There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil.
There is power in humility.
There is power in repentance.
There is power in prayer.
God will cause a restoration once we have done all these three very essential things in Christianity.
God hates pride, God hates iniquity which is a stony hardened rebellious heart, and a Christian without power has not even encountered Jesus Christ.
Your life should reflect Christ’s in all honesty and truth.
Job was an honest man, a righteous man I don’t even think anyone can be compared to him or what he had passed through.
For God to strike him, I mean you hear this scripture many times but it just doesn’t really sink in how deep it really is.
We have a lot of know it alls in the kingdom these days like Job’s friends, people that are just talking and talking, but who sent you, and are you even talking from the Source?
Many think they know God but really they don’t.
Who would’ve of been able to discern that indeed Job had done nothing wrong, he was in fact blameless.
Job’s friend’s are a true example of how we are so quick to assume, criticise, and judge others.
And it’s not strangers criticising and judging, but our very own friends, those closest to us, it’s happening in the church.
We should learn to speak less, love more,intercede, and pray more.
Lay your hand on him;
Remember the battle—
Never do it again
“I know that You can do everything,
And that no purpose of Yours
Righteousness + Humility = Blameless
“I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear,
But now my eye sees You.
Therefore I abhor myself,
And repent in dust and ashes.”
And so it was, after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.
Now therefore, take for yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, go to My servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering;
and My servant Job shall pray for you. For I will accept him, lest I deal with you according to your folly;
because you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.”
You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
A servant of God is a friend of God.
If you cannot serve God then you cannot be His friend.
It’s that simple.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
In the Kingdom of God only a servant is worthy of a crown.
Are you willing to do the works of Your Heavenly Father?
Let us work on having the mind of Christ.
I’m still just thinking about Job’s friends.
Reading what they were saying, they sounded so convincingly righteous.
Job’s friends spoke as if they knew Job.
Job’s friends tried to use manipulation, another form of witchcraft against Job.
Job’s friend’s were controlling, they told him to do, say, and confess what they believed to be true.
No matter what anyone says at the end of the day God is the only one that knows you. The book of Jeremiah testifies to this.
No one can tell you who you are.
Only God can.
You are who God says you are.
I’m still pondering on the deepness of the book of Job.
Who would have grasped such a revelation that God was involved in the suffering of Job?
Who would have imagined that God could ever take away those closest to you, just to prove Himself?
It really does make you think about servanthood, and what it takes to be a servant in the Kingdom of God.
It makes me remember Ezekiel.
His wife died, and he was instructed by God not to mourn.
Imagine what people must have said about him, it was all apart of God proving Himself.
Remember we live to serve and worship God.
In Him we move, we breathe, and we have our very being.
Without Him we are nothing but empty vessels.
We live to fulfil His purpose, to demonstrate His power, to glorify God.
Now put yourself in Job’s shoes, in the midst of that storm, would you still stand, obey, and glorify God?
The book of Job will make you think.
Let’s even look at the life of Abraham.
In order for that breakthrough, that blessing to manifest in Abraham’s life, God said;
“Let go of your son, sacrifice him.”
Abraham was going to do it you know. That’s the father of many nations.
Job reverently feared God no matter what, that’s a righteous and a blameless man.
David was humble, repentant, a worshipper, that’s a man after God’s own heart.
Search my inner most heart oh Lord.
Love, truth, WISDOM.
Wisdom is what we need in the body of Christ.
It’s the key to opening the eyes of our understanding.
It’s discernment, it’s divine revelation.
Unity that is what we need in the body of Christ.
If we are all in one mind, in one accord then there will be less criticising, less hate, less jealousy, and less confusion.
There would be more love, peace, power, Pentecostal fire, signs and wonders, healing, miracles.
There would be more of God.
More of God and less of the flesh that is what we need.
More of the Holy Spirit leading and less of the mind(the flesh), assumptions, thoughts leading.
Because there’s a constant battle between the mind and The Spirit.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
But a man that is led by the Spirit is stable and content in Christ Jesus.
For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want.
When Jesus commands you to stand in the midst of the sea will you trust Him, and walk upon it?
Or will you listen to someone else, will you listen to doubt, fear, unbelief, confusion, and sink?
At the end of the day you must learn to stand, asses your circle, remove everyone and everything that hinders your walk with Jesus Christ, make destiny changing decisions though difficult make those decisions anyway, and most importantly live to serve God.
Remember you can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens you.
You are a carrier of greatness, and power.
You must know exactly who you are in Jesus Christ.
You must listen to, and know the voice of God.
Brethren change is good, embrace change.
The beautiful thing about God is that He is unchanging, He is the ancient of days, and His Word is forever settled.
His steadfast love never ceases, and His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning.
Great is Thy faithfulness!
God forever remains the same, but He continually moulds, redefines, and shapes us into His perfect image.
It is a continual transformation process because we are constantly dying to self.
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness ” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
2 Corinthians 12:9
But far be it from me to boast [in anything or anyone], except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
God bless you, and we thank God for His Word. 🙂