Kingdom Prophecies – Job

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Paul Wilbur -Baruch Haba Blessed Is He Who Comes In The Name Of The Lord.

Matthew 23:39, For I say to you, from now on you will not see Me until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’”

Zechariah 12:10, I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.

Matthew 24:29-30: 29 “But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory.

Malachi 4:2, Many nations will come and say, “Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord And to the house of the God of Jacob, That He may teach us about His ways And that we may walk in His paths.” For from Zion will go forth the law, Even the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

I. Kingdom Prophecies: Job     

Job 1:1. (New American Standard Bible 1995)

There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil.

My note: Throughout this article, you will notice that the kingdom will be earthly and physical. This fulfillment of prophecy about the Davidic Kingdom will not be a spiritual kingdom. The focus of the kingdom is on Israel being restored and living in the land of God’s promise to Abraham in the Abrahamic Covenant (2 Samuel 7:8-13; Genesis 15:18-21; 17:7) which will take place during the Kingdom Age, which will follow the Tribulation (Matt 24:29-31; 25:31-34). The “elect” are Jews (Deu 7:6; 14:2; 26:19; Ex 19:6; I Kings 3:8; Isa 41:8-9; Ezek 20:5; Amos 3:2; Rom 9:4-5).

II. Kingdom Prophecies: Job Introduction. 1520 B.C. 

Job is in form a dramatic poem. It is probably the oldest of the Bible books, and was certainly written before the giving of the law. It would have been impossible, in a discussion covering the whole field of sin, of the providential government of God, and man’s relation to Him, to avoid all reference to the law if the law had then been known. Job was a veritable personage (Ezekiel 14:20; James 5:11), and the events are historical. The book sheds a remarkable light on the philosophic breadth and intellectual culture of the patriarchal age. The problem is, Why do the godly suffer? Job is in seven parts: 1. Prologue, 1:1-2:8. 2. Job and his wife, 2:9,10. 3. Job and his three friends, 2:11-31:40. 4. Job and Elihu, 32:1-37:24. 5. Jehovah and Job, 38:1-41:34. 6. Job’s final answer, 42:1-6. 7. Epilogue, 42:7-17. The events recorded in Job cover a period within 1 year.   

III. Kingdom Prophecy Scripture. 

Job 19:25-27 (New American Standard Bible 1995)

25 “As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
“26 Even after my skin is destroyed,
Yet from my flesh I shall see God;
27 Whom I myself shall behold,
And whom my eyes will see and not another.
My heart faints within me! Job himself gave utterance

IV. Verse Comment. 

Job himself gave utterance to one of the great prophecies of the Old Testament. It was remarkable that Job, living in a time before any Scripture was written, nevertheless had firmly in mind the prophetic truth that his Redeemer was living at that time and that He would someday stand upon the earth. Job declared his faith that even though his body would be destroyed, he would see God when Job himself would be resurrected. 

V. Christ In The Scriptures. 

Although Jesus is not named in the Book of Job, He is the only Redeemer Job could have been referring to when he says, “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth” (19:25) . No one else can be called our Redeemer who came to earth as a human being to die for us. No other book in the Bible includes such graphic detail of the problems and questions that believers wrestle with and skeptics ask. In this book are found the wide range of human hurts that Jesus identified with in His earthly life, as well as the ones He empathizes with as He intercedes for us in heaven (Heb 4:15).  

VI. Author And Date.

There is no consensus about who wrote the Book of Job or when it was written. Suggestions for an author include Job, Elihu, Solomon, and even Moses.

VII. Book Of Job. Introduction. 

This is considered the oldest book in the Bible (the books in the Old Testament are not ordered chronologically, but thematically). There are indications in the book that Job lived during the time of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Also, the events in the book are real events; it is not a parable or a myth. Actually, it is an autobiography where the author refers to himself usually in the third person, a practice which was not unusual in ancient literature (for example, Moses’ account about his personal life in Exodus to Deuteronomy). After his suffering was completed, Job lived 140 years and had enough time to ponder all the events of his life and write down his own story (Job 42:16).  

VIII. Book Of Job. Date. 

The date of the events in the book and the date of the writing of the book are two different matters. The events may have taken place in a patriarchal society in the second millennium B.C., around the time of Abraham. Several facts support this dating: (1) Job lived more than 140 years (42:16), a not uncommon life span during the patriarchal period; (2) the economy of Job’s day, in which wealth was measured in terms of livestock (1:3), was the type that existed in this period; (3) like Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Job was the priest of his family (1:5); (4) the absence of any reference to the nation Israel or the Mosaic Law suggests a pre-Mosaic date (before 1500 B.C.).

Three principal views exist concerning the date of writing: (1) in the patriarchal age, shortly after the events happened; (2) in the time of Solomon (950 B.C.); (3) at the time of the Exile or after, though the mention of Job by Ezekiel (Ezek 14:14) negates such a late date. The detailed report of the speeches of Job and his friends seems to argue for the book’s being written shortly after the events occurred. On the other hand, the book shares characteristics of other wisdom literature (e.g.,  Ps 88, 89) written during the Solomonic age and should be regarded as a dramatic poem describing real events, rather than a verbatim report.

IX. References, by paragraphs above.

II. Schofields Reference Bible Notes (1917). Dr. C.I. Scofield, D.D.,1843-1921. 

III/IV. Every Prophecy Of The Bible. Dr. John F. Walvoord, Th. B., Th. M., Th. D., 1910-2002.

V/VI. Holman Christian Standard Bible.Dr. Richard D. Patterson, M. Div., Th. M., Ph. D.

VII. Bible.Org. Dr. Immanuel Christian. Th. M., Ph. D.

VIII. Ryrie Study Bible. Dr. Charles C. Ryrie, Th. M., Th. D., Ph., D., 1925-2016.  

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