Sluice Box Adventures

Believing Bible Study in the 21st century

The Face of the Son
(Or Beauty and the Beast)

This beast will be known for his poker face!

1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."

Face of the Son

The Face of the Son

(Or Beauty and the Beast)

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2017 Richard St.James

5. The Countenance of a Ruddy Man

Then, what can be said of the countenance of a ruddy man? Now, this leads to an important question.

Question: What is a ruddy man? I will tell you!

A ruddy man is a very handsome looking man!

The word ruddy indicates the shine or tinge of a red (or rose) color that is lively (or ruddy), and filled with life (lively), showing forth


[See Psalm 42:11, “who is the health of my countenance, and my God” and
Psalm 43:5, “who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”]

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This attribute [ruddy] describes Jesus Christ!

Where in the Bible do we find this?

Turn to the Song of Solomon chapter five, verse ten, and see: “My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.” [Song of Solomon 5:10]

“Her Nazarites were purer than snow, they were whiter than milk, they were more ruddy in body than rubies, their polishing was of sapphire:” [Lamentations 4:7]

Do you have it now?

Now, back to David. David was a ruddy looking man.

This means David was a good looking man!

A man who is ruddy is a man of a beautiful countenance.

But according to WHOM?

According to the Spirit of God!

Now, he had a face that shined with beauty, [and as we shall see], for he is introduced to us, for all of us to behold in the book of First Samuel, chapter sixteen, verse twelve:

“And he sent, and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, and withal of a beautiful countenance, and goodly to look to. And the LORD said, Arise, anoint him: for this is he.” [1 Samuel 16:12]

Therefore, a ruddy man is a beautiful man! A ruddy man has SHINE!

6. The Poker Face of the Beast

Not all that appear to be lions are true lions.

There is a person [a lion], who is the “Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David”, and there is another person who is … as a lion.

This is the fake lion – “the devil”.

Keep in mind, the Devil is the great imitator.

Do not ever forget that!

Furthermore, he is your adversary!

He wants to destroy you!

The DEVIL is the destroyer!

The fulfillment of prophecy is for sure: “The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.” [Jeremiah 4:7]

The time of trouble is coming!

It is, as it says it is, in First Peter, chapter five, verse eight:

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” [1 Peter 5:8].


There are those who will smile at you, and while they are smiling at you, they are planning to carve you up [like a turkey].

They feign to have a love for you, for the purpose of hurting you!

They have learned how to feign [to disconnect] their heart’s true intention from being revealed on the face’s countenance.

They can be said — to have mastered … the poker face.

A poker face, thus, exhibits an appearance, accompanied with words, which are formed into declarations that hide this person’s intentions.

The master of the poker face is the DEVIL himself.

Here is how he operates:

“He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.” [Psalm 10:8]

His main cohort, and major accomplice will be the Beast in: The Book of the Revelation:

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.” [Revelation 13:1-2]

This beast will be known for his poker face!

In contrast to the poker face of the Devil [and of the Beast] we have the awesome face of God.

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