Dragon's Alive and the chief of God's ways
by thadd presley 11/13/2006 / Education
It is called a leviathan. Read and watch a the animal of myth spring to life.
It starts by asking if you could catch it, or eat it, or play with it, or sell it, or ride it, or if it would speak with you?
Job 41: 1-24: Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down?
2: Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?
3: Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee?
4: Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever?
5: Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?
6: Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
7: Canst thou fill his skin with barbed iron? or his head with fish spears?
Then it tells this:
8: Lay thine hand upon him, remember the battle, do no more.
9: Behold, the hope of him is in vain: shall not one be cast down even at the sight of him?
10: None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
11: Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him? whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.
Everything is Gods!!
Then the bible describes the leviathan:
12: I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion.
13: Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle?
14: Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.
15: His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal.
16: One is so near to another, that no air can come between them.
17: They are joined one to another, they stick together, that they cannot be sundered.
18: By his neesings "(sneezings)" a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning.
19: Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out.
20: Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron.
21: His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth.
22: In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
23: The flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved.
24: His heart is as firm as a stone; yea, as hard as a piece of the nether millstone.
That is the bible, and I don't think that it is just a fairy tale or a myth or folk lore or anything like that. The question is, do you believe they were real? Now, remember that Job is the oldest book in the Bible and that Job knew many things. This is just one thing Job described. He also described the "behemoth", which is also called the first (chief) of God's ways. Now, what do we think were the first things on the earth. Look at this:
Behemoth has the following attributes according to Job 40:15-24
It “eats grass like an ox and moves his tail like a cedar.” (In Hebrew, this literally reads, “he lets hang his tail like a cedar.”) Its “bones are like beams of bronze, His ribs like bars of iron.”
“He is the chief of God's ways.”
“He lies under the lotus trees, in a covert of reeds and marshes.
15: Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
16: Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
17: He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
18: His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
19: He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
20: Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
21: He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
22: The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
23: Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
24: He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
It is absolutely amazing the things that Job told about. And it is so plain.