The Story of JOB
The book of Job reveals the first time that God calls anyone "My Servant." Is there a mystery hidden for us to discover in the Hebrew word Servant? You are about to find out.
It is commonly believed that the first book published that was put into the canon of Holy Scripture was the book of Job.
As we open the pages of the book of Job and read its pages, the first thing we discover is Satan showing up uninvited into the Courts of Heaven in God’s Kingdom.
Satan is up to his eyeballs in schemes and full of deceit and has been busily going to and fro on the earth seeking whom he may devour.
God interrogates Satan who does not own up to the mischief he has been creating on the earth but only that he has been going to and fro about his business as the presumptive prince of this world, the kingdom.
And then when Satan least expected it, a prize is dangled in front of his eyes. An opportunity to express the evil desires of his withered heart shines like a precious stone just within his reach.
Satan does not hesitate, he does not consider that perhaps the scheme upon which he so quickly pounces could fail. His hubris and arrogance overwhelm all reason as his blood lust drives him to damage anything that God has stamped with His Royal approval.
Satan seeks to bolster his own reputation at the expense of what he vainly imagines as God’s naive assessment of His Servant Job.
The perfect opportunity and one he has been pining for, the chance to put a visible dent in the Glory of God. Satan relishes the opportunity to ply his stock and trade on unsuspecting Job.
Listen to what the Scriptures reveal in Job 1:8:
The Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil.”
Of course, Satan had considered Job. Job was an irritation and vexation to Satan. It aggravated Satan greatly that God had built a hedge of protection around righteous Job.
There was no need for Satan to return to the earth to investigate the life of Job. And consider that if Job had committed any unrighteous acts upon the earth Satan the great accuser would have made that known to God in a flash. But instead, we hear this response from Satan:
“Take down the hedge of protection and stretch forth your hand and take away all his blessings and he will curse you to your face” Satan snarled.
“I will not do that” reported the Lord. “But I will allow you to do your worst against Job except you must not take his life.”
The challenge was taken up and relished by Satan who immediately rushed out of the Courts of Heaven eager to begin doing his worst against the one man that God considered precious in His sight.
The one who God called, "My Servant Job".
The very first time we find the Hebrew word "Servant" is in Genesis 18:1-3. This is where we read the story of the Lord appearing unto Abraham to announce the soon arrival of the "Promised Son".
And the Lord appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,
And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
Dalet Beyt Ayin
4 2 70
Let’s look at the meaning of the three letters in the Hebrew word we translate into English as Servant.
To See Know Experience
The House or Tent
God the Son
The Door that Leads to Eternal Life
The Picture meaning of Servant that we discover when we look at the "hidden in plain sight" revelation that God has placed at the root of the word is not what we expect to find. This disclosure is meant to cause us to re-examine the concept and ultimate purpose of a servant from God’s vantage point.
The dictionary defines servant as "a person employed by another to perform duties, most often those duties are domestic."
The servant is the one person who is welcomed into the home in order to assist in the smooth management of the household. The servant is not related to the master of the household but serves at his pleasure.
The Ideal Hebrew Word Picture for the Servant is as follows and paints another picture of a servant. Let's explore the meaning to see if we can discern the difference.
To see, know and experience the Home of the Prince of Heaven, the Son of God by entering into the Door that sets us on the path to heaven and eternal life.
God called Job “My Servant”.
Had Job seen, known or experienced the home of the Prince of Heaven, the Son of God?
The answer is NO.
Had Job entered the door that leads to Eternal Life?
The answer is YES.
Consider Jobs declaration of Jobs faith in the Redeemer as recorded in Job chapter 19 verse 25
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
Does it follow that those who are God’s servants here on earth will one day see, know and experience the hospitality of heaven?
The answer is YES.
Is God looking for domestic servants in heaven?
Of course not.
What is God’s plan for His servants here on earth?
The answer is almost too presumptuous to even mention, and if it were not promised in the Scriptures over and over again I would not even dare to speak of it.
The answer is that the God who called Job "My Servant", would one day call Job "His adopted son".
Job, a man and always a creature, would none the less be adopted into the household of God.
Job's destiny is to call his Creator "Abba", his heavenly father.
Job’s destiny is our destiny if we love God and have put our faith and trust in His only begotten Son who came to undo the curse brought into the world by Satan and sin.
Listen to what Jesus said to His disciples:
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
Listen to what Jesus says to us:
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
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