So many think they are not like Job, for he lost so much and most of us haven’t lost to that extent, well we think anyway. I certainly can relate and how many of us can, when our family and friends might tell us to either grow up, get with the program or even grow up! No one knows what ” you” go through but you and even though it is hard, tough, even debilitating, GOD IS IN CONTROL!
I am 57 years of age and still pinch myself to see if I am really here. I was conceived in 1957, abandoned by parents, adopted and then molested most of my life before my adopted dad died, and never knew MOST of the traumas that have happened to me to this day. I have had the signs and symptoms of them, but not grasping the fact that they are signs and symptoms of the trauma, not a physical disease (btw, this is a KEY SECRET TO MOST DISEASES). So my name is Nicole and I have always loved, LOVED my name. Growing up no one, NO ONE else had this name! I learned it meant victorious one, Victory of the people, victorious warrior, etc. The verse that always was given was out of Job. Job 23…… be it 10, or 11. So i looked it up and the complete thought took 3 verses.
10 But he knows the way that I take;
when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.
11 My foot has held fast to his steps;
I have kept his way and have not turned aside.
12 I have not departed from the commandment of his lips;
I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my portion of food.
Even then I thought, soooooooo, now i am like Job? uh huh…………
Well months passed and I kept being drawn to Job, by church sermons, testimonies, just everyday situations that pointed to this book and man. Finally a day came, when I chose to read the entire book of Job in one sitting (well one day anyway), and what grabbed my spirit, soul, and body, was the last chapters of this book. Mostly I had known about how all he had was taken from him; his family couldn’t even understand him, and his friends, well you read the book and see for yourself. Friends can be soooo………….. _____________. (you fill in the blank). Previously I had been even critical myself over Job’s friends!
Now this time around I got to towards the end of the book and when I got to chapter 38, and realized even though so much catastrophe happened to this man of GOD, well GOD humbles Job right there in front of his friends and starts to speak ” WHO ARE YOU JOB , AND WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I MADE THE EARTH? TELL ME IF YOU KNOW SO MUCH………………
and so for several chapters, as God speaks, Job shuts up and listens (not hears, but listens). So now until my next posting , I challenge you to read the entire book of JOB! Pray first and see what happens. We are in a time of such purging and God is going deeper than ever, DEEP into us that will let HIM. SHALOM THIS DAY…… See you soon!
NAMES OF GOD:
Elohim-GOD (Genesis 1:1) -The strong creator Jehovah-LORD (Genesis 2:4) -The self-existing One Adonai-LORD/Master (Genesis 15:2) -The Headship Name Jehovah El Elohim (Joshua 22:22) – The LORD GOD of GODS Jehovah Elohim (Genesis 2:4, 3:9-13, 21) -The LORD GOD Jehovah Elohe Abothekem (Joshua 18:3) – The LORD GOD of Your Fathers Jehovah El Elyon (Genesis 14:22) – The LORD, the Most High GOD Jehovah El Emeth (Psalms 31:5) – LORD GOD of Truth Jehovah El Gemuwal (Jeremiah 51:56) – The LORD GOD of Recompenses Jehovah Elohim Tsebaoth (Psalms 59:5, Isaiah 28:22) – LORD GOD of Hosts Jehovah Elohe Yeshuathi (Psalms 88:1) – LORD GOD of My Salvation Jehovah Elohe Yisrael (Psalms 41:13) – The LORD GOD of Israel “El, Elohim, and Elohe” (Genesis 1:1) – GOD Elohim Bashamayim (Joshua 2:11) – GOD in Heaven El Bethel (Genesis 35:7) – GOD of the House of GOD Elohe Chaseddi (Psalms 59:10) – The GOD of My Mercy Elohe Yisrael (Genesis 33:20) – GOD, the GOD of Israel El Elyon (Genesis 14:18, Daniel 3:26, Psalms 78:56) – The Most High GOD El Emunah (Deuteronomy 7:9) – The Faithful GOD El Gibbor (Isaiah 9:6) – Mighty GOD El Hakabodh (Psalms 29:3) – The GOD of Glory El Hay (Joshua 3:10, Jeremiah 23:36, Daniel 3:26) – The Living GOD El Hayyay (Psalms 42:8) – GOD of My Life Elohim Kedoshim (Joshua 24:19) – Holy GOD El Kanna (Exodus 20:5) – Jealous GOD El Kanno (Joshua 24:19) – Jealous GOD Elohe Mauzi (Psalms 43:2) – GOD of My Strength Elohim Machase Lanu (Psalms 62:8) – GOD Our Refuge Eli Maelekhi (Psalms 68:24) – GOD My King El Marom (Micah 6:6) – GOD Most High El Nekamoth (Psalms 18:47) – GOD that Avengeth El Nose (Psalms 99:8) – GOD that Forgave Elohenu Olam (Psalms 48:14) – Our Everlasting GOD Elohim Ozer Li (Psalms 54:4) GOD My Helper El Rai (Genesis 16:13) – GOD Seest Me Elsali (Psalms 42:9) GOD, My Rock El Shaddai (Genesis 17:1,2, Ezekiel 10:5) – Almighty GOD Elohim Shophtim Ba-arets (Psalms 58:11) – GOD that Judgeth in the Earth El Simchath Gili (Psalms 43:4) – GOD My Exceeding Joy Elohim Tsebaoth (Psalms 80:7, Jeremiah 35:17&38:17) – GOD of Hosts Elohe Tishuathi (Psalms 18:46&51:14) – GOD of My Salvation Elohe Tsadeki (Psalms 4:1) – GOD of My Righteousness Elohe Yakob (Psalms 20:1) – GOD of Israel Elohe Yisrael (Psalms 59:5) – GOD of Israel Jehovah (Exodus 6:2,3) – The LORD Adonai Jehovah (Genesis 15:2) – Lord GOD Jehovah Adon Kol Ha-arets (Joshua 3:11) – The LORD, the Lord of All the Earth Jehovah Bore (Isaiah 40:28) – The LORD Creator Jehovah Chereb (Deuteronomy 33:29) – The LORD… the Sword Jehovah Eli (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD My GOD Jehovah Elyon (Genesis 14:18-20) – The LORD Most High Jehovah Gibbor Milchamah (Psalms 24:8) – The LORD Mighty In Battle Jehovah Maginnenu (Psalms 89:18) – The LORD Our Defense Jehovah Goelekh (Isaiah 49:26&60:16) – The LORD Thy Redeemer Jehovah Hashopet (Judges 11:27) – The LORD the Judge Jehovah Hoshiah (Psalms 20:9) – O LORD Save Jehovah Immeka (Judges 6:12) – The LORD Is with You Jehovah Izuz Wegibbor (Psalms 24:8) – The LORD Strong and Mighty Jehovah-jireth (Genesis 22:14) – The LORD Shall Provide Jehovah Kabodhi (Psalms 3:3) – The LORD My GOD Jehovah Kanna Shemo (Exodus 34:14) – The LORD Whose Name Is Jealous Jehovah Keren-Yishi (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD the Horn of My Salvation Jehovah Machsi (Psalms 91:9) -The LORD My Refuge Jehovah Magen (Deuteronomy 33:29) – The LORD the Shield Jehovah Makkeh (Ezekiel 7:9) – The LORD that Smiteth Jehovah Mauzzam (Psalms 37:39) – The LORD Their Strength Jehovah Mauzzi (Jeremiah 16:19) – The LORD My Fortress Ha-Melech Jehovah (Psalms 98:6) – The LORD the King Jehovah Melech Olam (Psalms 10:16) – The LORD King Forever Jehovah Mephalti (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD My Deliverer Jehovah Mekaddishkem (Exodus 31:13) – The LORD that Sanctifies You Jehovah Metsudhathi (Psalms 18:2 – The LORD My High Tower Jehovah Moshiekh (Isaiah 49:26&60:16) – The LORD Your Savior Jehovah Nissi (Exodus 17:15) – The LORD My Banner Jehovah Ori (Psalms 27:1) – The LORD My Light Jehovah Uzzi (Psalms 28:7) – The LORD My Strength Jehovah Rophe (Exodus 15:26) – The LORD (our) Healer Jehovah Roi (Psalms 23:1) – The LORD My Shepherd Jehovah Sabaoth (Tsebaoth) (I Samuel 1:3) – The LORD of Hosts Jehovah Sali (Psalms 18:2) – The LORD My Rock Jehovah Shalom (Judges 6:24) – The LORD (our) Peace Jehovah Shammah (Ezekiel 48:35) – The LORD Is There Jehovah Tsidkenu (Jeremiah 23:6) – The LORD Our Righteousness Jehovah Tsuri (Psalms 19:14) – O LORD My Strength