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JOB 34 - The Unexpected Promotion

Job 33
7. And so it was, after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.
8. "Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and My servant Job shall pray for you. For I will accept him, lest I deal with you according to your folly; because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has."
9. So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went and did as the Lord commanded them; for the Lord had accepted Job.
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One of the first things that happened after Job took a place of humility before the Lord, was that God promoted Job to the office of the Priest in front of his friends.

A clear principle in the Bible is that promotion follows humility.

Before this time, Job had been a man of prayer. But now God had promoted him being a priest.

What is a priest? you ask.
To begin with, whatever your culture has conditioned you to think that a priest is, forget that! Basically, according to the Bible, a priest is someone who represents people and their needs before God in prayer.

The book of Hebrews says that the Lord Jesus is our eternal High Priest, who is always praying for us at God's right hand - the place of power.

At the very beginning of the book of Revelation we are told that ALL Christians, in all walks of life, are called to be a kingdom of Priests.

We need to seek God and ask Him that the humility that He worked in Job, would also be worked into our lives, so that we can also respond to God's call to be a part of His kingdom of Priests in the modern time.

If we are going to co-operate with God in establishing His kingdom in the earth, then we first have to have the humility to be a Priest - a person who represents people before God in prayer.

Prayer:
Father, thank You for calling me to be a part of the kingdom of Priests that You are using in this time to establish Your rulership in the earth.
I want to respond to Your call in this area of prayer. Work into my life the humility You worked in Your servant Job, so that I will be elegible for Your selection,
in the name of Jesus, our eternal High Priest,
Amen.



See you tomorrow, God willing!