Job is often classified as a book of wisdom, putting it alongside Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon. Wisdom is not like the major and minor prophets. Accordingly, many would not think to look for prophecy in wisdom. Yet, all of the books of wisdom in the Bible except for Song of Solomon do contain prophecy.
Job 19:25-26, for instance, is a prophecy about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of saints.
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see GodJob 19:25-26
In December 2019, I realised that Job 38 and 39 also contain prophecies about the time of the end.
Before I get to that, let me quickly summarise chapters 1 to 37 of Job.
At the beginning, we read that God’s faithful servant Job was put to a test. Job, “perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil” (ref. Job 1:1, 1:8), was a man of renown, wisdom and charity, in a land called “Uz” (ref. Job 1:1), somewhere in “the east” (ref. Job 1:3). The test was carried out by Satan, at the time still in heaven and an angel of God. After talking to God, Satan was permitted to destroy Job in order to see if Job would remain faithful. Satan could smite him but not kill him. So, Job lost his family, his wealth, his house, and then even his health.
Four acquaintances came to see Job, and one after another the four berated him, insisting that what had happened was a punishment from God. Through it all, Job lamented, and repeated that he had not done anything evil to provoke God. He even wished he had not been born.
At one point, Job observed that demons compass him like a curse, saying “I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls” (ref. Job 30:29). Yet, Job was a man of God, for he understood the redeemer and the resurrection even before the Old and New Testaments, the canon of Christianity.
During the debate between Job and the four, out of a whirlwind God spoke to Job. God did not explain plainly, but in his answer, of which one part spans chapters 38 and 39, and the other 40 and 41, God reveals that what had happened was not for nothing.
The reader, having access to the rest of the Bible, knows that Satan’s test in and of itself was a message to the world, a foreshadowing of the tribulation that the world will have to go through in the end times.
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.2 Timothy 3:12
Now, having gone through chapters 1 to 37, I will explain the prophecies of the end in chapters 38 and 39.
In Job 38, two verses, 12 and 13, speak to the times of the end.
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?Job 38:12-13
From this, the takeaway is that in the end times, evil shall be removed from the world by Jesus Christ, who is “the bright and morning star” (ref. Revelation 22:16).
For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.John 5:22-23
I say “times” and the passage reads “the ends of the earth”, plural, because there will be two ends: one, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ per Revelation 19 to establish the kingdom of God in the world; and two, the burning up of the planet earth by the sun, per 2 Peter 3:10-12.
Now, Job 38 begins with God explaining that he had laid the foundations of the earth, even “the corner stone”, Jesus Christ (ref. Ephesians 2:20). It is therefore apt that Job 39, the end of his speech, concludes with the time of the end, the period leading up to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. After all, Jesus Christ is the alpha and the omega.
The last two thirds of Job 39, verses 9 to 30, describe four animals – the unicorn, the ostrich, the horse and the eagle. As I read it, these four are not merely animals like the ones that come before them in Job 38-39 – the wild ass, the wild goat of the rock, the raven and the lion. Rather, they are metaphors like the ones that come after them – behemoth in Job 40 and leviathan in Job 41.
It is widely understood that behemoth in Job 40:15-24, literally a hippopotamus, is a metaphor for God, and leviathan in Job 41:1-34, literally a crocodile, is a metaphor for Satan.
It is less understood, but now obvious to me, that the unicorn, the ostrich, the horse and the eagle in Job 39:9-30 each represent a world power at the time of the end. Two of the four are on the side of Satan, and the other two are on the side of God. All four are therefore prophecies of the time of the end!
Let us start with the horse, because it is this one that stood out and led me to understand everything else.
The horse, in prophecy, represents China.
1. Job 39:19.
Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?Job 39:19
At the time of the end, the horse is strong, because God, who is the LORD of hosts, has given the horse its strength. This is the 2 10000 10000 army of “horsemen” (ref. Revelation 9:16; Joel 2:4), a people great and “strong” (ref. Joel 2:2). Today, in warfare, cavalry is done by armour. Today, among all the armies of the world, the People’s Liberation Army of China has the greatest number of tanks.
2. Job 39:20, part one.
Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? …Job 39:20
The horse is likened to a grasshopper. This is the “locust” (ref. Joel 1:4, 2:25), the “great army” of God, which he sends among his people Israel at the sixth trumpet.
3. Job 39:20, part two.
… the glory of his nostrils is terrible.Job 39:20
The glory of the nostrils of the horse is terrifying. This is the “fire and smoke and brimstone” out of their mouths (ref. Revelation 9:17) that will kill “the third part of men”, notably sorcerers and they that worship devils (ref. Revelation 9:18-21). Think flame throwers and thermobaric weapons such as MLRSs.
4. Job 39:21, part one.
He paweth in the valley…Job 39:21
The horse uses its paws in the valley. This is the vision that “the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions” (ref. Revelation 9:17) during the battle in the valley of Megiddo, i.e. “Armageddon” (ref. Revelation 16:16). In Chinese culture, lions are well regarded and celebrated.
5. Job 39:21-22.
… and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men. He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.Job 39:21-22
The horse realises his strength and rejoices, marching without fear towards the enemy’s armies. This is the prophecy that their line shall not break (ref. Joel 2:7) and when a soldier dies the army shall not be wounded (ref. Joel 2:8). Think especially China’s national anthem, March of the Volunteers.
6. Job 39:23.
The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear and the shield.Job 39:23
Grammatically appositive to the pronoun him, i.e. the horse, is “the glittering spear”. This is the “horseman” that lifts up “the glittering spear” (ref. Nahum 3:3), a weapon system equivalent to France’s ERC Sagaie, a wheeled tank. In African, a “sagaie” is literally a spear. Today, China fields several types of wheeled tanks, including ZTL-11 and PTL02.
7. Job 39:24, part one.
He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage…Job 39:24
With fierceness and rage, the horse swallows the ground, in Hebrew “eretz” (trans.), which often means “earth”. The earth is a reference to “the beast of the earth”, Mystery Babylon. But the earth is also a reference to “the kings of the earth”, the allies of Mystery Babylon. Thus, this horse is the “great people” (ref. Isaiah 13:4), which the LORD of hosts musters together with Russia (ref. Jeremiah 50:3; Isaiah 13:3), and also angels (ref. Isaiah 13:3), to punish Babylon, the beast that comes out of the earth with two horns like a lamb.
8. Job 39:25, part two.
… and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.Job 39:25
The horse smells the battle. This is the “stink” of the multitude of slain (ref. Nahum 3:3; Joel 2:20), corpses of the army of the northern one (the Assyrian), an army that God will command the horse to “drive away” from Israel (ref. Joel 2:20).
9. Job 39:24, part two.
…. neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.Job 39:24
Here’s the kicker: the horse is prophesied to not believe it is the sound of the trumpet, the sixth trumpet of the Bible that heralds Armageddon. This is the “heathen” army of “the men of the east” (ref. Ezekiel 25:4-10), an army that knows neither God nor Bible prophecy – China’s PLA! God commands this army because he is the LORD of hosts. When the time is right, the Holy Spirit will move this atheist army to do things per Isaiah 59:19.
10. Job 39:25, part one.
He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha…Job 39:25
At the sounding of the seven trumpets, which is the same as the pouring of the seven vials, the horse is to say, “Ha, ha”. “Ha, ha” when the trumpets sound, because China will be surprised first that God exists and second that China is on the side of God. Surprised, because the world deceived by Satan (ref. Revelation 12:9) has painted China evil (ref. Isaiah 5:20). Remember, the seven trumpets or vials are “the wrath of God” (ref. Revelation 16:1), and all seven will impact mostly the two beasts of Satan, the one from the earth and the other from the sea.
Next, let us move on to the eagle, the most secret of the four, something that made complete sense only in 2008.
The eagle represents Russia.
Some of you might think the eagle is the USA, for there is an eagle on the US one dollar bill. However, the bird there is not an eagle but a phoenix, a creature of occult fantasy.
1. Job 39:26-27.
Doth the hawk fly by thy wisdom, and stretch her wings toward the south? Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?Job:39-26-27
First of all, there are two eagle-like birds: the hawk and the eagle. This is the double headed eagle of Russia, simultaneously facing east and west. The double headed eagle was once the emblem of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire, and now is the emblem of the Russian Federation.
Second, the hawk which flies by God’s wisdom is to stretch her wings toward the south. In 2015, Russia, which is north of Jerusalem, intervened in Syria against ISIS (ref. 1), foreshadowing Israel being given “two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness” (ref. Revelation 12:14).
Third, the eagle is to mount up at God’s command. This is the prophecy that on the day of the LORD Russia will attack Mystery Babylon with nuclear weapons including MIRV-equipped ICBMs (ref. Isaiah 13:3-6; Jeremiah 51:11, 51:28-29; etc).
Concerning the ones whom God will command to “make bright the arrows” (ref. Jeremiah 51:11), the Medes: the identity of the Medes was revealed only in 2008. Before the 2008 Georgian war, it was assumed the Medes would be Iran, because of ancient Medo-Persia. After that war, the armies of Abkhasia and South Ossetia, the two provinces that split from Georgia, formally joined the army of the Russian Federation (ref. 2). Because Abkhasia and Ossetia were once more or less within the territory of the ancient Medes, this meant Russia had become the Medes, or better yet Russia had assumed the spirit of the kings of the Medes (ref. Jeremiah 51:11). This thing with the Medes and 2008 is why I say the eagle is the most secret of the four.
2. Job 39:28.
She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place.Job 39:28
The eagle dwells on a rock, a strong place. This is the fact that a statue of Peter, the pioneer of Russia’s navy, a navy now armed nuclear torpedoes, is atop the largest rock ever quarried in the world. Furthermore, the Russian Federation is a vast country, which in a nuclear war is strength. A vast country will give Russia the confidence to strike, whether Russia believes or not the prophecy that God will spoil Babylon’s arsenal (ref. Jeremiah 51:53, 51:56) and in so doing prevent a retaliatory strike from Babylon.
3. Job 39:29.
From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off.Job 39:29
The eagle seeks her prey from her strong place, and her eyes behold afar off. In modern, intercontinental nuclear war, an enemy can be targeted and annihilated from afar off. Today in 2020, Russia’s MIRV-equipped RS-28 Sarmat is the world’s most devastating nuclear ICBM, in terms of destructive power.
4. Job 39:30.
Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.Job 39:30
The eagle’s young ones also feast on the slain. One of the young ones is “Ararat” (ref. Jeremiah 51:27-28), which is Armenia, today an ally of Russia. The others are “Minni” and “Ashchenaz”, which I have yet to identify. Though presently within Turkey, Mount Ararat is sacred to Armenians and is on the national emblem of Armenia.
Next, let us move on to the unicorn.
The unicorn represents the fourth beast.
1. Job 39:9.
Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib?Job 39:9
First of all, “unicorn” in the original Hebrew is “re’em” (trans.), which is derived from the Akkadian “rimu”, which refers to a now extinct one-horned ox-like beast that once roamed the lands of Assyria.
In Bible prophecy, the “little horn” is the Assyrian (ref. Daniel 7:8, 8:9), also known as the beast and the Antichrist. This man leads the fourth beast (ref. Daniel 7:7-8) and he will be stopped only by Jesus Christ (ref. Daniel 7:9, 8:25).
2. Job 39:10.
Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?Job 39:10
Only God can bind the unicorn and his lot and get them to harrow the valleys, to root up and remove some of the weeds that infest this world. This is an allusion to “Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith?” (ref. Isaiah 10:15) in the Old Testament, the same as “the days of vengeance” (ref. Luke 21:22-24) in the New.
What remains of the weeds will be removed by the angels of God, per the parable of the wheat and the tares (ref. Matthew 13:24-30), spoken of by the Son of man. At “the end of the world”, the reapers will gather the tares (tare is a synonym for weed) and cast them into a furnace of eternal fire (ref. Matthew 13:40-42).
3. Job 39:11.
… his strength is great…Job 39:11
Great is the strength of the unicorn. This is the fourth beast, described as “dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly” (ref. Daniel 7:7) with “great iron teeth”. Today, about 25% of the world population is Muslim, some 1.9 billion. The fourth beast will be part iron and part clay (ref. Daniel 2:41): part professional army such as Turkey’s, the second largest in NATO, and part militia such as the jihadists of ISIS.
4. Job 39:11-12.
Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him? Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?Job 39:11-12
With work, the unicorn should neither be trusted nor believed. This is because the fourth beast is of Satan, who is the adversary of God and the deceiver. The unicorn will certainly not harrow all of the tares, nor will it gather any of the wheat into the barn, which explains the need for reapers (ref. Matthew 13:30; Revelation 14:17-20).
Now, let us consider the ostrich, the most telling of the four, because here in Job 39 I have found new information about the time of the end.
The ostrich represents Mystery Babylon the great, the USA.
1. Job 39:18.
What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.Job 39:18
When the ostrich lifts up her head on high, she scorns the horse and his rider.
This is the new information that I mentioned above. Nowhere else in the Bible explains Babylon’s hatred of the east.
I begin with this, the last part of the metaphor of the ostrich, because this identifies the nation that is the ostrich. Remember, the horse is China. So, ask yourself, which nation today, a nation full of pride, especially despises China and her rise as a superpower? Surely the answer must be the USA (ref. 3, 4, 5). From the trade deficit to Huawei’s 5G, from the violent anti-government riots in Hong Kong in 2019 to the treatment of Muslim Uighurs after Urumqi 2009, in the arrogant and often illogical opinion of the USA, China is nefarious and always in the wrong.
By the way, in nature, ostriches and horses have nothing to do with each other, because rarely are they in the same country.
2. Job 39:13.
Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich?Job 39:13
The wings of the ostrich are juxtaposed with the goodly wings of the peacock, implying the wings and feathers of the ostrich are either useless or not at all good.
Furthermore, the word “ostrich” here in the original Hebrew is “notsah” (trans.) in the sense of flying or feathers, even though ostrich is actually “ya’en” (trans.) in a Hebrew dictionary. As the original Hebrew suggests flying and feathers, and yet is intended to mean ostrich, which is a bird that does not fly, it seems this verse is saying two things. First, this nation thinks it can fly, “mount up to heaven” to “fortify the height of her strength”, but actually cannot because God will send spoilers unto her (ref. Jeremiah 51:53). Second, this nation is going to cower, and more than once. At first, she will cower to the fourth beast (ref. Revelation 13:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:3); and then, to Russia (ref. Jeremiah 50:43). By tradition, to be given feathers, such as four feathers, is to be called a coward. Already in 2019, in the face of Turkish aggression in Syria, Trump withdrew like a coward and betrayed a so-called ally of the USA, the Kurds of Syria (ref. 6). Because of these two things – the lack of flight and cowardly behaviour – the ostrich must be Mystery Babylon, otherwise known as the daughter of Babylon.
3. Job 39:14-15.
Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.Job 39:14-15
The metaphor continues by reminding that in nature ostriches leave their eggs “in the earth”, on the ground and covered with soil, forgetting that the foot may step on them or the wild beast may get to them.
4. Job 39:16.
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;Job 39:16
In nature, also, ostriches form harems: one rooster mates with multiple hens. But within a harem, there is always a dominant hen. Remarkably, the concubines of a harem will leave their eggs with the dominant hen as if they were not theirs, but that hen will use those eggs to surround and shield her own from predators. Thus, more often than not, an ostrich cares not that her young ones will not survive, and so indeed “her labour is in vain without fear”.
But that is not all. It is the wit of the analogy that the word “labour” here means both her labour as a female that reproduces as well as her work as a creature that strives for nutrition, rest and survival. This is because on the day of wrath, for Babylon there shall be “no pity on the fruit of the womb” (ref. Isaiah 13:18; Psalms 137:8-9), and besides that, the immense riches of Babylon shall be destroyed utterly “in one hour” (ref. Revelation 18:10, 18:17). Moreover, those of Babylon who happen to survive the nuclear blasts and seek to put out the fires shall further “labour in vain” and “shall be weary” (ref. Jeremiah 51:58).
5. Job 39:17.
Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.Job 39:17
In nature, the labour of the ostrich is in vain without fear because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.
It is commonly thought that an ostrich in nature would put its head in the sand when faced with danger. While this is a myth, the word “ostrich” in the English language has become an epithet for a deluded person. In the Oxford Dictionary, one of the definitions of an ostrich is a person who refuses to accept facts in the face of danger and prefers delusion.
The point is, Babylon is under “strong delusion” (ref. 2 Thessalonians 2:11). Even among those who call themselves Christian, on matters of end times prophecy there is everything and anything except the truth! Some claim, Russia’s Vladimir Putin is Gog of Magog; some others assert, the Antichrist will come from Europe, a renewed Rome; others yet say, the rapture is pre-trib; others still insist, the Jews are not the people of God. Often the only thing these preachers agree on is the idea that the USA cannot be evil: the USA cannot be the land of the forthcoming false prophet. Today, on Bible prophecy and doctrine, confusion abounds.
From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. But I said, My leanness, my leanness, woe unto me! the treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously; yea, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.Isaiah 24:16
Confusion abounds, because Babylon, described as “the city of confusion” (ref. Isaiah 24:10), is filled with every “foul spirit” and “hateful bird”, and Babylon has become “the habitation of devils” (ref. Revelation 18:2). Therefore, Babylon cannot be healed, and God says “forsake her” (ref. Jeremiah 51:9).
Jews, the people of God, must “come out of her” (ref. Revelation 18:4), and everyone must deliver his or her own soul (ref. Jeremiah 51:6, 5:45).
Christians who decide to stay in the USA must be tested: such is the purpose of the tribulation. The tribulum and the “threshingfloor” will separate the wheat from the chaff (ref. Jeremiah 51:33), and the chaff God will “burn with fire unquenchable” (ref. Luke 3:17).
There are some who proclaim they believe in Jesus Christ and the cross; there are others like Job who actually believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ’s at the reaping.
Speaking of Job’s wisdom, Job even understood that evil is to be left in the world until the day of wrath.
For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked? Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens, That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.Job 21:28-30
Now, you might ask, why were these prophecies in the book of Job obfuscated, or why were these expressed as metaphors and hidden amongst descriptions of literal animals?
The answer to that is this: normally a prophecy of the Bible is sealed until the appointed time, e.g. Daniel.
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.Daniel 12:4
Normally, a prophecy must remain a mystery so that the demons of this world cannot figure it out and prevent it from coming to pass.
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.1 Corinthians 2:7-8
Today, the prophecies of the unicorn, the ostrich, the horse and the eagle in Job 39 make sense, because these are the last days.
I doubt any pastor of a church or any scholar of theology has ever explained Job 39 this way before, because even now at this late hour few are willing to accept that the USA is evil, and fewer still can believe that at the appointed time atheist China will do great things for God.
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