Category Archives: Job

Dead or Alive?

Admittedly, it’s my opinion, an opinion born of observation. 

The Church (by that I mean people as a whole professing to be Christians) has forgotten we have a real enemy.
The church at large, for a way long time now, conducts business as though Satan is dead or at the most just a little cartoon character with neither power nor gumption to pay us any mind. 
How about this?

1 Peter 5:8  (NKJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. source

Or this one?

John 10:10  (NKJV) 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. source

And this one?

Job 2:7  (NKJV) So Satan went out from the presence of the Lord, and struck Job with painful boils from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head. source

Does this sound like someone we should just ignore, pretend he does not exist? 

Let’s look at another one. 

Mark 4:15  (NKJV) 15 And these are the ones by the wayside where the word is sown. When they hear, Satan comes immediately and takes away the word that was sown in their hearts. source

Shall we ignore this? If we do, he is well at work just as described in Mark 4:15.

Am I suggesting we live in mortal fear of him? Hiding in our homes refusing to venture out, afraid to open our mouths? 
Nope. Just cultivate a healthy respect for a deadly enemy and a passion to abide in an intimate fellowship with our Father Who can right today send him cowering in mortal fear and eventually to the Lake of Fire forever. 

Here. Read this from Revelation 20 and have a delightful day! 

Revelation 20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; 
and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while. source

Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 
and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 
They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 
10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. source

How’s that for encouragement?

First Drink

Just a quick, short thought to share this morning. Admittedly, taken out of context and lifted from the situation.  

Job 8:11-12 (AMP)11 “Can the papyrus grow up without a marsh? Can the rushes or reed grass grow without water?  12 “While it is still green (in flower) and not cut down, Yet it withers before any other plant [when without water].source


I know little about papyrus (perhaps I’ll go to Duck, Duck Go a little later and read up on it) but without water, it withers faster than other vegetation. That’s what the verses say.

So do I. So do we. Without the Water of The Word, we wither quickly — before morning coffee if The Water of The Word is not our First Drink.

Good Wednesday Morning . . .

Update.
From Britannica

Papyrus, writing material of ancient times and also the plant from which it was derived, Cyperus papyrus (family Cyperaceae), also called paper plant. The papyrus plant was long cultivated in the Nile delta region in Egypt and was collected for its stalk or stem, whose central pith was cut into thin strips, pressed together, and dried to form a smooth thin writing surface.

For more information click HERE.

Minuscule of Misery

11 “What strength do I have left, that I should wait [and hope]? And what is ahead of me, that I should be patient and endure? From Job 6 – source


I have in my soul felt what Job described here, yet for a minuscule of the misery compared to his.

And GOD delivered him to a future he could not have imagined.

This corrects me and encourages me.  🙂
You’re welcome.
Job 42:10 When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before!

16 Job lived 140 years after that, living to see four generations of his children and grandchildren. 17 Then he died, an old man who had lived a long, full life.  source

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old and New

In both the Old and the New Testaments we have GOD telling us there is a spiritual enemy; he is an enemy that we cannot see with our physical eyes (although we can see his results). In both the Old and the New He has told us this enemy is alive and is SEEKING. And who/what is he seeking? I hope you will read the following Texts and will find the answers for yourselves. Hey, you’re at home anyway, what else have you got to do? 🙂

Job 1:6-7
Job 2:1-2
1 Peter 5:8-10
John 10:10

As is my custom, if you will click HERE a new window will open with four translations of the Text listed above.

So, did you find the answers?

That Much!

Laundry.
Laundry room.
Adding lavender and lemon to improve the organic smell. Shake.
And that’s what I have left from a new, not one load used bottle. Yep. I dropped it on our ceramic floor, off flew the top and out came . . . that much!

A while later and I am here. Better than I was.

I have this to say Remember Job. Now before you go laundry room ballistic on me this is N.O.T.H.I.N.G. Nothing! in comparison but it did bring me to board a thought train that has taken me to a good place. A place to praise JESUS while on my knees mopping up that ceramic floor and to share this with you.

Remember Job.
What I want you to remember is that Satan did NOTHING to Job; took NOTHING from Job, afflicted Job with NOTHING, NOTHING until he received permission from DADDY GOD!

No laundry room mishap or the worst of all tragedies that could ever hit our souls comes to the Child of GOD without the Father’s permission. 

Remember Job. And remember

Psalm 84 KJV 11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. source

Romans 8: (TLV) 32 He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how shall He not also with Him freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is the one who condemns? It is Messiah, who died, and moreover was raised, and is now at the right hand of God and who also intercedes for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Messiah? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? source

Remember Job. Remember Psalm 84:11. Remember Romans 8:32-35And Remember the Devil’s End and remind him from time to time.  🙂