The Story of Job – Part I

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Job 1:1
There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

The epic battle for the soul of Job is a true story from beginning to end.

It is also an allegory that is meant to invite all those that love the Lord to take a balcony seat where we can observe with keen interest the drama that unfolds for our edification.

The story begins with what first appears to be a harmless commendation.

The ignition point that launches the story of Job did not take place on earth it took place in God’s Heaven above the earth where we are invited to listen in on one of the few conversations to ever be recorded from that glorious and mysterious location. 

Pay close attention to the conversation between the Creator, Elohim, and the arch enemy of our souls, Satan.

Job 1:8
 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

Let’s put this in modern parlance. Imagine a board meeting. Now imagine an ex-employee who has arrived at the board meeting as an unwelcomed and uninvited guest. Instead of having security throw the guest out, the CEO goes over to the arrogant ex-employee and earnestly points out the accomplishments of one of his favorite employees. The estranged ex-employee who was sacked for insubordination and disloyalty listens with a smirk on his face that cannot conceal his disdain. The ex-employee snaps back at the CEO with a cynical response “You just gave him a big raise and bought him a new home, of course he is loyal and faithful. Fire him without cause, take away all his income and kill all his children and he will curse you to your face.

Does this seem a little too edgy?  It shouldn't because this is the earthly equivalent of the heavenly conversation that took place between God and Satan.

We must not forget that the commendation of the faithful servant Job was also a pointed condemnation of the unfaithful servant Satan.

The praise of a faithful servant would bring a smile and rejoicing to anyone that loved our Heavenly Father.  However, it would be equally as disquieting and challenging to anyone that hated our Heavenly Father.

It is in this context that we hear the words of the Most High God spoken to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job?” 

Now consider the suffering and grief, death and destruction that will soon follow this heavenly conversation and then ask yourself how unlikely it is that the prophecy of Promise we are about to discover in the name of Job is even possible.

Let’s take a look at the picture and number meaning of the name of Job as we look at the seemingly impossible promise that is prophesied in the pictures and numbers in the name of Job.



Beyt        Vav    Yood    Aleph

2              6        10          1


God the Father

The first Hebrew letter in the name of Job is Aleph.  Aleph is pictured as an OX and is meant to convey the meaning of the Strong Leader.  The Hebrew letter Aleph is also the number ONE. Clearly, the person in view is God the Father.

As sequence of events ordained in Heaven
unfolded on the Earth in order to accomplish
God’s purpose.

The second Hebrew letter in the name of Job is YoodYood is pictured as a hand doing a deed. The ideal meaning of Yood, pictured as a hand, and Yood, the number 10, is not hard to figure out. 

The number 10 is the number of Divine Ordinal Perfection.  In other words, God has ordained a sequence of events in Heaven that will unfold perfectly on earth in order to accomplish His purpose.


Iron Nail, Wooden Hook
To secure two things together

Vav is pictured as an iron nail or a wooden hook that connects two things that are separated from each other. Vav, the number 6, is the number of MAN.


Beyt is pictured as a tent or a house. Beyt is also the number 2. The number 2 is a picture of the Son of God the second person in the Trinity.


What is the picture and number meaning of the name JOB?




 Beyt        Vav    Yood    Aleph

2              6        10          1


Picture and Number Translation

God the Father is going to accomplish a mighty deed ordained in heaven in order to secure for man a heavenly home that is fashioned by the Son of God.

It is only by understanding the prophecy hidden in the name of Job that we can even begin to understand what the revelation we discover in the most ancient book to be placed in the prophetic text we call the Bible is all about.

This message will become clear by the time we finish our study of the book of Job. It is a revelation that is as wondrous and important today as it was nearly 4000 years ago during the time of Job.

Things are not always as they appear and we should be cautioned by the story of Job not to ever be too hasty about predicting the outcome, understanding the circumstances or predicting the destiny of anyone who loves the Lord. 

The Apostle Paul paraphrasing Isaiah the Prophet said it best:


1 Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.


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  1. LaDell Walker says:

    Wow, how timely! Thank you for this word. I am applying the pictures and numbers to the people in Texas as they go through the devastion of Hurricane Harvey. God is in the storm! May the hearts, minds and will of the people be hooked to the heart and mind of Christ and the will of God as they rebuild. The images illustrate their plight oh so well. Praying!

  2. Patty says:

    In 2006-7 we were losing our home to foreclosure, I was weeping & saying the things the flesh would say: what did I do to deserve this, I’ve tithed, I lead worship, I speak high praises of you & love you….but a still small voice said: read Job & start packing…. I did & since then I will not say life has been easier, it has not. I became mentally anguished & turned to smoking pot. Oldest son became a heroine addict, in & out of jail and rehab, 2nd son turning to drink & pot, taking in a granddaughter at 2 years old who just turned 7 & who needs therapy due to her mother’s neglect during visitations & she was molested by her 10 year old step daughter …. Every turn is met with some sort of disaster. I’ve been off everything for a year+, son is on Methadone, other son still the same. Every time I think I’m moving forward, I still struggle with the enemy trying to destroy my whole family. I looked back on my emails & here was your post. The study on Job, the same book the Lord spoke to me to read. Today I started reading it again with an open heart & mind.

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