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A study of biblical records pertaining to history and how it has affected my life.

Submitted: July 17, 2014

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Submitted: July 17, 2014



Moses the great writer the first writer the Egyptian Hebrew.
Wrote the first books of the Old Testament.
Chronologically Job was the first book written.

In this book we see the struggle of a righteous man, a son of God attacked for his principles and his righteousness and his integrity. We glimpse the behind the scenes conflict between the attacker and the defender. The attacker uses every resource to not only humble and curse this man but to grieve him and end his life. Every sorrow a man can have is given him in a brief span of time. 

Job is robbed of everything he owns in part. His integrity is the only thing the enemy never gets it's hands on. Fear was the key that opens Pandora's box. What individual can live a life without fearing anything ever, it's not possible!! Jobs fear was that his children had sinned, it was his first and most legitimate fear, he could have talked to his children directly confronting them on their behavior, but instead he prayed for them. An empty action without the true help they needed.

That was a mistake that may have cost his children their lives. He was surely correct that they had sinned, and were sinning. Sin leaves an opening for attack ....it's simple strategy regarding vulnerability. Not sinning is the armored door against attack which God the defender fortifies. The sorrow Job received when he learned "that which he had feared had come upon him and that which he was afraid of had come to pass", that grief became a new opening for attack. In rapid succession each attack and loss was meant to make this strong man weaker and more vulnerable until finally he lost his health. The last attack designed to kill him spiritually and then physically. It was orchestrated by the very people that should have helped him the most. His wife and his friends turned on him. 

Job barely survived this finally series of attacks and we see his behavior has changed, he now confronts the errors rather than praying for them. Behind the scenes the defender fought for him and Job fights for himself. The greatest fight was in places that could not be seen by anyone else. And yet everyone Job knew was watching the battle rage on. It was humiliating, he was covered from head to foot by seeping wounds. His friends and his wife accused him while watching him suffer. They were preparing for his funeral. He fought them off while raging a battle in his own heart and mind regarding his love for God and his own culpability. Guilt. 

Behind the scenes we see the real accusations. We see lucifer hating a man that loves God and bullying him. And we see God the great defender not only moving for this one individual fairly but even bragging that he cannot be beaten. But what is God bragging about? The man is weak, makes mistakes....what goal is greater than his death? Prior to Christ's sacrifice eternal life could be lost, the fight wasn't just to end his soul but to break his spirit literally. To rob him of his connection to God, that gift of power given to a man who is righteous. To fill him with darkness instead of light and then end his life and rob him off his soul via his last breath. Job wins by being immoveable in his heart and mind. In spite of every terror and sorrow and betrayal pressed upon him. He wins in a place you cannot see. And in another place unseen it was a team effort. 

But then what is seen after the win? The tokens of winning...as he prayed for his friends this indicates that his confrontation was effectual and that prayer would benefit them. As Job prayed for them he received the healing that he so desperately needed miraculously. 

The next token of victory is that his community contributes small portions of what they have to give. Restoring the wealth that had been stolen from him. His wife who he also confronted gives him more children. But what was most precious, his eternal life and his connection to God was never stolen. Everything else beside this and his life were and are replaceable. Not easily, not happily, but replaceable.

One thing has always puzzled me, the tone that God takes with Job seems harsher than anything he had already heard from his other accusers. I've pondered this moment and my best understanding is this. Job was taking notes because his friends couldn't hear God speak, so a good deal of what he hears is directed toward the people who didn't help Job. Why would God brag about this man and then berate him? It's contradictory. Jobs response seems very human, who wouldn't be awed and humbled in the presence of the sovereign creator of all life. And then another thought I had was from a parents perspective. When I speak to my son he knows I love him, I might say things in a harsh way but the love We share always takes the sting out of any words. There's a trust there that allows us to speak freely and not be concerned with tone or sensitivity. That's my best understanding of those words and they are framed with, Job being silent and God speaking on Jobs behalf to Job. Many of the things spoken in Gods list of accomplishments were probably intended to cure future fears. In a manner of what you cannot do I have already accomplished brilliantly so relax I got this.

This one man is a case in point. A case study. Prelaw.

Moses also wrote genesis which is translated beginning. In the best translations the first word written is EL.
God in the beginning created the heaven and the earth, they did not begin themselves. Something happened to them that threw them into chaos without form and void. The word 'was' is not in the Hebrew language. The word 'was' is always italicizes in the Old Testament King James Version because it does not exist in Hebrew. The first usage of the word 'was' is not italicised because there is another word that is used that exists in Hebrew. The word became. All the order and structure of the heaven and earth became without order. The words in Hebrew that describe this event wrecked the heaven and the earth with it's current inhabitants which we refer to as dinosoars.  This cataclysmic event that killed the dinasoars is translated from Hebrew as tohu va bohu. The words mean without form and void. God set things back in order and his first step was light. There is no missing link. Other than the fact that one kind of life was destroyed and rendered extinct and a new manner of life replaced it. 

IN THE beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. [Heb. 11:3.] The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3 AMP)

Moses the writer used new technology to write down information that had been orally passed down from one generation to another since genesis. The new tech was beyond hyrogliphics and pictographics. It was pen and paper which allowed more information to be written in a shorter time. In contrast to verbal records written information was harder to tamper or alter if preserved properly. The writings could still easily misinterpreted over time but at least the records themselves no longer relied on memory and ability to be reproduced accurately. 

Prior to this the stars and astronomy kept the oral accounts somewhat reliable. Every history of every civilization shows similarities in their beliefs and origins because there is a single point of origin. The myths and fables all interchangeable because they are based on the astronomy predating even the written word. And only became more diluted when the continents were broken from Pangea. 

The religion of science is like a policeman. Unless they are there to witness the occurrence they can only make assumptions based on the facts they have access to and can see. There was only one scientist who witnessed genesis after the fact. Adam. And he was the only man to be included in the conception of order, which he betrayed for fear of losing his companion. Why it never occurred to him that the maker could make a new and improved companion is beyond me. Sold out cheap. Fear. Fear was his breaking point. Eves was different it was ignorance and not having a healthy respect for danger or authority. Rebellion. She trusted a liar who was adapt at twisting the truth to the point it was not only unrecognizable but contradictory to truth. She's the first Delilah. What she ate was ideas. Ideas that contradicted logic and ethics and morals. And then she fed them to her partner. And he ate them even though they tasted like raw shit and he knew they were poison. They were poised on the brink of a new chaotic moment. on the next tohu vo bahu. In this moment, all the perfection that God had set back in order was in immediate jeopardy not just marred by their betrayal. The enemy was hoping for another moment of pure chaos and destruction. 

But something was different this time. There was no tohu va bahu without form and void. A restraint had been placed as the creation was interrogated and came clean. As bad as it is now, this is not tohu va bohu. Even Noah didn't see without form and void. But there was still consequences, the perfection and paradise had been lost. The consequence was for lucifer who was the great enemy and also for mankind. What was captured was a temporary encampment without truce and an angry enemy bound to a place he wanted to destroy and had effectively already destroyed once. A cage for his troops and a fight he had not counted on lasting this long. Lucifer is tohu va bohu. He is darkness, he is the maker of without form and void. A former heavyweight archangel fired from being the right hand of God. A deceiver capable of deceiving angels and perfect human beings who now builds machinery to crush mankind in his own jail cell. He is the liar, the accuser, the thief. And he knows what's at stake for every individual. He's lived the blessings of God. The intangible wealth of eternity. Even in his captivity he is a formidable enemy of mankind as he authored death and darkness. 

Which genius is greater? To create? Or to destroy? To set in order? Or to disassemble? Ask yourself which is easier. Then ask yourself is it easier to sin? To be in error? To rebel? To steal? To lie? But what is the result? Ultimately by design the weaker creations are intended to destroy, first the things you can see, and then the things that are more valuable that are intangible. Eternity. Weakness is mans curse. We are contaminated. On every level except for one gift that is intangible but rivals the power of the archangel lucifer. The gift of being a son of God and receiving his invisible spirit when we are born again. This gift when operated effectively even in a contaminated container terrifies lucifer and the third or the angels that followed him into rebellion. When combined with the accuracy of the word of God, the same word that set in order without utter chaos after losing form and void. You cannot see the only thing that can dominate evil in this world. It becomes tangible as it's used. It's not easy, easy is for weakness. Weaker power rebels, destroys, fears, lies, and steals. It was not easy for God to set in order what had been made without form and void almost instantaneously. 

Darkness is powerful, destruction is powerful. Light and construction are greater powers. And these are the greater powers the darkness and destruction fear and flee from literally and metaphorically. They are in direct opposition to each other so is truth and deception. Deception and theft are weaker powers when faced with greater they fail. Then the thief is robbed. Then the liar is exposed without remedy.  It's not easy to live honestly in a world filled with individuals and machinery designed for weakness. It's grief and sorrow to live this way. Terrible challenges and trials and a general hatred of anything that exposes what's wrong or destructive or contradicts the easier short term solutions, that ultimately feed the machinery of failure and turmoil.

 Even men who are evil curse this machinery as they eat the crumbs of it knowing it will be their end as well. But we have form and light and truth and substance. We have a fight. We exist to fight. Adam could have ended the fight, he chose first to lose and then to ask for help. I don't and cannot comprehend these choices when holding perfection in your hand. The only other man to face the same thing at a disadvantage in this prison called earth is Christ, surrounded by imperfection he took on that same archangel and his choices were decidedly different. He chose not to be married, and he chose not to save his own life. A practical strategy considering the failures of Adam in paradise. It was harder for Christ, paradise was closed. His only advantage was a perfect container. 

If you understand the advantage to that brain and heart. In spite of the disadvantages to this second Adam. You are seeing brilliance. That none of us own. The enemy used to be in charge of light and sound. It was his specialty. Look at what he's turned it into. In captivity. 

Your pomp and magnificence are brought down to Sheol (the underworld), along with the sound of your harps; the maggots [which prey upon dead bodies] are spread out under you and worms cover you [O Babylonian rulers]. How have you fallen from heaven, O (lucifer means) light-bringer and daystar, son of the morning! How you have been cut down to the ground, you who weakened and laid low the nations [O blasphemous, satanic king of Babylon!] (Isaiah 14:11, 12 AMP)

Lucifer is no longer his name, his name is tohu vo bohu. Without form and void. When it says darkness was upon the face of the deep, this was the former archangel and his rebellious followers. He was moved only by the power of the word of God that said let there be light. This power revels in it's tiny triumphs, the first destruction of the world down to the making of death, sin, and darkness. It revels in the humiliations of Gods creations and the cheap price it purchases men's eternity for. Our pride, our desires, our fears. It boasts in our weaknesses with it's hatred of mankind. It boasts,in contaminating us genetically, spiritually, intellectually. It brags that we too want what it wanted, to be our own God. How is that working out for anyone including the great enemy. .? Who's eradication and extermination is imment by it's own hand. No it is not God that will be it's destruction it never has been God. God is the clean up crew. Nothing more. God is light and in him is no darkness at all.

Back to our writer Moses,....Who loves truth more than anything else, than any comfort or any privelidge? Very few men do. And the lies feed the machinery of our own destruction. Every lie, every manipulation of truth, every vanity, every pride, every rebellion against what's good and right feeds destruction. Loving truth is a sacrifice few men are ever willing to love or live. Adam didn't do it more than he loved his wife or his own life. Now we all suffer for it. Lucifer didn't do it. It's why there is darkness, death, and destruction. Petty lies for cheap men and women will be reaped in ways you can't see yet. Eternity is not so far away children. And what you reap in truth is harder to steal. 

There are benefits to this. In this life, now. If you think there are not. Meet Moses. Trained as an elite king, treasures beyond imagination at his fingertips. but he chose greater treasures cannot be taken from him, to be the writer of the laws and scriptures. To go down in history not as a small king but a eon for the hand of God recognized and repeated even by those who do not believe in God.

I too am a writer. I'm not Moses and I don't know for sure how many of you there are that follow this broadcast. Only God knows, but you are hand picked to be my readers whether you believe what is written or not. And you chose to read because of what I offered you. Something no one else has ever given you. Almost everything I have to give. Every ability. I didn't ask for this and yet I did. I am responsible for the truths I know and the technology I've been given to speak with. Now so are you. Responsible to choose to hear it, and turn a deaf ear, or try to use it to win some small treasures that cannot be stolen from you and perhaps eternity. Either way life is a fight. With very few comforts or peaceful places. These are not choices I can make for anyone but myself. And even if I disagree with your choices, I don't own them. You do. 

Christ was an entertainer, not for just his own amusement. My advantage is not having to see anyone follow me. I'm better with one on one. I can't see what I can see it's to large to look at. The implications are far to large for me to view head on. I can not understand how greater individuals than myself did it.

Guess who made that? Entertainment...made every comfort and pleasure a man could ever want or need? It was not the intent for eternity to be lost or gained by it. It's not even a means to an end. They are intended to be enjoyed without loss death or destruction. And they were in paradise. Paradise is closed. The jungle of mankinds destruction is open for business. 

Hmmm now look at all those people who get paid for doing nothing more than singing and dancing and writing sappy love songs. They get a whole buncha fame and money. Nice for sure. People admiring their talents and beauty which btw they didn't really originate or earn. But they are getting paid for it now. And using it for themselves and very little truth ever gets out in what they promote. Now I wonder about the tiny people who never got to use their talents in a stadium or an arena. But instead used them to survive the fight and get a couple of good punches in wherever they could. What is not seen now will at some point be shouted from a mountain top. It will also be paid in similar ways. So I spend my days wondering what my paycheck will look like if an invisible arena of people tuned into watching me coach myself every day. As entertaining as I can be for me.

Wonder how many people that were fans of that Nazareth kid tuned out when he got into a jam? Felt bad that he was arrested? Hung around to find out if there was still any entertainment or free meals with the guys he left behind? Quite a few actually on the day of Pentecost. Guess that paycheck for being entertaining is pretty large after all. Here is his...Christs paycheck.

And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, (Ephesians 1:22 KJV)

Here's mine thanks to the boss....

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: (Ephesians 1:17-21 KJV) 
The Icing on the paycheck. And it's an advance btw. A very small one.just enuf to get me by. If I got more it might get stolen. Gods kinda smart like that. I can barely hang on to what I can see...and I get to be a writer like Moses, a fighter like my hero Job who was both smart and funny at the hardest moment of his life. An entertainer like Christ. A privelidge to learn from them and imitate them no matter what other riches I forfeit or how small my arena and fame is now.

This has been an essay on the greatest wealth I know of, understanding the knowledge that was passed down from greater writers than myself at great cost and sacrifice to themselves that I will not have to pay. For that I write in gratitude, humbled to even own a voice or a pen to rewrite what I have learned. Regardless of who else ever reads or believes it.

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