Daysman, Mediator, Goel

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Today’s Tecarta Bible Verse
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There are people who’ll tell you the KJV is the only Bible to read. They go so far as to claim other versions are corrupt, even inspired by satan. The KJV also misses the mark at times though unless you are fluent in Old English. Today’s Bible verse is a prime example.

Were the KJV says, “he hath set the world in their heart,” most other versions say eternity. As in “where will I spend eternity.” What’s very odd to me is that the Strong’s Concordance number for this word is H5769,

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But of the 439 times H5769 is used in the KJV, it only translates “olam” 4 times as “world.” It is most often translated “ever” as in “for ever.” Of the 7 times it’s used in Ecclesiastes, 4 times it’s translated “for ever,” go figure.

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It’s hard for some people to believe in eternity even with all the churches almost on every other corner proclaiming it. On judgment day they’ll have no excuse. The Bible says God gives every person a “measure of faith,” (Romans 12:3 link.) What they do with it is their business. Without a Bible or a church or people telling you about God, maybe you’d think they’d have an excuse.

About 4,000 years ago there was a man named Job who believed and trusted in a Sovereign God. Job believed in sin, eternal life and most surprisingly, he believed in man’s need of a mediator between God and man. Not too shabby use of his “measure of faith” for a gentile.

For eternal life Job said,

Job 19:25-27  For I know that my redeemer (H1350 – Goel -kinsman redeemer) liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

Job seemed to believe in the Hebrew principle of a “Goel,” kinsman redeemer even though he is believed to have been a gentile.  The Babylonian Talmud records rabbis debating this topic: “This baraita states that Job was not a Jew, but rather a gentile.” by his expression “I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee.” (Job 42:5) This was also indicated by the fact that Job had dogs over his flock (Job 30:1) which would not be the case for Jews as they viewed dogs as unclean.

But somehow Job understood the Holiness of God and the un-approachableness of God. Job somehow understood that he needed a mediator between him and God about 2,000 years before Paul wrote these words,

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

That verse is one of two I put on my checks when I first became a “Born Again with God’s Spirit” Christian. Sadly, I only write about 2 checks a year now.

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Job even understood that any arbiter, an umpire, between him and God couldn’t be a mere human.

Job 9:32-33  For he is not a man (God), as I am, that I should answer him, and we should come together in judgment. 33 Neither is there any daysman (H3198) betwixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.

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The lexicon shows this about H3198,

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It says Isaiah 11:3 followed by Isaiah 2:4,

Isaiah 11:1-4  And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord ; 3 And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord : and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: 4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Isaiah 2:1-4  The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem. 2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. 3 And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 4 And he (Yeshua Jesus) shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Isaiah was a Hebrew, he had probably read the book of Job many times. He knew that the Messiah would come from the lineage of David, “the stem (H1503 trunk or stump of a tree) Jesse.” He’d be a “Goel” a Kinsman Redeemer, 100% God and 100% man, 100% Hebrew. He and ONLY He could put one hand on Father God and one hand on a human. That’s our Yeshua Jesus. The ONLY Mediator between God and man. It’s useless to pray to God in any other Name.

The KJV DOES get some things REALLY Right. Some versions of Ecclesiastes 3:11 say, “in it’s time” but the KJV NAILS IT, “IN HIS Time!!!”

Us humans have very short sighted vision. No one could have believed the Son of God would come and suffer as He did to shed His Spotless, Perfect Blood to Redeem sinful mankind. But the Bible says this,

Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

What an ugly time the cruel death of our Savior seems to a human mind but it “Pleased” God. It was God’s timing. He even prophesied it to the day or at least the year by Daniel.

Daniel 9:25-26  “So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with plaza and moat, even in times of distress. 26  “And after the sixty-two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; And the people of the prince who is to come Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end of it shall be with a flood, And till the end of the war desolations are determined.

Times of Distress – they are occupied and servants of Roman rule

Destroy the City and the Sanctuary – the city is burned, there is not one stone left upon another of the temple. For 2,000 years, Israel was out of business, didn’t exist as a nation.

Jesus held them accountable to understand the scriptures pointing to that “beautiful day” in our Heavenly Father’s Eyes,

Luke 19:41-44 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. 43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, 44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

Isaiah knew a “Time” would come when things would look really bleak for the nation of Israel. God allow Isaiah to understand many things that wouldn’t happen in “his time,” but also the understanding that in “God’s Time” he too would live again when “neither shall they learn war any more.”

Sometimes it’s a hard thing for our human eyes to see things and think, “that’s beautiful” when maybe Father God says, “Yes it is.” He ALONE instituted the Resurrection Power of the 3rd day and the Life Potential of a dead kernel of seed.

He is our Dear Heavenly Father and He WILL Make All Thing Beautiful in HIS Time. God is Always in Control.

Watch This Video and Tell Me If You Think, God Think’s It’s Beautiful, I Think He Does.

 

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