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11 The pillars [`ammuwd] of heaven [shamayim] tremble [ruwph] and are
astonished [tamahh] at his reproof [ga`arah]. KJV-Interlinear
11 'The pillars of heaven
tremble, And are amazed at His rebuke.
Job is a man.
Job lives on this planet earth.
Job cannot possibly see into heaven and observe its reactions to Gods
will or actions. Job cannot even see
And yet Job describes activity on this earth which is
far greater than anything we have seen in our present age.
The pillars of heaven are general references to great
mountains. Mountains carried a
superstitious characteristic of holding heaven up high in the sky.
If we recall that Job lived in a generation, which was
not too many centuries after the flood of Noah, then given the nature of that
flood in that it covered over the entire earth with water, then we can
reasonably assume that the continents and mountains and such were in a state of
high activity for a few centuries following the flood.
Now just a quick thought in speculation. And remember that this is simply speculation,
but I will use it to teach a point below.
Researchers have found grasses and bugs and such
things everywhere on the planet. From
Siberia to Antarctica. That means that good
weather did occur at some point all over the planet, or that all of the
continents were in a place of good weather.
I suggested, long ago in Genesis, that the continents,
which number seven, were one great continent prior to the flood, and that they were
split up during that flood. What with
all of the power of the ocean waters and such.
It could very well have been that there were no great mountains during
the time prior to the flood. Perhaps
just great hills, and plains and valleys and such. Again this is speculation, and just a
scenario for a point of doctrine later.
So don't get upset and don't write me emails.
Most folks want to believe that the continents moved
into their positions over a period of millions of years, and that is ok if that
is what you want to believe.
But again, there may not have been a Mt. Everest, so
water would not have had to rise up some 28,000+ feet in order to cover the
earth if such high places did not exist.
Ok, given that presumption, then the flood occurs and
a year later Noah lands on high ground.
What happened during that entire year of a flooded
world? Lets presume that God used that
time to break up that one continent and caused all seven pieces to drift off in
their respective directions. Antarctica
went south and was covered with a mile of ice and snow. Maybe that is where the Garden of Eden is, or
was. The Americas drifted west. Australia drifted east. Africa, Asia, Europe and India drifted north,
all colliding at their respective positions.
At such an early time after the flood, Job would have
witnessed or heard stories from others, of great and catastrophic geological
changes, that probably would have occurred reasonably frequently. Remember too that the early generations of
people lived several hundreds of years.
So folks would have seen a great deal during their long lifetimes.
The mountain ranges of today could well have developed
from all of those early eruption and colliding effects.
Well, ok it is possible, and personally, I believe
that it is more than a possibility.
Anyway, Job describes massive reactions of the earth, which impressed
him so much, that heaven itself seemed to be shaking or trembling.
All of this geological activity, if that is the right
phrase, would have been sufficient to make people stand in awe at the
tremendous power behind it all.
Today we see all kinds of events on the television,
but with the media, with movies and such, people seem to be desensitized
against such massive events. Unless you
are right in the middle of one, of course.
So it takes quite a lot to impress folks these
days. And with television, movie
graphics and such, each succeeding generation, after our time, will likely
become less and less impressed with massive disasters.
And here is the point of doctrine. In ancient times, a mountain moved and God
was its cause. Today, a mountain moves
and it is just a function of nature. We
change the channel.
When people are impressed, then they will begin to
think about the spiritual realm. As
people become less and less sensitive toward world or personal activities, then
it will take greater events in order to get their attention.
God has a massive plan. In that plan, are dispensations. As time moves forward, the generations will
become less and less impressed with the power of God until the Rapture, and
even that will be swept under the rug as some sort of media hoax. So, the Tribulation will be the final set of
world events to get people to change their ways.
Most, still will not.
Your greatest risk in life is to become indifferent
toward God, Christ, doctrine and your spiritual life.
Your greatest trap in life is to become distracted
with things I say, things others say, sensitive toward world affairs, and
desensitized toward Gods affairs.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
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