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Friday, October 24 2014
Job 14: He Cometh Forth Like A Flower
"Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down"
Humans were created with the built-in capability to shed their often troublesome and painful mortal existence and replace it with joyous eternal life in which "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Revelation 21:4 KJV). It's possible for anyone, if they choose to do so by accepting the LORD's terms and conditions for salvation (see Repent, For The Kingdom Of Heaven Is At Hand). By personal choice, glorious eternal life is available to all.
The Messiah experienced a wide range of physical emotions and feelings - the same as everyone else. When He died, He did so with severe pain from injury and grief (the popular image of the Messiah hanging on a cross without a mark on Him is a blatant fraud that denies the Messiah's Sacrifice; see Satan's Masquerade).
"2:16 For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted." (Hebrews 2:16-18 KJV)
The LORD permitted the tribulation upon Job to strengthen his righteousness even more (see How Did The Devil Challenge Job To Commit A Satan?, What Did Satan Do To Job's Soul? and What Was In The Heart Of Job's Tabernacle?).
It was a great ordeal for Job, but the LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ - see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) did not allow Job to experience any greater mortal pain and suffering than the LORD Himself did when He was born as a man (see Crucified To The Sound Of Mockers). For Him too, "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble" (the original word used for "man" in that verse referred to the species, male and female; see The Thinker From The Soil).
"14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. 14:2 He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not.
Fact Finder: How will the salvation of humanity be like a harvest?
This Day In History, October 24
69: The Second Battle of Bedriacum. The Danube armies under Antonius Primus, an ally of Vespasian (see What Did Jesus Christ Say About Those Stones?), defeated the forces of Emperor Vitellius (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars and Pax Romana: The Birth Of The Roman Empire).
439: The Vandals (a Germanic tribe; the term vandalism" originated from the Vandals) captured the North African city of Carthage from the Romans. The German Empire later succeeded the Roman Empire of history and prophecy (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1147: After a 4-month siege, "Crusaders" led by Afonso Henriques reconquered Lisbon (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1273: Rudolf of Hapsburg, a Swiss count, was crowned king of Germany at Aachen, Charlemagne's old capital. Rudolf was the first Hapsburg to be "Holy Roman Emperor" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1360: The Treaty of Calais was signed by Edward III of England and John II of France, allowing England to retain certain French territories. The Hundred Years War, begun in 1337, continued until 1453.
1537: Jane Seymour, the third wife of England's King Henry VIII, died 12 days after giving birth to Prince Edward, later King Edward VI.
1601: Tycho Brahe died at age 54. The Danish astronomer made many important discoveries of the heavens during his career (many things of which were already well-known to those to read and believed the Holy Bible - see No 'Flat Earth' In The Bible).
1648: The Thirty Years War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia between France and the "Holy Roman Emperor" at Munster. After 3 decades of war, Germany was left devastated by sword, fire and plague.
1755: At the time when northeastern North America was divided into "New England" and "New France," a British expedition against the French-held Fort Niagara was repulsed.
1795: Poland ceased to exist as an independent nation when Russia, Prussia (which is in Germany; not to be confused with Russia) and Austria negotiated the Third Partition.
1920: Alexander, king of Greece 1917-1920, died at age 27 from infection after being bit by a pet monkey.
1921: The Nova Scotia working fishing schooner Bluenose (the Bluenose worked as an actual fishing schooner between races) defeated the U.S. racing schooner Elsie to win the International Schooner Championship. The Bluenose (which is pictured on the Canadian dime coin) remained undefeated in every race, against all comers, that it ever entered, including every year's International Schooner Championship, for its entire working life over the next 17 years.
1922: The Irish Parliament adopted a constitution for an Irish Free State, which formally came into existence in December.
1929: "Black Thursday" on the U.S. stock market, leading to the Great Depression. New York Stock Exchange prices collapsed with nearly 13,000,000 shares changing hands in panic selling.
1944: U.S. warplanes sank the Japanese battleship Musashi, one of the largest ever built, during the Battle of Leyte Gulf during the Second World War. The U.S. aircraft carrier Princeton was also sunk. More than 30 major U.S. and Japanese warships were sunk in the battle, including Japan's last 4 aircraft carriers. After this battle, the depleted Japanese naval forces resorted increasingly to Kamikaze suicide attacks.
1945: The founding of the United Nations.
1946: A camera on board a German V-2 rocket (used by Adolf Hitler to bomb Britain until the end of the war in 1945; see also Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) took the first photograph of Earth from outer space.
1947: During the "red scare" hysteria of McCarthyism, Walt Disney testified before the House "Un-American Activities Committee," where he named Disney employees that he accused of being communists. The term "McCarthyism" may be defined as "the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence." Named after Republican U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin (who was later discredited and censured before he died of alcoholism at age 48), it resulted in thousands of U.S. citizens wrongly accused as communists or communist sympathizers and subjected to "big brother" investigations and questioning before government or private-industry panels, committees and agencies. Many innocent people had their lives and careers destroyed by the hysteria that some historians have compared to the Salem Witch Hunts.
1964: Northern Rhodesia became independent from the British who established civilized government for the country; it thereafter became known as the Republic of Zambia.
1973: Israel's Yom Kippur War (an invasion by Arab nations on the Day of Atonement) ended (see A History Of Jerusalem: War And Peace).
1980: Poland's communist authorities granted recognition to the new independent trade union "Solidarity."
2003: The supersonic Concorde airliners made their last commercial flight.
2008: The "Bloody Friday" when many of the world's stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history.