Just, Before God
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, fear came on me, and trembling, which made all my bones shake.
of the tribe of Zebulun twelve thousand,
Then a spirit passed before my face. The hair of my flesh stood up. It stood still, but I couldn’t discern its appearance.
of the tribe of Joseph twelve thousand,
A form was before my eyes.
and of the tribe of Benjamin twelve thousand were sealed.
Silence, then I heard a voice, saying, ‘Shall mortal man be more just than God?
After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could count, out of every nation and of all tribes, peoples, and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.
Shall a man be more pure than his Maker?
They cried with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation be to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
Behold, he puts no trust in his servants. He charges his angels with error.
All the angels were standing around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures; and they fell on their faces before his throne, and worshiped God, saying, “Amen! Blessing, glory, wisdom, thanksgiving, honor, power, and might, be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
One of the elders answered, saying to me, “These who are arrayed in the white robes, who are they, and where did they come from?” I told him, “My lord, you know.”a
Spiritual Warfare: Great Multitudes
Spiritual Warfare: Great Multitudes
Strings become particularly powerful using the book of Revelation. Let’s compare the passage in Job with the Great Multitudes scene which begins in Revelation 7:8.
Let me also mention that every name in the bible has a meaning. With Zerah.com, you can point at the name and see its definition. Even the names of the bible tell a story. Even the names are part of the bible’s design.
The Multitudes scene begins with three names. Zebulun means, “to dwell with,” or “wished for habitation.”
This String begins and ends with a house. On the right, the house of God. On the left, a house of clay.
Next in Revelations is the name Joseph which means, “May God add.” I believe this speaks of souls added to the Kingdom of Christ.
The friend of Job doesn’t appear to know of God’s Kingdom. Instead, a spirit stands before him and the hair of his flesh stands up. Gripping fear.
Son of the Right Hand
The last of the three names is Benjamin, which means, “Son of the Right Hand.” In the parallel, a “form” is before the eyes of the one telling the story in Job.
The original language for “form” is more like “image.” It’s the same word used in the 10 commandments, do not make a graven image or idol, do not worship them nor serve them.
In the Revelation on the right stands the Son of the Right Hand. Christ. In the passage from Job on the left stands a graven image. What a striking contrast.
Before the Throne
I love this revelation because it shows an amazing fulfillment of God promises. A great multitude, which no man can count, stand before the throne of God and the Lamb. They are dressed in white robes (which I believe are souls made new).
Can mortal man be more just than God? No. But, the passage in Job is often translated, “Can mortal man be just before God?”
Well, here they stand, clothed in white, before the throne. It appears the answer to this question is: most definitely.
Words of Salvation
They cry out, with a loud voice, “Salvation.”
Can mankind be “more pure” than his Maker? No. Can mankind be “pure” from his Maker? Absolutely.
All the Angels
All the angels stand around the throne, elders and four living creatures. They declare God’s glory, forever.
Those angels charged with error have a different destination planned for them, as you’ll see in a bit.
Clothed in White
They are, it seems, eternal souls who dwell in the house of the Lord, forever.
War of Words
As I mentioned, it strikes me there are two sources at work in these two passages. One is good, the other is not. One is a graven image. The other the Son of God. I believe the two voices are at war with each other throughout the bible.
So, I’d like to compare the passage in Job with the great battle scene in Revelation 19. Click the right arrow or “Millennial Battle” link below.
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