By: Robin Kirby-Gatto
In Part 3 we saw that Job did not sin even in the midst of the attack of the enemy taking the entirety of what he had away from him. Moreover, when Job is struck with sickness and in pain he still did not “sin with his lips.”
10 But he said to her, You speak as one of the impious and foolish women would speak. What? Shall we accept [only] good at the hand of God and shall we not accept [also] misfortune and what is of a bad nature? In [spite of] all this, Job did not sin with his lips. Job 2:10.
However, something happened after Job is visited by his friends who sat with him in his pain and grief. They saw him from a far and ripped their clothing crying out in agony for their friend. When Job’s friends came to greet him and comfort him they sat with him in his pain and grief.
11 Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that was come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, for they had made an appointment together to come to condole with him and to comfort him.12 And when they looked from afar off and saw him [disfigured] beyond recognition, they lifted up their voices and wept; and each one tore his robe, and they cast dust over their heads toward the heavens.13 So they sat down with [Job] on the ground for seven days and seven nights, and none spoke a word to him, for they saw that his grief and pain were very great. Job 2:11-13.
It was in the time that Job’s friends sat with him for seven days and seven nights not saying a word to Job that something in those seven days begins to stir within Job to cause pride to rise up. The enemy, satan, here was speaking to Job in those seven days and seven nights as he spoke to Eve in the Garden of Eden. The enemy does not speak to us in audible voice although he can, but rather his preference is to send messages to our mind in order that we would come into agreement with the lie of the enemy, the cursed structure from satan, giving that opportunity to take root in our soul. This is what happened with Job. He had seven days and nights where his friends did not speak the word of God; God is absolutely good, His goodness and mercy endure forever. All Job’s friends did was let Job sit there in his pain and his grief. The enemy will use pain and grief to speak to us. That is why many times the enemy operates through pride in our soul through unhealed wounds. Similar to Job, we can allow that pain and grief to fester in our soul and it provides a door by which the enemy comes to speak to us. The enemy is merely looking for a foothold. Prior to the attacks against Job the enemy truly did not have a foothold and Job was the most righteous man in the earth so much that God bragged about it.
6 Now there was a day when the sons (the angels) of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan (the adversary and accuser) also came among them. 7 And the Lord said to Satan, From where did you come? Then Satan answered the Lord, From going to and fro on the earth and from walking up and down on it. 8 And the Lord said to Satan, Have you considered My servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who [reverently] fears God and abstains from and shuns evil [because it is wrong]? Job 1:6-8
God knew Job’s heart was one after Him. However, within every heart, if it is not guarded in the reverential fear of the Lord there is opportunity for the enemy to speak. That is what happened to Job in those 7 days and nights as he sat in grief and pain, his friends did not speak truth to him but let him be there in his misery. As a result, it was opportunity for satan to speak lies to Job that would cause Job’s heart to be lifted up. allowing pride to enter and this would begin to stir up the spirit of leviathan. There is a stirring within Job’s heart and we see Job begins to curse himself. In the midst of cursing that which God created, him, Job releases out of his lips that which has been in his heart as a result of sitting in his grief and pain for seven days and nights. The attack of the enemy against his soul is what exposed already what was resident and incased within Job’s heart, pride manifested in fear. As Job is cursing the day of his birth, in Job 3:8, he begins to release insight regarding pride/leviathan within the soul of man.
8 Let those curse it who curse the day, who are skilled in rousing up Leviathan Job 3:8
Let those “curse” it…… curse here initially used in Job 3:8 is the word nâqab and means to puncture, to perforate with violence, to specify, designate, appoint, blaspheme, bore, curse, pierce, strike through. (Strong’s Concordance Hebrew Word #5344). The second curse used in Job 3:8 is ârar meaning to execrate; bitterly curse. (Strong’s Concordance Hebrew Word #779). However, when satan was before the Lord saying that Job would curse he was using the word bârak which means to curse as committing treason (turn away). (Strong’s Concordance Hebrew Word #1288). Job did not turn away from God rather He took that which God had called holy and profaned it by cursing the truth. He punctured the cyst of the curse that had built up in his own soul that was full of bitterness and as a result when he violently punctured it in his soul it began to arouse leviathan. Job has allowed the pain and grief to become an unhealed wound where satan begins to send Job messages.
Leviathan speaks to us by sending messages to our mind. If we are not fully rooted and grounded in the truth of the Word of Jesus Christ he will pervert the truth and feed us a lie, allowing the infection of that wound to fester up, swelling full of bitterness and infection against the Lord.
14 Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.15 Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God’s grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), IN ORDER THAT NO ROOT OF RESENTMENT (RANCOR, BITTERNESS, OR HATRED) SHOOTS FORTH AND CAUSES TROUBLE AND BITTER TORMENT, AND THE MANY BECOME CONTAMINATED AND DEFILED BY IT—16 That no one may become guilty of sexual vice, or become a profane (godless and sacrilegious) person as Esau did, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. Hebrews 12:14-16.
You have to have eyes to see this is where satan begins to feed off our souls, not from what we have, but from that which we do not have, unhealed wounds/ a bitter root. In this hour God is speaking that we have to allow Him to work on our soul getting our soul healed so that the enemy has nothing in us in which to manipulate and pull on. A couple of years ago, the Kia Soul was the new car on the block and the movie Soul Surfer was out. God was speaking then to the Church that we have to let God heal our soul, which is why God’s Fire Wall School of Healing of the Soul started in January 2012.
Lucifer had LUST AND PRIDE, BECAUSE HE LUSTED AFTER THAT WHICH WAS NOT HIS AND BECAME BITTER THAT HE DID NOT HAVE IT THEREFORE PRIDE SPRUNG UP SAYING HE COULD HAVE IT AND LUST CAME INTO EXISTENCE. Lucifer began to devise evil in his heart to desire God’s throne because somehow in all of his splendor and his glorious life an iniquitous root of sin sprung up in his heart, lifting his heart telling him something so ungodly that would cause him to think he could even usurp God Almighty, the Creator of all things! In addition, satan sold the same lie to Eve when he was trying to convince her that God was holding out on Eve by telling her not to eat the fruit because once she did she would be “like God.” The enemy works through distorting the truth and coming to our mind to sell us a lie so that pride can enter. Eve began to covet that which she was not to covet. It was no longer good enough for Eve to be created in God’s image because somehow the enemy sold her a lie that she was missing out causing her to covet being “Like God” or rather being God.
Here is Job, sitting seven days and nights in grief and pain, and the enemy is speaking to his soul, something to the measure that God was holding out on Job when Job deserved more. The enemy did the same thing to Job, telling him, his righteousness was so good that it was horrible for God to hurt Job when instead satan was hurting Job and all God did was bless Job! Job bought the lie! Those seven days and nights were opportunity for Job to sit there and listen to the enemy by sending messages to his mind, filling his heart, causing an infection to swell up of huge bitterness, that after it became big enough and was punctured it let out bitterness that had been swollen up in his soul, which was the sin! Job began to curse the living God, the truth of Who God is, the Great I Am!
IN ORDER THAT NO ROOT OF RESENTMENT (RANCOR, BITTERNESS, OR HATRED) SHOOTS FORTH AND CAUSES TROUBLE AND BITTER TORMENT, AND THE MANY BECOME CONTAMINATED AND DEFILED BY IT—
The root of resentment with Job caused him to allow bitterness and hatred to enter his heart and it caused bitter torment where he became contaminated and defiled by it. Distinguishable from this, when Hannah poured out her bitter complaint to God in 1 Samuel 1 is what not to curse Him but rather empty her soul from the pain that was building up within it and God heard her and answered her cry.
10 And [Hannah] was in distress of soul, praying to the Lord and weeping bitterly.11 She vowed, saying, O Lord of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your handmaid and [earnestly] remember, and not forget Your handmaid but will give me a son, I will give him to the Lord all his life; no razor shall touch his head. 12 And as she continued praying before the Lord, Eli noticed her mouth.13 Hannah was speaking in her heart; only her lips moved but her voice was not heard. So Eli thought she was drunk. 14 Eli said to her, How long will you be intoxicated? Put wine away from you. 15 But Hannah answered, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit. I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I was pouring out my soul before the Lord 16 Regard not your handmaid as a wicked woman; for out of my great complaint and bitter provocation I have been speaking. 1 Samuel 1:10-16.
Instead, Job is now in the midst of cursing the truth and contaminating all that he knows to be of God and instead cursing it. Job begins to put upon God this evil that has befallen him.
4 [But it is] because the arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison which my spirit drinks up; the terrors of God set themselves in array against me. Job 6:4.
Moreover, Job’s three friends are not helping much either because they are agreeing with Job that the reason he is going through this trials and tribulations is because of his sin. They have no knowledge of God bragging on Job at the beginning of the book of Job. God knows full well what Job is able to bear and has not put on him more than he could bear.
Again in Job 7 we see where Job is speaking out of the curse, the punctured bitter root in his soul, which has roused up leviathan, the sea monster.
11 Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul [O Lord]! 12 Am I THE SEA, OR THE SEA MONSTER, THAT YOU SET A WATCH OVER ME? Job 7:11.
Job is speaking out of the anguish of his heart and this anguish has allowed the bitter root, rancor, and resentment to build up such that pride is swelling in him and he finds himself above this reproach wondering why God has brought this upon him. Job is cursing God, accusing him with bringing evil to him. God does not bring us evil but keeps us away from evil as the Lord’s Prayer Jesus gave us to pray always. 13 And lead (bring) us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. Matthew 6:13.
Job begins exalting himself above God out of the bitterness in his own heart.
20 If I have sinned, what [harm] have I done You, O You Watcher and Keeper of men? Why have You set me as a mark for You, so that I am a burden to myself [and You]?21 And why do You not pardon my transgression and take away my iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust; and [even if] You will seek me diligently, [it will be too late, for] I shall not be. Job 7:20-21
When Leviathan sends messages to us it is in order that we would believe the lie over the truth. Leviathan speaks to our mind, sending us messages and if we have areas in our heart out of past wounds that would exalt themselves against the Truth then that is a means by which the enemy can use leviathan to come against our soul and eventually we give over to his plans and purposes allowing a divisive spirit in our heart where pride swells up and we believe we are above the reproach we are experiencing and attributing the attack to God. How profane and warped is that? That is what Job did and he was the most righteous man on earth, as identified during his times. And if the most righteous man during his time is able to have this occur in his soul are we above it? No, rather we are to be on guard and watch against this attack!
MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
When Leviathan has hit me through a person or group of people it is not for me to give into the attack as personal against me, but rather satan wants me to buy the lie hook, line and sinker. Yes the enemy wants us to believe the lie, because remember we are to be building the Body of Christ Jesus into the perfecting and full equipping of the maturity of the saints in the faith of Christ Jesus, so that they in turn are building the Body of Christ Jesus. Therefore, the enemy will use leviathan to stop such work of the Lord. The enemy hates growth in the Body of Christ Jesus, he hates unity. Therefore, my personal experience has been as follows.
I would be doing the work of the Lord and a circumstance would occur that would actually be set up by the enemy and once the circumstance occurred the way in which the enemy wanted it, then he would send a message to my mind of what exactly is to occur or the interpretation of the occurrence. Since the enemy was invading our ministry to tear it down I thought it was God’s Holy Spirit that spoke to me and came into agreement with the thoughts without going to the Lord and His Word. As a result an increased attack of leviathan began hitting our ministry in order not to build it up but rather tear it down. Initially the door tried to open through flattery and seeing if there was anywhere in my soul that leviathan could hook into in order to build up pride in me, which thank You Jesus God did not allow; it was shut. However, there was another route for leviathan to come in and attack, one where in the past the enemy through unhealed wounds caused rejection by others to begin to tell me that I was bad, not good, and not of God, this was false humility and believe it or not is pride, too! This false humility is allowing the lie of the enemy to be lifted up over the truth that says I am accepted in the Beloved, I am a Royal Priesthood a Holy Nation, I am Holy as God is Holy. I bought the lie of the enemy that is contrary to God’s Word. As a result the enemy would send me messages about who was to do what and begin taking my authority away in ministry and building up his authority in our ministry to pretty much totally destroy it. It was not through one avenue that leviathan attacked, but many; he uses whoever is given over to his destruction. All satan can do is steal, kill and destroy and therefore those others who were used of him believed truly to be hearing from Holy Spirit but it was not Holy Spirit speaking to them because they were speaking death and curses which are not God and bent on destroying our ministry so they bought into the lie and began to allow pride and leviathan to work in them to destroy our ministry from the beginning.
This as a result caused me to turn toward the Lord and His truth, His Word, more and know His truth more than ever so the enemy could not wiggle his way into God’s plans and purposes into our ministry and our lives. Moreover, if I would have let it leviathan would have come in and taken over our ministry to build the City Babylon. We will get to it in the next note but the ultimate goal is this……… are you ready………………………..
We are to build the Body of Christ Jesus, the Church as stated in Ephesians 4:
11 And His gifts were [varied; He Himself appointed and gave men to us] some to be apostles (special messengers), some prophets (inspired preachers and expounders), some evangelists (preachers of the Gospel, traveling missionaries), some pastors (shepherds of His flock) and teachers.12 His intention was the perfecting and the full equipping of the saints (His consecrated people), [that they should do] the work of ministering toward building up Christ’s body (the church),13 [That it might develop] until we all attain oneness in the faith and in the comprehension of the [full and accurate] knowledge of the Son of God, that [we might arrive] at really mature manhood (the completeness of personality which is nothing less than the standard height of Christ’s own perfection), the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Christ and the completeness found in Him. Ephesians 4:11-13.
However, satan is after destroying the building of the Body of Christ Jesus and moreover, he is bent in building his kingdom, the kingdom of Babylon! Remember the word leviathan in Hebrew and what it means. Leviathan in Hebrew is livyâthân meaning “a wreathed animal, serpent, the crocodile or some other large sea monster, the constellation of the dragon; also a symbol of Babylon.” (Strong’s Concordance Hebrew Word #3882). Leviathan is the serpent, crocodile, large sea monster, constellation for dragon and a SYMBOL FOR BABYLON! Therefore, if satan can he will by leviathan come into your ministry, church, marriage, family, or life to tear down God’s Body and then afterward begin building his city Babylon! Not every church that says they are a church is of God; some are building the Babylon system and are clueless to it because if you asked them they are utterly convinced it is God! WE have to pray that their eyes are opened and they repent!
We will get into this more in the next note regarding Babylon!
However, I want to close this note out so you can see how sneaky Leviathan is in speaking to your mind if you let him. I had people come up to me and tell me God said something and I will tell you truly that the “THOUGHT” had entered my head the day before. However, after I learned later how leviathan was working against me then I found out that leviathan sent that thought to my head and leviathan was sending me messages the whole time and I did not have enough discernment to realize it was leviathan speaking to me and not Holy Spirit. Moreover, leviathan was speaking to three or four other people at the same time telling them the same thing he told me and when we all talked with each other we thought it was God speaking to us and it was not but rather the spirit of leviathan!!!!!
Now imagine this…………………………. How can leviathan trick so many people that way, how can he get an entire Israelite army utterly afraid of a giant forgetting the miracles God performed? How can this happen unless there is a door way, a foothold, by which he could wriggle his way into their soul selling them the lie hook, line and sinker! That is right, there is an area by which God has not been made Lord of their life and they have a root of bitterness somewhere in their life that allows pride, leviathan to pull on, to begin speak to them and tell them that God is short changing, holding out on them!!!! IT IS THE SAME LIE AS IN THE GARDEN!!!! Alright, when the enemy does this with a group, an entire ministry, leviathan in them will operate, unknowingly to them, to begin sending them messages and they believe it is Holy Spirit when Holy Spirit is not even speaking to them and rather it is satan and they do what the messages in their mind tell them and why not; they all have a “WITNESS” to the message because they all got the same message!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Then how is the church, a ministry, a family, or a person given over not only in destroying the Body of Christ Jesus but building up satan’s system of Babylon? Well of course can you not see? Leviathan wants more drones to control using mind control as with the movie The Avengers and he begins to allow wounds to come against them, fresh ones possibly even by that group of people to pull his way into their soul by leviathan and get that person submitted to the same plan and it is one big group of wounded people who believe they are healed and they hear God when they are wounded, tearing the Body of Christ Jesus and get this ………………. they are building the Babylon System!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In the church!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There is no power of the Word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They merely use His Name but deny the Power of the Word, the Truth, Jesus and God is not moving. It becomes a huge waterway in which leviathan swims back and forth lording over his subjects, why it is Baal. The Baal structure has now set up and established Babylon.
Why do you think our nation is in the condition it is in? We the church have allowed Babylon to build up in this nation America because we are more sold on Babylon than we are Christ Jesus! We would rather make a buck prostituting the Gospel of Christ Jesus than laying our lives down for the Gospel of Christ Jesus!!!! We then get in error and help Babylon build her system while God is crying out with Holy Spirit with Jesus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHO CAN I SEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHO WILL GO FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ISAIAH EXPERIENCED THIS SAME THING DURING HIS TIME WHEN PRIDE WAS RAMPANT AS EXPRESSED IN KING UZZIAH WHO WAS IN PRIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ISRAEL HAD LOST HER FOCUS AND ALLOWED THE CAPTIVITY OF GOD’S PEOPLE TO BE CAPTIVE IN THE BABYLON SYSTEM!!!!!!!! GOD ASKED ISAIAH IN THIS TIME OF DARKNESS WHO WILL GO FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????????
In the year that King Uzziah died, [in a vision] I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and the skirts of His train filled the [most holy part of the] temple.2 Above Him stood the seraphim; each had six wings: with two [each] covered his [own] face, and with two [each] covered his feet, and with two [each] flew.3 And one cried to another and said, Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who cried, and the house was filled with smoke.5 Then said I, Woe is me! For I am undone and ruined, because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!6 Then flew one of the seraphim [heavenly beings] to me, having a live coal in his hand which he had taken with tongs from off the altar;7 And with it he touched my mouth and said, Behold, this has touched your lips; your iniquity and guilt are taken away, and your sin is completely atoned for and forgiven.8 ALSO I HEARD THE VOICE OF THE LORD, SAYING, WHOM SHALL I SEND? AND WHO WILL GO FOR US? THEN SAID I, HERE AM I; SEND ME. Isaiah 6:1-8.
GOD SENDS US INTO THE DARKNESS TO BRING HIS GREAT LIGHT, CHRIST JESUS! WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD! A CITY SET ON A HILL THAT CANNOT BE HIDDEN!!!!!!
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Matthew 5:14
After Job repented from the pride and self righteousness that had been in his heart he was able to see his sin and abhorred it. Moreover, Job was able to truly see God and know Him, as the spirit of wisdom and revelation opened up the eyes of his understanding to flood it with the light of Christ Jesus to know God! Then Job was doubly blessed; he received a double portion!!!!!
Then Job said to the Lord,
2 I know that You can do all things, and that no thought or purpose of Yours can be restrained or thwarted.
3 [You said to me] Who is this that darkens and obscures counsel [by words] without knowledge? Therefore [I now see] I have [rashly] uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
4 [I had virtually said to You what You have said to me:] Hear, I beseech You, and I will speak; I will demand of You, and You declare to me.
5 I had heard of You [only] by the hearing of the ear, but now my [spiritual] eye sees You.
6 Therefore I loathe [my words] and abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.
7 After the Lord had spoken the previous words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me the thing that is right, as My servant Job has.
8 Now therefore take seven bullocks and seven rams and go to My servant Job and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept [his prayer] that I deal not with you after your folly, in that you have not spoken of Me the thing that is right, as My servant Job has.
9 So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord commanded them; and the Lord accepted [Job’s prayer].
10 And the Lord turned the captivity of Job and restored his fortunes, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
11 Then there came to him all his brothers and sisters and all who had known him before, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they sympathized with him and comforted him over all the [distressing] calamities that the Lord had brought upon him. Every man also gave him a piece of money, and every man an earring of gold.
12 And the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had 14,000 sheep, 6,000 camels, 1,000 yoke of oxen, and 1,000 female donkeys.
13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.
14 And he called the name of the first Jemimah, and the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-happuch.
15 And in all the land there were no women so fair as the daughters of Job, and their father gave them inheritance among their brothers.
16 After this, Job lived 140 years, and saw his sons and his sons’ sons, even to four generations.
17 So Job died, an old man and full of days. Job 42:1-17 Amp
Part 5 To be continued……….