The Story of JOB part 7
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.
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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