A Prophetic Application To The Book Of Job
Written by Robert Reynolds on November 22, 2018
From my very good friend and brother in Christ, Bro. Chad Thomas:
A PROPHETIC APPLICATION TO THE BOOK OF JOB
Doctrinally, Job pictures Jewish saints of the Tribulation in the land of Uz (Lam. 4:21-22), who will be persecuted directly by Satan (Rev. 12:13-17). The book contains 42 chapters, equaling the 42 months of the Great Tribulation (Rev. 11:1-2).
Job was on “the ground seven days and seven nights” (Job 2:13) to match the years of “Daniel’s Seventieth Week.”
The word Job means “one persecuted,” as Israel will be in the Tribulation. Job is in “Edom” (Lam. 4:21), where Israel will be during the Tribulation (Isa. 63:1). The one who persecutes Job (Job 1:6-9) will persecute Israel (Rev. 12:13). Job’s captivity is restored at the end of the book (Job 42:10), like Israel’s captivity will be restored at the end of the Tribulation. The new “Bibles” remove “turned the captivity” from Job 42:10 because the Holy Spirit has made it a reference to the return of the Jews (Deut. 30:3; Psa. 14:7; 85:1; 126:4; Jer. 32:44; 33:7, 11; 48:47; Hos. 6:11; Joel 3:1; Amos 9:14; Zeph. 3:20; etc.).
In addition, Job’s torments picture the sufferings of Christ on the cross and the abandoned soul of a man in hell (Job 30:30), who trusted in his own righteousness instead instead of God’s (Rom. 10:1-5).
The book of Job somewhere touches every major doctrine mentioned in either Testament. No Christian could find a more profitable book in the Bible to study than Job.
These are excerpts from the introductions to the book of Job from the Common Man’s Reference Bible (AV 1611 only) and the Ruckman Reference Bible (AV 1611 only). These are the only two reference Bibles that exalt the perfectly preserved and inspired text of the King James Bible without altering it or casting doubt upon it.
(6) The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.
(7) Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.