The account of Job, human suffering, and the further revelation of GOD are topics, today.  Also, there is more on the continued relevance of resurrection.  A fighter at “Yahoo! Answers UK & Ireland” using the ID “….” (Level 6 with 18,812 points, a member since December 28, 2007) posted the following:

 

If God hates to see people suffer, why did He allow satan make Job suffer in many ways?

Was Gods heart broken over Job seeing He Himself was the one who gave satan permission to harm Job with many afflictions

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  His Resurrection Still Relevant? (10/05/2014)—(5.)  The resurrection of Jesus was to be an inarguable sacred event (we say, miracle, sign) provided by GOD to prove that the doctrines, proclamations, and prophesies made by Jesus truly had come forth from GOD the Father.  The authority, duty, privilege and works demonstrated in Jesus were to be clearly understood as emblems of his identity as the Son of GOD.  See again Isaiah 55:  6-7, Matthew 11:  2-6 and 27-30, Acts 17:  29-31, 1st Corinthians 15:  12-26, Ephesians 1:  17-23, John 7:  16-18 and 1st Peter 1:  18-25, KJV.

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:  But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.  If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you:  on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.  But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.  Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God:  and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?  And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?  Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.  (1st Peter 4:  12-19, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  Beyond Punishment (03/21/2014); A Guarantee of Heaven? (03/22/2014); 12/31/2013) Continuously Tested (12/31/2013); Chosen To Serve As Prophets (01/01/2014); (09/23/2013) Evil is not Sin? (09/22/2013); Moses Killed? (09/23/2013); The Power of Death? (01/01/2013); Divine Love Revealed? (01/02/2013)

 

“….”, here are a few points to consider that acknowledge the righteousness of GOD throughout the outworking of human existence:

(1.)  Job appears as an incarnation of GOD—that is, an embodiment of sacred substance—a foreshadowing of Christ, and a revelation of divine being and purpose.  In the account of Job, challenges to the purpose of GOD that mankind exist as an eternal companion to divinity are described, and the sacred process for making divinity known and visible to created beings and living creatures is further detailed.  The interaction of the Creator and creation is shown to involve the proclamation of sacred law, the establishment of access to the divine presence, the accomplishment of judgment (i.e., assigning value; the resolution of conflicts and settlement of disputes through law), the provision for direct divine intercession and mediation as well as changes in the established order that includes the priesthood for mankind originally granted to Adam.

(2.)  The account of Job may be seen as a report of necessary “growing pains” in a process of transformation to benefit mankind.  Job practiced a form of priesthood that centered upon taking initiatives within his relationship with GOD on behalf of his own family, his own property, and his own needs.  The “captivity” of Job was turned when Job began to minister in obedience by praying unselfishly for his friends.

(3.)  Job was used as a tool upon the earth to accomplish change through objective witness within the kingdom of heaven among the holy angels.  Sin was first realized to be present as an artifact of self-will among the angels that was later established upon the earth through the attack upon Adam by the serpent.  Sin opposes the continued existence of divine law, of the divine law giver, and of divine order throughout the universe dependent upon sacred law.

There is far more to be said, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example, (4.)  GOD is not embarrassed or overwhelmed by human suffering; for there has never been anything that men undergo as aspects of their usual life process that can not be undone through the many operations of GOD performed through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  Godly suffering is to be understood as a divine tool for reshaping the spirit content within the living, rather than a mechanism for destruction, or a process to be used among the dead.  The outcome of suffering is to be intimate relationship with GOD that can be recognized (discerned) immediately.  Thus, after the time of Job we later see a resurrection of Christ having power to validate the suffering of all mankind as well as the incarnate ministry of Jesus.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

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