Part 3 Hindrances to Faith and Hindrances to Healing

There are many reasons for hindrances to faith and healing but touching on the highlights some of the reasons.

Next area of Hindrances to Faith and Hindrances to healing is Failure to Tithe to God.

We have to realize everything we have comes from God.  So, if it all comes from God, since He is the creator of the universe, why do some rob God.  This brings a curse even though many people say that is not true today and that we do not live the Old Testament.

We are commanded in scripture to bring in our first fruit tot he storehouse.  Mal. 3:8-12 says “And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts.  And all nations shall call you blessed; for ye shall be a delight some land, saith the Lord of Hosts.”

Hindrances to Faith in the Area of Tithing

What is keeping you from tithing to the Lord?  Is it not believing in God’s word, doubt and unbelief He will take care of you?  Do you believe that tithing was under the law?  Lets remember, before the law, Abraham paid a tithe to Melchizedek and so did Jacob before the law began.  So, that in itself proves tithing belongs to the Lord is not only during the time of the law.

In Luke 6:38 says “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom.  For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

When you tithe, you are investing in the eternal perspectives that is forever to your benefit for the Kingdom of God.  Look at it as an investment for your future in eternal things which weigh much more than the things on earth which will all be burned to stubble or not worth anything.

Hindrances to Faith: Failure to Confess Faults:

James 5:16 says “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.”

We all judge one another but fail to see the faults in our own heart.  We all need to take the time to check our own heart.  How can we know what is in our hearts.  When you read and study the Word and spend time with the Lord, He is gracious to show us areas that need to be dealt with or sanctified or die to our flesh.

We serve a faithful God who is continually working on us but it takes spending time and building a relationship with Him to become more Christ like.  It consist of not judging others.  In fact, scripture talks about not judging others unless you want to be judged.  John 3:18

“18.  There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.”

Matthew 7:1-6 and 1 Corinthians 10:23-24:

23. You say, I am allowed to do anything ”but not everything is good for you. You say, I am allowed to do anything but not everything is beneficial. 24. Don’t be concerned for your own good but for the good of others.

Unwillingness to confess faults to one another indicates lack of confidence in the power of God to deliver them or there is just a lot of pride and the person is bound to pride.

Part 1 – Hindrances To Faith

Part 2 – Hindrances to Faith

Part 3 – Hindrances to Faith and Healing

 

by Traci Morin, Touch of God Ministry of Healing and Deliverance Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Touch of God International Ministries does mission work in other countries especially ministering to survivors of Human Trafficking globally as well as in the United States. Please help support me in this endeavor by giving generously through donations.

Spiritual Warfare Prayer: Setting Captives Free from Disease

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Healing Articles

Broken Heart Sickness Disease Connection

Are We Chastened by Sickness

Hindrances to the Power of God for healing

Jesus Came to Destroy the Wroks of the Devil

The Misconception May Not Be God’s Will to Heal

Our Faith Activates Healing

Sickness for the Glory of God?

The Sin and Sickness Connection

We Are All Called To Heal

Where Does Disease Come From Satan or God?

Why Some People are Not Healed in Healing Lines

Why Do Some People Loose Their Healing

Is Healing For Today!

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Hindrances to Biblical Faith Brings Hindrances to Healing

Part 1 – Overview: sin, disobedience to the voice of god or God’s word, will bring Hindrances to Healing also lacking biblical faith.

More than ever, civilization is now driven by the spirit of rebellion, and the pursuit of personal freedoms and individual rights.

Other areas that bring Hindrances to Faith and Hindrances to Healing:

  • Not submitting to authority (your boss, minister, etc.)
  • Not submitting to her husband
  • Not submitting to government
  • Not submitting to parents

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher power” – The governing authorities.

Not submitting to government system.  “For there is no pwoer but god; the powers that are ordained of God.” Romans 13:1

Christ continually spoke about God’s government being established on earth. Christians yield to and obey submit themselves to  government authorities!

As Christians you are subject to obey the appointed authorities over us as long as it does not violate the laws of God.  When a Christian refuses to obey the appointed authorities, then you are resisting and disobeying God!

Rulers are servants of God (even if pagan) since God ordained them with powers to be governing authorities over society.  And to violate civil law are major hindrances to faith and hindrances to healing.

The Word of God is very strong in regards to children not obeying parents.  Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father  and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well  with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth, EPH 6:1-3.

This is what Almighty God, who designed the family, has to say about the family.  Children learn obedience at home.  If they don’t, they will not learn it in the world or in society.  Children must learn to see that their parents are training them and bringing them up in “the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  Therefore, it is important for us to receive these directives as the Word of the
living God, not as the opinions of some man.

Wifes submit to their husbands…. read on this

Conclusion:

We are to obey the voice of God, his word and the laws in our society regardless if the rulers are followers of God or not as long as the laws are not against God.

“herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.” Acts. 24:16.  We are to have a Christ-like attitude to those who are not Christians as a light to the World.

In Gal. 6:10, do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of biblical faith.”

Part 1 – Biblical Faith and Healing

Part 2 – Biblical Faith and Healing

Part 3 – Biblical FAith and Healing

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Keys to Biblical Faith

It is impossible to please the Lord without faith

Heb. 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

The clue here is seeking Mim with faith and not allowing doubt and unbelief enter or rule your mind.

Biblical References Faith

It is important to walk and talk and live in biblical faith.  Biblical faith is an absolute necessity to receive anything from God.  Could that be the possible reason for unanswered prayers?

Biblical faith is simply believing that God meant what He Said.

Are you standing for loved one for salvation?  Is there doubt and unbelief because of looking at the natural and not the supernatural or what you cannot see happening?

Biblical Verses Faith: Jesus said, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24

Faith is believing without evidence of anything happening but believing, because of who our father in heaven is, the creator of the universe, is working on our behalf.  Doubt and unbelief is a big inhibitor.

How about giving up or murmuring and complaining to God?

Faith is praising the Lord, after you have prayed to him or made your need known, that it is already done.  It is a knowing and a trust in the Father of Heaven.

Enemies of Faith

Satan will come to try to steal and that is where discernment comes into play.  Who is talking to you?  Is it Satan or God when standing on a promise, or ask God, etc.

Those who do not believe in God can be enemies of faith and sometimes other christians can be enemies of faith through their doubt and unbelief.

The reason you have trouble believing is you don’t want to believe.  Did you have an earthly father who made promises but never carried them out and so afraid God will do the same?

How about reasoning it away.  Many people are very intellectual and it gets in the way.  It might not make sense to them but a person, who is intellectual, needs to clear that thought way of life out and believe.

Abiding Faith

Biblical Verses Faith: “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing the word of God.” Roman 10:17

To stand in faith means to abide in Him.  Abiding faith does not mean church membership but those living in the Word of God – Abiding Faith.

If your faith is wavering, the best way to combat the doubt and unbelief, is get the word out and stand and declare and decree His word out loud.  That can really help build faith.

It is getting in His word of His promises and standing on the promises of God, if it is for salvation of a loved one or standing for healing.  Stand and decree His Word to the heavens or meditate on his word – that is abiding in Christ.  Christ is the Word according to John 1.

The Kingdom of God

Second is “seeking the Kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matt. 6:33.

We need to seek His direction and plan to carry out the plan of God or ask you have made to how to fulfill it.  Many times there are actions we have to do but it takes abiding in Him to know His plan and steps.

Are you seeking answers but still living in your own lust?  “Ye ask,a nd receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts,” James 4:3.  This is done not in faith.

Those who abide in Christ and His Word abides.

Another Hinderances of Faith is Condemnation – Hindrances to Healing

1 John 3:21-22 “If our heart condemns us not, then we have confidence toward God.  And whatsoever we ask, we receive of hm, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”

Until you meet his conditions, keep his commandments, abide in him, then, faith will come to believe.  That means healing in your life, standing for something that is important.

God’s power is enough to heal, as well as to save anyone and everybody but his promises is to heal those who keep His commandments and walk in the statutes.

God does heal unbelievers because God is using it to bring them to salvation.

Conclusion of Part 1:

Living in sin, disobedience to God’s voice or His word, are hindrances to faith.

Part 1 – Biblical Faith

Part 2 – Biblical Faith

Part 3 – Biblical Faith

 

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How To Remove the Hindrances to the Power of God and Obtain Healing such as Doubt and Unbelief

(Notes from John G. Lakes Ministry)

1. The first major power hindrance to the Power of God in a person’s life is SIN. This shouldn’t even have to be addressed. If you are a Christian you are steadily mortifying the deeds of the flesh. If you are a Christian, you have crucified that flesh and the lust thereof.

a. Rom 8:13 – For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (KJV)

b. Gal 5:24 – And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. (KJV)

c. I John 2:1 – My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: (KJV)

2. The second major power hindrance to the power of God is unbelief.

a. Unbelief can also be classified as sin, but we will look at it separately at this time.

b. Unbelief is nothing more than calling God a liar. Most people see unbelief as not knowing.

c. Unbelief is not not knowing, it is knowing but choosing not to believe.

i. Matt 13:57-58 57. And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. 58. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. (KJV)

ii. Mark 6:3-6 3. Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. 4. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. 5. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. 6. And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching. (KJV)

d. Strongs #570 apaistia (ap-is-tee-ah); From 571; faithlessness, i.e. (negatively) disbelief (lack of Christian faith), of (positively) unfaithfulness (disobedience): KJV unbelief.

i. If you have had teaching concerning the will of God in the area of healing, and you know that it is always God’s will to heal in answer to faith.

ii. If you are not living in sin.

iii. If you are not in unbelief, but are rather in belief, trusting God to honor His Word.

iv. If you are Available to God to be used.

v. If you are Bold to speak up concerning God’s desire to heal.

vi. If you are Compassionate, walking in the love of God for people.

vii. If all these things apply to you, and yet you still do not see God’s power in your life, there can be ONLY one reason.

viii. You are not spending enough time in prayer.

Prayer To Remove Hindrances to the Power of God: The closer you get and the longer you stay there the more saturated you become.

1.  The more power you receive

2. The longer you are out in the cold winter weather, the longer it will take for you to warm back up.

3. The more you stay in the atmosphere of this world, the longer it will take you to warm up to God. This is why we worship and pray to start church services. Since many people seem to live most of their time in the natural / flesh, etc., it sometimes takes a long time to enter the presence of God. Some people attend church and never get into the presence of God, because the only time they pray is in church.

How can you pray without ceasing?

1. Make sure everything you say could be used in prayer.

2. Begin to carry on a conversation with God.

3. Verbally ask God to reveal things to you. Ask God to answer your questions, to bring into manifestation the wisdom of Christ that has been placed in your spirit.

4. Begin to ask God to reveal things to you in the Bible.

5. Ask God to manifest the gifts of the Spirit in your life so that you can help others. The fastest way to receive from God is to share with others what God shares with you. (Make sure you give Him the credit for sharing it with you.)

6. Live in the presence of God. When you wake up in the morning say Good Morning Father, Son and Holy Ghost. When you lay down to go to sleep at night, say, Good Night, Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

7. Before you go to sleep, always ask God to talk to you in your sleep, and tell you the things that He couldn’t get across to you while you were awake. When I began to do this, instantly God began doing mighty things in my sleep. My dreams are spiritual, I receive revelations and I never have nightmares or bad nights sleep (or a bad next day for that matter). My life is daily becoming more and more full of God.

8. Pray in tongues. Pray strong and loud.

9. Remember, you are not ready for the battleground until you have been on the Holy Ground.

10. Pray everywhere, all the time. You cannot pray too much. Prayer is like scaring the crows away from your cornfield.

It will keep Satan’s doubts and temptation away. Then when you see someone needing a touch from God, you will be in the right frame of mind to give them that touch, because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. Remember, some people will never get any closer to God than when they have crossed your path.

Information above is from a free ebook called “Divine Healing” – pdf

by Traci Morin, Touch of God Ministry of Healing and Deliverance Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Touch of God Ministries does mission work in other countries especially ministering to survivors of Human Trafficking globally as well as in the United States.  Please help support me in this endeavor by giving generously through donations.

Spiritual Warfare Prayer: Setting Captives Free from Disease

If you are not saved or confused about God’s love for you, check out the Sal­va­tion / Father’s Love Videos

Free Christ­ian eBooks Download

Thank you for contacting Touch of God Healing Deliverance Ministries DFW

Healing Articles

Broken Heart Sickness Disease Connection

Are We Chastened by Sickness

Hindrances to the Power of God for healing

Jesus Came to Destroy the Wroks of the Devil

The Misconception May Not Be God’s Will to Heal

Our Faith Activates Healing

Sickness for the Glory of God?

The Sin and Sickness Connection

We Are All Called To Heal

Where Does Disease Come From Satan or God?

Why Some People are Not Healed in Healing Lines

Why Do Some People Loose Their Healing

Is Healing For Today!

 

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God is Our Righteous Judge Over All The Earth

Disease does not come from God or Jesus but from Satan

God, being the Law-giver, the Righteous Judge, and the originator of the Law of Sowing and Reaping, takes the responsibility for the affliction of those who are in sin. In this sense does God send affliction, sickness and disease, etc.?  No, sin, disease, sickness, death comes from God but is a curse.  Satan became a curse and puts a curse on us and Satan is the executor of the Law.  When we sin gives Satan the legal right to inflict sickness and disease.

Flesh dies and spirit lives.  We have a choice to choose walking and living in the flesh or in the spirit.

God promises to heal every sickness and disease, and promises that no diseases shall be upon us, then we should live in divine health.  Why because God is our righteous judge.

Sin and Sickness are two fruits from the same tree

Psalms 103:2-6 – 2. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4. Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; 5. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagles. 6. The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. (KJV)

When we sin habitually and continually, Satan is the accuser and goes to the throne of God to get permission to inflict us because Satan is the executor of the Law of God.

James 5:13-20 – 13. Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray. Is any merry? Let him sing psalms. 14. Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.

Jesus Treated Sin And Sickness The Same. He Removed Them

Sin – Luke 7:48-50  48. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. 49. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? 50. And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. (KJV)

What Jesus did: Isa. 53:5 – But He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.

1 Peter 2:24 – Who his own self bare our sins in his body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye are healed. (KJV)

The words used for healed each time was a word that was only used for physical healing. This was by no mere chance.

Healing is again connected to the Atonement in Scriptures concerning the Lord’s Supper or Communion in 1 Cor. 11:23-31.

God sent Jesus to bring Restoration and Healing so God is Our Righteous Judge.

If Jesus is the full expression of God, then why did Jesus Never put sickness on even one person? Why did he always remove sickness and disease, rather than put it upon anyone? Jesus had healing services everyday, NOT ONCE did He EVER tell anyone to keep their sickness or disease. Any time He mentioned the cause of sickness or disease, He always attributed it to Satan.

Healing is Always God’s Will

It is part of the atonement in the old testament as well as in the new testament.

What Keeps Us From Getting Healed?

The reason anyone is not saved or healed is answered above, they would not do what it takes to find out what to do to be saved or healed, or if they did find out, they would not live by it. It does take faith and the stealer of faith is doubt and unbelief which comes from the Devil.

Three Steps to Action:
A. Revelation- Enlightenment concerning God’s Will (Oh, thats what God wants me to do, to be, etc.)
B. Conviction- determining where you are in fulfilling God’s Will (Oh, I’m not anywhere near that.)
C. Action- completing the fulfillment of God’s Will (I must do)

Scriptural Reasons God Heals

Psalm 9 1:14-16 – 14. Because he hath set his love upon me therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 15. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour ham 16. With long life will I satisfy him and shew him my salvation. (KJV)

In Deuteronomy 28 we are told what will happen if we obey God and what will happen if we disobey God. Healing of every sickness and disease is under the blessings listed if we obey God and those same sicknesses and diseases are listed as the curse that shall come upon us if we do not obey God. If you have sinned and became sick or diseased, it is an easy thing to repent, receive forgiveness and be healed.

Conclusion:

The very word used in the Bible for salvation means health, healing, deliverance, prosperity, peace, and wholeness. Salvation is the all-inclusive word in the Bible which clearly defines Gods attitude and will for us.

 

by Traci Morin, Touch of God Ministry of Healing and Deliverance Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Touch of God International Ministries does mission work in other countries especially ministering to survivors of Human Trafficking globally as well as in the United States. Please help support me in this endeavor by giving generously through donations.

Spiritual Warfare Prayer: Setting Captives Free from Disease

If you are not saved or con­fused about God’s love for you, check out the Sal­va­tion / Father’s Love Videos

Free Christ­ian eBooks Download

Thank you for contacting Touch of God Healing and Deliverance Ministries DFW

Healing Articles

Broken Heart Sickness Disease Connection

Are We Chastened by Sickness

Hindrances to the Power of God for healing

Jesus Came to Destroy the Wroks of the Devil

The Misconception May Not Be God’s Will to Heal

Our Faith Activates Healing

Sickness for the Glory of God?

The Sin and Sickness Connection

We Are All Called To Heal

Where Does Disease Come From Satan or God?

Why Some People are Not Healed in Healing Lines

Why Do Some People Loose Their Healing

Is Healing For Today!

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A Spirit of Guilt Leads to Addiction

Overcoming Guilt

Did you know if you’ve been programmed with guilt to believe a lie you are responsible for other people’s happiness which can bring stress leading to addictions to sweets and other types of addictions to deal with the stress which is a false pathway to peace and not God’s way to deal with peace?

A spirit of guilt is a demonic spirit that does not come from God.  It is a tormenting spirit and it is a spirit that makes you feel unclean.  Guilt is one of the most destructive force tot he soul, whether it be guilt toward the Lord or toward other persons.  It carries a feeling “I have failed God,”.  Many times guilt feels like a conviction but guilt never comes from God.  Guilt also connects with a spirit of shame.

Living with extreme spirit of guilt can break down the immune system producing disease in your body.  Or, it can take you to addictions to food as comfort to deal with a spirit of guilt.  Overcome guilt through Jesus Christ when you understand a Guilt is a Spirit and you have the power to cast it down.  2 Corin. 10:4-5.

Not only does guilt lead to addiction but the spiritual root issues is a need for love.  Many times children grow up in homes that are conditional and full of guilt.  The child grows up with a lot of self condemnation and drivenness to perfection to find love and acceptance.

by Traci Morin, Touch of God Ministry of Healing and Deliverance Servant and Ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Touch of God International Ministries does mission work in other countries especially ministering to survivors of Human Trafficking globally as well as in the United States. Please help support me in this endeavor by giving generously through donations.

Spiritual Warfare Prayer: Setting Captives Free from Disease – A Spirit of Guilt

If you are not saved or con­fused about God’s love for you, check out the Sal­va­tion / Father’s Love Videos

Free Christ­ian eBooks Download

Thank you for contacting Touch of God Healing and Deliverance Ministries DFW

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Why Did Job SufferWhy Did Job Suffer

Proverbs 26:2 “… A Curse Causeless Cannot Come…”

Job was said to be “perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.” (Job 1:1) “Perfect” doesn’t mean he never sinned, but it means one who holds nothing back from God.

He was totally sincere and dedicated to God. “Upright” refers to his character. He lived in such an honest way that everyone who knew him respected him.

Why Did Job Suffer?  Satan’s Legal Right Inflict Job

As you can see from the scripture above (Proverbs 26:2) – that means a curse cannot come on you unless you have an open door – sin and Job’s sin was a spirit of fear.  What was Job’s open door for the enemy to have legal right?

Why Did Job Suffer? A Curse Causeless Cannot Come

Heb causeless curse (KJV similar) describes an undeserved curse (cf. NIV, NRSV). The Hebrew word translated causeless means (khanan); it means without cause; gratuitous.  Read Deut. 28 Blessings and Curses.

His children (all 10) did not serve the Lord.  Did he have a spirit of fear of man and did not discipline them? He had fear for his children.  Fear is the opposite of faith and his fear was a form of worry which is not from God.

What Job Feared Came Upon Him

Let us note the words of Job: “For the thing which I fear cometh upon me, and that which I am afraid of cometh unto me” (3:25). What this verse reveals to us is of tremendous significance. Before these terrible things happened to him, Job already had had fear for his  children.  They were not righteous like him but were sinners.  Instead of Trusting the Lord for his Children, he sacrificed for their sins.

Job 1:1-2 The Lord said to Satan, behold, all that he (Job) has is in your power only upon himself (body) put not forth your hand. This prohibition by God was later lifted and Satan allowed to attack Job physically for several months.

Job Fearful Over Children’s Sin

Why did Job Suffer?  Because Job was fearful lest his children would die; he was afraid that he might lose all his property. Satan’s first job is to plant this fear in man in a form of worry. If the fear is accepted, things will soon happen; if it is rejected, nothing will come of it. Listen to what Job says here “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me.” Job 3:25 (NKJV).  Fear is the opposite of faith.  Fear comes from another kingdom.

Satan has to get ones consent before he can curse. If this consent is withheld, he cannot work, for man has free will. Without man’s consent, Satan can neither tempt him to sin nor attack him at will. So, in the case of Job, Satan first implanted a little thought of fear in Job. Having once accepted the thought, it made Job tremble.

To think that God would allow Satan to attack us without a cause is absurbed.  What kind of God would do this?  We don’t see anywhere else in scripture of God’s attack except when there is sin of some type – unfaithfulness, doubt, unbelief, etc.

Objective – Why Did Job Suffer and was Tested:

God did not afflict Job, Satan did.  God gave Satan permission. Answer: Isn’t it comforting to know Satan can do nothing without God’s knowledge and permission!   If Satan is attacking us, God allowed it because of open door. Job’s open door which is fear.

The sufferings of Christ point to the same problem: Why? We can dimly perceive how he was “made perfect through suffering,” and how his perfect submission to that suffering laid the eternal foundation for the world’s redemption from all suffering. 

All Man Sanctification Process – Dying to Self

Sanctification is a process of trials to get what is not of God out of us or to purify us.  Is there any man on earth or ever on earth who was perfect and without sin?  No not at all.  Suffering is a part of testing but really it is a sanctification process. Job’s testing to see if he would turn against God.  He even had three (3) best friends who accused him. 

Paul writes, “…There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is not one who does good, not even one” (Romans 3:10-12). The Bible says Job was the best man in all the East. That doesn’t mean that he was righteous and good in God’s sight. He was simply the best man from a human perspective, but even the best man is a sinner in God’s sight, and that includes Job. A sinner has no right-standing or rights with God.

Go to Part 2 – Why Job Was Tested – Trials and Tribulations / Sanctification

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