After Satan finished his conversations with God, he departed. Whether he like it or not, God had put limits, as to what havoc Satan could inflict upon Job. God had told Satan that there was no other man like Job. Satan said, “O! ‘Come on God, be real, he’s righteous because you shield him from all dangers. Remove that shield, and he’ll curse you!'”
This discussion had it’s beginning yesterday. For clarity concerning this discussion, it’s suggested a review of that discussion. Because the purpose is to show the possible ramifications personally for us today.
This discussion will focus on the weapons Satan has as he heaped havoc upon Job. And there is no reason to conclude that they are not available today, to be used against, you or me, or against nation states. Extending Satan’s powers to cause regional wars, or global wars like the Great Wars of 20th century. And perhaps, the worlds current coronavirus. In the other words, Satan’s evil is universal, and unfathomable to human reasoning.
Satan orchestrated a theft of Job’s animals used to plow his farm lands. And killing all of his employees over seeing the plowing. One employees escaped, and reported this theft and the massacre.
And while he was sharing this news with Job, another employee surged into Job’s presences exhausted. Announcing that striking lightening from the heavens had ignited his barns, and all was lost, including human life.
Job no doubt stunned with such news. A third employee, who also managed to escape announces, “The Chaldean’s with three separate raiding parties had stolen all of his camels, and slaughtered his employees.”
The sadists of all news was about to occur. “Your sons and daughters while enjoying dinner together in their oldest brothers house. When suddenly, a great wind came from what appeared to be out of nowhere. Striking the house with unimaginable force causing it to collapse. Instantly killing your sons and daughters.”
Such sad news tore Job to smithereens. Job arose ripping of his clothes, and shaving his head. Then following to the ground to worship. Declaring, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away. Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
In all this Job did not sin, nor charge God with wrong.
The havoc reaping’s of Satan. From his varied arsenal is the ability to orchestrate armed raids, theft and murder. Sparing lives for the sole purpose informing Job of one tragedy after another. Whipping up a humongous storm completely destroying a house and Job’s sons and daughters.
Lessons to be learned is Satan can orchestrate equivalent occurrences to attack and destroy. Always with the intention to destroy anyone’s faith in God.
Job withstood Satan’s devastating onslaughts. The question is could you, or I, or could anyone else have the resiliency of Job? So perhaps it might be helpful that when things go wrong, remember who might be behind such troubles. And recalling Job’s example, praise God, for who He is.
The scriptures used for this discussion came from Job chapter one verses 1-22. It’s secret for overcoming came from 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
Everything goes better through a personal relationship with Jesus. So if you are not one of us, now might be the time to join our Christ family. Follow the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10, then notice verses 11-13. All of which creates the universality so many are seeking. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next. Blessings!
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