This is a reissue of an earlier but highly relevant post
Here's a revelation. It has the power of becoming a leftbrain doctrine like Rene Girard's Mimetic violence. It isn't all the truth, and needs balancing with other scriptures....but nevertheless let this idea pin you to the wall!!!
JOB 1 IS RELEVANT
WITHOUT ACTUALLY TELLING US EXPLICITLY.....but with several pages of Bible winks....
FROM ETERNITY PAST GOD HAS ORDAINED EARTH AS SATAN'S COURTROOM.
Just think about that for a long while. Like Job, there was us thinking that this was all about little us.
But Ephesians says it isn't.
Job was never told about Job 1.
We haven't been told either.
But I think that is why Job is there for us to read....
AND INFER FROM.....WITH ONE OF GOD'S WINKS!!!!!
Angels peering down , both good and bad see first ONE SON is NOTHING BUT a muddy looking container OF GOD....called flesh and blood....JESUS CHRIST the HEAD......then Blow me down they see a whole BODY LIKE HIM!!!!!
For He did not subject to angels [g]the world to come, concerning which we are speaking. 6 But one has testified somewhere, saying,
“What is man, that You remember him?
Or the son of man, that You are concerned about him?
7 “You have made him [h]for a little while lower than the angels;
You have crowned him with glory and honor,
[i]And have appointed him over the works of Your hands;
8 You have put all things in subjection under his feet.”
For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.
And He came and preached peace to you who were far away, and peace to those who were near; 18 for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the [p]saints, and are of God’s household, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, 21 in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy [q]temple in the Lord, 22 in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.
These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might 20 which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 22 And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
To me, the very least of all [d]saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, 9 and to [e]bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; 10 so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
EPHESIANS 3 BEING THE PUNCHLINE OF THIS STATUS.
IT WAS NEVER ABOUT US, THE COURTROOM.
THE COURTROOM WAS SET UP SO THE DEVIL MIGHT KNOW, THROUGH WEAK VESSELS OF CLAY AND NO PERSONAL POWER AT ALL....
THE GLORY INSIDE THESE CONTAINERS WAS GOING TO BE THE INSTRUMENT OF JUDGMENT AGAINST ANGELS IN HEAVEN WHO HAVE RISEN UP AND PROCLAIMED ANOTHER GOSPEL......
the false gospel of self existence, of independence and separation
of dualism, of "the moon" which in Revelation 12 is NOW under the Bride's feet as an existence,
in short a gospel other than THE SINGLE EYE LIVING OF PSALM 123
HOW ABOUT THAT?