Letter From God 11
Job As God's Star Witness
In Satan's Appeal Trial
WRITING "LETTER FROM GOD" 11
As I began to pour through the study material of Job, I was shocked to
realize what an amazing and important book Job is. It is the oldest written
book of God’s letter. In this book we are privileged to have a unique
glimpse into the Supreme Court of Heaven.
In the heavenly courtroom, we heard the awesome conversation between
the Lord and Satan. Their discussion was about the blameless and upright
believer living on the earth — Job.
We watched as Job struggled through the devious three-part attack of
Satan. Job had no problem passing the first two parts of the attack, but
the third one proved to be very challenging.
When it looked as if Satan were winning, Job’s friend Elihu and
the Lord stepped in. Their words were a wake-up call for Job. I hope you
catch the excitement of the direct words from the Lord. The Lord’s
words were not only meant for Job and his friends, but they also belong
This has been a unique year for me while writing number 11 of the study
guides. Job was about halfway finished when I had a near-death experience.
The attack struck without warning. For the first two days of my hospital
stay, I was in and out of a coma. These two days were the most relaxing,
peaceful, and enjoyable experience of my life.
After recovering from this unknown brain-virus attack, I began to resume
my writing. I was grateful to God to have my memory and ability to think
intact. Then two months later, a second attack — a mini-stroke.
This attack has left me with a slight numbness on my right side, but with
no loss of motion. I considered the numbness as sort of my thorn in the
flesh — a reminder for me to concentrate and focus on my writing.
I found it interesting that while writing about Job and his test, I
also seemed to be experiencing some type of testing myself. Remembering
that God determines the perfect time and manner of our death, I pressed
on with a new urgency to complete Job.
It is my hope that you will be able to see the amazing character of
our God with the eyes of your soul as Job did. In this fantastic book,
you will discover and understand why God allows suffering and pain on
our planet. I hope that you will go on to become a star witness, representing
the Lord in Satan’s appeal trial, and become a “Job”
in our time. Enjoy Job’s life and let him teach you!