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"All the days of my hard service I will wait, till my change comes" (Job 14:14).

This verse contains the noun form of one of my favorite Hebrew verbs: chalaph (khaw-laf). Here, Job is saying that despite his miserable condition, he is looking for a change of circumstance.

E.W. Bullinger translates this phrase: "I will wait until the time of my reviving comes." The New International Version renders it: "I will wait for my renewal to come."

Unfortunately, Bible scholars have often assumed that Job was speaking of his dying. They read about death in the context and mistakenly conclude that Job's words deal with that subject.

Hard service (or as the King James Version has it, "appointed time") is a military expression relating to engagement in warfare. All the time Job was waging the good fight of faith, he was not waiting for death but for a divine visitation.

He was expecting a revival, a renewal, a change for the better. That change came when the Lord intervened to turn Job's captivity and reward His faithfulness with a double portion of all that he had lost in the hassle.

This can be our happy conclusion also. We too are engaged in the fight of faith. Our warfare against the powers of darkness goes on and on. We too look for a change, a renewal, a revival, a breakthrough. The Lord will intervene for us just as He did for Job.

Job expected changes in his circumstances. They came to him in double measure. We can expect the same. Get ready for dramatic changes in the whole Church world; they're coming.

As the old song puts it: "There'll be some changes made today; there'll be some changes made!"

Source: The Spirit-Filled Believer's Daily Devotional by Dick Mills
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

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