the cycles of life

Job’s mood isn’t very good these days. He says, “I know that God lives, but I don’t understand; why He has taken away from me everything, I valued? I am bitter!” (cp. Job 27:2).

That occurred because God entered into a contract with Satan.” Or as Abaddon, “And they had a king over them; the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew is Abaddon, but in the Greek he has the name Apollyon.” (cp, Revelation 9:11).

That raises an universal question, why? Which raises another universal question, is God currently entering into such agreements? That is scary because millions of lives could have been destroyed, and many more will be destroyed.

Maybe God provided the answer through the Apostle Paul. “Therefore let those, who think they stand, take heed lest they fall. There is no experience that is not common to all, but God is faithful, and will not allow anyone to experience more than anyone can endure. He will see to it that you will be able to bear it. (cp. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13).

But Job was well anchored in the above aforementioned, and because of that, Job was able to bear it

So he says, “The length of my life is still with me, and as is the breath of God. Surely my lips will not offend God, neither will my tongue utter deceit,” verses 3-4.

“But far be it from me that I am able to say that your actions were justified. Until I die, I will maintain my integrity. I will stand by my righteous standards. My heart will not rebuke me, so long as I live, verses 5-6.

2 Timothy 3;16-17, was provided for us that we might apply it to what rests in the aforementioned. Which reads, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God. (Meaning it was God breathed. and directed by His breath in and through those who penned the scriptures). And is profitable for learning, scolding, correction, and for instruction in righteousness. So that everyone may be able to cope with what life offers. Whether it is rather insignificant or overwhelming.”

It is also applicable concerning the following. Perhaps as sentiments of his inner thoughts, or his voiced opinion to the Almighty.

Let my enemy be treated like the wicked. Because they rise up against me with behaviors like the unrighteous. Why not now, because the godless have no hope, when he is cut off, when God takes his life? verses 7-8.

Will God hear his cry when trouble comes to him? Because that’s when such people will turn to the Almighty. Calling on God when misery strikes, verses 9-10.

I will teach you what I have learned about the hand of the Almighty. Surely all of you have seen it; why then have you lived lives, so conceited in the ways of mortal destruction? verses 11-12.

This then is your just portion from God. You are seen as wicked people. Along with the people who lived lives by oppressing others unjustly. While you fared sumptuously, Your children have been taught to live by the sword. They also will not be satisfied by consuming only bread. Your entire hereditary successors will die. Their widows will express no grief. Even though they heaped up silver like dust, and piled up clothing like clay, 13-16.

Though they pile up their riches it is for naught. Divine Providence will see to it that the just, and the innocent will be the beneficiaries. That is because their entire empires are structured like houses woven by moths. Much like booth which a watchman would build, verses 17-18.

The last time such predators lie down rich. They will not do so again. They will open their eyes but will not see. Those last moments of life will terrorize them like waters that steals them away in the night. The east wind carries them away. It sweeps them out of their places. It hurls at them, and does not spare, as life flees away out of reach of their hands. People will clap there hands at them, and will hiss at them as they are moved out of their places. verses 19-23.

This discussion was developed from, Job 27:2-23, through critical analytical interpretation.

“The cycle of Life,” loaded with instructional information much which is within our abilities to accept or modify. Including how to talk to God. Except for verses 19-23, which is all about what it feels like to die. Perhaps a gift from Divine Providence giving us a heads up on the subject.The prudent will take heed and the mockers will laugh.

There is another account about dying which was previously discussed. In which a certain person died, and the angels carried him away. Why? Most likely it’s about being one with our Creator. If you understand what that means, blessings! If not one with Christ follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. The notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality that so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

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own the unusual pt 32

In yesterdays discussion Eliphas asked, and then make some eloquent statements. Asking, “Can a person make God profitable? Yes! Surely He who is wise is profitable to Himself.” Of course, He is profitable observe His creative and redemptive initiatives.

Does the Almighty gain any pleasure that you are righteous? Or does it benefit Him, that you make your ways perfect? Yes, by Job’s own declarations, “I know that my Redeemer lives, and someday I will see Him standing on this earth, and I will not be a stranger to Him.”

And then, Eliphaz provides the cure for what ailed the ancient world. Reaching our modern world in need of the same cures. “Acquaint yourself with Him, now, be at peace. By it, good will comes to you. Please receive instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart.

If the aforementioned doesn’t water your eyes, what will? Well you aren’t alone because it didn’t seem to move Job to tears. Instead Job expresses anger. Even today my attitude is bitter. I feel totally inept with my situation. Oh that I might find Him! So that I might be able to present my case before Him. I would set my case before Him, and from my mouth would come my arguments. (cp. Job 23:2-4).

Afterwords I would understand His replies to me. Would I have to be concerned as to how He might contend with me? No, because He would listen to me. There the upright might reason with Him, so I should be delivered forever from my Judge, verses 5-7.

Look! I am perplexed when I go forward He is not there, and backwards, but I can’t find Him. When He works to the left of me, I cannot perceive Him, when He turns to the right, I cannot see Him, verses 8-9.

But this is certain, He knows the way that I have taken. When He has finished testing me, I shall stand as gold. My feet have held fast in His steps. I have kept His way and have not turned aside. I have not departed from the edicts of His lips. I have treasured the works of His mouth. More than my necessary food! verses 10-12.

He is unique, who can make Him change? Whatever His soul desires, that He does. He is the architect that allows what happens to me to occur. Therefore, I am terrified at His presences! I am afraid of Him. For God has made my heart faint. Oh! How the Almighty has terrified me! Because I don’t understand the darkness of my circumstances that I now face everyday, verses 13-17.

This discussion was developed from, Job 23:2-17, through critical analytical interpretation.

It’s one of the most prominent scriptural revelations given to us. It lays before us the human condition after ones redemption with the Almighty. It’s one of frustration, irritation and fear. His ways at best are mysterious to us.

Understanding of such complexities are best understood through the following, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, and my ways are not your ways, says the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. (cp. Isaiah 55:8-9).

For us it’s all about faith and believing, because its recorded. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for they who come to God must believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (cp. Hebrews 11:1:6).

But, there is a prerequisite for such hope for clarity which brings understanding. One of His, Blessings! If not follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then notice verses 11-13, all of which creates the universality that so many seek. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.