What About Job
What I feared has happened to me (Job 3:25)
Does Job’s experience (read Job 1 & 2) teach us that God will send death, sickness, lack, and devastation into our lives to test our love for Him? Does He “allow it” and let the devil be His instrument of trials and testing? Or is there another answer to this question about Christian suffering? Our answer will greatly affect the level of victory that we have in life. Here’s what this writer believes. Job said, “What I greatly feared has come upon me” (Job 3:25). His fear gave Satan a legal access to “kill, steal, and destroy” from him. God “allowed” this attack only in the sense that He estab- lished spiritual laws (like the law of fear and the law of faith) that bring a result into our lives. Job’s situation is similar to when Jesus told Peter, “Satan has asked for you, to sift you as wheat . . .” (Luke 22:31). Satan’s eventual sifting of Peter resulted from a door of pride that Peter had opened. It was not a random attack, but manifested because of a violation of a spiritual law. But, you might say, “We cannot take out the mystery of God. His ways are beyond human understanding.” In re- sponse to this, I ask, “What then about God’s promises? Are there any specific promises that we can truly believe (beyond eternal life and that “all things work together for good”)? Are His promises always secondary to His sover- eignty?” If we believe that, then it will be difficult to pray in faith again.
Declare: I live under a supernatural protection. I am shutting doors in my life to the enemy. I am opening doors for the blessing and power of God to flow in me and through me.
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