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004 Grains from Gutteridge – The Most High and the Elohim

Show Notes for Grains from Gutteridge 004: The Most High and the Elohim (a message by Pastor Percy Gutteridge)

Job and His Comforters

Job and His Comforters (woodcut by Gustav Doré)

Main Scriptures quoted: Job 1; Job 2; Psalm 82

Background to the Book of Job

  • Job didn’t belong to the tribes of Israel; he was “the greatest of the men of the East” (Arabia)
  • Job wasn’t an Israelite; he was a Gentile.
  • Looks beyond the narrow viewpoint of earth and opens
  • God’s dealings with Job were not because he was self-righteous. God declared Job to be “perfect and upright.”
  • Job was one of God’s faithful stewards.
  • God wanted to enlarge Job spiritually through suffering.

The “Sons of God”—Elohim

  • “Sons” in the sense of directly created by God, rather than through procreation
  • Would be better to have left elohimuntranslated, as a proper name. Translated variously as:
    • Sons of God
    • Mighty ones
    • Judges
  • Satan as one of the elohim
  • The Council of the Elohim
    • Job 1
    • Job 2
    • Psalm 82: “El standeth in the congregation of elohim.
      • Has nothing to do with the rulers of earth.
      • God judges the elohim.
    • Psalm 75:2
    • Eliphaz’s words: Job 15:7-8, an allusion to the elohim
    • These are the “principalities and power” of which Paul writes.  [References were not given in the message, but include:
      • Romans 8:38
      • Ephesians 3:10
      • Ephesians 6:12
      • Colossians 1:16
      • Colossians 2:15
  • Why are they angry with us and why do they wrestle with us?

Qualifying to rule with Jesus

More Teaching by Percy Gutteridge:

Other free audio messages by Pastor Gutteridge are available on an audio directory on his Finest of the Wheat page, while a growing collection of his books and pamphlets, and message transcriptions, is available on a similar directory on the same page.

We thank Fellowship member Brian Fettes for providing the digitization of the original cassette tape through the services of Audioanalogy Musicworks of Canada.

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