid, serpent, worm.
Hmmm. Think about Gen 3:14.
His “opinion” is 1843 dea` (day'-ah); from 3045; knowledge: KJV-- knowledge, opinion.
And the root word is: 3045 yada` (yaw-dah'); a primitive root; to know (properly, to ascertain by seeing);
used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care,
recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) [as follow]:
KJV-- acknowledge, acquaintance (-ted with), advise, answer, appoint, assuredly, be aware, [un-] awares, can
[-not], certainly, comprehend, consider, X could they, cunning, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, endued
with, familiar friend, famous, feel, can have, be [ig-] norant, instruct, kinsfolk, kinsman, (cause to let, make) know, (come
to give, have, take) knowledge, have [knowledge], (be, make, make to be, makeself) known, + be learned, + lie by man, mark,
perceive, privy to, X prognosticator, regard, have respect, skilful, shew, can (man of) skill, be sure, of a surety, teach,
(can) tell, understand, have [understanding], X will be, wist, wit, wot.
IT is interesting that it properly means “learn by seeing” Satan surely learned how to play God
by seeing. His mind never learned. Whomever this young man named Elihu was, he had disrespect (Buz) as an ancestor, and the
presence of his speech was sufficient to shut everyone up. He was apparently a dynamic orator. I personally begin to suspect
that we may be witnessing another of satan’s trips to earth as mentioned in Chapters 1 and 2 of this book.
Job may have sensed this personage, for he adhered to Mk 13: 11 and Lk 21:14-15. In fact, Job did not speak
again until after Father spake and took care of it for him! Father, took care of it, just like He would promise. In the future,
He will do so again, via His Holy Spirit when the time comes.
Finally, notice something else. Father opened with (ch 38:2) “Who is this who darkened council by words
without knowledge?” Who had just finished speaking? It was not Job, nor was it the 3 “friends”. It was the
young man “Elihu”. Finally, after Father lectures Job on giving slewfoot an audience, Father calls our attention
to something else. He states in Ch 42:7 to Eliphaz that He was angry with him and his TWO friends. Note:-- Elihu was
not mentioned nor acknowledged. Father did not give satan the time of day. Neither should we. We must trust and wait for Father’s
Holy Spirit which He promised. See Joel 2:28-29. This was demonstrated in Acts 2, when the Comforter first came down.
There are those who will persist that God didn’t mention Elihu, cuz he did good. Shame on you.
Consider the following.
Job did a little oops right here--
35 Oh that one would hear me! behold, my desire is, that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary
had written a book. (KJV)
6 Behold, I am according to thy wish in God's stead: I also am formed out of the clay. (KJV)
Be careful what you ask for. Satan has ears. So now--
Then we have the lies of Elihu (Satan) for the third time in the book. Remember the 3 he pulled on Messiah?