The Enemy

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The Story of JOB part 7

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.



Beyt        Vav    Yood    Aleph


What does JOB mean?


There are at least three popular conventional meanings for the name of JOB that are proposed by Hebrew Bible scholars.

Some believe the name signifies one who is hated and counted as an enemy.

You cannot read the Biblical account without understanding that Job had an army of enemies.  Job has enemies on earth and in the heaven above the earth where Satan has temporary authority and wicked legions at his command. 

The Prince of the Power of the Air and those on earth that owe allegiance to him included the Chaldeans and Sabeans who plundered Job's dwelling home and killed his servants. 

These enemies were all willingly active players in the assault on Righteous Job. 

There was also an unseen demonic force that joined in common cause to mount an assault on Job’s substance, servants and family. 

The unrighteous are always eager to destroy and plunder the inheritance of the righteous.

Satan’s complaint against GOD  that Job had a hedge of protection around him would have been laughable if not so tragic. 

Of course, God has a hedge of protection around His loved ones else they would all be destroyed by Satan and his followers. 

Are you aware that If you love the Lord then you are in a war with enemies both seen and unseen?

Satan’s complaint against God is proof positive of Satan's single-minded arrogance and hubris.

The fact that many of God’s children seem blissfully unaware of their Heavenly Father's constant care and protection of them is shameful and should be repented of with constant prayers of gratitude for His blessings both seen and unseen. 

With the hedge of protection removed, Satan would have completely destroyed Job had it not been for the commandment given by God that Job’s life must be spared. 

Let’s pause here and reflect on the Hebrew word that is translated into English as Enemy.



Beyt Yood Vav Aleph 


The idea of an enemy is not unfamiliar to us. An enemy is someone who seeks to damage you in some way.  He may wish to appropriate your property, your wealth, or your very life.

Countries spend billions of dollars to protect its citizens from the Enemy.

Have you ever wondered what God’s definition of an enemy is?

The answer can be found in the very essence of the Hebrew word we translate as Enemy.

Let’s take a look at the two Picture meanings of the four letter Hebrew word enemy.

How does God define an enemy? 

Who is the ultimate enemy and what is his true purpose?

Does God have a battle plan to defeat the enemy?

The four-letter Hebrew word Enemy is composed of four pictures:

ALEPH the Ox

VAV the Iron Nail and Wooden Hook

YOOD the Hand

And finally BEYT the Tent that represents the Household.





Beyt Yood Vav Aleph 



Let’s look at the plans of the Enemy revealed in the Word of God.


ALEPH        The Enemy who is pictured as the Strong Leader who is the Prince of the Power of the Air.



VAV    Wants to Secure his Victory over God



Yood  By Separating US!




Beyt     From the Household of God the Son.


Now let’s look at the plans of  God revealed in the Word of God.


Aleph the  Strong Leader who is        Our Deliverer,  pictured as the Prince of Heaven.



 Vav    Has Secured his Victory over Satan, the Fallen Angels and all spiritual wickedness in high places by His Sacrificial death on Mount Calvary where He was nailed to a wooden cross where He was secured with an IRON NAIL.



Yood    This mighty Divine Deed vanquished our Enemy Satan and all his unholy hosts.




Beyt      And secured for us a place and a position. The place is heaven and the position is as Sons and Daughters of the Most High God.


Deuteronomy 33:27
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.


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  1. Joseph says:

    I have a couple of questions: What does the Devine name “BATACH SHAMIR” mean in Ancient Hebrew? Why at the end of the final tribulation would God show me wearing a RED robe with two gold rings around both of the sleeves and one gold ring around the neckline of the same RED robe, then giving the order to jump space (Heaven dimension). I’m in the middle of the last of a three very long dreams. It’s, too long to write here, but it involves a teaching of a few chosen upon the upper section of a symbolic ship, then going down to prophecy against Satan and talking to the two Witnesses just before coming back up to be with those chosen once again wearing the RED robe. Much more has happened before this dream, but this is the last of the three dreams. Thank you and continued blessings!

  2. Gigi Kern says:

    A new perspective on my personal study of the scriptures. Thank you.

  3. Mariama Askari-Porter says:

    Grace & peace… For months I have enjoyed studying the Hebrew language & its studies of encouragement & enlightenment.

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