Before You Were Born God Knew You

In sticking with the concept of why did Job’s wife want Job to curse God when cursing God would not bring back her children, would not heal her husband and would not restore their physical losses, we saw Job told her she  “spoke as one of the foolish women”. This reply clearly shows a division. Job did not consider his wife as a foolish woman, but when she started to speak words against God, he told her she sounded like one of the foolish women. He was not calling her foolish.

Today, I hear people say, why did God allow this or why did God do this to me. Those are words of foolish people. Let me try to explain. I heard a preacher present a very interesting point and concept that reminds me of this and it does make sense when we look at how God explained it was Satan attacking Job.

If you were to draw a large cross on a piece of paper and on the left side of the cross write the word Created. Then on the right side write the word Made.
When God created things, he created them from nothing but his word (s). God spoke and it was so. Then God took from his creation and “made” things. Anything man makes, invents or “creates” he is making the “thing” from something God already created. God, through his creation, has created all the elements already in some form or another.

So under the created side on your paper, write Ephesians 2:10 – we are created in Christ Jesus unto good works… I am not looking into the why ” unto good works” but I am looking at the root, created in Christ Jesus. Remember, creation God created out of nothing but his words. Just as Genesis 1:1,2 say,
Genesis 1:1-3 KJV  “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
[2] And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
[3] And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

Notice God creates the heaven and the earth but the earth was without form. It is not until Genesis 1:3 when God starts creating everything in the earth and the sun, moon, stars and such. God even explains to Job in,  Job 38:4 KJV “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.”

Even David addressed the foundations in Psalm 102:25 KJV  “Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.”

And Jesus mentions in his prayer that he was loved of the Father before the foundation of the world,  John 17:24 KJV “Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.”

And Peter states in 1 Peter 1:18-23 KJV
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
[19] But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
[20] Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
[21] Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.
[22] Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
[23] Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

So from the foundation of the world, God set it up that he would come in the flesh in Jesus Christ, die on the cross shedding his blood which is what Paul was explaining to the Hebrews in Hebrews 9:24-28 KJV  “For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us:
[25] Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;
[26] For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
[27] And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:
[28] So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.”

And God kept it all a secret as stated in Matthew 13:35; Matthew 25:34; 1 Corinthians 2: 7-12 and many other areas. And God has chosen us, believers, and blessed us, before the foundation of the world, Ephesians 1:3-4 KJV  “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
[4] According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:”

And that is why, Romans 8:29-31 KJV
“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
[30] Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
[31] What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

Even though Job did not understand what was going on, he knew God. He also knew his wife didn’t understand God the way he understood God and the words she was speaking would be foolish words. Just like us today. People who blame God, believers I am talking about, who blame God are speaking foolishly. 

We will pick this up again next time. If you understand God knew you before you were even born, Jeremiah 1:5 KJV
“Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” Then you understand God is for you Romans 8:31. And anything that comes against you or what God has given you, is not of God because God is love. So how did God know Jeremiah before he was ever created?

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