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Sunday, October 12 2014

Job 3: Job's Prophecy Of The Resurrection

"For I know that my redeemer liveth, 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"

Job understood that salvation is a matter of a future resurrection and Judgment of the dead (see the Fact Finder question below) which will occur after the Messiah's coming to Earth to reign (see The Kingdom Of The LORD God and The Church: Mission Accomplished).

"19:25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 19:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 19:27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me." (Job 19:25-27 KJV)

Resurrection The LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ - see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) permitted the trials of Job (see How Did The Devil Challenge Job To Commit A Satan? and What Was In The Heart Of Job's Tabernacle?), not to weaken or to destroy him, but to ultimately strengthen and glorify him. The depth of Job's despair was the starting point from which the height of his overcoming was determined.

Amidst his great pain and sorrow, Job rebuked the day of his mere physical birth because he knew that his spiritual birth, his next "birthday" in which he will be truly "born again" (see What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?) was the purpose and the goal of his temporary physical life (see What Was In The Heart Of Job's Tabernacle?).

"3:1 After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day.

3:2 And Job spake, and said, 3:3 Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. 3:4 Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. 3:5 Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it.

3:6 As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months. 3:7 Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein. 3:8 Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning. 3:9 Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but have none; neither let it see the dawning of the day: 3:10 Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.

3:11 Why died I not from the womb? why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? 3:12 Why did the knees prevent me? or why the breasts that I should suck?

3:13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest, 3:14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves; 3:15 Or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver: 3:16 Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light. 3:17 There the wicked cease from troubling; and there the weary be at rest. 3:18 There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. 3:19 The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master.

3:20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul; 3:21 Which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures; 3:22 Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave?

3:23 Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in? 3:24 For my sighing cometh before I eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters. 3:25 For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. 3:26 I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came." (Job 3:1-26 KJV)

Fact Finder: Why are there going to be two major resurrections of salvation? How and when will they be different - but with a single purpose?
See Why Two Resurrections? and The Eighth Day: Empty Cemeteries; see also Isaac: Rising From The Ashes and Resurrection and Reincarnation: What's The Difference?

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This Day In History, October 12

539 BC: The army of Cyrus the Great of Persia captured Babylon - an event that later permitted the return of the people of Judah to Jerusalem (see The Prophecies Of Cyrus of Persia and The Prophet Daniel: The Hand Writing On The Wall).

1285: 180 Jews were burned to death in Munich, Germany, after refusing to convert to the Church of Rome (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).

1492: Christopher Columbus made his first landfall in the "New World" (see Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy). All four of the voyages of Columbus were actually limited to the area of the Caribbean Sea - despite popular myth and propaganda, none landed in North America.

Voyages of Christopher Columbus

1518: After the "Holy Roman Empire" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation) began proceedings against him for heresy, 35 year old Martin Luther was summoned to the Diet at Augsburg. In the theological discussions that followed, Luther refused to recant his 95 Theses that he had posted on the door of the Castle Church at Wittenberg. While Luther rejected the corrupt leadership of the Papacy, he, and most "Protestants" ever since, maintained nearly all of Rome's antichrist doctrines (see Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?).

1576: Rudolf II, the king of Hungary and Bohemia, succeeded his father Maximillian II as Holy Roman emperor.

1692: Massachusetts Governor William Phips ordered an end to the Salem witch trials that caused numerous innocent people to be executed (see also What Is Sorcery?).

1702: In the War of The Spanish Succession, Admiral Rooke with 30 British ships defeated the Spanish at the Battle of Vigo Bay and seized 11 ships full of treasure.

1810: Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildurghausen. The festivities became an annual event and evolved into the present Oktoberfest festival of beer and bratwurst.

1811: Paraguay declared its independence from Spain and Argentina.

1822: Brazil formally became independent of Portugal.

1899: The Anglo-Boer War began in South Africa.

1918: A forest fire killed 453 people in Minnesota.

1928: The Graf Zeppelin became the first commercial dirigible to cross the Atlantic. The Zeppelin, named after its inventor, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, made more than 500 trans-Atlantic flights until it was retired in favor of the hydrogen-filled Hindenburg.

1933: Alcatraz was opened as a U.S. federal maximum-security prison.

1945: A few months after the Second World War in Europe ended, the Allied Control Council ordered the dissolution of the Nazi Party of Germany (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).

1960: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev pounded his desk at the United Nations with his shoe after becoming angry during a debate.

1963: Archaeological research digs began at Masada in Israel.

1964: The Soviet Union launched Voskhod 1 into orbit. It was the first spacecraft to carry a multiple crew.

1970: President Richard Nixon announced the withdrawal of 40,000 more U.S. troops from the Vietnam civil war (Vietnam was divided into North and South by France; when France was driven out, the U.S. replaced French forces and took the side of South Vietnam).

1973: Spiro Agnew resigned as U.S. Vice-President after being convicted of tax evasion. He was replaced by Gerald Ford.

1984: 5 people were killed when an Irish Republican Army terrorist bomb exploded at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England, during the annual Conservative Party Conference. It was an attempt to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet.

1992: An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter Scale struck Cairo; 552 killed, nearly 10,000 injured. The epicenter was not far from the great pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.


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