Posted by: biblestudyseattle | October 19, 2017

Restoration

If there is for him an angel,
a mediator, one among a thousand,
who can vouch for the man’s uprightness;
then [God] is gracious to him and says,
‘Redeem him from going down to the pit;
I have found a ransom.’
His flesh becomes fresher than that of a child,
he returns to the days of his youth.
He prays to God and is accepted by him,
so that he sees [God’s] face with joy,
and [God] repays the man for his righteousness.
He declares before everyone, ‘I sinned;
I perverted what was right,
and it gained me nothing.
[God] redeemed me from going into the pit,
and now my life sees light.’
God will accomplish all these things
twice, even three times, with a man,
to bring him back from the pit,
so that he can enjoy the light of the living.”  Job 33:23-30

Imagine skin fresher than a child!  The fascinating part is God redeeming someone from death two or three times.  Is that possible?  It was for Lazarus.  He was dead for four days, then resurrected.  Then he died again.  He’ll be resurrected again.  This author thinks our ‘first life’ may be interrupted by first death.  Perhaps true change will not happen until YHWH’s Sabbath rest is over?  That may mean that a person lives, dies, is restored to Adamic life.  Then dies again or is changed in the twinkling of an eye to truly new life?  This author is not settled on the issue.

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