holy smoke round 3

Job, after experiencing excruciating horror managed to utter these words, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked will 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 any wrong. (cp. Job 1:21-22).

To get the jest of what’s going on it might be helpful to read the previous two discussions, Introducing Satan and Satan Blooms.

One can only imagine how angry Satan was that Job remained faithful to his Creator. Despite his horrendous loss, which included the loss of his ten children.

Again there was a day when God’s sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD. With Satan joining them, and God spotted him. Waving to him, “Hey Satan where have you been?” Satan replied, “Canvassing the earth!”

“Quite a guy is my friend Job. Loyal to me in every aspect. There isn’t anyone like him. His integrity is unquestionable Despite the fact that you incited Me against him to destroy him without cause!”

Satan followed with this rebuttal, “Skin for skin! Yes all that a man has, he will give for his life. Go ahead, and inflict his body with severe diseases, and Job will curse you to your face!”

God replied, “Satan into your hands I commit him, but do not take his life!”

Satan exits God’s presences with the instant speed of time travel by thought. And immediately inflicting Job with painful sores from the sole of  his feet and on the top of his head.

Then Job’s wife confronts him, “Do you still maintain your integrity?” ‘Curse God and die!'” But he said to her, “You speak foolishly women! Shall we receive only good from God while not experiencing evil?” Still Job maintained his integrity and didn’t sin with his lips.”

When Job’s three friends heard the details of his unexpected adversity. They came to comfort and sympathize with him. When they approached Job, they were shocked.

They sat down with him for seven days. No one spoke a word because they saw Job’s grief was very great. (cp. Job 2:1-13).

Perhaps this was what sustained Job’s spiritual integrity. Recalling something similar to this scripture. “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, and my God, in Him will I trust.'” (cp. Psalms 91:1-2).

It’s one thing to talk the walk, but it’s a far different experience to walk the talk. As Job, and many others have. The intent of these discussions is to encourage readers to prepare, and examine life’s troubles, from the perspective of a possible Satanic attack. There are two avenues available to be discovered. First, and foremost is to be one of His. Then to familiarize yourself with the prompts found in 2 Timothy 3:16.

So if, you are not one of us, now is the time to become a part of 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 seek.

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

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