Apostolic Christian Fellowship Temple, Inc.
|Posted on January 28, 2013 at 12:59 PM|
As Christians we go through so much, often wonder how we make it through. We fast pray go to church and live saved the best we can, and still go through hell and high waters. When we came to Christ we gave up having 2 women, 2 men mendaciousness, stealing, cursing, backbiting, backstabbing, fornication, adultery. I thought it was going to be such a smooth ride.
The first few months of salvation were like a good honey moon everyone appeared to be loving and friendly; it felt so good, but when the honey moon ended you saw church as it really was, if this is you don't feel bad you’re not alone. The realistic part of salvation we tend to forget is, that we signed up for the Army of the lord we don't fight on occasions, this is a 24/7 days a week battle, and the enemy is invisible. This is a spiritual warfare that will not end until Jesus returns and establish judgments upon the world.
In the book of Job this upright righteous man went through a time of trouble like no one else, and we ask the question why? What did he do? Except live righteous just like you and I. The answer to the question is simple he did nothing but join the Army of the lord, and he became a target. (Job 1:8-12) a challenge was made and Satan accepted. You all know the story; Job was used by God and Satan as a puppet to get a power struggle point across. God asked Satan where you are going in such a hurry. Look no more here’s Job my faithful servant test him he can handle it.
We often say poor Job suffered so much he lost everything, but do we think God with his infinite glory having hind sight and foresight could not see the end results of the challenge. Paul said in (Romans 8:30-31) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called, and whom he called, them he also glorified. What can we say to these things if God be for us, who can be against us? God knew the battle was won before he made the deal; God probably stopped Satan from choosing a weaker vessel and offered Job as the sacrifice.
I know we go through as Christians and it seems like it's more prevalent now than what we were dealing with in the world, as crazy as it sounds it's wonderful, it's a good thing, it's really a blessing We have trouble on every side, trails, tribulations and all sorts of madness around us. I know but WHY ME! (James 1: 2-5) said Count it All Joy when you fall intodiver’s temptations. You mean we have to be excited when our life gets turned up side down YES, it's an honor when God choose you to be tested and tried. Satan didn't choose Job God offered Job to him, because he knew Job would past the test.
Yes you will get angry, scream, or even feel like kicking in walls and wish you could just walk a way from it all, it's natural it's our human instincts. Job was so angry he cursed the day he was born he said let the day perish, let the day be darkness, let not God regard it from above, let darkness and the shadow of death stain it, let a cloud dwell upon, let the blackness of the day terrify it. (Job 3:3-5) in the 10 chapter verse 10 Job said (Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese)? Other words Job is saying he felt as if God looked at him as if he was spoiled milk poured out only to be used for cheese, not good enough for baking or even drinking. Maybe we didn't get that far with our feeling but sometime we feel like Job we just want to walk away and throw in the towel, but don’t do it I have good news from glory.
Jesus said I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly, he also promised he will bless our coming in and our going out, We are blessed and highly favored people of God we must be test and tried in order to get too the next level of blessings. Job fussed for 38 chapters God didn’t say a word to him, not because he didn’t hear him (Isaiah 59:1) the Lords ears is are not heavy that he can’t hear He didn’t answer Job because the set up was not complete. When God blessed Job for his trails he was blessed with twice as much as he had before (Job 42:10-12) the lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning.
Don’t stress the test YOU’VE BEEN SET UP TO BE BLESSED.
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