The Wisdom of Job for the Nation of America

This is a manuscript I have pulled up to finish because I believe America is going to go through a Great Depression again, but does the Book of Job hold the answers? my sister is reading through the manuscript to help me have better eyes on what else is needed to complete this work.

I pulled this document up in 2020 after Covid came sweeping across the land. And since I place my faith and trust in the God of Abraham, I had decided to remove everything concerning our nation out of the book, but when I laid down that night, I was given a vivid vision concerning our nation, our land of milk and honey and the repercussions of what falls on a nation that forgets who gave them wine, oil, and grain. I will be sharing that vision in the manuscript.

I hope you enjoy chapter one, although it needs editing a bit. ❤️

1 Job

If He holds back the waters, they dry up; if He releases them, they destroy the earth.

Job 12:15, TLV

During the time of the Great Depression, the people waited for rain.  They walked outside and searched for clouds with weary eyes. Their tongues stuck to the roof of their mouths. Their eyes stung from the dust that pricked their irises and made them walk like blind men. The dust kicked up angrily and filled their parched throats. They prayed for rain, they sighed for rain, and they threw their hands up in the air for rain, but not a drop fell.

America is in a spiritual drought. Many Americans are praying for peace, healing, justice, and order.  As our nation searches for a drop of His Spiritual rain, yet, our land is becoming more parched. I know that Adonai can open the windows of heaven and pour out His healing showers, but that will require action through repentance and change. Many are expressing that it feels as if the Holy One has removed His strong right Arm of protection.  There was a man in the Bible named Job who felt the same pain.  He lost everything he owned except his bitter wife.  During this time of hopelessness, Job is approached by friends who are anything but comforting.  His wife tells him to curse Adonai and die. He longs for death but does not find it.  He enters one of the darkest famines recorded in the Bible.  After Job’s journey through this  , he comes forth triumphantly.  How can we become triumphant in the darkest of times? The Book of Job may have a remedy hidden in the pages of this ancient book. There are countless buried gems hidden inside that are worth looking deeper into. This book will showcase them, but these precious jewels must be excavated. “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter” (Proverbs 25:2, NASB). “Surely there is a mine for silver And a place where they refine gold” (Job 28:1, NASB).​​​​

Job sat in the dust and scraped his oozing sores with broken pottery. His wife told him to curse Adonai and die. But if you want to know the secret to an abundant life, Job can tell you.  In the Book of Job, there is genuine riches and gold that cannot be bought with money. This man, Job, had a great life before his destruction hit.  When he went out to the gate of the city, young men fled, older men stood, princes refrained from talking, and nobles held their peace.  Men kept silent at this man’s counsel, and after he spoke, they were left in awe.  We know Job, though, for the time of famine he went through. Job is the oldest recorded manuscript in our Bible’s. This man, Job, went through a Great Depression way before the nation of America existed. Job experienced a death that swiftly removed every title from his identity. Everything Job loved and had worked for was gone in a moment, including his children. All his agony and suffering occurred over a bet between God and the Satan—the adversary. (For more on the adversary, Satan, pick up a copy of Satan Unmasked).

Some Bible scholars debate whether Job((Iyov in Hebrew) was an actual person, but Job is mentioned as a historical figure by the prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel 14:14, 20) and in the Book of James (James 5:11). In Job chapter 29, Job talks about the days before his destruction.  He describes a life some have dreamt of. I believe this life can be attainable.  Many of the answers to our financial, spiritual, and physical needs are written in the 29th chapter of Job. Job is reminiscing about his past, the life he once lived under the protection of the Almighty.  While reading his words, carefully meditate on the richness and favor that rested on Job.

Again Job took up his discourse saying: “O that I could be as in the months gone by, as in the days when God watched over me, when His lamp shone above my head, when by His light I walked through darkness; as I was in the days of my prime, when God’s intimate friendship was upon my tent, when Shaddai was still with me, and my children surrounded me; when my steps were bathed with butter, and the rock poured out for me streams of oil. 

–Job 29:1-6, TLV

Job describes a place of extraordinary favor, blessings, and intimacy with Adonai. Job had favor with both the Holy One and men:

When I went out to the city gate, and secured my seat in the public square, young men would see me and hide, old men would rise and stand; princes refrained from talking and put their hand over their mouths; the voice of the nobles was hushed and their tongue stuck to their palate. “When the ear heard, it called me blessed, and when the eye saw me, it commended me.”

Job 29:7-11, TLV

When was the last time princes and nobles were astounded at Americas strength or the words of our leaders?  America once washed her steps with butter.  Butter and oil were symbols of wealth, luxury, and the anointing.  And how often do we see men such as Job speak in front of the leaders of our nation?  Job was a man at the gate. During Job’s day, the elders of the city sat in the gate, watching for outsiders or situations that might be dangerous.  Political and social issues were settled at the gate among the elders such as Job. How did Job get this esteem —this wealth?  How did he get this prestige and favor from Adonai and man? The following verses in chapter 29 reveal the mysteries:

For I saved the poor who cried for help, and the orphan who had no one to help him; the blessing of the dying man came on me, and I made the widow’s heart sing for joy. I put on righteousness as my clothing; justice was as my robe and turban. I was eyes for the blind and feet for the lame; I was a father to the needy, and I investigated the case of one I did not know. I broke the jaws of the unjust, and snatched the prey out of his teeth.

Job 29:12-17, TLV

When the Messiah comes, He will sit on His thrown and separate the sheep from the goats. 

And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. “Then the Sovereign shall say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the reign prepared for you from the foundation of the world –for I was hungry and you gave Me food, I was thirsty and you gave Me drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you visited Me, I was in prison and you came to Me.’” (Matthew 25:32-36, ISR).

In Job 29, Job cries out and expresses how he saved the poor, the orphans, the widows and those in need. How can a nation be eyes to the blind?  This comes when we see their sorrow and direct them with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Why would a widow’s heart be filled with joy?  If her husband just died and she has children to feed, and then Job shows up at her door, she knows he is going to take care of them. Job will feed her children and clothe them. He puts on righteousness as a garment because he is busy doing righteous acts. These are robes of the noble. 

The Bible states in Job 29:13, that when the people died, they left their possessions to Job. Why would people leave their belongings and property to this man and not their relatives? Because Job helped them during their darkest hour when they had no rain.  Job came when no one else would. He did much for others, even to his hurt. Job does not stop there.  He says, “I broke the jaws of the unjust, and snatched the prey out of his teeth” (Job 29:17, TLV).  

The verses from Job stir the heart and leave a person in aww. As David’s words in Psalms often depict or sound like the voice of Yeshua Messiah, Job’s words too resonate in the soul:

People listened to me and waited, and kept silent for my advice. After I had spoken, they spoke no more; my words fell on them drop by drop. They waited for me as for the rain and opened their mouths as for spring rain. When I joked with them, they hardly believed it; they did not cause the light of my face to fall. I chose their way and sat as their chief; I lived as a king among the troops; I was like one who comforts mourners.

–Job 29:21-25, TLV

Both Job and Adonai’s words fell like rain. Compare it to the words written in the Torah:

“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak! Let the earth hear the words of my mouth. May my teaching trickle like rain, my speech distill like dew—like gentle rain on new grass, like showers on tender plants. For I will proclaim Adonai’s Name, ascribe greatness to our God!”

–Deuteronomy 32:1-3, TLV

Have you ever met someone who was known for his or her greatness? Maybe it was an actor, sports star, author, or righteous leader.  Whoever it was, you could not wait to tell your friends and family about meeting the person.  Job was a celebrity in this way.  He said if he laughed with them, they thought it was too good to be true that they were cutting up and having a good time with none other than Job.  Job was so blessed with wisdom, and knowledge and righteousness that his presence and his words were like rain to the people around him. “And they waited for me as the rain and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter rain” (Job 29:23, KJB).

And you children of Tsiyon (Zion), be glad and rejoice in יהוה your Elohim, for He shall give you the Teacher of Righteousness, and cause the rain to come down for you, the former rain and the latter rain, as before. (Joel 2:23, ISR).

The first coming of the Messiah was during the “former” rain, not the “latter” rain. Yeshua came as a humble Lamb teaching repentance. The second coming, the latter rain, Yeshua Messiah will come as a Lion of justice and reap a harvest. When the world becomes dark and full of misery, we cry out for the latter rains with shouts of “Bo Yeshua, Bo!” Come Messiah and set up Your Kingdom! This cry is one that will vibrate throughout the earth. This cry is a heart wrenching cry that pierces the heavens and expresses, how we long for the true King–we will not need a leader or man to be over us. We no longer will seek out fleshly kings like King Saul. We will bow before the King of Kings and give Him the honor and the glory.

Photo: orothea Lange‘s Migrant Motherdepicts destitute pea pickers in California, centering on Florence Owens Thompson, age 32, a mother of seven children, in Nipomo, California, March 1936.

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