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Wednesday, November 19 2014
Job 40: Meet Your Maker
"Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!"
The English word "maker," which originated from the Anglo-Saxon (the Anglos were a tribe of the Saxons; Saxony was in Germany - the reason that English and German originated from the same people) word machen, means one who produces or creates something.
"Make" and "Maker" are used to translate a number of Biblical Hebrew words, including:
The LORD (Who was and is Jesus Christ - see Genesis 1: In The Beginning Was The Word and The Kingdom Of The LORD God) is the Creator (see By Him Were All Things Created), but He is also the Maker - of life for those who obey Him, and of destruction for those who choose to be worthless rebels and traitors to the LORD God (see The Kingdom Of The LORD God).
The LORD is the Maker of all life (see also What Makes Physical Life Possible?).
"1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
The LORD is the Maker of good for those who obey Him (see Christ Died For Repentant Sinners and Why Call Me, Lord, Lord, and Do Not The Things Which I Say?).
"36:3 I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker." (Job 36:3 KJV)
The LORD is also the Maker of destruction for those who have chosen to deserve it (see What Happens After The Messiah Returns?).
"32:22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away." (Job 32:22 KJV)
The LORD provided many lessons to righteous Job (see What Did The LORD Teach About How To Pray?, The First Teacher, Red Sky At Night, Sailor's Delight, What Are The Hunter and The Seven Sisters Doing In Heaven? and What Did The LORD Say About Animals?). Just before the LORD restored Job to more than he had before his tribulation (see What Did Satan Accuse The LORD Of Doing?, How Did The Devil Challenge Job To Commit A Satan? and What Did Satan Do To Job's Soul?), He gave him a lesson in how the LORD is the Maker of all things.
"40:1 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
Fact Finder: When will all be "made"?
This Day In History, November 19
461: Libius Severus was declared Emperor of the Western Roman Empire (see also A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars and Pax Romana: The Birth Of The Roman Empire). By that time, the Roman Empire was "falling" to the Germanic tribes that later became the "Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).
1095: The Council of Clermont began. It was called by Pope Urban II for sending the First Crusade (see also Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1493: Christopher Columbus discovered (it wasn't a "discovery" for the people who were already there) the island that is today known as Puerto Rico (Columbus called it San Juan Bautista) during his second voyage to the New World. All of the voyages of Columbus were limited to the islands of the Caribbean Sea (for a map of the four voyages of Columbus, see Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
1521: Milan was invaded by papal armies under Colona, beginning the war between the Hapsburg and Valois dynasties.
1600: Charles I, king of Scotland and England, was born. His authoritarian rule led to civil war and his eventual execution.
1703: The "man in the iron mask," a prisoner in the Bastille prison in Paris, died. His true identity is unknown; he was the subject of literary works by Francois Voltaire and Alexandre Dumas.
1809: During the Peninsular War, 30,000 French defeated 50,000 Spanish at the Battle of Ocana.
1858: British Columbia became a military colony of Britain. It had been administered by the Hudson's Bay Company (the company that Britain made contract with to develop commerce routes and trading posts through much of Canada), but thousands of U.S. gold miners and outlaws ignored the border and refused to heed the company's established legal authority (mostly by shooting at company officers). To prevent the lawless horde from violently taking over the territory and its people, it was temporarily made a military colony of Britain, whereby law and order was restored.
1866: As requested by the people who lived there, Vancouver Island (named after British Captain George Vancouver, an officer in the British navy who explored much of the west coast of North America), which had been a separate British colony, was included in the territory of British Columbia.
1897: The start of the Great City Fire of London.
1911: The first Marconi wireless transmission from Italy was received in New York.
1941: During the Second World War (1939-1945; listen to our Sermon The European World Wars), the Australian warship Sydney engaged the German raider Kormoran in a fierce naval battle in the Indian Ocean, 300 miles west of Australia. After the battle the Sydney sailed off and was never seen again, with 645 presumed dead.
1942: During the Second World War (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion), Russian forces began a counter-offensive against the invading German army at Stalingrad.
1947: King George VI declared Philip Mountbatten to be the Duke of Edinburgh, in preparation for Mountbatten's wedding to George's elder daughter, Princess Elizabeth (today Queen Elizabeth II), the next day.
1954: The U.S. and Canada began the construction of a radar warning system across northern Canada to give warning of approaching Russian nuclear bombers (Canada has the U.S. on its southern border and Russia on its northern border).
1977: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat departed for his peace visit to Israel. As his Presidential aircraft entered Israeli airspace, Israeli fighter jets escorted it to Ben-Gurion Airport. 10,000 police were on alert upon his landing.
1998: During the Monica Lewinsky fornication and adultery (see Leviticus 18: Sexual Abominations) in the Oval Office investigation, the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee began impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1999: China launched Shenzhou 1. It orbited the Earth 14 times before re-entry where it landed in China about 400 kilometers east of where it had been launched.