Job 28:7-8… “There is a path which no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture’s eye hath not seen: The lion’s whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it” (KJV).
Job spoke these words to his three friends who had been trying to explain away the reasons why Job was suffering so much. The problem was that the three friends were giving Job the logos when he really needed the rhema. Sometimes as preachers we give a great deal of the Word of God to the saints, when what is needed is a “Thus saith the Lord,” a specific word for right now. When I look at our text, I wonder about Job’s relationship with God before his trial and sufferings. Was God leading Job to seek out the pathway that the devil knows nothing about? Was God wanting Job to taste and see the “revelation knowledge” that comes from abiding in His presence? The Lord wants us to seek out that pathway. The Lord wants His people to come up into a higher realm where the devil has no access–the secret place of the Most High (Psalm 24:3-6, 91:1). The devil may huff and puff all he wants as the accuser, but there is a place where he simply has no access. That place is reserved for you. Psalm 24:3-6 tells about that place. Hebrews 4:16 reads, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (KJV). Come boldly to the throne of favor. Come boldly to the throne where God’s operating power never stops. There is nothing the devil can do to stop what God has called you to do.
The fowl does not know this path. The word “fowl” as used here refers to the birds of prey. They fly and watch only to snatch away the word (Matthew 13:19). The vulture does not know this pathway. The vulture has keen eyes, screams a lot, and feeds on death, but there is a place that it cannot see.
The lion’s whelps do not know this pathway. The word “whelps” refers to young carnivorous lions, taught by the lioness to hunt and to lie in wait for their prey. It’s their nature to walk in the wilderness pathways and to sink their teeth into a victim to satisfy their appetite.
The lion does not know this pathway. 1 Peter 5:8 teaches, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (KJV). He is the father of the “whelps,” and the father of lies. His sole purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy. Peter says the devil “walks”; i.e., he takes his time before he catches someone to devour. If you are in his territory, you are free meat for him, but there is a pathway he knows nothing about (the secret place of the Most High from Psalm 91:1). Please note Isaiah 35:8-9… “And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein. No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go up thereon, it shall not be found there; but the redeemed shall walk there.” The devouring lion is unable to walk in holiness. The path of holiness is your path. If you want to be safe from satanic attacks, walk in holiness. Lions feed on death; so do a lot of Christians. Many preachers give people a small portion of truth but a whole lot of men’s ideas and teachings. “The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life” (2 Corinthians 3:6). There is a place of revelation where the word that you receive comes from the Lord alone. Seek that pathway, the pathway that the devil doesn’t know about. This is the day to find that pathway for our very survival. This pathway, according to Psalm 24, is a lifestyle. It’s learning to live “in the Spirit,” the path the devil knows nothing about.
Pastor George Belobaba
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