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Job 13:23

“How many are mine iniquities and sins? Make me know my transgression and my sin.”

Job has been anguishing over the pain and suffering that God had laid upon him through the hand of the Adversary. Now he is encompassed about with three would-be comforters who have exhorted him to rid himself of his sin and “get right with God.”

The Holy Spirit reveals to each and every member of the new covenant the perversity and shame of the Adamic nature. He gives an understanding of the Holiness and Purity of God and His Kingdom while at the same time revealing that the natural man cannot measure up to that standard. He not only grants wisdom of this inability but daily He shows the child of grace that just like father Adam we continually try to hit the mark. It would be one thing to step up to the line and fire a shot at a target and be satisfied with the results, but the natural man continues to fire and to miss. He is not capable of understanding that no matter what he does or how many times he attempts it, he cannot hit the mark. He cannot be like the Most High God and be Holy, Pure and Righteous. And since Adam is a stiff-necked man and hard-hearted the more he strives and fails the more delusional he becomes to the point of actually thinking that he has hit the mark dead center and justifies his conduct. The ‘certain ruler’ which came to Jesus and asked Him “what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 18:18) was completely sincere when he told Christ that he had kept the law from his youth upwards. Was he lying? Of course he was but he believed in his own righteousness. The Pharisees were told that they were ‘whole’

But Job was not making these assumptions. He knew he was guilty and that he had not only missed them mark but was rebellious before God after the flesh. So he turns to his accusers and asks them to define, explain and number his faults and although they continue to cast forth numerous anathemas, they could not answer him. Job’

The three ‘amigos’ have come to help Job remove the mote in his eye while oblivious to the beam which has blinded them (Luke 6:41). But Job sets his argument before Jehovah God because he knows that even though God should kill him yet he will wait upon Him;“

The same Spirit that spoke unto the prophet Jeremiah revealed to Job that the way of man is not in himself, it is not in him that does the walking to direct his steps (Jer. 10:13). He has been taught that the race or conflict set before him was to be accomplished by patience which is obtained by the trials and tribulations which he is enduring (Heb. 12:1). He knows that Jehovah God’s will is in complete harmony and the light affliction which was upon Job was known unto Him (Ps.139:3). This way is not natural to Adam but is the nature of the incorruptible seed. Only a child has been taught the ways of the Father, delights after His law after the inward man and walks by His imputed faith. This is the hope within the servant of God and he is saved by hope (Rms. 8:24). He also knows that he shall see the salvation of Jehovah for nothing polluted shall come before His face (Job 13:16). Yet a change must occur before he shall see Him as He is. Flesh and blood shall not inherit the Kingdom of God therefore Adam shall have no place. The residue of Edom must be removed and return not the dust from whence it came for nothing that “defileth, neither worketh abomination or a lie”

Your servant in Christ,
(Elder) Chet Dirkes
August 5, 2012