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26 And though after ['achar] my skin [`owr] worms
destroy [naqaph] this body, yet in my flesh [basar] shall I see [chazah] God ['elowahh]: KJV-Interlinear
26 'Even after my skin is
destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God; NASB
Throughout this book, Job is convinced that his death
is imminent. He has no clue that God is
going to turn things around, that his health is going to be restored, even that
his wealth would be restored also.
And even though his friends are trying to convince him
that all of these things will occur, if only he confesses his guilt, his secret
guilt, he knows that there is no secrecy, and therefore they are wrong in
trying to give him false hope.
His best interest is not their concern anyway. We have already seen this. And, no, they are not issuing valid
prophecies, because their premise for recovery is invalid. Prophecy is based on truth.
Job truly believes that he is going to die and very
soon. Thus, his skin will be destroyed,
finally and completely, and retuned back to the dust of the earth.
After his death, then his flesh will be restored. The action here is sequential and
chronological, and it follows the stand of the redeemer on the earth. This is
the resurrection of the Old Testament believers. And this will occur when the advocate, the
redeemer, the savior assumes authority and command of the earth.
This is the Second Advent as we know it. The process
of redemption occurs at the First Advent, which was the Cross.
From the destruction of the skin, to the restoration
of the flesh also implies a sleep period and an awakening.
Thus, after the destruction of the body, and the sleep
period, which is to follow, then Job will awake in new flesh, and with his own
two eyes, he will see the face of God.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.